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BRUESTLE HEADS BRUNSWICK TFAM
County United Way Drive
Brunswick County's United Way
campaign gets under way Saturday
in conjunction with the regional
Cape Fear United Way kickoff cele
bration at Empie Park in Wilm
Prior to the 12:30 p.m. event, vol
unteers with area business and in
dustry will work together on "fix
up" projects at several United Way
agencies. A team from DuPont's
Cape Fear Plant will be sprucing up
Hope Harbor Home at Bolivia and a
team from New Hanover Regional
Medical Center will tackle several
jobs at Camp Pretty Pond, a regional
Girl Scout residential camping facil
ity, at Boiling Spring Lakes.
Brad Bruestle. an office executive
I! at United Car
olina Bank's Ice
land branch, is
to focus a little
more on direct
contact this year
BRUESTLE County," he said
in a telephone interview last week.
"We'rt going to be aggressively
seeking support from the communi
ties we serve."
The local campaign goal is
$5(),(XX) this year, up from $46,3(H)
raised in pledges and donations last
Bruestle said he is "comfortable"
with that goal and looking forward
to helping move Brunswick County
to a self-supporting position within
the United Way campaign structure.
At present, more United Way funds
flow into the county through agency
services than United Way raises
each year here through its united
"Our aim is to create increased
awareness of the agencies receiving
United Way funds here and develop
ing more of a rapport with the com
munity so we can become self-suffi
cient," said Bruestle.
The county campaign structure
has been reorganized for greater ef
ficiency, with leaders recruited for
five geographic divisions: Each in
turn has recruited five other cam
paign workers, with additional vol
unteers welcome to call the team
leaders: Lionel Todd, Holden Beach
-Supply, 842-4701; Tom Cluchey.
Shallotte. 754-4301; Sabrina Step
hens, Ocean Isle Beach, Sunset
Beach. Calabash. 579-7098; Victor
Pearsall, north Brunswick. 371
6546; and Albert Elrod. Southport
Oak Island-Boiling Spring Lakes,
Cape Fear Area United Way
serves residents of Brunswick. New
Hanover and Pender counties. Last
year, one in three people in those
three CP'- .ies received help through
United Way funded agencies.
Agency services funded by
United Way in 1993 are as follows;
?Hope Harbor Home Inc., Supply,
shelter and advocacy for victims of
?Brunswick County Literacy Coun
cil, Supply, one-on-one tutoring to
improve basic reading and writing
?Girl Scout Council of Coastal Car
olina, Inc., Goldsboro, character
building and leadership develop
ment for girls, and operates Camp
Pretty Pond in Brunswick County;
?Brunswick County Volunteer &
Information Center, Inc., Supply,
emergency information and referral
assistance for county residents;
?Boy Scouts of America, Cape Fear
Council, Wilmington, character de
velopment, citizenship training and
physical fitness in young people;
?American Red Cross, Cape Fear
Chapter, Wilmington, disaster relief,
blood service, service to military
families and health and safety pro
?Brigade Boys Club. Inc., promotes
health, social, educational, vocation
al and character development in
?The Salvation Army, Wilmington,
emergency shelter and assistance for
?Lower Cape Fear Hospice, Inc.,
Wilmington and Shallotte. care and
support for terminally ill patients
and their families;
?Stepping Stone Manor/Pathway
House, Wilmington, rehabilitation
for problem drinkers and other sub
?Wilmington Family YMCA. Wil
mington. swim program for individ
uals with handicaps and after school
?YWCA of Wilmington, programs
addressing women's issues, racial
justice and youth development;
?Girls Incorporated of Wilmington,
builds girls' capacity for responsible
and confident adulthood;
?Family Services of the Lower
Cape Fear Inc., Wilmington, family
counseling, credit counseling, after
school enrichment. Travelers Aid
and Big Buddy programs;
?Flderhaus Inc., Wilmington, struc
tured daytime supervision for the
?Keys to Industrial Training &
Services Inc., Wilmington, training
and employment of people with
physical, mental or multiple disabili
ties; Senior Citizen Services of
Pender Inc., Burgaw, services for the
elderly, including transportation and
"meals on wheels";
?Domestic Violence Shelter & Ser
vices Inc., Wilmington, emergency
support for victims and survivors of
?Child Development Center. Inc.,
Wilmington, educational programs
for young children with develop
?Cape Fear Substance Abuse Cen
ter Inc., out-patient treatment for
substance abuse, rape crisis counsel
ing, telephone crisis line and emer
gency youth shelter;
?Community Boys' Club, Wilm
ington and Southport. assists young
people in developing info productive
?C ape Fear Literacy Council,
Wilmington, one-on-one tutoring for
functionally illiterate adults.
United Way also provides infor
mational and referral services and
runs the senior AIDES program, of
fering job counseling and training
for senior citizens in the three-coun
Vdrnamtown Boat Ramp On Hold
BY DOUG RUTTER
Varnamtown officials are wailing
for state decisions on ownership and
funding issues before moving ahead
with plans to repair the community
boat ramp on Lockwood Folly Riv
Mayor Judy Galloway said the
town expects a state ruling shortly
on whether tne ramp property is
public or private and if the state is
willing to help pay for construction
of a new concrete ramp.
