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March 15 deadline set for interim board hopefuls in Mathews

Mathews County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to petition Mathews Circuit Court for permission to hold a special election in November to fill the seat of supervisor Pepper Love, who resigned following a special closed session of the board on Feb. 14. In his letter of resignation, Love said he had set high standards for the employees of Mathews County and felt he had been betrayed.

Supervisors also decided, on a split vote, to give county residents the opportunity to submit letters of interest in filling Love’s position on an interim basis, until the election. With only four board members remaining, the vote was 3-1.

Supervisor Charles Ingram voted against the motion, saying during discussion that “we have one person who already ran, and now people are coming out who didn’t want to run but want to take this man’s position.” Ingram has expressed support for the idea that the candidate with the third highest number of votes in the last supervisors&rsquo...

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