Album: Cleveland County Democratic Convention 2014
Our April 5 annual convention began with inspiring ceremonies including presentation of the U.S. and N.C. flags by the Color Guard of the Cleveland County Sheriff's Department, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the National Anthem.
Welcoming convention-goers at the registration desk are, left to right, Leatha Lockhart, Nick Carpenter, Dora Ley, and Brenda Lipsomb. The sign above says "Help restore our state to great again!"
Robin Smith calls he roll of precincts represented. Robin, who has been CCDP treasurer, was elected county party chair at the convention. She succeeds Nick Carpenter, standing, left, who resigned as he begins campaigning in earnest as a candidate for the N. C. House, District 111.