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STAFF PHOTOS BY LYNN CARLSON
Jamie Elizabeth Harper (left above) of Chapel Hill and Christen McWhirter of Charlotte enjoy a ride
on the merry-go-round while Will Stanaland of Longwood (in photo below) rides alone on the swings
during the N.C. Oyster Festival sponsored by the South Brunswick Islands Chamber of Commerce.
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'Good Samaritan' Helps With Boat Rescue
A "good Samaritan" boater helped the U.S. Coast
Guard rescue a stranded pleasure boat off Holden Beach
Saturday afternoon, according to a weekly report from
BMCS j .D. Arndt. Chief of the Oak Island Station.
At about 3 p.m., the station received a call from the
Brunswick County Emergency Services (911) Center re
porting a person in an 18-foot boat east of the Holden
Beach Fishing Pier "waving some red flags," Arndt said.
The station launched its 21 -foot inflatable fast-re
sponse boat to investigate and also notified Holden
Beach Water Rescue. Upon arriving at the scene, the
Holden Beach boat found the vessel being assisted by a
"good Samaritan boater," which had taken it in tow,
tin route to Captain Pete's Marina, the tow line broke
loose, so the Coast Guard 21 -footer brought the stricken
vessel safely to the dock.
At about 12:45 Saturday, Brunswick County 911
called the station to report that a kayak had overturned
off Sunset Beach with two people in the water. The sta
tion launche 1 its 21-footer and notified Ocean Isle
Beach Water Rescue, which arrived first and assisted by
pulling the two people out of the water and re-righting
The station recalled its 21-footer after all persons
were reported safe and accounted for.
Sunday at about 2:45, the Long Beach Police
Department called the station to report a catamaran
overturned and a person in the water about a mile off
The Coast Guard 21-footer responded to the scene, re
trieved the person from the water, righted the catamaran
and towed it safely to shore.
Locally 9 Of 12,386 Seat Belt Tickets In First Week
Brunswick County law enforce
ment officers issued only nine of the
12,386 citations handed out in the
first week of the statewide "Click It
or Ticket" campaign to get motorists
to use their safety belts, according to
figures released last week by the
N.C. Highway Patrol.
Statewide checkpoints totaled
The state's figures say officers in
Brunswick County working two
checkpoints gave eight tickets for
seat belt violations and one for a
child safety seat violation from
Monday, Oct. 4, until Sunday, Oct.
leading the state's 100 counties
was Durham, where 1,154 seat belt
violators and 71 child safety seat vio
lators were ticketed at nine check
points. At the other end of the scale,
Martin County officers gave no tick
ets and operated only one checkpoint.
Many counties operated numer
ous checkpoints, such as Henderson,
with 44; Catawba, with 45; and
Wilson, with 35. Tickets issued av
eraged 1 24 per county.
Statewide, 11,670 tickets were is
sued for seat belt violations and 716
for child safety seat violations. Driv
ers and passengers caught not wear
ing their seat belts or using child
safety seats are being fined $25.
"Click It or Ticket" is the first
phase of the N.C. Governor's High
way Safety Initiative. It is a public
private partnership to reduce deaths
and injuries on the state's highways.
One-third of its budget comes from
the federal funds North Carolina re
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I Bolivia Parents, Students
I Share Evening Of Reading
BY SUSAN USHER
Mark it on your calendars: Friday,
Oct. 15, Night of the Readers.
Tney couid nave gone to the
South Brunswick-Whiteville foot
ball game, or to the homecoming
festivities at West Brunswick High
School. They could have stayed
home and watched television.
But with choice books of all sizes
I and weights tucked between arm
and body, more than 120 children
and parents turned out for Bolivia
| Elementary School's first family
After a fellowship meal of hot
dogs and fixings provided by the
faculty and community donors, fam
ily groups enjoyed an evening of
reading, storytelling and laughter. A
celebration of words and the power
, "Anything you can say, you can
learn to write and you can learn to
read," said coordinator Thommi
Arnold. "And the reverse is true:
what you can read, you can say and
you can write."
Arnold, a Chapter 1 reading
teacher, came up with the idea for
the three-hour drop-in program afyer
she was asked to "come up with
something exciting for parent in
"I decided to feed them all for
free and talk to the kids and get
them so excited they'll drive them
crazy until they come."
The strategy worked. Parents
came not really knowing what to ex
pect but liking what they found.
Fourth grader Dustin Weary
trooped into the school cafeteria
grinning, with his mom. Cindy, and
4-year-old brother, Jeremy, in tow.
