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The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, September 30, 1993, Page PAGE 8-A, Image 8

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EFFECTIVE OCT 9 New Landfill Rules Require Haulers To Sort Trash BY ERIC C ARLSON Trash is trash. Right? Not anymore. Under strict new regulations that go into effect Octi anyone who hauls building materials and construction waste to the county landfill will be required to sort their loads and separate items for differ ent types of disposal. Also beginning next month, coun ty solid-waste personnel will be making random spot checks of vehi cles taking materials to the landfill to make sure that haulers are com plying w ith the new rules. "I realize that this is going to put an additional burden on some peo ple. especially building contractors." said county recycling coordinator Mary McCarley. "But ihey have to realize that this is not just something BtuiiNNvick County decided to do on its own. It's being mandated by the federal government and enforced throughout the state." In an effort to get the word out to the construction industry, McCarley has distributed packets of informa tion to the two local home builders associations and made them avail able at area building inspection of fices and lumber yards. The memo informs builders that they should either separate loads of construction waste before coming to the landfill or have the ability to sort the load before dumping. Whenever possible. McCarley urges builders to recycle their usable construction materials by donating them to local non-profit organiza tions. Among the agencies that ac cept such items are Helping Hands in Brunswick County (253-4301); the Volunteer Information Center (754-4766); Hope Harbor Home (754-5726); Habitat for Humanity (919-762-4744); Goodwill Industries (9 19-79 1-2784); and the Salvation Army (919-791-2764). Beginning Oct. 9, all waste prod ucts brought to the landfill will have to be sorted into four categories: municipal solid waste and house hold trash; metals and white goods; yard waste and untreated wood; and tires. Sheet rock, wall paper, carpet, linoleum, plaster, caulking, insula tion. painted or treated wood, tar pa per. shingles, vinyl siding, plywood and particle hoard can he accepted at the county transfer stations or land fill for hurial. Large quantities of these items can often he recycled for improvement projects. McCarley said. Block, hrick. gravel, stone, clean dirt, cement, asphalt and rock will be accepted at the landfill after checking with the foreman for the designated disposal site. These ma terials also can he used as beneficial fill or recycled at Wilmington Sand and Gravel off Highway 421 free of charge, McCarley said. County Cable Customers Won't Lose Networks BY MAKJORIE MEGIVERN The good news is that there will "probably" be no networks dropped by Atlantic or Vision cable companies after October 6. The bad news is that after another year, the financial conse quences of negotiations between these compa nies and the broadcasters will be felt in customer wallets. This is the partial outcome of the 1992 Cable Act passed by Congress last year, an act that af fects cable customers in many ways, including rate increases and program choices. The act has given broadcasters new power over cable com panies. resulting in an ultimatum for agreements to be reached by Oct. 6. William Greene, president of Vision Cable, said Monday, after six weeks of negotiation. "There doesn't appear to be a necessity for drop ping any of our affiliates. WBTW. a CBS station in Florence could tell us we can't carry them, but we have another CBS affiliate in WUNJ." In ad dition to these CBS stations. Vision Cable car ries two ABC stations. WWAY and WTVD. and the NBC affiliate WECT. Likewise. Russell Price of Atlantic Cable held out only one possibility of a loss. "We are in the final stages of negotiating a re-transmission agreement with WJKA." he said, "but I think that it. along with the other two, will be retained. We have a must-carry' with WECl". and a re transmission consent agreement has already been reached with WWAY." he went on. Price explained the two options open to broadcasters. "If they want to be carried on ca ble. they can choose a 'must-carry" option and the cable company is then required to cairy them. The other option is a re-transmission con sent. by which the cable company