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Former WECT reporter lands a seat on Whiteville City Council

Former WECT reporter Justin Smith filing to run for a District 1 seat on the Whiteville City Council at the Columbus County Board of Elections. (Source: Justin Smith) Former WECT reporter Justin Smith filing to run for a District 1 seat on the Whiteville City Council at the Columbus County Board of Elections. (Source: Justin Smith)
WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) -

Political newcomer and former WECT reporter Justin Smith made big strides during the municipal elections.

Unofficial results show Smith gaining nearly half of the total votes, landing himself a seat on Whiteville City Council and pushing out incumbent Vickie Pait.

He is joined by incumbent Timothy Blackmon.

A graduate of Whiteville High School, Smith earned a bachelor of arts in journalism and mass communication from UNC Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in public administration from UNC Wilmington.

Smith’s wife, Rachel, has been employed with the Columbus County Schools for nine years. They have two children: Scott, 4, and Julia, 1.

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