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Adolph Farrior of Route 2, Rose Hill is pictured above
with items entered forjudging in the 1985 Craft Expo
held at Morehead City. Farrior's nature weaving items
were accepted by the judging team and termed by the
panel as "very creative. . .lots of imagination."
Fashioned from grapevines, Farrior weaves bird cages,
hanging baskets, light shades and a large variety of
_ baskets. Farrior expects to have 50-75 pieces displayed
9 at the Expo, manv of which are already on exhibit at his
shop near Charity Crossroads. Along with Farrior's
work in nature weaving, he creates small and large
items from bean sticks and is a wood carver. Farrior has
worked almost eight years with bean sticks and
constructed his shop and display hall from them. As a
wood carver, Farrior has had his work displayed in the
North Carolina Legislative Building and the North
Carolina Museum'of Art and History. Nature weaving
items by Farrior may be purchased at his shop.
Approve Zoning Ordinance
Beulaville Commissioners unani
mously approved an ordinance for
Apx tra-territorial zoning jurisdiction
^during the April 1 meeting of the
The approval allows Beulaville
Planning Board members to assign
zoning to territory up to one mile
beyond the current town limits. As
approved by town commissioners,
the ordinance, will allow continued
use of extra-t?jritorial land when in
conflict with fating^g^ulations
under a grandfather clause. The
Board's vote followed a public
hearing held March 26 on' extra
territorial jurisdiction at the Beula
ville town hall.
Beulaville Postmaster David
Stevens appeared before the town
board and requested assistance with
traffic flow problems around"the Post
Office. The flow of traffic in the area
of the Post Office constitutes a safety
hazard, Stevens told board mem
"I would like the Board's coope
ration in an effort to save lives,"
Postmaster Stevens said. "And,
allow us to give better servioe with
the collection box." Stevens re
quested the one-way street, Post
Office Drive, have the traffic flow
reversed and allow only right turns
onto Main St. from the road, la
addition, he said, the collection ban
needed to be moved along Post
Office Drive to allow drive side
access from automobiles. ?
The reqaest by Stevens was tabled
by town comifcissioners until owner
ship and right-of-way for Post Office
Drive could be determined.
The use and neglect of town
employees documenting work hours
through the recently installed time
clock was brought before the Board
by Commissioner S.A. Blizzard. All
Beulaville town employees had been
required to use the time cioik except
law enforcement officials. A .notion
by Blizzaru was unanimously ap
proved by the Board to require all
town employees, excepting police, to
punch the clock and be paid ac
cording to the hours documented by
the time card.
Beulaville Commissioners chose
Wickline Drive as the name for the
streei which is being created by the
North Carolina Department of
Transportation behind the North
Carolina Hydraulic Manufacturers
An offer to publish a town map
was turned over to the Beulaville
Volunteer Fire department as a fund
raising project. The map would be
printed and bordered with adver
tisements of local merchants and
industry. The reverse side of the
Beulaville town map would be
Duplin County. The sale of ads is
offered on a commission basis -and
the maps distributed to all adver
tisers and the sponsoring organiza
Agent Receives Award
J. Michael Moore of Warsaw,
received one of five awards from R.J.
Reynolds Tobacco Co. for "Excel
lence in Tobacco Extension," at a
? luncheon at the North Carolina State
University faculty club last week.
Moore is associate agricultural
extension agent in Duplin County
where he has been with the Exten
sion Service since his graduation
from NCSU with a B.S. degree in
agronomy in 1979.
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. awards
for excellence in tobacco extension
have been presented annually since
1981. The awards, each of which
consists of a plaque and $3,000
0 presented through the N.C. Tobacco
Foundation, are provided by the
tobacco company to strengthen the
incentives for county extension
agents to provide the best possible
service for farmers in their area.
Moore was also one of the 1983
award recipients. He was selected
for a 1985 award tor continuing to
build on the achievements and
reputation which earned him an
award in 1983.
Among the items cited for Modre's
receiving the award for a second
-his holding six 1984 community
tobacco meetings, which over 300
attended, stressing more profitable
production and management prac
tices. Nine tobacco meetings were
held in 1985, six of which were
community meetings' to cover pro
duction and management informa
tion, one for non-producers to learn
about new changes in the regula
tions, and two to teach proper
-- his conducting 47 Duplin
tobacco farmers on a tobacco farmer
tour of R.J. Reynolds;
-- for supervising R.J. Reynolds
apprentice Curtis Barwick for 12
weeks in 1984, and providing him
with insight into extension as a
career and intensifying the tobacco
work which could be done during
-- for conducting numerous on
farm demonstrations and test plots
on nematicides, foliar nitrogen,
phosphorus and herbicide inter
actions, mosaic, different varieties,
and sucker control;
-- and for being selected to
present a paper at the 31st Tobacco
Workers Conference in Pinehurst in
January 1985. The paper discusses
the results of his master's thesis
project on delaying transplanting of
tobacco seedlings. Moore is cur
rently working toward an M.S. in
crop science at NCSU.
