LUMBERTON — Four-County Community Services is moving its administrative offices from downtown Laurinburg to downtown Lumberton, a location the agency says will be more centralized to the bulk of those served by its weatherization and housing assistance programs as well as its board of directors.
The agency will maintain a minimally staffed location in Laurinburg, in the Oaks Professional Building at 915 S. Main St., according to Jill Morris, a public relations consultant hired by the board this year.
“We will still have an office in Laurinburg but the main office will move to Lumberton,” she said. “It’s a more centralized location.”
Morris said the agency would continue to serve clients at its 241 S. Main St. location until July 1, but much of the office was in boxes on Monday and a woman who answered the phone said applications for assistance would not be accepted until this Thursday, at the Oaks location.
Morris released few details over the phone on Monday, saying the agency was not prepared to make a statement until the end of the week. She would not say if the move comes with any staffing changes, or where in Lumberton the new office will be located. Jason King, chairman of the organization’s board of directors, said the new office will be on North Elm Street. King is an assistant county manager for Robeson County.
Four-County distributes some $21 million annually through state and federal grants to operate 16 Head Start programs and administer housing assistance programs in Scotland, Robeson, Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Hoke and Pender counties.