Jones new Princeville Mayor, Page wins in Tarboro – Complete Edgecombe, Nash, Wilson Election Results

election-2013-buttonPrinceville’s Bobbie D. Jones and Tarboro’s Rick Page are the new Mayors of their respective communities, winning Tuesday’s elections against multiple opponents.

Jones received about 67% of the total votes in Princeville against a field that included incumbent Mayor Priscilla Everette-Oates (16%) and Milton R. Bullock (13%).

JoeRoam Myrick was elected to Princeville Commission for Ward 3, while Pamela L. Ransome leads with 48% for the Ward 4 seat against Calvin Sherrod (37%) and Tyrone Hopkins (15%).

In Tarboro, Page received 51% of the votes cast for Mayor in a race that included fellow challengers John Wooten (27%) and Donnie Hale (22%).

Tarboro’s Ward 1 Council Seat featured a 3-way race with Othar Woodward (40%) leading Gerrelene Walker (33%) and Carl Benson (27%). Steve Burnette won the Ward 3 seat, while John L. Jenkins was elected in Ward 5. Taro Knight, Ward 7 Councilmember, ran unopposed.

Tarboro and Princeville were the closest-followed of Tuesday’s local races in Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson Counties. More than a dozen municipalities held Mayor, Commissioner and Council elections, with turnout generally light in all locations.

Here is a complete rundown of results for municipal elections in Edgecombe, Nash and Wilson County. Percentages are not shown for uncontested races.

Edgecombe County

Conetoe – Mayor
Linda Ingram

Conetoe – Commissioner (4 Seats)
Milton Goff, Jr. – 25.5%
Johnny Respass – 21.9%
Wilson Jones – 20.9%
Jesse Petteway – 16.2%
Leon E. Wynn – 15.5%

Macclesfield – Mayor
Mike Keel

Macclesfield – Commissioner (2 Seats)
Kathryn Cobb Ford – 45.4%
Dannis L. Sanderson – 29.2%
Write-Ins – 25.4%

Pinetops – Commissioner (2 Seats)
Joyce E. Tolson
Suzanne Coker Craig

Princeville – Mayor
Bobbie D. Jones – 67%
Prisciilla Everette-Oates – 16%
Milton R. Bullock – 13%

Princeville – Commissioner, Ward 3
JoeRoam Myrick – 82%
Isabelle Purvis-Andrews – 18%

Princeville – Commissioner, Ward 4
Pamela L. Ransome – 48%
Calvin Sherrod – 37%
Tyrone D. Hopkins – 15%

Tarboro – Mayor
Rick Page – 51%
John Wooten – 27%
Donnie Hale – 22%

Tarboro – Town Council, Ward 1
Othar Woodard – 39.6%
Gerrelene M. Walker – 33.2%
Carl Benson – 27.1%

Tarboro – Town Council, Ward 3
Steve Burnette – 68%
Leshaun Jenkins – 27%
Stephen Ribustello – 5%

Tarboro – Town Council, Ward 5
John L. Jenkins, II – 59%
Candie Bailey Owens – 41%

Tarboro – Town Council, Ward 7
Taro Knight

Nash County

Bailey – Mayor
Timothy Johnson

Bailey – Commissioner (2 Seats)
Shelley Carroll – 50%
Phillip (Rocky) Winstead – 31%
Allen Daniels – 19%
(Harold Flora won for a third seat, unexpired term ending 2015)

Castalia – Mayor
Ellene Leonard

Castalia – Commissioner (2 Seats)
Brian Hinkle – 33.7%
Write Ins – 31.3% (TBD)
Debbie Moore Rodriguez – 21.7%
Debra Sjoberg – 13.3%

Middlesex – Mayor
Luther (LuHarvey) Lewis, Jr. – 44.7%
Dale Bachmann – 28.4%
Vennie Brock – 26.3%

Middlesex – Commissioner (2 Seats)
Ann Mitchell Lewis – 31.7%
Harold Meacombs – 26.4%
Robert Johnson – 21.1%
Brandie Holt – 14.9%
Stacey E. Meek – 5.9%

Momeyer – Commissioner (2 Seats)
Martha Lucas
Ronald Pace

Nashville – Town Council (2 Seats)
Larry Taylor – 41.8%
Patricia Rogers – 31.2%
Jerry Harris – 26.8%

Red Oak – Mayor
Alfred Wester

Red Oak – Commissioner (2 Seats)
Levell Langley
Barbara High Tyre

Spring Hope – Mayor
James F. (Buddy) Gawltney III

Spring Hope – Commissioner (3 Seats)
Drew Griffin – 31.4%
Daryl Emig – 29.2%
Ted Lee Bissett II – 20.3%
David Rose – 18.9%

Whittakers – Commissioner (3 Seats):

Doris E. Lindsey – 21.8%
Fran Lynch – 19.9%
Al Wright – 17.3%
Jessica Vinson – 16.8%
Nancy Jones Taylor – 13.7%
Betty H. Bullock – 10.2%

Wilson County

City of Wilson – Council, District 3
William Thomas (Tom) Fyle – 80%
Ricardo Dew – 20%

City of Wilson – Council, District 5
Donald I. Evans

City of Wilson – Council, District 6
Logan T. Liles

City of Wilson – Council, District 7
Derrick D. Creech – 77%
William (Bill) Darden – 19%
Write-Ins – 2%
Reginald E. Pope – 2%

Black Creek – Mayor
Ralph M. Smith, Jr.

