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Holden Beach Loses
Holden Beach Commissioner Dwight Carroll served more than nine
years as the town's building inspector before he resigned last April be
cause of a back injury.
In the nine months since C a noil's depanuic from the staff. Holden
Beach has already been through two inspectors and is looking for a
Inspector Bill Goodman resigned suddenly last Tuesday after just
five weeks on the job. said Town Manager Gus Ulrich. "Really all I can
say on that is he resigned for personal reasons and that's it." Ulrich said.
"It was not related at all to the performance of his duties. He was doing
a very good job in my estimation."
Goodman, a former self-employed architect from Hickory, is the sec
ond Holden Beach inspector to resign recently after a short time on the
job. Jim McSwain. who took over for Carroll last spring, resigned after
viv months to go into the construction business.
Ulrich said he hopes to hire a new inspector by the end of the month.
He will consider some of the people who applied the last time the posi
tion was advertised. "It's an extremely important position.'" he said.
In the meantime, the Brunswick County Inspections Department will
handle inspections at Holden Beach. "We're very grateful to have the
help from the county, and I think we'll be able to handle the inspections
with no problem," Ulrich said. "We may have some delays that we
wouldn't normally have, but that shouldn't be a problem."
Town employee Kate White will coordinate permit activity at town
Ulrich hired Patricia Bowman of Calabash last Thursday to fill a va
cant. part-time position in the inspections department. She will ultimate
l\ work about 15 hours per week as the inspector's secretary.
While the town is without an inspector, Ulrich said Bowman will
take over some of the finance duties previously handled by White.
To Step Up Checks
On Wooden Boats
The Coast Guard says it will lake
steps to improve the safety of wintd
en-hulled boats which carr\ passen
gers. following the sinking of a fish
ing (huiI in Chesapeake Ray during a
storm Dec. 5.
Transportation Secretary Federico
Fena has announced actions to in
?I ndcr way inspections of the
hulls on older wooden vessels by the
Coast Guard. "The inspections will
help inspectors and owners identify
problems not visible w hen a boat is
in dry dock or stationary at a pier."
according to a Coast Guard news re
?<niulance on the removal and
inspection ol hull fasteners. "More
emphasis will be placed on this as
|ieci oi the inspection program to
provide an additional safety measure
and ensure that inspection tech
niques are consistent."
? Refining record-keeping sys
tems currently used to document
hull repairs and fastener removals
and replacement "This w ill provide
inspectors with all available infor
mation tor evaluating vessels."
?( '(inducting additional inspec
tions and record reviews. "Rccords
of wooden-hulled boats throughout
the country will be reviewed and ad
ditional inspections will lx- conduct
ed to alert owners of problems
which could go unnoticed until the
next regularly scheduled Coast
?Reviewing local guidelines and
developing national standards to en
sure a consistent nationwide policy.
Owners of the affected type of
boats will be notified il further prob
lems are identified during the
stepped-up inspections. Pena said.
Admiral J. William kime. com
mandant of the Coast Guard, has is
sued a special safety directive to all
Coast Guard inspection offices io
announce the program.
I he Coast Guard inspects more
than 5.000 small-passenger vessels
each year. ()l these, about 1.4(H) are
wooden-hulled and at least 1.000 are
more than 15 years old. Pena said.
Starting Three Projects
To Boost County Schools
Members of the Brunswick
("ount\ Educational Foundation's
support committee are beginning to
contact local businesses and individ
uals seeking money to underwrite its
first three projects.
As one of its first three projects
the BCI ! plans to sponsor a spring
t-vent to replace the Superintendent's
Awards Dinner, which was cut from
this year's budget because of fund
ing shortfalls. "We're going to have
.i get-together to recognize outstand
ing teachers and students." said Bob
Slockett. the foundation's executive
director. "It probably won't be ex
act l\ the same as the superinten
dent s dinner, but it will be similar.
The foundation w iii also raise
tlir.d !'? .i\\ liF'i m?ni-#?ranK fnr nrn
jects identified by school faculty
members ;ind administrators and to
purchase specific materials to help
enhance the curriculum.
