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Rowe selected for interim appointment

Mike Rowe of North was appointed on Monday to serve as the interim supervisor on the Mathews County Board of Supervisors. The vote by the board was three to one, with chairman G.C. Morrow voting against.

Rowe will serve until a special election is held for the seat during the Nov. 5 general election. He will fill the seat vacated by Pepper Love, who resigned last month.

On Tuesday morning, Rowe said he would be sworn in by the Circuit Court clerk as soon as possible and expects to take his seat at the board meeting that will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Asked if he intends to run for the office in the November special election, he said that for now, “I just want to get my feet wet again and see where it goes.”

In a written statement, Rowe said, “I feel the board’s decision is a reflection upon how complicated and unfair appointing any of the candidates is during the midst of the budgeting process and for such a short term. I am glad to take on that burden, but ...

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