ONLY ON 3: Fireworks erupt among Bladen Co. Commissioners, audience

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Submitted: Tue, 02/05/2013 - 4:24am
Updated: Tue, 02/05/2013 - 10:00pm

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Tempers flared at tonight’s Bladen County Commissioners’ meeting after commissioner Charles Peterson showed his disapproval of the board’s no-vote in naming the emergency services building after former county Deputy Fire Marshall John Hall.

Hall died last November from a heart issue after getting sick while responding to a fire call.

Commissioner Delila Blanks said she was not familiar with Hall and wanted to consider other names for the building.

The measure failed in a 5-4 vote.

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35 Comments on "ONLY ON 3: Fireworks erupt among Bladen Co. Commissioners, audience"

2015 years 8 months ago

Here is a fine example of how stupid some elected officials are. This man did everything for this county and this dumb old no-good foolish witch from East Arcadia doesn’t know who he was. Maybe she really didn’t know what she was doing when she tried to vote twice a few years back and nothing was done.
It’s a crying shame how this group of people, Bladen Improvement, keep putting these dumb a$$ people like her and Cogdell in office just because of the color of their skin. Cogdell was called out for stealing from the children while on the school board and was locked up for bootlegging and this group of people still lead their no-brained followers to vote them in office. East Arcadia is the worst part of Bladen County. Just look at what they put in office from down there.
I get so sick of every where you go, something is named after MLK, streets, parks and now even a legal holiday, a man who did nothing for this county but every town has something named after him. Here we have a man who gave his all and these dummies from down east don’t even know who he is. It’s a crying shame.
Blanks is a joke and her improvement group show why we need voter ID. They fight against voter ID because so many of them don’t even know right from wrong. Maybe we need voter ID with a IQ test, then her and her boy Cogdell wouldn’t get to be in office, too stupid, no vote.
John Hall was there every time he was needed for anyone and for 5 of our elected officals to vote against him should show how dumb of people we have in office, and Daniel Dowless, you are from John’s area and for you to vote with the queen from down under is a shame, get out from under her dress, grow a set and vote for the people who put you in office.
Delila, as a citizen and taxpayer of Bladen County, I believe that you are unstable, have some type of mental disorder, are not fit to make sound decisions and I hereby request that you step down from office.
Cogdell, as a citizen and taxpayer of Bladen County, I believe that you are just a low life thief and bootlegger who was only elected because of the color of your skin and are not fit to even live in Bladen County, unless you move in with Delila, so please just go away.
To the Bladen Improvement Group, I would love to see one of your meetings. I bet there are more brains in a box of animal cookies.

Esse McDonald
2015 years 8 months ago

Poll taxes along with literacy tests have been outlawed…as a matter of fact so has slavery within the U.S………………………….

Her and her boy as you referred? SMH. Racist typical comment from an ignorant uneducated COWARD behind a keyboard and a strong WiFi connection.

concerned citizen
2015 years 8 months ago

This is ridiculous. I cannot believe they would vote this down
Now John is not the only fire/EMS/Law personnel that has passed away. But he died in the LINE OF DUTY. let me repeat myself. LINE OF DUTY. I believe he deserves the naming of the EMS building. These two commisioners are not worth a thing. Sounds like a simple EXCUSE on.”commissioner” Blanks behalf. What a sorry excuse for a commissioner.. And then going to say she didnt know him? Who DIDNT know John. He would help anybody that he could in anyway he could. Shows how much she cares for the peoples voice in this community

Guest 1248
2015 years 8 months ago

It is amazing that a person with the lack of common sense of one of the Bladen County Commissioners who likes to be addressed as Dr. I am not sure the period of time in which this person received a doctorate but I think it was during the height of the affirmative action movement. Why a person outside their field would want to be called Dr. is beyond my understanding. I can’t fathom why a professional politician would have the need to be called Dr. when they should be an humble servant of the people.

I have attended churches in which the pastor had a doctorate but asked to be called Pastor. It appears to be an ego thing. An humble public servant wouldn’t have the desire to use that title.

I don’t mind calling a physician (MD) by the title Dr. I use that title to address veterinarians and dentists when using their services. I do not use it for educators, politicians, or chiropractors. I absolutely refuse to use the title to address a politician such as an obviously ego strapped commissioner.

A learned person has common sense. They know when to speak and when to be quiet. Maybe our so-called Dr. Commissioner is not as smart as they want the citizens to believe. Smart politicians are also color blind to their citizenry. Think about this, Bladen County.

2015 years 8 months ago

Seems to me the best course of action is to not name any county buildings after individuals. EX. Just use Bladen County EMS Building, and then have a wall dedicated to the people that deserve to be honored. Have the people from each community to select deserving nominees and then commissioners or a selected group, to go through the applicants without knowing their names, race, or any personal information, just select them by the credentials for their service to the county in their department. Things change over time and this gives you the ability to make adjustments if needed, and also honor others if and when that time comes.