Duplin times progress sentinel. (Kenansville, N.C.) 1963-current, March 17, 1983, Image 1
t iHtplm iKL^Ciim^ PROGRESS SENTINEL VOL. XXXXV1 NO. 7 USPS 162-860 KENANSVILLE. NC 28349 MARCH 17. 1983 18 PAGES THIS WEEK 10 CENTS PLUS TAX DUPLIN FARMER ATTENDS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM Steve Grady of Route 2, Mount Olive, is participating in the Philip Morris Leadership Development program at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Grady is one of 25 young farmers from five southern states selected for a pilot, two-year leadership development program. NCSU's Agricultural Extension Serice is conducting the program. The Kenansville offices of the Federal Land Bank Association and the Coastal Production Credit Association presented Grady with checks for $150 each in support of his participation in the leadership program. Pictured above. Grey Morgan, vice president of the Federal Land Bank Association in Kenansville. farmer Steve Grady, vice president of the Coastal Production Credit Association in Kenansville Ronnie James, and Duplin Agricultural Extension Agent J. Michael Moore. * Duplin Board Plans To Hear Budget Pleas The Duplin County Board 0nf Commissioners will hear departmental budget re quests from I to 5 p.m. April II. 12, 19 and 20 in its office in the county courthouse. The Board of Education will present its proposed budget at 3 p.m. April 11. In other action last week, the board: ? Directed Nathan Whaley. landfill and mos pquito control supervisor, to . *?' ' *v ? delay repairing a backhoe until the next fiscal year because of a lack of funds. The department's mainte nance fund is down to $2,600 which must last until June 30. The county has three backhoes that are used in drainage work. ? Reappointed Com missioner Allen Nethercutt to the Duplin County Hospital board. ? Rejected the request of Hiram Brinson. emer r . ' gencv services coordinator, for a county computer ter minal in his office in the law enforcement center to use in billing rescue squad users. Brinson. whose staff must go to the courthouse to use the computer, said his office processes an average of 150 calls a month. The cost of installing a terminal in his office would be $4,000. ? Announced a public hearing will be held at 11:50 a.m. March 21 at the court house on a Department of Housing and Urban Develop ment block grant. ? Appointed Casey Brown to replace James Lanier on the county ( Planning Board for a term expiring July I, 1984. Lanier resigned the post. ? Heard a tax mapping presentation by Moore Gardner Co. of Asheboro. The project would cost about $500,000. Wallace To Purchase Garbage Truck Equipment ^ Bids on a garbage con tainer truck chassis will be opened by the Wallace Town Board at 2 p.m. April 6. The board voted Thursday night to advertise for bids on the chassis to replace one that has broken down re peatedly and was described as beyond repair. The equipment will cost about $62,000. The garbage t lift container and hydraulic system are in good shape and can be transferred to the new vehicle. Maintenance supervisor Johnny Murray said that on its last run. the old truck used 36 quarts of oil in one day. Waste Industries of Wil niiiigtoii iias been awarded a contract at $5,600 a month to empty the county's 133 gar bage containers at business and industrial sites until the town can replace its truck. The board discussed the possibility of permanently contracting with a garbage firm to pick up waste, but decided such a system would cost the town more than collection by the town. The board favored the lower-cost alternative of buying replace ment equipment and con tinuing to pick up the gar bage with its own crews. Murray said he will need the same maintenance crew with or without the garbage pick-up duty. The crew nor mally picks up the containers two days a week and works on other town maintenance duties the rest of the work week. The board also authorized its engineering firm. Henrv von Oesen & Associates of Wilmington, to call for bids to replace the sewage lift station on South Cumberland Street near the sourthern town limits. The cost was estimated at S26.000. The old pumping equipment is worn out and a station with larger capacity is needed because of construction in the area. Gail Williams of Beulaville was awarded a contract for $3.150 to replace the flat roof on the town airport's main building. John Fecteau of Univision Cable Television Co. of Rich lands told the board the firm has leased space in the old rescue building on the Town Hall grounds for $75 a month as an office to serve people desiring to hook onto the system. He said 90 houses in Wallace are now receiving cable service. The hook-ups will be com pleted in about 30 days, weather permitting, he added. A $15 hook-up and converter fee is charged for basic cable service. A tax lien sale will be advertised May 16. The sale will be held June 13 at Town Hall. A Mavfest will be staged May 12-i4 at Clement Park. Re-Elected To N.C. Academy Of Family Physicians Dr. Edward L. Boyette, M.D. of Chinquapin, Dr. James S. Blair Jr., M.D. of Wallace, Dr. Corbett L. Quinn of Magnolia and Dr. Hervy B. Kornegay Sr. of' Mount Olive have been re elected to the