WATAUGA — Following the resignation of John Welch effective Sept. 15, the Watauga County Board of Commissioners appointed Billy Kennedy as the new chair at their regular meeting on Tuesday Sept. 20.

As former vice-chairman, Kennedy led the meeting in Welch’s absence prior to his appointment. Kennedy began the meeting by reading Welch’s resignation letter, which was addressed to all board members.

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