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McCrory appoints 10 men to state transportation board

Republican Gov. Pat McCrory named 10 men to the state Board of Transportation on Monday, including several developers and a former state Republican Party chairman.

The board has 19 members. It wasn't clear whether McCrory intends to replace any of the nine members whose replacements were not named Monday. A spokesman said only that these appointments were the only ones being announced now.

Division 1 (northeast): Malcolm Fearing of Manteo, president of Outer Banks Insurance Agency.

Division 3 (southeast): Michael Lee of Wilmington, a lawyer at Lee Law Firm PLLC.

Division 5 (Wake, Durham and five more Triangle-area counties): Michael Smith of Raleigh, president of Kane Realty Corp., developer of North Hills.

Division 7 (Orange, Guilford and other Triad-area counties): Dwight Stone of Greensboro, president of D. Stone Builders Inc.

Division 9 (Forsyth and other Triad and central Piedmont counties): Jake Alexander of Salisbury, sales director of Genan Inc.

Division 11 (northwest): James Palermo of Boone, executive in residence at Johnson & Wales University.

Division 13 (west): David Brown of Asheville, owner of D.L.B. Properties.

At Large (environment): Ferrel Blount of Bethel, a farmer and president of Blount Companies, and former state Republican Party chairman.

At Large (ports and aviation): John Lennon of Wilmington, managing partner of Oceancrest Advisory Services LLC.

At Large (government and finance): Edward Curran of Charlotte, president and CEO of The Bissell Companies.

--Staff writer Bruce Siceloff

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