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Charges were filed in two of three
accidents reported in Siiaiioiie iasi
week and investigation of the third
continues, reports Police Chief Don
Leonard Chandler Rourk, 22, of
Village Road. Shallotte, was charged
with driving while under the influence
of alcohol and with driving
left of the center line following a
12:12 a.m. accident Saturday at the
intersection of U.S. 17 and N.C. 130
East (Holden Beach Road).
Patrolman Eddie Reynolds said
Rourk turned right onto N.C. 130 at a
speed too tast to turn safely. As it
crossed the center line, his Nissan 30
X slid into a 1979 Ford operated by
Margie Gore Williams, 29, of Route 2,
Rourk continued up N.C. 130 about
135 feet, turning into the parking lot
of the Oasis Convenience Store,
Reynolds said. Rourk. Mrs. Williams
and three passengers in her auto
compiamea ot injuries and were
taken to Brunswick Hospital in Supply
Damages to Rourk's auto were
estimated at $4,600 and to Williams'
I-ater Saturday, at about 9:21 p.m.,
a pedestrian received minor injuries
when he was struck by a vehicle
traveling south on Smith Avenue.
Injured was Terry Robinson. 18. of
Route 3. Shallottc. reported Auxiliary
I'atrol Officer Martha Britt. He
A special siren test at CP&I-'s
Brunswick nuclear plant will be conducted
by officials of the Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA i Wednesday, Sept. 18 at approximately
6:15 and 6:2S p.m.
According to a news release issued
by CP&l., the sirens will sound in the
10-mile area around the nuclear plant
for about three minutes during each
test. Residents should not be alarmed
about the sirens, the release states.
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Volunteer Rescue Squad.
Robinson was standing in the middle
of the road when struck by a 1980
Pontine Sunbird, according to Rritt's
report. The driver was listed as Jeannie
Lewis, 17. of Ixmgwood. Miss
Lewis told the officer she slanuned
on brakes, but couldn't stop in time to
avoid striking the man.
The case is still under investigation.
On Friday morning, a driver was
charged by Officer Nellie Evans with
following too close after a rear-end
collision near the intersection of Wall
Street, S'nallotte Avenue and U.S. 17.
Tonya Bledsoe Cleminons, 20, of
Route 3, Shallotte, had stopped at the
light in a 1977 Ford pick-up truck
when the truck was struck in the rear
by a 1983 Mercury operated by Sam
Holden Edwards, 41, of Shallotte.
Edwards told Officer Evans he fail
ed to see the stopped truck in time to
avoid striking it in the rear.
Damage to the truck was an
estimated $950, and to Edwards' car,
Also, two local drivers were charged
on Sept. 4 with passing in the
center lane of Main Street near Smith
Avenue and one driver was charged
on Sept. 6 with a stop sign violation at
the intersection of Blake Street, U.S.
17 and N.C. 130, Chief of Police Don
Test Is Set
"it is only a part of the special testing
program of the public warning
system for the Brunswick plant.
Following testing of the warning
system, FEMA officials will also conduct
a telephone survey of area
residents to make sure the sirens
have been heard and that residents
know what the sirens mean.
Further information on the tests
may be obtained from the Brunswick
Plant Visitors Center, P.O. Box
1M88, Southport. N.C. 28461.
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TWO PASSENGERS in a 1972 J
Shallottc man were injured iast wee
Resurfacing U.S. 17 through
downtow n Shallotte is one of 11 local
highway improvement proposals
which will be considered at the
September 13 meeting of the state
Board of Transportation in Jacksonville.
According 10 iN.c. Department of
Transportation spokesman Bill
Jones, the state board will consider
awarding a single contract for the
widening and resurfacing of about
26.8 miles of state primary and
secondary highways in Brunswick
and New Hanover counties.
The local projects comprise only a
fragment of proposed state highway
improvement contracts totaling
more than $33.5 million.
Jones told The Beacon Tuesday
that one portion of improvements being
considered for Brunswick County
includes the resurfacing of 2.1 miles
of U.S. 17 from the northern to
southern city limits of Shallotte.
Should a contract be awarded this
week, statements made last spring
by state Board of Transportation
member Tommy Pollard of Jacksonville
will be realized.
