Norman Cherry

School board members (from left) Rickey Freeman, Reba Cooper Carlton, School Superintendent Dr. Otis Smallwood, Vice Chair Norman Cherry, Board Chair Tarsha Dudley and Christine Dudley.

It was a monumental moment last week at the regular Bertie County School Board meeting as Bertie County Schools Superintendent Dr. Otis Smallwood presented Board Member Vice Chairman Norman Cherry with a special award of appreciation for his service on the board and in the district.

Cherry, also a retired Bertie County Commissioner, did not run for re-election.

John Foley can be reached via email at jfoley@apgenc.com