John Welch to Resign

John Welch has decided to resign from the Watauga county board of commissioners effective September 15.

The specifics of his resignation will be discussed at a September 20 meeting. As we’ve reported before this is due to well she’s taking up a position at the University of Virginia in mid May to which he commuted regularly. On July 25 lawyer Nathan Milyer fire filed a lawsuit on behalf of Watauga County GOP chair Bill Greene against Attorney General Josh Stein. The lawsuit stated that Stein was failing to live up to his responsibility and duty to act in situations where an individual is unlawfully failing to vacate an elected position. The case has been dismissed due to welshes resignation. We will update you as more information becomes available.

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