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The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, May 05, 1994, Page PAGE 9-A, Image 9

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And The Winner Is. . . District / School Board nomine* Olaf (Bud) Thorsen lights a victo ry cigar after winning a close Democratic primary race with in cumbent Thurman Cause. COUNTY COMMISSIONER CHAIRMAN DON WARREN (right) muses over precinct returns with Register c/ Deeds Robert Robinson. Werren won the District 1 Democratic nomination , CALL OS FOR INSURANCE OUOTES: 1-800-424-0115 ? Home ? Auto ? Commercial ? Mobile Home ? Life ??l First investors FINANCIAL CORPORATION Or Visit Our Banking Offices: LELAND SHAliOTTt wHiTEVUlE (910)371-1000 (910)754-5400 (910)442-5153 Sunset Cuui iCil Asked To 'Revisit' Low-Density Zoning Of Bird Island BY SUSAN USHER Agents for the sws? of Bird Island approached Sunset Bench that it "revisit" the conservation serve zoning applied to the island because it is overly restrictive. After months of consideration, last Oct. 4 the council applied the new zoning category not only to Bird ?iy) ih airmtimjinp marshes but to similar areas within the town's planning boundaries. The zoning was approved one month before town elections in which conservation of Bird Island became a community issue. It effec tively limits development on the barrier island straddling the South Carolina/North Carolina line south of Sunset Bcsch to 30 to 35 single family dwellings with a maximum OI SIX UCUIUUDD riCH. St n>aiaiw density to one home per acre, with uplands comprising at least half that sss. Last October, after the board's vok, agent Joan Ryoer of Cemury von Oisen consulting engineers of Wilmington asked that the town "re consider possible zoning relief in the nituie for Bird isiand proper" Monday night he reiterated that request. Island owner Janie Page Price of Greensboro initially proposed devel oping seven single-family homes on the island. Later her agents revised the request, seeking greater density. The would-be developers pro pose alknving a density of two units per net buildablc acre and eight bed rooms per unit, if septic field capaci ty allows. That plan would provide up to 66 units, some on 10,000- square- foot lots with six bedrooms, others on !5,G0Q-sqy?r-fhnt-lots with eight bedrooms. Hot Climate Can Help Fuel Heartworm Disease Local veterinarians say this week. National Pet Health Cafe Week, is a good time to remind Brunswick Countians that the hot, humid coas tal environment is a perfect breeding ground for the mosquitoes which produce heartworm disease in dogs. Heartworm is potentially lethal but treatable if detected. ikre's how it develops: ? The cycle begins when a mos quito bites a heartwonn-infected dog and picks up immature heartworms, called "microfilaria,'' in the blood. ? During the next few weeks, the microfilaria develop into infective larvae inside the mosquito. ? When the mosquito bites a dog, inc infective larvae aic pnwu through the proboscis, or feeding tube, and develop into adult heart worm* over the next few months. They eventually enter and reside in side the heart. ? Once inside the heart they can grow up to 14 inches long and cause significant damage to the heart and lungs. Untreated, heartworm disease is usually fatal. Some of 'he more common signs of heartworm disease are chronic cough, loss of appetite and de creased weight, fatigue or lethargy, and shortness of breath. The symptoms gradually worsen until the animal dies of congestive heart failure or its cumpikaikma. Heartworm tests, treatments and picVciMuVca uc CUllcuiJy aVailoblC, veterinarians advise. "We want to get the density op to a much more viable utilization of the uplands." said Ryder. Toe currcni proposal wuwiu inn no impact on wetlands, according to Ryder, and includes environmental protection measures such as stormwater management. The N.C Office of Coastal Management has asked for an environmental assess ment of the project's impact before it will consider issuing a major de velopment permit for the project Council took no action Monday. Planning Board Chairman Dick Good asked thai Ryder submit his request in writing. f? ? * * ' * * - a.. '-1-nJ iuicicm ui ucvciu|mi( u? W^T has sparked the organization of the Bird Island Preservation Society. Its 1,600 members are interested in public acquisition of the island for conservation or preaervation purpos es. Should Mrs. Price be willing to set an asking price. Rep. David Redwine has said he is willing to in troduce a bill seeking up to $1 mil lion in state funds toward that effort. Saturday Crash On U.S. 1 7 Claims Life Of Leieune Marine A Camp Lejeune Marine who ap parently fell ssleep at the wheel was fatally injured and three other per sons hurt Saturday evening in a two car accident on U.S. 17 south of ?* muwixr.". Bryan Keith Matthews, 18, from Opelousa, La., died at approximate ly 7:45 p.m. Saturday in New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington of injuries sustained in the crash, reported N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper T.W. Caulder. Matthews was traveling north on U.S. 17, entering a left-hand curve at Bell Swamp, when his 1990 Vblkswagen Fox ran off the road on to the right shoulder. The accident occurred at approximately 6 p.m. "He apparently fell asleep at the wheel and just ran off the road and woke up on the shoulder," said Caulder. At that point Matthews jerked the car back onto the highway but lost control of it The Fox crossed the grassed median and struck a 1988 Buick traveling in the southbound lane. His car came to rest in the ditch, while the other car came to rest in the roadway. Matthews and his passenger, 19 year-old Mike Stout, were both as signed to Romeo Battery 5/10 at Camp Lejeune. Thelma Chandler Fullwood, 54, of Bolivia, the second driver, and her daughter, Feletia, 13, and Stout were treated at New Hanover Regional Medical Center for serious b*Jt rion- :~r*~ritatisg Injuria? Both Full woods were wearing scat behs, while nciibci maiihcWS nor Stout was wearing one, Cauldcr said. Matthews' car was a total loss, while damages to the Fullwood Buick were estimated at $4,500. *Now Open for Take- Out Orders'. THE HAM CO. -Restaurant &DeIi Order Hatf or Whole Honey Glazed, Spiral Sliced Hams or Turkey Breasts, Baked Beans and Deli Salads by 6 PM Fit, May 6. Pick up between 1 0-3 ~ ~ - ? JUST IN DAY OPEN FOR TAKE-OUT ONLY AT THIS TIME 754-3686 Shallotte Plaza, Main St., Shallotte ?Coiserhaus Keniieis l^MoVatoka Rd. NW. SuppjV ? k7 54-7 122 -Boarding .Outdoor Exorcise Area ? Boaruiuy Dl^foc?dnnal Grooming KiMr ^ ? 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