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Helping Feed A Hungry Crowd
STAFF PHOTO BY DOUG RUTTER
Dixon Chapel volunteers Terrence Galloway (left) and Alex Kuigre help serve 173 bushels of oysters
Saturday at the church 's annual roast Saturday in Varnamtown.
Local Students Win N.C. Merit
Awards, Continue Competing
Mary Rachel Pearce, a senior at
West Brunswick High School, and
Justin Wade Rohde, a senior at
South Brunswick High School, have
won N.C. Merit Awards to attend
the University of North Carolina at
The N.C. Merit Award program
provides up to 220 one-time S500
scholarships annually to North
Carolina students in competition for
the Morehead Award.
Pearce, daughter of Richard and
Susan Pearce of Bogie Court,
Supply, is a member of the National
Honor Society, is a peer tutor for the
science department and has been ac
tive in the Fascinating Rhythm
Dance Company, participates in
track and field and is a varsity
Rohde, son of Michael and Carol
Rohde of Yacht Drive, Long Beach,
is president of the National Honor
Society, vice president of the senior
class and defensive captain of the
Pearce and Rohde will advance to
the southeast regional competition
for the Morehead Award on Dec. 7
"The N.C. Merit Award recog
nizes those students in every North
Carolina county who embody the
ideals of the Morehead Program,"
said Charles E. Lovelace Jr., execu
tive director of the John Motley
Morehead Foundation, the nonprofit
organization which administers the
Morehead Award program and the
N.C. Merit Award program.
"Clearly, Ms Pearce and Mr. Rohde
have achieved outstanding records
in the areas of scholarship, leader
ship, physical vigor and moral force
of character. The N.C. Merit Award
helps the foundation achieve its goal
of enhancing the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill by at
tracting the most outstanding stu
dents to enroll here."
Pearce and Rohde were selected
from among six high school nomi
nees chosen earlier by area high
schools. Interviews were conducted
by the Brunswick Selection Com
mittee, whose members are Douglas
W. Baxley, chairman, of Shallotte,
Robert G. Peterson of Leland,
Edward F. Mintz of Bolivia, Dr.
James Forstner of Southport and
Whitney King of Ash.
At the school and county compe
tition levels, the selection process
for the N.C. Merit Award and the
Morehead Award are the same.
Nominees are judged on leadership,
scholarship, character and physical
School committees nominate out
standing students to be interviewed
by local Morehead selection com
mittees. Students selected by the lo
cal committees receive the N.C.
Merit Award and advance to the re
gional competition for the Morehead
Award. For those who later receive
the Morehead Award, the full schol
arship supersedes the $500 Merit
Fourteen Morehead regional com
mittees throughout the state will se
lect the 70 North Carolina finalists
to appear for interviews with the
foundation's central selection com
mittee in Chapel Hill Feb. 26-March
1, 1994. One nominee from each of
the 51 selected independent and
public secondary schools across the
country, five nominees from four
Florida committees and two nomi
nees from Great Britain also will be
interviewed at that time.
Morehead Awards provide all-ex
pense-paid undergraduate educa
tions at UNC. The value of an award
for a North Carolina resident is more
than $40, 000 for four years of study
on campus and summer internships
available to Morehead Scholars
through the foundation's summer
The late John Motley Morehead
III, a native of Eden and a 1891
UNC graduate, established the pro
gram in 1951. More than 2,000
Morehead Scholars have attended
the university. Currently 201 More
head Scholars are studying on cam
Morehead, an engineer and
founder of Union Carbide Corpora
tion, lived in Rye, N.Y., until his
death in 1965.
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Sunset Joins Ocean Isle, Holden
In Endorsing Proposed 1-73 Route
BY LYNN CARLSON
Sunset Beach Town Council has
joined the governments of Ocean
Isle and Holden beaches in request
ing that transportation officials route
Interstate 73 through Brunswick
County on its way from Michigan to
In a unanimous vote last week,
council resolved that 1-73, a Detroit
to-Charleston route whose plan is
expected to be delivered to Congress
next spring, should follow U.S. 74
from Rockingham to the Whiteville
bypass in Columbus County before
continuing generally along N.C. 130
to U.S. 17 in Brunswick County.
Congress mandated 1-73 in
December 1991 to begin in Detroit,
Mich., and to terminate at Char
leston. S.C. The legislation also re
quires the highway to pass near
Portsmouth, Ohio, and Winston
Salem. The Federal Highway
Administration added Myrtle Beach,
S.C., to that list.
A preliminary route for the North
Carolina portion, recommended by
the state DOT this summer, would
run through the middle of the state,
entering northwest of Winston
Salem at Mount Airy and running
parallel to U.S. 220 to Rockingham
before crossing into South Carolina.
Columbus County business and
political leaders have asked the state
DOT board to consider continuing
the interstate more easterly through
North Carolina, following U.S. 74 to
a point between C'hadbourn and
Whiteville before crossing into
South Carolina and Tabor City.
Ocean Isle developer Odell
Williamson, who serves on the N.C.
Transportation Board, is heading the
effort to take that a step further, say
ing it makes good sense to have 1-73
continue east to U.S. 17 so that it
can serve the South Brunswick
beaches and ultimately connect with
(he Carolina Bays Parkway pro
posed to bypass Myrtle Beach
"I don't need to tell you how im
portant it is that we get an interstate
to come into Brunswick County."
Williamson said in introducing the
resolution to the Ocean Isle Beach
Board of Commissioners Oct. 12.
"If we can show the powers-that-be
that Brunswick County needs this
kind of economic bt)ost. 1 think we
have a good shot at having it come
in on 17 and then on to Myrtle
No construction funds have been
allocated for the highway, which
could take years to fund and build.
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