WNC gets new Wildlife Commission members

Western North Carolina will have two representatives on the 19-member N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission following a round of appointments by Gov. Roy Cooper.

Brad Stanback, of Canton, will serve a six-year term as the District 9 commissioner, and Hayden Rogers, of Brasstown, will serve a four-year term as an at-large commissioner.

New members were sworn in during a ceremony July 27, with Secretary of State Elaine Marshall administering the oath of office. John Coley IV, of Raleigh, was elected chairman and David Hoyle Jr., of Dallas, was elected vice-chairman.

The Wildlife Commission establishes policies and regulations governing hunting, fishing, trapping, boating and lands management throughout North Carolina.


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