J. Michael Moore
Weymouth Readers Series
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The Duplin County ? Dorothy
Wightman Friends of the Library
and the Duplin County Arts Council
0 will present the Weymouth Readers
Series on Thursday, April 25 at the
Librarv in l^enansville at 7 p.m.
The Weymouth Readers Series is
a statewide writers and readers
series. Mary Smotherly and Shelby
Stevenson, poets, will read from
their works and remark on their
writing. Agnes McDonald, humanist
and poet of Atlantic Christian
College, will serve as modera' ir for a
discussion following the readings.
A Agnes McDonald will generate
questions on such topics as whether
ilie ueal with time anu
and how they fit into the Southern
and North Carolina literary tradition.
Hosted by the Friends of the
Library and the DCAC, and spon
sored bv Wevmouth Center for the
Arts and Humanities, the writers
and readers series has been pre
sented in various parts of the state
during 1984-85. The series is made
possible by grants from the N.C.
Arts Council and the N.C. Humani
ties Committee and Duplin County.
The public is incited to attend the
program free of charge. Light re
freshments will be served at an
autograph party following the dis
Failing List Must Remain
JSTC Board Of Trustees Says
A failed nursing student was
refused another chance Thursday
night by James Sprunt Technical
College Board of Trustees.
Some JSTC board members
wondered why 12 of 18 sixth
quarter nursing students failed
the 100-question Nursing 203 final
examination in March. The stu
dents passed final examinations in
previous quarters. The nursing
course spans seven quarters.
Dorothy Raynor, who has been
spokesman for the failed nursing
students, told the board she
should be readmitted and that
findings of a review board should
be made public.
Four of the failed students
asked the Duplin County Board of
Commissioners earlier last week
to force the JSTC administration
to reveal findings of a review
panel assembled to hear the
students' complaints about the
The commissioners told the
students to take their questions to
the JSTC Board of Trustees.
JSTC President Carl Price
Thursday night refused to make
the findings of an appeal board
public. "The findings are confi
dential to protect both the stu
dents and faculty," Price said.
"It's common knowledge at
James Sprunt that the review
board was favorable to us," Miss
Raynor told the board.
The students first appealed to
Gayle Weeks, nursing program
They then went to R. Don
Reichard, dean of instruction. He
formed the review panel. The
panel discussed the test indivi
dually with the students and made
its recommendation to the dean.
Reichard eliminated four of the
test's 100 questions, which raised
the student's grades four points
? not enough to give the students
The JSTC catalogue says, 'The
dean of instruction may at his
discretion refer the appeal (of
students) to a faculty review board
for a recommendation. The deci
sion of the 'dean of instruction
regarding academic appeals is
"The review board is to give
advice, but the dean of instruc
tion does not have to take it,"
"Trustee Charles Albertson
asked, "Is this an unusually high
Price said it was, but he added
"this doesn't mean the test is
"In nursing, when you fail you
fail," said Trustee Helen Boyette.
"You're dealing with life and
death. Either you know the
material or don't know the
"I was passing until the test,"
Miss Raynor said. "1 have proven
Albertson said: "The most se
rious of all that was said tonight
was about our instructors. We
want to make sure we're doing
what we're supposed to be
"1 want to support what Mr.
Albertson just said. I don't want
you to think all the fault lies with
the students," said Arlene Wil-'
liams, president of the Student
Government Association and an
officio member of the board.
Plans of two local institutions to
add nursing home beds received the
Town Board's endorsement in
Kenansville last week.
The board refused, however, to
specify a number of additional beds.
The state has established a need
for 70 additional nursing home beds
in the county.
Richard Harrell, administrator of
Duplin General Hospital, asked the
board to endorse the hospital's
application to the state for 20 to 31
nursing home beds.
Charles Sharpe, manager of
Guardian Care Nursing Home, wrote
a letter asking the board to endorse
50 additional beds.
Harrell said hospital officials are
trying to determine how many
additional nursing home beds can be
handled most efficiently.
If the hospital's application is
approved by the state, the hospital
plans to convert the second floor of
the south wing into a nursing home.
Any number of tuwfc "? y 3s
approved would be dfctttK-retr frort"
the 101 acute care beds the hospital
is authorized to offer patients. The
hospital has 80 beds in service.
Harrell told the board the hospital
is a big business in Kenansville with
200 employees and a $2.3 million
annual payroll. Its annual operating
expense is $4.7 million.
He said 20,000 people are served
by the hospital each year. About
3,000 people are admittted for an
average of 6.5 days each; 9,225
received emergency room treatment,
Harrell said. The remainder received
a variety of treatments and advice,
Harrell said the applications must
by turned into the state by May 15. If
the hospital gets approval, the
nursing home beds would be ready
for occupancy by September or
In other business. Dixie Youth
Director Paul Bowen said Turkey
Stadium, the town-owned baseball
field, wiH be opened April 20.
