VOL. XXXXVI11 NO. 33 USPS 162-860 KENANSVILLE, NC 28349 August IS, 1985 12 PAGES THIS WEEK 10 CENTS PLUS TAX
Truck Clips Pole In Kenansville
A tractor-trailor loaded with logs clipped a light pole off
Ait the ground last Thursday in Kenansville. The tractor
?driven by Jimmie Bland of Rt. 2 Wallace was registered
to the Norman Murphy and Sons Logging Company.
The accident occured about 9 a.m. on NC 24 next to the
Kenansville Baptist Church. According to Kenansville
Police Chief Glenn Braswell, the tractor was reported a
total loss-valued at $75,000. The driver was charged by
the North Carolina Highway Patrol with operating a
vechile left ofv the center line and driving while
impaired. Pictured above is the wrecked tractor loaded
Loving Wins Wallace
"Water Line Work
T.A. Loving Co. of Goldsboro will
build a water fine between Wallace's
new well at Tin ?ity and the town
The town board awarded the
contract Thursday night on the
_gompnny_bid "f S202,l?0. The work
will begin after the tow n "receives
results of test from the test well.
J^Town Administrator Robert Hyatt
said Friday. Onslow Utilities drilled
ihe test well and will drill the
Ricjiard Burrows, town attorney,
told the board that easements for the
water line will be required on 27
parcels of property. He said 12 of the
owners live out of town, 24 live in or
near Wallace and two are under
guardianships. The ownership of
three parcels is unclear.
Burrows said he will need 32 or 33
days to gain the right of possession
for the right of way.
In other business, the board will
allow the senior citizens meal pro
gram to be conducted in the police
academy building in southwest Wal
lav? a*?f>r tjjfwes the 'wqier C.W.
Dobbins School builing. the county
will attempt to sell the building and
surrounding 12 acres starting Jan. 1.
Sally Jordan, meal supervisor,
said that during the summer about
40 people eat meals five days a week
at the site and 10 meals a day are
sent to the home bound. Participa
tion increases in the winter to about
70 people, she added.
Police Chief Roscoe Rich said he
foresaw no conflict between the use
of the building by the food service
during the middle of the day and use
by the police later.
The board approved $1,250 to
match a $2,00 grant from the state to
clear an area around the end of the
Wallace airport runway. David H.
Henderson, who made the request,
said the cleared land could be
offered for rent as farmland.
? Faison Board
Plans for a new apartment build
ing complex were brought before the
Faison Town Board during the
regular monthly meeting last week.
Richard Williams of Beulaville
appeared before Faison Commis
sioners with plans tor tne new
16-apartment complex to be con
structed behind Goshen Medical
f Center on South Faison Avenue.
Williams requested water and sewer
service from the town to the
complex. To service the complex
would require 280 feet of six-inch
water lines and a new fire hydrant be
installed. Sewer service would re
quire the installation of a manhole
and a two-inch line with three tap-on
Members of the Faison Board
agreed to furnish Williams a letter
agreeing to provide water and sewer
service to enable the project to begin
construction. Faison Public Works
Director Fred Wheless was
instructed to work with Williams in
determining the cost of extending
service and report back to the board.
The expense of extending the water
and sewer service will be paid in part
bv the town and bv Willaims and his
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punuing parmcr, ivusseii dusuc ui
The Board unanimously moved to
order a curfew at the town park and
recreation grounds. The curfew goes
into effect immediately and bands
unsupervised activities on the park
grounds after 10 p.m.
Johnny Oliver and Jake Atkinson
appeared before the board from the
Faison Recreation Commission. Ac
cording to Oliver, the recreation
commission plans several basketball
camps this fall, a volleyball league,
an adult and children's basketball
league, tennis programs and tourna
ments, a church soiftball league next
year and a men's Softball league next
Oliver and Atkinson requested
help from the town board in their
efforts to replace recreation com
mission directors not active. And,
the men requested the town board
join in their efforts to revive the
recreation program in Faison.
In other business, the town board
opened bids for the sale of the old
police car. The board accepted the
highest bid made by Albert Brock at
The board also granted continued
use of the Faison Recreation Gym as
a nutrition site to the Duplin Services
to the Aged. The town had been
receiving $35 each month for use of
the facility as a nutrition site. The
Services to the Aged had notified the
Faison Board of a complete cut in the
funding to pay for nutrition site
facilities, and requested the con
tinued use of the gym.
Commissioner Jane Hollingsworth
informed the Board of the Faison
Cemetery Commission's efforts to
recruit nonparticipating property
owners in the perpetual care project.
According to Hollingsworth, 137 lots
were still not part of the perpetual
care project and letters would be
sent this month to their owners
requesting membership. The fee to
join is $300 which provides continued
grounds upkeep of the cemetery lot.
