From correspondent Virginia Bridges
The list of people seeking to fill Becky Heron's vacated seat continues to shrink.
Sylvester Williams, who is running for mayor, notified the county that he was withdrawing his application.
"With the remaining distinguished field of applicants, I feel that the capable leadership of Chairman Page along with the other current County Commissioners will lead to a choice that will unite all of Durham," he wrote.
On Wednesday, Duke University biology professor Will Wilson, also withdrew from the consideration process. Eight people are now seeking the position.