• 57°

China Grove returns three incumbents to town board

CHINA GROVE — The China Grove town board will look familiar as all three incumbents were re-elected in Tuesday’s election, according to unofficial election results.
Brandon Linn will return to the board with the largest number of votes, 191, while fellow councilmen Charles Seaford garnered 179 and Mike Upright had 156 votes.
All three men along with challenger Barbara Doby spent much of Tuesday at the polls. Doby, who received 107 votes, trailed Butch Bivens with 109 votes.
“I’m very thankful that the citizens of China Grove have confidence in me to return to the board another four years,” Linn said.
He and wife, Hannah, were at the county board of elections when the numbers flashed across the screen.
“I look forward to serving them as well as being an advocate for them,” he said.
He said his prayer going into the election was if it was in God’s will to win, then the opportunity would present itself. If not, then “God would close the door.”
This will be Brandon Linn’s second term on the town board. He is a school resource officer with the Landis Police Department.
He also thanked the voters for their “confidence in us. I hope we can fulfill their confidence.”
Seaford, who also was at the board of elections awaiting results, said he was reacquainted with some old friends and made some new ones at the polls. He will also be serving his second term.
Upright said he was excited that voters put their faith in him for another four years.
“I will do everything in my power to serve at their will and work to make China Grove more prosperous and a better place to live,” he said.
Upright said the difference from the last election is that he thinks the residents felt was a “certain amount of momentum with the incumbents and they wanted to put that trust in us to improve on our endeavors.”
Doby said she’s very pleased for the men who were elected.
“I think they’ll do a great job. I wish them well and I’m happy for them,” she said.
Bivens declined to comment.
Of the more than 2,500 registered voters, a little more than 10 percent voted.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.

Comments

Comments closed.

Crime

Man faces assault charges for domestic incident

High School

Photo gallery: Carson girls win West Regional, headed to state championship

High School

High school basketball: Carson girls headed to state championship game

Local

Commissioners set date for public hearing on potential solar energy system rule changes

Health

Two of Rep. Sasser’s bills successfully pass through Health Committee

Local

Rep. Warren’s measure to allow removal of public notices from newspapers put on back burner

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs future of previously rejected housing development

Local

Salisbury City Council hears public comments, receives presentation on Main Street reconfiguration

Crime

Blotter: Man charged with felony drug offenses

Nation/World

California crash kills 13 of 25 people crammed into SUV

Nation/World

Biden vows enough vaccines by end of May

Coronavirus

State to vaccinate medically vulnerable starting March 24

Coronavirus

One new death, 20 new COVID-19 positives reported in Rowan

Kannapolis

Kannapolis man dies in moped crash

Crime

Salisbury Police chief addresses K-9 video, says officer separated from animal

Local

Rowan Rescue Squad sets record straight on fundraising typo

Local

City approves DOT agreement, Salisbury Station project could begin next year

Local

County plans to use vulture effigy, enforce violations to remedy animal carcass feeding problem

Education

Two weeks after ending enhanced protocols, Catawba has no COVID-19 cases

News

Council to hear revised version of Downtown Main Street Plan

Local

Veto override of NC school reopening bill fails in Senate

News

Political Notebook: Majority of likely voters, local legislators support school reopening bill

Coronavirus

COVID-19 vaccinations in Rowan top positives since start of pandemic

Crime

Man faces drug charges after breaking and entering call