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BY SUSAN USHER AND DAWN ELLEN BOYD
A menhaden boat off I/mg Beach snarked a flurry
of calls to state and local officals from sports fishermen
Tuesday on the eve of the U.S. Open King Mackerel
Tournament at Southport.
State Rep. David Kedwine said Tuesday that he had
nearu irom a numoer 01 upsei nsnermen ana nau contacted
the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries to find out
if the boat had the authority to fish in that area.
On Tuesday, Hall Watters of Winnabow said the
N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission, of which he is a
member, adopted regulations in August governing the
menhaden industry. It barred pogey boats from within
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Volume 23 Number 47
AS NOON APPROACHED. Ocean Isle Beach town etnpk
son. Ann Gurganus and Konnle Johnston began their exi
bearing armloads ol town records. Like other towns and r
coast. Ocean Isle braced lor the worst while hoping lor th
rlcane Gloria coverage is inside this Issue.
Battle For West
BY SUSAN USHER Speaking from I
A Durham attorney hired by a at 12?> Burlington
group seeking to regain road access the group. "It loc
to the west end at Holden Beach says going our way
his firm believes the dirt road in things both ways,
question is public thing die
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battle for public access to the west added, gesturing i
end will not have ended, he notes. But one untdenO
because of the recent adoption of a audience indicate
town ordinance that bans parking telephone survey
along the shoulders of Ocean was not toe encou
Boulevard While there em
While compromises may be acvep- port for the camp
table to all parties, both sales appear majority c4 peopl
willing to let the courts resolve the want to be invohi
de-bate if necessary to be identified
In a Sept 1* letter to Raymond another "
Cope, secretary treasurer of the in Copses of the le
formally organued group of pro- one to Jim Gni
testers. Durham attorney James B developer and tc
Maxwell wrote that based on were distributed i
research, 'we are convinced that the people who attend
mad thrugb the west end of HoAden west end situa
Beach is a public right-of-way and Holder Beach Th
cannot be ckeed off by Mr Griffin. * directly with one
anyone acting on his behalf Max- N C Attorney Gei
well is senior partner m the firm of town of HoAden Be
Maxwell. Freeman and Reason Amos says that a
which also represents the Sunset road Is private.
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15 miles of the inlets listed for specific king mackerel
tournaments, including the U.S. Open, while the tournaments
are in progress.
The commission also closed year-round menhaden
fishing in the Cape Fear River and in the area known as
the "Muonole." it extends trom the mouth ot the Cape
Fear River to Bald Head lighthouse and then to the
Yaupon Beach Fishing Pier.
The new regulations went into effect Tuesday, Oct.
The U.S. Open offically was to begin Wednesday
night with a captains' meeting, but fishing does not
begin until 6:30 a.m. Thursday (today).
Shallotte, North Carolina, Thu
BV SUSAN USHER
Brunswick County took seriously
last week the advances of the most
unwanted woman of the year as Hurricane
Gloria approached from the
That attitude was reflected in the
flurry of preparations that preceded
the storm. But in the end, Brunswick
County had little to worry about.
As Hurricane Gloria swept to the
j north toward New England, leaving
k at least 16 dead in her wake.
Brunswick County received only
|A about a half-inch of rain with "spotty
Hr erosion" reported at all area
Igpif" . beaches.
| Brunswick County Emergency
Management Coordinator Cecil
I-ogan said the erosion was less than
that usually experienced by local
beat-lies in a typical winter storm.
He said damage was actually loo
little to estimate in terms of dollars,
but that storm preparations could
cost the county $12,000 or more
I No structural damage was
HBMEV- - "We were lucky; we were lucky
again," he stressed, referring to the
H landfall of Hurricane Diana in
September 1984. which caused less
ymmmmmmmm untii*irvuf<*?i (4umui;<> a!<n
While tlie hurricane made a sharp
~ turn to the east that took
IaBBIMM southeasteni North Carolina out ol
ftsjyffiik its path, local officials sani
Brunswick County and its residents
were prepared for the worst.
