Craven board approves new district lines

Published: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 11:35 AM.

District 7, represented by Steve Tyson, includes Lake Road, Greenville Heights Boulevard, Tucker Creek, Carolina Pines and Stately Pines.

The maps are online at by clicking on The Boards tab.

The two residents’ comments came during an additional public hearing that commissioners scheduled following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that eliminated the preclearance requirement in the 1965 Voting Rights Act under which the new plan was drafted and would have been further scrutinized.

Neither of those speaking Monday expressed concern about minority representation, which would have been the focus of a Justice Department review, however.

Instead, Dover Mayor John Wetherington applauded the plan’s fairness in not splitting up District 2 towns and communities, while a Fairfield Harbour resident expressed concern that her street wasn’t on the new District 1 map.

Allen said his street name couldn’t be seen without further magnification, either.

The maps are posted online at, and the board had staff pull down the screens and pull up maps to show that her community is in the new plan in its same district with her street labeled.

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