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By James Johnson jamesjohnson@civitasmedia.com

Peggy Wilkins Chavis
Peggy Wilkins Chavis
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LUMBERTON — The Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County will welcome a new member on Tuesday night as it begins its new fiscal year.

At Tuesday’s meeting, happening at 6 p.m. at the Public Schools of Robeson County’s central office on N.C. 711, former teacher Peggy Wilkins Chavis will be officially taking her place as school board representative for District 3.

Chavis will take the seat previously held by former school board member Severeo Kerns.

Kerns had served on the Board of Education for 12 years, including one year as chairman and three years spent as vice chairman. Chavis won the seat with 46.16 percent of the vote during the May elections.

Other school board members who will be taking the oath of office Tuesday include incumbents Dwayne Smith, Mike Smith and Brenda S. Fairley-Ferebee. Of those three, only Ferebee ran with opposition. She was reelected as school board representative for District 2 with 62.56 percent of the vote.

Shelena G. Smith, Robeson County clerk of superior court, will be in attendance to oversee the swearing in.

Other items on Tuesday’s agenda include the announcement of state athletic recognitions by Assistant Superintendent Linda Emanuel and Director of Athletics Jason Suggs, an update on Robeson County’s Summer School program and an update on funding for the district’s child nutrition program.

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