(Wilmington Star-News) Pender County’s health department and department of social services may be impacted by a new state law, House Bill 438, recently signed by Gov. Beverly Perdue, which gives county commissioners across the state the chance to have more control and oversight over the two agencies.
Commissioners Chairman George Brown says potential changes the law offers would be beneficial to Pender and other counties.
“Ever since I heard about it, I thought it was a great idea,” said Brown, who has traveled to Raleigh to lobby for the bill. “This is something that the taxpayers of the county expect from the commissioners – that they have oversight of all of their departments.”
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