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February 17, 2014

BOE to select District 7 replacement

TARBORO — The Edgecombe County Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight to interview two candidates for the District 7 board seat. The February regularly scheduled meeting was originally scheduled for Feb. 10, but was postponed due to inclement weather.

The board is scheduled to interview John W. Edmondson, Jr. and Marva G. Scott, and then take a vote on the seat.

Edmondson previously served on the board and Scott is the director of the Edgecombe County Department of Social Services.

“We have some questions that we’re going to ask the candidates,” said Board Chair Ann Kent. “We hope we will have a majority vote, so we can have that candidate sworn in and put them to work that night.”

Once appointed by the board and sworn in, the new member will finish out the remainder of Faye Taylor’s four-year term. Taylor submitted her resignation as District 7 representative at the December meeting.

“It is a very short term for that person, because that seat is up at the end of June,” Kent said.

If the new member desires to serve a full four-year term on the board, that person must run for the seat in the May election. Scott has filed for the seat.

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