VOL. XXXXVI1 NO. 46 USPS 162-860 KENANSVILLE, NC 28349 NOVEMBER 15, 1984 16 PAGES THIS WEEK 10 CENTS PLUS TAX
?Dr. Lee Returns To Goshen
Goshen Medical Center of Faison
has signed Internist Dr. Kenneth
Lee, M.D. to a nine-month contract.
Lee began November 2 as the
Center's fall-time physician. He had
formerly been associated with
Goshen Medical Center and the Dr.
Edwin Ewers, M.D. private practice
of Warsaw ? both on a half-time
"Dr. Lee will be fall-time through
July 31 at Goshen," said Elinor
Ezzel(, acting Goshen Medical
Center administrator. "He will
satisfy Goshen's immediate need for
a physician. We'll continue recruit
ing and at the same time he's looking
to a future in private practice.
"The staff is delighted to have Dr.
Lee back," Ezzell said. "And, he
works well with the staff here.
9 "I think we're all concerened
about providing quality health care
at Goshen,"- Ezzell said. "And,
doing what we want to work in
cooperation with all the local and
private physicians." During the
absence of a physician at the Center
last month, Ezzell said Duplin
Medical Association doctors treated
Lee's part-time contract ended
October b at Goshen and plans to
enter practice with Dr. Ewers of
Warsaw were cancelled to accept the
full-time position at the Center.
"Financially it just would not
work," Dr. Lee stated about joining
Dr. Ewers in private practice.
"1 still want a private practice and
I'm looking toward that in the
future," Lee stated. "That (private
practice) is the reason I left Goshen
in the first place.
"I've always liked Goshen and I
would love to stay if it could become
a private practice," Lee said.
"Goshen has a great staff and we are
working well together. At this time
the Center is really gowing. Patient
encounters are higher at Goshen
than they have ever been before."
Lee came to Duplin in 1983 as
half-time physician for Goshen
Medical Center and Plain View
Health Services in Greenevers. At
the end of his contract with Plain
View, Lee maintained association
with Goshen Medical Center and
began half-time work at the general
family practice of Dr. Ewers in
Warsaw. Lee submitted a resigna
tion effective October 6 to Goshen
Medical Center Directors at the July
meeting of the Board.
The search for an administrator is
also underway at Goshen. According ^
to the acting administrator, Goshen
Directors are expected to fill the
position by December I. During
September former Administrator
Bob Hauck was not approved by
Goshen Directors at the conclusion of
his 90-day trial employment.
Dr. Ken Lee
James Sprunt Technical College in
Kenansville recently awarded
scholarships to the following stu
dents: Edna P. Moore, Karen Hen
derson, Glenda Sholar, Amy
Whaley, Lynn Davis, Arnold Norris,
Joey Jones, Rhonda Mercer, Sylvia
King, Leigh Jarman, DeAnna Hud
son, Paula Whaley, Jean Hall, Lynn
Mobley, Pamela Raynor, Connie
Taylor, Elizabeth Ireland, Lisa Wil
kins, Suzanne Hall and Doris Jones.
~?;??Warsaw Veterans Parade
Duplin Saw Big Crowds At Poll Sites
Duplin County voters turned out in
exceptionally large numbers
Tuesday and crossed party lines
more frequently than usual.
They cast 14,557 ballots in unoffi
cial returns for U.S. Senate and
^ 14,551 in the presidential race, a
possible record vote total for the
Based on the number of ballots
tallied in the senatorial race, just
over 72 percent of the county's
20,133 registered voters came to the
The total vote topped expectations
of election officials, who had pre
dicted a turnout of 12,000 to 13,000.
Just under 8,900 people voted in
the first primary last spring. The
1980 presidential election brought
out 13,216 voters, 61 percent of the
Duplin voters Tuesday favored
President Reagan 7,708 to 6,830 ovet
his Democratic challenger, Walter F.
Mondale. Libertarian David Berg
land received 13 votes.
County voters switched party alle
giance for U.S. senator," favoring
Democratic Gov. Jim Hunt 7,718 to
6,607 over Sen. Jesse Helms, the
Republican and eventual winner.
Libertarian Bobby Yates Emory and
Socialist Workers Party candidate
Kate Daher split 32 votes.
Duplin County favored Helms in
his two previous runs for the
Senate. In 1980, the county favored
the Republican winner, John East,
over Democratic incumbent Robert
Rufus Edmisten, the Democratic
governatorial candidate, was heavily
favored by Duplin voters. Edmisten
tallied 8,321 votes while Jim Martin,
the Republican candidate and even
tual winner, got 6,078. Five votes
were cast for the minor party candi
In the 3rd Congressional District
race, Duplin voters gave Rep.
Charles Whitley, the Democratic
incumbent, overwhelming support,
9,675 votes to 4,275 for Republican
Danny G. Moody.
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To Be Annexed
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The Country Squire and Vintage
Inn has been officially welcomed to
the town of Kenansville.
After a public hearing last week,
the Town Board unanimously voted
to annex the Country Squire restau
rant and its adjacent motel. The
property is on N.C. 24, about three
miles west of town limits.
The action will allow the restau
rant to obtain a liquor-by-the-drink
permit. The restaurant now has a
At the public hearing, attended by
about 50 people, John Smith, a local
resident, said, "It looks to me like
they're trying to give the town a wad
of money and I'm all for it."
"The Squire's done more for
Kenansville and Warsaw than any
thing else," said Town resident
Vance Gavin. "It's even helped
bring them together."
The board received a letter oppos
ing the annexation from the Kenans
ville United Methodist Church.
Annexation was requested by the
new owners of the two businesses,
Quinn Co. of Warsaw and Charles F.
