County to elect new board chairman Monday

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Bard of Commissioners are expected to elect a new chairman and vice-chairman during its meeting on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

Currently, Charles Ray Peterson serves as chairman and Russell Priest as vice-chairman on the board.

Also on Monday, the board will:

— Recognize Martha P. White for her retirement from the county, which was effective Dec. 1

— Discuss the possibility of adding two deputy positions to the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, each of which would be assigned to Bladen Community College.

— Consider funding for the Public Safety Training Center at White lake.

— Make numerous advisory board appointments.

— Hear from County Manager Greg martin on the Bladen County Board of Education capital outlay requests for 2015-16.