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Volume 23, Numb
BY SUSAN USHER
About 100 hunters vigorously
defended their freedom to hunt from
the right of way of state-maintained
roads Tuesday night at an "informational"
meeting sponsored by the
Brunswick County Board of Commissioners.
Tiie board listened for 1% hours
but, as planned, took no action. The
meeting was generally low-key,
though loud applause sometimes
broke the tension along with an occasional
Tuesday's meeting was called in
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from 46 property owners in the Goodman
Road area who asked for a ban
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in their community because of the
threat posed to the safety of their
families and property. The board
also took up the issue of firelighting
deer at night.
"We're concerned for the safety of
the landowners whose property
borders these roads on ooin sides
(except for one section of N.C. 87),"
said Dyion Skipper, a resident of N.C.
87 near Goodman Road and one cf the
petitioning property owners. "I feel
that it's the county's responsibility to
protect the landowners who are paying
taxes on the property bordering
"I don't really think it is anyone
else's business since they (the
hunters) don't have the land." he
continued. "How would they like for
us to go stand and hunt in front of
their homes or near them with a
There are two broad routes the
county can take if it chooses to
regulate hunting locally, indicated
County Attorney David Clegg?adopting
a county ordinance that would be
enforced by the sheriffs department
or seeking special legislation that
would apply only to Brunswick County.
In that case, the Wildlife
Resources Commission would be
BY SUSAN USHER
Three nursing home companies are
asking the state to take a second look
at applications to build a nursing
facility in Brunswick County.
Lee Hoffman, a certificate of need
project analyst with the N.C. Division
of facility Services, said the appeals
were filed Monday, in advance
of a & p.m. deadline set 30 days
On March 29 the section approved a
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beavih damaged the Haterlroct S
la Seaakle vts aeC The fire broke a
An early rooming fire that partia
ly destroyed the Waterfront Seafoo
Restaurant at Seaside Morvtsv ha
been ruled arson, said Brunswic
Count; Emergency Managemer
Coordinator Cecil Logan.
State Bureau of Investigatic
agents were called in Monday mar
tag to determine the cwi* of It
blare that broke out in the back of if
restaurant near a storage roan
Logan Mid. Detectives from U
Brunswick County Sheriffs Depar
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charged with enforcement.
Commissioners had previously
discussed making any action adopted
effective countywide, but Mrs.
Shelton and her neighbor, Dyion
Skipper, stressed their request was
for their community only.
Representatives of five or six hunt
clubs srgusd Tuesday that thpv too
are concerned about safety. Road
hunting is safer, they added, than
hunting from adjoining woodlands
because of improved visibility.
Hunters along the road sometimes
turn deer back toward bv th<?'r
presence, one man added.
Ira Chadwick of Shallotte, a
member of the Coastal Hunting Club,
exprpc-jpd the sentiments of most of
those present when he said other
hunters shouldn't be affected by a
"When people get hurt or get killed,"
he said, "It is not by people from
organized hunting clubs. They know
what they're doing.
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should be handled by those property
owners and the rest of us should not
be punished by it," he said.
Hunters also agreed with Raymond
Ludlum of Ash, who, referring to the
trespass law, said, "It seems to me
like we have all the laws we need."
Ran 'Too Broad'
Several speakers, including Otis
Pellom of the Southeastern Deer
Hunters Club, said they sympathized
with the property owners, but added
that their clubs strongly objected to a
ban on road hunting as being too
A few, such as Frank Irving of the
Wolf Ridge club, implied a problem
didn't really exist in the Goodman
Road area, or that if it did, that it was
of the property owners' own making.
He and other club members started
out "being real nice to her (Mrs.
Shelton)," he said, and never went on
her property intentionally. But Irving
claimed Mrs. Shelton then began
"running up and down the road" in
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proposal from Autumn Corp. of
Rocky Mount to build a 110-bed nursing
home in Shallotte, overturning a
recommendation from the Cardinal
Health Systems Agency board of
directors that approval go to a project
submitted by Beverly Enterprises.
Beverly proposed to build a
100-bed facility on property adjacent
to Brunswick Hospital in Supply.
