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Duplin times progress sentinel. (Kenansville, N.C.) 1963-current, October 14, 1982, Image 1

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? i ttw ? PROGRESS SENTINEL * ? ^OL^tXXXVmaTI???*?^jsPS?r860 KENANSVIUE, NC 28349 OCTOBER 14, 1982 18 PAGES THIS WEEK 10 CENTS PLUS TAX Kenansville Board Discusses , Annexing Restaurant Areas The proposal was brought to the town by Joe and Doris Eakes of Kure Beach, who said they will buy the restau-* rant and motel from Joe West effective Oct. 15. The Eakes own Big Daddy's Res taurant in Kure Beach and several nursing homes. 0 Town attorney W.E. Craft said the Country Squire and Vintage fan annexation would increase local property ( tax collections by $2,800 to $3,000. Additional money wourtf be received from the town's share of revenue from liquor purchased at the local ABC store, he said. After voters approved, restaurants last month began gelling liquor by the drink in OTCenansville for the first time since 1909. In a poll of the Town Board, each member agreed with the Eakes' request and told them to proceed with their plans. A public hearing must be held before the annexation is official. "I'm against drinking of any kind, ' board member ^Earl Hatcher said. "I'm Mgainst liquor by the drink or funnel. However, I will spend the tax money." To spare the town a finan cial burden, Craft said the annexation must be condi tional on the owners waiving city services such as water and sewer lines and police protection. Eakes said no changes are planned in the operation of The issue of alcohol oc cupied the Kenansville Town Board last week in debate over Sunday beer sales and three satellite Annexation re quests involving liquor by the drink. A proposal to annex the Country Squire Restaurant and adjacent Vintage Inn Motel was favorably received by board members. The board, however, was less enthusiastic about proposals to annex Eula's Famous Hot Dogs and Barbecue and an undeveloped property south of town where a restaurant would be built. Board members said they would only be interested in annexing areas if it would profit the town. The Country Squire and Vintage Inn would add 7.26 acres to the town while the other proper ties are about an acre or less each. the Country Squire, adding that West will remain with the business. The couple said they will expand the motel and add a laundry and lounge. "The Country Squire is Joe West and Joe West will be working with us," Eakes said. West, who founded the restaurant, is recuperating from surgery and will be a consultant until his health allows him to return to work, Eakes said. The Country Squire now has brown-bagging permits, but Eakes said they will be better able to control alcohol consumption serving liquor by the drink. Also asking about satellite annexation to allow liquor by the drink were J.L. and Eula Rhodes of Eula's .. Famous Hot Dogs and Barbecue, which is about a mile north of town on Country Club Road. A letter to the board from Bill Brown brought a similar request about a property south of town on N.C. 11 and State Road 1003, where he would build a restaurant.' These other two properties would have less tax value to the town than the Country Squire. Although the pro posals were not warmly re ceived by the board, the owners were told they could pursue their requests. In other business, the board discussed how state laws governing liquor by the drinlt sales at two local restaurants affect a local law passed earlier this year ban ning off-premises beer sales on Sunday. State law, which supersedes local law, allows both the Graham House Inn and the General Store res taurant-deli to sell beer for off-premises consumption. Local convenience and grocery stores are still governed by the local ban on Sunday sales. The local law was enacted following protests from local residents about beer drink ing in the municipal park on Sunday. The board also awarded a contract for legal work for the federal Housing and Urban Development project under way to town attorney Craft. Three other bids were re ceived but board members said they felt Craft's fami liarity with town laws and condemnation procedures would speed completion of the work. TOBACCO AUCTION IN WALLACE Left to right. Betty Poulton, Dr. Poulton. J. Michael Moore, and Al Lanier. The group also saw R.J. Reynolds Tobacco hogsheads i ? ? * -?