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Home After Heart Attack
Calabash Commissioner Robert Noe returned home Tuesday after
noon after spending five days at a Myrtle Beach, S.C., hospital following
"a slight heart attack" last Thursday morning.
In a telephone interview Tuesday, Noe said he
was "up and around and feeling better" following
several days of tests and obse nation.
After spending the morning working in the
yard. Noe said he had jus! come inside at about 1 1
a.m. for a glass of juice when he sat down and be
gan feeling chest pains.
He was transported by ambulance to Myrtle
Beach General Hospital, where doctors determined
that a blockage had developed in a small vein lead
ing to his heart, he said.
Noe has experienced recurring heart problems and underwent an an
gioplasty operation several years ago.
Although he said he is "feeling fine," doctors have advised Noe not
to drive a car for a couple weeks. Consequently, he said he wasn't sure if
he would attend the next town board meeting.
Holden Hires New Inspector
Douglas W. Gillette of Windy Point will begin working at Hoiden
Beach's building inspector Sept. 12, Town Manager Gus Ulrich said
Gillette, building inspector at Southport since July 1990, is the
fourth new inspector at Holden Beach in the last 16 months. He will re
place Claude Spellman, who resigned June 14 after only four months on
Prior to going to work for the City of Southport Gillette worked for
the Brunswick County Inspections Department for approximately 3 1/2
years. He also has worked as an engineering technician for the county.
Ulrich said Gillette is certified in building, mechanical, plumbing
and electrical inspections.
"He's a local person. He knows the area, and he's got excellent qual
ifications," Ulrich said. "I'm very pleased that he agreed to come work
Police Uncertain If injured
Man Assaulted Or Run Down
BY ERIC CARLSON
A Shell Point man remained in
critical condition in a Wilmington
hospital neuro-intensive care unit
with severe head injuries Tuesday in
what police say may have been ei
ther an assault or a hit-and-run that
occurred on Gray Bridge Road early
The victim, Donald "Tex" Wil
liamson, 31, was taken to New Han
over Regional Medical after a truck
driver spotted him lying face-down
in the road at about 5:30 a.m. and
rushed home to call 911, according
to an incident report at the Bruns
wick County Sheriff's Department.
First to arrive was Dep. Johnny
Earp, who was dispatched to investi
gate what was thought to be a per
son hit by an automobile. But Earp
reported that Williamson "appeared
to have been struck with a blunt in
After being transported by a mo
bile intensive-care ambulance, doc
tors at New Hanover RMC said
Williamson had other wounds to his
body and appeared to have been hit
by a vehicle. But after visiting the
hospital to investigate a possible hit
and-run, Trooper T.W. Caulder of
the N.C. Highway Patrol filed a re
port that the victim "was not in
volved in a car accident" and said
his injuries suggest that he was "hit
with a blunt instrument."
Several hours before Williamson
was found. Deputy Cathy Hamilton
was culled to the Brunswick Hos
pital emergency room to investigate
a stabbing. She found Williamson
being treated for a knife wound to
his hand, but reported that he was
"very intoxicated and belligerent"
and refused to cooperate.
Deputy Hamilton reported that
she was advised by her supervisor to
contact Williamson for a report on
the incident "when he was sober the
Brunswick Detective Nancy
Simpson said her investigation so
far indicates that Williamson and
some other men had been at a trailer
drinking since noon Saturday.
Some time after midnight there was
an altercation between the men in
which Williamson suffered "a small
cut on the hand," she said.
It appears that the men drove
Williamson to the hospital and left
him there. After being treated for his
injuries and "cussing out two offi
cers" who tried to interview him,
Williamson left the hospital on foot.
Another witness claims to have seen
him hitch-hiking on Gray Bridge
Road later that morning.
Simpson said Williamson has not
regained consciousness. The sher
iff's department is continuing to in
vestigate the incide.it .vithout ruling
out either an assault or a hit-and-run
as the cause of injury, she said.
Driver Charged With DWI
Following Head-On Crash
Two drivers remained in Grand
Strand Regional Medical Center in
Myrtle Beach, 3.C., Tuesday follow
ing a head-on collision Saturday
night on U.S. 17 two miles north of
Pertia Frink, 23, of Ash, was in
fair condition, a hospital spokesman
said, while Sheila Campbell, 37, of
Sunset Beach, was in good condition.
Frink was driving east on U.S. 17
whef her 19X3 PoBfiao collided
head-on with Campbell's westbound
1989 Buick, which was traveling the
wrong way in the eastbound lane.
Trooper C.E. Ward of the N.C.
Highway Patrol reported that
Campbell had been drinking prior to
the 10:20 p.m. accident. He charged
her with driving left of center and
driving while impaired.
Both women were transported to
Grand Strand with serious, incapaci
Damage to Frink's car was esti
matedat $1,800, and to Campbell's
car, $3, UK).
