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JOE AND MOE Stanley (left and right) hand over the keys for two 1993 vehicles they delivered to Roy Hornady, lead instructor of auto
motive mechanics at Brunswick Community College Monday morning. The new F-150 pickup truck and a Crown Victoria sedan were do
nated by the hard Motor Company to he used in auto mechanics classes.
Donation Brings Auto Mechanics
Classes Into The High-Tech 90s
BY fcKIC CARLSON
Students at Brunswick Commun
ity College will be able to learn the
latest techniques for repairing to
day's computer controlled automo
biles thanks to a donation received
this week from the Ford Motor
Monday morning, Roy Hornaday,
lead instructor for school's automo
tive mechanics department, was
handed the keys to a new 1993 Ford
F-150 pickup truck and a 1993 Ford
Crown Victoria sedan for use in the
school's technical training programs.
The donation will give students a
chance to work with the latest in
computer diagnostic instruments
used for finding problems in mod
ern, computer-controlled engines.
"Students will certainly learn
more about Ford computerized en
gine controls and other engine prob
lem solving techniques by using
these vehicles as demonstrators in
class," Hornaday said.
By pulling parts off the cars and
replacing them with components
with known defects, Hornaday will
be able to present students with real
istic problems that they are likely to
encounter in the workplace. The
parts department at Jones Ford in
Shallotte has agreed to supply the
school with defective parts for use in
Hornaday praised Jones Ford ser
vice manager Gerald Whitley for as
sisting the school in coordinating the
donation. He also thanked Cleo
Underwood of Country Ford in Gra
ham "for putting us on the pipeline"
to obtain the vehicles from Ford.
"We were one of only a few hun
dred colleges and technical schools
nationwide given these vehicles at
no cost," Hornaday said.
Under the strict conditions of the
donation, all original parts must re
main with the vehicle and the de
partment must be willing to let an
inspector take inventory at any time.
In addition, the cars are not to be
registered or driven on public roads,
which posed a problem for the
school, since the truck and car were
located in Lakeland, Fla.
"We are grateful to Joe and Malis
ton Stanley of Joe & Moe's Auto
Services for transporting these vehi
cles to our collegc," Hornaday said.
Joe Stanley, who is a member of
the BCC Foundation Board, and his
brother donated their time and a tow
truck to bring the vehicles to
Hornaday noted (hat the donation
will allow BCC's program to keep
in step with the rapidly changing
technology of modern auto mechan
ics. Nowadays, when a new car is
brought to the shop, a diagnostic
computer analyzer is attached to
various automated components to
locate the source of the problem.
The new vehicles also will allow
students to work on the latest fuel
injected engines. The automobiles
currently in use at the school are
older models equipped with carbure
tors, he said.
The BCC automotive mechanics
curriculum uses class work and
hands-on shop training to give stu
dents the basic knowledge needed to
inspect, diagnose, repair and adjust
automotive vehicles. Courses cover
engine theory and rebuilding, elec
trical and computer systems, brakes,
chassis and suspension systems, ba
sic welding as well as applied math
Those who successfully complete
the one-year course are qualified for
employment as a general or tune-up
mechanic or as a specialist in auto
motive front ends, transmissions or
Classes at Brunswick Community
College begin Tuesday, Sept. 7.
Both Sides To 1
BY LYNN CARLSON
Sunset Beach and Calabash resi
dents on both sides of the sewer sys
tem issue were expected in Raleigh
Wednesday for a public hearing on
whether the towns' proposal should
receive funding priority.
The hearing, conducted by the
state Department of Environmental
Management (DEM) is to help offi
cials determine which North Caro
lina towns should receive low-inter
est state loans for wastewater system
Consultants employed by the
towns have presented documents
claiming the project is financially
feasible if it is built with a combina
tion of grants and loans, and that its
construction debt can be repaid
through user fees. They also argue
that the towns have pressing public
health and environmental needs
which would only be remedied by a
centralized sewer service.
