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Be Sure To Vote Tuesday, November 2nd
Duplin Expect Good
Voter Turnout Tuesday
_ Despite the lack of county
?wide candidates or issues,
Duplin County voters will
turn out in "good numbers"
Nov. 2, Carolyn Murphy,
secretary of the county elec
tion board, said this past
"1 expect to see a good
turnout on account of the
congressional race," she
The third district congres
sional seat is being sought by
the Democratic incumbent,
Charles Whitley of Mount
Olive, and. Republican
Eugene "Red" McDaniel of
Buies Creek.
One county office is being
contested. The District 3
county board of education
seat is being sought by Carl
D. Pate, the Democratic can
didate, and Jackie London
Creech, the Republican.
Both have Beulaville
addresses. Neither is an
The district covers south
eastern Duplin County. In
the county, the board of
education and board of com
missioners are elected by
Duplin voters in the June
primary elected their first
woman commissioner. Dovie
L. Penney of Wallace. She
will represent District 4,
which includes the south
western portion of the
county. No Republicans have
filed for county commission
cr. stale house of repre
sentatives. district attor
ney. clerk of court or sheriff
in the county.
Thus primary election vic
tories were tantamount to
election for Mrs. Penney,
Allen D. Nethercutt for the
third commissioners district
and Calvin C. Turner for the
fourth commissioners
district. Also "elected" in
the primary were William W.
Richards for board of edu
cation from District 4, Sheriff
T. Elwood Revelle, Clerk of
n * t~I? A i-i
wuii juiiii ft. juumuii) K
Wendell Murphy for 10th I
state house district and I
Harold W. Hardison for the j
fifth state senate district
Duplin County has 17,288
registered voters. Of these,
15,464 registered as Demo
crats, 1,744 as Republicans
and 80 as unaffiliated. The
legislation includes 12,644
persons listed as white, 4,641
as black and three as Indian.
The list includes 4,580
blacks and 10,882 whites (
registered as Democrats, 58
blacks and 1,685 whites as
Republicans, three blacks
77 white*as unaffiliated, two
'Indians as Democrats and
one Indian as Republican.
9 Kenansville Elementary School
Leaky Roof Will Finally Be Fixed
A question of how best to
correct leaks by fastening
f> plywood sheets to the roof
? a deck of the Kenansville Ele
i "mentary School is to be
decided in a meeting be
?5 tween Superintendent L.S.
Guy and the architect, Herb
McKim of Ballard, McKim
and Sawyer Architects of
The county board of edu
cation last week found a state
engineer had recommended
one type of fastening and the
architect another. It directed
A Guy to meet with the archi- a
tact to settle the question so I
the work can proceed.
The 2-year-old school I
building has leaked since it
was opened. Repeated re
pairs have failed to check the
(leaks, ihe work will cost the
county nothing.
Both McKim and the state
board of education engineer.
Lewis Clark, have recom
' "Amended removal of all roof
fi ing material down to the
a deck. Both have recom
mended installation of half
inch plywood over the deck
followed by installation of
roofing felt and shingles.
The state engineer recom
mended fastening the ply
wood to the deck with toggle
bolts, which would require
drilling through the plywood
and the deck. McKim had
fl^ recommended use of tube
lock nails (a nail enclosed in a
tube which is driven partway
into the material. The nail
point extends beyond the
tube and bends beneath the
material to "lock" it in place)
to attach the plywood.
Board member E.L. Boy
ette said the company that
manufactured the deck
material suggested the tube
lock nails. He added the
shingle suppliers also had
recommended the nails.
Gary Sanderson, assistant
superintendent, reported 680
students took the state com
petency test for the first time
this fall. He said the report
for parents will ba receive*}
Nov. 15 and a comparison
report of the area and state
by Nov. 25.
Boyette also urged a policy
be established to require
yearly physical examinations
for school bus drivers. At
present a student must take a
physical examination only
when applying for a driving
The board has invited 81
former school administrators
. to a dinner meeting 'Mtmday
in Kenansville Elementary
school. Thirty-nine had re
sponded. Board members
pay for the event.
The board will begin ro
tating its first meeting each
month, effective with its
Nov. 2 session, which will be
held at 7:30 p.m. in Kenans
ville Elementary School. It
second meeting of each
month ( held on the third
Tuesday) will open at 7:30
p.m. in the school system'*
headquarters in Kenansville.
Duplin To Fund Mosquito Control
The Duplin County Board
of Commissioners last week
approved spending $44,000
for the mosquito control pro
gram to replace money the
state eliminated.
Commissioner D.J. Fussell
voted against the move, say
ing, "We can't keep picking
up (programs) the state
drops. Duplin County tax
payers just can't afford this.
What we're doing is hurting
our taxpayers. We have said
previously that we're not
going to pick these things up
(state and federal program
Voting for the spending
were Commissioners Allen
Nethercutt, W.J. Costin,
Franklin Williams and
Chairman Calvin Turner.
Nathan Whaley, landfill
supervisor, and Carey
Turner, mosuqito control
supervisor, told the board
they had expected $94,000
from the state for mosquito
control. The state reduced its
contribution to $50,230.
Three crews are working
on the program. Each crew
consists of three people ? an
equipment operator and two
chain saw operators.
County Manager Ralph
Cottle said the board had two
options ? one. to eliminate
one crew, which would save
$42,450 but would mean
eliminating three jobs, and
two, to absorb the loss.