Mini-grant project proposals will
he screened by a foundation com
mittee on the basis of merit, possibly
with assistance from the school sys
Curriculum materials will be se
lected with the advice of school sys
tem administrators such as Dr. Jan
Calhoun, assistant superintendent
for instructional services.
At the foundation board's Jan. 4
meeting, Calhoun and Superinten
dent of Schools Ralph Johnston par
ticipated in committee meetings
with the directors and Calhoun dis
cussed some of the effort undertaken
by public school foundations with
which he has had experience.
The foundation will meet again 6
p.m. Feb. 7 at Supply Elementary
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RESIDENTS ASKED TO PARTICIPATE
Vornamtown Gets Started On Land Use Plan
BY IX)U(; Rl'TTER
Varnamtown residents will he
asked what they like about their
town and what can be done to im
prove it as town officials and a con
sultant develop the community's
first land use plan.
The plan, which officials will use
to guide future growth and develop
ment. is required by the N.C.
Div ision ot Coastal Management lor
coastal counties anil towns.
The land use plan will include
town policy statements on land use.
environmental and economic devel
opment issues ;??; well as a map
showing existing land use in the
A state grant will cover $4,480 of
the.total cost of $5,040. leaving the
town's share at $560.
The planning committee, which is
chaired in Alderman Ada McDon
ald. will work with consulting plan
ner Howard Capps of Wilmington.
The first meeting is scheduled
Monday. Jan. 24. at 7 p.m.
Capps said he will review the
land use planning process on the
24th. That meeting will he followed
by several public participation ses
sions in which residents will be
asked for their opinions.
Tentative meeting dates are Feb.
7. March 21. May 2. June (i and
Aug. I. The plan should be complet
ed by Sept. 30.
Capps said the plan, which must
receive final approval from the N.C.
Coastal Resources Commission, can
be used as a reference if the town
ever applies lor state or federal
Mayor Pro Tem linnis Swain
chaired Monday night's meeting in
the absence ot Mayor Judy Gallo
way, who was out of town on vaca
tion. Alderman Tony Varnum also
was absent because he had to w ork.
Boat Kamp Coming
Varnam's Docks and Bulkheads is
expected to begin working Feb. I on
int.- community '* new concrete boat
ramp on Lock wood Folly River and
finish the job by March 15.
Aldermen voted Monday night to
sign the $I9,5(H) contract with the
local firm as soon as the contract has
been typed and the contractor se
cures a security bond.
Also Monday, the board accepted
a parking plan recommended by the
town planning committee. The town
will lease a lot next to Garlands
Sen food House that will provide 2!!
spaces for vehicles anil boat trailers.
Improvements to the parking area,
such as lights and .1 fence, will lx:
discussed at the February meeting.
The town h.ts received $25.000
from the N.C. Wildlife Reiurce
Commission to build the public boat
launch. Any money left over will be
used to imprm c the parking area.
Not In Our Itaek Yard
Alderman John Da\ id Dawson
and Swain planned to represent
Varnamtow 11 at a public hearing in
Bolivia Tuesday night called to dis
cuss the proposed site ol a new
Swain s.itd Monday night that tin
t.>p five sites under consideration by
the Landfill Siting Study Committee
are located in the lockwood Folly
Ki\ er watershed.
"If there's runoff allowed it will
end up passing our waterfront and
our oyster area.' Sw ,:in said.
"I think we should stand up and
be counted. Too many ol our people
depend on this river." Swain added
"We want them to know we're not
going to stand lor any more coming
Aldermen indicated they ia\or a
Steel Subcontractor Sues
Hatcher For Non-Payment
On Auditorium Work
BY SUSAN USHER
As the Odell Williamson Audi
torium nears completion at Bruns
wick Community College more than
a year behind schedule, another sub
contractor has tiled suit against the
former general contractor for non
Hercules Steel Company Inc. of
layetteville. the company that built
the girders and provided other steel
for the auditorium, claims Hatcher
Construction Co. Inc., also of
Fayetteville. has refused to pay
555,555.85 plus interest at IS per
cent owed for work completed as of
Change orders issued during the
term of the contract brought the total
contract price to $501.436.
