A primary and an election held in Tyrrell County

Published 10:40 am Thursday, March 12, 2020

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In Tyrrell County, primary day featured a Democratic primary for Board of Commissioners seats and an election for two seats on the county’s school board.

Three seats are open on the county’s Board of Commissioners.

The Democratic primary featured six candidates with three going forward to the General

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Election. All candidates are from Columbia.

Dorothy Spencer, Darryl Liverman and Nathan T. (Tommy) Everett go forward to the General Election.

Spencer polled the most votes at 142, or 24.19%. Liverman garnered 134 votes, or 22.83%. Everett’s vote total was 125 votes, or 21.29%.

Also running for the Democratic nomination were Carl L. Willis, who polled 76 votes, or 12.95%; Joyce Sykes Fitch, 70 votes, or 11.93%; and Kisha Norman, 40 votes, or 6.81 percent.

In November’s General Election, Democrats Spencer, Liverman and Everett will be on the ballot with Republicans Robert Thompson and Seth Allen Gibbs. An Independent will also appear on the ballot. Lawrence Swain turned in his petition with more than the required 90 signatures.

Two seats were open on the non-partisan Tyrrell County Board of Education.

Re-elected to the board are Lee Goodwin Scripture III with 337 votes, or 43.37% and Janie E. Spencer, who pulled in 275 votes, or 35.39%. Also running in this election was Janet Bowser, who gathered 146 votes, or 18.79%. Write-ins numbered 19 votes, representing 2.45%.



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