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BY SUSAN USHER
Rains and gusting winds associate
Bob caused minimal damage to crops
Umhmia^ it nAntrSKitfn/l ta tU<% Cino
the area since Hurricane Diana last
and a frontal system preceding it d
from four to six inches of rain at
across the county, reported the Natic
vice in Wilmington.
Brunswick County Agricultural
man Milton Coleman said local cro|
storm in good shape, getting badly ne
"Right now we haven't observed a
ly because we were pretty dry?some
others," he said. "It just needs to dry <
get in the field. Some had planned to
their corn this week."
There were occasional reports ol
temporary power interruptions acros
no reports of serious damage.
An inspection Thursday at Holde
minor damage to 13 cottages, mostly c
said. Police Chief Raymond Simpson.
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Point over the weekend should make It t
sharks arri\e for weighing. Junior Hug
wet Saturday while preparing (or the 41
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BY TERRY POPE i
Quiet, peaceful Shallotte Point is ,
once again prepanng for an invasion l
of ugly, large sharks. I
The 4th Annual Poor Boys Shark
Tournament will open at 8 a.m. <
Thursday i today i at Hughes' Manna
and continue through Saturday afternoon
on the waterfront where the i
Shallotte River meets the Atlantic Intracoastal
Tournament Chairman John
Watkins said Tuesday morning that i
everything at the marina was m
Dlace and readv to vo Workers there
have been busy for several days installing
a new concrete floating dock
that will be used in offloading the
large catches for weighing.
The dock should give spectators a
better view," Watkins said "It will
be set up pretty much like it has in
the past. I know everyone wants to
see the sharks as they come in "
As of Tuesday 25 boats had entered
the tournament, but Watkins said he
is expecting around 50 boats to enter
before the deadline Wednesday
rught Fee for entering is $125 and
more information may be obtained
by calling Hughes' Marina
Pnies include S2.0W5 for the largest
shark caught. $1,250 for the second
largest and $750 for the third largest.
The largest three fish caught each
day will be worth $100 each in daily
:d with Hurricane and screens,
and property late "There may
there was no stn
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September. Bob Beach,
limped anywhere Brunswick (
various locations preparing for a 1
mal Weather Ser- hurricane watch
as Little River, S
Extension Chair- "That's closi
)s weathered the ment Coordinato
led rain. stay at his office
my damage simp- progress.
1 areas more than Fire and res
)ff so farmers can were on alert, n
begin harvesting equipment Wedn
off the Georgia c
F fallen trees and ricane status befc
is the county, but S.C., at about 10 |
n Beach revealed broke up. crossei
ceanfront homes, and headed nor
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. it ^
lied at Hughes' Marina at Shallotte
asier for spectators to see the large
hcs and Sandra Yates got their feet
;h Annual Poor Boys Shark Tcuraa
?ash prizes. Another $500 will be
awarded to the fisherman catching
the most weight throughout the tournament.
For the fisherman landing the
smallest shark, a 14-foot aluminum
Jon boat. Force motor and trailer
will be awarded, providing just as
much interest in landing the smallest
shark than the largest.
"We just found out that they had
another shark tournament around
Chesapeake Bay last week and a
shark weighing over 900 pounds won
that one." Watkms said.
Dr. Frank Swartz, a marine
biologist who has attended the Poor
Boys Tournament for the past
several years, has informed tournament
officials to expect an S00- to
900-pound shark to capture this
"He believes that there are so
many out there this year that it will
lake an 800- to 900-pound shark to
win." Watkins said.
Swartz is overseas doing research
and will not be able to attend this
year, but another biologist. Dr.
Rocky Strong, will take his place,
said Allison Hughes. For spectators,
one of the highlights of the tournament
is watching the biologist weigh,
measure, dress and comment on the
(See SHARK. Page J-A|
consisted primarily of torn shingles
be more that we don't know about, but
ictural damage," Simpson said.
!ip to 82 mph wprp rppnrHpH at HnlHpn
'ounty emergency personnel began
blow and possible evacuation after a
was extended Wednesday as far south
; enough," said Emergency Manager
Cecil Logan, who was prepared to
throughout the night monitoring Bob's
cue units as well as county agencies
leeting to plan responses and check
esday as Tropical Storm Bob stalled
oast. The storm built to minimal hurire
heading inland south of Charleston,
' Bob dropped in status again as it
i North Carolina and central Virgina
th. bringing rain as far north as
Carolina, Thursday, Augu
BY TERRY POPF.
What has been labeled the "largest
undercover cocaine bust in the
history of Brunswick County"
resulted in the arrest of a Sunset
Beach man late last Thursday night.
Allen Dale Brooks, 21. of P.O. Box
1892. Shallotte (Sunset lakes). was
arrested by the Brunswick County
Sheriffs Department and charged
with two counts of trafficking by
possessing more than 400 grams of
cocaine and one count al LrafUcklna
by selling and delivering more than
400 grams of cocaine.
