} Mathews County supervisor Charles Ingram received accolades for his 28 years of service on the board of supervisors during his last board meeting on Dec. 17. He did not seek re-election this year, instead announcing his retirement.
In accepting a certificate recognizing his service, Ingram thanked the residents of Mathews County. Being a supervisor “was sometimes a rough road” and “it gets bumpy at times,” said Ingram, adding, “It’s a little emotional for me.”
He spoke of the accomplishments of the board during his tenure, including closure of the landfill, construction of the waste transfer station, extensive renovations to the schools and library, and construction of a new courts complex, expressing pride in the current financial status of the county.
“I’m leaving here when we pretty well don’t owe anything,” he said. “A lot of counties are in debt, but we can move ahead with other projects now.”
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