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Towns will start casting ballots Thursday

By Steve Herring
Published in News on October 12, 2009 1:54 PM

One-stop early voting for the Nov. 3 municipal elections will get under way Thursday and will continue through Oct. 31 at the Wayne County Board of Elections office, 209 S. William St.

The hours will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 19-23 and 26-30 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 31.

The polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.

There have been several changes in polling locations for the Nov. 3 election. The Precinct 5 site has been moved from Belfast Holiness Church, 3093 U.S. 117 North to the Woodmen of the World building, 3733 U.S. 117.

The Precinct 6 site has moved from the Saulston Fire Station, 511 Saulston Road, to Saulston United Methodist Church, 4620 Wayne Memorial Drive.

In Mount Olive, Precinct 25 is being transferred temporarily from the Civic Center, 108 W. Main St., to the fire station, 401 Northwest Center St. Precinct 30 has moved from the old Carver High School on South Breazeale Avenue to the First United Methodist Church, 120 E. James St.

Precinct 22 is being transferred temporarily to Precinct 12. Only voters eligible to vote in the Eastern Wayne Sanitary District will vote there. The polling place is moving from Faith Alliance Church, 3203 Cashwell Drive to Oak Forest Church of Christ, 401 N. Oak Forest Road, Goldsboro

Following are the list of candidates in the election. An "i" next to the name denotes an incumbent.


No one filed for the mayoral seat now held by Steven Howell or for the two board seats. Billy Martin holds one of those seats. The other was left vacant by the death of Wayne Taylor.

The election will be decided by write-ins.

If there are none, the town board could make appointments.

Mount Olive:

Mayor: Ray McDonald Sr. (i); James Mayo.

Commissioners: Ray Thompson (i), at-large, Kenny Talton (i), District 1; Hosea Manley (i), District 2; George Fulghum, District 3; Gene Lee (i), District 4.


Mayor: Herbert Sieger (i); Johnny Weaver

Commissioner (two seats): Lyman Galloway (i), Ward Kellum, Edith McClenny (i), Charles Lee McGrady, Regina Wassenhove.

Seven Springs:

Mayor: Stephen Potter (i).

Commissioners (two seats): Lisa Cash (i). Commissioner Rodoph Adams died after filing for re-election. No one filed when the filing period was reopened. The seat could be decided by write-in or by board appointment.

Walnut Creek:

Council member: (two seats): Darrell Horne (i), Russell Prys.

Belfast-Patetown Sanitary District (five seats): Joe Brown (i), Benjamin Casey Jr. (i), Landis Davis (i), Fred Newcomb (i), Charles Ray Sullivan (i).

Eastern Wayne Sanitary District Board (five seats): Daryl Anderson (i), Walter Bean (i), Brandon Gray, Kivett Ivey (i), Billie Lee (i), Carl Mozingo (i).

Fork Township Sanitary District (three seats): Henry Braswell (i), Gary Holland, Donald Neal (i), George Taylor (i), Wayne Westbrook.

Southeastern Wayne Sanitary District (five seats): Sam Casey (i), Charlie Holloway (i), Bobby Outlaw (i), Edith Smith (i), James Taylor (i), Sally Rawls Bowles (i), Dale Gainey (i).

Pikeville voters also have three referendums, all dealing with alcoholic beverages, to vote on.

They are to permit:

*on-premises sale of malt beverages by Class A hotels, motels, and restaurants only; and to permit off-premises sales by other permit tees

*off-premises sale only of malt beverages

*on-premises and off-premises sale of unfortified wine.