-? packing station located at Sheffield's Warehouse in Wallace. Distribution Of Free if Cheese Is Scheduled 9 The next distribution of government-surplus cheese and butter in Duplin County will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22 at the county warehouse, near the school bus garage on N.C. 11. just south of the Kenansville city ^ limits. Food stamp and public Ik assistance recipients are eli gible for the free dairy products. Social Services Director Millie Brown told the Duplin County Commissioners last week she expects the surplus dairy products to be de livered to Duplin, Sampson and Pender County social services departments on Oct. 18. She said Duplin County will get 9,000 pounds of ^ cheese. Although she re quested 1,824 pounds of butter, she said she expects to get only about half that. Mrs. Brown also reported that her department will accept applications for energy assistance between Nov. 1 and Dec. 11. Food stamp and Supple mental Security Income (SSI) ? recipients are eligible for aid in buying home heating fuel, but must submit applica tions. About 3.000 residents applied for energy aid last year when the county dis tributed $225,000. That sum is expected to increase by 24 percent this year. The average payment was $146 per household, with the largest grant $293 and tHe smallest $24. In related news, a county owned van last week began transporting kidney patients three days a week to New Hanover Memorial Hospital in Wilmington for dialysis treatments. Duplin County has no kidney dialysis fa cility. Instead of paying dialysis patients $8 per trip for travel ? exDenses. the county bought the van. which can carry 12 people. Another five county residents use their own transportation and get the $8 payment. The van makes the trip to Wilmignton on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, picking patients up at 8 a.m. and returning them home at 7:45 p.m. The Health Department and the Goshen Medical Center of Faison got the county commissioners' approval to rent infant car seats to parents of young children. Debra Beasley of the health department and Jane Silve of Goshen Medical Center explained that private donations will be sought to purchase 15 seats required by state law for all children under 2 years of age. The state government will contribute another 15 seats, which are valued at about $22 each. They will be of fered for rent at the health department and the medical center and possibly at a location in Wallace, for a fee that has not been deter mined. The program will offer small seats tfoat fit infants up to 4 months. Alt parents of children in that age category are eligible to rent the seats. County Tax Supervisor Frank Moore is seeking five tax listers to work during January. Although 18 of the 23 temporary jobs are filled, Moore needs list takers for Warsaw. Limestone. Cypress Creek. Rockfish and Kenansville townships. The positions pay $3.94 an hour for 41 hours weekly. Tax listing involves four weeks of work in January, he told the county commissioners. Russell Tucker, the county finance officer reported that industries that use the county's waste-hauling ser vice will face higher fees because of lease payments on the county's new truck. Fifteen industries that use the service pay its entire cost. Tucker told the com missioners. The new truck will cost the county $1,681 monthly for three years, in addition to fuel, maintenance and the driver's pay and benefits. Those costs will be passed on to industries, which paid $13,432 for collections in April, May and June. That last quarterly bill showed an average cost of $63 for each of 213 "hauls." A typical load will be lint from one of the county's textile mills. On Oct. 20, the commis sioners will open bids for the Limestone portion 'of the Limestone-Muddy Creek watershed flood control pro ject. Because only two con tractors submitted bids ori ginally. the commissioners rejected the original bids and asked for new bids. Four County EMC Members Re-elect Two Directors ? Two incumbant directors were re-elected to three-year terms each at the Four County Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) annual meeting on Oct. 4 at Union High School . Lucille Eakins of Watha, representing the north Pender directorate district, ^ and R.E. Pendergrass of 9 Tomahawk, representing the West Sampson directorate district, were both re-elected by unanimous votes. Approximately 1,000 per sons attended the meeting " with 582 of those registered members. A special presentation was made to J.J. Malpass of ' Pender County citing his 45 years of service to the board ? ot directors. Malpass was one of the original incor porators of the cooperative. The presentation was made by R.W. Blanchard Jr., vice president of the board of directors. In the drawing for prizes, Bennie Herring of Burgaw won the portable color tele vision, and Lessie F. Wil