• 48°

Tryon hires Hembree as permanent town manager

Tryon has officially hired interim town manager Justin Hembree as its permanent manager.

Tryon Town Council held a special meeting yesterday and following a closed session agreed to hire Hembree.

Hembree has been the town&squo;s interim manager since January. He formerly worked as Henderson County&squo;s assistant manager.

Hembree will replace former Tryon Town Manager Dr. Jack Miller, who was hired last June, but stayed only a couple of months. Miller had replaced former town manager Jim Fatland who was with the town about five years until his resignation in December, 2007.