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Onslow County elementary school principal dies unexpectedly

Southwest Elementary School Principal Betsy Castle
Onslow County Schools Communications
Southwest Elementary School Principal Betsy Castle passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening.

Onslow County Schools says the principal of Southwest Elementary School, Betsy Castle, died unexpectedly yesterday evening. No further details were provided in a news release from the district.

Additional district staff and the Onslow County Schools Crisis Team are at the school today to provide support, and will be there for as long as needed.

The release said Castle was much loved by all and her loss will be felt tremendously by the entire Onslow County Schools family.

Meredith Radford is a News Reporter for Public Radio East. She studied at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving a degree in Journalism and Political Science. Born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, Meredith is excited to cover the area and contribute to the community. When not out reporting, she enjoys hiking, camping and kayaking as well as baking.