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Hewett played the tape for individual
aldermen and consulted
with town attorney Mason Anderson
on whether the town had any type of
tenure law before suspending Campbell.
The mayor said Campbell told him
he taped the conversation between
the two "because he had heard
rumors on the street that I was going
to fire him."
But that wasn't true. Hewett added.
"I'd never thought of it. It never
has been in my mind. We were talk
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Sgt. Rodney Cause and Patrolman
Carey Gaskins, senior officers in the
department, had come to Hewett
with their suspicions about the alleged
bugging of police cars and the
Hewett said there is no evidence,
"only suspicions." that the buggings
While board members were
unanimous in their decision, none of
them liked the vote they felt forced to
"It Just gives me a feeling of hurt, i
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Four fires were set early Sunday
morning on the Old Georgetown
Hoad between N.C. 904 near Grissettown
and Four-Mile Hoad at Ocean
Isle Beach, reported Cecil Ix)gan,
Brunswick County Emergency
The fires were all set along the
shoulder of the road sometime between
5:30 a.m. and 6 a.m., l*ogan
said. After receiving the call. I?ogan
rushed to the scene where he
estimated he trailed the arsonist by
"about five minutes."
AH four fires are under investigation
by liOgan and the N.C. Forest
fight the small patches of fires until
fire trucks arrived.
The largest fire burned an area of
ubout 0(1 square feet while the
nmaWest tire was contained to under
a five-foot section of brush, logon
Another woods fire last Wednesday
afternoon on Little Macedonia Koad
near Supply destroyed about 10 acres
before it was brought under control,
"It started out us a nuin burning
his trash," logan said. Then it got
into his storage building and then it
got into the woods. When It got into
the woods it wus gone."
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cemetery luul deeded the .spaces and
the money was paid out. but they did
not put the money in a perpetual care
The Gilberts were each charged
with the following violations by Die
commission: 1) failing to nutke monthly
financial reports; 2) failing to
make deposits to pro-need merchandise
trust accounts; 3) failing to pity
fee for grave spaces; 4) failing to
nutke deposits in pro-construction
mausoleum trust account; 5) failing
to pay penalty for failing to nutke
timely deposits for tare and
maintenance trust fund; and 6) failing
to nutke deposits in a perpetual
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Shallotte Police Chief Wayne Camp- n
bell was an unpleasant task for v
Mayor Pro Tern Paul Wayne ri
really feci bad. sick about It," said "
Reeves. "It will make a person think g
about being elected, having to do not
what they want, but what they teei ^
they had to do." e
Other board members called it R
"the hardest thing I've ever had to ^
do," and "a sad situation."
Mayor Hewett simply suid, "I hate
it happened "
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Supply. Civietown and Tn*Beach
Volunteer firefighters battled the
blaze along with Forest Service and
(ieorgia Pacific personnel The air
tanker stationed at Bear Pen airfield p
was also called in to help extinguish c
the flames. a
firefighters were battling a mobile c
home fire Sunday evening on N.C. 130 tj
near the Coastline Rescue Squad q
building, some campers cooking pork Sl
and beans just a mile away on the In- q,
trucoastal Waterway accidentally ^
caught the marsh grass on fire, Cl
1-ognri said. 0|
Thase responsible for the lire fled
the scene while a nearby resident
reported the fire, Logan said.
Firefighters from Supply, Civietown
and Tri-Beach departments battled |
the fire with brush tnicks.
One resident was chanted lust 1
week by the N.C. Forest Service with
unlawfully burning while a burning
ban remains in effect. '
Otis Carlton Raskins of Boiling
Spring lakes was cluirged by Forest
Service Officer Michael A. Hardison 1
last Thursday evening, llaskins 1
pleaded guilty before Magistrate 1
Fphratin Swain the following day.
