Moore County Veterans Service serves veterans despite shutdown

The Moore County Board of Commissioners formally recognized the property management staff for maintaining the Veterans Memorial in Carthage. Staff members got the salute at the board’s Tuesday, February 4 regular meeting.

Board members also received the annual report from the Nursing and Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee. To keep the community in the loop regarding a worldwide health concern, the Health Department gave updates on the coronavirus.

According to the World Health Organization, coronaviruses are transmitted between animals and people. Research has found that SARS-CoV was passed from civet cats to humans, while MERS-CoV was transmitted from dromedary camels. There are several coronaviruses present in animals that have yet to infect human beings.

Symptoms of infection include respiratory trouble, fever, cough and shortness of breath. In the more advanced cases, infection can lead to pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and, in some cases, death.

To prevent the spread of infection, people should wash their hands regularly, cover mouths and noses when coughing and sneezing, and thoroughly cook meat and eggs. Close contact with anyone showing signs of respiratory illness, like coughing and sneezing, should be avoided.

The board called for public hearings, to take place February 18, regarding a rezoning request and on proposed amendments to the Moore County Road Name and Addressing Ordinance. The hearings start at 5:30 p.m.

Approvals for a land lease agreement involving Tango Sierra, LLC and Moore County Airport, and for the addition of a deputy position for the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, were granted by the board.

In terms of appointments and reappointments, the board appointed Mabel Walden to the Library Board of Trustees. Kathy Watkins was reappointed to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Shirlyn Morrison-Sims has been reappointed to the Juvenile Crime Prevention Bureau.

The pledge of allegiance at the meeting was recited by James Pedersen, the veterans services manager, who served in the Marine Corps.

~Written by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Dave Lukow.


Feature photo via Google Maps.

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