Should the Pledge of Allegiance be recited prior to the Bladen County Board of Elections meetings? Can Bladen County count on you? Champions crowned in the Bladen County Middle School basketball tournaments.
Those were some of the top stories in Bladen County for the week of January 12-18, 2020.
The Plege of Allegiance issue drew statewide attention with Gov. Roy Cooper and House Speaker Tim Moore weighing in after the Bladen County Board of Elections opted not to add the pledge to start meetings, then saw the three Democrat members of the board remain seated while the two Republican members and many in the audience stood when the pledge was recited.
Here’s some of the coverage:
Stay tuned to see what happens next.
In other news,
Can Bladen County count on you? Greg Elkins with the Bladen County Cenus Committee announced there are temporary positions available in the area. An accurate count assures the proper amount of federal money coming to Bladen County.
Bladen County Economic Development Director Chuck Heustess gave a report on economic development at the Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 14.
The White Lake Board of Commissioners heard updates about the Lake Water Management plan and the the Multi-Use Path Phase II plan at its meeting Tuesday, Jan. 14. No Hydrilla has been found and a whole lake sampling report should be available soon, according to a report from Dr. Diane Lauritsen of LimnoSciences.
The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality is extending the public comment period until March 6 on a proposed groundwater corrective action plan to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in groundwater and surface water at the Chemours Fayetteville Works Site located on the Bladen-Cumberland county line.
In sports, the Clarkton School of Discovery boys and the Elizabethtown girls won the Bladen County Middle School basketball tournaments held at Bladenboro Middle School. Clarkton School of Discovery beat Bladenboro 40-39 in the boys’ final. Elizabethtown topped Bladenboro 48-26 in the girls’ final.
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