By Kitsey Burns Harrison
During the public comment portion of Monday’s meeting of the Yadkin County commissioners, Wayne Matthews addressed the board with an update on the historic Richmond Hill Law School.
“We’ve had a really good year and several more visitors than we’ve had in the past,” Matthews said. The historic site has hosted several special events on the grounds this year including a Civil War history event featuring local authors and reenactors.
A group of 85 Boy Scouts and their leaders also camped on the grounds in October as part of a camporee event. The Boy Scout group even had special patches made to commemorate the camporee at Richmond Hill. Matthews showed off the patch to the commissioners during the meeting and said they hoped it will become an annual event.
Matthews also said the group has revitalized a project to restore the outside kitchen building on the site and he asked to be alerted of any possible grants they could apply for to help fund the project.
Director Kim Harrell also addressed the board with updates on projects within the Human Services Department.
During the meeting, the board also approved the one action item on their agenda, a contract with Sheds Director to build a new shed at one of the county convenience sites for waste disposal.
The county offices will be closed on Nov. 11 for Veterans Day and Nov. 26 and 27 for Thanksgiving. A dedication ceremony for the Blue Star Highway will be held in the commissioners’ chambers at 10 a.m. on Nov. 16.
The next regular meeting of the board of commissioners will take place in the commissioners’ chambers in the Yadkin County Human Services building, located at 217 E. Willow St. in Yadkinville at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16.
Kitsey Burns Harrison may be reached at 336-679-2341 or on Twitter @RippleReporterK.