Beaufort businessman elected new UNC chairman

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The governing body of the University of North Carolina system has two new top officers.

UNC officials said in a news release that the Board of Governors elected Randy Ramsey to serve as chairman and Wendy Murphy as vice chairman. They were elected Tuesday at a specially called phone meeting of the board.

Ramsey is the board's previous vice chair. An online biography says he co-founded Jarrett Bay Yacht Sales, which merged with Bluewater Yacht Sales in 2012. He's also co-founder and president of Jarrett Bay Boatworks in Beaufort.

Their appointments are in effect until June 30.

The vacancies occurred when the previous chairman, Harry Smith, said on Sept. 24 that he was stepping down early and returning to the board as a member. His resignation was effective Tuesday.