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Deadlock leads to appointment to NC Lumbee post


LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) - The chairman of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina has appointed an interim administrator after two votes failed to produce a winner.

The Fayetteville Observer reports ( Chairman Paul Brooks announced in a news release Friday that he named Tony Hunt to the position. That action bypassed a third vote by the Tribal Council, which has twice failed to support Hunt's nomination.

Hunt is a Hoke County commissioner and a teacher in the Hoke County schools,

The Tribal Council voted on the nomination in April, but Hunt failed to get approval from two-thirds of the 19 members in attendance.

The position has been vacant since 2011, when the council failed to renew Rose Marie Lowry-Townsend's contract.

Since then, council members have hesitated to affirm an administrator without reviewing the contract.


Information from: The Fayetteville Observer,

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