The North Carolina State Board of Elections will have a High Country feel to it. With the appointment of attorney Stacy “Four” Eggers, two of the five state board members now hail from Watauga County.

Eggers was one of three GOP nominees to fill a vacant seat on the board, along with James “Carr” McLamb Jr. and former Guilford state Sen. Trudy Wade.

Gov. Roy Cooper initially picked McLamb, but later rescinded the nomination.

Eggers was sworn in last week. Along with Democrat Stella Anderson, Watauga appointees now make up two-fifths of the state board. Eggers and Anderson served together on the board during the 2018 cycle when it was under a different configuration.

North Carolina law gives the governor the power to appoint the board's members, but two of them must come from the opposing party. 

Republican seats held by Forsyth County's Ken Raymond and fellow board member David Black opened up last month after the two men resigned over changes to absentee ballot rules. 

Eggers was appointed to Black's seat. Republican Tommy Tucker has been appointed to fill Raymond's vacancy.

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