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BY TERRY POPE
The 13th District Bar Association
must meet within 30 davs to select
nominees to replace District Court
Judge Wayne Long, who resigned
Monday after being charged with
driving while impaired last weekend
According to Soutbport attorney
Elva Jess, president of the bar
association, no date has been set for a
meeting to discuss Ixjng's replaceiuc.it.
out added a meeting will be
called "sometime fairly soon" to
select the names of "three attorneys
nracticing in the same district ana oi
the same political party as Long."
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Volume 23, Number 1<
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With two names in the hat Monday
afternoon Calabash council members
voted unanimously to appoint Suzy
Moore to serve the remaining portion
of Councilman Michael F rink's term.
At the board's Jan. 28 meeting,
Frink recommended Moore to take
over his position, saying he had contacted
her and that she tad agreed to
accept the scat if appointed. Frink
moved outside the town limits two
weeks ago, thus becoming ineligible
to serve on the council, said Mayor
Prior to the vote Monday, Calabash
resident John Johnson, who lives in
the Village Green subdivision,
volunteered his nominaiion io serve
on the board. After Johnson left the
town hall, Councilman Virgil Colonun
nominated Ms. Moore, which
was seconded by Robert Simmon*.
Johnson's name was not nominated
^ for the scat.
Council member Cheryl Thomas
was not present at Monday's
meeting, prompting Mayor Stevens
te ?* If the hnarcl wanted to wait until
a full board Is present to vote on
"It looks like we need somebody
now," Coleman responded. Other
board members agreed to proceed
with appointing a new member to the
Ms. Moore, 26, a native of
Calabash, owns and operates a
photography studio. She will serve
the remainder of Frink's term, which
expires in November.
"1 will definitely attend the
meetings," she said when contacted
Tuesday morning. "I look forward to
working wiui everyone On the board.
I'm a businesswoman myself, so Iin
definitely fciterested in the town's
Five council seats and the mayor's
post are up for election this fail.
Frink was elected to the board in
November 1983 and was holding his
first public office.
Ms. Moore said she is undecided
she will seek clecticr. In the
"I haven't made any plans," she
added. "I'm going to see how this
BY TKRRY POP
West Brunswick High School ad
fighting off the usual rumors and i
last week following a drug bust at I
Trfw eawdvut? vXpCusd II wi
remainder of the year while eight a
ed for distributing and using mai
said Assistant Principal Maliston SI
recent crackdown on drugs in the a
flood of misinformation in the co
school's reputation that Stanley hq
"We don't manufacture mi
nn.nsnirA UioK C>KaaJ " Ctawia- -
done drug we. the setting, manufi
at this acboc! We're going to & an;
that it stops '
Stanley said once the school take
KgjuoH aimiwis mvuitni vim drag
other policies, residents m the ce
reasons to dame the school and fa
"There ts marijuana cvti! "hu
Bruwartc* High School. Stanleys
are ghnng us a bum rap tf they tl
school. When y?a compare our sch
Long, a democrat, defeated Jess in
the primary election and ran unopposed
in Nnvpmher 1QR4 for hi? first
"There are a number of different
people who have expressed an interest
in the position," Jess said
Long, 37, of Shallotte, was a district
court judge for the 13th District,
which includes Brunswick, Bladen
and Columbus counties. Although he
had a district court session scheduled
for Brunswick County Criminal
Court this week. !<one did not Dreside
over the session, requesting instead
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BY SUSAN USHER
Two new stoplights will be installed
along U.S. 1? in downtown Slmllcttc if
the State Board of Transportation
acts as expected at its March 8
"Our stoplights have been approved."
Hep. David Redwine announced
Monday, referring to an N.C. Department
of Transportation staff recommendation
to fund the lights.
After talking with Wesley Webster,
deputy secretary of the N.C. Department
of Transportation. Redwine
said Monday that board approval
also is expected, with installation
proposed in the spring before the
summer season begins.
