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.