Oaths of office administered to Wagram board


By Abby Hackmann - [email protected]



Commissioners Kendrick Thomas, Bernice Gorham and Paschal Stewart were sworn into office during Thursday night’s town board meeting.


Abby Hackmann | The Laurinburg Exchange

WAGRAM — Wagram’s town board was sworn in during Thursday night’s meeting.

Mayor Milton Farmer took the oath of office along with incumbent town commissioners Paschal Stewart and Bernice Gorham and newcomer Kendrick Thomas.

Farmer, who has held the office since 1995, had challenged by town commissioner Jackie Laviner until Laviner’s untimely death.

A U.S. National Guard retiree, Farmer works at Ft. Bragg as a computer specialist.

There were three candidates running for three open seats on the Wagram town commission with the top two vote-getters serving four-year terms and the third serving a two-year term.

“That means Miss Gorham and Kendrick have a four-year seat and Paschal has two,” Town Clerk Phyllis Lowery said.

In other business, it was announced that the town board, Wagram Zoning Board and Board of Adjustments will have the annual Christmas dinner on Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. in the community building.

The town of Wagram is also getting in the holiday spirit by sprucing up Main Street with snowflake lights on every light pole.

“Main Street looks very pretty,”Commissioner Gorham said.

The commissioners will also ride in the Laurinburg Christmas Parade on Saturday at 2 p.m. beginning on Railroad Street.

The board also discussed that:

— An American flag and a state flag provided by the American Legion were hung on flagpoles outside the community building.

— A broken pump at the sewage lift station was fixed.

— The board is looking into getting a new ATM machine in town.

Commissioners Kendrick Thomas, Bernice Gorham and Paschal Stewart were sworn into office during Thursday night’s town board meeting.
http://laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_IMG_2395.jpgCommissioners Kendrick Thomas, Bernice Gorham and Paschal Stewart were sworn into office during Thursday night’s town board meeting. Abby Hackmann | The Laurinburg Exchange

By Abby Hackmann

[email protected]

Abby Hackmann can be reached at 910-506-3171.

Abby Hackmann can be reached at 910-506-3171.

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