VOL. 10, NO. 9
^^The truth is out there.,,^^
North Carolina Wesleyan CoUege, Rocky Mount, N.C.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10,1995
WESQ SHIFTS LOCATION TO MAKE WAY FOR ROAD TO PERFORMING ARTS CENTER.
Move briefly silences station
WESQ 90.9 FM temporarily
went off the air on Jan. 31 as the
studio and offices were moved to
accommodate work on the new
performing arts center
The station retumed to its regu
lar broadcasting schedule later the
same day, said Station Manager
TTie station was moved so a
new road could be built through
the former site to connect the
Dunn Center for the Performing
Arts to the existing roads on the
“Even though our studio and
office trailer moved only 100 feet,
it was the same as if a new build
ing was being put in place,” Glass
said. The move required new util
ity, electricity, and telephone con
After the 8 a.m. sign-off, util
ity and antenna wiring had to be
disconnected and removed from
the existing site. A truck pulled
the trailer — broadcasting equip
ment, compact disks on shelves,
and all — to its new location.
WESQ-FM, Down East Pub
lic Radio, is the public radio sta
tion licensed to North Carolina
Wesleyan College. It broadcasts
155 hours a week at 90.9 MHz,
covering approving 7,500 square
miles of eastern North Carolina.
By GREG PURCELL
Many student organizations will feel the budget ax as the
Student Government Association faces some needed cutbacks
in the budget for this semester.
Although the budget has not yet been passed by the SGA, an
idea of what it might look like was presented to the Senators of
the SGA on Monday.
Treasurer Phil Gray said the reason for the cutbacks was
because “the business office overestimated the number of re
turning students this semester” and the mistake caused an esti
mated shortfall of $4,000 from the spring SGA budget.
The budget will be discussed in a special meeting on Mon
day, Feb. 13, at 10:30 a.m. in the SAC.
In a move that caught no one off guard, SGA President
Christian Brandt addressed the members of the SGA and com
mented on an article in the last issue of The Decree criticizing
the SGA and its leadership for not accomplishing anything.
Brandt said, “I feel the role of the President is that of a guide
and not a pusher.”
SGA Senator Tim Louk said he felt the SGA was “produc
tive” in Monday’s meeting.
The next general meeting of the SGA will be held Monday,
Feb. 20, at 10:30 a.m. in the SAC.
Sheriff outlines department changes
By MICHELLE CRUZ
At the request of the NCWC
College Republicans, Nash
County’s first Republican sheriff
Jimmy Grimes came to Wesleyan
Feb. 1 and spoke frankly about
the changes he and his staff are in
the process of making.
TTie F.B.I. National Academy
graduate explained that under his
leadership, the sheriffs depart
ment is undergoing reorg.iaiza-
tion that will give it a new ii’iage.
Grimes has 20 years experience
with the Rocky MouiU nolice
force and is a police acadetny in
Earl Langston, Nash ■ iiy’s
jail administrator, told the crowd
he liked Grimes’ new manage
ment style and supports him 120
percent. “I think everything he’s
doing is in the best interest of
Nash County,” he concluded.
With no chief deputy. Grimes
has made his four lieutenants re
port directly to him, eliminating
a position that saves the county
over $30,000 each year.
His lieutenants are each com
manders of their own division:
Lt. Donald R. Daniels, patrol di
vision commander; Lt. Leonard
M. Brantley, staff service divi
sion commander; Lt. Scott J.
Parker, narcotics division com
mander; and Lt. Joseph E.
Brinkley, investigative division
“This way,” Grimes explained,
“everyone is held accountable for
In addition to saving money.
Grimes has also changed the shifts
of those under him so they can
have more time with their fami
lies. Lt. Parker said he knows all
the sheriffs in North Carolina and
not one of them can compare to
Grimes in his first-class leader
ship and management.
Many in Nash County have
already felt the change in leader
ship, as Grimes has also made it
a priority that all victims are vis
ited by investigative officers who
follow each case through to the
“This system of case manage
ment introduced by Sheriff
Grimes has gotten overwhelming
response from people,” said Lt.
Brinkley. “They aic giad to see
an investigator, even if it’s just a
bicycle that’s been stolen.”
Lt. Daniels said that the change
of using six deputies instead of
only one to two deputies for night
shift has helped as well. “It gives
us greater response time,” he said.
Daniels is in charge of 24 patrol
men trained to cover every area
of the job, who give Nash
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