Mayoral candidates discuss differences, similarities

Published: Monday, October 21, 2013 at 09:00 AM.

“I think that is our asset. It’s who we are, the talents and diversity that we bring, and we are well on our way to having the infrastructure to support it.”

Lewis said Havelock was moving forward.

“One strength that we have is the staff that we have at city hall and amongst all of the departments,” he said. “I think the city of Havelock is viewed across the state more progressively than we get credit for and a lot of that comes from our board pushing agendas that are outside of what other groups do, but also we have a staff that can make it happen and that is willing to innovate and think in ways that put us on the map.

“I think fiscally we’re strong, which is a strength. We’re building our infrastructure in a way that will be a specific strength for Havelock. I often think that our diversity in Havelock is a strength. That difference in perspective is sometimes why we are a progressive town.”

Early voting begins today and runs through Nov. 2 at the Craven County Board of Elections in New Bern. Election Day is Nov. 5.

For more voter information, call the Craven County Board of Elections at 636-6610 or go online to

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