2015 Miss North Carolina Kate Peacock, a Sampson County native, visited the Sampson County Board of Commissioners at its regular meeting Monday night. ‘I’m Sampson County, born and raised. To be able to travel this state, and hopefully the nation as Miss America, and say I grew up here means a lot to me. It’s a great place to grow up,’ Peacock, a 2013 Midway High School graduate, told the board. Peacock competed as Miss Dunn in earning the state title and now will compete in the Miss America pageant in September. Her parents are Gary and Penny Peacock of the Spivey’s Corner community. Peacock advocates for ‘Peeper Keepers,’ which raises awareness for children with pediatric eye disease.
Miss North Carolina Kate Peacock poses with the Sampson County Board of Commissioners at the board’s meeting Monday. Pictured, from left, are: Board chairman Billy Lockamy, Commissioner Sue Lee, Peacock and Commissioners Albert Kirby and Harry Parker.