By DEUCE NIVEN
Incumbent Tabor City councilmen Lamont Grate and Sam Rogers may be humming the 1972 Edgar Winter’s classic “Free Ride” this week, getting past Friday’s filing deadline unopposed for this November’s general election.
Others in the county should enjoy the same refrain, including mayors Terry Mann of Whiteville, Billy Hammond of Fair Bluff, David White of Cerro Gordo and Daniel Hilburn of Lake Waccamaw.
There are contested races across the county, though none in Tabor City where Mayor Royce Harper’s seat is not up for election until 2019.
Election day is Nov. 7. Look for a complete list of candidates across Columbus County in the next Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.