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The Brunswick beacon. (Shallotte, N.C.) 19??-current, December 29, 1994, Page PAGE 7-A, Image 7

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a KisKy business 9 - - . WVII ? WifA its east-west orientation, Ocean Isle Beach usually isn 1 susceptible to erosion from northeasters. But crashing waves Friday night heightened damage from high tides in early December, when these homes at East Second and Asheville streets were declared unsafe. Wesley F. Walker of Rock Hill, S.C ^ who owns " Risky Business" at No. 500, and his neighbor, Robert Hawkins of Cliffside, are making plans to relocate their homes elsewhere on the island. High tides are expected again around New Year's weekend. Holden Beach Celebrated. Mourned In 'Q A BY DOUG R UTTER Hokten Bcach celebrated its 25th anniversary, mourned the death of its popular mayor and won an ex tended battle with the federal gov ernment in 1994 All of that in the first four months. If there was one moment during the year that had a greater impact than any other it was the April 6 death of mayor Wally Ausley. a beloved figure at the beach and across the state Ausley 't death not only left a tremendous void in the hearts of everyone who knew him. it necessi tated changes on the town board Gay Atkins, a commissioner since 1981, was appointed mayor and Marlaine Thomas took Atkins' seat on the board of commissioners Atkins is the first female mayor of Holden Beach and the fifth mayor in town history. Ausley 's death came just days af ter residents gathered to celebrate the silver anniversary of the town's incorporation A re-enactment of the firn town meeting was held in con junction with the Day At The Docks festival. Holden Bcach proved that persis tence pays off in April, when the town won a year-long power strug gle with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) over oceanfront dune renourishment. The feud between the town and FEMA began in March 1993, when the federal agency agreed to give Holden Beach S57.000 to repair sand dunes that were damaged dur ing a severe winter storm. FEMA officials recommended us ing the money to build dunes at 31 lots that met their qualifications, but town commissioners insisted that the sand would quickly wash away and the money would be wasted. The town board came up with its own plan to use the money to save Hillside Drive, and FEMA officials Anally agreed to go along with the proposal following a visit to the is land. Wayne's Back hoc Service [ of Shallottc was hired to pile NSft approximately 11.420 cubic yards of sand along the south side of Hillside, which was closed off to everyone except homeowners needing access to their property. Holden Bcach lost nrw of its two campgrounds this year. Campground By The Sea closed at the end of 1994 after 25 years in business Landowner Davis Heniford an nounced in August his plans to con vert the 1 59 camp sites into 62 lots for single-family homes Town offi cials later agreed to oversee con struction of street and water lines in the subdivision, with Heniford foot ing the bill. It took a while to work out the de tails. but town officials were poised by the end of December to coordi nate a canal dredging project for the lot owners in Harbor Acres. The town advertised for bids four times before ultimately hiring Bald Head Island Transportation Inc. to do the work in three separate phases. The total cost will be around $82,000, and property owners will be assessed once the work is fin ished. There were many comings and goings at Holden Beach Town Hall this year, especially in the building inspections department. Both Bill Goodman and Claude Spellman worked as building in spectors for a short time before rc : Down 'East Spas w ^ S] Relax. Bring Your Spa "/, Doutn 'East 5H To BioGuard v .StJ CIS SPA QUAAD: Chlorine Concentrate, I PH Increaeer A PH OtcieiMr PROFESSIONAL POOL MAINTENANCE Hwy. 179, Island Village Specialty Shops. Ocean Isle Beach, Behind IGA BkJg m 579-8828 OPEN MONDAY - SATURDAY BE Daily Maintenance ? Chemicals ? Acceasories & Equipment fdfta Qfaditmad, Sxde 1/2 price sale on all Christmas and gift items (excluding collectible and antiques) Come early for the best selection! CUty (S?d SJking. Hwy. 1 30 at Waccamaw River in Ash ? 1 2 miles from Shaiiotte akll (910)287-3182 ? 1-800-424-6286 FTR I1 ? ? Tim in - r ~ ' signing. Current inspector Doug Gillette is the fourth at Holden Beach since longtime inspector Dwight Carroll retired in April 1993. Gus Ulrich ended his second stint as town manager in November. 1 Talcing his place was 23 1 year-old Sean Anderson a 1994 Appalachian State graduate in his first job as town manager. Commissioners also hired a new town attorney in July. Elva Jess of Southport replaced Ken Campbell, who had served the town since 1990 Among the key issues that will carry over into 1995 are proposed changes in lot coverage regulations. Commissioners are considering amending the rule that prohibits covering more than 30 percent of a platted lot with a structure. The new proposal calls for limiting buildings and other impervious surfaces such as driveways to no more than 30 percent of the usable lot area. Town commissioners also are ex pected to discuss in January a pro posal to pay $25,500 for an engi neering study to determine if septic tank systems are polluting ground and surface water on the island. Officials say similar studies con ducted 1.1 1987 and 1989 did not provide the information they need to decide if a sewer system is needed. Coastline Squad Provides Help During Holidays Coastline Volunteer Rescue Squad answered 67 emergency calls during November, reports squad spokesman Sharon Martin. Five were for fire standby, 10 were for mutual and and four were transports. Total mileage for the month was 1,818. "This year for Christmas we adopted a family that had no heat in their home. They do now," Martin said. Squad volunteers collected money all year for the project and received help from a local fuel job ber to complete the gift. Chief Jake Jacobs collected more than $700 from local individuals and businesses for 400 fruit baskets de livered Christmas Eve to shut-ins and residents of Hope Harbor Home, Autumn Care Nursing Center and The Brunswick Hospital. The squad is looking for a build ing to use as a thrift shop. Anyone interested in helping should call Minnie Cook at 842-5186. zeNQS qxpceN CTV>t nese jiesnouranr LUNCH BUFFET Sunday-Friday 1 1-2:30 PM FAMILY NIGHT BUFFET Monday-Saturday 4:30-9 PM Open 7 Days A Week For take-out call 754-5280 East Gate Sauare, Hoiaen Beach Road ? Shallotte We'd like to thank our customers for making tfiis last year such a success! We take pride in giving you the best tire prices and services possible. Here's to another year of helping you stay on the road. We appreciate your business. Best wishes for 1995 from the staff of... BLACK'S TIRE \ A FULL SERVICE TIRE STORE SINCE 1954 Hwy. 17 N? Shallotte ? 754-7231 V HWV. 17 N.. N. Myrtle Beach. SC ? 1-803-272-3875 J Kick Off The New Year With Super Savings 50% of! all fall & winter merchandise Kimberly Jo's Boutique Ladles' Clothing ? Wolff Tanning HOCKS: Mon. fri. 8 an until. S*. 10 am until locaM oi flwy. 179 k the CoasUI IMaU Mo. OClAfl BLC ? 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(803) 449-9434 WE'RE OPEN ALL WINTER Prime Rib Dinner For Two with all the trimmings $ 15 95 with coupon Good Dec. 28-Jan. 3 (Void New Year's Eve) Happy New Year from the staff of... I I .? * h p jj Waterfront Restaurant (j On the waterway at Holden Beach 842-3381

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