On Oct. 4, NC Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson presented Pender County departments with awards for safety.
Receiving first-year awards were Animal Control, Animal Shelter, Emergency Management, Facilities and Fleet Services, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology Services, and Planning and Community Development.
Receiving Third Consecutive Year honors were Social Services and Tourism.
Seventh Consecutive Year awards were presented to the Register of Deeds and the Tax Assessors Office.
Ninth Consecutive Year honors were presented to the Library.
Tenth Consecutive Year honors went to Elections and Housing.
Eleven Consecutive Years without a major safety violation or injury were presented to the County Manager’s Office, Mosquito Control, Parks and Recreation, Vehicle Maintenance, and Veterans Services.