Ex-Duck Manager Layton hired in Plymouth

By on January 25, 2021

Chris Layton (File photo)

Chris Layton, the former town manager of Duck who resigned last July after being charged with assault on his assistant, is the new town manager in Plymouth, according to a story in the Coastal Review Online (CRO).

On Jan. 6, the Duck Town Council officially appointed Drew Havens to replace Layton. Layton currently has an April 8 court date in connection with the assault charges.

The CRO story reports that the Plymouth Town Council by, unanimous vote on Jan. 11, appointed Layton to fill the role that had been held by held by interim Town Manager Arlene Willis. The CRO story also chronicles the turnover and controversy surrounding Plymouth Town politics. (Read story by Coastal Review Online: Former Duck Manager Takes Plymouth Post)





  • RAJ

    Has cancel culture come to The Outer Banks Voice? Is Plymouth now part of OBX?

    Monday, Jan 25 @ 8:35 am
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    Mr. Layton is entitled to work anywhere that wants him and Plymouth is entitled to hire him. We also think it is newsworthy when someone who resigned as a town manager in an Outer Banks community as a result of a criminal charge that is still pending is hired by a nearby municipality.

    Monday, Jan 25 @ 12:20 pm
  • Travis

    You need to look up cancel culture, RAJ. This is just a news story. If the Voice had promoted an opinion that Layton should not be hired by anyone, that would might qualify as cancel culture.

    Monday, Jan 25 @ 1:38 pm
  • sandflea

    Duck to Plymouth. There’s a culture shock.

    Monday, Jan 25 @ 4:23 pm
  • hightider

    Plymouth is a great place to visit – very briefly. He will probably opt to live in Edenton or one of the private golf communities in Merry Hill. If he hits an assistant in Plymouth, he probably won’t make it out of the building…just sayin’.

    Monday, Jan 25 @ 5:16 pm
  • lippy

    I say good riddance to him.

    Tuesday, Jan 26 @ 8:56 am
  • Curious

    Speaking of former local officials, whatever happened to the bribery case involving former Manteo town officials? How about a follow up story?

    Tuesday, Jan 26 @ 9:05 pm