Black Creek – Commissioner (5 Seats)
Roland W. Lucas – 21.8%
Ellen E. Dawson – 20.0%
Elton R. Franks, Jr. – 20.0%
Lisa Godwin Skinner – 18.2%
Write-Ins – 11.8%
Damian Seltzer – 7.7%

Elm City – Mayor
Grady N. Smith

Elm City – Commissioner (5 Seats)
Dave Childress
Melvin Cooke
Lewis Crockett, Jr.
Marsha Wells
Gil Wheeler

Lucama – Commissioner (3 Seats)
David A. Johnson – 32.1%
Jed Simpson – 29.4%
Tim C. Wiggs – 28.4%
Thaddeus Washington – 9.2%

Saratoga – Mayor
Charles (Tommy) Hawkins

Saratoga – Commissioners (3 Seats)
Ronald McCormick
Anthony Newcomb
Elaine Saunders

Sims – Mayor
Dana K. Hewett

Sims – Commissioner (5 Seats)
Robert (Bobby) Ruffin – 21.5%
Eddie Ray Watts – 17.5%
Rhonda Ruffin Payne – 17.5%
Courtney Waren – 13.4%
Michael Hall – 12.8%
Louis Sparks, Jr. – 9.4%
Danny Howell – 8.1%

Stantonsburg – Council (3 Seats)
Donnie Bass
Jackie Grice
Robert Watson

Independence Festivities kick-off tonight in Rocky Mount, continue tomorrow across Twin Counties

The 41st Annual Independence Celebration will kick-off local holiday festivities tonight with gates opening at 6pm at Rocky Mount Athletic Stadium on Independence Drive, across the street from the Rocky Mount sports Complex.

The annual festival, sponsored by PNC Bank, will feature family activities, food, music by The Voltage Brothers, and an amazing fireworks display.

Opening ceremonies commence at 7pm, with music starting 7:15pm and fireworks set to start at 9:15pm.

Tomorrow, July 4th will be celebrated in style with events in three Twin Counties localities.

Castalia’s annual all-day celebration will start with a car show at 9am, followed by a parade at 12 noon, live entertainment throughout the day, and fireworks at 9pm.

Macclesfield will host an evening celebration starting 6pm tomorrow, with fireworks around 9pm and music continuing until around 11pm.

Another fireworks display will also be held at Tarboro High School tomorrow night from 9pm to 9:30pm.

In Wilson, WHIG-TV will be on hand with the Tobs in action against the Edenton Steamers, starting 7pm Wednesday at Fleming Stadium. Fireworks will be held immediately following the game.

Fireworks are scheduled for Wednesday evening in the vicinity of the Gateway Convention Center in Rocky Mount.

WHIG-TV will be on the scene at tonight’s fireworks in Rocky Mount, as well as tomorrow for the parade in Castalia. Look out for rebroadcast of these events later this week.

May 8th Election Results

Tonight’s primary and general elections saw many surprises, as well as the unseating of an incumbent official in Nash County.

Links to the unofficial results are available at the bottom of the page. Here is a rundown of the races of local interest:

Races not mentioned below did not have more than 1 candidate running

Rocky Mount City Council, Ward 1

Incumbent Andre Knight defeated former Rocky Mount Police Chief John Manley by a 2-1 margin.

Nash County Commission, District 4

Bert Daniel nearly had a 2-1 margin in the Democratic Primary; while challenger Lisa Barnes defeated incumbent Danny Tyson in the Republican Primary, 61-39.

City of Wilson

Mayor Bruce Rose garnered 64% of the vote in a five-man race, while District 2 Councilman A.P. Coleman defeated his opponent by a 2-1 margin.

Town of Tarboro

Al Hull and Carol Ruffin won Council seats in Districts 2 and 4, respectively. In District 6, there will likely be a runoff between Deborah Jordan and Alberta Pettaway.

Edgecombe County Schools

Olga Dickens defeated Quincy Robinson in District 2 (58-42), and Janice Davidson defeated Albert Proctor in District 6 (65-35).

North Carolina Governor

Pat McCrory easily won with nearly 84% of the vote in the Republican Primary. He will face Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, who won the Democratic Primary with 46%, defeating former Congressman Bob Etheridge among others.

Amendment One

Local support for the amendment (70-30) was stronger than statewide support, which still ensured a 20% margin of victory. Support for the amendment came out ahead in 92 of 100 counties.

Nash Community College Bond Referrendum

Nash County voters overwhelmingly supported the $9.5 million bond package by a 3-1 margin.

North Carolina Lieutenant Governor

Linda Coleman won in the Democratic Primary. She will face the winner of a runoff on the Republican side between Dan Forest and Tony Gurley.

US House of Representatives, 13th District

Former US Attorney George Holding defeated Wake County politician Paul Coble. Holding will face Democratic Primary winner Charles Malone.

NC House, District 7

Incumbent Angela Bryant defeated challenger William Hancock.

NC House, District 23

Incumbent Joe Tolson defeated Rocky Mount attorney William Solomon in the district serving Edgecombe and Martin Counties.

NC Senate, District 3

Incumbent Clark Jenkins defeated challenger Florence Armstrong.

NC Senate, District 11

Incumbent Buck Newton defeated challenger Dennis Nielsen.


The North Carolina State Board of Elections provides online updates on all local, state and federal races across the Tar Heel State.

Click here for the Statewide Election Results Page

Click here for voting results from Nash County

Click here for voting results from Edgecombe County

Click here for voting results from Wilson County

Don’t forget to tune-in to “Tri-County Spin” Wednesday night for more analysis and commentary of election results.