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New Directors Report Soon
BY SUSAN USHER
New directors will soon take over operation of the
Brunswick Community College Foundation and the
Small Business Center.
Also, BCC President Michael Reaves is getting his
first local pay raise since 1988.
Dianne White Ledbetter of Wilmington will join the
college Dec. 8 as executive director of the Brunswick
Community College Foundation, while Michael Edward
Royal of Boiling Spring Lakes will take charge of the
Small Business Center on Jan. 3.
Ledbetter will be developing financial and other re
sources for the college. The non-profit foundation raises
money for student loans and scholarships as well as
minigrants and service awards to faculty and staff, and
purchases or obtains gifts of equipment, supplies and
services for various college programs.
He* annual salary of 530,040 will be paid from state
funds. Ledbetter will also work part-time for BCC.
While most of her career has been spent in fundrais
ing for private colleges, for the past year Ledbetter has
served as director of public relations and fund develop
ment for Lower Cape Fear Hospice. She also assisted
the Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce with its
Her college experience includes five years with
Lenoir-Rhyne College of Hickory, serving as director of
annual giving and then eastern regional Centennial
Renewal campaign coordinator. She also worked four
years as director of alumni affairs and annual giving at
Gardner- Webb College.
Ledbetter holds a master of divinity degree from
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake
Forest, and a bachelor of arts from Guilford College,
Greensboro. She is a member of the Cape Fear Chapter,
National Society of Fund Raising Executives.
The new director of the BCC Small Business Center
has worked since 1986 as territory manager for Fasco
Industries Inc. of Fayetteville, making the FASCO Mil
lion Dollar Club in 1991. Previously he worked as a
Tampa Bay, Fla.t area representative for Progress Light
ing of Philadelphia, Pa., and as a manufacturers' repre
sentative for J.G. Fairbanks and Associates of Charlotte.
A county native, Michael E. Royal has also worked
with two local industries, DuPont's Cape Fear plant and
Pfizer Chemical Co. (now ADM) in Southport.
He has a bachelor of science degree in business ad
ministration from Appalachian State University, Boone,
where he majored in marketing with a minor in manage
The center directorship has been vacant since the
Velva Jenkins became assistant dean of continuing edu
cation and affirmative action officer for the college.
Royal's salary of $29,4(X) will be paid by a state grant.
Part of a network across the state, the Small Business
Center operates as an information and referral service
for small business owners and managers, develops and
conducts courses and seminars of interest to business
and provides a circulating library of resource materials.
W. Michael Reaves came to BCC as acting president
in 1988 from Sampson Community College, where he
had been dean of continuing education since 1984.
He was hired as BCC president the following sum
STAFF PHOTO BY SUSAN USHER
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N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper J. V. Dove of Long Beach was busy Saturday afternoon rewarding dri
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The vehicle check on Georgetown Road was part of a statewide campaign to encourage seat belt usage
and reduce accidetn-related injuries and deaths.
The public hearing beffff^eld by the state to hear
opposition to the Martin Marietta rock quarry is current
ly scheduled for
Nov. 30, 7 PM
In the Public Assembly Building at the
Brunswick County Government Complex
This hearing, unless rescheduled, will be your LAST
CHANCE to voice your opposition to this quarry. The
state then may make the decision to grant Martin
Marietta the mining permit.
We have chosen to make Brunswick County our
home. This rock quarry will drastically change our qual
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the lives of our children and grandchildren for the next
Be in attendance at this most important meeting
to fight for what is important to you.
Register your concerns (VERBALLY and IN WRIT
ING) regarding the Martin Marietta Aggregates
Brunswick County Rock Quarry.
1 ) Adverse effects on the Walden 3) Physical hazards to homes,
Creek estuaries and Cape Fear public roads, railroads, and indus
River. trial structures
4) Adverse effects caused by lime
2) Violation of surface water quali- sediment in streams and marshes
tv and around water quality ar|d limestone deposits on the
Paid for by The Mining Awareness Committee
Contact: Bob Quinn (910)457-5121
To BCC Small Business Center
mer, with the understanding that he would soon com
plete a doctorate in progress at N.C. State University.
Trustees later voted to stay all increases in his local sup
plement until Reaves received his degree, which didn't
come about until summer 1993.
Reaves receives a state-paid salary of $65,380. His lo
cal supplement had been $9,348 since 1988. Last
Wednesday night, after a 20-minute session behind
closed doors, trustees increased it to $15,000 plus fringe
benefits, retroactive to July 1. The board also agreed to
$1,384 in reiatcd longevity pay. retroactive to 1988-89.
In other business last week the college received word
from the N.C. Department of Community Colleges that
it had received a clean FTE (full-time equivalent stu
Auditor Todd Parker looked at records and student re
porting for FTE purposes from spring quarter 1992
through fall quarter 1993 and commended the college
for having an audit report "which is free of audit excep
tions and areas of concern."
Ben DeBlois, vice president for administrative ser
vices, said in his 20 years in college finance and admin
istration. he didn't know of "too many times" when au
ditors didn't at least note an area of concern.
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