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The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, September 22, 1994, Page PAGE 9-A, Image 9

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< ? ?* *m~w' -- ?. " _ ->? ? ?? ?? * . STAFF PHOTO BY SUSAN USHER Fraternity Lends Some Hands Thirty members of Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity at N.C. State University in Raleigh boosted the Big Sweep turnout at Sunset Beach last Saturday. Here they join other volunteers for lunch. The APOs' most unusual find was a paring knife. Sunset Beach Asks Court To Shut Down Watercraft Rental Business BY SUSAN USHER The Town of Sunset Beach wants Brunswick County Superior Civil Court to stop a personal watercraft rental business from doing business in town because it allegedly violates three town ordinances, and to dis miss the company's suit against the town. Without having received either a business permit or peddler's license from the town, the ScaQucst Comp any Inc. leased space at a Main Street business, purchased equip ment and began operating a water craft rental business on Memorial Day weekend Sunset Beach, in its response and countersuit, claims company officers Kevin Smith and Ale* Kjnlaw were advised before and after starting up their business on Memonal Day weekend that 1) watercraft rental was not a per mitted use in the beach business zoning district, 2) that no peddling was allowed ?jo the Sunset Beach strand, and 3) that the town's "Jet Ski" or per sonal watercraft ordinance applied The ordinance bans operation of Jet Skis, power sleds or similar devices within 300 yards of the shoreline be tween 7 a m and 5 p.m from April 1 through Sept 30 Town Administrator Linda Rue gel, it states, also advised the two that their recourse would be to apply in writing to the town planning and zoning board, seeking amendment of the zoning ordinance. While the part ners discussed their business plan with Fluegel and contacted her and town commissioners on several oc casions. no application was received. On Memorial Day weekend the town ordered the business to close because it was operating in violation of several town ordinances. Smith and Kjnlaw refused, saying their business was legal and that the town had not responded in a timely fash ion to their request to do business in town. Later in the weekend either the U S. Coast Guard or a state agency ordered the business to stop operation from a new location on the Intracoastal Waterway. On June 1 the court issued a re straining order to keep Sunset Bcach from shutting down SeaQuest's op eration in town. The order resulted from a suit filed by Smith and ICinlaw claiming the town had vio lated their rights in not issuing a per mit for the liusiness and then al legedly threatening their arTest and confiscation of equipment if the business didn't shut down its opera tions on Mam Street and on the bcach strand. The order was extended through Sept 12. effectively allowing the two to rent through the summer sea son family-size, jet-powered water craft from the beach business district on the island, to load and unload boats from the bcach strand, and to operate the boats off the beach. The town also states it has re quested that SeaQuest cease opera tion in violation of town ordinances, but that Smith and Kinlaw have re fused to do so. Sunset Beach and its taxpayers have, as a result, suffered "irrepara ble and immediate damage for which they have no adequate reme dy at law." SeaQuest's principals contend their constitutional rights were de nied and their business harmed fi nancially by the town's refusal to al low the company to operate and its allegedly not responding in a timely fashion to their request to do busi ness; that they have not violated any town regulations; and that their busi ness is "conceptually similar" 10 others in the beach business district that rent items for use on the beach strand and should be allowed even if not specifically allowed by ordi nance. Sunset Beach contends that since the partners were told the business was not allowed or permitted in town, the two "could not have rea sonably relied on their right to con duct said business in incurring any expenditures or other obligations." CHADD Group Meets Monday The Brunswick County CHADD Chapter, an organization for people who want to learn more about chil dren and adults with attention deficit disorder, will meet Monday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. at Ocean View United Methodist Church, Yaupon Beach. The meeting was rescheduled from Sept. 19. The group's regular meeting