Replacement for late Rep Carter named

Reece Pyrtle was chosen to fill the remainder of the late state Rep. Jerry Carter's term. File

RALEIGH — Reece Pyrtle was chosen by members of the Rockingham County Republican Party’s executive committee to fill the remainder of late state Rep. Jerry Carter’s term in the N.C. House of Representatives.

Carter died on Aug. 3 following a rare gastrointestinal disorder that required treatment at Duke Hospital in Durham.

Pyrtle, a two-term county commissioner, was formerly the City of Eden’s chief of police.