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After a thorough interview process the Weldon Town Board of Commissioners have appointed V. Connor Winstead Jr. to officially serve as the town’s next administrator beginning June 27.

The decision to appoint Winstead was unanimous.

The town said Winstead brings a variety of knowledge having worked in Virginia with the Department of Conservation and Recreation and Virginia Polytechnic and State University. 

He has an MPA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is originally from Nags Head where he has previously worked to gain local government experience in the state of North Carolina.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to serve this renowned and historic town,” said Winstead. “I appreciate the support of the commissioners and their faith in me to further their mission and to make the town of Weldon a great destination in which to live, work and raise a family.”

Winstead is replacing interim town manager and retired Halifax County Tony Brow and Mike Williams, former Weldon town manager who retired on March 30.

Winstead is already familiar with the area and plans to relocate to the town of Weldon. 

“The board members and mayor were very pleased to have Connor agree to take the reins for the administration of Weldon and look forward to the positives he will bring to the town,” Brown said.

In his spare time, Winstead enjoys hunting, fishing and cooking with friends and family.