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LETTERS TO THE F.D11
By Early E
ITo the editor:
After reading the article on the
development and growth of the
Brunswick County area, specifically
the heaohps in 1(1K4 I had tn refWt
on what my late mother and father
would have thought of this growth.
I'm certain that this article in the
Dec. 27 issue of your paper would
have made them feel proud to have
been a member of the community in
which they lived and worked for
SOtTic 20 jrcafS.
One of the primary reasons my
father and mother moved from
Durham to Shallotte in 1947 was to
help develop Holder; Beach, and provide
much needed denial services in
They would have been particularly
CEDAR GROVE AREA NEWS
BY MATTIE HEWETT
Happy New Year to all of you as we
hiH fnrr-ix'oH tn 'Rl AithOii?h WC'VC
had our ups and downs, we iiave a lot
to uf thankful
that brougni us
cluster together ?*' 3*
for one pur- ^
pose?to love and ^ ?
respect others. A . *
battle is much J
easier to win v w
when the majority
is on your side. I<et's keep it that
Comings And Goings
Among holiday visitors returning
to their homes are Emerson and Vernita
Fullwood and daughters. Erika
and baby Eiise, oi Fairiieid, Connecticut.
Emerson, a longtime Zerox
employee >5 region marveling
manager for the Northeast, with an
office in Greenwich, Connecticut.
The Frank S. Full woods enjoyed
Staving tiietr son and Sii.t family hums
gc troll nc liuiir Haiiphtnr^ ChriStillC,
and husband, WUU&ffl rriuieOU of
The family joined the Dolphus
Bryants and others for a celebration
dinner at .lane's Seafood Restaurant
as i iviucii ifvuvii.
Having lots of fun at home for
Chriwtins1' Vlo riuonilnlvn
Fullwood of Decatur, Georgia. Her
4- s?_ I \t T 1 ?
I PUICII13, mi. anu mta. 1-1
Fullwood, were happy to see her.
The James Hewetts happily
I welcomed their children home for the
holidays. They are mi. anu Mrs.
Kent R. Hewett and son. Russell, of
Newport News, Virginia, and Mrs.
Carol Riley of New Haven, ConneeiiCiiL
Mr. and Mrs. Perry Hewett and
sons of Newport News, Virginia,
were recently home visiting Mrs.
Hattie F. Chatman and other family
i rv mpwmi sutlers j-.imina and
daughter, Rene, Kate and daughter,
Doneese, Naomi and Sheila, Derwin
and Devon, have all returned to their
homes in New York after spending
Christmas at home with their
brothers and sisters, I>ee A., Sam,
Wesley. Percy, Edna. Rosanne and
Louise and William and their
Howard and Edith Bodley of Pensacola,
Florida celebrated their 24th
anniversary December 19 The
Bodleys, accompanied by their
children, Kenneth, Katrina and Kim,
had a lovely Christmas here with
their relatives. They stopped over
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Others celebrating wedding anniversaries
include Lofton and Barbara
Hewett, Dolphus and
Christerbelle Bryant, Camell and
D?C, 24, JsiSK aruj
and Beineitha Gore, Dec 29.
Happy birthday to Eric l/weti.
Jan. 1, Terry Rogers, Minnie Baker
(N.Yl. Jan. 2, Emerson Euilwood,
Shanette Heweti, Maytieki Heweu,
Jan. 3. Elbert Gore, Jan. 4, Barbara
Heweti, Kim Bernard, Collene Gore
and Cathryn Heweti.
This Week's Bible Verse
"I can do all things through Christ,
who strengthens me." PhiUippians
Tune L'i WVCB Radio in ShalloOe
Thursday at 3 pm and Saturday at
10 15 un. for the Cedar Grove area
news aril on Sunday at 3 30 p.m. (or
Moments of Inspiration gospel program.
interested in the building of the newbridge
to Holden Beach. One of the
dreams they had for the beach was a
modern, safe bridge that would be
nhlo tn horHlo the traffic thiSt WOllld
come in the future through economic
development. My father worked hard
to get the present bridge that was
built in 1953. along with many others
who aided in his effort.
Many of the problems associated
with the growth of Holden Beach was
pittlicictl u> 111111 iu the earlier years
of his effort to help develop the
I'm referring to the present problem
of access to the beach front by
property owners anu iiie public, in
the initial planning for the beach, lie
provided for this access, in the property
he owned and developed, in the
form of streets and aeccssways to the
To the editor:
After deciding to go to college in
Massachusetts, I felt somewhat intimidated
that my fellow classmates
would have had a better quality of
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lugii bt.iuoi v.-uuv.(iuuii tnrvauoc 1. i i
came from a rural school system and
2.) 1 came from a rural school system
in the South.
