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The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, October 29, 1987, Page Page 2-A, Image 2

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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 Inlet. 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 OLSwell Beach. 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 ment responded. 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 City. "We don’t know why.” he added. Drug Dog— Continued From Page 1-Ai school campuses “on a fairly regular basis." 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 themselves. 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 the station. 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 neccssar>'. Approximately 15 volunteers and other onlookers watched from the beach as guardsmen worked to free the whaler. and possibly even sold on local cam puses. "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." Crocker said. Calabash— (Continued From Page 1-A) 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 town." Board member Sonia Stevens could not be reached comment. Sheriff— (Continued From Page 1-A) days later. 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 area. All three suspects were awaiting trial on breaking, entering and larceny charges prior to their escape. 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 ties. 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 without Iwnd. HOW TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE BRUNSWICKj^BEACON POST OFFICE BOX 2558 SHALLOTTE NORTH CAROLINA 28459 For Award-Winning News Coverage ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION RATES BY MAIL: Sr Citiien In Brunswick County 7 50 6.50 Elsewhere in North Corohno 10.00 9 00 Outside North Carolina 12 50 1 I 50 Complete And Return To Above Address Name Address City. State Zip SIAM PMOtOBT(OP>l 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 quonim. Board members present at the Oct. 21 meeting included Vice Chairman Thomas Dixie. Alan Holden and John Barbee. 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 sesson. 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 proval. 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 and wording. 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, Har\’ev said. 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 Township. 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 Oakley. 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. Oakley said. 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 alcohol-related. 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 Ms. Oakley. 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 .said. 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 cle. Norris complained of injur>' but did not require medical attention, she said. 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 Jackson Canadv. 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 year. 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 rainfall. 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 49 degrees. 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. 22. ^'ne c, €4/n€l/ c, €[/ncl

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