Monday, 06 August 2007 20:00
Richard Hamilton, the executive director of the North
Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission resigned yesterday after panel members
told him they no longer had confidence in his leadership.
Chief Deputy Director
Fred Harris is to serve as interim executive director. Hamilton’s resignation
was announced at a specially called meeting on Monday. According to Associated
Press reports, Hamilton had no hint of what would transpire at the meeting, but
said, “Nothing really surprises me… and I’m okay.”
Hamilton had served as executive director since
Charles Fullwood’s retirement in September of 2004. Hamilton had worked for the
commission for 37 years.