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FIRST ON 3: Attorney Woody White joins race for New Hanover Commission

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A third candidate has thrown his hat into the ring for New Hanover County Commission. Wilmington attorney Woody White is officially in the race. White filed today to run for one of the three open seats.

He says he wants to refocus the county and bring order by solving common-sense problems the county faces. White says there have been some distractions recently, and he would like to help the county move forward.

He says his experience in Raleigh as a state senator and as a small business owner will help him better understand the community and make changes he thinks are necessary.

White joins school board member Derrick Hickey and former County Commissioner Buck O'Shields in the Republican race.

The terms for Commissioners Ted Davis, Jason Thompson and Jonathan Barfield are up this year. Thompson has said he will not run again. So far neither Davis, a Republican, nor Barfield, a Democrat, have filed for re-election.

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