The county had allocated
$84,277 for the program
before adding the $44,000.
The board obtained the
$44,000 by reappropriating
$18,600 previously allocated
for purchase of a front-end
loader and $25,400 from the
salary account of David Un
derbill, who resigned as
county landfill and mosquito
program supervisor this
Fussell also noted the state
might make further cuts in
mosuquito control alloca
tions for the next fiscal year,
starting July 1, 1983. He said
Duplin County used equip
ment it already owned as "in
kind" matching value when
the mosquito control pro
gram began about 10 years
ago. At that time it did not
have to appropriate any
money for the work.
Williams commented, "I
think it's a program that
benefits everyone."
John Gurganus, county
economic development direc
tor, reported creation of a
Duplin County Economic
Development Authority, a
non-profit organization, to
receive a community de
velopment block grant. If the
grant comes through, it will
be used to build a freezer
plant near the Swift & Co.
turkey processing plant at
The board passed a reso
lution of intent to approve in
principle the issuance of $4
million in tax-exempt reve
nue-sharing bonds for the
proposed freezer plant. The
bond issue must be approved
by the state Department of
The board rejected a re
quest for $430.50 from Den
nis Knowles, Duplin County
forest ranger, to buy two
large tractor wrenches and a
tire changer. Knowles said
the state forest resources
budget failed fo provide for
the equipment.
The board named the Rev.
Jimmy Creech of Warsaw to
the Region P Council of
Governments aging commis
sion to succeed the Rev.
Julian McMillan of Wallace,
"who resigned.
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W 31st. . . .Remember to set your clock back %
one hour before you retire on Saturday Jf
ifc night. . .as we return to Eastern Standard Jf
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I ? Aerlel Photo Of Kenansville By Joo Lanier
Work To Begin On
Watershed Project
Work on the first phase of
the long-awaited Limestone
Creek watershed project can
begin by mid-November if
the paper work can be com
pleted without delay, Ken
neth Futreal, Duplin County
soil conservationist, said last
Wednesday following open- '
ing of bids for the project.
A bid of $74,000 was
ronoiuoH Wi>HnpcHav of lact
week from Phelps and White
Construction Co. of Windsor.
Futreal described the bid as
"in line with our estimates."
Two bids were received in
the first round of bidding last
month, but state law requires
three bids on the first round.
Only one bid was received
Wednesday, but no mini
mum number of bids has
been established for the
second round.
First phase work calls for
21,000 feet of channel res
toration and installation of
three sediment basins. Sedi
ment basins are deep basins
dug in the channel to catch
sediment running off fields
or stirred by the channel
work. When sediment in the
basins teaches a specified
depth it is removed to pre
vent channel clogging. Un
checked sedimentation of
channels during years of
logging and farming opera
tions on land near the creek
has blocked drainage chan
nels and caused flooding.
E.T. Allen of Greenville, a
partner in the bidding firm,
said that while the contract
allows 107 calendar Jays for
the work, he hopes to get it
done in less time. The bid
specifies $3.25 per linear foot
for a total of $68,250 for the
channel work, $3,500 for
assembling equipment on
the site and $750 each for the
sediment basins.
He said the channel work
vill be done from the chattel
with a hydraulic lift, not with
a dragline on the bank. The
firm has experience in this
type of work, he added. It is
completing a similar project
in Swift Creek in Pitt County,
a $1.5 million project, Allen
Futreal said he hopes bid
invitations for the main
portion of the project. Phase
2. can be sent out bv the first
of the year. Design work has
been completed ind invi
tations can be sent as soon as
specifications can be printed,
he added.
The second phase includes
17 miles of channel exca
vation and 21 miles of
channel restoration. Its cost
is estimated at S600.000 to
Limestone Creek starts in
the swamps near the Duplin
Onslow county line and flows
generally westward to the
Northeast Cape Fear River at
Hallsville in southern Duplin
County. N.C. 241 crosses the
creek about three-fourths of
a mile north of Beulaville and
N.C. 11 about a mile north
east of Beulaville.
The initial ohase of the
work will start about a mile
west of Beulaville, near
where N.C. 24 crosses the
The total project includes
41,000 acres of which 14,800
are in crops and 22,800 in
forest. Landowners are co
operating by taking steps to
reduce or eliminate erosion
into the creek.
Hunt To Present
Community Of
Excellence Awards
Governor James B. Hunt
will present the 1983 Gover
nor's Community of Excel
lence award to officials of
Kenansville and Magnolia at
the 1982 Governor's Con
ference on Economic De
velopment at the Raleigh
Civic Center Wednesday,
Nov. 3.
"This award means
Kenansville and Magnolia
have laid a strong foundation
for bringing sound economic
development and good new
jobs to the area," Hunt said
in announcing the award.
One hundred and thirty
two N.C. communities will
receive the award this year.
The designation means they
have met stringent standards
reflecting site selection cri
teria often considered by
manufacturers seeking new
plant sites.
Among other things, the
standards require: a local
development team trained to
discuss available sites, faci
lities and other location fac
tors; a financial organization
enabling the community to
buy, sell and option property
for or to industrial clients, as
well as finance the construc
tion of industrial buildings;
adequate school, health care
and recreational opportuni
ties; clear and well-organized
information on the commu
nity, its utilities, transpor
tation facilities, taxes and
other important factors; and
an economic development
organization to support and
coordinate economic de
velopment activities.

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