The lights wvti!u be located at the
intersections of US. 17 with two major
cross-streets?Smith Avenue on
the north end of town and Shallotte
Avenue, where the existing flashing
light will be replaced.
Harold Steelman, DOT field support
engineer, said the lights will be
"three-phase, fully actuated traffic
phase is to handle left turns off US.
Estimated cost of the signal project
st At West I
E size, I dont thir
mirustrators began Drugs stemm
negative comments plied to student
the school involving utri What West
r> the iCwoi "u> iuc between parent
thers were suspend- across the natio
-ijuana on campus. Students who
tariley Although the concerned,
chool may release a "I'd like to s
nunumty. It is the Junior Dave Wai
isn't tarnished. West Wind '
irijuana at West something a best
aid. "We dont con- it's not onhr qui
ctunng or anything Ward saM tta
(thing we can to eee helped "knock t
i disciplinary action then yoa have
3 or starts emoraag this, I think the
mmunny often find jtarL So I think
ciuty U ira with
bo: Jast at Weal mfcistratom we
ud.'T think parents cent drug tauts,
sink it'a only at this ed the ttodcnti
eoi with any its cars fleers.
inees To Re
that his resignation be effective immediately.
Cnnies of his letter of resignation
were sent Monday morning to Gov.
Jim Martin, who will name a replacement
from the three nominees, and
Chief Justice Joseph Branch of the
State Supreme Court.
In a telephone interview Monday
afternoon, Long said he resigned so
he would not "bring adverse publicity
to the judiciary." He stated he
plans to plead not guilty to the DWI
charge in Durham County District
Court on March 14.
Long's seat does not become legallUfllf
otte, North Carolina, Thui
:r Buddy Milllkei) Aldermen Wlltoi
a w i .I.. ,,i I,, ? a?? ? - _ ?. . ?
i? ncuiiomaj iui a .na/ui uraun'u
ol( Village Koad Reeves. Present
Irlt are Mil libra, Jerry Janet Bad
Tn rv?. Ir
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Steelnian confirmed that Shallottc
had only recently qualified for the
ti ?1-?- 1 il .1 It..
ugtiu?anu uiru nui km uni t .
On Dec. 1 the state eased its
guidelines on traffic counts to include
more warrants. Previously traffic
counts were based on the volume of
traffic entering an intersection during
an eight-hour period. Under the
new warrants, counts taken during a
four-hour period or one-hour "peak"
Deriod can suffice
"The signals would not have been
warranted had these warrants not
been approved," he said.
Shallotte came very close to qualifying
on the four-hour and one-hour
counts at both intersections, he said,
adding that both signals should be
fully warranted based on an anticipated
shift in traffic from other
outlets to Smith and Shallotte.
"Based on the anticipated shift in
traffic, the accident history and the
congestion you have down there, we
decided to go ahead and recommend
the traffic signals." said Steclman.
The Mulberry Street intersection
Existing traffic lights are located
at VS. 17 and N.C. 130 East and N.C.
"I think this will help solve our
ik we have a serious drug problem."
tng from last week's incident were sups
by people in the community, Stanley
Rntnxwirk k hattliM at it* u-hnnl L? an
down in attitudes and communication
a and students, a concern or schuois
n. Stanley said.
view the situation everyday are also
et smoking and drugs stopped.'' said
rd. editor of the student newspaper The
"Administrators are trying to do
t smoking and drugs, but it's not easy,
school doing it"
r moot recent cntcsoown on naa
nt a lot of it" from the WBHS campus.
?m who are trying K for the Aral tone,
users and sellers." Ward Mid. "After
try ers are going to be kind ?f scared to
the beip of other ttudeots that adre
able to "get to the bottom" of the re.
Stanley aaid School officials ctuctpticvithout
calling in lav enforcement cfl
ly vacant until Gov. Martin has accepted
his resignation, which should
be within a few days, Ma. Jess said.
Long now plans to return to his
private law practice in Shallotte.
Ixing could have retained his
judiciary seat even if found guilty o!
