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March 17, 1983, edition 1 /
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DROP AREA: This open area adjacent to the Raeford Airport is where
parachuters from all over the world come to make jumps and compere.
The land is owned by Gene Paul Thacker.
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up, igniting more sparks between
Thacker and the committee ap
pointed to study the airport.
During a recent landing at the
airport, the plane had to pull up
and go around because
parachutists were jumping very
close to the runway.
Thacker claims this incident was
the pilot's fault.
Anyone flying into the airport
should know there is parachuting
going on. It is listed on the flight
maps, and the FAA Flight Service
in Fayetteville also gives that infor
mation, Thacker told the city
council last week.
"This incident happened, in my
opinion, because the pilot did not
try to contact anybody," Thacker
Thacker also claims that he
hears about these incidents second
"No one contacts me about
these incidents themselves, 1 have
to hear them from somebody
else," Thacker said.
Despite Thacker's opposition to
the radio and the fact that one is
not required to be run by the FAA,
the city council will probably
amend Thacker's lease to include
the monitoring of an Unicom at
the airport, Ron Matthews said.
Thacker has already agreed to
run the radio if the city council
purchases it, however other recom
mendations that the committee
may suggest might get some op
position, he said. * ?
"I am an outspoken man, and if
1 believe in something I will speak
out for or against it." Thacker
The airport committee, which
will meet again later this month,
may recommend that Thacker's
jump school's landing zone be
moved at least one-half mile from
its present site.
Thacker said he would wait until
such a recommendation has been
officially made before commenting
on what action he might take.
Sam Motley Retires
As Hoke ABC Officer
Hoke County ABC Officer Sam
Motley announced his retirement
last week in a special meeting of
the Hoke County Law Enforce
Motley tendered his resignation
a.s President of the Law Enforce
ment Association after he an
nounced that he was retiring as
"I want to spend some time with
my family, maybe take a few
c5urses at the technical college,
and do a little fishing," Motley
Motley is ready to retire after
spending some 18 years as a law
enforcement officer, he said.
From 1963-1970, Motley was
employed as a Raeford Police Of
ficer and prior to his leaving in
1970, he was named Assistant
After his seven years on the
police force, Motley then was ap
pointed as Special Deputy Sheriff
assigned to McCain Hospital.
Motley spent over 1 1 years in
that position before moving on to
become the Hoke County ABC Of
Motley, who is a charter
member of the Law Enforcement
Association, will be greatly missed.
Sheriff Dave Barrington said.
At the Board of Governor's
meeting last week, Motley's years
of service and contributions to the
law enforcement occupation were
recognized and honored. Barring
"I have very much enjoyed my
job and found it to be very satisfy
ing, but now I want to devote my
time to my family," Motley said.
Motley will be able to do just
that when his resignation takes ef
fect April 17.
RETIRING: Hoke County ABC
Officer Sam Motley has announc
ed his retirement after 18 years of
service as a law enforcement of
To Specialist 4
Cynthia L. Parker, daughter of
Dennis H. and Margaret L. Lewis
of 202 Richardson Ave., Red
Springs, has been promoted in the
U.S. Army to the rank of specialist
Parker is a supply specialist at
Fort Rnox, Ky., with the U.S. Ar
my Armor Center and School
Her husband, Ralph, is t'.ie son
of Ernest and Lucille Parker of
Route 1, Red Springs.
The specialist is a 1979 graduate
of Red Springs High School.
FIRST HONOR SYSTEM. The
First honor system of conducting
examinations was introduced by
the college of William and Mary,
Williamsburg, Virginia, in 1779,
Hoke Grand Jury Indicts
Woman On Murder Charge
A Fort Bragg woman was in
dicted Monday by a Hoke County
Grand Jury on charges that she
stabbed her stepfather to death.
Victoria S. Burnette, 22, who
was indicted Monday for second
degree murder for the slaying of
her stepfather, Roger Keith Shan
non, also received a reduction of
bond last Friday in Hoke County
District Court Judge Joseph
Dupree agreed to reduce the bond
from $50,000 to S40.000, but as of
press time, Burnette was still con
fined to the Cumberland County
Burnette has been confined in
Cumberland County because Hoke
County does not have jail facilities
In an unrelated incident in
district court last week, Thaddeus
E. Jones was found guilty on two
counts of worthless checks (fourth
or subsequent offense) and one
count of assualt and inflicting
Judge Dupree ordered Jones to
be confined in the Hoke County
Jail for no less than 12 months and
no more than 12 months on the
charge of assault.
In the worthless check charges,
Judge Djipree ordered that Jones
be confined for 30 days.
Jones gave notice of appeal in
In other action. Judge Dupree
handed down these judgements.
--Losie Cummings Jernigan,
Fayetteville, driving on public
street or highway with a blood
alcohol level of 0.10<7o or more by
weight, 60 days in jail.
--Daniel Ellube, Raeford,
worthless check (simple), restitu
tion of SI 2 and court cost.
--Elmon Carpenter, Rt. 1,
Raeford, by exceeding a safe
-Carl D. Vickers, Laurinburg,
speeding (66-55), prayer for judge
ment upon payment of cost.
