Department of Transportation chief Tony Tata, said that the search is on for the new Ports Authority Executive. Tata, visited the Port of Wilmington with Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday, said that, after conducting an international search, officials had narrowed the field of candidates considerably and would begin interviews shortly.

When the N.C. Ports Authority, which manages both the Port of Wilmington and the Port of Morehead City, was transferred from the N.C. Department of Commerce to the N.C. Department of Transportation in 2011, the authority’s board of directors saw its powers diminish, including, apparently, the power to hire and fire the ports executive.

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