There are three open seats on New Hanover County’s Board of Commissioners. The top three Republican candidates will now battle it out with Democrats Jonathan Barfield, Julia Boseman and Nelson Beaulieu in the general election.
Incumbent Woody White came in first – with more than 24% of the vote among seven candidates. Beth Dawson, also running for reelection and the current Board Chair, fell to fourth place which means she won’t be on the ballot in November. Patricia Kusek and Derrick Hickey took the second and third spots, respectively.