To North Carolinas (if that’s even a thing), there’s a new sheriff in town. This sheriff breaks record even before officially taking the post. Paula Dance, the new sheriff, is not just black, but she’s also a female; pun intended .
Late November, North Carolina went to the polls and Dance was elected the sheriff. Thereby becoming not just the first African-American sheriff, but also the first female African-America sheriff.
During the oath taking, Dance had her grandson and granddaughter hold the bible for her as she swore to uphold all the promises she made during the campaigns. Dance comes into the office of the mayor with 20 years worth of experience.
She grew up in the Martin County, North Carolina and live a farm life before getting into the law enforcement. She began her career as a clerk/jailer at a local sheriff’s office. Shortly afterward, she joined the community college.
“I knew at some point, not long after getting in, that that was my niche. I started interacting with the public and being a public servant… and that’s when I knew that was the career that I had …read more