North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
Travel Agents Visit New Ship
Elsa and Rryan Jardine, owners of Brunsw ick Travel in Shallotte,
attend a gala inaugural evening aboard Carnival Cruise Line's
new luxury cruise ship the " Fascination ," while it was docked
overnight in Charleston, S.C. Also attending were Brunswick Tra
vel counselors Eike Grabowski and husband Joe and Jeanne
Brunnelle and husband Bob. The Fascination will be homeported
in San Juan, Puerto Rico and will sail on cruises to the Caribbean.
From Mackerel To Oysters:
It All Sounds Fishy To Me
BY DEBBIE RUPP
Vice-President For Organizational Development
South Brunswick Islands Chamber Of Commerce
Thanks to Captain Jamie and Doug Rutter and their reports in last
week's Beacon you already know about the tremendous time wc had
with the South Brunswick Islands King Mackerel Tournament. It was,
as predicted to be, an exciting and fun-filled event.
We had great weather, close competition, tremen
dous entertainment and delicious food. Our delight
in the success of the tournament was furthered mag
nified when so many local fishermen won the big
prizes, including largest fish and tournament record
at 46.10 pounds.
The three biggest fish caught in the tournament
were brought in within minutes after 2 p.m. Friday
when the weigh-ins could begin. Even if you
missed seeing those, there were over 4,500 pounds
of king mackerel brought in throughout the two
day tournament, and many were very large fish. Prize money was paid
through 30th placc and even that fish was big at 24.5 pounds.
The largest fish and first place went to our own Brunswick County
anglers David Rourk of Shallotte and Ricky Hawes of Ash. while Earl
Clewis of Southport came in second with 41.4 pounds. Many other lo
cals placed in the top 30 and received prize money.
If you didn't make it out to Holden Beach Marina to join in the fes
tivities, jou missed a great time. Many thanks to all of you who were
there. Gary and Alpha Carr were fabulous hosts, and the marina served
as an ideal setting for all the tournament activities. Southern Rangers
and Carolina Gold kept the music lively, and Tri-Beach Fire Department
kept the crowd well fed while the chamber staff and volunteers were in
high gear getting boats checked in, fish weighed, T-shirts sold and
Special thanks 6o to Lisa, Angela and Claudia for their constant
commitment to giving it their very best, and to Bob Frazier, First
Citizens Bank; Johnny and Kerry Craig, Craig Realty; Jimmy Bellamy,
Coastal Printing & Graphics; Joe Stanley, Joe & Moe's Auto Service.
Daphne Yarbrough, Brunswick Hospital and Kathryn Gossett, Edward
D. Jones & Company. There were a lot of long hours, sun-burned arms
(and heads), sore muscles (hauling over 4,500 pounds of fish), and
many satisfied volunteers. However, I don't think any of us want to sec
another king mackerel again for a very long time ? at next year's tour
Now that the King Claksic is over, we can set our sights on the next
major event nosied by the South Brunswick Islands Chamber of
Commerce ? the N.C. Oyster Festival. We don't have far to look since it
is just around the corner. I>ess than a month away, on Oct. 14 and 15, the
14th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival will be held in Seaside be
tween Sunset and Ocean Isle Beach.
What began as a small oyster roast in the late 1970s has grown into
an event proclaimed by the state to be the official Oyster Festival of
North Carolina. In addition to oysters, the festival features a road race
with a one-mile, 5K and lOK run at Sea Trail Plantation, handmade arts
and crafts from throughout the region, a wide variety of foods provided
by the local Shriners and vendors, festival rides, oyster-shucking com
petition and entertainment featuring the Fabulous Kays and Southern
Rangers. Don't let this event pass you by. It promises to be another suc
cess and just as much fun.
If you wish to volunteer or have handmade arts and crafts that you
wish to display/sell, call the chamber at 754-6644 or write to P.O. Box
1380, Shallotte NC 28459.
Taxes, Turning Great Idea
Into A Business Are Topics
Two Octobcr seminars sponsored
by the Small Business Center at
Brunswick Community College will
focus on business taxes, while a
third explores ways to turn a "great
idea" into a business opportunity.