He was fined $10 and sentenced to
the Brunswick County Jail for 30 v
days, suspended indefinitely.
elected to the coroner's position during
the May 7 primary last year by
narrowly defeating school nurse
Pamela Gurganus, with 3.934 votes to
3,559 for Ms Gurganus. He faced no
opposition in llie November general
Following the resignation of
Brunswick County Sheriff Hermun
Strong in 1983, Gilbert sought the
sheriff's office through the
Democratic party, which chose John
Carr Davis to fill the seat
The couple's funeral home in
Southport, Gilbert's Funeral Home,
operating since !^. was also heavily
damaged by fire last August. The
75-year-old structure suffered an
esttnuited $150,000 in damage from
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Frustrated in their attempts to inuence
town decision-making from
\e fringes, members of the Sunset
each Taxpayers Association talked
jriously Saturday of switching their
oter registration to Sunset Beach.
"My vote would carry more weight
ere than in Charlotte," pointed out
Other members also talked of forling
a political action committee so
lat SBTA members could channel
?oney to candidates supportive of
ie organization's platform.
They also adopted two motions
ealing with conflict of interest.
Most of the organization's
lembers are presently registered to
ote in other communities, a point
eaffirmed by a show of hands Saturay.
But those who can legally qualify
s a resident before the November
lection were urged to do so by
Iverett L. Wohlbruck of Charlotte.
"Register to vote at Sunset
each?rather than somewhere
lse," he told the group of 60 to 70
members gathered at the Sunset
leach Volunteer Fire Department.
The only thing we can do of any conequenoe
Ls register and vote down
ere and that's exactly what I'm go>o
Vice-chairman Warren "Bud"
[napp agreed to send out informaon
in the next newsletter on the
Changing your residency for voting
urposes from one county to another
an be simple?unless someone files
Any voter is subject to the
hallenge of non-residency, said Lyna
Britt, supervisor of the Brunswick
ounty Board of Flections. But the
ubject comes up most frequently in
dd years when local municipal elecons
are held because residency is a
ontinuing question or sore spot not
nly for college towns, but for resort
?wns as well.
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The South Brunswick Islands will
continue to see cooler temperatures
ind less rain than normal rainfall for
nid-April during the coming week.
Shultottc Point meteorologist
lackson Canady said temperatures
will range from the mid-40s at night
o around 70 degrees during the
He predicts the area will receive
ess than a half-inch of rain.
Any rain at all would be an imjrovcment
over the period of April
!-fl. when Canady recorded no rain
mi wnaisoever on ms oacKyara
During the same period he recordid
a nuixiiniun temperature of 86
icgrecs on April 4th and a minimum
ow of 27 degrees on the morning of
An average daily high of 77 degrees
combined with an average nightly
ow of 44 degrees for an uverage
emperature of 61 degrees, which is
ibout normal. However. (anady said
lu?t while the numerical average
*as normal. Uie area experienced
warmer days and cooler nights than
s typical for iiiis uiiic uf ycaf.
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state's requirements for voter
registration and establishing voter
And he also agreed to a request
from Wohlbruck and others to advise
members of any challenges they
might expect of their registration.
"If half the people here registered
at Sunset Beach I would expect it to
raise a massive stink," said
Wohlbruck. "The people would go
Mucn ot tne aiscussion during tne
two-hour session concerned the
pivotal position played by Mayor Pro
Tern Ed Gore on the town council ana
whether a conflict of interest exists
between his roles as developer and
Even when challenged by other
council members such as Kathy Hill
on the question. Gore has steadfastly
participated in votes that directly affect
his business enterprises. If he
didn't, Gore explained after one
meeting, he would lose his vote on
most matters coming before the
board. He also claims to support only
actions that would be in the best interest
of the town.
However, town attorney Michael
Isenberg advised in a recent letter to
the board that Gore should "of
course" disqualify himself from
voting on a road abandonment
resolution if the closing of any road
would vest any property to him or
one of his corporations.
