Wilson NC: Sheriff Woodard first to file for office – Wilson Times

Response: It appears that Sheriff Woodard has done a great job and will continue to do so.

When he decided he wanted to be the first candidate to file for office in Wilson County, Sheriff Calvin Woodard Jr. didn’t leave anything to chance.

Woodard arrived at the county Board of Elections office on Douglas Street nearly two hours early Monday to make his re-election bid official. His wife and children stood by his side as he waited for the filing period to open at noon.

"I take it seriously,” Woodard said of his commitment to filing for re-election. "I take the job seriously. I take the safety of the citizens seriously. To be honest, I love my job. My family has been very supportive. My wife’s here with me. The only person who can’t be here with me today is my father, and he’s with me in my heart.”

Five candidates filed for elected office in Wilson County and nine filed in Nash County, according to elections officials. All five Wilson candidates are incumbents. (Source: Read more)

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First week of candidate filing period wraps up – Rocky Mount Telegram

At the close of the first week of the filing period for the 2014 elections, dozens of candidates had filed to run for offices that represent residents in the Twin Counties.

Some races already are contested.

A variety of offices are up for election this year, ranging from school board seats to county-level offices to judgeships to seats in the N.C. General Assembly and Congress.

Inclement weather caused some interruptions this week. Nash County and Edgecombe County offices were closed Wednesday afternoon and Thursday because of the weather. (Source: Read more)

Candidates flock to file for office – Rocky Mount Telegram

The board of elections offices for Nash and Edgecombe counties were bustling with activity at midday Monday as candidates filed to run for office during the start of the filing period for the May 6 primary.

By the end of the day, 16 candidates had filed to run for office.

A variety of positions are up for election, ranging from school board seats and county level offices to seats in the N.C. General Assembly and Congress. The filing period opened at noon Monday and continues until noon Feb. 28.

Several candidates arrived at the Nash County Board of Elections office in Nashville for the start of the filing period. They completed their paperwork as family and friends looked on and snapped photographs.

The Edgecombe County Board of Elections office in Tarboro also was busy at noon when the filing period opened. Four candidates were at the office for the start of the filing period, said Edgecombe County Board of Elections Director Jerry Spruell. (Source: Read more)

Five days left for filing – The Daily Southerner

With only five days remaining for candidates to file for the May election, at least one person has registered to run for each of the 16 seats that are up for grab in Edgecombe County. Even more interesting is the fact two candidates each have filed for N.C. House of Representatives District 23, Rocky Mount City Council Ward 1 and Tarboro Town Council Ward 4 and Ward 6 seats. (More)

Combs files to seek re-election to second term as mayor

Mayor David Combs was among the local officials who filed Tuesday for re-election.

Edgecombe County Commissioner Evelyn Powell filed for re-election in District 1. (More)

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Poultry plant opponent seeks county board seat – The Rocky Mount Telegram 
Note: See all of the candidates that filed on Monday in Edgecombe and Nash Counties