The Watch Dog response: Monday February 12, 2018 the political games will begin. Edgecombe County will be in a new Senate District moving from 3 and now will become 4. This means Senator Erica Smith will no longer be representing Edgecombe County. So who will be our Senator? Sheriff Clee Atkinson who was appointed last year in March will be seeking re-election. He announced his candidacy in December at Abrams in Pinetops NC. The Edgecombe County Democratic Party chair gave no report on the announcement by the Sheriff nor mentioned it during our Annual Executive Committee meeting on January 30.
Candidate filing in the Twin Counties for the 2018 elections begins noon on Monday and runs through noon on Feb. 28.
Registred voters wishing to run for office should appear at the Board of Elections offices in either Nash or Edgecombe counties during the filing period, complete the necessary paperwork and pay the filing fee, according to officials from the Nash and Edgecombe county Board of Elections. (Read more)