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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Winders wins fifth term as sheriff

Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders won a fifth term in office Tuesday, defeating challenger Glenn Barnes with 64 percent of the votes cast in his favor. Winders attributes his success to those close to him. "I had enormous support...

Flowers, Pridgen claim victories

Former county commissioner Arnold Flowers defeated veteran school board member George Moye to represent District 5, while incumbent Rick Pridgen held onto his seat in District 6. Moye, who will celebrate 22 years on the board in December, garnered 1,900...

Power shift

Ann Sullivan leads Republican supporters in a cheer Tuesday night at Wayne County GOP headquarters on Center Street as another Republican victory is announced. It was a big night for the Republicans, as they won several local races and took...

Children's lesson: Share letters with heroes

When Tara King's husband began a six-month tour in Afghanistan earlier this fall, she got to thinking. Perhaps, the Spring Creek Elementary School art teacher thought, there was a way to use the experience of being a military spouse...

Rouzer easily keeps his N.C. Senate seat

David Rouzer, R-Johnston, will return to the state Senate for a second term after beating Democratic challenger, Clayton Mayor Jody McLeod. For Rouzer, with the Republicans picking up a majority of the state Senate for the first time in...

LaRoque unseats incumbent Braxton

Republican Stephen LaRoque defeated incumbent Democrat Van Braxton handily Tuesday night, taking back the state House seat he lost to Braxton four years ago. LaRoque, a Kinston businessman, defeated Braxton in all three counties in the 10th House District,...

Chamber's director will leave post at end of year

Wayne County Chamber of Commerce president and executive director Steve Hicks, 67, announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the year. Hicks, who guided the chamber through a restructuring in response to declining membership, said the decision...

Duplin candidates ride Republican wave

Republicans will represent Duplin County in the North Carolina General Assembly after winning district seats previously held by Democrats. Republican Brent Jackson carried the state Senate District 10 vote, winning the seat with 52.58 percent of votes over District Attorney...

Wayne-Duplin BPW to name Woman of the Year

MOUNT OLIVE -- Wayne-Duplin Business and Professional Women's Club will honor a local "Career Woman of the Year" at the regular November BPW dinner meeting which will be held Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at the Pizza Village on North...

Pate claims Davis' seat

Former state Rep. Louis Pate will be returning to Raleigh in January after besting state Sen. Don Davis in a repeat of their 2008 showdown. Pate, a Republican who served four terms in the state House before losing to...

Republicans: For some, it was a chance to 'change'

Her 6-year-old grandson, Jaden, resting on her shoulder, Donna Woodard made her way through the Wayne County Public Library parking lot Tuesday evening shortly after casting her ballot. "In 2008, I voted for me -- to see a black president...

Bell headed back to his seat in N.C. House

Democrat state Rep. Larry Bell of Clinton bucked the Republican tide Tuesday, handily winning his sixth term serving House District 21 by an unofficial margin of 9,295 to 4,263 over newcomer Deann Poirier of Mount Olive. Bell had commanding leads...

Butterfield wins another term in House

At 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Democratic U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield declared victory in the 1st Congressional District. "I'm feeling good," Butterfield said, about winning his fourth term. "It was a very rigorous campaign. We covered all 23 counties over the...

Democrat faithful: Down, yes, but now attention turns to '12

Local Democratic leaders were not particularly surprised by the results of Tuesday's elections. "It's like a wind blowing. We knew it was coming," said Bronnie Quinn, chairman of the Wayne County Democratic Party. "And there was nothing we could...

Clyde King dies

Clyde King, a gentleman who graciously shared his passion for baseball and life with those young and old, died peacefully Tuesday evening at Wayne Memorial Hospital with his family at his bedside. He was 86. King is survived by...