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The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, April 22, 1993, Page PAGE 3-A, Image 3

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New Town Eyed As Way To Better Control Future BY SUSAN USIIKR Residents of Shingletrec Acres subdivision and several other pre dominantly black communities be tween Grissettown and Calabash arc exploring the possibility ot a new town as a means of better control ling their own destinies. Robert Gore, a leader in the Shingletrec Acres community spear heading the effort, said Monday that more than 230 people had signed petitions in support of the effort and none had gone on record opposing it. At a meeting Friday night at Calabash Fire Station, Gore fired up 30 of his neighbors with a vision of community, of local residents doing for themselves what others have not. Louis "Bobby" Brown, longtime mayor of Navassa, a predominantly black town in northern Brunswick County, explained to the group the steps involved in incorporation. On a straw vote, they agreed to move ahead on the project. "We want to become eligible for county, state and federal grants and subsidies and other sources of in come to help us maintain a good quality of life for ourselves and our children," states the petition being circulated. Gore sees a town as a vehicle for bringing people together and helping give them a sense of pride, reduce their dependence on public assis tance as a way of life, and begin tackling economic needs by creating capital, developing their own busi nesses and jobs. Some families, he said, have been dependent on public assistance for their survival for three generations and know no other way of life. "We have to change that and we have to do it ourselves. We have no choice; we have to do something and we have to act fast," he contin ued, noting probable future limits on federal assistance programs. "Individually we are too poor and too weak politically to accomplish our goals," said Gore, who has been involved in recent efforts by local residents to get roads in Shinglctrcc Estates paved and maintained by the state. He has also lobbied for repeal or amendment of the county's new zoning ordinance, which regulates land use, because he considers it too restrictive on rural residents. "With the help of God and peo ple of good will," he concluded, "we believe we can obtain the same qual ity of life we see other people enjoy ing." He said white residents of the area who have expressed an interest in being included will be given equal consideration and that others who live in or near the area under consideration would be welcomed. The next step in pursuit of incor poration is to consult with the institute of Government at Chapel Hill and other agencies, and then to take up the matter with local legisla tors. Gore estimates 500 people live within the boundaries of the mush room-shaped area, or as Gore de scribed it, "an ink blot." It stretches "Individually we are too poor and too weak politically to accomplish our goals." ?Robert Gore Incorporation leader from the Marlowtown area south of U.S. 17 and north of Calabash, in cluding the area known as "The Hole." North of U.S. 17 it takes in the black community "on the road to Hickman's Crossroads" then west to a point along No. 5 School House Road west of the Hezekiah Reaves property, then northeast to include the Jack Griffin estate, then east to include the Daniel Hill estate. It then crosses to south of U.S. 17 to in clude the Sambo Brown property and south to include minority prop erty owners along U.S. 17 to Thomasboro. The line runs north by, but does not include. Acme Oil Co. and also excludes the Brunswick Plantation golf course development. It includes Camell Stanley's proper ty and Pleasant Grove Baptist Church on U.S. 17. State Rep. E. David Rcdwine said last week it is premature for him to comment about the proposed town because he hasn't been approached on the subject. However, he said any town that is formed needs to have a tax base that can provide services to residents. He's not certain the area in question has ihc businesses and residences needed for that. In an interview last week regard ing his decision not to introduce leg islation that would provide for in corporation referenda for two other towns, he told the Beacon, "I think it is time to stop and take a look at where we're headed, perhaps we've been moving too fast (on incorpora tions)." He said he would probably rely more on the House Incorporation Commission to review incorporation bill requests objective ly and decide if becoming a town is in a community's best interest. Asked what significance the nu merous efforts in rcccnt years to more towns in Brunswick County might have, Rcdwinc speculated, "One message that's been sent in the last eight to 10 years is that people feel the county hasn't responded to them, but I don't know whether that's true or not. "I think there arc more people now interested in protecting their lit Ue area of paradise or what they think is paradise," he said. Citing support for Ross Perot for president, he said more people arc interested in government and how iheir money is being spent and want stronger par ticipation. "Some may be saying they don't think the system works well; their solution is to create their own, smaller system," he said. Just as alcoholic beverage control issues played a part in some earlier incorporation efforts, Redwine sug gested dislike of the county's zoning ordinance by rural residents of the county could contribute to newer ef forts. r Dairy pueen ONLY THE COOL SHORTCAKE! 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Hayden O'Neil, board spokes man, said the board decided on the following projects for 1993: ?constructing a public wheelchair ramp and gazebo to overlook the ocean on Beaufort Street; ?acquiring the cast iron plaque from the island's old swing bridge, as well as the old bridgetenders' logs, for donation to the town; ?purchasing chairs and tables for the new meeting floor at the Mus eum of Coastal Carolina; ?sponsoring a contest to design an Ocean Isle Beach flag; and ?printing informational brochures about church services on the strand and at Ocean Isle Beach chapel and telling hours of the museum. The brochures would be distributed to renters through real estate companies. O'Neil said the organization's membership currently nears 800 and is "growing nicely, with the privi lege card and Ocean Isle Beach town decal being the impetus for more people joining than ever be fore." New members receivc a privi lege card entitling them to discounts on certain services and goods. Students Selling Herbs, Perennials As a campus Earth Day activity. Recreational Grounds Management Technology students are selling herbs and perennials today (Thurs day) at the Brunswick Community College campus north of Supply on U.S. 17 Business. Sale hours arc 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will help defray the cost of a student field trip to North Carolina State University. Also, at noon, Meg Shelton, who owns and operates a herb farm, will discuss the care of these types of plants. The public is encouraged to at tend, said Deborah Kelso, lead in structor for the program. HIGH QUALITY BONDS Up To 7.10 %* Yield If you are a prudent, conservative investor looking for high yields, consider your alternatives. Bonds Can Provide: ? QUALITY Rating in one of the top three categories? Moody's(Aaa. Aa, A); Standard and Poors(AAA, AA, A). ? SECURITY Issued by the largest U.S. corpo rations, banks, and utilities ? 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