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The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, November 18, 1993, Page PAGE 14-C, Image 44

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STAFF PHOTO BY DOUG KUTTER FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION State Director James Kearney (left) congratulates Lamina Soles , a local employee who recently completed her 30th year with the agency. Also pictured (back, from left) are county supervisor Ted Rivenbark, district director Jimmy Johnson, Dennis Winter, Steve Sessions and Deborah Milliken. Farmers Home Director Visits County James C. Kearney, the new state director for Farmers Home Administration (FmHA), visited the Brunswick County office in Shallotte last week to meet with local employees. Kearney, appointed by Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy on April 30. said he wants to make the orga nization's programs more "user friendly" to the people who need its services. "I want the local office to reach out to the communi ty. using programs to improve the economic, health and social environment for all people," Kearney said. A 28-year FmHA employee. Kearney has held sev eral positions with the agency. He was a loan officer and county supervisor in Windsor for 12 years and most re cently served as district director in the Henderson area. Kearney challenged the local staff to maintain bal anced service to the whole community. Farmers Home Administration is a federal govern ment agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture that provides loans and grants for agriculture and rural development. The local office, located in the Promenade Office Park on Holden Beach Road, serves all of Brunswick County and is directed by County Supervisor Ted Rivenbark. More than 500 local individuals or families have loans totaling $9.7 million for farming or housing pur poses. Additionally, Rivenbark said the county has benefit ed from a number of loans and grants for multi-family housing, water and sewer and other essential community facilities such as fire and rescue service. An indirect benefit of FmHA programs is the eco nomic activity and jobs created by the provision of cred it. Builders, material and farm suppliers, surveyors and attorneys are employed as a result of FmHA programs. Lumina Soles, an employee at the Shallotte office, recently completed her 30th year of working for the agency. For more information on Farmers Home Adminis tration and its program, call the local office at 754-4880. BUSINESS BRIEFS Satellite Office To Open In Calabash Steven K. White, M.D. of Myrtle Beach, S.C., a plastic and recon structive sur geon, has an nounced plans to open a satel lite office in Calabash. White is on the medical staff of Grand Strand General Hosp ital, Myrtle white Beach, and has a private practice in Myrtle Beach. He was recently certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery for added qualifications in surgery of the hand. A graduate of the Medical Uni versity of South Carolina in Char leston. he completed his internship at Keesler Medical Center, Biloxi, Miss., and residency in general sur gery at Keesler Air Force Base and Spartanburg Regional Medical Cen ter, Spartanburg, S.C. He received his training in plastic surgery at Wi ford Hall Medical Center, San An tonio, Texas. Capra Promoted Anthony T. Capra of Holden Beach has been promoted to sales manager of WCCA Radio Station in Shallotte. The announcement was made by Lee Hauser, president and general manager of Sound Business of Coastal Carolina and owner of WC CA. Capra has previously held man agement positions in AT&T Cor poration's marketing and sales, pur chasing, computer systems and ma terials management divisions. Seminar Slated Identifying business advertising needs will be the topic of a free sem inar being sponsored by the Bruns wick Community College Small Business Center Nov. 30 at the Sup ply campus. THE '94 BMWs ARE HERE! 3,5 and 7 series available. New '94 BMW 31 8i Now with dual air bags Sticker Price $25,600 Come by for your best price! THE ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE ?1993 BMW of North America, Inc. The BMW trademark and logo are registered SCHAEFFER BMW SALES & LEASING 4920 NEW CENTRE DR. ? WILMINGTON 1-800-473-2995 or (919)392-2700 "Communicating with your Mar ketplace through Advertising" will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Participants will learn how to ef fectively structure their advertising program and create a brochure. Tips on how to create an image that re flects the needs of the marketplace also will be provided. Business owners or managers are asked to pre-register for the seminar by calling the BCC Small Business Center at 754-6900. Lawyers Asked To Bolster Court Access For