However, my fears were alleviated
after my first semester of college.
Kor the people who say U>e quality ot
high school education is poor, 1
disagree with them. To my teachers
at my slma mater, West Brunswick
High School, 1 owe them a big thank
you. Tlie teachers in high school
prepared me quite well for colleae.
The quality of high school education
does not frighten me. However,
the quality of college education does.
If I may shift gears. 1 would like to
During the recent presidential
elections, the Issue of education was
not brought beyond the imagery and
in?i? -J 4i. -.4 ?u
iiiu.ni/iu a 11X4 uut.uo.-tcu iin/i uu^lU) .
Under the present administration
there has been reductions in the
amount of financial aid to students
utui tunOUlK to ( Oinuo-K onO universities.
Basic educational opportunity
grants supplemental cducationai opportunity
grants and national direct
student leans have suffered greatly
by extreme cuts.
The present administration also
went as far as calling for abolishment
of the Department of Educall._
All of this cutting will bring
America back to the time when
education was only open to the
economic elite; thus eventually
reducing the quality of education on
llie college level
So you ask, "What can I do now""'
Well, one task we can all do since a
new secretary' of education must be
ap^utincu tu icputuc uic i.
uen, is 10 contact our senators and
congressmen and asK tncm to vote
for a secretary who is In favor of
educational opportunity for anyone
regardless of socio-economic status.
If we want our country to be proiwstaKyiwBWB?>H'U
He was also concerned about beach
erosion and, as a member of the State
Commission of Rivers and Harbors,
tried to help alleviate this problem in
vfhstsvsr \vsv he could Hp oft??n nut
the interests of the local community
ahead of his own.
The hard work and interests that
my parents put into the local community,
as well as many others, certainly
have been rewarded through
the efforts of others before and they
iiiey became involved. Vvtuat tliO community
is today is a real tribute to the
sacrifice and effort of those who
made it possible.
I wish for you and your paper a
iiciptj.Y iicw ictti tiiiu continue^ suecess
for the coming year as one of
those factors responsible for the
arowth of the Brunswick Countv
R. Hal Holden
sperous we cannot endorse ignorance.
Curtis D. Holder
< student at Clark University)
Route 2, Shallotte
To the editor:
We would like to thank everyone
who contributed to the Home Missions
during the hoMday season, making
over 300 families have a better
Christmas in 1984.
School students gave food and toys.
sharing their Christmas with others.
Many clubs, churches and individuals
gave money, fruit, clothes
and shoos to make the holiday season
brighter (or those less fortunate.
Ouida H. Hewett
Pauline lewis. Hazel Reynolds
Senior Aides, Home Missions
Information and Referral
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SALARY RANGE $4,800 $6,216
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work involves Typing correspc
duplicating equipment and otho
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County Extension Chairman ani
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BRUNSWICK COUNTY I
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One of the familiar scenes over the
inarsh these days is that of the marsh
hawk as it slowly patrols in search of
prey. Flying low. close to the marsh
grass, makes is possible to surprise
field mice, rabbits, rats, and other
small animals and enables the marsh
hawk to drop down quickly to seize its
food. Usually the inarsh hawk eats its
food where it catches its nrev and
seldom flies away with it. This is just
one ot the interesting hawks we nave
in Brunswick County and is one of the
beneficial birds helping to contribute
to the "balance of nature".
Sometimes called Rnhhit HnwU nr
Mouse Hawk, the Marsli Hawk is
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wing spread of 40-54 inches.
Sometimes it appears larger because
of the wings and tail. Males are
generally dark gray bluish on the
back and females are dark brown.
The underparts are buffy white with
some light brown markings. Both are
easy to identify by the white rump
patch at the I wise of the tail and this
distinctive marking can be seen
while the bird is flying. This hawk
nests on the ground in open, grassy
areas. It is not often seen perched.
While this tuiwk will eat birds in the
marsh such as marsh hens or Clapper
Rails, its usual diet is small
rodents and rabbits. Some believe
the marsh luwvk to have keener hearing
than other hawks. Their diskshaped,
owl-like faces nuiy help
There are two la rue hawks with
State To Ext<
Ait exieiiutxi u lane, bui no
stoplights for the Iceland shopping
district west of the U.S. 74-76 interrluinoo
urn irwlmtwl in Hw?
Transportation Improvement Program
for the years 1985-1994.
