Election Watch 2014: Runoff election to determine Beaufort Count - WHLT 22 Connecting the Pine Belt

Election Watch 2014: Runoff election to determine Beaufort County sheriff

Posted: Updated:
CHOCOWINITY, N.C. - In Beaufort County there were two races everyone was watching; the sheriffs race and the county commissioners race.
    
On the sheriff side, the field of 9 is down to just four.

There will be a run-off between Democratic candidates Al J. Whitney and Russell Davenport. 9 On Your Side talked to Whitney at the Board of Elections office about moving on to run-off.

On the Republican side Harry Meredith and Ernie Coleman also will battle in a runoff.

Three Republicans move on to November elections in the race for three open county commissioner seats. Voters elected Frankie Waters, Ron Buzzeo, and Keith Kidwell to compete against Democrats Ed Booth and Robert Cayton during the general election. Frankie Waters says even though this is his first time running of office, the experience has been great.

"It's pretty much what I expected.  We had one or two tough issues, but I'm in it for the long haul. I'm in it to win in November and be a commissioner," said Waters.

There was an issue with one of the voting machine’s key that caused about a 30 minute delay in getting the final unofficial results.

The issue was with the machine at the North Creek precinct on the other side of Bath. Elections officials had to bring the machine to the elections office in Washington.
    
The issue came after elections officials tried to turn a key to get access to the results printout and it would not turn.
   
Luckily, someone at the Board of Elections office was able to use another key to get the results printout.
    
Chairman of the Board of Elections Kellie Hopkins says it’s a first in the county.

If the key didn't work, officials say they had several others options before they would’ve considered a hand count.
    
One thing to note from this election, incumbent Stan Detherage lost his seat as a county commissioner.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Touchdown Friday Week Two Scores

    Touchdown Friday Week Two Scores

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:12:07 GMT
    Game of the Week: New Bern 19, Havelock 14 - 3rd QuarterWest Carteret 14, East Carteret 0 - HalftimeDH Conley 42, Ayden Grifton 0 - Final Northside Jacksonville 14, White Oak 0 - 3rd QuarterSouth Creek 8, North Pitt 7 - 3rd Quarter
    Game of the Week: New Bern 19, Havelock 14 - 3rd QuarterWest Carteret 14, East Carteret 0 - HalftimeDH Conley 42, Ayden Grifton 0 - Final Northside Jacksonville 14, White Oak 0 - 3rd QuarterSouth Creek 8, North Pitt 7 - 3rd Quarter
  • Two men shot, injured at Farmville Labor Day party

    Two men shot, injured at Farmville Labor Day party

    Saturday, August 30 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-08-30 17:15:17 GMT
    Two men were shot and injured at a house party in Farmville early Saturday morning.
    Two men were shot and injured at a house party in Farmville early Saturday morning.
  • ECU hosts N.C. Central in 2014 season opener

    ECU hosts N.C. Central in 2014 season opener

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:16:37 GMT
    East Carolina, which has made bowl appearances in seven of the last eight seasons, will open the new campaign under the direction of fifth-year head coach Ruffin McNeill when the Pirates battle North Carolina Central in a non-conference matchup at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
    East Carolina, which has made bowl appearances in seven of the last eight seasons, will open the new campaign under the direction of fifth-year head coach Ruffin McNeill when the Pirates battle North Carolina Central in a non-conference matchup at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Jones County Teens Charged With Manslaughter

    Jones County Teens Charged With Manslaughter

    Friday, August 29 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-08-30 00:46:43 GMT
    Alexander CrewsAlexander Crews
    MOSELLE, Miss. - Jones County Major Jamie Tedford tell us deputies responded to a call just off of Old River Road at around 9:20 Wednesday night. We're told deputies found 17-year-olds Alexander Crews and Timothy Meadows standing near a pick-up truck as the body of 44-year-old Timothy Williamson laid on the ground. According to Tedford, Crews' mother has some type of relationship with Williamson. Authorities say she was at the scene and made the call to 9-1-1. "The statement we had gotten was...
    MOSELLE, Miss. - Jones County Major Jamie Tedford tell us deputies responded to a call just off of Old River Road at around 9:20 Wednesday night. We're told deputies found 17-year-olds Alexander Crews and Timothy Meadows standing near a pick-up truck as the body of 44-year-old Timothy Williamson laid on the ground. According to Tedford, Crews' mother has some type of relationship with Williamson. Authorities say she was at the scene and made the call to 9-1-1. "The statement we had gotten was...
  • 16-year-old girl stabs another 65 times after nude photos posted on Facebook

    16-year-old girl stabs another 65 times after nude photos posted on Facebook

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-04-02 19:29:36 GMT
    A 16-year-old girl is accused of fatally stabbing her teen ‘best friend' in an attack spurred by nude photos of the pair together posted on social media, according to several media sources.  Anel Baez,
    A 16-year-old girl is accused of fatally stabbing her teen ‘best friend' in an attack spurred by nude photos of the pair together posted on social media, according to several media sources.  Anel Baez,
  • Police: 3 dead in Brooksville shooting

    Police: 3 dead in Brooksville shooting

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:51 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:51:46 GMT
    Brooksville Police say at least three people have been killed and a fourth person was flown to a hospital after a shooting at a home near Main Street on Friday night.
    Brooksville Police say at least three people have been killed and a fourth person was flown to a hospital after a shooting at a home near Main Street on Friday night.
Powered by WorldNow

5912 Hwy. 49, Ste. A
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Telephone: 601.545.2077
Fax: 601.545.3589
Email: newsroom@whlt.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.