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Pitt County deputy receives promotion

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A deputy is leaving her legacy at the Pitt County Sheriff's Office.

Sheriff Neil Elks promoted Captain Paula Dance in a special ceremony Monday morning.
     
Dance will serve as the first ever African-American female major.
     
During this morning's pinning ceremony, Sheriff Elks praised Dance for her work with the agency.

“I feel like some glass ceilings have been broken. I welcome the opportunity for everyone to know that no matter your gender, no matter your race, if you work hard, you do the right things, you make good decision, then this is the place you will be,” said Maj. Paula Dance, Pitt County Sheriff's Office.

“Major Dance has done a great job. I've witnessed her work first hand,” said Sheriff Neil Elks, Pitt County Sheriff's Office. “She's a great person. She's a person with integrity.”

Replacing Dance is Captain Malcolm Carmichael. He'll head up the Department of Investigations.

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