N.C. Academy of Family Physicians. Is nfd?f tr. hwnm. for the honor, these physi cians were required to com plete ISO hours of continuing medical education (CME) during the past three years. They joined more than 270 of the state's nearly 1,000 prac ticing family physicians in achieving thit educational goei. ^ , The primary thrust of the NCAFP, a constituent chap ter of the American Academy of Family Physicians, is con tinuing medical education. In addition to the ISO hours required for re election to the NCAFP, members must accumulate 300 hours for ABFP Board re-certification. Family practice is the only medical specialty to require re-certification every si:, years. Family practice became a medical specialty Feb. 8, 1969 with the inception of its residency training program. During the intitial period of 1 the specialty, (then) general t practitioners were allowed to take a certification exami nation and become family physicians. Now, however, all must complete a three year family practice resi dency training program. Family practice is the na tion's largest medical specialty, comprising over 54,000 family physicians. Headstart Open House There will be an open house at Warsaw Start Center, 106 Pcr*?.uig Street, on Thursday night, March 17 at 7:30. Those in charge said there will be various enter tainment including a cake ^alk, rummage sale with I games activities for the chil dren. Each class will give a song or nursery rnyme pre sentation. The group will also be selling hot dogs, s? das, cup cakes and pop corn. Everyone is extended an invitation to attend. ^ Kenansville Board Sells Tobacco Production Quota The Kenansville Town Board has gone out of the tobacco farming business by selling its production quota of 1.473 pounds. The board agreed last week to sell the quota for $5,170.23. or $3.51 per pound. The town acquired the quota when it bought a tract wes' of the town limits for a potential industrial site. Until this vear. tobacco pro duction quotas were sold with the land. Towns, coun ties. public utilities and in dustries acquired tobacco production rights when they purchased land to which growing rights applied. Legislation passed by Congress in 1982 requires that such quotas be sold or turned over to the county Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service by the end of the vear. Tobacco farmers have voted for pro duction control in return for price support protection for more than 40 years. The high bidder on Ke nansville's tobacco patch was Godbold Farms of Warsaw. Other bidders were Ray Franklin Smith of Smith's Township. $3.15 per pound, and Henrv Kilpatrick of Kenansville. $2.03 per pound. In other business, the board purchased a pickup truck for $7,407.54 from Warsaw Motor Co, even though the firm was not the low bidder. The range be tween high and low bids was about $77. The Warsaw firm was chosen because the board believes its proximity for service and repairs will save money in the long run. Warsaw is about eight miles from Kenansville. The low bidder was H.J. Chevrolet of Pink Hill at $7,330.84. Pink Hill is 16 miles from Kenansville. Brewer Motors of Wallace submitted a bid of $7.378.18. Wallace also is 16 miles from Kenansville. The commissioners agreed unanimously to order a halt to construction that may violate town ordinances. Commissioner Jimmy Johnson moved to order Ronald Summerlin. who lives on N.C. 50 (Limestone Road) near the junction of N.C. II and 24. to halt construction of a second "main" building on his lot or face legal action. The board found Summerlin had bceun construction even though Police Chief Tyson Bostic. also the town's build ing permit officer, refused to sign the permit because two "main" structures on one lot violate town ordinances. Rose Hill's Huge Frying Pan May Sizzle Again If efforts to revive the North Carolina Poultry Festival at Rose Hill succeed, the festival will be held in the community recreation area adjacent to U.S. 117. The town board last week granted permission for this f use to Gary Boney and Lee Houston, who are trying to form a poultry festival com mittee. The festival was held in Rose Hill for many years. Last year the huge frying pay that had been the festival centerpiece was moved to Kenansville for the county agricultural exposition. The pan has been returned to Rose Hill and now is perma nently located on the com munity recreation area grounds. In other business, a hear ing was set for 7:30 p.m. March 28 to hear residents' ideas about what they would like in a community block grant application. Another hearing will be held at the board's regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. April 12. Block grant applications are due by May. Laundry Disputes 38.000 Gallon Water Bill In Magnolia The Magnolia Washerette in Duplin County will have its water turned off soon unless the owner changes his mind. When the town board last week refused to reduce the washerette's water bill of $116. owner William E. Mit chell told the board. "If 1 don't tell you different, the next time you read the meter, turn the water off." Mayor Melvin Pope, a furniture store tiwner. said a normal washing machine uses .10 gallons of water per washing. He figured