VOL. XXXXVII NO. 42 USPS 162-860 KENANSVILLE. NC 28349 OCTOBER 18, 1984 14 PAGES THIS WEEK 10 CENtS PLUS TAX
Carroll's Of Warsaw
^Carroll's & Goldsboro Milling Plan
New Turkey Processing Plant
Plans to build one of the world's
largest turkey processing plants
were announced jointly Friday by
_ Carroll's Foods Inc. of Warsaw and
9 Goldsboro Milling Co. of Goldsboro.
F.J. "Sonny" Faison Jr., presi
dent of Carroll's, said plans call for a
200,000-square-foot plant capable of
processing 200 million liveweight
pounds of turkeys a year. That will
mean an average of about 12 million
turkeys a year, he added.
The plant will employ 750 to 1,000
people when it goes into operation.
Its employment will add about $8
million to the region's industrial
North Carolina produces more
turkeys than any other state, with an
estimated 28 million birds this year.
The plant will prompt increased
turkey production in the region,
He said the plant will cost about
$18 million. Construction will begin
late this year with completion ex
pected in mid-1986.
Carroll's and Goldsboro Milling
Co. have formed a business partner
P ship for construction and operation
of the processing plant. Louis Max
well is president of Goldsboro Mill
A site has not been chosen, Faison
said. "The plant will be built on a
location convenient to both com
panies," he said, making a location
in Duplin or Wayne counties most
Both companies arc major turkey
processors, each processing about
100 million pounds or about 6 million
turkeys a year. Carroll's also is a
major hog processor, marketing
about 200,000 heads of hogs a year
from its 11,000-sow operation.
In addition to the basic dressed
turkeys, the plant will process turkey
parts, turkey hams, sausage, cooked
turkey breasts, smoked turkey and
other turkey specialties, Faison said.
It will mean a "value added that
stays here instead of going to people
in other states," he added.
Faison said North Carolina now
produces more turkeys than can be
processed in the state. About nine
million North Carolina turkeys are
being processed each year in Vir
ginia, he added.
Carroll's sells almost half its birds
to the Swift & Co. plant at Wallace
and ships 58 percent of its produc
tion to Virginia. Completion of the
new plant will mean elimination of
the Virginia shipment with its
wasteful transportation costs, he
Faison said Carroll's will increase
turkey production when the new
plant opens to meet its in-state com
The two companies now contract
with about 3S0 turkey growers,
mostly in Duplin, Sampson and
"This will add stability and per
mancy to the turkey growers in the
state," Faison said. -?
He said design of the plant will be
directed by Hughes, Shillington and
Dixon, consulting engineers of
Marketing agent for products from
the facility will be Norbest, Inc. of
Salt Lake City, Utah, which has
marketed turkeys, turkey products
and other food products worldwide
for 55 years. Goldsboro Milling Co.
has been in business since 1916.
Carroll's was organized in 1939,
processing broilers at first. It then
added a swine production program
and a turkey operation. It has sold off
its broiler operation.
Wallace Hopes To
,Bag Leaf Problems
Town officials in Wallace are
turning over a new leaf in their battle
Each fall, blowing leaves plug
street drains and aggravate resi
dents. This year the Town Board
hopes to bag the problem.
Thursday night the board decided
to buy 5,000 bags to start a program
in which residents can get free bags
for their leaves.
The town also will continue its
weekly vacuuming of leaf piles.
In the past, a specially equipped
truck has made the rounds of the
town once a week, usually on
Wednesdays, to suck up leaves
through a vacuum system much like
an overgown home vacuum cleaner.
But leaves raked in curbside piles
by homeowners often were scattered
by wind before the pickup.
Town Administrator Robert Hyatt
told the board a bagging system
might work. He suggested having
residents go to the Town Hall and
pick up five leaf bags, fill them and
place them on the curb for public
works crews to pick up. The crews
would exchange empty bags for the
full ones. A case of 250 bags costs
Commissioner Arnold Duncan
v.oted against the plan. Commis
sioners David Jordan, Charles Blan
chard and Luther Powell voted for it.
Commissioner N.H. Carter was
After the split vote, the board
decided to use both the bag and
vacuum systems and decide which
worked better this fall.
The board also agreed to have the
heating and air conditioning at the
Thelma Dingus Bryant town library
repaired at an estimated cost of
$2,200 to $2,300. It had considered
installing a new system, which
Carolina Power & Light Co. conser
vation specialists said would be more
efficient and pay for itself in five
years. However, local heating and
air condition company managers said
the units recommended by CP&L
were too small.
