06/19/2024
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Jerome Myers and Troy Mitchell were sworn in to office Tuesday, February 6 during the regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Clarkton Board of Commissioners inside Town Hall.

Myers (pictured above) was appointed mayor following the death of Tim Tart. Mitchell was appointed to fill the final two years of Myers’ term as one of three commissioners. Bladen County Clerk of Superior Court Cristin Hursey administered the other of office to man. Myers’ son, Jerome Myers II, joined his father for the ceremony. Mitchell’s wife, Candy Mitchell, accompanied him as he took his oath.

Troy Mitchell, accompanied by his wife Candy Mitchell, is sworn in to the Clarkton Board of Commissioners by Bladen County Clerk of Superior Court Cristin Hursey

Linda Croom and Stephen Hester are the other Clarkton commissioners.

Tart, who was 78 years old, died January 17. He had been re-elected to a second four-year term in November, according to records from the N.C. State Board of Elections.

Myers, who had been mayor pro-tem, will serve as mayor through December 2027. Mitchell’s term is through December 2025.

Also during the February 6 meeting, the mayor, board members and clerk Kentrina Woods received certifications of appreciation for their work for the town.

The Clarkton board meets the first Tuesday each month inside Town Hall.

Clarkton officials, from left, Linda Croom, Stephen Hester, Jerome Myers, Troy Mitchell and clerk Kentrina Woods
Clarkton Mayor Jerome Myers, his son Jerome Myers II and Bladen County Clerk of Superior Court Cristin Hursey

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