Press Release: Much controversy surrounds the installation and expense of the annual Christmas lights on and around the Bowie County Courthouse. Also involved are the plans for the annual Christmas party for the community. First, there will be a Christmas party for the community if I have to foot the bill myself. It will be held on December 10th at 5:00pm. Second, the expenses for installing and operating the Christmas lights were opposed by the four commissioners. Continue Reading →
1st Bank celebrated the Grand Opening of their New Boston location at 416 McCoy Boulevard today.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, cookies and cupcakes were served from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM with the ribbon cutting by the New Boston Chamber at 11:00 AM. The week was kicked off with a 12 month CD special of 1.30 % Annual Percentage Yield (1.29 Interest Rate). 1st Bank is running a new promotion, “Bank Like a Champ” with Champion Checking powered by BaZing. Customers of the Champion Checking account have a chance to take part in the Champion Checking Sweepstakes with prizes including a 2013 Polaris Sportsman ATV, a seven day Caribbean cruise, a wide screen HDTV and $1,000 1st Bank Gift Card. Continue Reading →
Bowie County Housing Authority recently entered an agreement with New Boston Property Management to take over operations of their housing benefits program in Wake Village. In August, several changes were made, including the appointment of former Bowie County clerkVelma Moore as the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners’ chairperson, and the new agreement with New Boston Property Management. Moore said, “We’ve already made good progress.” Moore was especially pleased with the board’s decision to work with New Boston Property Management, and its executive director, Cal Davis. Davis, who became executive director in 2000, took NBPM from a HUD rating of “standard” to “high performer” in a single year, where it has remained ever since. Bowie County Judge Sterling Lacy was also enthusiastic about Davis’ new role, and said, “It’s exciting to get the BCHA board re-activated. Continue Reading →