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State Consultant: No
Workplace Health Hazards
At Lincoln School
BY SUSAN USHER
A stale occupational health con
sultant found no health hazards at
Lincoln Primary School during a
May 28 survey, but his recommen
dations for maintaining fresh air
flow include slopping teachers and
others from adjusting thermostats
and scaling vents.
"We determined that it was com
mon practice for teachers and other
staff to adjust thermostats and block
oil supply grills in their areas,"
Michael S. Moshcr said in his June 4
"Some like it warm, some like it
chilly," William Turner, assistant su
perintendent for auxiliary services,
told the Brunswick County Board of
Education Monday night. "He said
that when teachers tape up the air re
turn vents in their room it cuts off
air in other classes as well.
"It's going to be up to the faculty
and administration not to make ad
justments because they affect oth
Moshcr, health consultant super
visor with the N.C. Department of
Labor said settings should be
changed only by the maintenance
staff. He said if drafts arc a problem,
inexpensive dcflectors could be
He camc to Lincoln at the school
system's request to evaluate the pos
sibility of "sick building syndrome"
following continuing complaints
from teachers and others at the
school about poor air quality and al
Moshcr recommended Lincoln
continue plans to modify media cen
ter ventilation to allow entry of fresh
air, open the fresh air damper to the
office area and adjust fresh air sup
ply rates to various spaces as needed
to make dilute carbon dioxide levels
accumulated by people breathing.
He suggested leaving fans on any
time the building is occupied rather
than allowing them to shut on and off
as occurs when the system is set on
automatic. Otherwise, rooms can be
come noticeably stuffy because of
unacceptable carbon dioxide build
As a result of a complaint filed by
a Lincoln teacher, a second report is
due, this one from the compliance
office of the labor department's
Occupational Safety & Health
An indoor air quality survey con
ducted last fall by the N.C. Depart
ment of Environment, Health and
Natural Resources also found no
health hazards, but identified a lack
of fresh air ventilation and biologi
cal contaminants such as dust mites
and fungi that could aggravate aller
Since then the school system has
cleaned and upgraded air handling
equipment, stopped using an ozone
generator, repaired leaks and re
moved water-damaged materials,
and worked with the housekeeping
staff in an effort to improve general
cleanliness of the school. It is work
ing with a consultant from N.C.
A&T University to identify factors
that contribute to the school's indoor
air quality problem. Among other
changes, that consultant has recom
mended replacing the media ccntcr
carpet with tile flooring.
School Calendar Amended
Board members revised the 1993
94 school calendar, but students will
still report Aug. 30 and finish June
10. Three teacher workdays were
shifted from the end of the school
year to the start, and high schools
will choose between June 11 or 12
"I claim defeat," said Polly Russ,
who had sought additional changcs.
"At least we listened to the teachers'
concerns; that's what we promised
to do." The board plans to begin
work earlier on the 1994-95 calen
The board accepted resignations
from Christy Bridges, West Bruns
wick High biology teacher; John
Allen, North Brunswick High sci
ence teacher; Carlie Luck, North
Brunswick math teacher; and Eliza
beth Erickson, West Brunswick
English teacher. The board also re
ceived a letter from Dean Peterson
of Leland turning down the offer of
the principalship at Waccamaw
It accepted the retirement of Le
land Middle School teacher Robert
Allen, granted medical leave to
Union Elementary teacher Selena
Gore and hired Bonnie Stanley as an
interim elementary teacher at Union.
In other business the board:
?Met behind closcd doors for IK
hours to discuss personnel and attor
?Reappointed Lewis Stanley of
Shallotte to the Brunswick Comm
unity College Board of Trustees.
?Approved, on second reading, (1)
a new codc of student conduct poli
cy and (2) a resolution for student
improvement that requires Feb. 1
submittal of individual school
achievement plans for board review
Community Patrons Need
New BCC Library Cards
New photo idcntification/iibrary cards are now being issued to all pa
irons by the Brunswick Community College Library, which has recently
begun using a computerized system for checking out materials.
Anyone borrowing books from the BCC Library will need one of the
new cards. Permanent residents of Brunswick County age 16 and older
may borrow books from the library.
ID canis can be obtained at the following dates and times:
?Thursday, June 17, noon-5 p.m.;
?Monday, June 21, noon-7 p.m.;
?Thursday, June 24, noon-5 p.m.;
?Thursday, July 1, noon-7 pjn.;
?Wednesday, July 14, noon-5 p.m.;
?Thursday, July 22, noon-7 p.m.;
?Wednesday, July 28, noon-5 p.m.
A patron will be asked to provide proof of identity, such as a North
Carolina driver's license, fill out an application and pay a S2 fee to cover
the cost of the card issued.
Hickman Hired At Holden
Russell Hickman of Shallotte will "He had about everything we
begin work Monday morning as were looking for," Parker said. "His
public works superintendent for the references checked out. They liked
Town of Holden Beach. him where he worked."
Town Manager Gary Parker said Hickman will fill a position that
Hickman has worked as a foreman has been vacant for more than six
for MAC Construction of Shallotte weeks.
since 1989. He previously worked Former public works superintcn
for W.E. Blackmon Construction dent Jim Holt and public works em
Company of Leland. ploycc David Hair resigned on May
"He has a lot of knowledge about 4 after the town manager suspended
street work, which is important for both men without pay on April 23.
the town," Parker said. Hickman also Tommy Price of Shallotte has
has experience with water and sewer been hired in the laborer's position,
lines and operating heavy equipment. Parker said.
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Scout Camp Reopens
More than 400 girls and adults
celebrated June 6 when a ribbon was
cut June 6 to mark the re-opening of
Camp Pretty Pond at Boiling Spring
The event signified completion of
the first phase of an SI.8 million re
development of the facility as a
modern sports facility and residen
It will serve the 10,000 Girl
Scouts in the 25 eastern counties
that comprise Girl Scout Council of
Coastal Carolina, Inc.
Phase I included addition of a
swimming pool and bath house, a
new ranger's residence, athletic
fields, archery area, tennis courts
and basketball courts. It also has
seen the renovation of existing cab
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new water system and waste treat
A 6-foot-widc path throughout
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Troop camping will be available to
all girls on a year-round basis.
From the Beacon staff
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?Awarded the 1993-94 bid for dri
ver's education road training to
Diamond's Driving School, Fayct
tcvillc, the current provider, at S137
per student. Other bidders were
Boonville Driving School, Boon
ville, SI45, and Moore Driving
School, Wintcrville, S140.
?Approved 1993-94 regular meet
ings, starting at 6:30 p.m.: July 12,
central officc; Aug. 9, central office;
Sept. 13, Southport Elementary;
Oct. 11, Waccamaw Elementary;
Nov. 8, ccntral office; Dec. 13,
Leland Middle; Jan. 10, Shallotte
Middle; Feb. 14, ccntral officc;
March 14, Bolivia Elementary; Ap
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Elementary; and June 13, ceniral of
?Called a special meeting 6:30 p.m.
Monday, June 21, at the central of
fice in Southport to continue discus
sion of personnel and budget mat
ters, particularly as they relate to an
earlier plan to reorganize adminis
No Wreck Report
No report was available this week
by the N.C. Highway Patrol office in
Wilmington on highway accidents
that occurred in Brunswick County
The report will resume next week.
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