DOBSON — The filing period for two seats on the Pilot Mountain town board opened on Friday, and the two candidates to file for office at this point are half brothers, Scott and Meigs Needham.
Scott Needham, son of town Commissioner Linda Needham, filed for office on Friday, and his half brother, Meigs, filed for office at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.
Commissioners Andew French and Carolyn Boyles’ seats are up for grabs this term. French recently said that he will have to “mull” over the decision on whether or not to run again, while Boyles said she plans to file, but hasn’t had an opportunity to get to the Board of Elections office in Dobson yet.
The brothers’ father is Oscar M. Needham.
Meigs Needham, 53, of 512 W. Main St., is married to Gina Jessup. They have a 13-year-old son, Oscar. He graduated from East Surry High School in 1977 and Guilford College in 1982 with a Bachelor in Science in management and mathematics.
Needham said he has lived in Pilot Mountain his entire life. He is the owner of Needham and Associates, Inc. and is a Realtor and appraiser.
He said he filed for office so he can bring a positive influence to the town.
“I just want to see the town move forward. We need industry — economic development,” said Needham.
The filing period ends on July 20 at noon at the Surry County Board of Elections office.
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