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Page ^A—THE BRUNSWICK BEACON, Ttiunday, AprU 2, 1987
Hearing Set For Juvenile
BY ETTA SMITH
A 15-year-old youth who drove a
truck throuRh a I,eland apartment,
killing one man and Injuring two
others, faces a probable cause hear
ing April 17 to determine if he will be
tried as an adult.
If probable cause is found he could
face a charge of first-degree murder,
according to District Attorney Mike
The youth is being held in the
I/svrer Cape Fear Juvenile Detention
Center in Wilmington until the next
juvenile court session.
Easley said two criteria must be
met before the youth could be tried as
an adult: he would have to be at least
IS years old and Easley would have
to be satisfied that Justice would not
be served if the youth were tried as a
"His maturity, past record and the
seriousness of the crime are taken in
to consideration also," said Easley.
The D.A. would not discuss what
petitions (charges) have been filed
against the youth.
On March 24, William Gay Bsn-
durant II, 21, of Wilmington, was kill
ed when the youth drove a truck
through an apartment he was
The apartment was rented by
brothers James and Ricky Wagoner.
According to N.C. Highway Patrol
Trooper Jeremiah Dove, several
members of a group of home ceasi-
putcr users had met at the apartment
prior to the incident. The Shasta
Apartments duplex is located off of
Mt Misery Road in Leland.
James Wagoner, 30, and a
neighbor, Brenda Smith, 19, were
both inside the apartment when the
incident occurred. Both were siightiy
The youth who drove the truck was
uninjured. His pickup truck was
Demcxrats Meet Saturday
STAff P»«OtOIV SUSAN USN(C
Second Oceanfronf Home Relocated
The east end oceanfront cottage, “Sea Side," at Ocean Isle Beach, literally
had the sea on all sides during the New Year's Day storm. On Monday a
Milligan House Movers crew skated the house tc the street for relocation
Tuesday to a Second Street lot Just several hundred feet from the Browning
cottage, which was moved earlier. Building Inspector Druid Roberson said
these are the only two oceanfront cottages to his knowledge that had to be
moved after the owners were unable to get permits to build new septic tanks
on their lots because of erosion. Both had been repeatedly threatened by the
encroaching ocean for several years, and it the houses were to be saved, .said
Roberson, "something needed to be done anyway."
Management Change Is Focus Of CRC Meet
Brunswick County Democrats will
elect new officers at their annual
meeting Saturday, April 4.
The meeting begins at 1 p.m. in the
public assembly building at the
Brunswick County Government
Center, said Chairman Rex Gore.
“We’re hoping for a good turnout.
This meeting is vital since we will be
picking a new chainnan.”
Gore docs not plan to seek re-
Officers elected Saturday will
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inadequate data, and (2) state agen
cies are thereby frustrated in their
efforts to protect public resources
while permitting responsible
development of coastal property.
In addressing these problems, the
two main components of the legisla
tion authorize the public health agen
cy to determine areas to be closed to
shellfishing, and recognize in water
classifications the areas where
harvest has been eliminated or
restricted. “Let’s evaluate what’s ir
retrievably lost and re-classlfy,” is
the way McLawhom put it.
The bill doesn’t relax existing
safeguards; rather, it strengthens
protections, authorizing civil
penalties against operators of
polluting marinas, for example.
A variety of simultaneous pro
grams will be undertaken, if the bill
should he introduced and nnccoH
McLawhom said. Long-range, the
state will undertake a multi-million
dollar program to Improve fisheries
resources and clean up problem
areas that can be rehabilitated. This
will Include a fish hatchery, exten
sive relocation nf polluted shellfish
and new research to stimulate
recreational and commercial ac
The Environmental Management
Commission will develop a new
water classification system with ad
ditional categories, and will examine
basin-wide programs necessary to
assure acceptable water quality in
Meanwhile, the Marine Fisheries
Commission will inventory marine
and estuarine resources that will be
applied by EMC to assign its
classifications. Money will be provid
ed EMC, also, to further research
and refine regulations that protect
against harmful stormwater runoff.
The NR(nD secretary will utilize a
new grant program to help local
governments clean up existing
The funding bill provides a total of
$13.6 million to implement the provi-
si(His ths nsw acL Of this
million goes to marine fisheries for
resource inventory, establishment of
the hatchery, shellfish planting, and
NHCD would get $10.4 million to
replace a technical service.i facility
and establish a cost-share program
for restoration of shellfish resources
to an acceptable quality.
To DEM would go $1.1 million for
studies leading to water reclassifica
tion and urban runoff studies leading
Another $25,000 would be allocated
to the Costal Water Quality Studies
Committee for its expenses.
McLawhom stressed that the draft
bills were not endorsed by anyone,
but are in a :fcVclonmentnl stage. He
asked C3IC members lor written
comments before final drafts are
completed April 3.
Land Use Plans
Two Brunswick County land use
plans gained quick approval by the
The final update of the land use
plan prepared by Ocean Isle Beach
was certified, after a revision was re
quested to include discussion of
estuarine islands and hurricane
The preliminary plan for Sunset
Beach was approved, with the note
change In Temperature Ahead
A change in the weather is ahead.
From slightly above normal,
temperatures are expected to drop to
slightly below nomial, while rainfall
should average near normal over the
next few days.
Shallotte Point meteorologist
Jackson Canady .said tengseratures
should range from nightly lows In the
middle 40s to daytime highs in the
middle 60s, with about a half-inch of
For the period March 24-30, he
recorded a maximum high of 82
degrees on the 28th and a minimuni
low of 36 degrees on the 24th. A dally
average high of 73 degrees combined
with the daily average low of 52
degrees for a daily average of S2
degrees, about five degrees above
He measured .81 inch of rainfall.
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that “minimal additional work is
needed to finalize this plan." The up
date v/as originally submitted In
1984-35, but because of several pro
blems with iL a consultant was hired
to revise it.
Rosetta Short was re-appointed to
a two-year term on the Coastal
Resources Advisory Council, where
she has served since her first ap
pointment ui 1976. She is a municipal
appointee and wa.s one nf 11 named
last week to the 47-member council.
Revision of several procedural
rules were approved by the full CRC
on recommendation of its Implemen
tation and Standards Committee.
They include a marina policy that
points to marinas as potential
sources for shellfish contamination.
Therefore, actual and potential con-
♦ominntiAn ^ any maHno wafot*c
result in automatic recommendation
for closing those waters to
shellfishing. Waters beyond the
marina will also be closed, the
distance based on the number of
slip-s. A minimum prohibition is 100
feet for 10 to 25 slips.
Tomlinson said of this policy, “I’m
an outspoken critic of the practice of
blaming marinas for pollution.
Ocean freighters passing through
Bnuiswick County put more pollution
in our waters than all the pleasure
boaters and marinas, and who is
Allison Hughes, owner of Hughes
Marina in ^hailotte. said the new
policy is no change from current
practice in county marinas. “We’ve
had our waters closed up to lOQ feet
for at least the past year," she said.
The rule changes also include an
exemption from Coastal Area
Management Act (CAMA) re
quirements for maintenance, repair,
and construction of private
bulkheads and placement of riprap
along shorelines, as well as pier and
mooring facilities construction.
Other niles approved prohibit any
development that might pollute
waters in an area of environmental
concern (AEC) where shellfishing is
an existing use.
Copies of proposed revisions to the
beach access guidelines were sub
mitted to CRC members for written
conunent by Julie Shambaugh, DCM
beach access program coordinator.
They dealt primarily with standards
user fees by means of parking
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