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What 100 Tourists
A Day Mean To The
South Brunswick Islands
BY BILL DEARMAN, EXECUTIVE VICE-PRESIDENT
South Brunswick Islands Chamber Of Commerce
As wc tvgin the summer season, I know that in certain areas of influ
ence, the idea of thousands of visitors is less than,
let's say, a pleasant thought. Traffic will begin to in
crease, the stores?especially the grocery stores?
will be impossible to shop at on certain days, and all
these people will be acting like they have nothing to
do but stay up late at night and lie on the beach all
Our quiet beaches, where just weeks ago you
could walk for miles and sec only a handful of faces,
arc now filled with people. The smell of suntan lo
tion Tills the air, and people determined to get that
perfect tan in record time seem to be everywhere. DEARMAN
Children of every age and every description appear to be running in
every direction all at once.
While it is true that the solitude of the area has disappeared for the
summer, its disappearance means the appearance of our annual economic
booster shot. During the summer season millions of dollars are injected
into the local economy, and wc depend on these dollars to ensure our
economic well being.
Let us consider the economic impact of 100 tourists per day to our
area. For every 100 tourists per day, personal income will increase by
over $750,000, retail sales will amount to SI,120,000, seven more retail
outlets will be successful, and 111 new industry-related jobs will be cre
When these figures are compared with what 100 new manufacturing
jobs means, the real value of tlx: tourist dollar becomes very clear. One
hundred new manufacturing jobs means personal income increases by
$410,000, retail sales increase by S331.000, three more retail outlets, and
65 new industry-related jobs.
Tourism dollars, just as manufacturing dollars, create economic pros
perity. Also, areas that arc attractive to tourists are also attractive to man
ufacturers. because of the quality of life resort areas offer.
Wc arc very fortunate to live in an area with great potential for the
future. As Brunswick County continues to grow and develop we will all
benefit. Tourism provides us an excellent base upon which to build a
bright future for all.
Free Summer Tutoring
Will Be Offered Across
A free summer tutoring program
for students in grades 2 through 12
begins Monday, June 21, and contin
ues through Aug. 6 at four locations
across Brunswick County.
"Jump Start," offered by the
Brunswick County Schools Jobs
Partnership Training Act (JTPA)
program aims to do just that: to give
students a head start when school
begins this fall by helping them re
tain over the summer the knowledge
and skills they have been taught.
The Brunswick County Summer
Youth Jump Start Program offers
four hours of free tutoring in reading
and math Mon. through Thurs., from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Shallotte Middle,
South Brunswick Middle, Bolivia
Elementary and Lincoln Primary
schools. Tutors will be students hired
by the Wilmington YWCA's summer
youth employment program.
Space is available to the first 25
students who register at each site.
Students must make a commit
ment to complete the seven-week
program and families must arrange
their own transportation. Lunch will
not be available, but snacks will be
Anyone interested in registering a
student at any of the four sistes is
asked to contact Anne Mitchell at
754-9282 or 457-5241.
Calls for 1992-93 were up 40
percent from the previous year for
Calabash Volunteer Medical Service
(EMS), newly-elected Chief Alan
Howarth reported at the annual gen
eral meeting of the board.
He said the squad responded to
671 calls with 2,428 service hours
and logged 22,765 miles.
Also, Kathy Morfit was elected
the 1993-94 president of the Cala
She was one of seven officers and
board members chosen. Others are
Sharon Lucas, vice president; Grace
Ratigan, treasurer, Maryn Hall, sec
retary; Frances Wrcnn and Tom
Lynch, two-year board members;
and Walter Dodge, one-year board
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Bells Will Be Ringing
Shallotte Middle School's two handbell groups performed during awards day June 7. Among the players art (from left) Jennifer Harrison,
Erica Sellers, Otis Brooks, Sonia Lorenzo, Sh-Rhonda Marlowe and Ronnie Fulford. Their director is Atheda Lusk-Watson. The ringers
perform frequently in the community.
Two new physicians arc now af
filiated with The Brunswick Hosp
ital at Supply, Chief Executive Offi
cer Earl Tamar announced Monday.
Dr. Ken L. Willcford began prac
tice May 24 as
[ the hospital's
first staff anes
Kirk R. Steptoc
will open his
practice in inter
next week at
WILLEFORD ceived a bache
lor of science in physics from
California Polytechnic State Univer
sity and his doctor of medicine de
gree from George Washington
University Medical Center, Wash
ington, D.C. He most recently serv
ed as staff anesthesiologist at Doct
ors Medical Center in Modesto,
Stcptoc comcs to the area from
He received his
bachelor of sci
ence at the Uni
versity of South
Carolina at Co
lumbia and his
doctor of medi
cine from the
sity of South
STEPTOE Carolina in
Charleston. He completed his intern
ship at Franklin Square Hospital
Center in Baltimore, Md? and his
residency at the Medical University
of South Carolina in Charleston.
Both Willeford and Stcptoc are
members of the American Medical
Association. Willeford also holds
membership in the American Soc
ogist, Internist Join Local Hospital Staff
icty of Anesthesiology and the pact on the community, and a liking
American League of Physicians, for the locai climate and lifestyle.
Steptoe is board certified and is a Stcptoc is a native of the Caro
member of the American Society of Unas and has vacationcd in Bruns
Intemal Medicine. wick County for several years, ob
Willeford and his wife, Carly, serving its growth all the while.
have a daughter, Breanna, 1. "I felt that this would be a great
He said he chosc to relocate to place to practice medicine and raise
Brunswick County bccausc the high my family," he said. "We arc very
demand for anesthesiology present- excited about coming here."
ed a "wonderful opportunity," citing He and his wife, Shclia, have a
a preference for a rural area where son. Drew, 4.
his services can have a greater im- According to Tamar, addition of
these doctors is a "progressive
move" for both the hospital and the
people of Brunswick County.
He said having a staff anesthesiol
ogist will enable the hospital, "to
significantly expand" surgical ser
vices, while Sleptoe will help meet
the high demand for internists in this
"We are extremely pleased to
have both physicians on board here
and we welcome them to this com
munity," said Tamar.
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