Also named as a defendant in the
suit, in the event Hatcher cannot
pay, is Hartford Fire Insurance Co..
the bonding company that insured
Hercules is the latest in a series ot
subcontractors to sue Hatcher
Construction Inc.. which college
trustees have declared in default on
Hatcher was awarded the general
contract in August 1991, with the
auditorium to be completed by
October 1992. Hatcher missed one
deadline and received a two-month
extension. No further extension
In late 1993. with work already a
year behind schedule* BCCTrustees
hired Gmka Builders Inc. <>t Whiie
\ ilk and various other contractors to
complete "punch list" items not han
dled by Hatclicr. bring the sprinkler
s\s,tem over the staue into com pi i
?ince with state msinancc codes by
installing lilditloll.il snrmllrf hruls
below the lighting grul. complete
sedimentation and erosion control
and other sitework. and lay a new
water line Irom U.S. 17 Business to
the auditorium to insure adequate
water pressure lor the lire suppres
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proposed landfill site near I.eland.
\v hieh Ii.is a sewer Irealment plant
nearby and is situated in an area that
is not as environmentally sensitive.
"It might be a disadvantage to
haul it further but i would uilicr
have that than risk the environmen
tal damage." McDonald said.
Varnamtown will buy workman's
compensation insurance and a new
front door lor town hall in order to
comply with Occupational Safety
and Health Administration (OSHA)
Aldermen voted to secure work
man's compensation insurance
through Risk Management Services
at a cost of 5160 per year. It will
cover all elected and appointed town
Alderman Will Mumford reported
Monday that A Touch of (ilass ol
Shallotte has K'cn hired to install a
new Ironl door at town hall. It will
cost S57.K and will he installed next
Before leaving on her Florida va
cation. Mayor Galloway left a list of
committee appointments lor 1994,
which were approved hy the hoard
of aldermen Monday night.
Finance committee: I nnis Swain.
Will Mumford. Luellen Norris.
Beverly Woolen and Chris l^an
Planning committee: Ada Mc
Donald, John David Dawson. Paul
Veaiey, Junto Mannara and "tracie
Building and grounds committee:
Will Mumford. Tony Varnum,
Maurice Galloway. O'Neal Varnam
and lulsel Norris.
Routine School Personnel
Actions Approved By Board
The Brunswick County Board of
Education adopted a list of routine
personnel actions Monday night fol
lowing a two-hour session behind
closed doors discussing personnel,
attorney -client and land acquisition
The hoard approved these hirings:
Tonya Hanc ot Wilmington, interim
math teacher, and William Ruff.
Wilmington, math teacher. North
Brunswick 11 itzh; Sharon l-lwood.
Soulhport. Chapter I parent facilita
tor Supply Elementary: Lucille Pet
ers. Shallottc. office assistant. West
Brunswick High; Sarah Lee. Supply,
computer support specialist. Union
Hementary; Cassandra Bryant and
Patsy Hewett. Supply, interim
teacher assistants, and Gladys Frink.
Sluillotte. teacher assistant. Union
I lementary; Brenda Hickman. Cala
bash. physical therapist assistant,
Resignations were accepted from
Hill Hewett. coach and physical edu
cation teacher. South Brunswick
High School (see related story in
this issue); Lisa Brown. Wilm
ington. pre-schoo! diagnostician.
Supply Elementary; Kelli Furry.
Leland. special education teacher.
Lincoln Primary; Rita Sue Starnes.
Long Beach, custodian. Southport
Retirement was approved for
Teddy Stone Sr. of Bolivia, longtime
head custodian ot Bolivia Elemen
tary; Lloyd LuIIwikkJ .-.i Supply, a
Maintenance Department carpenter
Employment was extended for in
terim teacher assistant Ella t'lem
mons at Lincoln Primary; and short
ened as requested from 12-month to
Id-month tor Don Erink. a South
Brunswick High custodian.
Five persons were approved as
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