1 PROGRESS SENTINEL VOL. XXXXVI NO 43 USPS 162 860 KENANSV1LLE. NC 28349 OCTOBER 28. 1982 16 PAGES THIS WEEK 10 CENTS PLUS TAX 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 week. "1 expect to see a good turnout on account of the congressional race," she added. 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 incumbent. The district covers south eastern Duplin County. In the county, the board of education and board of com missioners are elected by districts. 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 Wilmington. 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 job. 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 cuts)." 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 year. 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 Wallace. 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 Commerce. 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. P DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME j TO END J ||v Daylight Savings Time will end October % 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 Time. . Jf jjfo.-. Spring Up, Fall Back. Jr 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 said. 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 $700,000. 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 creek. 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.