'We were decisive." said logan
We knew what we were going ti
do?we'd been through Diana? ant
CHBB we got on with the program "
Both David Clegg. acting count}
i rwoioi* uva*
manager during the emergency. ant
lyees T.D. Rober- [^ogan said preparations foe Gloru
?dus of the island reflected valuable lessons learned i
esideuts along the year ag0 from Hurricane Diana
e best. More Hur- Officials at the municipal ant
county levels and local utilities sucl
as Brunswick Klectnc and Atlanta
Telephone membership cooperative:
- I swung into action Wednesday
deciding how they would cope wit!
Lai IVt the possible nearby landfall of i
Category 5 hurricane packing wind
of 130 mph to 150 mph
"We are as ready as we cai
be?except for a few generators.'
the upstairs porch . B ( ?m
Street. Cope told Hv _ -- yl,
iks like things are f ^ ^ They
cwi't have 1ftfl
We cant let this | tgjSl J
* to winning," he ap* ??d
that results oI a gfcSfe a \ 1 ^31WB
of island residents _ /i mm*
sts some quirt sup- B^Ha ^S*feu j
aign, he said, "the J i
it down here docl w^KI | 1
d. they don't want ? 1 . . ,,?.
with one side or I i m M|3MKBMa
tier. and a similar
>*r. commissioner j5S^ IcJL JBBVQ
e approximate ty ii mKl , \
led a meeting on the
e opinion contrasts ntfSiM
obtained frutn the
neral's office by the KrmiiTgMl SSSESBHKWI
art". Major Kenaer
pinion indicates Uw APPROXIMATELY 45 mdisldoats
as Gnffin has coo- stag u discuss tbnr roausntng cm
LE. Page i-A > prtsate road ea the beach's west e
s King Fisherme
A single menhaden boat, owned by Beaufort
Fisheries Inc. of Beaufort was spotted off the coast
According to Redwine, marine fisheries officals
have been assured by Beaufort Fisheries president
Jules Wheatly that the boat will be gone by the time
fishing begins Thursday.
Because fishermen are upset by the pogey boat's
presence, Redwine said that he has talked with Robert
Mahood about a compromise that might soothe
tempers. Mahood is director of the N.C. Division of
rsday, October 3, 1985
f Relieved Ur
ane Gloria W
Cl'said Thursday morning, and awareness of th<
the additional generators (or various ed by such a stc
shelters were en route later that day. Chris Chappe
Clegg, county attorney, was acting Brunswick Cour
as county manager as well as main- sioners, said h
taming his role as public information Guard personr
officer. County Manager Billy Carter sioners and otla
and Commissioner Frankie Rabon on through the i
had left earlier in the week for a con- knew what the
fercnce in Miami, Kla. Logan cut evacuate,
short a two-week training seminar in <>rd
las Vegas. Nev , arriving at the com- "If this one j
inand center about 2:30 p.m. Thurs- Thursday inorn
day, pleased with the way the situa- to be some pec
tion had been handled by his office talking about p
manager. Dianne Richardson, and ter to play it sa
others. In his absence. Sheriff John At a 6 a.m.
Carr Davis had assumed the role of thouse. commi
operations officer. evacuation of a
"It couldn't have gone smoother," an area one mi
l-ogan said Friday morning after 8 a.m., with tl
shelters turd been closed. ocHcnes evacui
Added Uegg, "Noone is panicking, afternoon, i
They're saying, 'we've got to do this evacuated exc?
and this and we're doing It" pie who refuser
Approximately 1,780 residents took The evacuatioi
shelter from the Storm at centers hours after it v
that began opening at 8 a.m. Thurs- A need for br
day under the coordination of the communicate
Brunswick County Department of municipalities
Social Services. Thousands of others been one of the
i sought the comfort of motel rooms from Diana,
and the homes of friends and
relatives farther inland. ?????
i "They had time to do that this
time." Clegg said, because the ^
evacuation order was issued early in ^0Q'
I the day As a result, the local shelters
i were less crowded and more comfor- Oyste
table for those who did seek them out, Wednesdc
he acknowledged _
> More Boarded ttCCai
I Most people, however, didn't leave associate!
home without taking a few steps to Carolina
protect their property, as well as porarily.
