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Volume 23, Number 21
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BY BILL McGOWAN
No, the mayor didn't attend April's
meeting of Sunset Beach Town Council.
And no, council members didn't
take action to replace her.
There's no need, according to Town
Manager Wallace Martin and Mayor
Pro Tern Ed Gore, at least until an official
resignation is received. Both
men noted at Monday night's
meeting that the town can't look for a
new mayor until it has a resignation
from its old one.
Martin introduced the subject, he
said, because of a recent newspaper
account which quoted Mayor
Frances Kanoy as saying she had
submitted her resignation by letter
"prior to the February meeting" of
the town council.
The letter never arrived, according
to Martin. He told council members
Mrs. Kanoy telephoned him "last
Monday or Tuesday" and told him
about the letter, and that he suggested
she send a registered letter as
soon as possible.
Martin said the registered letter
never came either, but that in
another conversation with Mrs.
Kanoy, who now lives in Florida, he
wus told a leiegram Would be seal by
Monday night's meeting. No word
had reached town hall by the end of
the council session.
r L r*
RY TF.RRY PQPE
Brunswick Technical College has
agreed to pay an out-of-court settlement
of $12,500 to former math instructor
Susan A. Arnold of Shallotte,
who filed a sexual discrimination
lawsuit against the school in April
The school's board of trustees
voted unanimously last Thursday
night to pay the settlement rather
than continue the case in U.S.
District Court. Ms. Arnold filed suit
last year claiming her working hours
at the school were cut on account of
In July 1982, Dean of Instruction
Clnmmnnc mli'icAit Mv A rnn!H
Sunrise services and other spec
vance of Easter and the resurrectio
ned throughout through Sunday
Visitors are welcomed at all servic
Approximately 2.000 people are e
the strand at Ocean Isle Beach for
service conducted by Rev. Dan
ShaJJotlc Presbyterian Church. The
at the " sign of the cross" where re
ing services are sponsored by the cf
Dress is casual: participants
blankets or folding chairs on wtUcf
Shallot! e Presbyterian Church 1
Easter celebration during the 11 a
with special anthems planned by tJ
is located on Sellrfe Drive
Holdeo Beach PI
A 5:30 a.m. song service precedi
service at Holder Beach Fishing
public ls invited in tne event oi rmi
held at 6:15 a m at Sabhath Home
off Hoiden Beach
Speaking during the service wi
Myers, pastor of Sabbath Home !
Rev. J. Don Skinner, pastor of Shai
Coffee sod doughnuts wtil be
HftUca Beach Chi
Hoiden Beach Chapel by the Set
noid two Eacter Sunday services,
one at 11 a m There will be no Sui
Guest minister will be Dr. J. Wj
uweatdenc* at Campbell Cm vers:
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"Mayor Kanoy has made up her
mind," Gore suggested.
Kanoy, who has served as mayor of
Sunset Beach since 1981, has not attended
council meetings in many
months. Her absence has often forced
split votes on council, because one
of the five members, Gore, cannot
vote as a councilman while serving
as mayor pro tern. The mayor or acting
mayor may vote only in case of a
tie. In many cases in recent months.
Gore has been forced to cast that tiebreaking
Because of a lack of anything to act
upon Monday night, no motions were
offered concerning Kanoy's uncertain
Martin did, however, advise council
of the course it must follow in the
eveni uiai me resignation is rorthcoming.
Council must accept the resignation
and declare a vacancy in the office,
he said. Then, it is up to the
council to decide what it wants to do.
He added that it is not necessary to
fill the office before the next election,
which will be held in November.
Council could decide, he said, to
allow its mayor pro tem to serve out
"I knew you had read that in the
" Martin addressed council
members in closing the subject, "but
I've had no letter" of resignation
from Mayor Kanoy.
$12,500 In C
tiiat ucF iiOiirS ui the School's lefiTFr
ing lab were being cut so a man could
be hired "because of security
reasons," the suit stated. When she
complained on Aug. 4. she was fired
from her job but worked the remainder
of the school term until
Although Ms. Arnold filed suit asking
for reinstatement as an instructor
at the school as well as back pay
and attorney fees, the settlement
does not include reinstatement, said
BTC President Joseph Carter.
"The board took a course that will
end up being the least expensive."
