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02/01/2019

Campbell Sworn in to County Board


LUMBERTON — A familiar name, but with a different face, will become the newest addition to the Robeson County Board of Commissioners on Monday. During the meeting that will take place at 6 p.m. in the county Administration Building at 701 N. Elm St. in Lumberton, Pauline Campbell will be sworn in as the District 2 representative. She will be the third female commissioner ever to serve on the board and the first African-American female.

The Robesonian will live stream the meeting on Facebook.

Campbell will take the seat formerly held by her husband, Berlester Campbell. The late commissioner was unopposed in the Nov. 6 election, but died on Sept. 28. His widow was selected by the county Democratic Party to receive the votes he won and to take his place on the board.

She doesn’t have to wait to be certified by reconstituted county and state boards of election to take the seat, according to County Manager Kellie Blue.

After Campbell is sworn in there will be a short recess for a reception.