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Pace Of Filing
Twenty-lour more candidates
filed for office this past week as to
day's (Thursday's) noon deadline
loomed, with more local races shap
ing up across Brunswick County.
Former Sunset Beach council
member Minnie K. Hunt has filed
for mayor, opposing incumbent Ma
son Barber, and Paul E. (Ed) Hughes
has filed for town council.
At Calabash Mayor Douglas
Simmons is tossing his hat into the
ring for another term, taking on
Roger Williams has filed for com
missioner at Holdcn Beach, and
Planning Board member Ken Proc
tor has filed for commissioner at
Ocean Isle Beach.
As of Tuesday, according to the
Brunswick County Board of Elec
tions, candidates had filed for office
in all but one town, Shallottc, where
two aldermen's scats and the may
or's scat arc up for election.
"It's happening this week,"
Mayor Sarah Tripp said when asked
Tuesday about the lack of candi
dates. "They'll be coming in." Tripp
said she plans to file for re-election.
Two candidates have also filed for
scats on the governing hoard of
Northwest, Brunswick County's
newest town. They arc Jay Robinson
and Elsie Jane Peterson
In Bolivia, Mayor Ina Mac Mint/,
and the full board of aldermen ?
Guy H. Wcscott, Ella Jane Willctts
Wcscou, Sarah Knox and Alice
Lcsh ? have filed for rc-clcction.
Milton (Mike) Garner, Robert
Cowan, Robert B. Cruse and
Charles Bailey have filed for elec
tion to the Sandy Creek council,
along with incumbcnts Donald C.
Minnis and Carolyn A. Hamilton.
Mayor Ernest Grainger has also
filed for re-election. The lown coun
cil members previously elected the
mayor from among their number,
but now the mayor is elected in his
or her own right.
Also filing during the past week
are these candidates: Linda Vcrecn,
commissioner, Yaupon Beach; in
cumbent Betty J. Sutton, council,
Belvillc; incumbent James (Jim)
Brown, Ward I alderman, Southpori;
Eigic Jones, Leland Sanitary Dis
trict; incumbent James W. (Bubba)
Smith, Southeast Brunswick Sani
Previously filing as candidates arc
Calabash: George Anderson,
mayor; Alvin L. Lcisey and Theo
dora "Teddy" Alimctcr, District 2
Sunset Beach: incumbent Mason
Barber, mayor; Herb Klinkcr, Thcr
csc Regan and incumbcnis Edward
M. Gore Sr., D.G. "Bud" Scrantom
and Julia Thomas, council.
Ocean Isle Beach: incumbent
Betty Williamson, mayor; incum
bents Bill Benton and Terry Barbcc.
Holden Beach: incumbent Wally
Auslcy, mayor; Nash Greene, Larry
Vogt and incumbent Sid Swans,
Varnamtown: incumbent Judy
Galloway, mayor; Chris Lancaster,
Charles McDonald and incumbents
George Ennis Swain and Ada
Boiling Spring Lakes: incum
bent Mark Stewart, mayor; Ray
mond Hicks, commissioner.
Southport: incumbent Norman
Holden, mayor; Leonard H. Moore
and Phil Joyner, Ward II; and in
cumbent William Crowe, Ward I.
Long Beach: Rupert Riley,
Ahead For Sunset Beach
BY LYNN CARLSON
Some people registered to vote in
Sunset Beach may soon face a chal
lenge of their right to do so. Town
Administrator Linda Fleugel told the
town council Monday night.
The topic came up as council be
gan discussion of requests that it
make absentee voting possible for
the first time at Sunset Beach.
"I've been contacted by a citizen
who told me he plans to challenge a
number of listed voters." Fleugel
said. "If that happens, it's going to
be embarrassing. Maybe you should
not act so quickly (on absentee vot
ing). This man is serious; he has the
paperwork drawn up."