--Robert G. Heslip, Fayetteville,
failing to stop at a stop sign, S31
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being considered as sites and
presented the tape to the commit
This was done so that the com
mittee members would not have an
excuse for not seeing the three
areas before making a final deci
sion, McGinnis said.
McGinnis also videotaped a
shelter in Laurinburg to help the
committee decide what type of
facility to recommend.
At Wednesday night meeting,
committee members viewed the
tape of the shelter and came up
with a recommendation for one
proposed for Hoke County.
According to the recommenda
tions, the building would be 1,924
square feet and would include; 20
dog runs, an office facility, inter
nal parking for vehicles, two half
baths, a treatment room for a
veterinarian's use, a quarantine
room for dogs, a facility for cats
with seperate cubby holes and a
room just for puppies and preg
Members considered other areas
and other facilities before coming
to their final decision, McGinnis
The landfill, which is jointly
operated by the city and the coun
ty, was one of the choices the com
mittee mulled over, but it was the
least favored of the three choices,
the chairman said.
"The committee was very vocal
in their opposition to the landfill,"
The stigma attached to the land
fill as a "dump," in the commit
tee's opinion, would discourage
persons wanting to go to the site to
look for an animal, McGinnis said.
Although the committee oppos
ed the landfill. City Manager Ron
Matthews felt it was the ideal loca
tion from an "administrative
Using the landfill would be the
most cost-efficient because the
shelter and the landfill operation
could share facilities, Matthews
"As far as the actual site, I see
no problem with either one, but I
believe the landfill has ad
ministrative advantages that the
other property doesn't have,"
According to McGinnis, the
committee is not going to meet
again until Monday night's com
"We were appointed to come up
with a site and a plan, and we've
done that," McGinnis said.
The decision is now being placed
in the hands of the county commis
sioners, Ginnis added.
--Kelvin O. Morrison, Rt. 3,
Raeford, speeding (47-35), S41
?Stephen M. Riddle, Fort
Bragg, driving with a revoked
license and speeding (68-55), no
less than 181 days and no more
than 181 days suspended for three
years, S200 plus cost and not
operate a motor vehicle for three
years unless properly licensed to do
--Earnest T. Parker, Red Spr
ings, authorized person known to
have revoked license to drive a
vehicle, S25 and cost.
-Carl J. Purcell, Rt. 3, Raeford,
exceeding a safe speed, cost.
?Leroy McBride, Jr., Red Spr
ings, improper passing, cost.
? Douglas Franklin Eller,
Hickory, speeding (72-55), S20 and
-William Lucas, Fayetteville,
exceeding a safe speed, cost.
-Polly D. Barnard, Fayetteville,
speeding (68-55), prayer for judge
ment upon payment of cost.
-Mitchell Tyler, Red Springs,
exceeding a safe speed, cost.
--William C. Hokanson,
Jacksonville, speeding (78-55), $35
-David H. Cain, Fayetteville,
failing to stop at a stop sign,
prayer for judgement upon pay
ment of cost.
-Ralph Blue Taylor, Long
Beach, speeding (70-55), $41.
-Robin Scott Phillips, Rt. 4,
Raeford, speeding, (70-55) $41.
-Mack R. Williams, Fort Bragg,
-Joseph R. Monroe. Raeford,
speeding (65-55), $36.
-William H. McMillan. N.
Stewart Street, Raeford, appearing
intoxicated in a public place and
interfering with traffic, prayer for
judgement upon payment of cost.
-David West, Rt. 4, Raeford,
abandonment and non-support of
wife and child, prayer for judge
ment upon payment of $20 a week
toward support of the child.
-Haywood L. McDonald, Rt. 1,
Raeford. indecent exposure, two
counts, no more than 181 days and
no more than 181 days in Hoke
County Jail, court recommended
that McDonald be given a
psychiatric examination upon ad
mission to the Department of Cor
STUDENT GO VERNMENT DA Y: A my Wilson, along with other Hoke ,
High students participated in student government day last week. During
the day these students took the place of the city officials and shared a
lunch with them at the Hoke High cafeteria.
Local National Guardsmen
Take M-l Tank Training
On March 14, 31 newly enlisted
North Carolina Army National
Guardsmen will depart for Fort
Knox, Kentucky for Basic Training
and Advanced Individual Training
as tank crewmen on the new M-l
The new soldiers are assigned to
the Southern Pines, Sanford,
Albemarle, Red Springs and
Laurinburg units of the 2-252d Ar
mor Battalion headquartered in
The North Carolina Army Na
tional Guard was notified in 1982
of the assignment to this national
guard battalion of 63 of the new
Si .8 million tanks.
The M-l, which is the most
modern of. any U.S. armored
fighting vehiclc, is noted for its
survivability, improved firepower, j
ease of maintainability, and in- '
creased mobility and contains new
highly sophisticated weapon
Because of the skills required to
operate and maintain the M-l,
qualified men from southeastern
North Carolina were sought to fill
the new vacancies created by the
need for expertise in these new
The buddy platoon will undergo
approximately 14 weeks of com
bined Basic Training and Advanc
ed Individual Training and will
graduate as qualified tank
crewmen for the M-l.
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