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VOL. XXXXVIU NO. 22 | USPS 162-860 KENANSV1LLE, NC 28349 MAY 30. 1985 16 PAGES THIS WEEK 10 CENTS PLUS TAX
'Honor 29 Firms
At Safety Awards Dinner
Four outstanding achievement in
" on-the-job safety, three units of the
Scovill Inc., Hamilton Beach divi
sion, Clinton, have earned special
P awards from the N.C. Department of
Labor, which Labor Commissioner
John C. Brooks will present at a
dinner in Clinton today.
Final Assembly Dept. #612 with
- 2,451,548 safe employee hours from
Nov. 7, 1977 through Jan. 31, 1985,
qualified for the two-million-hour
For 1,844,297 safe hours April 4.
1977 - Jan. 31, 1985, Final Assembly
Dept. 1*622 will receive the one-mil
lion-hour award, as will the Field
Dept. with 1,457,515 hours, Jan.
10, 1978-Jan. 31, 1 wa.
Nearly 55 guests are expected to
attend the presentation scheduled
for 7 p.m. at the Farm House
Restaurant. At the program Brooks
will honor those as well as 26 other
businesses and the Town of Rose Hill
with the department's annual safety
award for 1985.
Recipients come from communi
ties in Duplin, Pender and Sampson
L. Jack Walls, plant manager for 4
Kemp Furniture Industries Inc.,
Clinton, will give the invocation.
Presiding will be Chamber President
Annabelle L. Fetterman, executive
vice president of the Lundy Packing^
Company, Clinton. Jeffrey L. Oliver,
personnel director at WestPoint
Pepperell's Clinton plant, wil' intro
Brooks will note particularly thp
achievement of Reeves Brothers Inc.
of Kenansville which earned the
annual safety award for the 14th
Safety award recipients from
Duplin include: First year - House of
Raeford Farms Inc. of Rose Hill and
Town of Rose Hill; Second year -
Calypso Plywood Company Inc.;
Fourth Year - Guilford Mills Inc. of
Kenansville; Fifth Year - National
Spinning Co. Inc. of Warsaw; 10th
Year - Beulaville Garment Co.,
Carolina Power & Light Co., Wallace
area, Guilford Mills Inc., plant
offices of Kenansville, J.P. Stevens
& Co., Inc. Carter Plant and Holly
Plant of Wallace; and 14th year.
Reeves Brothers Inc. of Kenansville.
To qualify for a labor department
annual safety award, an establish
ment must have 10 or more full-time
employees and no on-the-job fatali
ties during a calendar year. In
addition, it must tiave maintained
either a perfect safety record for the
year or recorded an occupational
injury incidence rate at least 50
percent below the statewide average
The Clinton dinner is the 26th in a
series of 29 scheduled across the
state this spring. The effort began in
1946 as a cooperative activity with
the U.S. Department of Labor under
World War II Manpower Act. Since
1961, the program has been ad
ministered solely by tf * N Go
Department of Labor.
* RR Spur Removed
From System's Map
The Warsaw to Clinton spur of the
Seaboard System Railroad has been
a removed from Seaboard's system
' diagram map. Since August 1984,
the Warsaw to Clinton line has been
listed as a line which Seaboard had
under study and might be subject to
a future abandonment application.
Through the cooperative efforts of
tne southeastern North Carolina Rail
Users Association, a group repre
senting rail users of Duplin and
Sampson counties and Seaboard
Systems Railroad officials, an
^ aggressive marketing plan was ini
P tiated in October of 1984 to increase
the volume of rail shipments on the
Warsaw to Clinton spur and the
Warsaw to Wallace line. The
Warsaw to Wallace line was never
placed on the System diagram map
and no study for abandonment has
been proposed on this line by Sea
Wait Penning**? manager of the
* Barcalounger Company in Turkey, is
chairman of the Rail Users Asso
ciation. Other officers are Gerald
Quinn of Quinn Co. of Warsaw, vice
chairman; F.J. Faison of Carroll's
Foods of Warsaw, treasurer; and
Betty Carr, Clinton Chamber of
According to a spokesman for the
Rail Users Association, "We are
pleased to receive this good news.
Through hard work and cooperation
of the Seaboard officials, we have
won this battle. Much gratitude is
owed by the people of Duplin and
Sampson counties to Walt Penning
ton and the other officers of the
association. A commitment to im
prove service and increase the
volume of traffic has been agreed to
by all parties. The ability to fulfill
these commitments will determine if
this declassification from the
abandonment study will be a lasting
one. The rail users in Duplin and
SanlQSM countieS'tnust continue to
monitor their raft service needs."
