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3 newcomers join Mathews board

Mathews County saw a 55 percent voter turnout during the general election on Tuesday, resulting in the election, according to unofficial returns, of three newcomers to the board of supervisors—Paul Hudgins, Melissa Mason and Jackie Ingram.

Incumbent Mike Rowe held onto the seat to which he was appointed last year after former supervisor Pepper Love resigned. He will serve the remaining two years of that term, while the other supervisors-elect will serve four-year terms.

With only a five-vote difference between Ingram and incumbent supervisor G.C. Morrow—1,463 votes versus 1,458—a recount could be on the horizon. Morrow said on Wednesday morning that he was waiting until the vote was certified to decide whether or not he would ask for one.

Mathews County Registrar Carla Faulkner said on Wednesday morning that once the vote is certified candidates have 10 days to ask for a recount. Should one be requested, the Code of Virginia requires that a preliminary hearing b...

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