Fleugel did not name the prospec
Town Attorney Michael Iscnbcrg
agreed to meet with Brunswick
County Elections Supervisor Lynda
Brut to get more information about
selling up ihc absentee balloting
procedure and establishing guide
lines for voter eligibility.
"It's pretty nebulous," the attor
ney told council. "It's where you in
tend your permanent residence to be.
Just owning property here isn't
Fleugcl said such indicators as
place of vehicle registration, bank
accounts and church membership
arc sometimes used to prove eligi
bility to vole in a town.
Citizens Joe Bramble and Kathy
Kakos said they believe absentee
ballots should te available for the
upcoming town election.
Bramble said, "My wife and I will
be out of town. The local election is
more important to us than a national
Kakos said she hopes the threat
cncd challenge of some voters "will
not keep you from giving us full
voting privileges," adding that many
Sunset Beach voters probably don't
realize that absentee ballots are not
currently an option.
Council agreed to Mayor Mason
Barber's suggestion that it consider
dividing the town into voting dis
tricts in the future. "We're growing;
we need to look at it so we can as
sure that all areas have equal repre
N.C. Department of Trans
portation equipment clocked 81,147
cars crossing the Sunset Beach
bridge on the first 11 days of July,
Barber reported. The mayor asked
DOT to conduct the traffic counts,
which took place during June and
July. Peak daily traffic occurred July
3, when cars crossed the one-lane
pontoon bridge 8,943 times.
A Raleigh engineering firm is
conducting an environmental impact
study to determine the consequences
of replacing the bridge with a high
rise fixed span or a different type of
In other business, council:
?learned that representatives
from Sunset Beach will meet with
Town of Shallotte officials and
Atlantic Telephone's cable division
to discuss improvement of service.
The meeting will take place Sept. 7
at 7:30 in the Shallotte Town Hall
and will be open to the public.
?reappointed Channing Coppagc
to a term on the planning board.
?delayed action on suggestions
that unattended volleyball nets and
other equipment be banned from the
beach strand and that portable toilets
be provided near the town gazebo
during the tourist season.
Shallotte To Allow
County Water In Brierwood
BY DOUG RUTTER
Shallouc officials have agreed to
let the county provide water service
in the unincorporated section of
Brierwood Estates, where some resi
dents arc thirsting for public water.
Aldermen made the decision
Tuesday night after hearing from a
property owner in the area and a
representative of the development
company who said the owners can't
justify the expense of extending wa
Chris Lane, an official with
Brierwood Builders, said the devel
opers would welcome county ser
vice in the "old section" of the sub
division. Some people in the neigh
borhood need water, and others need
Lane said the company can't af
ford to run 22,i2i feet of water and
sewer lines to the area, which would
cost about S265.000. The cost would
be SI 77 ,000 to run water lines only.
"We can't even comprehend that.
Wc don't hsvc thsi kind of property
to spread that cost out to have any
help recouping it," Lane said. "We
as the developer don't see any way
we can swallow this cost."
Lane said the corporation still
owns 28 of the 201 lots in the old
Equal to taxable yield of
8.57% for NC resident
North Carolina Municipal
Bonds are exempt from
Federal, state and local taxes.
You keep 100% of what you
earn ? and that's what
Frank I). Voli
Memo* New tort Siorfc tictunge and SCC
102 S. Second Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
?Rale expressed as yield to maturity as of 8/2/93
Market coodt toons may affect prices, yields Subject to
availability and earfy call for redemption AMT mey
apply Assumes 31% Federal and 7% State tax
part of Bricrwood, which is outside
the town limits. But the company
can't raise the price of the remaining
lots enough to cover the cost of wa
As an alternative, Scott Taylor of
Shallotte Point suggested the town
board grant Brunswick County per
mission to provide water scrvicc to
the area. Taylor owns property in the
old portion of Bricrwood.
Based on recent conversations
with Brunswick County Utilities
Director Jerry Webb, Taylor said the
county is willing to serve the area
with the town board's permission.