Hollingsworth added that lots will
not be kept clean after Oct. 1 unless
owners are members of the
perpetual care project.
Plans to build another 11 miles of
Interstate 40 got preliminary ap
proval Friday by the state Board of
Transportation, which met in
The proposed stretch would be
built in two segments in Duplin and
Sampson counties. The board is
? expected to approve money for the
work next month.
In other business, the board
agreed to spend a total of $29,000 for
two traffic lights, one in Wrightsville
Beach and one in sunset Beach.
A reouest from the city of Wil
ming nr. for $8,500 in state funds for
two transportation planning vans
also won approval. The vans will cost
a total of $85,000. A federal grant
will provide $68,000 and the city will
Q Appropriations of more than $355,
700 were approved for improvements
on 16 secondary roads in Brunswick
Schools Delay To Wait
On Duplin's Tobacco Crop
Duplin County schools will yield a
week to Duplin County tobacco
Superintendent L.S. Guy an
nounced that students will report to
classes Sept. 3 instead of Aug. 26.
The decision was made by the board
of education late Tuesday night of
"Due to the unprecedented late
ness of the tobacco crop and its
economic importance, the board
decided to delay the opening," Guy
The board will draw up a new
school calender in a special meeting,
he said. The delay will mean re
arranging numberous teacher work
days and vacation days to ensure
that the system provides the 180
student class days the state requires.
The tobacco harvest is two to three
weeks later than ususl, farmers
report. Many farmers are just start
ing their harvest. Normally they
would be about halfway through by
now. Hundreds of Duplin County
young people work in tobacco during
the harvest period.
While poultry tops the list of gross
income producers in the county,
tobacco remains important. Tobacco
grossed $33.7 million last year.
Several thousand families shared
directly in the proceeds.
In other business, the board
agreed that the Wilmington archi
tectural firm Ballard, McKim &
Sawyer will draw plans for expansion
of James Kenan High School. A
special meeting will be held at 8 p.m.
Aug. 20 for the board to view
preliminary plans from the architect.
A library and classrooms to accom
modate the ninth grades from War
saw Junior High and E.E. Smith
Junior High in Kenansville are being
Maj. Carlton L. McGuire of Hope
County will be the senior instructor
of the Junior Reserve Officers Train
ing Corps program in East Duplin
High School al Beulaville. He will
succeed Maj. Joseph Rousos.
New student fees will be $5, an in
crease of $2, for kindergarten
through sixth grades; $7, up S2, for
seventh and eighth grades; and $10,
up $3, for ninth through 12th grades.
The board increased the price of
school lunches and breakfasts by five
cents. The new schedule for elemen
tary students is 75 cents for lunch
and 50 cents for breakfast; junior and
senior high school students, 80 cents
for lunch and 50 cents for breakfast;
and adults, $1.25 for lunch and 70
cents for breakfast.
Last year 6,288 students, 81
percent of the student body, parti
cipated in the lunch program with 49
percent, or 3,065, receiving free
The system served breakfast last
year to an average of 2,093 students,
38 percent of the student body.
Breakfasts were free to 1,712 stu
dents last vear.
Burning Bush Gets Grant To
The Burning Bush area near
Faison has been awarded another
community development block
grant, the Duplin County Com
missioners learned last week.
County Manager Ralph Cottle
advised the board he had been in
formed that a $275,000 community
development block grant had been
approved to complete improvements
tn the Burning Bush area near
Faison. The work was begun with a
$350,000 fj^ant in the area.
In other business, the commis
sioners voted to cut down a holly tree
at the side entrance to the tax office
in the Duplin County Courthouse.
Violette Phillips requested that the
large old tree be cut down. Mrs.
Phillips promised to replace the old
tree with either a young pink
flowered cherry tree or a sugar
The holly tree has been a "berry
basket ' for birds for many years,
she said. When the berries ripen, the
birds flock in and fly up on the
"They polka-dot every car in the
parking lot," she said. She said the
bird droppings stain the cars' paint
unless wiped off quickly.
The commissioners also approved
the request of Merle Creech, arts
council director, for $3,125 for
installing utilities and furnishings in
the former George Kornegay law
office building. This year the board
loaned the arts council $40,000 to
buy the building.
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The board added $2,000 to the
ambulance fund to install equipment
on a new ambulance bought for the
Rose Hill Rescue Squad. The board
approved $50,000 in its current
budget for purchase of two ambu
The town is studying who owns the
right-of-way and how much it would
cost to build a sidewalk between the
junction of N.C. 50-24 and Kenans
ville Elementary School.
Tuesday night, the town Board of
Commissioners directed its attorney,
W.E Craft, to find out who owns land
that may be needed for the sidewalk.
