LUMBERTON - There remains only one candidate for two seats on the Lumber Bridge Board of Commissioners after an extension of the filing period failed to lure another candidate.
Write-in ballots will be used to fill the seat.
The filing period was extended for three days, but there were still no filers for the seat held by Almon Hopkins. Hopkins didn't seek re-election.
Lena Canady filed for re-election for the other seat on the board. She is running unopposed. Mayor William Davis also filed for re-election. He, too, is unopposed.
The original filing deadline for the Nov. 8 elections ended Friday, but it was extended to noon on Wednesday.
"Normally we have write-in candidates," said Ricky Harris, supervisor of the county Elections Office. "I think there were some write-ins during the last election in Lumber Bridge."
Harris said if there are no write-in ballots on Nov. 8, he would consult with the state Board of Elections on how the second seat should be filled.