Also arrested was Mary Elizabeth
Gore, cf the Brooks' residence on
l-akeshore Drive, Sunset Beach, and
charged with possessing and trafficking
more than an ounce of cocaine.
According to Brunswick County
Sheriff's Detective David Crocker.
Brooks was arrested in the parking
lot of the Oasis Food Mart in
Calabash in the act of selling and
delivering almost a pound of cocaine
to undercover officers. Officers purchased
400 grams of cocaine, or less
BY SUSAN USHER
A director for the Brunswick County
Department of Social Services will
be hired as soon as possible. Chairman
Krankie Rabon said Monday
following a two-hour executive session
to discuss ' personnel".
"Hopefully in the near future we
plan to do that," he said. "We're
screening applications?maybe next
week, we're hoping in the very near
future to do that."
The department has been without a
permanent director since the
dismissal of Jamie Orrock on
November 30, 1983. The board rejected
the State Personnel Commission
recommendation to reinstate
Orrock, who has since filed suit seeking
his old job back.
Board members said Monday they
had not heard from Orrock or his attorney
regarding an offer of settlement
made in May. The board proposed
clearing of Orrock's name and
an undisclosed cash settlement if Orrock
would agree not to pursue legal
action against social services and
that he use leave and vacation time
due him to find another job. Orrock
has told The Beacon he wants his old
attorney Mary Easley did
not attend the meeting. She was
away at a family reunion.
Still not answered to the board's
satisfaction Monday night were ques
uons aooui count) wring procedures
Members put on hold discussion of a
draft personnel policy until Clerical
Supervisor Linda Green can check on
county policies. The departmental
policy would designate a person to
handle applications and the procedures
for interviewiru; and hiring.
Board members questioned again
whether social services job applicants
must go through the county
f Rains, Li
The storm was the third tropical v
uance experienced in the Csrolinas in th
ths. The area was threatened with a seve
September 1984, when Diana came in at (
the effects wer*1 thncp of a minimal hui
ding to Albert Hinn, meteorologist in ch;
tional Weather Service office in Wilminj
"We were indeed spared," he said,"
energy cell and storm surge veered off C
Diana sustained winds of 135 mph."
Property losses still reached $80 mil
said, small in comparision with the mul
damage experienced in 1983 with Alicia
Texas, and the Florida panhandle wit!
Southeastern North Carolina has had
ing hurricanes in this century, Hinn sail
minimal severity, three severe and one
Officials had unusually long lead tin
residents of the threat from Hurricane Di
"In short, the watch went out early. Wi
likely will not always be so fortunate."
He noted that Hurricane Hazel, a c
ricane that made landfall in October 19?
st 1. 1985
than a pound, which contains 468
grams, Crocker said.
The undercover investigation
began in early March, Crocker said,
and involved law enforcement officers
from the sheriffs department,
the Drug Enforcement Agency, the
State Bureau of Investigation, Sunset
Beach Police, Cumberland County
narcotics division and Durham City
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the Outs parfctng lot late lut Thursday
night, offering $26,500 in exchange
for one pound, or 168 grants of
cocaine. Cocaine sells for around
$2,000 an ounce, he said.
"Due to this, a search warrant was
executed on his residence," Crocker
said, "where we seized approximately
another two ounces of cocaine and
Brooks was placed under $1,050,000
bond by Magistrate Phil Yount
following his arrest last week. In
Brunswick County District Court
Monday morning. Judge D. Jack
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personnel office and whether applications
must be screened by the
regional social services office in
Saying he needed to check with the
board attorney to make sure it was
within his authority, Chairman
Rabon tentatively appointed a personnel
committee composed of
himself, Vice Chairman Edna
Crouch and Louis "Bobby" Brown.
"Anytime anyone has any questions
we'll come down and look at
them and try' to find an answer," he
said, rather than an individual board
member doing so.
His action was apparently prompFood
An unavoidable double issuance a
month could cost the Brunswick Coun
Social Services money if clients don'l
Food Stamp Supervisor Sandy J.
day that the double issuance came
department began replacing more th
stamps that apparently were lost in tl
However, when most of the S
replaced?163 allotments worth mor
the "lost" stamps suddenly began a
post offices Saturday, she said. They i
boxes for household delivery in all cm
Leland. There the postmaster held t
the social services department th
stamps had arrived
Stamps issued to clients all over I
in the Bolivia community were "lost"
sd July 5. she said. Bolivia is the only
reather distur- area from the Baha
e pact 10 mon- Coleman said F
re hurricane in ter shape than the
I'ape Fear. But damage. Corn stalk
-ricane, accor- land counties,
irge at the Na- Local tobacco,
Jton. "exceptionally goo
when the main well,
ape Fear when Soybeans look t
storm's rainfall "n
lion dollars, he beans that were in
Itibillion dollar bloom again if pods
i in Galveston, Sweet potatoes
i Frederick in had come later in tl
might not have be*
1 eight landfall- moisture, Coleman
i. Half were of Cornfields just n<
very severe. and so that tobacco
le in informing moisture as possib
iana, he added, and the potential fo
b have not and The potential f
sent, he added, if I
ategory 4 hur- before the fields dr
>4, came to the "All in all we w
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Hooks Jr. of Whiteville reduced
Brooks' bond to $750,000 on a first appearance.
