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Vamamtown Mayor Judy Galloway cast the decid
ing vote in favor of a new mobile home park ordinance
last Thursday after the town board deadlocked with a 2
With Tonya Robbins absent, board members Will
Mumford and Ada McDonald voted in favor of the trail
er park proposal and Ennis Swain and John David
Dawson were opposed.
"I vote yes, go with it, so it's adopted," Galloway
said. Her vote marked the first time a mayor has been
called on to break a tie vote of the board since
Vamamtown incorporated in 1988.
While all board members agreed the rules arc need
ed, they disagreed over two provisions of the nine-page
ordinance. One requires a minimum lot size of 20,(XX)
square feet unless public water and sewer arc available.
The other prohibits anything but new mobile homes in
As adopted, the rules will allow lots as small as
7,200 square feet if county or town water and sewer ser
vice arc provided. Galloway, McDonald and Mumford
said that provision is appropriate.
However, Swain argued that the minimum lot size
should be relaxed if water or sewer are provided. He
said the town board shouldn't require both utilities.
"I feel that's too tight a requirement," Swain said. "I
think you should have one or the other. We're cramping
our people too tight."
Swain also suggested that mobile homes be allowed
in trailer parks as long as they aren't more than one year
Dawson did not participate in the discussion, but
sided with Swain when it came time to vote. "I was
leaning the way Ennis was as far as water or sewer.
Really I think it should be rewritten," he said after the
McDonald and Mumford said the new rules will
help prevent problems from arising. "1 think it's easier to
prevent a problem than to deal with one after it exists,"
She also pointed out that the town can grant a vari
ance from the rules if they cause a hardship. McDonald
said some soils drain better than others and arc better
suited for dense development.
Without public water and sewer service, developers
will be allowed to put two mobile homes on each acre.
With water and sewer, the density can be as high as six
trailers per acre.
Parks won't be allowed on less than two acres of
land. The rules also set minimum design and construc
tion standards for utilities, pavement, easements, parks,
buffer zones and drainage.
Any landowner interested in creating a mobile home
park will be required to get a "conditional use permit"
from the town board. The owner will have to get the per
mit renewed every two years to continue operating the
Trailer park developers also will be required to sub
mit to the town a park plan prior to construction show
ing the location of streets, driveways, storm drainage,
building lines and other details.
"Anybody who wants anything orderly, you have to
have rules and regulations," Galloway said.
There wasn't much comment from the nine people
who attended a public hearing on the rules.
"Tight requirements now might be gleefully re
viewed down the road," said Jim Callan, a member of
die planning board that worked about seven months on
the trailer park rules.
Subdivision Regs Adopted
While board members were divided over the trailer
park rules, they voted unanimously in favor of the
town's first subdivision regulations.
As of Tuesday, Vamamtown is under the old Bruns
wick County subdivision rules. The county updated its
regulations in January 1991, but town officials think
those arc too strict.
They adopted a slightly-revised copy of the old reg
ulations because the town no longer falls under the
"We just son of copied it because the county said wc
had to have one," Galloway told the audience. "You
were under this before. You were under the county. Now
you're going to be under the town."
Galloway said if anybody wants to divide their land
into lots, they will need town approval before they can
get it recorded at the courthouse.
"It's the same thing the county had years ago," the
mayor said. "The county's a lot stricter now."
Most property that is divided into two or more lots
would fall under the subdivision ordinance. Tracts divid
ed into five lots or less would be considered minor sub
divisions, and others would be major subdivisions.
The rules set standards for utilities, erosion and sedi
ment control, drainage and streets.
STAFF PHOTO BY SUSAN USHER
Soaring High With Books
Supply Elementary School students let their imaginations soar re
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recognition of National Book Week. These are just three of the
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Seaside Man Charged
In Local Jewelry Theft
Nearly S1.800 worth of jewelry, returned to the apartment house with
musical equipment and other items Ocean Isle Beach patrol officer
were recovered in the Sunday night Danny Hunter. They were unable to
arrest of a Seaside man charged with locate Gore.
breaking into a home outside Shal- At about 10:30 that night, second
lottc last week. shift Deputy Joey Adams was noti
Three shifts of Brunswick County fled that a man Titling Gore's de
Sheriff's Department road deputies, scriplion had been seen running into
two sheriff's detectives and patrol the woods off Dale Drive in Seaside,
officers from Ocean Isle Beach and Det. Hunter said.
Sunset Beach participated in an in- With help from Sunset Beach and
vestigation and search that resulted Ocean Isle Beach officers, the sher
in the arrest of Jim Walter Gore, 30, iff's department set up a perimeter
of Conch Shell Apartments, Seaside, around the wooded area to keep
Sunday morning, Deputy Phil Gore from escaping. A short while
Bryant was assigned to pick up Gore later. Deputy Randy Robinson, who
on a warrant charging him with as- was assigned third shift duties in the
sault on a female and communicat- area, was able to talk Gore into com
ing threats. Detective Tom Hunter ing out of the woods and surrender
said Monday. ing to police.