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things the legislature and the state
board f of elections) have had to do,"
And a challenge to someone's
residency can be lodged by any
The question of residency arose
again Saturday, when members of
the Sunset Beach Taxpayers Association
decided ine voting box was their
only effective way of getting the town
Eligible members were encouraged
to change their registration to
Sunset Beach, but most weren't sure
what that might entail or whether
they would be challenged.
If challenged by another voter, Ms.
Britt noted, the burden of proof is up
tn tin* challenger, not the person
He can still vote, under protest,
pending a ruling by the Brunswick
County Board of Elections. The county
board handles most municipal
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Conflict of interest for elected officials
is generally viewed as an
ethical rather than legal problem in
North Carolina. But Sunset Beach
Taxpayers Association members
don't see it that way and called for
legal constraints on elected officials.
They adopted two motions Saturday
on the subject. One is to petition
the State Attorney General's office to
determine if a conflict of interest exists
for Gore. The second asks Rep.
E. David Redwine to introduce
legislation covering conflict of interest
as it relates to municipal
Members looked at several ways to
register their protests against Gore's
role on the board, including looking
at alternatives for handling their rental
units and seeking his censure by
the N.C. Board of Realtors. That was
an optiop Wohlbruck said he
"wouldn't take seriously" if he were
Town Clerk Linda Fluegel said that
prior to the 1983 town elections
Sunset Beach liau 1G5 registered
Those present generally registered
mixed reactions to a proposal by the
town to abandon portions of several
streets, wanting to know the impact
of the change as well as other
Chairman John McCarthy said he
thought the changes would be mostly
"environmental," allowing property
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elections in the county, including
those of Sunset Beach.
Prior to the 1983 town election.
Sunset Beach had 185 registered
voters, according to Town Clerk I jnda
Fluegel. That number has most
likely increased in the ensuing two
In November the 'seats held by
Mayor Frances Kanoy, Mayor Pro
Tern Ed Gore, and Council members
Kathy Hill and George Foster come
up for election. The filing period
opens August 3U.
While the SBTA is a "non-political
organization," McCarthy said, it is
for good government. Its individual
members are free to vote in support
of candidates who favor the organiza
lion's position: keeping Sunset Bead
"as it has been, a family beach anc
When someone registers to vote ir
Brunswick County, they take an oatl
that this is their residence and thai
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a food entree. Incrackers,
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owners to either build larger homes
on their lots than they could before or
allowing development of lots that
couldn't otherwise be developed at
ail because of changes in state law.
The developments would also mean
increased traffic and people on the
beach, he noted, where parking is
already a serious problem for those
who don't live on the island. The town
is expected to consider the elimination
of parking along the right-of-way
of the oceanfront boulevard, he added.
The taxpayers' group has gone on
rprord opposing any activity that
results in greater density or greater
McCarthy urged those present to
write letters opposing the roads proposal
in order to "build a
preponderance of opposition."
In discussion of a land use survey
circulated among 100 randomlyselected
property owners by the town
(16 SBTA members received copies),
members also expressed opposition
?0 n nign-nse Drume anu iu a sewer
i feel as long as we don't have a
sewer system it will discourage condominium
McCarthy, noting other alternatives
are costly to developers.
On another question, only one person
at the meeting, a permanent resident
on the mainland, supported a
they have lived here 30 days.
They are also asked about registration
elsewhere, because to be
registered in more than one location
is a felony, Ms. Britt said.
When a challenge comes before the
, board of elections, there are a
number of questions used to help
resolve the issue,
i These range from whether they do
business or bank in the community,
have a mailing address here, have a
I local address on their driver's
license, where their motor vehicles
are registered and what county they
; list as their permanent residence
I when filing tax returns.
i can't tell them; they're going to
have to tell me" whether they're are
, permanent residents, she said X
j They just need to be very careful." If.
You can have a domicile
, anywhere. But residency is where if
, you leave in the morning, you plan to
t return to that evening."
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