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rage 2-A-TIiK nKUNSWiCK BEACON. Thursday. Orti)bi‘r29. 1987
Coast Guard Rescues
Its Own When Boat
Capsizes In Inlet
The U.S. Coast Guard came to the
aid of its own Monday afternoon, res
cuing four guardsmen after their
vessel capsized in IxKkwood Folly
By 7:08 p.m. two sister vessels had
freed the 22-foot Coast Guard Boston
Whaler from a sandlxir. uprighted it,
and had it under tow back to the Oak
Island Coast Guard Station at
Guardsmen worked to free the
vessel under emergency flood lights
rigged on the east end of Holden
Beach Monday evening by local
emergency volunteers. Tri-Beach
Volunteer Fire Department.
Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad
and the Holden Beach Police Depart
The Boston whaler had been in the
process of taking in tow a disabled
pleasure craft, the ‘Morning Star."
when the tow boat capsized at ap-
pro.ximately 1:24 p.m. on the east
side of Ix)ckwood Folly Inlet, said U.
Howard Jones of the Fort Macon
Coast Guard Station near Morehead
"We don’t know why.” he added.
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school campuses “on a fairly regular
Kaufhold said school officials also
have legal questions about the nar
cotic dog’s use in schools. e.specially
involving how the dog would be used
to search students’ private vehicles.
"Our legal advice tells us that it's
legal to use the dog to soan'h lockers,
since they j lockers \ are owned by the
school." he said, then added that
searching the parking lot was "a
gray area" since privately-owned
vehicles would be involved.
He said the schools’ legal advisor
also warned that the dog should not
be used to search students
However, under standard pro
cedure. a handler wovdd not allow the
dog to search people since it l>ecomes
agitated when it detects drugs, ac
cording to Crocker.
"One of our biggest problems with
the use of the dog is you have to
establish his tthe dog's i reliability,
and we*ve done that.’’ Crocker said,
adding that the handler is now “99
percent sure" the dog is alerting to
narcotics when it shows aggressive
l)phavior during a .search.
Crocker said Buddy has been used
once in an actual drug search. Two
arrests were made Oct. 12 in
Calabash, after the dog uncovered 16
grants of cocaine under the front seat
of the suspects’ car.
The dog can delect a wide range of
drugs, including marijuana, cocaine,
heroin and Quaaludcs.
Assistant District Attorney Bill
Wolak .said last week. "Generally
speaking, the u.se of a narcotics dog
has been upheld by the United States
Supreme Court, as m establishing
probable cause to search."
Opinions vary on the e.\icnt of drug
use in Brunswick County schools:
however, lawmen and school ad
ministrators agree drugs are used
"It’s under investigation."
Winds were 20 knots, he siiid. but
seas were calm Monday afternoon.
Jones said the "Morning Star"
radioed Oak Island Station that
rescue vessel had overturned and
that the four crewmen were okay. He
said he didn’t know the identities of
the crew members, who sat atop the
overturned boat until help came.
Oak Island dispatched a 44-foot
vessel and a 20-foot Boston Whaler to
the inlet, where the larger whaler
had come to rest on a sand bar. As
the tide rose, they were able to pull
the overturned boat free. After
reaching the Intracoasta) Waterway
they uprighted it for the tow back to
Firefighter Bob Rohde said
Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad
called Tri-Beach VFD about 5:30
p.m., asking it to rig the floodlights
on the beach. Coastline was also
prepared to launch its own boat if
Approximately 15 volunteers and
other onlookers watched from the
beach as guardsmen worked to free
and possibly even sold on local cam
"There i.s a problem in our
schools—all three high schools.
We’ve had reports of (drug! usage
and dealing. I don’t mean there are
large amounts (of drugs) involved,
but there are small amounts."
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Weber added, "They’ve been
critical of what we tried to do. but we
all fell we accomplished a lot without
the support of the people."
Mrs. liewellynsaid. “I think we’ve
all worked really well togelher."
Referring to the fact that all t>vu
one of the council members were ser
ving their first elected terms, she ad
ded that the board probably worked
just as well as possible.
