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Tammy Proctor of Pender County and Carolyn Mejia of Wilmington have been elected to the board of Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

Proctor is the Pender County tourism director. She previously worked for the Greater Topsail Area Chamber of Commerce. She and her husband live in Hampstead.

Mejia is Co-Owner of AntiGravityGear. She previously was owner of Port City Design. She specializes in graphic design, photography and web marketing for AntiGravityGear, a company that makes lightweight products for hikers. Also elected was Chris Grams, president and partner of New Kind in Raleigh.

“These new members’ talents are a perfect match for our organization as we look to expand more of the trail in eastern North Carolina and communicate with the public, landowners, and community leaders in the region and statewide,” said Kate Dixon, executive director of the Friends of the MST.

Friends of the MST is a non-profit organization whose more than 1,000 volunteers are helping build and maintain a hiking trail that is 1,175 miles long from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks. Nearly 700 miles are complete.

Friends of the MST is also instrumental in the start-up of the Coastal Crescent Trail, an alternative route for the MST in the east that traverses Johnston, Sampson, Cumberland, Bladen, Pender, Onslow and Craven counties

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