New Mayor For Washington

Voters in the city of Washington in Beaufort County elected a new mayor.

Challenger Archie Jennings topped two-term incumbent Judy Jennette.

Unofficial results show Jennings with 801 votes, or 50%. Jennette had 607 votes, or 38%.


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  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Nov 7, 2009 at 11:32 AM
    Good luck Washington. You are going to need it. Not a good 'ole boy? Give me a break. He is an original!
  • by Republican Location: Washington on Nov 5, 2009 at 08:37 AM
    Congratulations to Mr. Archie Jennings. Mrs. Jennette has done anything but give Washington the progress it needs. She is only out for herself, and her stuck-up "friends."
  • by Newcomer Location: Washington on Nov 5, 2009 at 05:47 AM
    The 1st question artists ask when scheduled to perform at the Turnage is "What hotels and restaurants are in town?" They come from all over the country and we say – “The Holiday or Comfort Inns.” There are empty buildings all over downtown that should be torn down and replaced with a medium size hotel and we would all have the same view we currently have of the river. Have you ever noticed what the 1st impression of the "Historical District" is? It begins and Bridge and 2nd - vacant biz, Pest Control biz, a tattoo parlor, dilapidated houses and a 10 ft chain link fence surrounding an empty lot. Folks move here because of the river and the towns potential, not because of those that were just fortunate enough to be born here and their attitudes toward new ideas and progress. This area will stay designated as a Tier 1 County for a long, long time – poor quality of life, under educated, poor infrastructure, lacking in basic services and economically distressed. Nothing changed on 11/3
  • by To The WIse One Location: Greenville on Nov 4, 2009 at 10:10 PM
    I believe you need to work on your "recognozing sarcasm skills" because there was nothing in Kathy's statement to indicate she was being sarcastic. I would love for The Turnage Theater to survive. I would love for downtown restaurants and businesses to survive. What has been done downtown and on the waterfront is something all Washingtonians should be proud of. A lot of effort and money has been spent to make this area of Washington truly special. Without tourists to generate revenue, it's doomed to failure, unfortunately. It'd be ashamed if we had to watch it all waste away AGAIN.
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Nov 4, 2009 at 07:26 PM
    I think Kathy was being sarcastic. Kathy, please correct me if I misinterpreted your motive. Recognizing sarcasm is a skill that is developed by learning to read without bias.
  • by G Location: Washington on Nov 4, 2009 at 05:04 PM
    I agree Frank!
  • by frank Location: washington on Nov 4, 2009 at 04:49 PM
    I have no problem with either former or mayor elect. I have a problem with people thinking small and only about themselves. Greenville awaits Kathy !
  • by frank Location: washington on Nov 4, 2009 at 04:43 PM
    Kathy is getting her wish. Southern cheers is gone, Cliffs Seafood is gone, Jalopeno's is gone, Washington Cafe and Coffee is gone, the cigar store on Main St and possibily Laniers on the Waterfront is gone all in the last two weeks. Great community spirit Kathy ! Some of us love this town and need jobs and need our neighbors to have jobs.
  • by david Location: washington on Nov 4, 2009 at 04:40 PM
    hopefully the mayor and the new city council will do something about the high electric bills we have to pay. funny thing is why is everyones bill cheaper on the southside of the river. their houses use the same kind of power the people in washington use.
  • by frank Location: washington on Nov 4, 2009 at 04:37 PM
    Wow ! Kathy may be a bit small in thinking. I love this River and use, watch and respect it's beauty near daily. I still can't believe as economic times spiral someone come be this anti business and anti progress and out of touch with our local economic needs. I feel as sorry for Kathy as I do those who need the fleeding jobs she doesn't respect.
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