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Zoning Board Sworn
Members of the Brunswick County Zoning Board of Adjustment take their oath of office at a ceremony
in Bolivia last week. The board is a quasi-judicial body that will be responsible for ruling on all dis
putes, appeals and requests for changes regarding the new Brunswick County Zoning Ordinance,
scheduled to become effective Nov. 15. Members include (from left) John Butler of Leland, William
Hardee of Winnabow, Dale Carter Jr. of Southport, Graham Justice of Supply and Nick Newton of
Ocean Isle Beach. In its first official action, the board named Carter as its chairman.
COUNTY HELPING WITH SPRINKLER PROBLEM
BCC Accepting Auditorium Bookings Aqain
BY SUSAN USHER
The Odell Williamson Audito
rium is open for business, nearly a
year later than anticipated and with a
few strings attached for the moment.
Thoupfc contractors still have a
few tisks to complete, Manager
Mike Sapp said Tuesday he is ready
to resume booking the facility and is
looking forward to getting down to
business as auditorium manager af
ter a long wait.
Approximately 700 people attend
ed a gospel concert Saturday night,
the first public performance in the
1,500-seat auditorium and the sec
ond event held there in the 1 1
months since Sapp arrived last
November. Two more events are
scheduled this week and next.
At the time Sapp started work,
Brunswick Community College had
expected general contractor Hatcher
Construction to have the building
ready within six weeks, but contrac
tors missed that deadline and several
others since. Nearly 11 months have
passed since the original Oct. 25
completion date and college officials
still don't know when the project
will be finished.
Saturday night a Supply Volunteer
Fire Department pumper track stood
by on site as a safety precaution.
Brunswick Community College
obtained "temporary beneficial oc
cupancy" of the building for the
concert, with several safety-related
conditions. Beneficial occupancy is
allowed when a building is complet
ed to the point that the owner can
occupy it safely.
As soon as problems relating to
the sprinkler system are cleared up,
BCC will have full beneficial occu
pancy of the building, said Sapp.
"We are close, we are so close, just
five or six pounds less than required.
1 really think the system would
But for now, he said, "we can oc
cupy it with the fire department
truck available to boost our pressure.
They (inspectors) are also requiring
that we have no flammable scenery
on stage, but I never have flamma
ble scenery anyway. That's a rule of
Ben DeBlois, BCC vice president
for administration, said the cause of
the low pressure is still being inves
tigated. Several possibilities are be
ing checked, including line obstruc
tion and system design.
County engineer Robert Tucker
and Fire Marshal Cecil Logan have
been working with Crawford
Sprinkler Co. to retest pressure at
both the highway, where the county
water system connects to the col
lege, and at the auditorium, he said.
They are checking for obstructions
in lines between the highway and
the auditorium and also plan to
check a debris screen to see if it
"The county people have really
been doing everything they can to
get us where we need to be," said
Sapp. "Without them we wouldn't
be where we are now."
DeBlois said the punch list is
shrinking, with mostly cosmetic
"But those things are significant
enough that we want them done be
fore we pay the contractors the rest
of what we owe," said DeBlois.
"Under the contract we're paying
Sapp is taking bookings for per
formances, conventions and other
types of events. Generally 30 days'
advance notice is required and book
ings may be made up to a year in ad
vance. To request copies of the audi
torium fee schedule and policies or
to book an event, Sapp can be
reached at 754-3134.
Board of Directors
October 9, 1993
Registration 8:00-10:30 a.m.
"I will represent District 6 and the people to the best of my |
ability. Your vote and support will be greatly appreciated." |
Please attend the Brunswick EMC's Annual Meeting g
(on the campus of Brunswick Community College, Supply) a
OCEAN ISLE BEACH PROPERTY
wishes to thank the following companies for their
participation in the 1993 TRASH BASH.
Lunch for 200 volunteers was provided by Ocean Isle Cafe and
Tavern, Subway of Shallotte, The Dawg House and The Islander
Gifts were provided by:
Island Tackle and Gifts
Prince Brothers Furniture
The Winds Clarion Inn
Museum of Coastal Carolina
Brunswick Building Supplies
Pelican Bay Trading Co.
Williamson Realty, Inc.
Duffer's Pub & Deli
Ocean Isle Beach Golf Course
Ocean Isle Party Mart
The Brunswick Beacon
Pelican Square Bookstore
Four Corners Travel Service
Ocean Harbour Golf Links
Ocean Isle True Value
Ocean Isle Marina
Kimberly Jo's Boutique
Pizza Country USA
Coastal Paint Center
Pro Tee Driving Range
Carson's Cards & Gifts
Job Site Charter Boat
Lockwood Folly Golf Links
Ocean Isle Beach Shop
The Dawg House
Ocean Isle Motel
Salty's Surf Shop
Shady Oak Florist
Shell Joy Hair Salon
Sharky's Pizza & Deli
Island Classics Ltd.
Unique Taste of Seaside
For Plants Nursery
Sand Dollar Realty
Big Nell's Pit Stop
MIKE'S AUTO REPAIR SERVICE
Oil Change Special
Vatvoline 10W30 $j r QC
Oil (up to 5 qt.) & Filter I d.%/0 (plus tax)
Offer good for most cars
? NC inspection Station ?
Hwy. 1 7 N., Shallotte ? 754-5380
RG-200 Rust Remover
Eliminates existing rust residues or
RG-100 Plus Heavy
Rust Solution Rust stain
MIL. LIKEN HOME CENTER
The Shallotte Electric Stores, Bus. Hwy. 17, Shallotte ? 754-6000^
October Is Co-op Month
You are invited
of the members of
Friday, October 8
West Brunswick High School
GRAND PRIZE? $500
PART OF YOUR LIFE
PART OF YOUR FUTURE