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Some results read incorrectly at Miss North Carolina Pageant

Posted July 2

The results were corrected on Saturday to place Miss Mount Holly, Allison Farris, as second runner-up and Courtney Smith, Miss Goldsboro, as the first runner-up.

— The Miss North Carolina Organization said Saturday that some results were announced incorrectly at the 2017 Miss North Carolina Pageant.

Although the participants' scores were recorded correctly, auditors determined that the results in the names of the first and second runner up were transposed on the announcement card.

Originally, the results were announced as Courtney Smith, Miss Goldsboro, placing second runner-up and Allison Farris, Miss Mount Holly, placing first runner-up.

The results were corrected on Saturday to place Miss Mount Holly, Allison Farris (in red), as second runner-up and Courtney Smith (in green), Miss Goldsboro, as the first runner-up.

The Miss Greater Sampson County participant, Victoria Huggins, remains the winner of Miss North Carolina 2017, auditors confirmed.

The Miss North Carolina Organization will award both Miss Mount Holly and Miss Goldsboro the first runner-up’s scholarship award package of $10,000. This will bring the total scholarships awarded Saturday night to over $75,000 in cash scholarships.

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  • Linda Tally Jul 3, 1:34 a.m.
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    No argument with the results, but what is so hard about getting the results announced correctly? There must be something - this is the second or third pageant that's had a problem with it in just a few months.