"We're just on hold for a while,"
Galloway said Tuesday. "1 think
we'll get everything worked out be
fore too much longer."
At Monday night's town meeting,
aldermen discussed the ramp project
briefly with Blondell Robinson, who
owns a fish house next to the ramp
and says he also owns part of the
Galloway said the state is re
searching who owns the property,
located at the end of Fisherman
Robinson said Monday he sup
ports the project, but would like to
see the town build the new ramp on
one side of the landing and leave the
other side as it is so fishermen can
unload oysters and clams from their
Robinson said putting the ramp in
the middle of the landing would
leave a useless strip on each side.
"As long as I have that land there
I'm going to look out for the work
ing man," he said.
Alderman Ada McDonald agreed
with Robinson's proposal. "It needs
to be to one side. I agree with that. It
would leave more area for loading
and unloading," she said.
Galloway said town officials
haven't decided where the new ramp
will be located. "The board will take
all that into consideration when it
decides what to do and where to put
it," she said.
"I don't think the board is going
to do anything else until the state
makes a decision," Galloway added.
"Nothing's going to be done until
we hear from the state."
After months of debate, town offi
cials decided last month to rebuild
the existing ramp because it's in bad
condition and causes damage to
boats. Many residents use the ramp
to launch their fishing boats.
Town officials have worked out a
verbal agreement with Nicky and
Jackie Varnam to lease a parking
area near Garland's Seafood House.
A formal contract won't be signed
until the town hires a contractor to
build the new ramp.
Varnamtown has received a per
mit to build a ramp measuring 16
feet wide and 72 feet long. The state
also will allow the town to build an
83-foot pier and floating dock as
part of the project.
Galloway said the town won't
know the cost of the ramp until bids
are received. Town officials hope
N.C. Wildlife Resources Commis
sion will help pay for some or all of
STAFF PHOTO BY tKIC CARLSON
MEDICAL TECHNICIANS from Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad help the occupants of a car that
was hit hy a tractor-trailcr truck at the intersection of N.C. 211 and US. 17 in Supply Friday after
noon. The female driver and a male passenger sustained minor injuries in the wreck. A spokesperson
at the N.C. Highway Patrol office in Wilmington said she did not have a report of the incident.
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Varnamtown residents who have
n't registered to vote in the Nov. 2
municipal election may do so
Saturday, Oct. 2, from 1 p.m. until 3
p.m. at the town hall.
Registrar Marlcne Varnam will he
at the town hall to register voters.
Residents also can register at her
home any time prior to the Oct. 11
Commercial fishermen and other
people who expect to he out of town
on election day will he ahle to vote
hy absentee ballot this year.
Voters may call the Brunswick
County Board of Elections Office
after Oct. 2 to have a ballot mailed
to their home. Absentee ballots must
be returned to the elections office by
Town Clerk Luellen Norris re
ported Monday that two people have
paid overdue taxes since receiving
letters from the town attorney. Var
namtown now has 571,995 in the
Ocean Isle Man
Killed In Collision
A local electrical contractor was
killed Monday night at the
Grissettown intersection of U.S. 17
and N.C. 904 when he drove into the
path of a logging truck on U.S. 17.
Richard Channing Joyner Sr., 42,
of Salt Marsh Circle, Ocean Isle
Beach, was traveling south on N.C.
904 at about 10:20 p.m. when he
failed to stop at the intersection. His
1983 Chevrolet Blazer entered the
highway directly in the path of a
i982 International tractor-trailer op
erated by Ronald Lamar Holden, 33,
of Old Ferry Road, Supply, accord
ing to N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper
The truck slammed into the door
of Joyner 's Blazer, then both vehi
cles traveled another 191 feet down
the road. The tractor-trailer contin
ued alone another 800 feet, spewing
diesel fuel in the roadway.
The Blazer was a total loss, while
damage to the tractor-trailer was es
timated at $4,000.
Ward said neither driver was
wearing a seat belt and that no alco
hol was involved.
No charges have been filed.
In January 1992 four Albemarle
residents were killed in the same in
tersection when the vehicle in which
they were riding pulled onto U.S. 17
into the path of an oncoming dump
Shallotte Health Foods
We have a wide variety of health foods and health
and beauty aids. Special orders on a weekly basis.
?minerals -carrot chips
?flax seed *blue chips
?herb teas *veggie pockets
?candy "tortilla chips
?dried fruits 'juices
?fruit spreads -brown rice
?fruit bars -pilaf
Open Monday-Friday 9:30-5:30, Saturday 10-1
Come by for weekly specials
?rice dream milk
?rice dream ice
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STAFF PHOTO BY EWC CARLSON
New Zoning Administrator
Wade Home looks over the new ordinance he will enforce as
Brunsw ick County 's first zoning administrator. A native of Mays
ville and a graduate of Appalachian State University, Home joins
the county staff after sening six years as town administrator of
Emerald Isle and four years as a private planning and development
consultant. Home began work in the county planning department
Monday at an annual salary of $28,403.
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