Brummitt, Hughes, Wright sworn in

Swearing-in of Brummitt, Hughes, and Wright

Before the regular session of the Vance County Board of Commissioners, freshman members Scott Hughes and Dan Brummitt, as well as seventh-term Danny Wright, were sworn into office by Resident Superior Court Judge Henry W. Hight, Jr.

Hughes’ children, Zack and Victoria stood with him during the ceremony. Brummitt was accompanied by his wife, Tonya.



After the new Commission was seated, it began its round of yearly reappointments. After unanimously electing Commissioner Deborah Brown Chairman of the Commission, who immediately took her seat, she thanked the Board for its confidence in her and complimented former Chairman Tim Pegram for his service in that position for the previous two years.

The Board proceded to unanimously re-appoint the following individuals to County positions:

  • Kelly Grisson to Clerk to the Board
  • Wright to Vice-Chairman of the Board
  • Jerry Ayscue to County Manager
  • Jerry Tucker to Finance Officer
  • Robert S. (Stubbs) Hight as County Attorney; Jonathan Care as Alternate
  • Custodians:

  • Courthouse – Bob Fuller
  • Administration Building – Bob Fuller
  • Henry A. Dennis Building – Sandra Grissom
  • County Office Building – Harold Thompson
  • Social Services Building – Kay Fields
  • The Board adopted the North Carolina state schedule of holidays as its own, as it does every year. It also desinated the hours of opening and closing of its public buildings as 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., which does not represent a change from last year.

    The Commission also appointed three members to the Vance County Fire Commission; Mike Coghill as Chairman, with Deborah Brown and Ron Jones as members.

    Editor’s Note: Home in Henderson was unable to provide coverage of the swearing-in ceremony. We thank Commissioner Scott Hughes for sharing his photographs with us.