Breen plans school board town hall Friday

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Wilson County school board candidate Rhyan Breen is holding a food truck town hall meeting to hear voters’ views on public education Friday afternoon.

Breen will host a “Food for Thought” meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday at the Eagle Farm Clubhouse on Eagle Farm Drive.

“I want to know what you think. I want to know what you want out of your school system. And I just want to feed you,” Breen wrote on a Facebook event page for the meeting. “Funky Fresh Food Truck is bringing the food and we can exchange our thoughts. Wilson only gets better if we all work together!”

An attorney at Farris & Farris and the parent of two Wilson County Schools students, Breen is one of three candidates for the Wilson County Board of Education’s District 7 seat being vacated by incumbent Robin Flinn, who is not seeking re-election.

Stephanie Cyrus, a a state consultant for gifted and advanced programs for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction in Raleigh, and Wayne Willingham, a parent of three Wilson County students who works as director of new business development for Kent Companies, are also on the ballot for District 7.

Flinn’s District 7 seat is the only contested school board race. Three incumbents — Debora Powell in District 1, Christine Fitch in District 3 and Beverly Boyette in District 5 — are unopposed in their bids for re-election.

Nonpartisan school board contests will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot in Wilson County.

For more information on Friday’s town hall, visit Breen’s campaign page at www.facebook.com/breenfordistrict7/.