Hunt gets new Transportation assignment

By: Staff report

WILMINGTON — A Robeson County resident has a new position on the N.C. Board of Transportation.

Grady Hunt, a Pembroke attorney, now represents Division 6, which encompasses Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett and Robeson counties, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. He previously was the board’s at-large member for rural transportation.

As a partner in Locklear, Jacobs, Hunt & Brooks Attorneys at Law, Hunt practices government, education and real estate law. He serves as legal counsel to Hoke County and the Public Schools of Robeson County.

Two new members joined the N.C. Board of Transportation during the board’s monthly meeting in Wilmington on Thursday, and two other board members moved into new assignments.

Gov. Roy Cooper earlier this month nominated Thomas Taft Jr., of Greenville, and Michael Alford, of Jacksonville, as new board members. Hunt was one of three current members Cooper selected to new positions. They were Landon Zimmer, of Wilmington, and General Hugh Overholt, of New Bern.

The five board members were sworn in Thursday by District Court Judge Russell Davis of Wilmington.

Staff report