Cates & Sons Inc. of Faison.
William Hennessee Jr., president
of the Faison pickling firm, said that
the owners plan to obtain a liquor
by-the-drink permit from Kenans
ville during the coming year. The
town permits liquor by the drink
while the county does not.
"Our out-of-town customers and
guests oon i understand wny incy
can't get a bottle of beer or glass of
wine with their meals," he said.
Hennessee said no policy changes
will be made through the Christmas
season. "We'll have plenty of time
next year to make changes. Our
brown-bag permit is good until
October," he said.
Hennessee said Kenansville will
gain about $1,780 a year in property
tax revenue from the $269,000
assessed value of the property. It will
also receive revenue from liquor sold
to the restaurant by the town's ABC
The owners have agreed to sign a
contract with the town to furnish
themselves water and sewer service.
The original owner, Joe West,
installed a sewage treatment plant
for the businesses in 1973. The plant
is capable of processing sewage from
a much larger operation. Two wells
are located on the 7.23-acre property
and more could be drilled, Hennes
see told the Town Board last week.
Woody Brinson, Duplin County
economic development directors,
said the Squire and the Graham
House Inn of Kenansville are good
selling points for the county in its
attempts to attract business and
Milford Qiiinn, chairman of Quinn
Co., and Hennessee said they have
formed a new company, Cates -
Quinn, to own the business.
In a split vote, Beulaville town
commissioners rescinded an 18 per
cent raise to town clerk Carol Miller
at the regular meeting of the Board,
The raise was granted during the
October meeting of the Board, after
an executive session, with Commis
sioners S.A. Blizzard, Joe Edwards
and Franklin Boyette voting in favor
of the $2,000 increase. Following an
executive session with town em
ployees last week, Commissioner
Boyette changed his vote to make a
majority in favor of rescinding the
clerk's raise. Voting with Boyette
were Commissioners Rabon
Mareadv and Elvis Sumner.
Until the October meeting, both
town clerks received the same salary
while Miller carried the title as office
supervisor. Following the vote to
rescind the raise, Beulaville Com
missioners adjourned and scheduled
Hicntccirtn nn thp matter fnr a future
meeting of the board.
Also in a split vote, Commis
sioners passed a motion to have all
town employees write their indi
vidual job description. The motion
was made at the conclusion of the
executive session and Commission
ers Sumner, Boyette and Maready
voted in the majority. Again, Boyette
had changed his vote after the
motion was defeated at the end of
the executive session of the October
The Commissioners awarded
Stanley Miller a contract as treat
ment plant operator. After adver
tisement, Miller's was the only bid
received by the town. The bid was
$6,200 and the job specifications
required the operator have a grade II
license. Miller is an employee at
Camp Lejeune working with sewage
treatment facilities and is a certified
Using bids presented at the
October board meeting, commis
sioners voted to purchase a copy
machine at a cost of $1,395 with the
town receiving J200 for the old one.
The motion passed on a split vote
with Commissioners Edwards,
Blizzard and Boyette making a
In order to continue using the
services of Special Data Systems
from which the town purchased a
computer and software, a fee of $45 a
month will be imposed on Beulaville.
The discussion was tabled after
Commissioner Maready suggested
the contract with the company be
referred to town attorney Rusty
Lanier. During the year of operation,
the computer has not worked
properly 90 consecutive days ana
should continue to be under war
ranty, Maready explained.
Discussing old business, the board
narrowly defeated a motion to reduce
Qaro Rnlin'c vx/a Kill whifh haH
been for a month when several pipes
burst. Bolin came before the board in
October and the discussion was
tabled until November. Town
attorney Lanier advised the board to
reduce the bill only if Beulaville was
in some way responsible for the
leaking pipes. Commissioner
Maready made a motion to adjust
Bolin's bill on the basis that others
had been reduced in the past.
Boyette seconded the motion and
Commissioners Sumner, Edwards
and Blizzard voted against adjusting
The commissioners voted unani
mously to advertise surplus property
of the town for auction the first
Saturday in December. The auction
will include items from the old town
hall and surplus vehicles and parts.
Attending the November town
board meeting were Scouts from
Beulaville's Troop 47. The troop is
working on a citizenship project.
Duplin County voters' attention
centered on the state and national
races because Democratic candi
dates for county and district offices
were running unopposed.
Fourth Judicial District judges are
James Nello Martin of Clinton,
William M. Cameron Jr. of Jack
sonville, Walter P. Henderson of
Trenton, Stephen N. Williamson of
Kenansville and Kenneth Turner of
D.J. Fussell, 70, of Rose Hill and
William J. Costin of Warsaw were
re-elected to the Board of Commis
sioners from Districts S and 1
respectively. Fussell is a retired
contractor whose financial interestes
include Duplin Wine Cellars of Rose
Hill. Costin is a farmer.
Amos Q. Brinson was elected to
the new District S seat on the board
of education. Brinson is a Kenans
ville pharmacist. Re-elected to the
Board of Education District 1 seat
was James F. Strickland, a Warsaw
area hardware merchant.
Mental Health Center Moves
Fletcher Pearson, chairman of the
Area Mental Health Board,
announced the relocation of the
Mental Health Center at the Produc
tion Credit Assoc. building on
Beasley Street in Kenansville.
Beginning Nov. 15, mental health
services will be provided at their new
The building is located between
Guardian Care Nursing Home and ,
the Worthington Building. The
Center will continue to provide
outpatient, partial hospitalization,
consultation and education and
emergency services. The telephone
number is 296-1851.
The psychiatric inpatient services
will continue at Duplin General Hos
pital through a contractual agree
ment with the hospital.