The Town of Newport is currently accepting applications for a full-time Town Clerk / Tax Collector who provides a direct link between the citizens and their municipal government. This position also performs administrative duties in the collection of taxes for the Town.

Work in this critical position would involve a variety of para-professional tasks in support of the record-keeping and public access of the Town to include administering the tax collection program; developing and implementing programs to collect delinquent taxes; coordinating tax billings with the county and handling more complex inquiries regarding taxes. Work requires considerable knowledge of state laws regarding ad valorem tax collections in North Carolina. Town Clerk duties require considerable knowledge of the Town Charter, governing ordinances, structure and organization of the Town; considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public administration, municipal government, personnel management and supervision; good knowledge of English, composition, and report writing; good knowledge of office management methods, procedures, and computerized equipment and programs pertinent to the Town Clerk's position; ability to interpret North Carolina General Statutes as they relate to the Town Clerk's functions; ability to effectively maintain public records and documents; ability to prioritize tasks to ensure that deadlines are met; ability to supervise the work of others through planning, organizing, instructing, motivating, and objectively evaluating performance; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse audiences; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with town officials, employees, and the general public.

A full position description further defining this opportunity can be viewed hereThe selection and appointment of this position is by the direct authority of the Town Council. 

For consideration, interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume electronically to the Town c/o Chris Turner, Interim Town Manager, Newport, NC.


The position is open until filled with a salary range of $45,977 – $63,688 for qualified candidates. The Town of Newport is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Notice is hereby given of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s consideration to provide funding in the form of a Hazard Mitigation Grant.  For details of the program, please see the NOTICE


Fall Events with the Town of Newport

October 19th from 10am to 12pm Crafty Canvases Fall Event.

  • Cost is $5 a person, all supplies are provided. Must RSVP by October 11th.

Due to hurricane Dorian the Newport Community 5K Run has been rescheduled for Saturday November 23rd beginning at 9am.

  • Registration begins at 8am. The  registration tent will be on Verdun St, behind Town Hall. To register online go to
  • The theme is Turkey Trot. Dress for the part and shake your tail feathers.
  • Come learn something about “Trotting Jim” inside our tent. Encourage your children to pen Christmas cards for the troops.

See the ‘Newport Events’ page above or contact for more information.

It is not too early to start thinking about the Christmas Parade!  This year’s theme is “Christmas, Past and Present”.  Entry deadline is November 22nd - the parade will be held on December 1st at 3:00 PM.  Entry applications are available HERE.  

The 2018 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) for the Town of Newport’s Community Water System is available for veiwing here.

View the Town of Newport 2018-19 Annual Wastewater System Performance Report HERE