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Carl Ferebee was re-elected Tuesday night to his District 3 Roanoke Rapids City Council seat, taking nearly 75 percent of the votes in his campaign against challenger Terry Buffaloe.

Ferebee, according to unofficial returns, collected 80 votes to Buffaloe’s 27.

It was a municipal election which saw 10.3 percent of Halifax County’s registered voters come to the polls.

The election also brought a new member to Roanoke Rapids City Council. Sandra Bryant, who ran unopposed for the District 2 seat held by the late Carol Cowen, received 277 votes — 95.19 percent.

Incumbent Councilman Ernest Bobbitt, who ran unopposed, was re-elected for his District 1 council seat. He collected 171 votes — nearly 91 percent.

In the Roanoke Rapids Graded District Board of Education race, incumbents Tammy Colston, Cathy Keeter and board Chair Jay Carlisle, all running unopposed, regained their seats.

Colston was the top vote-getter, collecting 370 votes. Keeter trailed her with 366 and Carlisle got 329.

In the Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District Board of Directors race, all incumbents, who faced no opposition, regained their seats.

Gregory Browning collected 479 votes; Steven Holliday 456; and Gene St. Clair 414.

Canvass and protest hearing

The canvass of votes will be November 15 at 11 a.m. in the old commissioners building next to the Historic Courthouse in Halifax, Halifax County Elections Director Kristin Scott said this morning.

Before the canvass, on November 13 at 10 a.m., the board of elections will hear a protest filed by Scotland Neck mayoral candidate James Mills.

Mills, who lost to incumbent Mayor Eddie Braxton, charges his opponent was distributing material without a legend — the part of the document which says “paid for” by the candidate, a violation of election law.

Scott said the board will need to clarify whether the claim by Mills affected the outcome of the election. If the board should rule in Mills’ favor, the board would have to request the state board to hold a new election.

That hearing will be held in the commissioners room of the Historic Courthouse.


In the Enfield town commissioner at-large race, incumbent Tracey Joyner defeated challenger Jeffery Mitchell by a 142-62 margin.

In the Enfield town commissioner District A race, incumbent Bud Whitaker, who ran unopposed, was re-elected with 88 votes.

In the Enfield town commissioner District B race, incumbent Kent Holmes, who ran unopposed, was re-elected with 99 votes.


Incumbent Mayor John White, who ran unopposed, collected 27 votes and regained his office.

In the town commissioner race, two incumbents did not file but one newcomer, William F. Johnson chose to run.

Johnson, along with incumbents Lisa Turner, Patterson Wilson and Christina Wells all won Tuesday night.

There were 29 write-in votes cast in the election.

Scott said it was not immediately clear who got the 29 write-in votes — whether it was one person or split among different people. The results of the write-in could determine who gets that seat.

The same applies to the town commissioner race in Littleton where write-in votes totaled 19 and, at least for now, left incumbent Gerleen Pitchford out of the contest. Pitchford collected 16 votes.


In Hobgood, incumbent Mayor Dannie Flanary, who ran unopposed, collected 71 votes to regain the seat.

Incumbent Hobgood town commissioners Milton Armston, Julian Padgette and Sallie Smith were re-elected. They ran unopposed.


In Littleton, incumbent Ophelia Gould-Faison was re-elected and collected 58 votes while newcomer Lynn Moseley collected 37.

There were 19 write-in votes cast to Pitchford’s 16.

Scotland Neck

In the Scotland Neck mayor’s race, Braxton collected 343 votes while Mills collected 268.

In a crowded town commissioner race in Scotland Neck, incumbents Charlie Shields — 285 votes — James Gunnells — 283 votes — and Raymond Watson — 276 votes — beat out seven challengers.


In the Weldon town board race, incumbent John Smith won, collecting 62 votes, while newcomer Nancy Sandoval was elected, collecting 46 votes.

Incumbent Charlotte Moss did not file for re-election.