Mrs. Uewellyn added. "We were
maybe a little too outspoken at times
and stood up to our convictions a lit
tle more than some people would
like, but we did a lot of good for the
Board member Sonia Stevens
could not be reached comment.
(Continued From Page 1-A)
Ridgeway and Jimmy Dean Nolan,
28. nf l.^j.and, were recaptured Sept.
22 by lawmen outside Jones Ford on
U.S. 17 in Shallotte. Daniel Wayne
Briles. 21, of Shallotte, was recap
tured the same day in the Seaside
All three suspects were awaiting
trial on breaking, entering and
larceny charges prior to their
River Hearing Postponed
A probable cause hearing for
Brunswick (’ounly murder suspect
Rayford (’laylon Piver was postpon
ed for two days this week while pro
secutors waited to receive forensic
evidence to be used in the case.
On Monday. Judge Jerry A. Jolly
postponed the hearing until Wednes
day in Brunswick County District
Criminal Court in Bolivia.
According to Assi.stanl Di.strict At
torney Wanda Bryant, the hearing
was delayed because the prosecution
had not received the results of a
balli.stics lest done on the weapon
believed to have been used in the Oct.
6 .shooting death of 33-year-old Wilm
ington resident Michael Edward
Baker in Grisseltown.
Piver. 42. of Route 1, Ash. faces
first-degree murder charges in both
Brunswick and New Hanover coun
He Ls awaiting arraignment in New
Hanover County Superior Criminal
Court in connection with the Oct. G
Wilmington shooting death of Nick H.
Patelos, 31. of Wilmington.
Since his arrest, Piver has been
held in the Brunswick County Jail
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A COAST GUARDSMAN adjusts the tow line on a 22-foot USCG Boston Whaler that capsized Monday afternoon near Lockwood Follv Inlet.
Planning 'Committee' Actions Not Binding
BY IL\HN ADAMS
The Brunswick County Planning
Board was to meet Wednesday to
give final approval to agenda items
that were reviewed by a three-
member committee last week.
'Fhc planning boird’s regularly-
scheduled Oct. 21 meeting in Bolivia
was held even though the seven-
mrmher Imard failed to reach a
Board members present at the Oct.
21 meeting included Vice Chairman
Thomas Dixie. Alan Holden and John
Members absent were Chairman
Ed Gore. Michael Schaub, Shelton
Stanley and non-voting member
Commissioner Chris Chappell.
At Planning Director John
Harvey’s recommendation. Dixie
opted to allow the three members to
sen'c as a committee and review
"uncontroversiar’ agenda items, in
cluding two preliminan,- subdivision
plat proposals, rallier than cancel the
County Attorney David Clegg .said
last Thursday that a minority of
board members may function as a
committee, but that the committee
cannot act for the board. Recommen
dations by llial conujiittec would re
quire review by a majority of the
board in open session for formal ap
At last week’s meeting, the plann
ing coiiunittce voted to recommend
to commissioners adoption of the
county’s C'ousUi) Area Management
Act (CA.MA) land use plan update.
Harv'cy gave the three members
present copies of tlie final draft of the
CAMA plan, which reflected correc
tions suggested by state officials.
He said informal comments from
the slate Office of Coastal Manage
ment’s Haskell Uhett of Wilmington
and John Crew of Washington were
received following the county’s Oct. 5
public hearing on the land use plan.
Harvey told the planning board
committee that neither Hhelt nor
Crew suggested substantive changes
in the draft.
.A !ette»* to Harvey showed that
eight of Rhett’s nine suggested
changes involved correcting
typographical errors, punctuation
Harvey said he received Crew’s
comments by telephone.
Following approval by the plann
ing l)oard and then Brunswick Coun
ty Commissioners, the CAMA plan
must be submitted to the Coastal
Resources Commission for review at
least :U) days prior to a CRC meeting,
The CHC’s next meeting is sot for
Dec. 3. County commissioners meet
again in regular session on Nov. 2.
In other matters discussed by the
planning committee last week, the
three members recommended ap
proval of preliminary plat proposals
for two subdivisions in Northwest
The subdivisions included Whitley
Wood near Green Loop Road, owned
by Frank Elliott; and Section One of
Maco West on N.C. 87. owned by W.
