Cumberland commissioner resigns


In a news release, Blackwell said he's accepted a position as the Director of Government Relations for Cape Fear Valley Health System.

Blackwell has served as a commissioner since 1998 and was the board's chairman in 2002 and 2008.

"Through my service, I have gained the greatest respect for the people of Cumberland County and consider it a great honor to have had the opportunity to serve," he said in a statement.

Blackwell's seat on the board will be filled by the nominee selected by the Democratic Party's executive committee.

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