In other action, the board:
? Agreed to buy a backhow and
bucket from N.C. Equipment Co. for
$26,109. The company allowed the
town $4,000 on the trade-in of its old
equipment, for a net expense of
? Agreed to buy two walkie
talkies and three pagers for the
rescue squad at an estimated cost of
? Called a work session Monday
on use of $50,000 in Powell Bill
monev from the state gasoline tax.
?JSTC Hires New
Dean Of Instruction
Donald L. Reichard, mayor of
Newsoms, Va., will become dean of
instruction of James Sprunt Tech
nical College starting Nov. 12,
) President Carl Price said last week.
Reichard, 36, is a division chair
man of Paul D. Camp Community
College in Franklin, Va. He has been
an instructor or an administrator at
the college for 12 years.
A native of Pennsylvania,
Reichard received his doctorate from
William & Mary College of Wil
His wife is a counselor at Chowan
College in Murfreesboro. Newsoms
is about halfway between Murfrees
boro and Franklin. She will complete
her contract with Chowan in May
and come to the area then.
Reichard will succeed Gene
Ballard, whose contract was not
renewed June 30, 1984. Mary Wood
of the college staff has served as
acting dean for the last three
Two Marines Hurt
1 In Duplin Accident
I wo teen-age Marines stationed at
Cherry Point Marine Air Station in
Craven County were seriously in
jured Sunday morning in a one-car
accident in Duplin County.
The accident occurred at 5:15 a.m.
about 1 '/i miles north of Warsaw on
U.S. 117. Anthony Mele Jr., 19, was
a driving north on U.S. 117 at a high
speed when his car skidded, crossed
tne center line and struck some
trees, uid Highwat Patrol Sgt.
D.O. Di? n. His passenger, Michael
Thomas Howe, 19, was thrown from
the car, Dixon said.
Both men are Murines with ad
dresses at Cherry Point, Dixon said.
Mele is originally from New Britain,
Conn., he said. Mele was charged
with driving while impaired, he said.
Both men underwent surgery at
Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville
Sunday. Howe was in critical con
dition and Mele wus in serious
Warsaw To Flush Water Lines
The town utilities department
began flushing water lines Sunday
The department plans to flush the
lines in about one-fourth of the town
each Sunday morning for the next
four Sundays in Warsaw. The
process involves opening fire hy
drants to drain pipes and remove
rust and other residue from the
At the Town Board meeting last
week, it was announced that resi
dents of the areas involved should
avoid washing clothes during the
The board called a special meeting
for this week for Mayor Sam Godwin,
Commissioners Graham Hood and
Walter Foster, Fire Chief Cecil Guy
and Rescue Squad Chief Tommv
Coombs to discuss space needs fot
organizations in the Town Hall. The
fire department, rescue squad and
library are all in the Town Hall.
. Larry Simmons, maintenance
supervisor, was directed to haul off
dirt and haul in marl to improve
Garfield and Lincoln streets where
dirt was thrown over the marl
surface while workers cleaned a
drainage ditch. Donnie Garner and
Bill and Christine Williams com
olained that the ditch cleaning had
turned the streets into "a mucky
In other action, the board:
? Approved spending $500 for an
engineering map of the town, show
ing utility lines. The board hopes this
information will influence insurance
rating bureaus to give the town a
better fire insurance rating, which
would mean lower premiums for
? Appointed Pat Swanda to the
recreation committee to succeed
Mary Blackburn, who resigned.
? Named Commissioner James
Herring as the board's voting dele
gate to the N.C. League of Munici
palities convention Oct. 29 in
Raleigh. Hood was named alternate.
Rose Hill Housing Stirs Concern
Concern about a proposed 14-unit,
low-rent housing development in
northern Rose Hill mav spur a public
hearing on the project.
"I think we should have a public
hearing on this. I think anything that
is controversial, such as this, should
be aired in public. We're just trying
to run the town for the people,"
Mayor Ben Harrell said at the Town
Board's meeting last week.
Harrell said people living in the
area had expressed opposition to the
Although the board talked about
having a public hearing, no date was
Tyndal Lewis plans to construct
the housing project in seven build
ings on property along North First
Street. He has an option to purchase
the land from Atlantic Casket Co.
A moratorium on construction of
multi-family dwellings will prevent
construction for the present. The
moratorium was called by the Town
Board because of an inadequate
sewage treatment plant. A new plant
is under construction and the mora
torium will be lifted when it goes into
Harrell said when the housing
project was first proposed and
approved by the board, the board
understood it would be a townhouse
project, available to customers on
a lease-purchase deal.