Sunset Beach and Calabash are
seeking $7.5 million each to be re
paid at an interest rate of less than 3
percent. The towns are currently the
highest-ranked small, unsewered
communities on the state's priority
list ready to receive wastewater
They also are seeking 59 million
in federal Farmers Home Admini
stration (FmHA) grants and loans.
Sewer consultant Jim Billups said
recently the towns' ranking should
hold, "provided nothing at the public
hearing throws up a roadblock."
Leaders of the Sunset Beach Tax
payers Association say the road
should be blocked, that the engi
neers have not convinced them that
septic tanks are causing water quali
ty to deteriorate in their town.
Members of the SBTA board will
attend the Raleigh meeting, accord
ing to President Clete Waldmiller, to
say that "the proposal, as we sec it,
for wasterwater management will
encourage development and not im
prove the quality of estuarine wa
Waldmiller said SBTA treasurer
and mayoral candidate Minnie Hunt
will present data questioning the en
gineers' contention that the debt ser
vice on a sewer system can be re
paid with monthly user fees averag
ing $ 18 per household.
A third SBTA representative will
be John Watt, who sits on a sits on a
committee which has tried to enlist
SBTA's support for a combined
wastewater and stornvwmci manage
The Sunset Beach Citizens Advi
sory Committee on Wastewater ?
whose members, except for Watt,
have said they favor the sewer sys
tem proposal ? were to have met
with the SBTA directors Monday
night in an effort to try to head off
possible dissention in Raleigh.
However, the SBTA officers did not
attend because they did not under
stand the meeting was to be a dia
logue between the two groups.
"I received a notice of the meet
ing of the advisory board, but I
thought it was just to let me know
that they were meeting ? not to in
vite us to participate," Waldmiller
The groups met Aug. 25 to try to
reach middle ground on the sewer
issue. While advisory committee
chairman George Knott called it "a
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good meeting," where "we all decid
ed to get together arid act like
grown-ups and work together,"
Waldmiller said the SBTA leaders
were "absolutely not" sold on the
"I did not think the citizens' advi
sory board was as knowledgeable as
it should be about the issues,"
The one thing the two sides do
agree upon is the need for a storm
water management system. But
while the taxpayers argue that a
stormwater project alone might be
sufficient to clean up shellfish wa
ters, the town boards and advisory
committee say both systems are
needed to do the whole job.
The consultants take that a step
further ? they say Sunset Beach and
Calabash should join with other
towns and Brunswick County in a
combined regional wastewater and
stormwater project which would be
unique in coastal North Carolina.
Their efforts to secure $500,000 in
state funds to study the stormwater
component died with the 1993 N.C.
General Assembly session, but the
consultants say they are hopeful for
In the meantime, the consultants
propose to include SI million in the
planned upcoming sewer system ref
erendum to study the feasibility of a
pilot stormwater management sys
tem for the island of Sunset Beach
alone. Both towns are expected to
authorize referendums if favorable
news is received about sewer fund
ing from FmHA and DEM. The
votes could be scheduled as soon as
iaie November or eariv December.
New Procedure Announced
At Brunswick Recycling Sites
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The Brunswick County recycling
program has announced a change at
the county's five drop-off locations.
Beginning immediately, all recy
clables should be placed in labeled
18-gallon buckets or 90-gallon roll
out containers at the two county
convenience sites and the three
Waste Industries Inc. will be us
ing a multi-chambered recycling
truck to visit each site five days a
week and pick up recyclables. This
will allow the company to prevent
contamination and intermixing of re
The recycling centers accept alu
minum cans, newspapers and three
colors of glass. The public is asked
to place their recyclables into the ap
propriate, labeled containers.
Attendants will be on hand to offer
Convenience sites are located on
N.C. 904 and at the intersection of
N.C. 130 and Oxpen Road (SR
1140). The transfer stations are lo
cated in Leland on Chappell Loop
Road (SR 1524), in Southport on
N.C. 133/87 and near Ocean Isle
Beach on Hale Swamp Road (SR
For more information, contact
Mary McCarley, Brunswick County
recycling coordinator, at (919) 253
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