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LUMBERTON — The Robeson County Board of Commissioners will hear a presentation Tuesday outlining a program aimed at helping communities determine the number and needs of their homeless populations.


The program, Point in Time Count, is being coordinated by the Southeastern Regional Housing Committee, which serves Robeson, Scotland, Bladen and Columbus counties.


As part of the Point in Time Count, temporary shelters will be offered to Robeson County’s homeless from 6 p.m. on Jan. 29 to 8 a.m. on Jan. 30. Information collected on this night will be used to determine what the county needs to do to address the needs of its homeless people.


In other business, at Tuesday’s meeting:


— State Rep. Garland Pierce will present the Order of the Long Leaf Pine to Brenda Fairley-Ferebee, a current member of the Public Schools of Robeson County Board of Education and a recently retired employee of the county’s Planning and Zoning Department. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, presented to individuals who have performed extraordinary service to the state, is considered one of the most prestigious awards presented by the governor.


— The commissioners will consider a resolution appointing Jackie Eason as review officer for the county’s Planning and Zoning Department.


— The commissioners will consider donating five surplus marked Sheriff’s Office police cars to Robeson Community College for student training purposes.


The commissioners meeting is being held Tuesday because of Monday being the federal holiday honoring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ room of the county administration building on North Elm Street.


Bob Shiles may be reached at 910-272-6117.

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