must pay the broadcaster in return for permission to carry a station." If there is no agreement between a particular broadcast station and cable company by Oct. 6. that cable network would be dropped. Price called the law and its consequences, "a win-win situation for broadcasters, a no-win for cable and a lose-lose for customers. "He said Congress has mandated a one-year postpone ment of any rate increases by cable companies, but in 1994 that's what will happen. "Costs al ways get passed down to the consumer." he said. "I don't see how Congress can see fit to charge cable companies for doing what any individual in the country can do by just getting a pair of rabbit ears." There are more than 1 1 ,(KH) cable companies in the United States, serving more than 57 mil lion households with varying offerings and rates. The law, then, will affect different systems in different ways, changing rates, charges for ser vices. stations offered and channel assignments. I ? I BUCKLE UP OR PAY LJP 'Click It Or Ticket' Campaign Starts Monday BY DOUG RIITTER As police chief in a town where fender-ben ders are a way of life. Shallotte's Rodney Gause has seen enough evidence to convince him of the value of wearing seat belts. "I've seen people driving right here in town going no more than 4() miles an hour," he said. "The people in front of them will hit their brakes all of a sudden, and then they'll hit the windshield 'cause they weren't buckled up." Gause 's department is one of hundreds that will take part in the statewide "Click It Or Ticket" seat belt campaign that begins next Monday. Every law enforcement agency in Brunswick County will participate. Officers will be setting up check stations and issuing tickets to people who are not wearing seat belts or using child restraints. The campaign will run from Oct. 4-24 and again from Nov. 8-18. "There will be no warnings issued during this period," said Sgt. Anthony Midgett of the N.C. Highway Patrol. "If you are seen driving without a seat belt, you will get a citation." A 1986 state law requires drivers and front seat passengers to wear seat belts. Belts also are required for rear-seat passengers age 6 and under. Any child age 3 and under must be in a child re straint seat. The Governor's Highway Safety Initiative last week began a comprehensive public relations campaign to inform people about the impending crackdown. "I want to warn people and let them know af ter Oct. 4 we are going to enforce the seat belt law," Gause said last week "it's going to be click it or ticket, buckle up or pay up." Anyone caught breaking the law win receive a $25 ticket. "We don't want to see anybody get a ticket. We just want to see people wearing their seat belts," Gause said. Midgett said the Highway Patrol will have "saturation patrols" set up throughout the county where officers will gather in certain areas to look for violators. "We might go to Ash one morning and spend the afternoon in Calabash," Midgett said Tuesday. "I'm a believer in seat belts." he added. "I think they work. I can't remember any accident where the injuries were made worse by wearing a seat belt." Chief Gause agrees. "! wouldn't even think about getting in a car without wearing a seat belt. It's a proven fact that they do prevent injuries and save lives." Gause said a Shallotte Police Department sur vey conducted Sept. 5 indicated that only 30.5 per cent (61 of 200) of the motorists on Main Street and Holden Beach Road were wearing seat belts. "I know if we started today we would write a lot of tickets," the chief said. "My goal is to get 90 percent of the people in the Shallotte area to buckle up. at least 90 percent." A 1992 Sunset Beach program, funded by a N.C. Department of Crime Control and Public Safety grant, raised the percentage of motorists wearing seat belts in that town from 50 to 92 per cent. said Police Chief J.B. Buell ? the highest rate in the state. "We did it, so we know it can be done." Buell said. Besides reducing the risk of injury and saving lives, state officials say people who don't wear seat belts account for millions of dollars in emer gency services and health care costs. Cause said seat belts are a necessity, even for people who consider themselves excellent drivers. "A lot of people say, "I'm a safe driver," but the other driver may be drunk." Although the "Click It Or Ticket" campaign will end Nov. 18, Gause said people should get in the habit of wearing