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MONOPOLY WAS A GOOD W AY to pass the time at the West Brunswick
shelter for Kim Allen of Seaside.
Locals Face Gloria Ir
?BY DAWN ELLEN BOYD
"I pray to the l,ord this storm will
Ko away before it gets here," said
Veda Robinson of Shallotte, echoing
the feelings of many as Hurricane
Gloria neared the Brunswick coast.
Thursday morning, before Gloria
turned northward, local residents
^ prepared for the storm many dtfIHV
At Hughes' Marina at Shallotte
Point, people sat around drinking
^^B their breakfast coffee and discussing
HflL Vnk A the approaching storm.
flay McQuaig tried to add some
I levity to the situation by explaining
wKWj how he prepured for the storm: "1
have 10 cases of beer, four cases of
^ B Vienna sausages, and I worry."
Martha Jo Hall said, "I've got to go
H tape up my
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UUICI ir.-iuilll dill pull OILS U1IKCU
- ? g" .3 about u sailboat that was stuck up the
Shallottc River without o
7 they're u
now ." said Samantha Hughes.
Huston "Blue" Cruinpler of
Boone's Neck said he had just driven
n-cv. b?ShB over to Hughes' to see how things
were across the river. "I know people
will be coming to see me," he said.
A "They know I prepare for storms."
^ I k Ocean Isle Beach was busy in the
VBBL 1 E morning hours also. Residents went
JUK * I H. by the town hall to purchase stickers
r,,.. ... ,-v ...., , . ,, , that would allow them back on the
BRAN I AY PL LLWOOD of Cedar , ..
? ...... ? . , island after the storm, and ethers
Grove helped his family by carrying . ,, . . ... , , ,
, , , . r . , . f ... . breakfasted at the Islander
drinking water into the shelter at ?
.. ... . Restaurant.
West Brunswick High School. ,... . . , ...
People don t seem to be too wor
ned here," said liz Cohler. cashier
at the Islander "I'm not worried till
'ast f?110111* they tell me to
evacuate, then I'm gone "
One customer walked In laughing
loudly and asked for "a bowl of hur Tj|*4T>!7i|TB
ncane soup to go "
H Some people were even fishing and
Joe Waters, a surfer from Ocean
Isle, said "This is pretty good for
around here I've been surfing about
l^sl an hour I'm thinking of going up to
Wilmington where it's even bigger
RJj.ji I You just have to take advantage of
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DAVll) MONROK of Ijiurinburg scci
before pulling if inland.
i A Variety
Herman Maynor of Pembroke and
Warren Snow of Kannapolis tried
their luck fishing on the pier. Maynor
pulled a spot from the rough surf, and
Snow laughed, "I've got to be a little
Curtis Williamson, who runs the
Ocean Isle Pier, said, "When it
comes time I'll take the money and
go?and there's not much change to
One tourist on the beach s west end
scoffed as he packed his car, "I have
to leave today unyway Huh! I lived
through an oartltquukc in Alaska; t
can handle Gloria."
At Sunset Beach, John High and
Nellie Hardee of the Calabash
Volunteer Hescue Squad warned
each driver that crossed the bridge
that it was mandatory to be off the
beach by noon.
"People are biking it seriously
here," said High. "It's a serious mutter
when you can be wiped off."
Added Hardee, "We have taken all
precautions. We will stay at the
squad building for us long as we can.
We'll be transporting elderly people
to safe places, too."
Nell HarreLson had her restaurant,
Big Nell's, on the road between
Sunset Beach and Ocean Isle, all
boarded up in anticipation of the
"We're getting prepared," she
said. "I've even taken the pictures
with glass on them off the walls?I
just hope it blows the fish in!"
By rmdafternoon, approximately
aa people riau evacuated 10 west
Brunswick High School, one of the
county's offical shelters, according
to Kvelyn Johnson, social work
William and Estelle Feathers of
Fine Burr Acres near Sunset Beach
had been at the shelter since early
William Feathers said, "I boarded
up my house, got ready and came
here early I/rt.1 of people could come
much later and could regret it."
The Feathers stayed at West
Brunswick last year during Hurricane
[nana "People hung on last
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rod his boat, "The Other Woman."
year until they couldn't hang on any
more," said Feathers. "People came
in with babies last year at the height
of the storm."
Ixiis Smith and Mildred Hoot of
llolden Beach came to the shelter for
company as well as protection.
"We're alone," Smith said, "and
you get more upset if you just wait
for the winds and rain."
The storm took llelene Miller of
Kinnclon, N.J., by surprise. "We
came down tu help our daughter
move into her new house," she suld.
"Obviously, they're not moving today!"
The school provided food for the
Arvella Marlowe, West Brunswick
cafeteria employee, sat at the end of
the food line getting a plate count. "1
have to work all night and tommorrow,"
she said, "but I love people. I
don't regret it at all."
Photographer Michael Broads of
Atlanta, (la., was visiting his mother
at Sluillotte Point when they laid to
evacuate to the shelter.
Broads said, "I like to photo lightning.
I was kind of hoping for a hurricane
to photograph. I don't want
anyone to get hurt, but I would like to
get some shots of trees flying through
Sheriff's Deputy Bendy l.ewls
monitored the shelter to insure things
ran as smoothly as possible. "There
iuivi-ii i ueeii any prooicms, sne
said "A little boy fell down and hurt
his head, but he didn't even have to
go to the doctor."
There were even fewer problems
as the ni|(h! wore on and Hurricane
Gloria bypassed the South firuruiwk-lc
By Friday morning the sun was
out, the sky was blue and people were
leaving their shelters and moving
Around noon Friday, an unidentified
older man stood observing the
docks and boats near Hughes'
Marina tie spit out some tobacco
Juice and grinned before he spoke
"We sure were lucky this time."
a?*iled U b* all Sum*t brarh by
THE BRUNSWIC K BEACON. Thursday, October 3. 1985? Page 3-A
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IIK1.ENK M1I.I.KH of Kfmu'lmi, N.J. kept an eye on her KraiulilauKhter,
Melissa Inman of Supply, at the West llrunswlek shelter.
WAItllKN SNOW nl Knnnapoll* derided lo try his luck llstilng off the pier
before evacuating Oeeun Isle Hench.
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