liams of Rose Hill won a rug shampoder/floor polisher. Other .winners and their prizes included: Ann R. Washington of Harrels, fry daddy; Christine W. Watkins of Maple Hill, electric blanket; Clark Highsmith of Willard, electric frying pan; Doll Dawson of Maple Hill, electric fan; Brenda D. Devane of Ivanhoe, ice cream freezer; Christine. B. Grady of Warsaw, smoke alarm; Nathaniel Lacewell Jr. of Riegelwood, coffee maker; L.R. Russ of Kelly, clock radio; Clora Marshburn of Maple Hill, weed eater; Estella Peterson of Magnolia, portable mixer; Harry L. McKoy of Eliza bethtown, calculator; Geneva Gurganous of Watha. cal culator; Frank Cichy of Bur gaw, calculator. Others win ning calculators were William D. Highsmith of Willard. Leslie A. Williams of Maple Hill, Annie R. Hatcher of Chinquapin, Thomas Southerland of Magnolia, Charles M. Hobbs of Riegelwood, Robert J. Miller of Magnolia. Retha Mae Mayes of White Oak and Grace B. Blanks of Riegelwood. Concert Rescheduled Due to the recent illness of Maxene Andrews, the Tar Heel Fine Arts Society con cert featuring Ms. Andrews which was scheduled for Oct. 12, has been rescheduled for Jan. 18, 1983, at 8 p.m. in the Kenan Memorial Audi torium. The first concert of the t season will be Boots Ran dolph on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Auditorium. Tickets may be obtained by writing Tar Heel Fine Arts Society, PO Box 428, Kenansville. N.C. 28349 and enclosing S10 for each adult ticket and SS for each student ticket desired. i CHANCELLOR POULTON and his wife, Betty, are being told the wonders of champagne by D.J. Fussell of Duplin Wine Cellars. The Poultons toured the winery in Rose Hill. WENDELL MURPHY of Murphy Farms is telling Dr. and Mrs. Poulton of the feed operations at the Rose Hill Mill. Bill Saunders also informed the Poultons ot Murphy's grain purchasing program, both for feed and resale. NCSU Chancellor Tours Duplin NCSU Alumni Meet All North Carolina State University alumni and friends were invited to attend a Duplin County County wine tasting and dinner at the Country Squire Restaurant at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 6th. Dr. Bruce R. Poulton, the new chancellor of NCSU was the guest speaker. His topic was "North Carolina State Today and Tomorrow." This was one of Dr. Poulton's first visits to eastern North Carolina and he spent the day visiting the various aspects of Duplin County's people and their livelihoods. In July 1982. Dr. Bruce Robert Poulton became the 10th chancellor of North Carolina State University, a nearly century-old land-grant institution and a constituent I institution of the University of North Carolina. As chancellor of the state's largest land-grant university. Dr. Poulton provides leadership and coordination for educational, research and extension programs encom passing the fields of agri culture. engineering, textiles, environmental sciences, the humanities and social sciences, forest re sources, veterinary medical and animal sciences. He administers an annual uni versity budget of some $186 million. Under his direction are some 21.S00 students and S.500 faculty and staff. Ad ditionally, the university has extension offices in each of the 100 counties in the state and numerous outlying re J search units, extending the university's campus to the state's boundaries. Before coming to NCSU, Dr. Poulton served seven years as the first chancellor of a consolidated New Hampshire university system wirtt four campuses and a statewide "school of lifelong learning" (which he initiated and developed). During his tenure he constructed a long range plan for the university and was instrumental in se curing an approximate 100 percent increase in state support for the system in a state which traditionally had ranked low in its allocation of funds for higher education. I Prior to assuming the top i New Hampshire post. Dr. < Poulton had rapidly moved 1 up through the administra tive ranks of the University of Maine serving as chairman of the animal and veterinary science department, director of a branch campus, dean of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, director of the Maine Agriculture and Forestry F.xperiment Station, vice - president of research and public service. Lastly while on leave, the served as an American Council on Education Fellow in academic administration and as administrative assistant to the Governor of Maine, Janes Longley. A native of Yonkers, N.Y., Dr. Poulton earned his bachelor of 'science, his master of science and doctor af philosophy degrees, all From Rutgers University. X

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