"Everyone in the ETJ (extraterri
tonal jurisdiction) around us already
has county water," Taylor told the
board, which was considering pro
viding town water to the area.
Taylor indicated that Webb told
him the old part of Bricrwood could
be included in a county Special
Assessment District (SAD) in the
Shallottc Point area and water could
be provided soon.
"If the county will extend the
SAD that may be the easy way out,"
said Finlcy Boney, consulting engi
neer for the Shallottc water and sew
However, Lane said following
Tuesday night's meeting that he un
derstood county water service
couldn't be provided for three or
Shallotte officials are trying to
come up with a policy on providing
water to the . xtraterritorial jurisdic
tion, a spcciLi zoning district that
extends about one mile from the
"This won't be the last time this
will come up," Boncy said. "A poli
cy is needed." Aldermen David
Gausc and Paul Wayne Reeves were
absent Tuesday night.
In other business, aldermen reap
pointed Carson Durham as chairman
of the town planning board through
Child Passenger Injured In Two-Vehicle Accident
A teenager was seriously injured
Wednesday, July 28, in a two-car ac
cident that occurred at 8:30 p.m. 3.2
miles northeast of Shallotte at the in
tersection of Shell Point Road (S.R
1132) and Gray Bridge Road (S.R.
1134), according to the N.C.
Highway Patrol office in
Virginia Brantley Robertson, 78,
of Shallotte, was charged with a
yield violation by Trooper D.B.
Driving a 1989 Dodge,
Robertson was traveling east on
Shell Point Road. She pulled out in
to the path of a 1984 Ford truck
headed south on Gray Bridge Road
and driven by James Clifford Long,
3 1 , of Route 3, Shallotte.
After Long's truck struck the
Dodge, both vehicles ran off the
roadway. Neither driver was injured.
However, one of two passengers in
Robertson's car, 13-year-old Jody
Robertson of Raleigh, was taken to
Dosher Hospital with serious, non
Damages were estimated at S500
to the truck and SI, 000 to the
Both drivers were transported to
Dosher Hospital in Southport with
complaints of minor injuries follow
ing a two-car accident Friday, July
The accident happened 3:30
p.m. on N.C. 130 one mile west of
Sheila Holden McKinney, 20, of
Shallotte was traveling cast on N.C.
130 in a 1988 Honda when, accord
ing to Trooper J.H. Kerr's report,
she failed to reduce speed and struck
struck a 1988 Chevrolet in the rear.
Driver Julie Hamilton Lec, 19, of
Ocean Isle Beach, had stopped for a
Damage to the Honda was esti
mated at S3, 000 and to the
McKinney was charged with
failure to reduce speed.
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Johnny Vcrcen and incumbcnt Jcxin
Altman, mayor; Francos Allen.
Dave Drummond, Timothy L. Jones,
and incumbents Danny Leonard and
Jeffrie Ensmingcr, commissioner.
Yaupon Beach: Jackie Slockett,
Caswell Beach: Robert Charles
Spake and incumbents William A.
Boyd Jr. and Robert (Bob) Terry,
South Brunswick Sanitary Dis
trict: incumbcnt Ginger Canady.
Dosher Board of Trustees: in
cumbents Bill Kirby and C. William
Sandy Creek: Franklin D.
Squires and Danny Canady, council.
Belville: incumbcnt Kenneth D.
Mcsscr Sr., mayor.
Leland: incumbent S.L.. Doty and
Franky Thomas, mayor, Jimmy
Cooke, Donald T. Sellers, Fred P.
Seltzer III anu incumbents Sadie
Richburg and Lucille Blake, council.
Leland Sanitary District: Joe
Gaincy and incumbents Edison
Moore and Julius Adams.
Navassa: incumbcnt Louis "Bob
by" Brown, mayor.
Candidates have until noon Aug.
6 to file for office. The filing fee is
S5. The deadline to register to vote
in the Nov. 2 elections is Oct. 1 1 .
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