Carter Mebane III.
Other recommendations by the
conuiiittcc were to approve the name
•’Commerce Drive" for a road in
Leland Industrial Park, to ask com
missioners to oppose CSX Transpor
tation’s proposed abandonment of
railroad service to Malmo. and to
hold the planning board’s December
meeting in Holden Beach.
Fatality Ups Brunswick Death Toll To Sixteen
A Shallotte area man died early
Saturday from injuries he suffered
Friday night in a high-speed car
crash near Shallotte—the fatality
raising Brunswick County’s 1987
highway death toll to 16.
The vicUin was Uryan Jay Osn^ore,
28, of Route 2, Shallotte. said
Highwa\’ Patrol spokesperson ftuby
She said the fatal wreck occurred
Friday at 10:37 p.m., two miles south
of Shallotte on Todd Road.
A report filed by Trooper R.L. Mur
ray stated that Osmorc, who was
alone in his auto, was traveling cast
on Todd Hoad “at an excessive
speed," when he ran off the road in a
curve and struck a large ditch. Ms.
The car hit the ditch bank and over
turned, llirowing Osmorc from the
vehicle, Ms. Oakley said.
He was rushed to The Brunswick
Hospital in Supply but died Saturday
at 1:13 a.m.. she said.
Ms. Oakley said the aecideiu was
In another weekend Tvreck, Brian
Keith Springs. 23, of Salisbury, was
charged with driving while impaired
and leaving the scene of an accident
by Trooper Murray following a
mishap near Shallotte, according to
She said the accident occurred
Saturday at 7:55 p.m., 5.2 miles south
of Shallotte on N.C. 130, when Spr
ings’ 1986 Datsun pickup truck ran off
the road into a ditch.
Springs, who was not seriously in
jured, fled the accident scene, before
being apprehended and charged by
Murray, she said.
Damage to the pickup was
estimated at $1,000. she said.
Another accident Saturday
resulted in an estimated $500 damage
to an Ocean Isle Reach woman’s car
and $100 to a stop sign—the wreck oc
curring around 6:30 a.m. on Hale
Swamp Road, one mile north of
Ocean Isle Beach.
Ms. Oakley said Wanda B. Smith.
37. was traveling east when she failed
to stop and struck the stop sign at the
intersection of Hale Swamp Road
and N.C. 179. The car traveled
through a ditch, then came to rest
back in the roadway.
Trooper D.B. Hart'ell charged Ms.
Smith with driving while impaired
and a stop sign violation. Ms. Oakley
A Shallotte man also was charged
with DWI and driving without a
Hconso in a wreck last Thursday near
Ocean Isle Beach.
Ms. Oakley said Harold Dean Nor
ris, 34. of Shallotte, was driving a
1974 pickup truck in tlie 10 p.m.
wreck, three-tentlis of a mile north of
Ocean I.sic Beach on N.C. 179.
She said the pickup ran off the right
side of the road and struck a ditch
bank, doing $550 damage to the vehi
Norris complained of injur>' but did
not require medical attention, she
Temperatures, Rainfall To Return To Near Normal
After experie.ncing an extended
dry spell and below normal
temperatures, the Shallotte
area- and the N.C. Festival By The
Sea at Holden Beach—can expect
near normal weather conditions
through the weekend, according to
Shallotte Point meteorologist
Canady’s weather outlook for the
next several days is for both
temperatures and rainfall to return
to near normal levels for this time of
Temperatures should range from
the low 50s at night to the low 70s dur
ing the day. and the area should
receive about one-half inch of rain
during the period, he said.
Canady said no measurable rain
fall was recorded at liis Shaliouc
Point weather station for 26 days un
til Monday night's three-quarter inch
For the period of Oct. 20 through 26,
Canady recorded an average daily
high temperature of 74 degrees and
an average daily low temperature of
The average daily tcrnperat'iirc
was 61 degrees, which was two
degrees below nonnal.
The maximum high temperature
during the period was 80 degrees on
Oct. 20, while the minimum low
temperature was 35 degrees on Oct.
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