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Voters selected three new members of the High Point R-3 Board of Education in Tuesday's municipal election.

Melanie Porter, with 28.86 percent of the vote; George Wyrick, with 26.58 percent, and Travis Pearson, with 23.04 percent, will be the school board's newest members. Each will serve a three-year term.

Porter is an incumbent, while Wyrick and Pearson join as new members.

In total, the race saw 395 votes cast across four candidates.

Daniel Carender narrowly missed out on the third and final available seat, with six votes separating his 85 votes from Pearson's 91.

Voters also narrowly declined the passage of Proposition No. 2 by a narrow margin of four votes. The general obligation bond would have seen the school district's debt service levy increase to $0.54 per $100 of assessed valuation of real and personal property and borrow money in the amount of $1 million. If passed, the ballot measure would have allowed the school district to fund site development, construction, equipping and furnishing additional classrooms; potential land acquisition; and other improvements pending remaining funding.

A total of 148 votes were cast for the ballot measure, with 51.35 percent of votes against.

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