Meet the Town Council

Mayor O'Neal was born in Belhaven on January 31, 1969. He has been a life long resident of the Belhaven area except for his years at North Carolina State University where he graduated with a B.A. in Business Management.

He has served the Belhaven area as a securities and insurance broker since graduating from NC State University in 1991. In 1999 Mayor O'Neal started a real estate company that is now known as United Country O'Neal and Associates, Inc. with four locations; Bath, Belhaven, Aurora and Washington. Mayor O'Neal is blessed with four children.

Mayor Adam W. O'Neal

Born in Norfolk, VA in 1951 and raised in Fort Myers, Florida.  Moved to Belhaven in 1964 and attended and graduated from John A. Wilkinson HS in 1969.  Attended Beaufort Community College, Pitt Community College and East Carolina University.  I have lived at 547 East Street since 1982.  I have worked in Belhaven all my adult life, owning and operating a contracting business for 35 years.  I am now engaged in the real estate development business with United Country O’Neal and Associates.  My wife Karen and I have 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren.  I am extremely proud to be a resident and an elected official representing the people of Belhaven.

Councilman Steve Carawan

Councilman Robert L. Stanley

Councilman Stanley is a Belhaven native, and he graduated from Belhaven High School. He is employed by Stanadyne Corporation in Washington, NC, where he has been since 1981. Prior to that he was a Supervisor with National Spinning Company for 16 years. He also owns Stanley’s Car Wash in Belhaven.

Mr. Stanley is a member of St. Miller Missionary Baptist Church, and he is a member of Golden Trowel Lodge #97. He has long been active in civic organizations and is totally committed to working with the youth in our community.

He has been married to Mrs. Queen Ester Carter Stanley for 51 years, has 2 children, is raising a nephew, and has six grandchildren. He is honored to be serving the people of Belhaven and is dedicated to working toward a better Belhaven for all of us.

Councilman Robert L. Stanley

Councilman Moore was born and raised in Belhaven, and graduated from Belhaven High School.  He holds Associate’s degrees from Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, and a Business Administration degree from Beaufort County Community College.  He is retired from the U.S. Navy, and from the U.S. Postal Services where he retired after 27 years of service.  During this time, he served as Postal Clerk, Assistant Postmaster and finished his career as a Head Postmaster.

Howard and his wife, Clare, have four daughters, four grandchildren, and a god-daughter.

He loves the Town he grew up in, and is proud to be part of the positive changes occurring here.

Councilman Howard Moore