The town of Kenly is facing a bit of a delima. All the officers who were working at the Kenly Police Department resigned and put in their two weeks notice Wednesday afternoon. Kenly is a town in Johnson County North Carolina southeast of Raleigh. According to a Facebook post from one of the officers who resigned said it was due to a new town manager.
ABC 11 reports that Josh Gibson (the former chief), the five officers on staff, the town clerk, and the utilities clerk have all resigned. They were understaffed as it was which was leading to immense amounts of stress. No word on how Kenly will handle operations now that the police department resigned. This comes as departments around the state and country are already understaffed and having trouble recruiting.
Two North Carolina Airports In The 10 Worst For Canceled Flights
It seems like everyone you know who is flying these days has horror stories. Airports like every other industry are struggling to find workers. This translates into delayed or canceled flights, lost luggage, and long lines. CNN recently conducted an analysis with Flight Aware of which airports have the highest percentage of canceled flights this summer. And the two largest North Carolina airports made the list. With Charlotte Douglas being one of the busiest in the country it’s no surprise it made the list. The winner however was Newark with 7.9% of flights being canceled.
They also listed the airports with the highest percentage of delayed flights. And NC is represented on this one as well. Leading the pack was Chicago with over 1/3 of their flights being delayed. Now that’s rough. I recently flew from Charlotte to Nashville and was fine getting there. I did have a few-hour delay on the way back, however. But listening to stories from other people I know who have traveled lately, I got off pretty easy.
While staffing issues play a major role in this you can’t discount weather, especially in the summer. The data in both of these lists is based on flights from the period of May 28 through July 13. Keep reading to see the where the North Carolina airports ranked as far as canceled and delayed flights this summer. Read the full CNN article here.