02/19/2019
  • 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
  • 11:35 am Updated news about Bladen County Election Investigations
  • 12:44 am Middle School Girls Basketball: Bladenboro 28, Elizabethtown 21
  • 12:21 am Middle School Girls Basketball: Clarkton School of Discovery 24, Whiteville Central 21
  • 11:52 pm Three Rivers Conference Girls Basketball Tournament: West Bladen 33, Red Springs 24
  • 11:32 pm Three Rivers Conference Girls Basketball Tournament: East Bladen 67, West Columbus 33
  • 11:20 pm This Day in History for February 19
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The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has a new member. The RIA is the appointed board that awards Rural, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Utility Account grant funds.

Dean Hilton from White Lake was appointed to RIA on July 1 by Senator Philip E. Berger. There are 16 members of the appointed board.

In addition to reviewing and approving funding requests, the N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority formulates policies and priorities for grant and loan programs administered by N.C. Commerce’s Rural Economic Development team. Its 15 voting members are appointed by the Governor, Speaker of the House and Senate President Pro Tem. The North Carolina Secretary of Commerce serves as a non-voting member of the Authority.

For additional information about N.C. Commerce’s Rural Economic Development Division, visit www.nccommerce.com/rd.

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