Town of Conway welcomes new Mayor and Commissioner

Published 6:09 pm Wednesday, July 13, 2022

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CONWAY – Municipal government in the Town of Conway welcomed a new leader on Monday, July 11 as Walter Lee Duke Jr. was sworn-in as Mayor.

Duke, a three-term Town of Conway Commissioner, was selected by his peers to fill the remaining term of office of the late Tommy Barrett, who served as the town’s Mayor from 2015 until his death last month.

Also at Monday’s meeting, Jonathan Martin was sworn in as a Conway Town Commissioner. Mayor Pro Tem Gail Wade is shown administering the oath of office. Staff Photo by Cal Bryant

Also at Monday’s meeting held at the Town Hall, Jonathan Martin took the oath of office as a Conway Commissioner. Martin is a local businessman who also serves as a member of the Conway Fire Department. He was the choice to fill Duke’s seat on the Commission.

Conway Mayor Pro-Tem Gail Wade administered the oath to both men.


About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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