In Pender County's Board of Commissioners race, Republican Jacqueline Newton beat out Democrat incumbent Demetrice Keith for District 4. Republican Vice-Chair Fred McCoy maintained his District 5 seat; he was challenged by Democrat Sheree Shepard.
Five seats were up for grabs on Onslow County’s Board of Commissioners, and all of them went to Republican candidates. Vice-Chair Paul Buchanan won re-election, as did Commissioner Jack Bright. Royce Bennett, Robin Knapp, and Mark Price are newcomers to the Board.
Ernest (Ernie) J. Wright was the only Democrat in the race.