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VOL. XXXXVI1 NO. 11 USPS 162-86U * KENANSVILLE, NC 28349 MARCH 15. 1984 16 PAGES THIS WEEK 10 CENTS PLUS TAX
Of New Trash Truck
_ Matters before the Duplin County ,
9 Board of Commissioners last week ,
ranged from a garbage truck to
The board agreed to purchase a ?
Mack truck tractor for $51,397 from
^ Tom Bailey Motors of Rocky Mount. '
The garbage compactor and con
tainer on the county's present gar
bage truck will be placed?on the new 1
truck at a cost of $15,000. That work '
will be done by the Simpson Co. of !
A Wilson. The old truck will be
stripped, for spare parts at the county
The board appropriated $10,000 to
THE LIBERTY CART historical v
drama. The money was requested by '
Jimmy Johnson, manager of the 1
historical outdoor drama.
THE LIBERTY CART has been j
presented in the amphitheater '
annually since 1976. The county's f
most recent appropriation for the 1
& project was $8,000 in 1976.
9 The board also approved reroofing '
of the former Kenansville Elemen- '
tarv School. The flat roof will also be 1
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eplaced with a slanted roof. The
vork will be done by county crews.
Stacy Quinn, county maintenance
supervisor, estimated it would cost
(25,000 to buy materials and hire a
:rane to hoist the building supplies.
For years, Duplin County has had
jroblems with flat roofs' leaking,
bounty workers are putting a similar
ilanted roof on the county health
Brice Sanderson, building inspect
or, said the former school building
s structurally sound.
"You can't build a new one for
vhat you can renovate this one and
'ou still have a better building with
his one," he said. If the building is
o be used for offices, a sprinkler
?ystem and new wiring will have to
>e installed, he said. He said utility
:osts could be cut by lower ceilings
n the building.
In other business, the board
igreed to rent the former Western
\uto Co. building for S300 a month
:o provide additional office space for
ihe Department of Social Services.
The building is owned by Ruth
Millie Brown, social services
director, told the board the state will
pay about 60 percent of the rent and
about 60 percent of the cost of
renovating the structure for offices.
The building has 5,500 square feet of
Mrs. Brown said she must im
mediately move 14 social workers
from the second floor of the social
services building and four from the
former jail building to new offices.
Richard Harrell, Duplin General
Hospital administrator, was autho
rized to send a questionnaire to
every 42nd name on the county tax
list. About 500 people will receive
questionnaires about the hospital's
response to health care needs.
Vickie Hood of Warsaw was
appointed to the nursing home board
to succeed Arlene Kennedy of
Bowdens who resigned. Decatur
Blanchard of Wallace and John
Moore of Albertson were named to
the health board.
Board Of Education Prepares
Expulsion Of Charity Student
W An order for expulsion of a student
from Charity Middle School near
Rose Hill was being drawn up last
week by school attorney H.E.
The Duplin County Board of
Education has expelled a "minor boy
of Rose Hill" from the school.
Superintendent L.S. Guy said Wed
- ' The board met in secret session for
more than three hours Tuesday night
^ to determine its action. Phillips was
directed to draw up the order for the
signature of Board Chairman R.E.
Wilkins. A copy of the order will be
delivered to Charles Ingram, lawyer
for the student's family.
The reason for the action was not
Several students. parents,
Phillips, Ingram, Carolyn Ingram
and county juvenile officer Mark
Vinson were called into the secret
session Tuesday night. Mrs. Ingram
also is a member of the law firm
Ingram and Ingram of Kenansville.
In other business, the board
appointed Eugene R. Ijlew, 47,. as
seui^r instructor for the fledgling
Junior ROTC program at East Duplin
High School in Beulaville. The
classes will begin with the next
school term in August.
New lives in Livingston, N.J. He
will take over the position May 1.
New served 21 years in the Army,
where he attained the rank of major.
He received a bachelor's degree
from the University of Alabama and
a master's degree in guidance and
counseling from Appalachian State
The school board has appropriated
$20,000 for the first year of the
Junior ROTC program.
In other action, the board. ?
? Declared the fcfrmer teacher*?
residence and a six-room cottage on
the Chinquapin No. 1 school site
surplus property. The buildings are
to be sold and moved or demolished.
? Set a countywide schools ad
visory council meeting for 7 p.m.
