Peggy Wilkins Chavis
Chavis graduated from Magnolia High School. She earned a B.A. in Education from Pembroke State University and a degree in Special Education from East Carolina University. She taught in Columbus County schools for six years and taught at Magnolia Elementary School in Robeson County for 12 years. While at Magnolia, she was named the school district’s Teacher of the Year. For more than 14 years, Chavis served as Robeson County’s homebound teacher, a program Chavis started in Robeson County in 1988. She also taught adult high school for Robeson Community College for eight years. After her retirement in 2002, she continued to teach for another eight years at Robeson County elementary schools. Chavis is now the owner of Chavis Insurance Agency in Saddletree, as well as the owner of Mary’s Cafe. She has also owned and managed J.R.’s Mobile Home Park for 27 years. Chavis served as the first vice chairwoman of the Robeson County Democratic Party, is a former member of the board of directors for the Robeson County Department of Social Services and served on the board of directors for the Robeson County Cooperative Extension Service. She has also been a co-captain for the Saddletree Community Watch and coordinator for the Saddletree community March of Dimes.
- See also: Robeson County Schools elections (2014)
|Robeson County Schools, District 3 General Election, 4-year term, 2014|
|Nonpartisan||Peggy Wilkins Chavis||57.5%||817|
|Nonpartisan||Severeo Kerns Incumbent||41.9%||595|
|Nonpartisan||Brenda L. Locklear||0.6%||8|
|Source: North Carolina Board of Elections, "05/06/2014 OFFICIAL PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS - ROBESON," accessed June 3, 2014|
Chavis did not report any campaign contributions or expenditures to the Robeson County Board of Elections.
Chavis did not receive any official endorsements for her campaign.
About the district
- See also: Robeson County Schools, North Carolina
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.
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, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.
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- Ben Shiles, "The Robesian, "Educator joins District 3 race for school board," February 24, 2014
- Robeson County, "Robeson County Board of Elections," accessed March 31, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Robeson County, North Carolina," accessed March 17, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "ELSI Table Generator," accessed February 18, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "NC Voter Statistics Results," accessed March 31, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
|2014 Robeson County Schools Elections|
|Robeson County, North Carolina|
|Election date:||May 6, 2014|
|Candidates:||District 2: • Brenda S. Fairley-Ferebee • Effie N. McEachin|
District 8: • Dwayne Smith
|Important information:||Key deadlines • Additional elections on the ballot|