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TEMPORARY SITE NEEDED
Seeking Shallotte Library Access During Renovation
OI E.K1V C ARLSON
If patrons of the West Brunswick
Library branch in Shallotte want to
use its collection while the building
is closed for four months of renova
tion next spring, they should find a
place to house the books and enlist
volunteers to help run it.
Fhat was the message given to the
Friends of the Library support group
at the Brunswick County Library
Board meeting Monday night after
FOL officers asked the trustees for
help in keeping the Shallotte library
Construction of new library build
ings in Leland and on Oak Island are
slated for completion by next
March, according to Don Eggert,
chairman of the library board and its
The board hopes to advertise for
bids next month for the renovation
and expansion of the Southport and
Oak Island branches, with construc
tion scheduled to begin March 3.
Current plans call for the old
branches to be closed during renova
tion, with library employees re-as
signed temporarily to the new
branches. The Shallotte and
Southport libraries are expected to
be closed until mid-July, Eggert
Last spring, users of the West
Brunswick library branch wrote nu
merous letters to board members
asking that the Shallotte library be
kept open during construction. That
idea was rejected after concerns
were raised about potential safety
and liability problems.
Officers of the Friends of the
West Brunswick Library Monday
asked the library board for help in
finding some way to keep at least
some of the library's collection
available to users.
"We don't have the money to pay
for any kind of move," said FOL
Secretary Blanche Bechtle. "Nor do
we have enough to pay for rent or
insurance or staff. We need your
Board Member Gene Pinkerton
said that trying to keep the libraries
functioning during refurbishment
would require "a tremendous ex
pense," because the library depart
ment does not plan to hire additional
workers until the next budget year,
when all four libraries will be open.
Me suggested that the closings
might give Shallotte library users an
incentive to visit the county's other
Bechtle complained that while
Southport library users need only
drive across the bridge to the Oak
Island branch, those living in the
Calabash and Ash areas would have
to travel more than an hour to check
out books in Leland or Yaupon
"What about the children?" asked
Phyllis Manning. "It's utterly ridicu
lous to expect children (in western
Brunswick County) to go all the
way to Southport."
Board Member Anne Mines,
whose Oak Island Library Boosters
raised nearly $50,(KX) toward the
construction of a new branch there,
suggested that the Friends of West
Brunswick Library could organize a
similar effort to fund and staff a
"If that many people in Shallotte
want a library, they ought to come
out and support it like the people on
Oak Island did." Mines said. "You
ought to be able to find a local busi
nessman who will loan you a build
ing for four months."
Member Margaret Harper said the
library board does not have enough
money in its budget to complete,
staff and equip the four libraries.
And it will not receive any more
funds until the next budget year be
gins in July. So the county would
not be able fund a relocation effort.
The board informally agreed that
it would support the temporary li
brary relocation and could probably
provide one staff member to super
vise volunteers. But it will be up to
the Library Boosters to find a build
ing and staff it.
Booster members said they intend
to begin a campaign to keep the li
brary open and will advise the li
brary board of its progress.
In other business the board adopt
ed a policy to allow temporary resi
dents to check out library materials.
Seasonal residents may be eligible
for a temporary library card by pay
ing a non-refundable fee of S25 and
showing proof of permanent ad
The temporary card will be valid
for 12 months and can be used to
borrow unlimited paperbacks plus
three hard back books or one cas
sette at a time. The policy will not
allow persons who are visiting for
less than a month to check out li
brary materials, although they are
invited to use library resources.
LIBRARY BOARD Member Gene Pinkerton hears a request from Blanch Bechtle of the Friends of
West Brunswick Library , who asked for help in keeping the Shallotte library branch collection avail
able to the public during renovation of the building.
Polls Open At 6:30 Tuesday
Most Brunswick County voters will go to their regular county
polling places to vote Tuesday. Nov. 2, on both local and statewide is
However, Holden Beach voters will make two stops, one at their
precinct polling place to vote on state issues and one at Holden Beach
Town Hall to vote on the municipal races.
Grissettown Precinct, which includes much of the Ocean Isle and
Sunset Beach areas will vote in the same facility, but in a new location.
The Sea Trail Corp. buildings that once stood near the intersection of
N.C. 179 and N.C. 904 have been relocated to a site beside Jones/Byrd
Clubhouse, still in Sea Trail Plantation.
All polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.
The county polling places are as follows:
PRECINCT POLLING PLACE
Shingletree ~ Calabash VFD
Grissettown Jones- By rd Pavilion
Ash ...... Waccamaw Community Bldg.
Free land. - Myrtle King Bldg.
Longwood - Roland Gore Store
Frying Pan N.C.N.G. Armory, Shallotte
Shallotte Shallotte VFD
Secession 1 Lockwood Folly Comm. Bldg.
Secession 2.. Bellamy's Net Shop
Supply - - Supply VFD
Mosquito Sunset Harbor VFD
Bolivia Bolivia Town Hall
Boiling Spring Lakes - BSL Rescue Squad Bldg.
Oak Island 1 Caswell Beach Town Hall
Oak Island 2 Long Beach Rec. Center
Southport 1 Jaycees Bldg.
Southport 2 .American Legion Bldg.
Town Creek Town Creek Park
Belville DOT Maintenance Bldg.
Woodburn Navassa Town Hall
Leland Leland Community Bldg.
Hood Creek Hood Creek Comm. Bldg.
Clegg Named Administrative
Law Judge For ESC Hearings
Former Brunswick County Mana
ger and County Attorney David
Clegg has been appointed to a posi
tion of deputy commissioner with
the N.C. Employment Security
Commission, it was announced
In an interview Tuesday, Clegg
said he will travel throughout the
state and will sit as an administrative
Next Hearing On
Mining Nov. 1 7
(Continued From Page 1-A)
"You won't hear, 'Not in my back
yard,' from John Harvey," he said.
Meanwhile, Martin Marietta is
expected to file its application for a
mining permit this week through the
land quality section of the N.C.
Department of Environmental
Health and Natural Resources, Har
law judge in hearings of personnel
cases appealed to the ESC. His writ
ten opinions will he used by the
commission in its rulings.
Clegg will also advise the ESC on
matters of law and will represent the
commission in appeals of its deci
sions to the N.C. Court of Appeals
and the N.C. Supreme Court.
"I was very, very pleased that the
Employment Security Commission
feit that i was adequately trained for
the position," Clegg said. "I think
my background representing Bruns
wick County in such cases was a
major factor in my appointment."
Clegg described the job as a chal
lenging position that includes "a
quasi-judicial function, an advocacy
function and an advisory function."
After being sworn in on Nov. 15,
Clegg will operate out of an office in
Raleigh. He said he will resign Fri
day from his current position as as
sistant county attorney for Cum
When you leave >>
the Brunswick shores?*
take the Beacon with you!
WHERE DOES MINNIE HUNT STAND ON THE ISSUES?
?A POSITIVE FUTURE: Town government that manages growth and conserves
our unique Sunset Beach quality of life.
?RESPONSIVE GOVERNMENT: Town government that listens to our citizens,
respects their concerns, and works on their behalf to ensure a positive future.
?RESPECT FOR ENVIRONMENT: Town government that preserves our mainland
woods and greenspaces, beautiful family beach, marshes and waterways.
? SEWER /STORMWATER MANAGEMENT: Town government that will provide
our community with a truly comprehensive, integrated, financially sound
sewer /stormwater management system.
?ZONING: Town government that will zone to protect our quality of life, the nat
ural environment and preserve our quiet, residential, family atmosphere.
?AN IMPROVED BRIDGE: Town government that will provide us with an
improved, two-lane bridge and takes steps now to ease bridge traffic congestion.
Minnie K. Hunt
"A Lifelong Commitment
to Sunset Beach"
WHAT ARE MINNIE HUNT'S QUALIFICATIONS TO BE YOUR MAYOR?
?Sunset Beach homeowner and resident for 1 2 years.
?Sunset Beach Town Council Member, 1985-89; served as Council Finance
?17-year professional career: Project Manager for AT&T; Project Manager &
Auditor for Blue Cross; Director of Hospital Information Center, Duke University
Medical Center where she managed staff of 57 and 4 million dollar budget.
?A lifelong commitment to Sunset Beach; a reputation in this community for
integrity, intelligence, knowledge, and leadership; determination to work with all
of our citizens to build a bright future for Sunset Beach.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
VOTE FOR MINNIE HUNT
MAYOR, SUNSET BEACH
PAID FOR BY CITIZENS FOR REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT, JOSEPH BRANDEL, TREASURER.