IRS Tax Workshop: How to
meet federal and slate tax require
ments is the subject of this 9 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. workshop Thursday, Oct.
6. Federal Schedule C, Profit or
Loss Income, Employment Taxes,
Forms 940 and 941 will be covered
for small business owners or
prospective owners, and bookkeep
Small Business Taxes: Presenter
Mike Sidelinger will focus on tax
planning strategies for small busi
nesses in this session from 6:30 p.m.
to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 1 .
Included: income realization in the
lower tax brackets and payment of
deductible expenses in higher tax
brackets; acceleration and deferral
of income and expenses; inventory
valuation; fixed asset acquisitions;
Have I (Jot A Great Idea: On
Thursday, Oct. 13, from 6:30 p.m. to
9:30 p.m., Mike Collins will explore
the combination of entrepreneurship
and creating ideas by actively look
ing for ways to fulfill needs in the
marketplace. He'll also cover idea
generation, idea testing, creating a
small business and knowing when to
Bach of the three seminars is of
fered at no charge to participants.
Pre-registration is required by call
ing BCC at 754-5900, 457-6329 or
Tourism Conference Oct. 5
State travel and tourism officials
will host a public forum Wednesday,
Oct. 5, from 6 until 9 p.m. at Bruns
wick Community College at the
Iceland Industrial Education Center
in Lei and
Eight public forums are planned
around the state to get input on the
future development of North Car
olina's second leading industry ?
travel and tourism.
Information gathered in the fo
ntms will be used to prepare for the
state travel conference and the 1995
White House Conference on Travel
and Tourism. Data will be compiled
by Commerce's Travel and Tourism
Division and will be used to develop
and statewide strategic travel and
tourism plan and to decide topics of
discussion for the 1995 Governor's
Summit on Travel and Tourism, set
for Feb. 6-7 in Raleigh.
For more information, call Mike
Royal of Brunswick Community
College at 754-6990.
Altman Named Director Of Chamber
Calabash native Cathy T. Altman
has been n?med
tor of the Little
For the past
been an account
She also has
been involved with fundraising for
the American Sudden Infant Death
Syndrome Institute, membership
drives for the Myrtle Beach Area
Chamber of Commerce, and was
publicity co-chair for the North
Myrtle Beach St. Patrick's Day
Festival and co-chair of the Indian
Summer Heritage Festival.
Altman serves on the promotion
committee for Downtown Organi
zations Interacting Together, a main
street revitalization program for
North Myrtle Beach.
She lives in North Myrtle Beach
with her husband Dayton and their
son Thomas, 3.
Margaret Galloway was chosen
loyee of the
Month at Aut
umn Care of
a certified nurs
who joined Au
tumn Care in
GALLOWAY She was rec
ognized by the administrative staff
for "hard work, concern and genuine
caring for the residents" of the
skilled nursing facility.
Vickie B. Jones has been promot
ed to documentation officer at Sout
hern National Bank in Lumberton.
She is married to Wilbur W. Jones
Jr. and is the daughter of Stanley and
Myrtle Britt of Ocean Isle Beach.
The Brunswick County Public
Housing Agency has received
$13,000 for urgent repairs to be used
with the 1993-94 Weatherization
The urgent repair program will
provide home weatherization to
low-income homeowners who are
elderly, disabled and have low in
"With the urgent repair program,
we will be able to alleviate housing
conditions which pose an imminent
threat to the life or safety of very
low-income homeowners with spe
cial housing needs," said Thurman
B. Everett, county public housing
director. "We can also provide ac
cessibility modifications and other
minor repairs necessary to pre vert
displacement of very low-income
liuiliwvmiivid Willi apCviUI
Applications for the repair pro
gram are being accepted at Bruns
wick County Public Housing
Agency, Brunswick County Govern
ment Complex, Monday through
Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
For more information, call Thur
man Everett or Eric L. Smith, weat
herization coordinator, at 253-4301.
mother and four children
for our most popular plan
Design Benefit Plans
E. tlarvie Hill. D.D.6., M.&D.
. providing caie for
^children and young adults
ages 1-21. Also care for
MEMBER: AMERICAN ACADEMY
OF PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
lOl Village Pine*. AhalloWc
Jones, who joined Southern Na
tional in 1992, is manager of word
processing operations at the main
office in Lumbcrton. She is respon
sible for graphic design, word pro
cessing operations and department
A Lumbcrton resident, she gradu
ated from Orrum High School in
1978 and earned an associate's de
gree in business administration from
Robeson Community College.