Rep. Murphy Introduces
State Rep. Wendell Holmes
Muiphy has introduced legislation to
It prohibit shellfish bed leases within a
half-mile of residences.
Murphy said he introduced the bill
because he has heard a number of
complaints that people working
shellfish beds, as well as takes used
to make the beds, present hazards to
swimmers, boaters and skiers.
The proposal, designated House
Bill 1319, says: "The Marine
Fisheries Commission may not grant
a new or renewal shellfish lease
^ within '/i mile of a shoreline with
? residences or in waters heavily used
for recreational purposes."
John Costlow, chairman of the
Marine Fisheries Commission, said
he is opposed to Murphy's action
because the commission, not the
Genera] Assembly, should address
(he problem. The commission was
formed to regulate shellfishing and
other marine activities.
Costlow said he had not been told
of the bill and thought the commis
sion should hear any complaints
before lawmakers enact "piece
"I'm afraid if they start trying to
regulate marine fisheries on a piece
by-piece basis, they're going to have
a terrible mess," Costlow said.
Murphy said the law already limits
shellfish bed leasing near such
areas, but he wants the limitation to
be more specific.
"1 just want the law to be made
clearer," Murphy said.
The existing statute states that
leased shellfish beds must oe
"compatible" with other uses, in
cluding navigation, fishing and
Murphy said he dors not think
shellfish bids should interfere with
other uses of coastal waters, adding
he thinks some waters have more
value as recreational areas than as
commercial shellfish bids.
"It appears to me that there is
enough water along the east coast for
everyl ody," Murphy said.
Those granted leases use the
tracts to cultivate shellfish for com
Costlow said he is concerned that
the change might encourage more
development to encroach on shell
fishing areas, reducing the amount
of shellfish harvested.
Faison Produce Auction
* Market Opened May 24th
The Faison Produce Auction
Market opened Friday, signalling
the beginning of the heavy produce
season in eastern North Carolina.
Heavy trading of squash, cucum
bers, peppers, cabbage and snap
beans will keep the auction market
and area packing houses busy for a
^ two-month period.
Farmers ? d others interested in
prices received at the Faison Auction
Market can receive them by phone or
in writing. Prices for commodities
sold at Faison-area packing houses
are also available by phone to anyone
willing to spend the cost of a phone
The joint federal-state Market
News office will open in Faison this
week. May 29, and will be headed by
Mrs. Sharon Hecker, a USDA Mar
ket News reporter. Ms. Hecker and
her staff can be reached at 267-9661
or 267-5351. Those phone number
are not the numbers for price infor
Recorded phone messages that
will be updated several times daily,
for prices at the Faison Auction
Market can be accessed by calling
267-9361, 24 hours a day. Prices
from the area packing houses can be
obtained by calling 267-7911.
Farmers or others interested in
prices for white notatoes and
cabbage in tne northeastern section
of North Carolina can reach a
recorded message at JJ5-/6/5 in
Written copies of the prices at tne
Faison markets and other eastern
North Carolina fruits and vegetables
area are available on a subscription
fee basis. For daily reports through
out the season. $20 will cover the
costs. For a weekly report, $4 will
cover the cost of the mailings.
To place your subscription for the
written reports, or for more in
formation on the Faison markets,
contact the David Bowden, Market
News Office, N.C. Department of
Agriculture, P.O. Bo* 27647,
Raleigh, NC 27611, or call 733-7252
or call Ms. Hecker at the Faison
The projected membersnip in
1985-86 for Duplin County schools if
Preregistration for kindergarten
k was held April 29th in each of the
r primary schools. The initial tally re
flected approximately 100 students
short of the present enrollment.
Principals are beginning to organize
the classes for the coming school
Parents hre urged to preregister
children immediately if they have not
already done so. Prereeistration of
all students early allows for a more
organized school opening in the fall.
The state Department of Public
I Instruction allotment of resources to
the school systems is based on the
?rejected membership for 1985-86.
he initial allotment is 99 percent of
the aniticipatea membership.
The enrollment of students during
the first ten days of school is critical
to the final allotment of resources.
The potential one percent adjust
ment in personnel allocation after
the first 10 days of school equates to
three or four teaching positions as
well as other material resources.
It is important that students
should report to school on August 26
to enroll in school and for their
membership to count toward the
allocation of professional personnel.
Orientation dav is August 21 and
buses wilt not operate that day. 1 bis
orientation day provides opportunity
for students and parents to meet the
teachers and review the schedules,
according to Dr. Alice S. Scott,
Duplin Nutrition Site Relocates In Warsaw
During the ceremony for the relocation of the Services
for the Aged Warsaw Nutrition Site, local officials
recognized the National Guard. The site has been
located at the Warsaw Baptist Church for several years,
but now has been moved to the Warsaw Armoiy. On
May 24, speakers pictured above, left to right, Walter
Brown, director of the Services to the Aged: J.F.
