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Lumberton gets first African-American female mayor

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SOURCE: WLBT

The new mayor of Lumberton says her administration will be transparent and more accountable to the citizens of that Lamar County town.

Mayor Miriam Holder was sworn-in to office Friday night by Circuit Judge Prentiss Harrell.

Holder defeated Mayor Larry Strahan and challenger Albert Young in last month’s election.

Holder is the first African-American woman to hold the top job in Lumberton. She says residents will see a positive change in city government.

“They can expect Lumberton to definitely move forward. We are going to complete projects that we have not completed and we are going to bring in everything that we can that will benefit the citizens of Lumberton,” Mayor Holder said.

Four new aldermen and one incumbent alderman were also sworn-in Friday night. Their first board meeting will be next Tuesday.

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Written by Symphony

July 7, 2009 at 9:17 am

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