Filing Made Easy
A seminar today (Thursday) by
the IRS and the N.C. Department of
Revenue at Brunswick Community
College has something to offer both
first-time and experienced electronic
Electronic filing is the transmis
sion of individual income tax return
information over telephone lines
from an accepted transmitter's com
pute) directly to a computer at an
IRS service center.
Today's seminar is divided into
three segments aimed at different
levels of users.
Basic electronic filing for first
timers will be introduced from 9:30
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. State electronic
filing for first-timers will be covered
from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., while an
update on state and federal electron
ic filing for experienced filers is
planned from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
No reservations are required; seat
ing will be on a first-come, first
seated basis in the Teaching
Auditorium of the BCC Admini
The seminar is offered in con
junction with BCC's Small Business
New At CHHC
Wanda S. Ratliffc of Boiling
Spring Lakes and Genevieve S. Cox
of Shallottc have joined Compre
hensive Home Health Care's Supply
clinical office as RN/homc health
Ratliffc is a graduate of North
west Alabama State Junior College
and has been a nurse for 12 years
Cox is a graduate of Southeastern
Community College and has been a
nurse for nine years.
Angclia R. Woods, a native of
Bolivia, has joined Comprehensive 's
new Greensboro clinical office as a
home health aide. She has been a
nurse's aide for 10 years.
For Marine Expo
An open forum on the impact of
public trust fees and increasing reg
ulatory compliance costs on the
North Carolina marine industry is
expccted to be a focal point at the
|W4 N.C. Marine Expo trade show
and conference Nov. 17-19 at Coast
Line Convention Center and the
Hilton Hotel in Wilmington.
Other sessions will look at topics
such as waste management for boat
builders. marine facility planning,
air quality issues, computerized
business management, bottom wash
ing, solutioas to common boatshop
problems, electrical and fire codes,
marketing, packaging loans, the new
state stormwatcr general permit, in
surance and workplace safety.
For information on registration
options, housing and a kick-off
cruise aboard the Henrietta II. con
tact the UNCW Division for Public
Scrvice & Extended Education.
UNC Wilmington, ftOl S. College
Road. Wilmington. N.C. 28403
Nov 1 is the registration deadline.
Sales & Service On All Major Brands
0 J EMM-AIR
(803)249-2331 or Toll Free 1-800-346-1630
411 Main St
RCA Home Theatre
and the new
DSS M Digital Satellite System:
TV never looked so good.
SEE OUR LIVE DEMONSTRATION TODAY
(1)0uality c! picture and sound are dependent upon the audio system puno
and/or television used by consumer Television also requires SVideo
input to realize tull capability of OSS receiver.
(2)Total capacity available from two Hughes satellites
Second satellite scheduled for operation Fall. 1994
0 1994. DIRECTV'" and DSS? are official trademarks of
DIRECTV, Inc . a unit of GM Hughes Electronics
0 1994 USSB. Inc.. is a subsidiary of Hubbard Broadcasting. Inc
O 1994, Thomson Coti!>uiiiei Electronics. Inc.
Changing Entertainment. Again/
1 4 nMiriVHV Ch.pprr
OICITAL SATELLITE SYSTEM
Sharper Picture. Clearer Sound. Greater Choice
* p^cturecapl^ System prices
? CD quality sound ^ - - ?
? Great programming CUD
choices for the ~
11 c *1 'W''
Professional Installation available
UP TO 150 CHANNELS
n i r f r t v 0F PROGRAMMING EXCITEMENT,
directv.. ALL IN DIGITAL QUALITY!