1 making the usual run on stores for The s
batteries, canned food and bottled ment of N
County officials reported that more collected
people boarded up or taped windows State Rep
of their homes and businesses, that the r
cleared yards of furniture and other The b
loose items and secured campers and Marlf
I believe everybody that ever
owned a boat has gotten it out today, nual Oyst
It's been double-ramn all da v." said The r
George Crisp at Ocean Isle Marina 5, from 1
Ixigan attributed the more detailed for childr
preparations to greater public
gathered at Hoidea Bear* Sa tarda; soar- ptaina the it
acera aboot the rietiag o< aa appareatl; paarihle com
ad At left, cegaatier RavsMod Cope ex
Redwine lj proposing that Wheatly's fishing vessel
provide the sports fishermen with the bait they need for
the tournament from an open set.
"It's just bad press. Why would they even want to
go in there knowing the problems there have been in the
pclbi, ><iiu tvcuniiic.
rinxixn too l T T O n ff.l ? * I
l?ui 111& uic lyot u.o. wpeu nsnennen compiainea
they were unable to find the "flips" or young menhaden
they needed for bait because the area was being heavilyfished
by the menhaden industry.
Resource competition in the menhaden fishery prompted
the state to adopt its first regulations governing
the industry this summer.
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b threat to safety pos- Improvement was evident last
irrn. week, officials agreed, when the
ill, chairman of the municipalities cooperated in u
ity Board of Commis- simultaneous evacuation and agreed
ie and Clegg, Coast to have county deputies staffing
iel, fellow commis- roadblocks at bridges to the barrier
trs had talked off and islands, where town officials had exsight
Wednesday and perienced problems last year in cony
were going to do: trolling re-entry after the storm.
Still, one incident at Oak Island
cr Issued could have caused problems under
goes on by," he said different circumstances, Ixigan ining,
"there arc going dicated. Oak Island officials opened
>ple upset. But we're the Oak Island Bridge to traffic
eople's lives. It's bet- around midnight without discussing
fe." it with county officials. But other
meeting in the eour- towns held returning property
ssioners ordered an owners back until after daylight as
11 barrier islands and earlier agreed,
le inland beginning at Lesson* Applied
ie goal of having all Also, during Diana, power failures
a ted by noon. By mid- had caused discomfort and inconveifl
beaches were mence at a number of shelters.
:pt for about eight peo- Thursday, the county had available
1 to leave 1-ong Beach, one generator of Its own, from
i? order was lifted 24 Carolina Power 4 I Jght, and two
ras issued. from the state, with a third canceled
dtpr coordination and nn route
on between beach The county also notified the N.C.
and the county had National Guard that it might need
1 chief lessons learned assistance, and pledged towns "all
(See GIXJRIA, Page 2-A)
son Opens Day Late
r season was to officially open at sunrise
ly, only one day later than announced earlier,
tse of the rains and extreme weather conditions
J with Hurricane Gloria along the North
coast, all shellfish areas had been closed temhellfish
sanitation section of the N.C. Departatural
Resources and Community Development
water samples all along the coast on Monday,
i. David Red wine announced Tuesday afternoon
esults showed no problems with pollution.
ian was also lifted on other shellfish in season,
me Varnam, spokesperson for the Dixon Chapel
t Church Oyster Roast, says this means the aner
roast is still on.
oast will be held at the church on Saturday, Oct.
p.m. to 8 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $3.25
en. Diners should bring their own knives.
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