School board member resigns after 'inappropriate' posts mocking NASCAR's Bubba Wallace

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Union County, N.C., Board of Education member Travis Kiker resigned Monday, after posting what the chairperson of the board chair called “insensitive” and “inappropriate” images on his personal Facebook page.Melissa Merrell, chairperson of Union County Public Schools’ Board of Education, read Kiker’s statement of resignation at a press conference Monday. “It is with a heavy heart that I submit my immediate resignation from the Union County Board of Education,” Kiker wrote in an email to Merrel, “In light of recent events, I believe my continued service will serve as a distrac...


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