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Housing Must Be
45 Days Ahead
All migrant housing must be reg
istered with the state 45 days before
migrant workers arrive.
That's the reminder North Caro
lina State Labor Commissioner Har
ry E. Payne Jr. is issuing for all
farms and agricultural businesses
that are hiring migrants for the 1993
Registration application cards arc
available from county cooperative
extension offices, county health de
partments and the Department of
Labor's Migrant Housing Division,
according to Jan Reichcnbach, pub
lic health educator with the Bruns
wick County Health Department.
Following registration, employers
arc required to have water and
sewage systems in migrant houses
inspected by local health officials
and to have a prcoccupancy inspec
tion by the Migrant Housing Div
Last year the labor department in
spected more than 1,100 migrant
housing camps in 83 counties.
This year Payne said special em
phasis will be placed on dwellings
that have not been registered in the
"In all fairness to the growers
who are maintaining the required
standards in their housing, we can
not ignore those individuals who are
not in compliance," he said.
For more information call either
the Brunswick County Cooperative
Extension office, 253-4425, or
Brunswick County Health Depart
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ARSON is suspected in a fire that gutted two rooms of a mobile home on Mt. Pisgah Road Thursday
In Mobile Home Arson
Quick action by local firefighters was credited with
preserving evidence that helped investigators determine
that a mobile home on Mt. Pisgah Road, Supply, was in
tentionally set on fire Thursday night.
Stcfanc Vcmard Pierce, 31, has been arrested and
charged with anion of the trailer he formerly shared with
his wife, according to Brunswick County Sheriff's De
tective Charlie Miller.
Civietown Volunteer Fire Chief A1 Nord and Tri
Bcach Fire Chief Doug Todd arrived at the fire shortly
after a 911 call was received from the Pierce's wife,
Sandra Hewett Pierce, at 11:43 p.m. Firefighters from
both departments responded.
"We had a truck on the road in three minutes," said
Nord. "The guys were really on the ball that night."
Flames were pouring from the master bedroom
when firefighters arrived. They quickly knocked down
the blaze, Nord said.
Miller also responded to the scene, having investi
gated a domestic disturbance at the home the previous
night. He advised firefighters to disturb as little of the
fire scene as possible, Nord said.
Pierce and his wife had split up after the Wednesday
incident. Miller said. As a result, the husband had
moved out of the 1993 mobile home owned by Sandra
A State Bureau of Investigation fire investigator de
termined that the fire had been intentionally set, possibly
by lighting the pages of a telephone book found on what
remained of a bed in the master bedroom. Miller said.
Acting on information gathered at the scene and
from a witness who saw someone running down the
road toward N.C. 130 after the fire. Miller arrested
Pierce and charged him with second-degree arson. He is
free on S25.000 bond.
The fire was largely contained to the bedroom and
kitchen, with smoke damage throughout the trailer, Nord
said. He estimated the structural damage at about S5.000.
"The fire departments did an excellent job of con
taining the fire and preserving the scene," Miller said.
On Tech P
Twelve Brunswick County high
school tcachers participated in a
seminar this week on how to com
bine academic and vocational/tech
nical education to better prepare stu
dents for the workplace.
Held Tues. and Wed. in Winston
Salem, 'Tech Prep: Integrating Aca
demic and Vocational-Technical
Education" is one of the steps being
taken to prepare for introduction this
fall of a Tech Prep course of study in
the county's schools.
Brunswick County Schools and
Brunswick Community College are
in the final stages of planning,
which was supported by a grant
from the N.C. Department of Public
Instruction. In May an application
will be submitted seeking S50.000
to help implement Tech Prep.
At the seminar, Charles Law Jr.
covered techniques intended to
make instruction more meaningful
to students, how to develop course
content that will belter prepare stu
dents for a high-tech labor force and
how to develop a plan for restructur
ing curriculum to include Tech Prep.
The teachers also learned ways to
identify and overcome roadblocks to
Tech Prep instruction.
Attending from West Brunswick
High School were Jeanncuc Mint/,
health occupations; Nancy Coble,
science; Lin Hickman, business; and
Linda Callcndar, English. From
South Brunswick High, participants
were Gary Cavcndar, sciencc; Teddy
Bernard, horticulture; Mary Will
iams, math; and Carolyn Berkley,
business; and from North Brunswick
high, Shclia Grady, food and nutri
tion; Gussic Mapson, math; Morris
Brown, auto technology; and Dawn
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