Last updated: July 29. 2014 3:34AM - 435 Views
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DOBSON — Local residents who might have an ambition in life of serving on the Mount Airy Board of Education have only three more days to act on that desire.


The filing deadline for the 2014 city school board election is noon on Friday in Dobson.


In all, three seats are at stake, with two incumbents filing so far for new four-year terms.


Ben Cooke is seeking re-election to his District “B” school board post covering the Mount Airy No. 2 and 3 precincts, and board veteran Tim Matthews has filed to retain his at-large position encompassing precincts 1-7.


The third seat affected by this year’s election is now held by Mike Hiatt, the representative for District “A” (the Mount Airy No. 1 precinct).


Susan Jarrell, director of the Surry County Board of Elections, said Monday that officials there want to make sure potential candidates for any of the three school board positions are aware of the filing period’s closure on Friday.


Filing began on July 7, with the election to be held on Nov. 4.


Candidates must sign up at the elections office in Dobson, located on the lower level of the new county courthouse, and pay a $5 fee.


Office hours there are 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but any last-minute filers should be reminded of Friday’s noon deadline.


Tom Joyce may be reached at 336-415-4693 or on Twitter @Me_Reporter.


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