Republican Dwight S. Williams Jr. was sworn in Wednesday morning as Sampson County Clerk of Superior Court. With wife Debbie and his family by his side, Williams took the oath administered by Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Albert D. Kirby Jr. inside the second-floor courtroom at the Sampson County Courthouse. Kirby appointed Williams last week to complete former clerk Norman Wayne Naylor’s unexpired term, which ends November 2018. ‘I understand fully that this is an interim position and it will be a test period. There is an election in November. I hope in the next 10 months I can earn your support as Clerk of Court,’ said Williams. ‘I pledge to earn your trust, I pledge to learn as much as I can from those ladies and gentlemen (clerk staff) and I pledge to work hard for you.’
Following his own oath, Williams administered the oaths to approximately 20 staffers within the Clerk of Court’s office, including assistant and deputy clerks.