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Dr. Darrin Hartness, President of Davidson-Davie Community College, Dies at 54

Dr. Darrin Hartness, president of Davidson-Davie Community College, died Jul. 11, at age 54, the Winston-Salem Journal reported.Dr. Darrin L. HartnessDr. Darrin L. Hartness

The former superintendent of Davie County Schools died of cancer, according to his obituary.

A longstanding education veteran, Hartness led a 27-year career in North Carolina K-12 schools. He spent time as superintendent of Mount Airy Schools and Davie County Schools. And later, during his tenure as president, Davidson County Community College changed its name to Davidson-Davie Community College.

β€œHe knew how to bring people around him and unify them toward a common goal and what was best for the children,” said Jeff Wallace, who previously worked under Hartness as associate superintendent of Davie County Schools.