• 4:23 pm Commissioners approve Beaver Management Program
  • 11:28 am Bladen County Opioid and Other Substance Use Community Survey
  • 6:41 am West Bladen Volleyball Schedule Changes
  • 6:37 am JV Volleyball: West Bladen 2, Westover 1
  • 6:31 am Volleyball: West Bladen 3, Westover 0

Bladen County Commissioners met Tuesday evening, a day later than usual.  The change in meeting date was due to the Easter holiday.

Commissioners approved the Consent Agenda that included the renewal of a contract with Logan Systems for work with the Bladen County Register of Deeds, approval of a Child Abuse Prevention Month Proclamation and approval of a Performance Bond for Sheriff James McVicker, all routine business.
Cris Harrelson, Director of Human Services and Vickie Smith , DSS Director, were presented a Child Abuse Proclamation. 
Commissioners approved a Memorandum of Agreement with Early Teen Can (ETC), a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program for ages 11 – 17. 
The Board also approved an agreement between the East Coast Migrant Head Start Project of Virginia to provide medical and health related services to children enrolled at the Bladen County Migrant Head Start Center.  Harrelson explained the county was responsible for various services to the Head Start Center. 
Greg Martin, County Manager, provided an update on legislative activity on a proposed change related to the distribution of sales tax.  If approved as originally presented, Bladen County and every town in the county,except White Lake, would benefit from the proposed change.  HB518 is currently be debated in the NC Legislature.
Chairman Charles Ray Peterson appointed himself, along with commissioners Russell Priest, Michael Cogdell and Arthur Bullock to meet with members of the Board of Education for a budget workshop.