Gray Rogers will serve out the unexpired term of Lake Waccamaw Town Commissioner Jimmy Stanley, who died last month.
Rogers ran a vigorous but unsuccessful write-in campaign for Stanley’s seat in the last election. He gathered around 74 votes.
Commissioner Kevin Butler made a motion to appoint Glenn Ray to the post. The motion died for lack of a second.
A number of Ray supporters attended the board meeting, and presented a petition with 124 signatures asking that Ray be appointed to the post.
Rogers was appointed to the post on a two to one vote, with Butler casting the sole nay vote.
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