Lineberger Files for School Board
A late filing for school board means there will be two contested races this fall.
Enola Lineberger, a registered nurse and married mother of five, filed for office just minutes before last Friday's noon deadline.
Lineberger and Laura Kelly Kite of Whispering Pines are seeking the seat being vacated by Joe Vaughn, who decided not to seek re-election.
Lineberger and her family live in Pinehurst. Her three youngest children attend Moore County schools.
"I have a long history with Moore County Schools," Lineberger said. "I have had a child in Moore County Schools since my oldest entered the system in 1990."
Lineberger said she has spoken often at school board meetings, supporting a variety of issues. Most recently, she has spoken in favor of the International Baccalaureate program at Southern Middle School.
School superintendent Susan Purser has recommended that the school make Southern Middle a whole IB school. Currently, the school offers a split curriculum.
Lineberger is among six candidates seeking four seats on the school board. Incumbents Lorna Clack and Bruce Cunningham are running unopposed.
In the other contested race, incumbent Kathy Farren is running against Ed Dennison.
School board members are elected for three-year terms. Elections will be held Nov. 4.
Lineberger said she thinks the school system is going in a good direction and hopes she can offer positive input on some of the difficult decisions the board will face in the coming years.
"Things are going in a positive direction," Lineberger said. "I'd like to be a part of that."
Contact Tom Embrey at 693-2473 or by e-mail at tembrey@ thepilot.com.
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