Brenda S. Fairley-Ferebee

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Brenda S. Fariley Ferebee
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Board member, Robeson County School Board, District 2
Term ends
Years in position 12
Elections and appointments
Last electionMay 6, 2014
First elected2002
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionEnforcement official
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Brenda Fairley-Ferebee holds the District 2 seat on the Robeson County school board in North Carolina. She was initially elected to the chamber in 2002 and won re-election on May 6, 2014.


Fairley-Ferebee lives in Maxton, North Carolina. She is Robeson County’s code enforcement official, and previously served as a member of the Maxton Zoning Board of Adjustment and the Robeson County Domiciliary Board on Aging. Fairley-Ferebee is a member of Southern Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She is also the pastor of Trusting in Jesus Ministry-Mt. Sinai-The Healing Center. Fairley-Ferebee has received a number of awards, including the Diploma of Honor from the North Carolina School Board Association, the Diploma of Distinction from the Tri-County Bible College, the Most Inspirational Speaker Award from the Evans Correctional Institute, the Politician of the Year Award from the Robeson County Black Caucus and the North Carolina State Industrial Supervision Award. She also received a Gold and Silver Award for her assistance to military families while serving as a family support member at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, in 2006. She is married to Ron Ferebee.[1]



See also: Robeson County Schools elections (2014)


Brenda Fairley-Ferebee defeated Effie N. McEachin for the District 2 seat in the general election on May 6, 2014.


Fariley-Ferebee won re-election to the board in 2014.

Robeson County Schools, District 2 General Election, 4-year term, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Nonpartisan Green check mark transparent.pngBrenda S. Fairley-Ferebee Incumbent 62.8% 1,546
     Nonpartisan Effie N. McEachin 36.5% 898
     Nonpartisan Write-in 0.7% 16
Total Votes 2,460
Source: North Carolina Board of Elections, "05/06/2014 OFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS - ROBESON," accessed June 3, 2014


Fariley-Ferebee did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the Robeson County Board of Elections.[2]


Fairley-Ferebee did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.

About the district

See also: Robeson County Schools, North Carolina
Robeson County Schools is located in Robeson County, North Carolina
Robeson County Schools is located in Robeson County, North Carolina. Robeson County is home to 134,841 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3] Robeson County Schools is the 13th-largest school district in North Carolina, serving 23,933 students during the 2010-2011 school year.[4]


Robeson County underperformed in comparison to the rest of North Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 12.9% of Robeson County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a Bachelor's degree compared to 26.8% for North Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Robeson County was $30,167 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Robeson County was 31.9% compared to 16.8% for the entire state.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2012[3]
Race Robeson County (%) North Carolina (%)
White 32.8 71.9
Black or African American 24.7 22.0
American Indian and Alaska Native 39.0 1.5
Asian 0.8 2.5
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or More Races 2.5 2.0
Hispanic or Latino 8.2 8.7

2013 Party Affiliation, Robeson County[5]
Party Registered Voters  % of Total
Democratic 52,857 71.1
Republican 8,654 11.6
Libertarian 133 0.2
No Party 12,648 17.0

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[6]

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