day is the third Monday of each month. Meetings are free and open to the public. Forum Chance To Speak Up On Future Of N.C. Tourism In what direction should North Carolina move with tourism devel opment? That's the question local residents will get to address at a regional fo rum on travel and tourism. One of eight across the state, the local forum will be held at Bruns wick Industiial Business Center in Leland Wednesday, Oct 5. from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tourism is currently North Caro lina's second largest economic sec tor, and projected to become the largest by the end of the decade, ac cording to the N.C. Travel and Tour ism Division, and the travel industry is expected to continue experiencing rapid growth The S8.3 billion industry is driven in part by the natural beauty and re sources of the state. According to Gov. Jim Hunt, "In order to preserve this natural beauty, and to continue to be a leader in the travel and tourism industry, we must plant now ior tnc ruturc." Information gathered at the re gional forums will be developed into action recommendations by issue oriented working groups. Then, at the Governor's Summit on Travel and Tourism Feb. 6-7 in Raleigh, business, government and communi ty leaders will analyze and refine the proposals Their final recommenda tions will be presented to the gover nor. secretary of commerce and state Economic Development Board for possible legislative action They will also be forwarded for consideration at the White House Conference on Travel and Tourism in Washington, D C., in November 1995. At cach forum, the time allocated to each speaker will be determined by the number of persons wishing to speak Speakers are requested to provide a written outline of their comments at the time of presenta tion, if possible. Also, the N.C. Travel and Tour ism Division will accept written comments that arc received by Oct. 19 at N.C. Travel and Tourism Division, 430 N. Salisbury St., Ral eigh. N.C. 27611. The forum ??!* >? accessible to ihe physically handicapped. Anyone wishing to attend the session, but needing special assistance can con tact forum coordinator Gayle Har vey, 910-251-5699 South Brunswick Medical Group Gary D. Ross, M.D. Board Certified in Internal Medicine Samuel W. Kirtley, M.D. Board Certified in Family Practice For complete outpatient medical care and routine health maintenance wane-in sei alee and. extended office hours convenient for working families. Adult. Pediatrics and Women's Medical Concerns ? Laboratory and X-Ray - ? - - - - K&DMFG. CLOTHING OUTLET Quality Clothing at Outlet Prices Special 1 pair girls' pants FREE with purchase of 2 lace leggings, rib knit or stirrups. 1 group of shirts and shorts $2.50 Fall Arrivals Ladies' dresses, blazers. Dlouses Monday- Saturday 10 am-4 pm 430 Mulberry St. ? Shallotte 754-2260 Carta s Jjjjk J^air design "Special effects for the entire family" Carla Holden Owner/ Stylist & Tar a Lambert manicurist /nail tech. Welcome Our newest stylist Sonja Baines A Full Service Salon Walk -ins Welcome Open Mon-Sat 9-5 579-7326 On Hwv. 17 S., Shallotte (across from Holden Brothers Farm Italian Restaurant, Deli & Bakery Serving Lunch & Dinner Sunday Lunch Buli'ct 11-2 -4"" AU-Ynu-Cao-F.at linked llam Slirimp-l:isli Spaghetti & Meatballs ... noiisi inickcn Cul/.ones Pizzas Lunch Buffet $ 4.99 ? Dinner Buffet $6.99 Daily 754-3778 % In Milllken's Shopping Center (Hwy. 130 W). Holdon Beach Rd? Shaliotte SdNDPIKRiajr WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE PIPER'S RESTAURANT AT SANDPIPER BAY GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB IS NOW UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT! PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR SUNDAY BRUNCH SPECIALS SOFT MUSIC BY THE MUSIC MAN A TASTE OF AFFORDABLE ELEGANCE NOW BOOKING CHRISTMAS PARTIES LUNCHEONS OR BUSINESS EVENTS LET OUR SPECIAL TOUCH WORK FOR YOU! Piper's Restaurant OLD GEORGETOWN ROAD ? CALABASH Event bookings call 579-9373 GOLF and COUNTRY CLUB AT CALABASH APPEARING SOON We'll be singing at the Annual Meeting Sat., Oct. 8, at the Odell Williamson Auditorium Singer, songwriter, musician Gaye Varnam Fulford... sings country, folk, gospel and confesses country music is her first love. Tiny Miss Southland Mallory Loren Matter Also Appearing: 'The Guiding Lights" Gospel Singers BRUNSWICK ELECTRIC MEMBERSHIP-CORPORATION Prizes ? Health Checks ? Entertainment ? Auction Join The Cooperative Spirit At Work! UMpttherldge 61 bonl PEST control, inc. I Free Estimates ? Residential ? 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