Johnson to retire as county manager

ASHEBORO – Hal Johnson is retiring at the end of the year as Randolph County manager after nearly five decades in public service.

“It has been my privilege to have worked for Randolph government these past 48 years, and these past nine years to serve as Randolph County manager,” Johnson said in a statement. “We have all seen the many challenges facing our community and it has been my honor to work with so many of you during these historic times.”

Johnson is expecting life changes this autumn.

“Gloria and I are excited about welcoming our first grandchild this November, and we are looking forward to this next chapter in life,” he said.

Johnson’s last day in office will be Dec. 31 followed by his final commissioner’s meeting in that role Jan. 2.

By Randolph Record