Pilot Light: Second GOP Challenger Files Against Coble
A third Republican has filed for the 6th District seat in the U.S. Congress, presently held by Howard Coble, of Greensboro.
William A. "Billy" Yow, of Greensboro, filed Thursday. He joins Coble and another challenger, Dr. James Taylor, of Pinehurst, in seeking the 6th District nomination in the May 4 Republican primary election.
No Democrats or Libertarians have yet ventured into the 6th District arena.
Over in neighboring 8th District, first-term incumbent Democrat Larry Kissell has opposition from both parties. Democrat Nancy Shakir, of Fayetteville, has filed to oppose Kissell, who lives in Biscoe.
Four Republicans have filed for the 8th District nomination: Hal Jordan, of Charlotte; Tim D'Annunzio, of Raeford; Darrell Day, of Hamlet; and Lou Huddleston, of Fayetteville.
Kissell, who is a schoolteacher, unseated veteran Republican Robin Hayes for the 8th District seat in 2008.
SENATE - Competition for U.S. Sen. Richard Burr's seat is keen in all three parties, but the Republican incumbent has not yet filed.
Two Republicans who have filed are Brad Jones, of Lake Toxaway, and Eddie Burks, of Asheboro.
Democrats Marcus W. Williams, of Lumberton; Ken Lewis, of Chapel Hill; and Cal Cunningham, of Lexington, have filed. Secretary of State Elaine Marshall is an announced Democratic candidate and is campaigning but has not made it to the State Board of Elections office in Raleigh to pay the filing fee.
Libertarian Michael Beitler, of Oak Ridge, is the other candidate for Senate.
Here in Moore County, the candidate slate has not changed since the initial flurry of interest in the first days after the filing period opened Feb. 8. The filing period will end Friday, Feb. 26.
BOLES - State Rep. Jamie Boles has been appointed to the Commerce, Small Business and Entrepreneurship committees as his standing committee assignments in the 2009-2010 session of the House of Representatives.
Boles has also been named to the Joint Legislative Corrections, Crime Control and Juvenile Justice Oversight Committee.
The Moore County Republican serves a district covering most of Moore County.
ATM - The ATM on the Carriage Oaks property in Carthage will remain in place for another three years.
At a Monday meeting, the Moore County Board of Commissioners approved a new contract at the present rate of $200 a month. The lease agreement is with the State Employees Credit Union.
The ATM is on county-owned property that is the site for the Department of Social Services.
DSS BUDGET - The Moore County Board of Social Services will discuss budget matters at the regular meeting Thursday at 1 p.m. in the Carriage Oaks Facility board room.
Board Chairperson Cindy Morgan will preside.
Contact Florence Gilkeson at (910) 693-2479 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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