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. Airport Unsettled (Continued from page 1A) 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 said. Thacker also claims that he hears about these incidents second hand. "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 said. 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 ment Association. Motley tendered his resignation a.s President of the Law Enforce ment Association after he an nounced that he was retiring as ABC officer. "I want to spend some time with my family, maybe take a few c5urses at the technical college, and do a little fishing," Motley said. 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 Police Chief. 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 ficer. 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 ton said. "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 ficer. Parker Promoted 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 four. Parker is a supply specialist at Fort Rnox, Ky., with the U.S. Ar my Armor Center and School Brigade. 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, t I 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. 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 Jail. Burnette has been confined in Cumberland County because Hoke County does not have jail facilities for women. 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 serious injury. 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 both cases. 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 speed, cost. -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 plus cost. Pound Site Selected (Continued from page 1A) being considered as sites and presented the tape to the commit tee. 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 nant dogs. Members considered other areas and other facilities before coming to their final decision, McGinnis said. 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," McGinnis said. 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 standpoint." Using the landfill would be the most cost-efficient because the shelter and the landfill operation could share facilities, Matthews said. "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," Matthews said. According to McGinnis, the committee is not going to meet again until Monday night's com mission meeting. "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 plus cost. ?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 so. --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 cost. -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 and cost. -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, speeding (59-45),$41. -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 rection. 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 Abrams Tank. 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 Raeford. 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 systems. 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 military skills. # 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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