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Dare’s new school board members sworn in, leadership positions elected

Newly elected members of the Dare County Board of Education were sworn in and a new chair and vice chair were elected at the start of the board’s Dec. 8 meeting.

Swearing in the members was Clerk of Court Dean Tolson.

Sworn in for new four year terms were Mary Ellon Ballance, whose spouse Todd Ballance held the Bible; Susan Bothwell, for whom Rob Ross, Dare commissioner, held the Bible; David Twiddy, whose spouse Sharon Twiddy held the Bible; and Carl Woody, who was accompanied by his spouse Angela Woody, his mother Sue Ann Woody and his father Carl Woody Sr., who held the Bible.

The board next elected a chair and vice chair.

Superintendent John Farrelly conducted the election for chair. Board member Frank Hester nominated Mary Ellon Ballance to lead the board. The election was unanimous.

Ballance conducted the election for vice chair. Board member Joe Tauber nominated Margaret Lawler for the position. She was also elected unanimously.

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