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Perdue names new DOT board members

Gov. Bev Perdue appointed five men to the N.C. Board of Transportation on Monday. Four have ties to the real estate and development industry.

The new appointees are Sam Halsey, David Burns, Gary Ciccone and Ronnie Wall, Current board member Stan White was reappointed. The DOT board consists of 19 members, each serving a four-year term.

Halsey, who lives in Jefferson, is a realtor and former chairman of the Allegheny County School Board, according to a media release from Perdue's office.

Burns, of Laurinburg, is chief executive officer at Z.V. Pate, Inc. and president at Burns Farms, Inc.

Ciccone, of Fayetteville, is a develoiper and partner in a commercial real estate brokerage firm.

Wall is the mayor of Burlington and an assistant superintendent for the Alamance-Burlington School System.

White, of Nags Head, is the owner of a construction and realty firm and the past chairman of the Dare County Board of Commissioners.


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Re: Perdue names new DOT board members

When will ENOUGH!!! ever be ENOUGH!!!!!!! Wake up North Carolina!!!

Re: Perdue names new DOT board members

Lanny's still there, huh?

Re: Perdue names new DOT board members

I thought the board was comprised of districts? each representing a portion of the state.

Re: Perdue names new DOT board members

The Board should be renamed the Eastern North Carolina Board of Transportation.

New Billboard spotted

"Pay-to-play Politics as Usual" on Blount Street in front of the Governor's Mansion.

Re: Perdue names new DOT board members

Stan White is also the brother of Ray White, who is on the NC Wildlife Resources Commission.

Re: Perdue names new DOT board members

They can now all be recognized as CERTIFIED CROOKS. If they weren't, Bev wouldnt have appointed them to begin with.

Re: Perdue names new DOT board members

Too much pork for just one fork!


They are all donors to Perdue's campaign.

What happened to "I'll appoint experts not donors"?

The Democrats corrupt pay-to-play system is alive and well in the Perdue Administration.

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