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New Pembroke play park named
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Pembroke city council members named the city’s new park the Tommy McCormick Play Park at Monday’s meeting.

McCormick, a long time resident of the area, could often be seen riding his bicycle around the city, loved to kayak and participated in many recreational opportunities.

Mayor Judy Cook, who knew McCormick, said, "he was all about play and cared deeply about the city and the recreation in the city" making the name a perfect fit for the park.

In other business:

- Pembroke Police Chief Bill Collins reported that thefts, burglaries and fights have increased, though no specific reasons or statistics were cited.

Collins also reported that Officer Jim Jeffers was doing well after suffering a broken hand last Friday when an unnamed suspect resisted arrest. The suspect was apprehended two hours later.

- It was announced during department reports that DOT is cutting back the amount of state funding to municipalities at a cap of $750,000. Streets in the worst condition are being submitted for consideration, but Bryan County will have to compete with other counties on a needs basis for the funds.

- The Theatre Board is in need of volunteers and its next budget workshop is Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

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