this amount of water costs be tween 9 and 10 cents and noted the washerette charged 75 cents per wash ing machine. He recommended the utility rate remain at J3 per 1.000 gallons in addition to a minimum fee of $2 for the first 3,000 gallons. The washerette was billed for 38.000 gallons of water. In other town business? ? The board will hold a public hearing on the fate of the Magnolia depot at 7:30 p.m. March 31 at the Town Hall. Numberous hearings and discussions have been held as the board and various town groups have tried to do something with or about the building. The depot must be moved from its present site on railroad property or be demolished. The town owns the build ing. which it purchased several years ago from the Seaboard Systems Railroad. ? A hearing on a com munity block grant applica tion will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the Town Hall. ? The board awarded McDavid Associates a de velopment planning contract paid for by a community development grant of $10,000. ? The board appro priated $150 to the Woman's Club to prepare files for a community of excellence award application. Beulaville Town Board Lets Bids At Regular Meeting A bid for laboratory equip ment was let during the March 7 meeting of the Beulaville town board. The installation of lab equipment is one of the final steps in the town's water and sewer pro jects. said project adminis trator Woody Brtnson. The bid for office and laboratory equipment w as let to Fisher Scientific Inc. for a total of $4.187.13. The equip ment will be delivered and installed by March 31. Brin son said. Farmers Home Adminis tration and the Environmen tal Protection Agency rep resentatives are scheduled to inspect the Beulaville water and sewer projects for final closeout before March 31. Brinson said. The board also approved a bid for water analysis. The bid was let to Environmental I, Inc. for S892. Environ mental 1 currently serves the town of Beulaville in water analysis. A public hearing date was set for March 29 at the Beulaville Town Hall. The 7 p.m. meeting will discuss possible application for Housing and urban Develop- 1 ment community block funds. A citizen committee was appointed to study the possi bility of renovating the old town hall for use as a library. Appointed to the committee were Carl Pate. Anna Guy and Sarah Bolin. A study by town commissioners S.A. Blizzard and Elvis Sumner had estimated the cost to renovate the old town hall at $23,640. And. the commis sioners reported the replace ment of the old town hall with a 24'x30' structure would be less expensive than renovation costs. The town presently rents a library building Ifor $90 a month. The board w as informed of two possible sites to relocate trash dumpsters from the roadside of Highway 24 by Commissioner Blizzard. Both tentative dumpster sites are on state road 111. No de cision was made on the loca tion. Recreation issues were unresolved by the Beulaville town board after two Motions regarding funding and or ganization died for lack of a second. Recreation Chair man Alfred Basden met with the town board and pre sented a report of yearly expenditures. The recreation department received $4,500 from the town's 1982-83 general budget and collected a total of SI.578 in activity fees. Basden said. Presently no funds arc left in the budget for this fiscal year; however, the recreation has more than 47.000 in a savings account "The savings was raised independently by the recrea tion department." Basden said. "And. we don't know whether it should be con sidered town funds and be taken over bv the town." Commissioner Rabon Mareadv made a motion to begin proceedings to give the Beulaville Recreation De partment non-profit status with town control. Under the non-profit status, the Rec reation Department Board of Commissioners would be ap pointed by the Beulaville Town Board. Responsibility for collecting and disbursing j funds would be within the Recreation Board, Rabon said. The motion died after no second. Commissioner Blizzard 1 made a motion that all funds from income to the recreation department be submitted to ' Town Clerk Carol Miller. ' Blizzards's motion also failed j when no second was given. Beulaville Mayor Wilbur Hussey requested Basden ' inform the recreation board of suggestions by Commis- 1 sioners Blizzard and < Mareadv. Basden was re- ' quested to appear at the April 5 board meeting with a recommendation from the recreation department. The next meeting of the Bculavillc town board will be moved from Raster Monday to the following night. April Wildlife Commission Visits Warsaw Woodrow Price, candidate for re-election to the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commis sion from the 2nd Wildlife District, was at Bland's Grill in Warsaw last Thursday. Price, a lifelong hunter and fisherman and author of "In The Open," talked with and answered questions from several area sportsmen in attendance. He also asked for support of his re-election Sid as commissioner during the District convention at 7:30 p.m. on April 19tki at Lenoir Community College in Kin st on. Also visiting with Price ivere well-known Wildlife snthusiasts Ellis Simon, Frank Phillips and Jitj^Creel.