New plan keeps Beaufort County whole

Published 12:36 pm Monday, July 11, 2011

State Rep. Bill Cook, R-Beaufort, has confirmed that a new redistricting plan scheduled for release today would keep Beaufort County whole in one state House district.

A previously released plan would have carved most of the city of Washington out of the county and placed it in a district rooted in western Pitt County.

In response to concerns from his constituents, Cook advocated in Raleigh for a new plan that would keep Beaufort County whole in one House district.

Cook is a member of the House redistricting committee.

For more coverage of this story, see Wednesday’s edition of the Washington Daily News.