N.C. 50 was laid out many years ago,
and the highway's right-of-way
limits are uncertain.
The action followed a request for
the sidewalk from Tommy Grady,
president of the school's Parent
Teacher Association. He contended
that on rainy days children will slide
down steep banks into the street if
they aren't already walking on the
"We kind of think we're a
progressive town. We need some
place for kids to walk or ride bikes to
school," he said.
Parents are concerned about the
traffic around the corner of the
junction where the new Hardee's
restaurant is located, he said.
In other business, the board
tentatively approved the request of
LeMar Ketteisleger for a special-use
provision to build a greenhouse and
sales office in an area now zoned
Final approval depends upon the
legality of the special-use provision
under the town's zoning ordianance.
Craft was directed to investigate the
The proposed site is at the junction
of Kilpatrick Street and N.C. 24 on
the east side of town.
Ketteisleger said :he planning
board advised him to seek a special
use provisibn, which would govern
only his project. The board did not
want to recommend rezoning the
Eve Ketteisleger said they had a
petition signed by neighbors agre
eing to the greenhouse business but
opposing a general rezoning of the
Klu Klux Kfan
Permit In Beulaville
Topics brought before the Beula
ville Board of Commissioners during
the August meeting by the town
police department included a report
of capturing an escaped prisoner,
solving complaints of obscene phone
calls, finding a missing child, and a
naraHp annliratinn hv thp Whitp
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"I just talked with Mr. Glenn
Miller," Beulaville Police Chief
Aubrey Murphy said. "He said the
group is coming to parade and
demonstrate whether the board ap
proves the application or not."
Miller is the state leader of the
White Patriot Party which until
March of this year was known as the
Klu Klux Klan. Appearing before
the board as representative of the
WPP was Cecil Cox, Unit 19 leader
"If they want to parade, the board
doesn't have any legal authority to
refuse the application," Beulaville
town attorney Russell Lanier said.
"And, the Board cannot regulate the
date, but it can have some say about
the time of day in the interest of
The board granted the parade
application for August 24 from 6:30
to 7:30 p.m. The tentative parade
route on file with the Beulaville
police department begins on NC 24
at Wilson Ave. and travels east to
NC 41, where it turns left and ends at
the Bostic St. intersection.
According to the application, the
parade will include as many as 400
members of the WPP. In order to
provide adequate traffic control,
Beulaville Police will be
assisted by members of the Duplin
County Sheriff's Department and
North Carolina Highway Patrol.
Police Chief Murphy pointed out
that all parades require a great deal
of law enforcement officials for
Beulaville Mayor Wilbur Hussey
informed board members of notifi
cation (hat the town had been
awarded a $750,000 Community
Development Block Grant. Applies
nun w? mauc IU use JWV.VAW ui uic
CDBG for housing rehabilitation,
water and sewer expansion and
streets in south Beulaville. The
remaining funds will be used on
streets and drainage in other areas of
approved the allocation of $200 to
help cover the cost of a civil rights
and fair labor standards seminar
which the town attorney, Russell
Lanier, plans to attend. Lanier
explained the basic cost of the trip
had been funded by the county
through his position as Duplin
"It seems to me this is a
personal item," Beulaville Commis
sioner Rabon Maready said. "Unless
it is included in part of your contract
with the town as our attorney, I don't
see why the town should contribute
"The things learned at .hat type of
seminar are not useful in any other
type of job in a law practice, except
as a town or county representative,"
Ianier said. "And, I am going
whether the town chips in any money
Former town supervisor H.J.
Brown appeared before the board
requesting some relief from over
chlorinated water. Brown is one of
the first four users on the Beulaville
system, and he complained of un
drinkable water due to the chlorine.
Brown also said he had lost $45
worth of goldfish because of the
Collapsed Pavement At Registers Crossroads
County Approves Erosion Repairs
A request by Forrest Blanton of
Registers Crossroads for the county
to remove collapsed paving on an
eroding ditch was approved by a 4-1
vote of the Duplin County Commis
sioners this week.
Commissioner Calvin Turner op
posed the action, saying he didn't
know how many more such requests
the board might get. Commissioners
Allen Nethercutt, Dovie Penny, W.J.
Costin and D.J. Fussell voted for it.
Blanton said the county had dug a
mosquito control ditch on his land.
He put a tile in the ditch and covered
it with concrete paving. ..w.cui um
eroded the ditch so much that his
paving tumbled into it. The board
limited county machine time for the
project to three hours.
In other business, the commis
sioners agreed to seek bids for
painting inside the jail cellblock. The
walls have been marred by graffiti
The board also learned Monday
that Glenn Jernigan, chief deputy in
the sheriffs department and Fataoo
fire chief, has been hamed North
Carolina fireman of the year.
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