Earlier in the process. Cardinal
Health Agency's staff had recom
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aday tbr lire that building near
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>- merit are also investigating the fire
d "After the fire was put out," Loga
is said, "we went in and found thi
it there had been a breaking and ente;
it ing and larceny of a cash register an
stereo equipment We believe the fir
was set to cover up a breaking an
m entering "
> Logan said only $10 to $12 in chang
k was kept in the cash register A
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* ed, but the fire caused enoug
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her car every time she saw the
hunters' trucks nearby and began
harassing the hunters while they
were on a public road.
"I feel really insulted," Mrs.
Shelton responded, adding that she
hated to see the conflict become personal
or "neighbor against neighbor
and community against
But she said the hunter had cursed
her in front of her two young boys.
The problems with hunters, she added,
have continued over a five-year
period, though efforts h?d hppn ma Hp
by she and members of at least one
Ocean Isle Beach Police Chief Jerry
the department's newest vehicle, a
donated to the town Saturday by th
Property Owner* Association. The
manned by a uniformed officer and
mended approval of the Autumn proposal.
The appeals filed during the 30-day
period allowed are of two types: 1)
requests for a reconsideration hearing;
and 2) requests for a contested
Autumn was one of six firms vying
for a certificate of need, or approval,
for its project. The company's main
contender for the certificate of
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a storage room, causing extensive
Members of the Sunset Beach an
n Ocean Isle Beach volunteer fir
it departments responded to the btoe
r- that was called in at 4:23 a m Mot
d day The Calabash Rescue Squa
* also responded, but no injuries wer
[e The restaurant, located on the 1;
n tra coastal Waterway in Seaside. :
* owned by Steve Gore. The land wa
changed in February by the Sunv
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hunting club to work out their differences
by the club giving notice
when it was rounding up dogs on her
property or the like. But not all the
hunters belonged to that club, some
to no club at all.
"Let them hunt in their own com?
munity, let them hunt on their own
land," she suggested Tuesday.
When questioned by Commissioner
Frankie Habon, Sheriff John CanDavis
said he couldn't recall any
complaints regarding hunting from
the roadside. If they exist, he added,
"I know there's been no abundance of
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patrol cycle will be campaign on th<
used to monitor un- cycle presentath
both types of appeals.
Britthaven Inc. of Hookerton, <1
strong early contender in the highly
competitive process, is also seeking a
reconsideration hearing while ilea Hi
Care and Retirement Corp. ol
America iliCRi has asked for a con
tested case hearing.
In seeking review of their own ap
plications, the firms also asked thai
Autumn Corp.'s application b<
Neither of the other two contender;
for the certificate?Triad Medica
Services, which operates Ocean Trai
Convalescent Center, and Urnfoui
Medical Management, which hat
proposed to operate a nursing hom<
as part of a life care center neai
i Bolivia?filed appeals
Beth Britthaven and H?!
(Heartland of Brunswick) propose
to build 130-bed facilities in or nea
Shallotte that would include skille
care, intermediate care and home fo
the aged beds.
Britthaven's plan also included tw
SCHEDULED JUNE 1
BY SUSAN USHER
' Thirteen fish will be worth $3,000 i
' cash and praes during the Shallot!
Point Volunteer Fire Department'
That's an increase in 1500 over th
tournament's first orize not a vea
ago. said spokesman Joyce Land.
"We learned a lot last year dunn
d our first tournament and we've mad
e a lot of improvements." she sax
e "We've added more prizes and a fit
d "We're really excited about tb
e year's tournament"
The ISMS tournament will be hd
June 7 and S at Tripp's Falun
>. Center at Shaikitte Powt A majc
is change in schedule u the addition i
is a Saturday night fish fish fry free 1
S tournament entrants and SB 50 ps
ie plate for all others
An entry fee of 130 per boat will t
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When property is posted, the
sheriffs department can enforce a
law against trespassing on private
land, but Davis said his agency can't
enforce against hunting from the
Getting The Dogs
Another man, from Ash, said
hunters have to retrieve their dogs,
which represent a substantial investment.
"When you turn a pack of dogs
loose those dogs aren't going to stop
at any boundaries or even the state
line." he said.
Dyion Skipper said he and others in
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ties, vehicle violations. Illegal littering
nergcncv assistance. Property Owners
r their annual "Trash Bash" clean-up
Island and ended with lunch and the
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2-bedroom retirement apartment
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i Ms. Hoffman said the section ha:
i 30 days in which to make a decisioi
[ regarding the requests for rceon
"We'll act more quickly than 31
days on those," she said.
