Lt. Gov. Dan Forest and state Rep. Linda Johnson of Kannapolis have been appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board by Gov. Pat McCrory.
The 16-state organization based in Atlanta tries to improve public education at every level from pre-K through Ph.D. The organization tries to improve the quality of life of the region by advancing public education, according to its website.
McCrory also made appointments to the N.C. Zoological Council and the Roanoke River Basin.
Appointed to the N.C. Zoological Council: Jerry Hudson, vice president of New Bridge Bank in Greensboro; Stephen Cox, an agent with Senn Dunn independent insurance agency in Greensboro; John Adcox of Mecklenburg, president of Source Agency and the Adcox Companies; Gregory Hunter, managing director of Oppenheimer in Winston-Salem; and Scott Reed, of Forsyth County, former director of WSFS Financial Corp.
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Named to the Roanoke River Basin Bi-State Commission: state Rep. Susan Martin, a Republican from Wilson County, Sen. Peter Brunstetter, a Republican from Forsyth County, Sen. Angela Bryant, a Democrat from Nash County, Sen. Shirley Randleman, a Republican from Wilkes County, and Rep. Bryan Holloway, a Republican from Stokes County.