DW1 since it is a misdemeanor and
not a felony charge. Saying he
understood those conditions, I-ong
still resigned his seat Monday morning
The incident leading to Long's
resignation occurred early Saturday
morning on the north side of Durban
at the Interstate 85 and Guess Roac
rsday, February 28, 1985
St AM fHOIOIr SUSAN USHf
n Harrrison aud Bobby Kay Russ,
Kcnru muu m?j?l rTu Tcui 5*?nl
t, but not pictured, were Aldermen
a a a a N-N a a a a NA
traffic problem," said Sballott
Mayor Beanion Hewett, praLsin
uCvinifor bis Efforts on btrtktu s
"We'll keep working on the bvpas
and we're working on some othe
things with IX)T also "
Those "other things" include in
proving the flow of traffic at the it
terseciion of Blake Drive and Viiiag
Road across from Shallotte Middl
School, the scene of frequent traffi
In early November traffic engine?
George A. Eason observed traffi
flow in Shallotte at the three interxet
lions and In the Blake Drive an
Coastal Plata areas.
At a Shallotte town board rneetin
last Wednesday night. Mayor Hewe
said DOT plans to extend the thlr
<turning) lane on U.S. 17 south pa:
the Coastal Plaza entrance and ah
the 35 mph speed limit, as suggest*
earlier by town officials durin
Within the week following the opei
ing of Wilson's food store, report?
Police Chief Vr'ayijs in
accidents had occurred at the ei
trance onto U.S. 17. None wet
reported on the N.C. 179 entrance, 1
Students at West Brunswick wou
end to the board of education's bai
cigarettes on campus. Ward said i:
in the school rwttrn?t>? and Is '
ministrators to cut it ott. You can ?
even breath,'' he added.
"It was a lot better for those wtv
they allowed smoking an campus,'
Grvssett, who says smoking in the
also a problem. Designated areas
would help, both students added.
Whether it is for using drug
restioocns. disrupting classroom
wwcnerv after suoenu are due
"always get a lot of verbal a
as&aaslnalUns," from the cotranur
' I get accused of selling marijua
ed I get aM-used of being unfair "
i general is accused at being unfair
Whtr, drugs are found in the actio
bringing the iSegal substances in
added. If there is a drug bast in the
pact is often felt in the schools.
" Almost every time we have a di
forcing the rules, that's when I
exit, according to Durham police
Fuutic Safety Ofticer W.R.
i Neighbours arrested I/>ng around
1:15 a.m. Long was then taken to the
Durham County magistrate's office
J where a breath analysis test revealed
he had a .14 percent blood alcohol
content. In North Carolina, a .10 percent
or higher is considered im
The magistrate released Long at
! 4:05 a.m. on a custody release while
r no bond was posted. He is scheduled
t for first nnnparanpp in riictrirt oonrt
1 at 2 p.m. on March 14.
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BY SUSAN USHER
Growth once again was the main
topic of discussion for Shallotte
aldermen last Wednesday night,
though few items on the agends
f referred specifically to the subject.
i Aldermen took no immediate ac
tion on a request from Shallotte
businessman Buddy Milliken to offci
I a "good faith evaluation" of both the
(character and technical aspects of i
proposed development off Village
J Point Road Instead they proposed te
delve into the related issue of the
town's canacitv to Drovide service.'
f Kt the same rapid pace as its growth
Milliken said he would like a writ
ten statement summarizing thi
board's views in the near future
before proceeding or investing fur
ther in the project. He made clear h<
was not asking the board to commi
, to annexation or a special use permit
The board suggested Metntenanc
Superintendent Albert Hughes am
consulting engineer Flnley Bone;
of the town's sewer system fo
e presentation at its nest meeting,
g "I don't think the town is in an;
if trouble." siilu Mayor BeiiaiOi
Hewett in reference to growtl
is demands on the system. "We couli
r handle 10 years of normal growth
but what we've been expericncin)
>- isn't normal
w "We can't go many more project
e like this one." lie added,
e Hewett said the town needs to con
c sider who will bear the cost of a thiri
lagoon U. increase wastewater treat
r ment capacity and possibly to extern
c the sewer system loop from Bluf
> Drive across the Shaiiotte River t<
d tiie Wall Street pumping station.