Strickland, member of the Duplin County Board of
Education; Bill Costin. Duplin County commissioner;
Ralph Cottle, Duplin County manager, recognized the
National Guard contributions to the nutrition program.
The nutrition site opened at Warsaw Armory Friday.
Rose Hill Developer Named
In Coastal Rezoning Suit
The rezoning of property on West
Onslow Beach to allow a high-rise
condominium is "unconstitutional
and unlawful," according to a suit
filed against Onslow County, de
veloper Mario Bostic of Rose Hill,
real estate agents and others in
volved in the project.
The suit was ffled in Onshow
County Civil Superior Court by
Wilmington lawyer Algernon L.
Butler on behalf of Euell F. Gamble,
Mary Jo Gamble and Karen M.
Gamble. The Gambles own property
in Stump Sound Township next to
the 3.01-acre site of the proposed
"We feel it's spot zoning and in
violation of the land use plan of
Onslow County," Duell Gamble
The 11 defendants are Onslow i
County, the county Board of Com- J
missioners. Professional Realty In
surance and Management Enter
prises Inc., Century 21 Prime Inc.,
Thelma Elizabeth King, Alma King
Eubank, Marion Eubank. Mario F.
Bostic, Frances W. Bostic, Roger
Page Jr. and Doris B. Page.
The suit states that Professional
Realty Insurance and Management
Enterprises Inc. has an office in
Wrightsville Beach and does busi
ness under the name Century 21
It says the company holds con
tracts to buy the property next to the
Gambles' land and that the company
filed a petition June 7, 1984, with the
Onslow County Planning Depart
ment to rezone the property for a 126
milti-family high-rise condominium.
The suit does not name the condo
minium project. Gamble said, ".It's
had several names. The most recent
is Harbor Tower and appeared in an
advertisement in a supplement to the
May 12 issue of The Washington
The suit says that on Feb. 6, 1984,
the Onslow County Board T Com
missioners denied, by a 3-2 vote, an
earlier request to rezone the land. At
that meeting, the commissioners
stated, they "did not feel that the
project was in the best interest of the
Following hearings on July 12 and
July 19, the Onslow County Planning
Board unanimously recommended
that the rezoning be denied. During
the hearings, the size of the original
project was reduced to 102 units.
with 96 to be on the ocean side and
six on the sound side.
The county commissioners revers
ed their decision Aug. 20, however,
John Starling represented Century
21 Prime. The vote to rezone was
4-1. with Paul Starzytufci casting the
The suit contends the board's
action was to "accommodate the
development plans of an individual
developer" rather than to promote
the "most appropriate use of the
lands of Onslow County in the
interest of the general public wel
"We wouldn't have bought
property here if it hadn't been zoned
for single family homes," Gamble
Migrant Summer Enrichment
Program At North Duplin
A summer enrichment educational
program, pre-kindergarten through
grade 6, will be offered at the North
Duplin Elementary School beginning
for students on Thursday, June 20
and ending for students on Friday,
July 26. The program, which will be
offered at no cost to identified
migrant students, will be held Mon
day througii Friday from 8 a.m. until
Any child will be eligible to attend
if a parent has moved into the Duplin
County school district within the past
six years for the purpose of acquiring
employment in farming, crop
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production, dairy, poultry or live
stock work, planting trees, logging,
fishing or work on fish farms and
processing or hauling farm products.
The curriculum of the summer
program will be pre-school, kinder
garten, math, arts/crafts, physical
education and recreation.
Transportation will be provided
and breakfast, lunch and supper will
be served to all attending students.
In the course of meal service, no
child will be discriminated against
regardless of race, color, age, handi
cap or national origin and all children
will be served the same meals.
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North Duplin Names 1985 Marshals
The names of the 1985 North Duplin High School
marshals were announced last week. Eacu junior on the
squad of marshals is a member of the Beta Club and
has maintained an academic average of 90 throughout
the year. Along with the 10 junior members of the
marshals are two sophomores which are the top two
students in their class. Pictured above, left to right,
seated, are Mark Emmer. Chief mashal Melanie
Parker and Rodney Wilson; standing. Tammy Carter,
Kimberly Hines, Nicki Guv. Lynne Sutton. Randv Fov,
Jill Best, Sherry Patterson, Lisa Standi and Nancy
Thornton. Named marshals as sophomores and in 1985
as juniors are Melanie Parker and Nickie Guv. The
North Duplin marsnals will escort the 1985 seniors
during commencement exercises June 7.
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