Carter said. "A court action would
have cost more than that."
ial events in obser- Baptist-supportec
n of Christ are plan- ed.
at 1/wat /<Vi?roW TK.-? ?I
xpected to return to
an 8:30 a.m. Easter Sabbath Home
Norman, pastor of cantata, "He Li\
: service will be held which is located
gular Sunday morn- welcome,
lurch throughout the
A sunrise servi
i frequently bring Methodist Churri
i to sit. Tracie Varnum s
rill conduct its own The children o
m. worship service, present an Easte
tt choir. The church the morning vror
Rev. Tommy li
er vtte the public to
s the fi a.m. sunrise in revival servi
Pier, to which the through Saturda;
n. the service wiii be Kev. Claude
Barvtist Church k?( *?v4 a
U he Rev. Franklin Calvary Bapti
Baptist Church, and Road in ShaUoCU
"on United Methodist presented by the
ship service Th
"V5-- afterwards pastor.
i. as in Uv past, will Friendship Fu
coe it 5 38iua sad Holder. Bewch
oday Scboot. festival of music
wton Pemrce. writer, healing and w?
ty at Biaes Creek, a Jesus
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on Big Neck Koad as Monday's fire turned farther east and away under the
eye of a state scouting plane. Shallotte und Waccuraaw firefighters were
Buani members met in execuiivt 20 hours per week, in the school's
session for about an hour last Thurs- learning lab at nights. Her hours in
day with county attorney David the lab were taken by Kenneth
Clegg before making a motion to pay Hewett, who was already employed
the requested settlement Funds to by the school as a financial aid ofpay
the settlement will come from fleer.
the school budget, since the school's After being fired from her job, Ms.
liability insurance policy does not Arnold filed charges of discriminacover
the action. Carter said. lion with the Equal Employment Op"Normally,
it would be covered," portunity Commission which issued a
he said, but the school's insurance finding that her hours had been
policy with the Brunswick Insurance reduced on account of her sex and
Services Inc was changed last year, that she had been bred "in retailia"It
was changed at a point that was tion for her complaints about sexual
crucial to this case," he added. discrimination," the suit stated.
Ms. Arnold had been with BTC as a After reviewing the case, the U.S.
math instructor since September Justice Department issued a right to
1961 and also worked part-lime, up to sue letter In January 19IM
ild Easter At Sum
I campus. Special music is also plann- The progam includes Communic
Easter sunrise service on the beach,
lich soon begins its 25th year, is in- and an auction to benefit the churcl
tl. Sendees are conducted on a Proles- Guest speakers include Rev J G
in basis. ingham, Mass., Rev. Llloyd Ashby i
Sabbath Home and Norma J. LeRoy of Minnej
Baptist Church presents the Easter Evangelist Virginia Dermis of Ohio,
es" Sunday at 7 p.m. at the church, the pastor. Special music will tx
just off Holder. Beach Every one is Redeemed of Wilmington on Frida:
and The J/Ocklear Sisters of Luml
Dixon Chapel and The Kingsway of Shallotte on S
ce will be held at Dixon Chapel United St Brendan's
1 at Varnumtown at 6 a.m., with Rev. SL Brendan's Catholic Missior
is the speaker. several Holy Week services schedu
Zion Baptist Richardson, including a Holy Thur
f Zion Missionary Baptist Church will u a.m. Good Friday stations and 1
r program between Sunday School and held at 3 p.m. An Easter Vigil M
ship sen-ice. Whiteville at Sacred Heart 7 .30 p
liman. pastor, and the congregation in- Mass scheduled Sunday at St Bren
join the church in regular worship and a.m., II a.m. and 5 p.m.
ces that begin Sunday and continue Baked goods will be available fot
Y at 7:30 p.m. Mass to benefit the buiklina fund.
King of Wiisiingtoo a iic Zioo wibodbi
>eoai music is planned each evening. Zioo United Methodist Chord) a
Calvary Baptist hold its Easter sunrise service at 61
st Church, Located on Village Point tata wiB be presented dicing the 1
will celebrate Easter with a cantata vice. Rev. Pearl West and the cor
i church choir during the 11 a.m. wor- visitors.
e public is invited. Rev. Bill Greer is Oak Island
The churches of Oak Island join U
ftiradsfcip Fail Gospel 6 30 p.m. Easter sunrise service at
J1 Gospel Church on Oxpen Road off Baptist Assembly at Fcrt Casae
Read b sponsoring a weekend-ioog island residents are urged to partk
teaching seminars on tee sptra and The service wB be led by natnu
rship called "Come Alive in *8S With four churches: Rev Gabriel G
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D IN THIS ISSUE
Per Copy 84 Pages
Critical As A
Blaze Is Mo|
BY SUSAN USHER
Crews began cleaning up Tuesday
In the wake of wildfire that blackened y
another 500-plus acres of Brunswick fj
County woodland Monday, this time
off N.C. 130 three miles west of !\
It was the second large-acreage r
fire in the county in two weeks. A t
March 14 fire consumed about 558 t
acres in th?* Grissettown area eight v
or nine nules south ot Shallotte.
