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The Bladen County Board of County Commissioners met on Monday, October 3, 2022, for a regular meeting. The members recognized 4-H clubbers during the meeting and the National 4-H week.

4-H is America’s largest youth development organization, supporting nearly six million youth across the country, helping youth to become confident, independent, resilient, and compassionate leaders. The Cooperative Extension hosts 4-H. This year National 4-H week is Sunday, October 2 through Saturday, October 8.

Following are the 4-H members scheduled to accept the recognition:

  • Trindle Beaver
  • Jalil Hayes
  • Cabria Baldwin
  • Tyliah Freeman
  • Tyrone Freeman
  • Aleigha Alley
  • Lawson Alley
  • Paislee Alley
  • Volunteer Sharon Beaver
  • Volunteer Luella Wills

The Board also adopted a proclamation for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

According to the proclamation, one (1) in every three (3) teenagers, one (1) in every four (4) women, and one (1) in every six (6) men will experience domestic violence during their lifetime. Approximately 15.5 million children are exposed to domestic violence every year. It also stated, “We encourage domestic violence survivors and their families to seek assistance from appropriate victims’ services organizations and the Families First, Inc. crisis hotline (910-641-0444),”

Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker provided an update regarding detention center food service.

Tyshell Jones, Bladen County Human Resource Director, provided an overview of an Amended Emergency Call In Compensation Policy. The chair of the Board, Ray Britt, called to table the vote for the policy changes and form a committee to work on the policy changes.

The fifth person from Reigelwood was appointed to the Water Shed Review Board. More members will be assigned to other advisory boards next month. Contact a commissioner or the county office if you are a Bladen County citizen and want to serve on an advisory board.

The Board approved two of the Various Eligible American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)-Enabled Project Applications.

The County Manager, Greg Martin, reviewed the community calendar, the Economic Development Plan, and the Bladen County Strategic Plan update. 

Before adjourning, the Board approved the motion for the airport appropriation to assist with a runway and apron pavement project at Curtis L. Brown Jr. Field Airport.

View the Board meeting on the County of Bladen’s YouTube channel linked below.


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