Beaufort News

Newton, Sommerville to lead County Council

Beaufort County Council's chairman and vice chairman both were re-elected to new terms Monday.

Council met to swear in six of its 11 members and choose leadership for the next two years. Chairman Weston Newton and Vice Chairman Paul Sommerville were both re-elected unanimously.

Newton has served as chairman since 2003. Sommerville has served as vice chairman since 2009.

Council will set 2011 goals during a retreat this month.

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