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The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously at Monday meeting to stop appointing county representatives to New Hanover County Community Action board of directors.

Chairman Ted Davis said the county was asked to appoint three members to the organization board since Community Action was having trouble getting members. But Davis said the county doesn give financial support to the organization, so it is not required to appoint county employees or officials to that board.

Also, removing appointees separates the county from a nonprofit organization that has had trouble securing federal funding for Head Start among other internal issues, county officials said.

Community Action is the local nonprofit organization that offers Head Start and other educational programs, but the organization has struggled this year to maintain funds after reports of alleged misuse of those funds.

have no control over this organization other than appointing three people, Davis said.

One county employee, Christine McNamee, resigned from the board. County Clerk Sheila Schult term on the board ends in July but will end Monday. A third county employee, Donald Greene, will not continue to serve as a county representative but could request to serve as a private member, Davis said.

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