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The History

The Town of Midway, located in the northern section of Davidson County, North Carolina was incorporated on June 29, 2006. Midway is Davidson County's fifth and newest incorporated municipality. At the time of formation, the town encompassed eight square miles with a population of 4,399. After citizen requested annexation, Midway now covers nine square miles with a population of 4,700.

Midway derives its name from its location midway between Winston-Salem and Lexington, North Carolina.

Through the leadership of John Faust and Norman Wilkes and the guidance of Senator Stan Bingham the community sought incorporation from 2004-2006 to protect their community and to retain its own identity. In 2004 an interim council (Larry Jenkins, Betty Nifong, Steve Stokes, Barbara Temple, Carl Tuttle, and Norman Wilkes ) was established. A petition drive in 2005 gathered the required signatures of 51 percent of the voting population within the proposed town limits. On Wednesday, June 28, 2006 Senate Bill S1852 was unanimously ratified, therefore; establishing the "Town of Midway". The town was officially incorporated on June 29, 2006. Norman Wilkes was the town's first mayor. Due to the resignations of two council members the new appointed council consisted of Mayor Pro Tempore: Betty Nifong, John Byrum, Barbara Temple, Carl Tuttle, and Judy Waddell.

On November 3, 2007 the Town of Midway had its first official election. George Byrum was elected as Mayor along with Councilmen John Byrum, Mike McAlpine, Robin Moon, Todd Nifong, and Wiley Nifong.

Alfred Dillon served as a consultant to help with administration and managerial duties until Ryan B. Ross was hired as Midway’s first Town Manager on March 2, 2008. The Town also contracts the services of Linda Hunt, Clerk, Jim Lanik, Attorney, and Ann Stroud, Finance.

On Nov. 3, 2009, the following were elected to serve: George Byrum, Mayor, Mike McAlpine, Mayor Pro Tempore, along with Councilmen John Byrum, Robin Moon, Todd Nifong and Norman Wilkes.

On Nov. 1, 2011, the following were elected to serve: Norman Wilkes, Mayor, Mike McAlpine, Mayor Pro Tempore, along with Councilmen John Byrum, Robin Moon, and Todd Nifong. Sue Stephens was appointed to the council seat vacated by Norman Wilkes.