Four candidates file early for county school board

Four candidates filed to run for the Randolph County Schools Board of Education, three of them since the filing period resumed last Thursday. Shannon Craven Whitaker of Franklinville, Kurt Melvin of Trinity, Fred Burgess of Climax and Phillip Lanier of Asheboro have formally declared their intentions. Burgess is an incumbent. The filing period was suspended in December, and then reopened last week. Whitaker had put her name in Dec. 6 before filings were cut off based on a ruling from the North Carolina Supreme Court. The other three filed last week. The filing period runs through noon Friday. The date of municipal election primaries was rescheduled from March 8 to May 17.

By Randolph Record