Allen, Liner seeking Craven County board seat

Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 19:28 PM.

“That was never the case,” Allen said. “I’ve never heard of that. The only time that that ever came up was when they were talking about the computers.”

Allen said what is far less known is that the county budget contains about $30,000 in the Craven Community College budget that goes to support the Havelock library.

“… When you see the money in the budget for the library in Havelock you have to consider that there’s $30,000 additional to that to cover expenses that the library in Havelock does not have to incur any longer because it’s done through the community college,” Allen said. “As a practical matter and as evidenced by tradition, the county generally does not infuse any money into any municipality for infrastructure or other things that the county has no jurisdiction over.”

Both men have been making speaking appearances. Liner said he would be going door-to-door to speak with voters. Both encouraged everyone to vote.

District 6 has been redrawn for the 2014 election and includes most areas of Havelock that are mainly south and west of U.S. 70, including Stately Pines and Carolina Pines.

The winner of the primary will face Arland Bell, who is running unopposed in the Democratic Primary, in the Nov. 4 General Election.

Early voting begins today. In Havelock, early voting will take place 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through May 3 at the State Farm Complex at 288 U.S. 70 West at the entrance to the Westbrooke subdivision. Other early voting sites include the Board of Elections office at 406 Craven St., in downtown New Bern as well as the fire departments in Cove City, Rhems and Vanceboro.



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