April 19 at Kenansville Elementary
New Top For Health Department
An A-frame roof replaces the old leaky nat top root on
the county health department. Director Joe Costin
stated many dollars worth of supplies had been lost due
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to the leaky roof. County workmen are putting up the
rather Charged In House Fire
That Killed Four Children
The father of four children who
died in a house fire Feb. 29 was
charged Friday with four counts of
involuntary manslaughter and
exposing children to fire.
Anthony Eugene Frink, 28, of
Route 2. Box 355B, Wallace, was
arrested late Friday by Duplin
County sheriffs officers. Bond was
set at S10.000.
The children of Florene and An
thony Frink died in the fire that
Astroyed their home in the Deep
Bottom area between Wallace and
The exposure charge is a mis
demeanor. The statute allows
punishment to be set at the discre
tion of the court!
The charge applies, according to
state law, if any person confines a
child of 7 or younger without leaving
a person of the age of discretion in
charge, in a building where the child
might be exposed to dagger by fire.
A person found guilty of involun
tary manslaughter mav receive a
prison sentence of up to 10 years and
a fine at the discretion of the court.
Court decisions have defined invol
untary manslaughter as death re
sulting unintentionally on the part of
the defendant, but as a result of a
misdemeanor or negligence.
The dead children are Anth .ny
Marcellus Frink, 6, Kieona Lamore
Frink. 4, Kawanna Yashekia Frink,
3, and Katrell Twanette Frink, 1.
The bodies were discovered in a
bedroom. Death was caused by the
inhalation of carbon monoxide pro
duced by the fire, according to an
Their mother was attendine a
church service in Goldsboro that
Their father told sheriffs officers
he left the house to go to Colon
Padgett's store, about four-tenths of
a mile distance, to get cigarettes.
Finding the store closed, he started
walking to another store, but
changed his mind and turned around
to walk home. He saw the fire and
ran to the house but flames pre
vented v s entering to save the
Duplin Deputy Alfred Basden said
Loretta Wilkens, who lives in a
mobile home near the Frink house,
saw the smoke, went to the house ,
and tried to enter, but was driven
back by fire and smoke. She told
Basden she got a garden hose and
soaked the wall and roof a a nearby
house to prevent its catching fire.
Fish Dealer In Kenansville
Must Get License Each Week
A man who wants to sell fish one
day a week in Kenansville will have
to buy a new solicitor's license each
week, the Town Board decided last
Town Clerk Mary Ann Jenkins
asked for the clarification because a
fish dealer plans to sell fish from the
back of his truck one day a week.
A solicitor's license, which covers
itinerent salesmen, costs SS and is
good for seven davs.
1 ne board decided the tish dealer
will have to buy a new license each
In other business:
? It was announced that bids for
a small tractor will be opened by the
board when it meets April 2.
The tractor is expected to cost
between $10,000 and $12,000. It
would be used in conjunction with
the town's bushhog. The board
hopes to buy it from one of three
dealers in the county.
? An aeration unit costing $5,000
will be reauired for the town sewage
treatment plant after the state
prison unit on U.S. 117 is connected
to the system, the board was told.
The state will pay for the unit. It is
also paying for extending the sewer
lines from the town to the unit.
? The board received two checks
from Univision Cablevision Co.,
which has the local cable television
franchise. The company paid $500
rent for space on the town water tank
for a receiving antenna dish.
The firm also paid $354.42 in
franchise fees for the portion of 1983
in which the company provided
service. The amount represented 3
percent of its $11,814 gross income
from connections in the town.
? Steve Drew was hired by the
board as maintenance supervisor at
$14,000 a year.
Board Leaves Beulaville
Police Schedule Unchanged
The police schedule for Beulaville
will remain the same after town
Commissioner Joe Edwards recom
mended no change to stagger shifts
at the Mafch 5 meeting of the Board.
"It seems that the times we most
need a policeman, we have the best
possible schedule." Commissioner
Joe Edwards reported to the Beula
ville Town Board. "1 feel it is best to
continue the schedule just like we
have it unless the Board plans to hire
After icquests tor 24-hour police (
protection from local merchants
during the February meeting of the
town board. Commissioner Edwards
was appointed to work with the |
Beulaville police officers on the ,
possioility of staggered shifts and
have a recommendation for the (
board at the March meeting.
In a motion by Commissioner |
Rabon Maready, the Board moved to ,
no longer service customers wuli
iverdue wa.er diiis ucyoud May 1.