Construction of the improvements
in the I .eland-Woodburn urea should
begin next yeat, with a project cost of
The state proposes to widen S.H.
1472 (Village Hood I west of lite Interchange
from a point 150 feet east of
S.H. 1162 (1'airview Hoad) to a point
two-tenths mile west of S.H. 1437 (Old
Fayetteville Hoad) just past the
Sandpiper itestaurant to provide a
iefi-iurn lane. S.H. 1472 will also get
an asphalt topeoating from S.H. 1484
(CWlrmDul lionet* to a point twoSIT90N
JiiT.s 7.0 hours WWWR)
?bruary 4. 1985
orms secreta :ol duties for staff.
>ndenco and roports. tiling, using
r general offico practices Work inslic
in greoting citizens or via
?ivo and dolivor accurate messages
to follow oral and writton instructor
the general supervision of the
d is evaluated through conference
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REQUIREMENTS High school
d. Additional work oxporionco or
?r Technical;. Shorthand desired.
'TED through Friday. January 18.
nswick County Personnel Depart
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THE BRUNSWICK BEACON
broad winds and broad, rounded tails
in our area. One of these soars in
high, wide circles over woods and
fields seeming to ride the air currents
as it searches for its food. This
lted-Tailed Hawk is identified by its
brick-red tail feathers wliich can be
seen as it flics. The Red-Tailed Hawk
lias a wing spread of 49-56 inches and
is about 19-25 inches in length. This
bird nest is on pines or oaks,
auiimiliics MS low as 13 ll., 1)111 ilSUfllly
much higher up to 75 (t. Nests are
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?nd Turn Lane To Woe
tenins iniie west of S.it. i437 ami existing
left-turn lanes will he rcnuirked.
About three months ago, I-eland
residents met at the county complex
witli DOT District Engineer Ted
Kundcrburk and Commissioner
Franky Thomas to discuss whether
lights were needed near tlie Parker's
and WiLson's food stores at I-eland.
"What the people really wanted
wns a stoplight," said Thomas.
But Thomas said putting a
To put in place and grade
imately 2,100 yards of coqi
ia'.e airport and taxi-way.
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WLtfUII IS It? DUULII I UWII nu
JIj>J A-JiTtpv t a*
l/'t our 42 yearn of experience help
a tastefully ileslutieH monument wit!
For the finest memorial* in giniil
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9A.M.-2 P.M J
Certified licensed hearing aic
dealer will be here to condui
hearing iests and make
I muiuovion^ rm\ "yjturaoy
I l\JY? OOijirJ A<. f IVAIM'"
aid battery Jw,
that lasts ^ i
twice as '
30 day trial poric
Sick Room Suppliov i
Drive Up Window 5
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, Thursday, January 3, 1985?Page 5
about 2Mr feet in diameter, made of
sticks, leaves, moss, and other
materials. Two speckled white eggs
are laid in early spring. Food consists
mostly of small rodents and rabbits.
Birds make up less than 10 percent
of its food based on examinations
of stomachs which found reptiles,
crayfish, frogs, and lizards in
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CIVIVI1VIVII IV ?W? IWUOl ItlUVi.
The Red-Shouldered Hawk is
smaller than the Red-Tailed, about
17-19 inches long. A reddish patch on
the shoulder of its wing gives the
name and is the best mark for identification.
its tail is black above,
mouse gray beneath with five narrow
crossbars that are white. Underparts
are pinkish buff barred with light
brown. Usually this hawk nests in a
crotch or fork of a limb. Eggs are dull
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nuitv nun a}JiaailVS Ul IfUUlSIlbrown.
lLs thin, high pitched call is
often mimicked by the Blue Jays. It.
too, soars over the fields but will
perch for long periods. Food lor the
Hcd-Shouldered Hawk is mammals,
snakes, lizards, frogs, and some insects.
These three large hawks are
beneficial to man as they perform the
marsh patrol or soar over the fields
and forests controlling populations of
rodents, reptiles, small mammals,
and birds. They are an important
part of the natural fowl chain and the
scheme of things. They are protected
by law from hunting and need to be
considered by all of us as valued
frirrwta in Wriyiswich Ccisrtty.
m tii?- mik?:i\su'u iixmion
wouldn't resolve the traffic problem
because the shopping center exits arc
unnuitehcd and don't form an intersection.
The same problem exists,
lie continued, at the intersection of
the Old KayettevlUc and Nuvnssa
"The 1-eland area luis always been
anti-incorporation, no organized
growth, no orderly growth, and I
don't see any plans for it in the
future," he said. "It's a shame."
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