A former county commissioner and a community activist in Pitt County has died.
Bishop Randy Royal passed away Sunday from continued complications from a stroke he had in 2005. He was 63 years old.
The New Bern native became pastor of the Philippi Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ in 1982, and helped grow the church to more than 2500 members.
He served one term on the Pitt County Board of Commissioners, and was also on the Pitt County Memorial Hospital board as well as on the county health board. (Source: Read more)