Milliken proposes to develop l
g combination of CotuoiruruiriuiTo eui<
tt single-family residential lots on i
d 22.6-acre tract owned by his father
st A.E. Milliken, and located adjacen
10 to and east of Coppice Hollow sub
d division near Brierwood Estates Th
,g development would be served b;
Sylvan and Glade streets, wltl
> Pender Avenue the only outlet ont
d N.C. 379.
>A > Kan 4. OM4.M.
'v ' A.I uHui viiTiaixMMug a yuoui;
[j- project, I can't tell you too muci
e about It," he said. While the projec
le looks -promising," he said addi
tional studies would have to be mad
Id also like to see an Stanley said 'Tt
i placed on smoking and say, 'I heart
1 has led to smoking picked up for drt
'Impassible for ad- At West Brunai
talk in and you can't ference sessions I
1:45 p.m. to 2.X
J didn't smoke when discipline pnoblei
' said senior Marisa student is reprii
; girls' restrooms is <** ? it doeant h
for smoking outside "We will tnv
s, smoking in the out to the school,
s or disrespecting name time, tbos
riailneH the fimihv blading US in the
buse or character Stanley said hi
rty. Stanley said parenMeacher n
namyself, "beadd- In the Domes
Hie school system in I-oU of times,
in% abie io pn
oil, the students are miracles. If a pt
from the hemes, he home, then how
cooBDtsmy, k's tm- ihem at scremi
Parents are oft
-ag bast or start en- in the commuBit]
he rumors start," tf?ni when their i
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i feasibility is certain.
, "We don't want to do a study and
then find out the town will not annex
| it and will not allow its development
as proposed," he continued.
Adjoining property owners have
, responded favorably, he said, and the
. state transportation department lias
s indicated the Pender Avenue outlet
, will not create undue traffic conges,
, HarreLson and Keeves indicated
, they had no objections to the anncxa,
tion if the town's utilities could bear
;uiscussion oi iiooa insurance maps
for the town was delayed until
OiuCiTTreii hau iiKnc UHIC IU SlUUy U1C
? (See ABC, Page % A)
" ; JL iv . ?
y Pr&clnd Meets
| Brunswick County !
wBJ hold precinct mentings Thufaday,
March 8, in preparation fcr
, the oartv'i county watva&lafa n*
Ali meetings will begin at 8 pm.
at the precinct polling place
J unless otherwise posted, said
Brunswick Count) Democratic
, Party Cliairman Glen Peterson.
Ten registered Democrats from
the precinct must be lr. attc.'i.
dance to attain a quotum.
j or gain a quorum Thursday,
f make-up meetings will be held
, Thursday, March 15, el 8 p.m.
Each precinct is to elect to t?o.
year terras a chairman, three
, vice-chairmen, aecretsry ar-sl
treasurer. Pour other persons will
j be named to iorm the precinct
committee and delegates will be
5 elected to Uw counsy convention.
' The number of delegates
, allocated to eacb precinct la based
L on how the precinct voted for the
roUlor. In ?h- 10W1 -*"
. Precinct meeting* are open to
h all of the county'* returtered I
re had several people come back to me
1 you got busted,' or I beard you got
?* ' "
adds, administrator; have started cooTor
parents to meet with teachers from
p .T. SSCa day to iwfirrum tor wnexu
ma. Parents are aim notified when a
randed at school. Stanley said, but
tte parents cot to meet with the
y aid, "bat we cnftf even ?t them
Tbey will not even come out. vet at the
e are the taste people who are out
; is concerned about the lack of close
istionehips and the lack of discipline
" he added, we're looked upon as berouce
troracies we cent produce
irent can't do anything with them at
in the world are we going to control
-en more concerned about their Watus
1 or the embarrassment it may cause
Wader* is caught with drugs at school.