A highlight of the 2013 DWNC state convention, held in Shelby in September, was the festive banquet honoring Democratic Stars. Nominated by county party organizations across the state, Stars were announced at the banquet with a special slideshow, certificates, and thanks for their support for the party. Shown at left are three local Stars. They are Mary Degree and Betsy Wells, nominated by Cleveland County Democratic Women, and Pat Poston, nominated by the Cleveland County Democratic Party. All active for years in support of Democrats, Degree is currently District 2 director of the N. C. NAACP, Wells is chair of Tenth District Democrats, and Poston is CCDP secretary.
Three Clevelanders honored as 'Stars' at DWNC convention