Gore wasn't home. But while Detectives Hunter and Billy
looking around the building for him, Hughes interviewed Gore and were
Bryant spotted a black and purple led to the recovery of all the missing
mountain bike parked out back that property. Among the items were
matched the description of one he several gold chains, two gold watch
had listed while taking a report on a es, four rings, two microphones, a
breaking and entering in Somerset radio cassette player and the moun
Landing April 27. tain bike.
Bryant notified Hunter, who had Gore has been charged with felo
been assigned to investigate the nious breaking and entering and lar
case. Acting on a tip that Gore had ccny and possession of stolen goods,
gone back to his residence. Hunter Del. Hunter said.
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Grand Jury Indicts Bolivia Man On 5 Sex Charaes
A Brunswick County Grand Jury
Monday handed down five felony
indictments against a Bolivia man
charged with raping and taking inde
cent liberties with a girl younger
than 13 years of age.
Miles Hanson Price, whose age
and address were not listed on the
indictments, faces two counts of
first-degree rape of a child, two
charges of taking indecent liberties
with a child and one charge of forc
ing the child to engage in a statutory
Three of the offenses arc alleged
to have happened on Nov. 20, 1992,
while the other two arc said to have
occurred sometime between Nov. 23
and 27 of last year.
The grand jury considered a total
of 32 indictments Monday morning
and agreed that there was enough
evidence to bring all but one to trial
in superior court. Consideration of
that case was delayed until a later
session of the grand jury.
Other defendants indicted Mon
?Joe Edward Steele, 54, of Ship
watch Lane, Ocean Isle Beach, on a
charge of assault with a deadly
weapon inflicting serious injury for
an alleged Nov. 26 attack on Bruce
Dear. Henry. Steele is accused of
striking Henry several times on the
head from behind with the large end
of a sawed-off pool cue, opening
two large wounds requiring emer
gency treatment and hospitalization.
?Scotty Jerome Stevenson, 21, of
Route 2, Bolivia, on a charge of as
sault with a deadly weapon inflict
ing serious injury on Shamika Hill
by stabbing her in the back five
times. The incident occurred Jan. 29
at a Southport fast-food restaurant
following a disturbance at a South
Brunswick High School basketball
?Joey Wayne Strickland of Cheraw,
S.C., on one count each of arson,
felonious breaking and entering and
felonious destruction of a computer.
Strickland is charged in the Feb. 26
burning of the Convenient Tours and
Travel building on Main Street,
Shallotte. Police believe he set the
fire to cover up evidence of a larce
?Julian Keith Marlow, 19, of Boli
via on one a charge of robbery with
a dangerous weapon for allegedly
threatening the use of a ,25-caliber
handgun to steal $400 in cash from
Linda Letchworth last Nov. 30.
?Lamont Alonzo Burst, 17, of
Good)and Road, Lcland, on a charge
of robbery with a dangerous wea
pon. He is charged with Marlow in
the Nov. 30 robbery.
?Lewis Claybome Wingficld, 57, of
Brunswick Village, Southport, on a
charge of robbery with a dangerous
weapon for allegedly using a knife
with a five-inch blade to threaten a
man from whom SI 55 was stolen
?Freddie Wayne Gaincy, 32, of
Route 3, Leland, on a charge of as
sault with a deadly weapon. He is
accused of threatening a Brunswick
County Sheriff's Deputy Richard
Duvall with a skinning knife while
the officer was investigating a re
ported domestic dispute last Chris
?Richard Hugh Grissctt, 32, of
Farm Loop Path, Sunset Beach, on
one charge of larceny of a firearm,
one charge of felonious breaking
and entering and three counts each
of felonious larceny and felonious
possession of stolen goods. Grissctt
is accused of stealing two deer dogs,
a ,380-calibcr semi-automatic pistol,
a .30-30 rifle and other items.
?Johnda L. Laffcrty, 26, of Route 5,
Leland, on a charge of possessing
stolen property, a vidcocassettc re
corder valued at about S300. The of
fense is alleged to have occurred
?Robert Scott Eubank, 29, of
Brunswick mobile home park, Le
land, on one chaise of possession
with intent to manufacture, sell and
deliver one gram of cocaine and one
charge of selling and delivering the
drug to an undercover police officer.
The alleged offense took place last
?Ronald Ellis Robbins, 41, of Route
1, Lcland, on a charge of selling and
delivering cocaine on Aug. 4, 1992.
?Allen Earl Piner. 41, of Cedar Hill
Road, Lcland, on a charge of pos
sessing crack cocaine March 5.
?Larry Darnell Hooper, 29, of
Wilmington on a charge of possess
ing cocainc Feb. 4.
?Gary Lynn Hasty, 37, of Wood
bum Mobile Home Park, Leland, on
one charge each of conspiring to sell
and deliver marijuana, possession of
223 grams of marijuana with the in
tent to manufacture, sell and deliver
the drug and delivery of 223 grams
of marijuana. The offenses are al
leged to have occurred Nov. 14 and
?David Stewart Hayes Jr., 27, of
Bluff Road, Lcland, on a charge of
conspiring with Hasty and another
man to sell and deliver marijuana
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