Carter Opens Private Business
W.E. (Gene) Carter, former
president of The Bank of Raetord.
announces the opening of his new
private business at 21 1 S. Main St.
The business is named W.E.
Carter Realty and will engage in a
full-service real estate business
including sales, rentals, construc
tion, property management, and
Carter is a native of Hoke County
and moved back from Columbus
County to manage The Bank of
For State House
John C. | Pete] Hasty
John C. (Pete) Hasty, a Maxton
insurance and real estate executive,
has announced he will seek the
Democratic nomination to one of
the three seats in the State House of
Representatives in the district com
posed of Burleson, Hoke and
! Scotland counties.
He told The News-Journal Friday
that his main thrust in the General
Assembly would be on the principle
that North Carolina needs to
continue its economic develop
ment. "We need to add jobs for
people" in this area -? Hoke,
Scotland and Robeson, he added.
Hasty said his experience in
industrial development equips him
for helping locate industry in the
He was born in Maxton March 9,
1930, to William Howard Hasty of
Scotland County and Flora Belle
Currie of Hoke County. He was
married to the former Betty
Upchurch of Raeford in 1955. They
have three children: John, Jr., 23,
of Burlington; Flora Anne, 22, a
senior at Wesleyan College in
Macon, Ga.; and Elizabeth, 17, a
senior at Flora Macdonald
Academy in Red Springs.
He is following the family tra
dition of political involvement as
his father, William Howard Hasty,
served as mayor of Maxton for a
number of years as did his only
brother, Howard. C.A. Hasty, his
uncle, was a long term county
commissioner and a North Carolina
Hasty is a graduate of Maxton
High School, Presbyterian Junior
College, and University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served
two years in the Army obtaining the
rank of Sergeant in the 101st
Airborne Division while stationed
at Fort Jackson, S.C.
After he was discharged from the
Army in 1953, he entered the
insurance business in Raleigh as a
Fire Insurance Specialist for
United States Fidelity and
Guaranty Company. In 1958 he
returned to Maxton and became
manager of Hasty Insurance
Agency, and expanded that busi
ness into the field of real estate in
Hasty is a member of St. Paul's
United Methodist Church in Max
ton and has served as chairman of
the Administrative Board, and of
the Building Committee, and
served on the Finance Committee.
He was one of the founders of the
Maxton Jaycees and served as its
first president. He is a past
president and active member of the
Mormax Club in Maxton. Hasty
also received the Jaycees' Dis
tinguished Service Award.
An active scouter, he has served
on the Executive Committee of the
Cape Fear Council of Boy Scouts of
America for 12 years and was
president of the Council for two
years. He received a Silver Beaver
award in 1976 for service to the Boy
He has also served a number of
years on the Laurinburg-Maxton
Airport Commission, ana Is cur
rently the Chairman of the Board.
He serves on the Laurinburg Board
of Southern National Bank and is
an executive member of the Scot
land Memorial Hospital trustees.
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making abilities they need to
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Girl Scout leaders for their impor
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in the nationwide celebration of
Girl Scout Leader's Day on April
On that day, in honor of the Girl
Scout leader, a flag will be flown
from the U.S. Capitol building;
proclamations from government
officials will be read; and girls,
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Over 200 delegates from Pines of
Carolina Girl Scout Council's 20
counties met at McKimmon Center
in Raleigh April 15 to elect the
board of directors and carry on the
corporate business of the council.
Dr. William R. George, asso
ciate professor of marketing at
Rutgers University, was keynote
speaker at the business session.
Recognition of key volunteers
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Delegates from Hoke County
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Gatlin. The newly elected board
member from Hoke was Gloria
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Raeford upon the retirement in
1973 of R.B. Lewis.
His first real estate license was
granted in the mid- 1960s, and he
has had an interest in real estate
Carter says with his financial
background, plus his real estate
experience he looks forward to the
challenge of helping the people of
Raeford and Hoke County and
The business is located just south
of the main office of United
Carolina Bank and adjoining The
Family Dollar Store.
The new telephone number is
New business: W.E. [Gene | Carter's
new business is headquartered here,
on South Main Street, adjoining the
Family Dollar Store. [Staff photo].
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