"He's told me about it all week,''
said Cindy Weary. "He's talked and
talked about it."
Why so excited?
"I just wanted to come here be
cause it's fun and everything is
free," said Dustin, who chose Panda
| Cake as his favorite book of the
evening. His mom chose two other
books. Glow in lite Dark Stars,
Moon and Cloud and Me Too
"I think it was a good way to en
courage reading." said the Rev.
"Rocky" Gregory of Bolivia. "But I
was disappointed in the turnout."
Gregory's eager group started
their reading over supper in the cafe
teria, with Randolph Frazier II.
Jason Gregory, Chris Gore and
Matthew Gore all crowding around
the large book held aloft by Frances
Gregory. It was / Spy, A Book of
Picture Riddles, "her favorite" as
well as one of theirs, the others indi
There were plenty of hot dogs and
chips to spare. Organizers had pre
pared for all 260-plus students and
family members who had signed up.
Not all of them came.
Those who did were treated to
guidance counselor Linda Shaddix's
reading of one of her favorite sto
ries, "Alice," Arnold's lively rendi
tion of a modern version of "The
Three Little Pigs," as well as speech
and language teacher Vicki Will
iams' telling of "The True Story of
The Three Little Pigs (from the
wolf's point of view).
Two of Williams' sons, John, 11,
and David, a high school sopho
more. also shared stories. John read
A River Ran Wild aloud while David
closed the program with Dr. Seuss'
delightful The Sleep Book.
In between storytellings, young
sters read to parents, parents read to
youngsters and several families
joined together to share their fa
vorite stories aloud and compare
notes. And Arnold offered a few
suggestions of her own for getting
the most out of reading as a family.
In the media center, clusters of
readers were scattered about at vari
ous tables, enjoying their quiet time
Lindsay Richards, a second grad
er who lives in Winnabow, was ea
gerly reading aloud to her dad,
pulling her favorite big books like
The Color of Poetry off the library
shelves one after another, replacing
Fourth Quarter Distribution of
Commodities Set Nov. 12-13
The Brunswick County Volunteer
and Information Center will make
its fourth quarter distribution of U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA)
commodities Nov. 12-13 at the
Democratic headquarters building in
The distribution site will open at 9
a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, and will close
at 4 p.m. The site will reopen at 9
a.m. Nov. 13 and remain open until
the supply of food is exhausted.
Commodities allocated to VIC in
clude butter, cornmeal. peas, peanut
butter, applesauce, canned pork,
raisins, rice, apple juice and peach
"The commodities program is in
tended only as a quarterly supple
ment to other available services
within the county," said Angela
Fisher, VIC executive assistant.
"The Brunswick County Volunteer
and Information Center is unable to
order specific amounts of food be
cause the N.C. Department of Agri
culture divides the available food
supply from the USDA between all
"There are no guarantees that
there will be enough of the above
mentioned foods to supply everyone
eligible for the program. The food is
distributed on a first-come, first
served basis, and once all the foods
are given out, there will be no more
available until the next quarter," she
To qualify, all food stamp house
holds must bring their white com
modity authorization cards and their
green identification cards. The white
cards should be delivered by mail by
Nov. 5. A household is considered a
food stamp household if it received
food stamps during October.
For households who did not re
ceive food stamp?, the person apply
ing must appear at the distribution
site in person or send a statement by
a designated person authorizing VIC
to release their commodities to that
The note must include the appli
cant's name and social security
number, household income, number
of people in the household, address
and person's name authorized to
pick up commodities. It should also
state that no one else from the
household is applying.
Everyone receiving commodities
must bring a box or container for
their food. Fisher added.
For more information, call Fisher
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Many more items.
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Her carry-along choices for the
night, two of Mercer Mayer's "crit
ter" hooks. Just Go To Bed and All
"They're some of her favorites
and I love them too," admitted her
father. Jim Richards.
"That's one thing I'm extremely
happy that I've instilled in all my
kids ? a love of reading." said
Richards. "They are all voracious
Thurman Everett has been named
to head the Brunswick County
Public Housing Department, accord
ing to informa
from the office
the position of
housing devel- EVERETT
opment and rehabilitation specialist
to public housing director with a
salary of $28,403. He has been with
the county since July 1988.
Everett began his new duties as
public housing director on Tuesday,
according to the release.
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Bonds are exempt from
Federal, state and local taxes.
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?Rate expressed as yield to mstunty es of 10/19/93.
Market conditions may effect pnees, yields. Subject to
availability and early call for redemption. AMT mey
apply. Assumes 31% Federal end 7% Stete tax
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