"Mop-up" was expected to con- v
tinue at least into Wednesday, forest t
resources officials said. i
Ground fires and some flare-ups v
continued Tuesday within the containment
lines as fire crews "beefed t
up" lines cut Monday around the \
main body of the fire and put out j
"spotovers" where embers crossed |
the line and started new. small fires. |
Pumper crews and tractors also attacked
four spot fires tliat had crop- ]
ped up ahead of the main fire Mon- ,
day and three more tlint surfaced
Because it is burning over welldrained
areas in drier conditions,
clean-up on this fire "is a whole lot '
more complicated" than after the
Grissettown fire, Brunswick County
Ranger Miller Calson paid Tuesday.
By late evening, though, the situation
was "looking real good,"
reported Ohio Willlngharo. finance
officer for the fire team.
Burning Ban On
The fire was one of many that
broke out Monday across
southeastern North Carolina, prompting
state forestry officials to once
again ban all open burning and
cancel burning permits. As of noon
Tuesday, the oniy open burning
allowed is within 100 feet 'A an occupied
dwelling in an enclosed burning
or an area where safety precautions
have been taken, including
availability of rakes, water and the
like. Violators can be issued warnings
It's real critical," said Willingham.
"We have a lot of fires going
right now. Tomorrow is going to be a
good day for fire activity?warmer,
drier and windier."
Assistant Planning Chief Gary Curi
cio said Monday's fire began along
the shoulder of Big Neck Road and is
m. foot washing, an SflMflBl
, prayer for the sick
i building fund.
Chandler of Framof
Sanford, Dr. Roy
ipolis, Minn., and
Priscilla Jacobs is
i provided by The
y. The Scott Sisters
jerton on Saturday
t in Shallotte has
Jed by Father John
sday Mass today at
aeivedictions wiJJ be
ass will be held in v
m. Saturday, with
Jan's at 7:30 a.m., 9
lowing each Sunday I
tl Town Creek will
1 a.m. worrfkp ser- p
igregaUon welcocre 'j*
igether Sunday for a '
the North Car ohm
U. All visitor % w/i AT LEAST i,m W
ipate Seeday morning i
cot ? i? isiand's =?i d 2a O-? kte.
Rev. Ernest bejtet.tlrM.nl
(e2-A) Easier reiebratloft
probably incendiary" in origin.
"That area nas been a problem for
be count". We'"" b.od a number of
ires on tliat satflc road," he noted.
Discovered flbout mid-morning
londay, the fir<- bloomed from three
cres to nearly ? ? "> .? ?a
ninutes. TravtfliiR first alongside
he road toward a cluster of houses, it
hen turned awtf.v across uninhabited
Fueled by shi^llng soutn-soutnwesi
vinds that played "havoc" with conainment
efforts it raced across bays
ind cutovers b^f^re the main body
vas contained late Monday evening.
At least 550 acres had burned by
he time it was stopped in a GeorgiaPacific
plants-i?n of young pines
ilanted about f982. That figure may
>c adjusted upward slightly after actual
measurements are taken.
"It's a jewel." District Forester
Laird Davison said Monday afternoon
as he a.?~ other officials ad(SeeSHIFTING,
Tq Re Settled'
Shallutte aldermen were expected
to resolve the status of Police Chief
Wayne C?a^*^ with the town
following a wearing Wednesday at
their 7:30 p.rr1- meeting at the town
Campbell W?* suspended with pay
by Mayor Beipnon Hewett on March
25 as the result ?f an incident Hewett
alleged had occurred on March H.
"It will bd settled one way or
another toim,rrow night," Hewett
Whatever ttle board does, said the
mayor, he pla,u to make a statement
"I want to make a statement of
what happened 80 the public will
know. I think the town deserves it,"
At the hearing Campbell was to
have an opportunity to address the
hofirri in his pwn defense or to have
an attorney r?PresCTd him. 'l*he bearing
will be conducted behind closed
doors, as is flowed under the N.C.
Open Meetings 'aw.
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