Longtime school board member and current chairman of the Craven County Board of Education Carroll G. (Carr) Ipock II handily kept his seat Tuesday night.


Longtime school board member and current chairman of the Craven County Board of Education Carroll G. (Carr) Ipock II handily kept his seat Tuesday night.



In unofficial vote totals, Ipock got 22,662 votes (73 percent), while challenger Dave LaVigne had 8,263 votes (29 percent).



Though the seat represents the county’s third district, all voters in Craven County vote for the Board of Education.



Ipock has been a member of the board since 1992. He is retired from Weyerhaeuser, where he was a manager, worked in information technology and was a production coordinator.



LaVigne is the owner of LaVigne Appraisals of New Bern.



Meanwhile, David Hale won the District 5 seat for Craven County Board of Education. Hale totaled 18, 815 votes (53 percent), while Tanya Roberts had 16,661 (47 percent).



Hale is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and a former Delta Airlines pilot who worked as a counselor at Tucker Creek Middle School in Havelock before his retirement. He has an education specialist degree from George Washington University.



Roberts is an organizing consultant who has been active in the National Association of Social Workers in North Carolina and president of the organization.