Gov. Beverly Perdue has made her picks for four more seats on the state Board of Transportation.
Perdue notified members of a legislative oversight committee Wednesday of her intention to reappoint Stan White of Nag’s Head to the board’s Division 1 seat, and to appoint four new members:
Division 6 seat, previously held by Mac Campbell: Gary Ciccone of Fayetteville. Ciccone is a partner in a commercial real estate firm and board chairman of New Century Bancorp. Other New Century board members include state Sen. Tony Rand of Fayetteville, the Senate majority leader, and former Sen. Oscar Harris, who was Perdue’s campaign treasurer.
Divison 8 seat, previously held by G.R. Kindley: David Burns of Laurinburg, former president Z.V. Pate Inc., a farming enterprise.
Division 11 seat, succeeding Arnold Lakey: Sam Halsey, 74, of Jefferson, a Christmas tree farmer and former Chevrolet dealer. In a telephone interview, Halsey said he voted for Perdue and gave her a “very small” campaign contribution.
At-large seat for government-related finance and accounting, to succeed Tony Dennis of Norwood: Ronnie Wall of Burlington.
The five will join 12 other board members. Perdue has scaled back the board's powers, removing board members from decisions on individual transportation projects.