I Where such a request is refused
: the firm has another 30 days fron
notification in which to file for a con
i tested case hearing.
I If a reconsideration hearing i
r granted, it must commence withi
i the 20-day period.
; A reconsideration hearing i
r granted if the applicant shows goo
cause to hold it, Ms. Hoffman saic
These reasons include one or more c
i? uas, ivuwnutQd
Presenting significant and rel<
r vant information not previously cot
d sidered by the agency and that th
r applicant could not reasonably hav
been expected to provide earlier;
o Identifying a major change in fa<
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000 In Cash
charged, up 85 from last year. TT
n deadline lor receipt of all entries is
e a.m. June 7.
s Boat will fish both days, with a ca|
tain's choice weather date. There at
e no limits on the size boat that can 1
Tournament boundaries at
g Lodcwood Folly River and Atlant
le Intra coastal Waterway Marker 36 I
I. the Utile River Inlet
h All fish mast be caught by hot
from a hut indicated Vht I end r
u must meet the state's minimum so
of 11 inches
A Fishing iriil commence each day,
g 7 o'clock with a signal from the coo
ir mittee boat Checkout will be fro
11 the mouth of the Shallotte River be
ja ween Intracoastal Waterwa
f Vlarkers No 76 and 76. Check-m wi
be at the same location,
c Aiq boat thai bu reached c(et
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his community had no objections to
hunters rounding up their dogs and
"But," he added, "I don't think you
have to have a shotgun on you to
catch a dog."
Ray Skipper of Inland submitted a
31-name petition countering the
Goodman Road petition, with a promise
of still more names to come.
The petition began circulating the
day after news articles appeared
about the first petition.
Ray Skipper said members of the
Wolf Ridge Hunting Club stay at least
500 yards from any residence.
While no hunting club owns or
leases property adjoining the roads
in question. Wolf Ridge once leased
about 50 to 60 acres adjoining the
Goodman property. Vice President
Ronnie Sellers said.
The club no longer leases the land,
which is now owned by BoiseCascade.
The company does allow
hunting on it.
While Rav Skipper said hunting
from the road was safer than hunting
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Dyion Skipper said that since the
club doesn't have land along the
road, "if they're 200 yards from a
house or a road, they'e on somebody
Barden Mcl/elland of Wilmington
urged both hunters and property
owners to be sportsmanlike and show
respect for each other.
In regard to a second, unrelated
hunting matter on the agenda,
several men spoke in favor of further
restricting the practice of
firelighting or shining a light for deer
after dark. Several counties have
laws that ban firelighting from a
half-hour past sunset to a luilf-hour
Presently in Brunswick County it is
against the law to shoot a deer after
dark, but hunters can use lights to
locate them from one hour after
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3 tors or circumstances that existed at
t the time of the agency's decision;
Showing the agency materially
s failed to follow its adopted proi
cedures in reaching a decision; and
r 'Offering anything else the agency
determines constitutes good cause.
3 The certificate of need section does
not handle requests for contested
case hearings, Ms. Hoffman said.
i "There are no time frames on
h- these," she said. "They can take a
year to two years to resolve."
The contested case hearings are
s held before an impartial hearing ofn
ficer, with the state represented by
staff lawyers assigned to the N.C.
s Division of Facility Services by the
d Attorney General's Office.
1. The time required depends In part
>f on the number of cases contested and
reviewed at the same tune and the
s number of extensioas to gather infory
mat!on that are requested by the ate
e Until all the appeals are resolved,
no certificate of need is issued and
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>e points by 5 p.m. will be disqualified
7 from that day's fishing results.
All fish will be weighed In at
p- Tripp's Fishing Center and can be
e presented between t a.m. and 6 p m.
k daily. All fish weighed in become the
property of the Shallctte Point
e Volunteer Fire Department
ic Also, she said, all fish entered will
to be subject to terry meter testing
Only one prize may be awarded to
A a boat. Awards will be presented
td after 6:19 p.m. June S at the fishing
te center. In the evert of a poundage tie,
the winner will be selected by length.
it iJecuwca of the nun committee
i> *ill be final.
rn The largest fUh caught to the tour<
raiment will net $1,000. while the *ey
?wd largest bring* WOO. the third
ill largest. $300. and new thu year, a
$100 prat far the (earth largest fish,
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