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Fred Dilley (at podium), com
mander of Veterans of Foreign
Wars Post 8866, leads a cere
mony commemorating the
achievements and sacrifices of
those who defended America in
conflicts overseas. About a
dozen local sen'icemen and
their wives attended a Veterans'
Day gathering at the post head
quarters at H olden Beach,
where Jim Callan of
Varnamtown (at right in lower
photo) swapped stories with
Dan Harmon of Holden lieach.
Featured speaker Rev. Trade
Varnum told the group that al
though he is not a war veteran,
he understands their contribu
tions after serving in the U.S.
Merchant Marine during
World War II. He also has a
son who went to Vietnam. " I'm
proud of you men. And I thank
God for your sen-ice to our
STAFF PHOTOS BY ERIC CARLSON
CONSUMPTION ADVISORY EXPANDED
Residents Warned To Limit Intake
Of Blackfish From Waccamaw River
BY SUSAN USHER
Bowfin, a popular local winter
catch also known as blackfish. has
been added to the consumption advi
sory for largemouth bass taken from
the Waccamaw River that was is
sued in July because of elevated
State Health Director Ron Levine
recommends in the advisory that
adult males and post-menopausal fe
males limit consumption of bowfin
and largemouth bass to more more
than two meals per person, per
Children and women of child
bearing age are advised to avoid eat
ing any bowfin or largemouth bass.
Dr. Levine stressed that the advi
sory applies to fish consumption on
ly, and to only those two species.
The waters may still be used for
The advisory affects Waccamaw
River from where it flows out of
Lake Waccamaw to the South
Carolina border. It also affects Big
Creek in Columbus County. It does
not apply to Lake Waccamaw itself.
"That will put a stop on the
Waccamaw River," predicted Car
olyn Babson of Ash, whose family
operates a store and landing on the
river near the Brunswick County
Columbus County line. "So many
people enjoy eating them."
With good catches of sunfish be
ing reported, she was relieved to
know that bream are not affected by
Net fishing season for bowfin be
gins in December. In past years the
Babsons have net fished commer
cially for blackfish in the Wacca
maw River, selling 1,(KH) pounds or
more each season.
It was at their urging and others'
that the state collected bowfin tissue
samples last month and analyzed
them for mercury. Few bowfin had
been found in earlier sampling ef
Like largemouth bass, bowfin is a
predatory fish, feeding on smaller
The average mercury fish tissue
level reported for bowfin from the
Waccamaw River at N.C. 904 near
Pireway was 1.4 parts per million
(ppm) and 1.1 ppm at N.C. 130. the
N.C. Department of Environment,
Health and Natural Resources re
ported. The federally-recommended
action level for mercury in fish tis
sue is one ppm.
Elevated mercury levels were first
detected in the Waccamaw River
area as part of a routine fish tissue
sampling by the Division of Envir
onmental Management in May
1992. Additional sampling in June,
October and December of that year
and in April of this year confirmed
elevated levels of mercury in large
mouth bass, prompting the July 21
Efforts by the state to determine
the source of the mercury continue
and its impact on the river are con
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