Community Watch groups hold combined meeting
Cobblestone Community Watch and Kittrell Community Watch recently held their first combined meeting.
After a social hour and pizza, Edward Woodlief, president of Kittrell Community Watch, opened the meeting.
Dr. Gene Wood gave the invocation.
The main speakers for the event were Lt. Irvin Robinson of the Henderson Police Department, Vance County Commissioner Dan Brummitt and Cindy Bostic, assistant district attorney for the 9th Judicial District.
Robinson discussed three community watch programs that will begin in Gillburg and Henderson. He also spoke about Crime Stoppers, explaining the organization has led to arrests for a murder and four robberies.
Brummitt discussed issues related to Vance County. He outlined the status of the county water system, spoke on the upcoming county budget and addressed the relationship between crimes and effective prosecution.
Bostic spoke about her experiences with the judicial system during her 18-year legal career, urging everyone to serve on a jury when called.
Leonard Hight, the president of Cobblestone Community Watch, concluded the meeting by introducing himself, Bostic, Carolyn Pecora and Mary Jo Floyd as candidates for the May 6 elections.