Transparency a priority for northern Beaufort County political newcomers

Voters in northern Beaufort County turned two incumbents out of local office on Election Day and replaced them with political newcomers — an unquestionable sign of discontent with business as usual.

Whether the electorate was specifically distressed about open government and adherence to the state's Freedom of Information Act is less clear. Certainly, however, the winning candidates made these issues part of their platforms.

Now, their job is to champion transparency as vigorously in office as they did on the campaign trail. Continue>>>