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Beth Stovall wins another preliminary in Miss North Carolina competition

By Staff Reports
Published in News on June 19, 2014 1:46 PM

Miss Greater Sampson County, Beth Stovall, a native of Goldsboro, won her second award Wednesday night in the preliminary events leading up to Saturday's Miss North Carolina competition.

The 20-year-old Rosewood High School graduate won the talent award. The previous evening she had won the lifestyle and fitness, or swimsuit, award.

This is the second time the vocal performance major at UNC-Wilmington has taken the talent prize. When she was the reigning Miss Goldsboro 2013, she placed in the Top 10 at the state event and had received a talent award during the preliminaries.

In the latest round, the opera singer was pitted against four other singers, including another opera singer, five dancers and a pianist.

The three nights of preliminary events have the 34 contestants divided into groups -- competing in swimsuit, evening gown and talent categories.

Miss Goldsboro, Emily Tucker, also an opera singer, had already received an early win on Tuesday night, in the talent category. On Wednesday, she competed in evening gown. The Miss Division does not have an award in that category.

Other winners from the second round of preliminaries included Goldsboro's Outstanding Teen, Rachel Brittain, who received the evening gown award. Winner in the miss category for swimsuit was Kensley Leonard, Miss Johnston County.

Tonight is the final night of preliminary competition. Miss Tucker will compete in the swimsuit category, while Miss Stovall will participate in the area of evening gown and onstage question.