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New Council member Loretta Harris with Clarksville Mayor Kevin Allgood. / September 05, 2018

The newest member of Clarksville Town Council was sworn in Tuesday during a special called meeting.

Loretta H. Harris has been appointed by Council to take over the seat vacated by Kristy Somerville-Midgette, who departed after being tapped to be the new superintendent of schools for Brunswick County.

Harris has lived in Clarksville for 52 years. During that time, she has owned and operated several businesses including C.H. Harris Funeral Home, Harris Beauty Salon and Quality Motors used car division. She also owns and operates Giles-Harris Funeral Home in Chase City.

Harris’ civic involvement includes serving as president of the Clarksville Regional Museum board, member of the Eastern Star, Pride of Mecklenburg, Mecklenburg County chief electoral officer, Southside Regional Library board member, American Cancer Society member, and as secretary, historian and current treasurer for Saint Mark Baptist Church. She also is a member of the Lake Country Area on Aging board and is housing rehab board member and catalyst for the Clarksville Southwest downtown revitalization project.

Harris will serve the remainder of Somerville-Midgette’s term, which ends in 2019.

Welcoming her to Council Tuesday night, Clarksville Mayor Kevin Allgood praised Harris for her community involvement and willingness to serve.

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