Tuesday morning, Brooks was still
being held in the Brunswick County
Jail while Ms. Gore had been released
under bond, Crocker said.
Sheriff's detectives also seized
Brooks' 1882 Cadillac and 113 790 in
cash, along with two ounces of cocaine,
from his residence.
Brunswick County Antinal Control
officers were also called to the
Brooks' residence late last Thursday
night to help contain a "very large
Doberman and a poodle," Crocker
said. "We were glad we had the
animal control officers. So it worked
According to Lt. Dick Burgess of
the Brunswick County Sheriff's
Department narcotics division, the
department received word last
Thursday from special agent Mike
Grimes of the DEA regarding the
Grimes stated that on March 15,
ted by Brown's statement that the
board had the right to appoint a committee
to review applications,
regardless of whether the documents
must go through the county or state.
Supervisor Evelyn Johnson said
she sends all applications to the
regional office for advance screening
so that there is no chance the person
hired will not be approved by the
state. She interviews only the candidates
the regional office says meet
qualifications for a job.
She said that while certain
minimum qualifications are easily
determined from applications others
are not, such as deciding whether
rips 'Lost' In
t County M
f food stamps this where DSS mail <
ty Department of Sectional Center
t return the extra Of the J15.00C
Jackson said she
sckson said Moo- about SI ,500 and
aboui when the allocations to reti
an *21.000 in food Otherwise, si
he mail on July 5. department's ma
than five-tenths c
Lamps had been the mail during
e than 115,000?, must make up th
ppeanng in local "This would I
were put in postal She told soct
Tunumties except that the postal sei
hem and notified tioo for misplacn
at the wayward in special orange
"He said the)
the county except ing."
after being mail- A similar shi|
county post office mail in February
unas in less than 12 hours,
tninswick County was in much betrest
of the state in terms of crop
s were blown down in some more insweet
potatoes, soybeans and an
d" corn crop weathered the storm
;ood, he said, and for late beans the
lay have been a real plum." Those
i bloom lost their flowers, but can
; haven't set.
benefitted from the rain, but if it
le season the more mature potatoes
;n able to tolerate the extremes in
:ed to dry out so harvest can begin
can be barned with as little excess
le. Moisture increases curing time
r problems such as barn rot.
or damage from uprooting is pre
were are conunuea wuias or rains
rere real fortunate," he concluded.
3ages Plus Supplement
1985, Durham City Police undercover
officer Eric Kolbinsky had met with
Brooks in Bladen County where he
purchased a quantity of "white
powdery substance" that later proved
to contain 42 grams of cocaine. Officers
received information regarding
the drug deal through an
anonymous informant, Crocker said.
On June 18, Officer Kolbinsky met
with Brooks again, this time in
Cumberland County, where he purchancd
56 Krairui of cocaine. A deal
was then made to purchase a pound
(468 grains) of cocaine In Brunswick
County in July.
"The investigation has been going
on as a joint effort since early
March," Crocker said. The $26,500
was promised to Brooks for the cocaine
before he was arrested.
Crocker said it was the largest cocaine
deal made with undercover officers
in Brunswick County's history.
"Lately, we've been seeing more
and more cocaine on the streets," he
certain types of work counts toward
certain social work jobs.
AKDC/Medicaid Supervisor Ullie
Barnes pointed out also that the
Greenville office prefers the determinations
be made locally. "If you
can't, that's what they're there for,"
Malcolm Grissett of Grissettown,
who ran for county commissioner on
the Republican ticket in 1984, was appointed
to a three-year term on the
board. The District 1 resident was
nominated by 1-ouls "Bobby" Brown,
who is also mayor of Navassa.
(See FRAUD, Page 2-AI
lots not go to the U .S. Postal Service
in Fayetteville before distribution,
i in stamps issued a second time, Ms.
had recovered nine allocations worth
is asking clients who received double
irn the extras.
e said, the loss will count against the
ill replacement rate. Anytime more
( a percent of the allocation is lost in
the quarter, the distributing agency
t difference with local funds.
>e the fust time for us," she said,
al services board members Monday
rvice sectional center had no explanament
of the stamps, which are mailed
bags for easy identification.
' would investigate, just like we're doxnent
of stamps was misplaced in the
, she said