Daughtrys host reception for Donna White
A reception for Republican N.C. House candidate Donna White of Clayton drew a crowd to the home of retired state Rep. Leo Daughtry of Smithfield.
Among those on hand for the Aug. 18 event were U.S. Reps. David Rouzer and George Holding, retired state Rep. J.H. Langdon, District Attorney Susan Doyle, County Commissioners Allen Mims, Ted Godwin and Chad Stewart, Clerk of Court Michelle Ball, Registrar of Deeds Craig Olive and Johnston school board members Larry Strickland and Keith Branch.
Daughtry praised White’s service on the school board and said she would continue that work in Raleigh.
White, who is seeking the District 26 seat, spoke about the planks in her campaign platform: business and agriculture, education and health care.
“We can’t just continue to provide topnotch education through 12th grade and then watch our graduates work in neighboring counties or states,” White said. “We need to provide opportunities for them here at home.”
Educators back Nixon for N.C. House
The Johnston County Association of Educators has endorsed Democrat Rich Nixon for the District 26 seat in the N.C. House of Representatives.
An educator for 30 years, Nixon teaches at Corinth Holders High School. A longtime JCAE member, he was a plaintiff in the lawsuit that overturned the end of teacher tenure in North Carolina.
“Rich Nixon is the best option for N.C. House District 26 because he understands the current needs in public education as well as the impact that a strong public education has on the business community,” said Lisa Stallings, president of the Johnston County Association of Educators. “Serving day in and day out in a public school classroom, Rich certainly understands the needs of his community and has the drive and motivation to make needed changes to better the lives of all Johnston County and North Carolina residents.”