Poor Brunswick County lawyers and their peers across North Carolina are being asked this month to support Legal Setvices of North Carolina. Created by the North Carolina Bar Association in 1976, Legal Services is the only statewide law firm for the poor. It operates 15 local programs serving all 100 counties of the state and three special purpose statewide programs. It offers one lawyer for every 11, 000 possible clients, as North Carolina has 1.2 million poor people who are eligible for free civil legal services because their income is no more than 1 25 percent of the federal poverty level. Last year Legal Services assisted more than 40,000 families and indi viduals with problems that included domestic violence, elder care and rights, child support, health care, home and farm foreclosure and housing issues. Through its "Access to Justice Campaign," Legal Services of North Carolina is asking each lawyer in tne state to contribute at least the amount equal to one billable hour, with the goal of raising $2(X),000. Legal Services of the Lower Cape Fear, based in Wilmington, serves seven counties in Southeastern North Carolina with a combined 95,250 potential clients, including 10,718 in Brunswick County. It operates with a staff of one ex ecutive director, five attorneys, one paralegal and one volunteer parale gal. The area Lx-gal Services board has set as its priorities cases that include civil problems involving consumer affairs, benefits, housing, civil rights, health care, community eco nomic development, employment, education and personal property. BOATS for a dry ride 1-800-545-2293 919-457-9080 Commercial Activity Pushes October Building Permits To $5.7 Million Business activity boosted construction value for building permits issued during October by the Brunswick bi County Building Inspection Department to $5.74 million. "That's the highest of the year by far," said Planner Don Eggert. who compiles the monthly statistics. IS The county issues building permits for unincorporat B ed areas of the county. Two permits were issued for in dustrial construction valued at $2,562,912, and seven H commercial permits for projects valued at $1,212,474. ^ Permits for 33 signs valued at $237,336 were issued in the month before new zoning rules were expected to go into effect, bringing the total for the year to 95 signs worth $333.2%. ? Fifty-six permits were issued for mobile homes. I I Twelve permits were issued for single-family homes with a combined estimated value of $790,475. Permits were also issued for three multi-family buildings with a total of 18 units and a combined value of $712,404. Other permits included six for additions worth $70,724; nine for garages worth $153,257; one for a deck or porch worth $2,800. During October the department issued 386 permits, including 171 building, 125 electrical, 38 plumbing and 52 mechanical. During the first 10 months of 1993, 3,675 permits have been issued, including 700 for mobile homes and 118 for single-family homes with a total value of $8.27 million. I Tech Prep Offers Jump Start PHOTO CONTRIBUTED ? v Misty Galloway (left) Tamesha N. Livingston and (under dryer) Annie Russ, shown with Brunswick Community College instructor Tim Galloway and lead instructor Esther Myles , are among 12 cosme tology and nine electronics I students from West Brunswick High School getting a jump start on their careers and college educations under a Tech Prep agreement between WBHS and BCC. Like other col lege students, they must take responsibility for providing their own transportation to class, being on time and accepting responsbility for their actions. Chamber Promotes Shopping At Home The South Brunswick Islands Chamber of Commerce wants to keep cash registers ringing at home this holiday season. The chamber and 36 area mer chants are sponsoring Hometown Holidays, an annual event designed to encourage shopping locally. Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 24, w and continuing until Wednesday, Dec. 22, Hometown Holidays offers shoppers an opportunity to register to win monetary awards and gifts. Boxes decorated in holiday wrap ping will be placed in each partici pating business, and shoppers will be encouraged to register. A total of $5(K) will be given away throughout the promotion. Monetary awards will in the "chamber dollars," and winners may spend their winnings at businesses who participated in the promotion. For a list of participating busi nesses, call the South Brunswick Islands Chamber of Commerce at 754-6644. Buying, Building or Remodeling. . . Contact Us For Competitive Mortgage Rates. Security SAVINGS & LOAN ASSOCIATION LENDER ?Shallotte 'Calabash ?Leland ?Southport 'Long Beach 754-4371 579-3595 371-6546 457-5246 278-6022

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