VFW Sets Fish Fry
Fiolden Beach VFW Post No.
8866 will hold a fish fry Saturday,
Sept. 3, starting at 11 a.m. on the
Holden Beach causeway to the left
of the bridge.
Dinners will be sold for $3.75
each, with take-out service and on
site dining available.
Proceeds will go to support the
post's building fund and local patriot
ic events, said spokesman John Nash.
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First 159 Spent Fuel Rods Due
In September Aboard Two Ships
BY SUSAN USHER
Spent nuclear fuel rods from for
eign research reactors will begin ar
riving at Sunny Point Military
Ocean Terminal near Southport
"sometime in September," with the
first shipment aboard two different
ships, a U.S. Department of Energy
spokesman said Tuesday.
News reports Tuesday that the
first shipment would be in South
Carolina sometime this week are
"inaccurate," said Jim Giusti of the
department's Savannah River Site
near Aiken, S.C.
In a slight change of plans, the
first 159 elements will be transport
ed in four shielded casks on two
commercial ships, rather ?han one.
The two will arrive at Sunny Point
from Europe on the same date.
Giusti said each ship will carry two
casks, the maximum allowed under
International Maritime Organization
standards for the amount of radio
logical material being shipped.
After arrival the fuel rods will not
be at Sunny Point for more 'han 24
hours, he said.
The spent fuel rods are being
shipped back to the United States as
part of a government effort to keep
nuclear waste from being sold
abroad and made into nuclear
At the Sunny Point piers, the rods
will be transferred to railcars for
train transport to the Savannah River
Site near Aiken, S.C., for storage.
The casks will be the only cargo for
the special train.
The 333-mile trip expected to
take about 24 hours, moving at a top
speed of 35 mph, the maximum al
lowed when transporting nuclear
material. As the train approaches
populated areas the speed will be
even slower, said Giusti.
The casks will travel with a two
SWf photo ?t f?C CACLSON
EMERGENCY WORKERS use a Geiger counter to check fitr radi
ation during a recent "mock accident " drill simulating a nuclear
accident at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point.
person armed guard and with a mon
itoring\security team nearby at all
times, as required by U.S.
Department of Energy security regu
lations. The N.C. Highway Patrol,
which is charged with safe transport
across the state, plans an additional
12-person security detail and heli
Giusti said the U.S. Department
of Energy, North Carolina and South
Carolina are working together to en
sure the safe passage of the spent fu
el rods. DOb is insuring the ship
ment meets national and internation
al standards for security. The agency
has also provided training for emer
gency responders in North Carolina
and South Carolina, including a
training session at Sunny Point two
weeks ago. and has provided addi
tional radiological monitoring
equipment for use in North Carolina.
"North Carolina believes addi
tional security is necessary, so it is
their rerponsibility to pay for that,"
said Giusti "At least that's the way
it stands right now. We're having an
other conference call this week and
it could change."
Tom Hcgclc, spokesman for the
State Highway Patrol, said the state
believes extra security measures are
needed because of the likelihood of
protests along the rail route, and had
asked that the company contracted
to ship the spent fuel underwrite the
expense I"he company objected to
the cost as unreasonable, but the
state doesn't see it that way
"When we've shipped hazardous
waste in the past there have been
protests along the route, so we have
good reason to believe there will be
this time," said Hcgclc "We believe
the extra security measures arc nec
The 1 5V rods represent the first of
two to three shipments totaling 341
rods coming in to Sunny Point from
research reactors in Austria, the
Netherlands. Denmark and Sweden
Additional rods may be shipped
to the United States from these and
other countries* in future years, de
pending upon the results of a envi
ronmental impact stud> [X)E is con
Ocean Isle Commissioners
Will Hear From Public In
Labor Day Evening Workshop
BY SUSAN USHER
Ocean Isle Beach residents and
property owners: Have a question, a
complaint or a compliment to share
with town commissioners?
If you've been unable to attend
the commissioners' regular Tuesday
morning sessions, a 7 p.m. "work
shop" Monday, Sept. 5 ? Labor
Day ? is your chance to speak up.
The meeting is the first in a series
of evening sessions that will be held
the first Monday night of each quar
ter, hosted in rotation by a different
commissioner. The meetings are the
board's response to a proposal from
Commissioner Ken Proctor to make
meetings more accessible to the
Commissioner Bill Benton will
serve as host for Monday's meeting
and has no agenda planned
"It's more up to the citizens what
issues we discuss," he said. "It will
all be spontaneous Since it's the
end of the summer season we might
take the opportunity to recognize
some people, like the police depart
Benton said he's "looking for
ward" to the meeting, but wishes it
were some other day than Labor
Day. "I don't think we realized at
the time we set the meeting that it
was a holiday," he said.
A workshop is an official board
meeting. While commissioners can
discuss issues, they cannot legally
take formal action on any business
during a workshop.
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The Only Board Certified
in Brunswick Couniy
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