Before a hearing is set, Lewis will
be asked to appear before the board
to outline his project plans.
In other buisness:
? It was announced that Four
County Electric Membership Corp.
will suppl) electric power to the
town's new sewage treatment plant
under a contract that sets the
minimum bill at S225 per month.
? Tht board sold a 1967 garbage
truck to Ebern Watson Jr. on a bid of
SI ,800 and rejected bids of $400 on a
1979 model and S600 on a 1978
model Chevrolet automobile. Both
were used as police cars. The board
decided to ask local car dealers to
offer the vehicles at one of the dealer
auction sales of used cars.
? Melba Laney of the N.C.
Department of Natural Resources
and Community Development will
codify the town's zoning ordinances.
? The police department was in
structed to enforce the ordinance
barring bicycle riding on sidewalks,
particularly in the downtown area.
Organ Donor Awareness
Increases During Cpunty Fair
A county fair serves many pur
poses and the Beulaville Lions uses
Duplin's to create public awareness
about the human organ will pro
The Beulaville Lions doubled the
number of organ will donors at the
1984 Duplin Agribusiness Fair over
last year. Each year the 20-member
chapter of the Lions from Beulaville
sets up a booth at the Duplin Fair to
sign weal citizens as organ donors
through the North Carolina Eye and
Human Tissue Bank. Thi? year 33
people signed wills donating their
eyes and other organs through the
"We did real well this year,"
president of the Beulaville Lions
David Moretz said. "We signed up
33 donors who willed their eyes and
several of them donated other organs
and two or three donated their whole
"Eye wills are the main concern of
the Lions," Moretz said. "The Lions
organization has always been con
cerned with eves and evesieht care.
And, through efforts to sign eye will
donors, the Lions are trying to meet
the demand with a supply of corneas
for transplant. If we get other organs
willed, that is a plus, because
currently there are several thousand
people waiting for kidney trans
According to Moretz, the cornea is
the most successful of organ trans
plant surgeries. Eye corneas have a
longer period for removal and trans
plant surgery than other organs,
After death, a cornea must be
removed within four hours and
transplanted within 36 hours, Moretz
said. And, local Lions chapters are
responsible for transporting willed
corneas to centers for transplant.
Centers are now doing cornea trans
plant surgery at Duke Hospital,
North Carolina Memorial, and
Bowman Gray in Winston-Salem.
"There are at least two reasons for
the increase in local organ donations
at the fair this year," Moretz said.
"The Beulaville Lions feel a main
reason for the increase has stemmed
from the awareness generated by
efforts to help Ashley Quinn. And
the location of the Lions booth was
more accessible to fair visitors this
year than in previous years."
According to Duplin Agribusiness
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Fair officials, more than 15,000
people attended tlie annual event
held Oct. 1-6. Attendance for the fair
exceeded 1983 crowds by more than
"We appreciate the support of the
donors and those who just dropped
by our booth at the fair just to talk,"
Moretz said. "Our project generated
a lot of interest and for the first year
we gave away all the brochures we
had with information about eye will
The Beulaville Lions have been
chartered for 33 years and support
the state organization projects. And,
Moretz pointed out, the major goal of
the Lions organization is eyes and
eyesight care through research, re
creational camps for visually im
paired individuals, donor programs
and industry to employ the blind.
MS ? ?
Malpractice I rial To
A malpractice trial is to begin
Monday in Kenansville.
The case alleges through neglect
Dr. Oscar L. Redwine, a surgeon of
Kenansville, caused the death of
Henry Noah Blackburn of Warsaw.
The incident occurred in March
Superior Court Judge Henry L.
McKinnon of Lumberton will preside
over the civil case.
Jene Thompson, attorney for the
Blackburn estate, said jury selection
will begin Monday afternoon. He
expects the trial to last one to two
Kenansville Elementary Plans Fall Festival
n cnicnen ainner, country store ana a Halloween
carnival are planned for this year's annual fall Fun
Fund Festival at the Kenansville Elementary School
Oct. 25 beginning at 5 p.m. Students are currently
selling tickets for the barbecued pork or fried chicken
dinner and are accepting donations on a $100 cash
dffwing to be held the night of the festival. According
10 ine run runa resuvai commiuee memoers, inc
school hopes to exceed last year's $3,000 mark at the
fund-raiser this fall. Proceeds from the festival will be
used to buy instructional materials at Kenansville
Elementary School. Pictured above are festival com
mittor members DeLois Washington, Mary Dudley and
NorUa Guv. teachers at the elementary school