Pollard told Brunswick officials at
a news conference May 14 that after
eep driven by a in which they we
K after the vehicle uear Brick Ijtiidh
s Main Stre
the end of the summer tourist season
the roadway through Shall otto would
be completely resurfaced with funds
included in the then-proposed I!i85-8fi
At that time. Pollard said a thin
layer of asphalt, called a "skin
patch," would be applied in late Mayor
early June as a temporary remedy
for rough grooves created along a
three-fourths mile section of U.S. 17
when DOT crews ground the roadway
in March. The patch was indeed
in place before the summer tourist
"This is not a permanent answer,"
Pollard said of the patch at the May
14 news conference, "but It will nuike
the road ride a lot better."
Awarding a contract for the resurfacing
project which includes U.S. 17
through Shallotte would offer u permanent
According to Jones, other local
primary and secondary roadway projects
to be considered as part of the
Brunswick-New Hanover widening
and resurfacing contract include the
Resurfacing SK1757 front N.C. 17'J
to Sit 125fl. II dUtnlieii it f iinnrn*.
inuitely one-half mile.
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THE BRUNSWICK BEACON, Tt
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re riding collided with another ear
mile front SK 1257 to SU 1259.
Resurfacing SR 1259 front N.C. 179
to SH 1258, iibont n hnlf-ntile.
Resurfacing a 7.8-mile section of
the westbound lane .2 utile east of SU
1194 to the Columbus County line.
Resurfacing the eastbound lane
2.3 miles front SR 1425 to Sll 1452.
Resurfacing one mile of SR 1533
front SR 1529 to the end of the state
Resurfacing 1.2 miles of Slt 1437
front SR 1472 to OS mile east of SR
Resurfacing 1.1 miles of SR 1437
front .05 mile west of SR 1481 to SR
Resurfacing 1.7 miles of SR 1428
from SR 14211 to SR 1426 I loop road).
Resurfacing 1.3 miles of SR 1528
from SR 1540 to SR 1534
State Secretary of Transportation
James K. Harrington said the board
is meeting is Jacksonville to give the
citizens of southeastern Nortli
Carolina a chance to closely observe
tlte state lrans|>ortation process.
"Meeting away from Raleigh is an
effective way to educate our new
board members to the needs found
across the state. It should help us to
develop new and creative solutions to
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Two Brunswick County automobile
accidents during the past week
resulted in injuries to three persons,
according to N.C. Highway Patrol
spokesman Kuby Oakley.
The first accident occurred last
Thursday at 12:15 p.m. some 3.3
miles south of RPR 1143.
According to Mrs. Oakley, a 1975
Ford driven by Patty M. Dennis, 19,
of Shallotte, was traveling west on
RPR 1143 when a 1972 Jeep driven by
James Mark Hay, 2f>, of Shaiiotie
allegedly failed to yield the right of
way and struck her vehicle.
The Ray vehicle entered the roadway
from a side road leading to Brick
Uinding Plantation subdivision.
Oakley said at least one passenger
in Ray's Jeep was thrown from the
According to a report filed by
Trooper D A. lewis, Robert llarpster,
27, and Gary Wayne Fisher, 30,
both of Shallotte, were transported to
Brunswick Hospital in Supply by the
Shallotte Volunteer Rescue Squad
with Class C injuries. Oakley said
Class C injuries carry the definition
of "no visible sign of injury, but complaint
of pain or momentary unconciousness."
Kuv was chnrued hv Trnonnr I j>?Jb
with failure to yield the rinht of way.
Another neeident which took place
Saturday at 2:55 p.m. resulted in
serious injury to a Supply man.
According to a report filed by
Trooper B.C. Murray, Clary
Kullwood, 25, of Supply, was
transported to Brunswick Hospital
following a sluKle-vchiele motorcycle
accident on Iti'lt 1115 atwut 10 miles
north of Shnllotte
Oakley said Kullwood wus headed
north on Iti'lt 1115 when his motorcycle
ran off the rtKht side of the road
and into s stream.
Kullwood wus transported to
Brunswick Hospital with Class A injuries,
or injuries resulting in
massive loss of blood or in broken
Trooper Murray charttcd Kullwood
with driving with no operator's
a in Street
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