Bill would approve sale of former Bladen prison to county commis - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

Bill would approve sale of former Bladen prison to county commissioners

Bladen County Commissioners would be able to buy the former Correctional Center property for one dollar, under a bill waiting for a vote in the state Senate Bladen County Commissioners would be able to buy the former Correctional Center property for one dollar, under a bill waiting for a vote in the state Senate
RALEIGH, NC (WECT) - Commissioners in Bladen County could be positioned to buy the former prison property in White Lake for $1, under a bill approved Wednesday by the state Senate.

Senate Bill 477 was originally introduced in March by Sen. Harry Brown (R-Onslow) as a proposal to protect state monuments. The language of the bill changed while in the Senate Committee on State and Local Government, and emerged with the intent to sell the vacant correctional center property to Bladen commissioners.  

Bladen Correctional Center, which was a 172-bed minimum security facility, closed in October of 2013 as part of the state's budget plan. According to an email from County Manager Gregory Martin, county officials expressed interest to the state about acquiring the property to use it as a training area for law enforcement, fire and EMS crews, and to store emergency response equipment.

A stipulation mentioned in the bill mandates that the sale will take place as long as the property is “utilized for county government purposes”.

If the House approves the bill, the sale would take effect July 1.

To read the text of SB 477 click here: http://bit.ly/1EDzrG2

Copyright 2015 WECT. All rights reserved
  • PoliticsMore>>

  • Former NHC Sheriff's Office Lieutenant plans to run for Pender Sheriff's seat

    Former NHC Sheriff's Office Lieutenant plans to run for Pender Sheriff's seat

    Thursday, December 7 2017 1:08 PM EST2017-12-07 18:08:55 GMT
    Joseph Cina, a former WPD officer and NHC Sheriff's Lieutenant, says he plans to run for Pender County Sheriff in 2018. (Source: Joseph Cina)Joseph Cina, a former WPD officer and NHC Sheriff's Lieutenant, says he plans to run for Pender County Sheriff in 2018. (Source: Joseph Cina)

    Joseph A. Cina, who has law enforcement experience with the Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, said in a news release that he plans to run for Sheriff in Pender County in 2018, to succeed the retiring Sheriff Carson Smith.

    More >>

    Joseph A. Cina, who has law enforcement experience with the Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, said in a news release that he plans to run for Sheriff in Pender County in 2018, to succeed the retiring Sheriff Carson Smith.

    More >>
  • Rev. Clifford Barnett joins Wilmington City Council

    Rev. Clifford Barnett joins Wilmington City Council

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 11:36 PM EST2017-12-06 04:36:46 GMT
    Rev. Clifford Barnett takes the oath of office from District Court Judge James Faison to become the newest member of Wilmington City Council. (Source: WECT)Rev. Clifford Barnett takes the oath of office from District Court Judge James Faison to become the newest member of Wilmington City Council. (Source: WECT)

    The Wilmington City Council welcomed a new member Tuesday night, and welcomed back three others for new terms.

    More >>

    The Wilmington City Council welcomed a new member Tuesday night, and welcomed back three others for new terms.

    More >>
  • Rouzer on tax reform bills, Congressional misconduct allegations

    Rouzer on tax reform bills, Congressional misconduct allegations

    Monday, November 27 2017 2:46 PM EST2017-11-27 19:46:07 GMT
    Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC 7) talks with WECT about the competing tax reform bills in Congress, and his take on allegations of misconduct brought against members of the House and Senate. (Source: WECT)Rep. David Rouzer (R-NC 7) talks with WECT about the competing tax reform bills in Congress, and his take on allegations of misconduct brought against members of the House and Senate. (Source: WECT)

    Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC 7) on Monday said if sexual misconduct allegations leveled against members of Congress are true, those members should step down from their seats. The second-term congressman also said if similar allegations are true against Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore, Rouzer believes Moore should remove himself from next month’s special election. 

    More >>

    Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC 7) on Monday said if sexual misconduct allegations leveled against members of Congress are true, those members should step down from their seats. The second-term congressman also said if similar allegations are true against Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore, Rouzer believes Moore should remove himself from next month’s special election. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly