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WNC elected officials sworn-in this week

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Courtesy of Buncombe County Government
Buncombe County Commissioners were among the elected officials that were sworn in across the region this week.

All week the final step of the election process for local candidates took place across North Carolina with swearing-in ceremonies marking the beginnings of their terms in office. In Western North Carolina, those ceremonies took place in a variety of locations from courtrooms and government buildings to churches and meeting halls. Local officials were sworn-in including county commissioners, school board members, and sheriffs.

Here’s a selection of elected officials swearing-in ceremonies in the region provided by the local governments. You can see a full list of who was elected on BPR’s election results page.

Lilly Knoepp serves as BPR’s first fulltime reporter covering Western North Carolina. She is a native of Franklin, NC who returns to WNC after serving as the assistant editor of Women@Forbes and digital producer of the Forbes podcast network. She holds a master’s degree in international journalism from the City University of New York and earned a double major from UNC-Chapel Hill in religious studies and political science.