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CHAPTER 257 AN ACT AUTHORIZING AN ELECTION ON THE QUESTION OF REORGANIZING AND MERGING THE RICHMOND COUNTY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT, THE HAMLET CITY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT, AND THE ROCKINGHAM CITY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT INTO ONE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT UNDER ONE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR ALL THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN RICHMOND COUNTY. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
If by reason of death, disability, resignation or similar cause a vacancy should occur in the membership of the board of education, either with the board named in Section 2 of this Act or thereafter, said vacancy shall be filled by the remaining members of the board. A person selected to fill a vacancy shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term of the person creating or causing the vacancy. All vacancies shall be filled within 30 days after the vacancy occurs. In the event the vacancy is not filled within 30 days, the vacancy shall be filled by the State Board of Education in accordance with Chapter 115 of the General Statutes of North Carolina.