seat belts because the law en forcement effort won't stop. Gause said his department is willing to talk with students, church groups, civic organizations or anyone else interested in programs on seat belt safety. "I feel like it's going to work. I feel like we'll get our percentage up," he said. "I'd rather do it with education than enforcement, but if it takes both we'll do it." GOING OUT OF BUSINESS Large selection of Towels, Linens and Craft Supplies 50%-70% Off Building is sold ? All fixtures & merchandise must go! TRADER'S VILLAGE CRAFTS & LINENS CALABASH SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE SALE m I Great News for ARTHRITIS SUFFERERS Amazing DR.'S CREAM DR.'S CREAM-A new formula developed by a group of doc tors is now available to relieve temporary suffering and pain from minor arthritis of joints, muscles and tendons. Ask Ed Thomas, Van King or Bob Edwards, Registered Pharmacists, at Thomas Drugs in Shallotte or Seashore Drugs in Calabash about Dr.'s Cream today. Thomas Drugs Seashore Drugs Main St., Shallotte ? 754-8228 Calabash ? 579-3200 100% money back guarantee if not satisfied. Main Street Shallotte ? 754-4846 Get Ready For The Outdoors! Men's Pre-Season 15%* Off New Fallwear ?Discount to be taken at register Sweaters By Protege' ? Area ? J.J. Cochran Winter Jackets By Levi ? Dickies ? X-Statx Woodsman ? Aberdeen Workshoes & Boots By Wolverine ? Carolina Shoe ? Farm & Ranch ? Servus ? Georgia Boot J. Aimh Smuidm , CLUB. Family Optometry r ?Comprehensive Eye Examinations ?Ocular Emergencies ?Contact Lenses and Glasses Prescribed ?Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Eye ?Full Selection of Eyeglass Frames Suite 3, Promenade Office Park 143 Holden Beach Road, Shallotte Office hours by appointment. Evening appointments available. Phone 754-9687 Member American Optometric Association ?1990 THE BRUNSWICK BEACON Untreated and unpainted wood, shipping pallets and yard waste such as grass clippings, pine straw, leaves, branches and limbs and land clearing debris can be burned on-site with the proper permits, or disposed of at the landfill or some transfer stations. Land clearing debris should be cut into 5-foot sections before hauling to the landfill for disposal. Pallets can bo donated to the under privileged to be used as heating fuel. Metals such as copper tubing, sinks, tubs, steel beams etc. can of ten be sold to a recycler. Or they can be taken to the landfill, where the foreman will instruct the hauler on where to deposit the materials. White goods such as refrigerators, freezers, washers, dryers, air condi tioners. microwaves, stoves and oth er appliances can be disposed of at county convenience sites, transfer stations or at the landfill. But check first tn see if these can be repaired and reused by non-profit organi/a lions. Miscellaneous doors, windows, fans, cabinets, sinks, tubs, blinds, televisions, couches, PVC* piping etc. can be shared with non-profit agencies if in operable condition or disposed at the landfill after consult ing with the foreman. McCarley said the county has contracted to have yard waste and untreated wood ground into shred ded mulch for use in landscaping or as a soil additive. The mulch will be made available to the public free of charge. For more information about recy cling. call McCarley at 253-3t>(K) Questions about landfill disposal should be directed to Foreman Tim Carter at 253-4660 or Landfill Dir ector Darry Sumersett at 253-4366. At Ocean City You Can Drive A Little To SAVE A LOT! CloseOut On 93's! '93 Chev. Geo Storm - ~~ - 3ZZ3T Stk * 1646 This car is $99 over invoice! Was $13,730 (Inc. GM Rebate) vjvci iiivuiLc: Now *11,123 '93 Chevy Sportside Truck Stk * 1 582 This truck is $99 over invoice! Wa,$,9 465 Now$17227M USED CAR BONANZA '92 Geo Metro Now $6,275 Stk # 91 32, auto. AC Was S8.950 '92 Metro Convertible. ...Now $8,44050 Stk #9240, blue, auto, AC. Was $1 1 ,770 '92 Metro LSI Conv Now $8,275 Stk #9233, white, auto, AC. Was 51 1 .770 '92 Storm HB Now $7,635 -Stk #9202^auto. AC ^asj513 73Q ^ '91 GMC Sonoma...... Now $7>4jB8 Stk #9274. Was $11.875 " 93 Chevy S-10 Now $9,888 Low miles. Was S1 1.450 C1993 THE BRUNSWICK BEACON Large selections of regular cab and extended cab models in stock Ocean City Cars, incorporated "YOUR" Brunswick County Chevrolet-Geo Dealer 1 -800-242-0373 Sales ? Service ? Parts Hwy. 17 N., Shallotte ? 754-7117

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