The polls are open


First Posted: 11/4/2013

It’s Election Day in Richmond County. So if you haven’t voted, today is the day. All polling places will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The city of Rockingham will have two polling locations opened today: Browder Park, 1311 Rockingham Road and the Calvin Little room at Leath Memorial Library, 412 East Franklin St.

In Rockingham, incumbent Mayor M. Steven Morris faces a challenge from David Browder. Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Rockingham City Council. Incumbents Travis Billingsley, Gene Willard and Denise Sullivan face a challenge from Teressa Beavers.

The city of Hamlet will also have two polling locations: the fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church, 300 Charlotte St., and the fellowship hall at First Presbyterian Church, 200 Rice St.

In Hamlet, Billy Bayless is the sole candidate listed on the ballot for mayor. There are also four candidates seeking to fill the two open seats on the Hamlet City Council. Incumbent Dewey Levander Brower is facing competition from Eddie Martin, Jesse McQueen and Bert Unger.

The town of Ellerbe will have one polling location at Ellerbe Town Hall, 108 West Page St.

In Ellerbe, Mayor Olivia Webb is not seeking re-election. Four candidates — Lee Berry, Lee Freeman, Bennett Hawks and Robert C. Hough aim to replace her.

There are six candidates looking for three open seats on the Ellerbe Town Council — incumbents Evon Craven and Brenda Chambers and challengers Corey Brewington, Jean C. Fletcher, Barbara Moton and Archie Robinson. There is one unexpired term to fill. That position currently is filled by James “Buddy” Cooper. Cooper is seeking to maintain the seat but faces competition from Elsie Freeman and Jeremy McKenzie.

The town of Hoffman will have one polling location in the fellowship hall at Fletcher’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 108 McCoy Drive.

In Hoffman, there is a two-way race for mayor between Lee P. Butler and Tommy Hart. There are four candidates for five open seats on the Hoffman Town Counicl — Riccardo Anderson, Althea Sloan Cobb, Rory K. Jones and Daniel Kelly. The fifth and final seat will likely be filled by a write-in candidate.

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