No longer mayor, Sanders to remain part of Havelock

Published: Monday, December 9, 2013 at 08:57 AM.

He’s learned that the most important thing as a city leader is never to give up.

“If it’s a worthy cause, then it’s worthy of your effort, no matter how long it takes,” Sanders said.

And the worthy cause he’s been thoroughly behind is protection of Cherry Point.

“Cherry Point is the goose that’s laying the golden egg,” Sanders said. “We are so blessed as a community to have a Cherry Point. Cherry Point is not just 5,000 jobs. It’s 5,000 of the best jobs in Eastern North Carolina. Cherry Point is an irreplaceable national asset. The patriotism and dedication of those employees is second to none. As a community, we have to protect Cherry Point because of its economic impact.”

Sanders said he could not have been a part of such great things in Havelock without the support he has received from the people. “I think I have served the people well,” he said. “I thank Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the center of my life, and I thank Him for allowing me to have this opportunity.”

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