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CAROLINA BEACH, NC – Lucky Narain, currently a Senior Manager for the City of Hayward, CA, has been hired as the new Town Manager in Carolina Beach. Mr. Narain begins his new position in Carolina Beach on Monday, February 25, 2019.  As Carolina Beach’s top administrator, he will assume responsibility for the daily operations of the Town, including approximately 117 employees and a $25 million budget.  He fills the position left vacant by the September 2018 termination of former Town Manager, Michael Cramer.

During the three-month recruitment process, 41 applicants applied for the Town Manager position, and six people were selected as finalists. Four of the six candidates selected were interviewed. The Town Manager Search Committee included all members of the Town Council, the Director of Human Resources, Town Clerk, Town Attorney, and Interim Town Manager.  Town Council unanimously picked Mr. Narain as their first choice.   

In addition to serving in the City of Hayward, Mr. Narain has served in the City of Richmond, California, and in the Judge Advocate General Corps as a Special Advisor in the US Army at Moffett Field, California.  He holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Christopher Newport University, a master’s in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and is a graduate of Fordham Law School.  Mr. Narain holds a license to practice law in both New York and New Jersey. He is a former Peace Corps Volunteer and speaks and writes fluently in Spanish.  Mr. Narain has family in Wilmington and is excited to be a part of the Carolina Beach community.

Narain's salary will be $120,000 a year with health insurance benefits.


CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. (WECT) - Carolina Beach Town Manager Lucky Narain was fired during Tuesday night’s town council meeting.

After council emerged from closed session, a motion was made to terminate Narain’s contract. The motion passed by a 4-1 vote. Mayor Pro Tem Tom Bridges was the one who voted against firing Narain.

Narain is the town’s second town manager to be terminated in about a 10-month span.

Michael Cramer was fired from the post last September.

Narain was hired as the town manager in January and assumed the role on Feb. 25.

According to Mayor Joe Benson, the reason council voted to fire Narain was because he did a poor job on next year’s fiscal budget. The budget was supposed to be presented and adopted Tuesday night.

“We didn’t have a budget. We didn’t know which budget we were looking at, frankly, and it was embarrassing. The principle job of the town manager is to be the budget officer,” Benson said.

“The revenue numbers and the expense numbers were not clear to us because we were looking at different outputs based on cuts made, recommendations and what the departments were proposing to the town manager ... there were some disparities there, so it was difficult for us really to have a sense of, among other things, what can we put back into fund balance, what can we put back into savings,” Benson said.

Benson said the poor presentation in front of citizens at Tuesday night’s meeting was “embarrassing."

“We owe the public a clean picture as to where we intend to put their tax dollars. That was not available last night,” Benson said.

John Piccolo lives in Carolina Beach, and said he’s concerned another town leader is out after just four months.

“I’m assuming they recruit these people, and that just doesn’t look good. It doesn’t fair well. They’re looking like, ‘oh, you went through two already. What’s the problem?’ and I don’t know how to fix it," Piccolo said.

Benson said council is considering hiring outside agencies to help them hire the next town manager. He said for now, he’ll take the blame.

“The presentation that we had the interview process [of Narain], without getting too much into the weeds, was excellent in terms of who we hire. We own it, council, we’re responsible for who we hire, so to the extent that we hired the wrong one, I’ll take the hit on that," he said.

“If it turns out to be, and in my mind it did, the wrong person [hired], than I own it,” Benson said.

Assistant Town Manager Ed Parvin will serve as a interim manager.

Earlier this week, Narian issued a lengthy letter in response to criticisms levied against him by the town’s Police Advisory Committee.

His full letter can be seen here.

Narain responded to his firing in an email to WECT:

Hi, my name is Lucky Narain. Most recently I served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Town of Carolina Beach, North Carolina. As a Town Manager and a public servant, I was dedicated to doing the best I could to benefit the public, manage a staff approximately 120 employees, and oversee a near 25 million dollar budget. Sometimes the vision of those individuals who appoint us into office change. Sometimes political dynamics create riptides. It’s all part of the process and the profession.

There was no failure here. No laws were broken. No deadlines were missed. No policies were violated. The budget was still in process and was on a positive track. Various Council Members told me so and it was clear from the Council meeting a couple of weeks ago that we were extremely close to passing a budget. With the proposed budget no money was allocated to be taken away from the General Fund to pass the budget, as in years prior to my arrival. In fact, the Council was still deciding on very few elements to refine the balanced budget. These elements included, for example, presenting me the exact amounts for employee compensation (COLA/merit percentages) and how much to return into the General Fund.

At issue were political dynamics. Specifically, the dynamics involved in addressing concerns with a police department that has experienced tremendous difficulties in recent years. These were present long before I joined the Town. My short tenure was not enough to make the positive difference I had hoped for. For example, I participated in the comprehensive selection process to fill numerous police officer vacancies. We chose to recruit four superiorly qualified candidates. Unfortunately, from a lesser qualified candidate I experienced harassment, slander, and a negative media campaign that I imagine Town Council was not able to ignore.

Serving on the Town Council is a tremendous responsibility and I have grown fond of the Council. I have come to value and respect their drive, determination, and passion for public service. I applaud them for the work they do and empathize with the pressures they deal with and the riptides they navigate through.

To the extent that I am able to assist the Town of Carolina Beach in the future, I look forward to doing so.

In service,


Lucky Narain

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NameLucky Narain
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InfoLucky graduated from local public schools in Hampton Roads. He attended Tabb High School and also Christopher Newport University where he studied Political Science.

He was trained by the esteemed Dr. Quentin Kidd. During his undergraduate studies, Professor Kidd personally selected Lucky to attend a program dedicated to coaching Virginia's most promising future leaders. The program is now part of the Sorensen Institute For Political Leadership.

In addition to attending public schools in Virginia, Lucky pursued graduate studies in Law at Fordham University Law School and Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

Lucky is an Army Reservist and is committed to ensuring the military is well funded and that our soldiers are well trained and well equipped. Before he was a soldier, Lucky was Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic. There he was assigned to a small town near the border of Haiti to teach English and computer skills. This experience shaped Lucky's perspective on the role of teachers in our society. He feels that they are part of the family - especially since they care for our children during most of the day. Lucky believes that we must include teachers into the conversation when we engage in discussion about family.

His roots are humble. Lucky's father, Perry, is a U.S. Air Force veteran with over 21 years in active duty service. Perry currently works for the Newport News Shipyard. His mother, Ronnie, is a hair-dresser.



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47th President of the United States
In Office:
January 20th, 2025-2029
Vice President:Ashley Reagan
Preceded by:Sarah Palin
Succeeded by:Charles Patrick Edwards
Senator from Virginia
In office:
January 20, 2017 - December 19th, 2024
Preceded by:Mark Warner
Succeeded by:Eric Cantor
Political party:Libertarian
Alma mater:George Washington University
Occupation:Lawyer, Businessman
Religion:Agnostic Theist

Lucky Narain served as the 47th President of the United States from 2025 to 2029. Under his presidency the United States became a nation with greater emphasis on individual freedom, legalizing cannabis, most forms of media that had been censured, and legalizing the free download of music. President Narain often is remembered with two opinions; as an arbiter of greater liberty, and as the man who let the US fall into the worst depression in its history.


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