Currently the town adds, a 10 percent
penalty to unpaid water bills on the
15th of each month and with the new
ruling the board requires discon
nection ot overdue customers at the
deadline. A service charge of $10 will
he required to have the water service
The town of Beulaville's ordinance
nook is in the process of being
jpdated and Commissioner S.A.
buzzard made a motion to investi
gate possible help from the League
of Municipalities. Mayor Wilbur
Hussey was asked to check the cost
or working with the League to update
the ordinance book.
A check of $416 was received by
the town of Beulaville from Univision
Cable Television of Richlands. The
check was payment for the franchise
rights in the town of Beulaville for
the first vear of operation.
Wallace To Decide On Medical Center
The ?Yaiiitce lown *>oard will hold
a public hearing on rezoning land for
a permanent medical treatment
center at 7:30 p.m. March 29.
To comply with local ordinances,
the property must be rezoned for
commercial use. Wallace Medical
Village, which wants to build the
center, has established a temporary
center on the site.
The portion facing U.?. 117 is
zoned highway buisness, but the
oack portion of the property is zonet
for residential use with a minimurt
lot size of 8,000 square feet.
Also at the March 29 meeting
Fave Peterson, a clerk in the towr
office, will be sworn in as town ta;
She was appointed to this positior
by the board Thursday night at t
salary of $13,317.17 a year. Hei
present annual salary is $11,097.64.
Elizabeth Knowles, the present
tax collector, will retire March 28
1 i ???. iuw it office staff will be reduce/3
1 from four to three people.
Town department heads will meet
with the board in a special meeting
i at 7 p.m. March 25 (today) to set
t 1984-85 budget priorities.
The annual tax lien sale will be
i held Mary 14. Delinquent taxes will
i be advertised March 29.
r Sealed bids on four vehicles de
clared surplus by the Town Board
t Thursday night will be opened at 2
p.m. March 30 by Town Adminis
trator Robert Hyatt in his office. The
vehicles are a 1977 GMC truck, a
1982 Ford LTD police car and twc
Chevrolet trucks, one a 1966 and one
a 1968 model.
Also at its Thursday meeting, the
board discussed a forthcoming con
test for a town seal but took no action
on the matter.
On Tuesday the board planned to
inspect the progress of the sewage
treatment plant improvement
Woman Held For Wallace Murder
The case of a 33-year-old woman
charged in the suffocation death of a
2-year-old has been bound over to
w-ct 33, of Cnlim Bav Road
near Wallace, remained in Duplin
County jail Friday on a murder
charge following a probable cause
hearing Thursday in Duplin County
District Judge Nelo Martin of
Clinton set bond at $2(|D.000.
lj|fs. West was charged in con
nection with the aeatn ot ju.g
Lamar Fillyow. 2, on Feb. 9 in her
home. She surrendered to the Duplin
County Sheriff"s Department Feb.
10. The boy's body was discovered
about 1 a.m. Feb. 10.
Sheriffs deputies saitf the boyss
mother. Ingenue Fillyow, was in the
house where the body was found, but
that she and her son lived elsewhere.
An autopsy, performed in Jackson
ville, found the boy died of suffo
Employ fhe Cider worker Week Proclaimed
March 11 to 17 was designated Employ the Older Worker Week in north
Carolina by Governor Jim Hunt and Kenansville Mayor Don Suttles joined
the observance by signing a resolution including the town in the event.
According to Dennis Kirby of the Kenansville office of the N.C. Employment
Security Commission, 2.1 million state residents are aged 45 and older.
However, over 43,000 North Carolinians over 45 are unemployed. Pictured
ibove. Dennis Kirbv of the Kenansville office of N.C. Emnlovment
security Commission and Kenansville Mayor Don Suttles signing Employ the
Older Worker Week proclamation.
9 Bus Collides With
Car Near Calvaso
A school bus collided with a
compact car while traveling north on
S.R. 1318 in northwestern Duplin
County Tuesday afternoon of last
week, the State High'way Patrol
the car, a 1982 Toyota driven by
M Terry Darnell Wynn, 33, of Mount
9 Olive, was headed west on S.R. 1306
iround 3:30 p.m. when it collided
vith the bus about three miles north
>f Calypsd, according to a report by
Trooper J.N. Kay.
The bus driver, James Lee Carr
!r? 17, of Mount Olive, was charged
with a yield violation. Neither Can
nor any of the 13 students aboard the
bus were injured.
Wynn and a 40-year-old female
passenger were slightly injured, the
Highway Patrol reported. Damage
was estimated at $2,000 to the ca
and $400 'oihc bus. . ??