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City schools evaluate superintendent finalists

The Whiteville City Schools Board of Education met in a special session Saturday morning to spend more time with the leading candidates for the soon-to-be-vacant position of superintendent.

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The board met for seven hours Monday and Tuesday evenings, interviewing and comparing seven of the 20 applicants for the job.

The board invited three of those seven educators to return for additional questioning Saturday morning, board chairman Coleman Barbour said. Interviews and board discussion occurred in closed session at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and Tourism half a block away from the schools’ central offices.

A few minutes after noon, the board went into open session just long enough to pass the motion to adjourn.

Barbour said after the adjournment that the board had made significant progress toward their choice. “Now I’ll get with our lawyer about what the next step will be,” Barbour said. Will Callihan is the board’s lawyer.

Stuart Rogers