Bowen said the youth organization
has enough money to buy lights for
the field. These will be installed by
He said a scoreboard and press
box also will be installed. Five Dixie
Youth teams will be included in a
parade planned for downtown
Kenansville this .pring
at N.C. 50 'and ArC. J5V24 id
business from partly business arid
partly residential. A fast-food
restaurant is to be established there.
Sale of town automobile tags will
be continued. Clerk Mary Ann
Jenkins said 386 tags were sold last
year at S2 apiece. Records sho-v 490
automobiles are registered in town,
JSTC Prepares To Let
Contracts On Student Center
Contracts for the proposed James
Sprunt Technical College student
center could be awarded Aug. 17, if
plans for the structure receive final
approval from the state on schedule.
Herb McKim of Ballard, McKim
and Sawyer Architects of Wilming
ton told the JSTC Board of Trustees
that he will send plans of the student
center to the state April 30.
If everything proceeds on sche
dule, students should be able to
occupy the building by the 1986 fall
quarter, he said.
The structure will house all stu
dent services, most of which are now
in the college's administration
building. The space in the adminis
tration building will be turned into
The board approved a 1985-86
budget to submit to the Duplin
County Commissioners. The pro
posed budget includes $235,298 for
current expense and $116,057 for
maintenance workers' salaries for a
total of $351,355. The budget in
cludes $127,325 for utilities.
The capital outlay budget of
$105,666 includes $18,080 for a com
puterized energy control program.
The federal government would add
$18,080 for this project. An engi
neering survey showed the program
could cut electrical costs.
Don Reichard, dean of instruction,
recommended continuation of the
adult education center at Chinqua
He also said 89 students have
enrolled in nine curriculum classes
and 49 in two extension classes in the
adult education center in the Wal
lace-Rose Hill High School at
Another site should be found for
adult classes in the Albertson area,
he said. The old Albertson school
building is too dilapidated for further
use and repairs would be too costly,
he said. The last class to use the old
school will conclude June 14.
Carroll's And Goldsboro Milling
Duplin Will Lend Grant To Companies
Duplin County will lend $500,000
of a $525,000 Community Develop
ment Block Grant to the companies
planning to build an $18 million
turkey processing plant northeast of
Warsaw, said Woody Brinson,
county economic development
The money is part of $1.9 million
in grants announced last week by
S.Thomas Rhodes, secretary of Nat
ural Resources and Community De
velopment, a state agency.
Brinson said the county will retain
$25,000 of the grant for adminis
Carroll's Foods of Warsaw and
Goldsboro Milling Co. of Goldsboro
plan to build the processing plant as
a joint venture. Both companies are
major turkey producers with a com
bined volume of about 6 million birds
Brinson said ground will be broken
for the plant in early May.
The grant will be repaid to the
....j ... uiinu....'c-er a itven
year period, Brinson said. He said
the money will be placed in a revolv
I ? ? ..
ing fund to help other industries.
Warsaw was awarded a $900,000
federal Urban Development Action
Grant last month. This money is
being loaned to the companies for
the processing plant.
Brinson said the UDAG grant was
required before the county could
endorse $10 million in state revenue
bonds to provide a large portion of
the processing plant's financing.
Without the revenue bonds, which
usually sell for as much as four
percentage points under market
interest rates, the plant would not
have been built, Brinson said.
The interest from such bonds is
not taxable. Even through the state
sells the bonds, the companies
building the plant will repay them.
The first of two public hearings on
the revenue bonds will be held by the
county Board of Commissioners
r* April 24.
Rhodes, in announcing the com
munity development block grants,
said, "We are especially pleased
that these projects will create over
1.100 jobs and result in the invest
ment of more than $29 million in
"It is significant, too, that the jobs
created are targeted toward low- to
moderate-income citizens, those
North Carolinians most in need of
new employment opportunities," he
Warsaw received a SI million
UDAG grant two years ago to lend to
National Spinning Co. for plant
renovation and expansion.
Causes Road Closing
State transportation officials have
closed NC-11 in Duplin County south
of Secondary Road 1944 to accom
modate the construction of Interstate
Crews from the Hardaway Con
struction Co. have been contracted to
do the construction on 1-40 and are
expected to take approximately six
weeks. Hardaway Construction Co.
is of Columbus. Ga.
A preliminary study of NC-11 has
shown that an average daily traffic
count is 1,300 vehicles. During
construction, traffic will be detoured
over NC-41, Secondary Road 1944
and Secondary Road 1945. The
length of the detour route is seven
For additional information, contact
J.T. Naylor, resident engineer for
the state's third highway division at
(919) 592-6316. Division three is
headquartered in Wilmington.