The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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June 24, 2014

Hammill replaces Gulledge on Misenheimer Council

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 — The village of Misenheimer appointed a new member to its Council Monday following the resignation of former member Jim Gulledge.

Gulledge, the director or student services at Pfeiffer University, had served on the Council for at least seven years when he notified the Council he would be resigning.

While he has not yet made a comment on the situation and current council members do not want to speak for him, they do say Gulledge leaves on good terms.  

“He’s a very honest, loyal, sensitive and good person,” Councilman Peter Edquist said.

“We’ll miss him greatly.”

Gulledge’s term was slated to end in 2015.

At the request of the Council, Judy Dry Hammill agreed to consider filling his seat for the remainder of that term and was sworn in at the village’s regular meeting.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity and I’m happy to step up,” Hammill said.

Hammill comes to the Council with several years of experience on the village’s Planning Board and Board of Adjustments, where she says she now plans to step down to an alternate position. She also serves on the Gladstone Academy Restoration Committee and as the chair of the county’s Democratic party.

Raised in Misenheimer, she  returned to her family’s home in the village about six years ago, after the passing of her husband. Prior to that she lived and worked as a publicity manager in Charleston, South Carolina.

“I see a similarity between Charleston and Misenheimer, there’s a certain calm and quaintness,” she said.

“I would like to see the village continue to be that quaint community, but still keep up to date with what’s happening around us.”

She said she would also like to work toward building a  tight-knit community feel in the village and strengthen ties with Pfeiffer University.

“I have a good feel for the community from the boards, but I want to get my feet wet first before I jump in,” Hammill said.

But soon enough she said she will have plenty to say.

“We’ll be glad to hear it,” Mayor Michael “Frizbee” Herron said.

“Welcome on board.”

To submit story ideas, contact Shannon Beamon at (704) 982-2121 ext. 24 or at shannon@stanlynewspress.com.

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