The Bladen County Board of Commissioners had a long agenda Monday evening, but moved through the items swiftly. Two baseball teams from Bladen County were recognized for winning the state playoffs in their divisions and for qualifying for the World Series.
The commissioner’s meeting was moved for the first part of the meeting to the Superior Courtroom due to the crowd gathered for the recognitions. The room was packed with the baseball team members, their coaches, parents and fans. Both teams were given a donation from the County.
The Board of Commissioners stood as they recognized the Elizabethtown AAA (Minors) All Stars. The team’s players are Easton Bostic, Collin Cole, Braylon Cromartie, Joshua Dawson, Tyler Eason, Jaxon Hair, Jayce Hatcher, Brady Marlowe, C. J. McCracken, Fox Sutton, Claxton Tatum, Hunter Wood. The Coaches are Kyle Bostic, Joseph Hatcher, and Dale Wood.
The entire Board also recognized the Bladen County Dixie Baseball Pre-Majors All Stars. The team’s players are Raymond Autry, Jr., Gabriel Barber, Alex Brisson
Kenneth Brown, Makhi Cromartie, Brandon Fine, Dylan Fine, Tyler Hill, Brady Hollingworth, Zachary Meares, Jacob Priest, Drew Sholar, Kyle Starkloff, Frederick Wooten. The Coaches of the team are Les Hill and Kendal Kelley.
The commissioners then recognized county employees during the meeting for their years of service.
Natasha Skipworth with Bladen County detention department has served 5 years. Barbara McColl and Carla Smith with DSS both have served 5 years.
Sherry Tatum with DSS has served 15 years. Cynthia Campbell with DSS has served 25 years. Mindie Bowman served 5 years and Jeffrey Brisson has served 10 years with EMS. Delora Lesane with General Services has served 25. Alan Edge with the water department has served 25 years.
There was a reception following the recognition.