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The race for the Scotland Neck town board will be one in which seven challengers seek to oust three incumbent commissioners.

At the close of filing today for the November 5 municipal elections, incumbents Charles Shields, Raymond Watson and James Gunnells will face competition from challengers Raymond Hyman, Joe Williams, Angelique Gray, Tommy Parker, Clint Smith, Eric Lewis and Darick Dowden.

James E. Mills, a former mayor in Scotland Neck, is challenging incumbent Mayor Eddie Braxton.

It is the most crowded field of all races in Halifax County.

In the race for the Halifax town board, two incumbents did not file — Barbara Jean Daniels and Lee Clements.

Newcomer William F. Johnson chose to run for a seat along with incumbents Lisa M. Turner, Patterson Wilson and Christina Wells.

That still leaves one seat short.

According to the county board of elections office, a write-in candidate could run for the fifth board slot. If that doesn’t happen the board may appoint a person for that slot.

Incumbent Mayor John White is running unopposed.

In Weldon, incumbent town Commissioner Charlotte Moss did not file for re-election.

Incumbent John W. Smith did refile and newcomer Nancy H. Sandoval will run for Moss’s seat.

In Littleton, incumbent town Commissioner Donald Spragins did not refile.

Newcomer Lynn Moseley will be running for that seat. Incumbents Gerleen Pitchford and Ophelia Gould-Faison did refile.

In an already-determined contested race early in the filing period, challenger Terry Buffaloe will square off against incumbent District 3 Roanoke Rapids City Councilman Carl Ferebee.

Incumbent Ernest Bobbitt is running unopposed for his Roanoke Rapids District 1 seat. Newcomer Sandra Bryant is running unopposed for the District 2 Roanoke Rapids seat held by the late Carol Cowen.

The Enfield town board at large seat incumbent Tracey Joyner will face competition from challenger Jeffrey Mitchell.

District A Enfield Commissioner Bud Whitaker and District B Commissioner Kent Holmes are running unopposed.

Unopposed races:

Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District

Board members — Incumbents Gregory Browning; Steve Holliday; Gene St. Clair

Town of Hobgood

Mayor — Incumbent Danny Flanary

Commissioners — Incumbents Milton Armston; Sallie Smith; Julian Padgett

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District

Board members — Incumbents Jay Carlisle; Tammy Colston; Cathy Keeter