Monday, May 20, 2024

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Graham, NC 27253
Ph: 336.228.7851

Meet the candidates for Haw River town council


(Voters may select two)


Cathy Bellamy Dickens

Full name: Catherine Bellamy Dickens
Nickname, if any: Cathy
Born: Date of birth: April 18, 1969
Place of birth: Fayetteville, Cumberland County
Education: South View High School, Hope Mills; currently enrolled online college, Kaplan University, for Criminal Justice
Military service: None
Occupation/place of employment: Premier Home Health
Family: Spouse – Charles (deceased), married four years.
Children – Quintin Bellamy, 33; Seth Evans, 32; Fenae Bellamy Clay, 30; Elundra Rone, 29; Terrance Rone, 28; and soon to be 10 grandchildren;
Religion/church affiliation: Pentecostal
Organizations: Children’s Advocate; MS organization; ALS organization;
Political career: District Supervisor of Soil and Water in Fayetteville in 2016.
Address: 809 West Main Street, Haw River


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Lee Lovette

Full name: H. Lee Lovette
Nickname, if any: Lee
Born: Date of birth: January 20, 1946.
Place of birth: Graham, Alamance County.
Education: Graham High School, 1964; B.A. in History, Elon College, 1968.
Military service: None.
Occupation/place of employment: Retired teacher/coach at Eastern Alamance High School for 34 years.
Family: Spouse – Martha Carver Lovette, married 49 years.
Children – Michelle Lovette Sharpe, Ocean Isle Beach; Matthew Lee Lovette, Mebane;
Religion/church affiliation: Methodist.
Organizations: Haw River Historical Association.
Political career: Haw River Town Council, first elected in 2007.
Address: 220 N. Wilkins Road, Haw River.


Shawn Riggan

Full name: Shawn Patrick Riggan
Nickname, if any: —
Born: Date of birth: July 16, 1980.
Place of birth: Burlington, Alamance County.
Education: Eastern Alamance High School, 1999.
Military service: —
Occupation/place of employment: work for RR Donnelley Printing in Research Triangle Park.
Family: Spouse – Alison, married for 18 years.
Children – two sons.
Religion/church affiliation: Methodist.
Organizations: N/A.
Political career: N/A.
Address: 1771 Haw River-Hopedale Road, Burlington.


Kristin Smith

[Editor’s Note: Refused to repond to the newspaper’s questionnaire or request for biographical information.
The Alamance County Board of Elections lists the candidate’s full name as Kristin Leigh Smith (she will be listed on the ballot as “Kristin Smith”), and her address is 2264 Haw River-Hopedale Road, Burlington.]

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