VOL. XXXXVIH NO. 42 USPS 162-860 KENANSVILLE, NC 28349 OCTOBER 17. 1985 16 PAGES THIS WELK 10 CENTS PLUS TAX
James Kenan Morehead Nominees
The James Kenan High School Scholarship Committee announced the
1985-86 Morehead nominees last week. The nominees are Trudi Williams
and Jeff Houston, both seniors. The nominees are pictured above.
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The scholarship committee of
James Kenan High School an
nounced the 1985-86 Morehead
Scholarship nominees last week.
Selected as Morehead nominees are
James Kenan seniors Trudi Williams
and Jeff Houston.
Trudi is the daughter of John and
Sandra Williams of Magnolia and
she served as Chief Marshal of the
1985 graduating class.
She is a current member of the
James Kenan drama and pep clubs
and the National Honor Society.
After school hours she is employed
with the Kenansville Drug Store.
Trudi is also a member of the Duplin
4-H and the Magnolia Baptist
Trudi is among the students
selected to receive Duplin County
Academic Award recognition, she
was a Governor's School nominee,
and participated in the East Carolina
University math contest and the N.C.
School of Science and Mathematics
summer ventures as a junior at
James Kenan. Trudy received
several academic course awards and
served her school as a member of the
quiz bowl team last year.
Jeff Houston is the son of Roy and
Anne Houston of Kenansville.
He is a current member of the
James Kenan annual staff and works
after school hours with the pur
chasing department of Duplin
General Hospital in Kenansville.
Jeff served as a marshal for the
1985 graduating class and president
of the high school Future Farmers of
America last school year. He also
participated in tlic 4-H learning
leadership conference at Camp
Eagle's Nest, lettered in varsity
football, assisted in Tree Day at the
Duplin Agricultural Extension Ser
vice, attended a statewide Presby
terian youth conference at Fort
Caswell and was active in local radio
broadcasts supporting National FFA
Week during his junior year at
Currently Jeff is a member of the
Duplin County Agribusiness Council
and the Dupllin County Fair Asso
Morehead Scholarship nomina
tions begin at the high school level
and continue through county, district
and final state competition. Each
year approximately 70 high school
seniors are selected as Morehead
Scholars. The scholarships to the
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill award more than $7,000
each of the student's four years as an
Duplin seniors have been named
among Morehead Scholarship win
ners each of the past two years.
Named a Morehead Scholar in 1984
was Camille Grady, a graduate of
East Duplin High School, and in
1985, Patrick Simpson, a North
Duplin High School graduate.
And Set Goals
Contributors to the 1984-85 fund
drive of the James Sprunt Founda
tion were recognized at a reception
ThursJay, Oct. 10 at James Sprunt
Twelve donors were presented
plaques as members <A the Presi
dent's Club for contributions of
$1,000 or more in 1984-85. Member
ship in the club now totals 19
President's Club members are:
National Co.,. Beulaville/Warsaw;
the James E. and Mary Z. Bryan
Foundation, Calypso; Thomas
Kenan III, Chapel Hill; the Carter
Foundation, Greensboro; Roy
Carter, Wallace; Mrs. Marion Elkin,
1 Wallace; Mrs. J. Willard Hoffler.
Wallace; Mrs. Annette H. Rose,
Wallace; Daniel Allen Williams,
Plggly Wiggly Co., Wallace; the
Duplin County Retired School Per
sonnel organization; Gerald Quinn,
Quinn Company, Warsaw; William
K. Wiggs, Kenansville.
Contributors to the JSF are recog
nized in four categories: President's
Club, $1,000 and over; Patrons,
$500-$999; Sponsors, $100-$499; and
Friends, up to $99. All donors were
formally recognized by Charles
Albertson. chairman, at a special
ceremony following the reception.
The Foundatityi will begin Its
1985-86 fund drive with a kick-off
dinner at the Wagon Wheel Restau
rant in Beulaville on Oct. 16. The
theme is "To Build a Better Tom
morrow." focusing on the need for
quality education and training for a
more secure and rewarding future.
The drive will run through Nov. 1985
with a goal of $30,000.
Kenansville Board Allows Greenhouse
The Kenansville Town Board
agreed to let a greenhouse grow at ?
the corner of N.C. 24 and Kilpatrick
LeMar and Eva Ketelsleger were
granted a special use permit last
week allowing them to build a
commercial greenhouse and sales
office in a residential zone. The
Town Board approved the permit
after a public hearing during which
no one objected to the project.
Also, the Board gave a raise to the
three members of the local Alcoholic
Beverage Control Board.
Two board members had been
paid $150 annually, with the chair
man receiving $300. The board re
quested that the payments be in
creased to $300 and $b00. respec
The Town Board approved rates of
$300 for two members and $400 for
After the recent death of ABC
board member Bennie Prince, who
was also a candidate for mayor, the
ABC board has only two members
and is expected to appoint a third at
its next meeting.
In other business, the board
agreed to allow Guilford Mills to use
the municipal park for the company's
"Family Day." No charge would be
levied for use of the park, but board
members said the company should
clean up afterwards.
The board also greed to a request
of Steve Drew, public works director,
to buy a small tractor to mow grass
and weeks. Drew said the tractor
would cost $6,000 to $6,500 and
would be purchased with part of the
town's $45,375 in Powell Bill funds.
The state's Powell Bill disburses
state gasoline tax funds for road
projects and maintenance.
Using the rest of the Powell Bill
money to pave Peachtree Street was
discussed, but board members
agreed that construction bids are
needed to see if the town has enough
money for the project. Peachtree is a
dirt street that would have to be built
up before being paved.
Grant Funds May Expand
Beulaville Water System
Beulaville Commissioners agreed
the town needs an additional water
lank and well during the October
meeting of the board. Some financial
help in the form of state water and
sewer grants to local governments
may help fund Beulaville's new tank
Currently the Beulaville water
system pumps from two wells on the
same vein into one tank and local
firemen say a large fire could drain
the system. Through the North
Carolina grants to local govern
ments, Duplin has been allocated
$405,960 of which Beulaville's part is
set at $10,471. Funds must be
requested at the county level by Dec.
1 and the final deadline at the state
level is March 1. The grant funds are
to be matched by municipalities.
According to Beulaville Mayor
Wilbur Hussey, the town could use
the funds to connect to the Chin
quapin water system and erect a tank
and install a well near the Beulaville
town limits where the two systems
Commissioner Elvis Sumner sug
gested the funds be used to water
proof town sewer system manholes.
A decision on the application and use
of the grant funds will be made at the
November meeting of the board.
Bids to survey and map the
corporate limits of the town of
Beulaville were presented to the
Commissioners. The contract was
awarded to McDavid and Associates
with the low bid of $3,820. Ten bids
were submitted ranging from a high
of $8,600 to $3,820.
Doug Clark, a Kenansville certi
Tied public accountant, ended a
12-year association with Beulaville
as town auditor at the board meeting
last week. Clark submitted the town
audit from the budget year com
pleted in June and a bill for work on
the town's community development
block grant. Beulaville Commission
ers approved Clark's bill of $4,250.
Following bids on the position of
town auditor earlier this year, the
Beulaville Commissioners awarded
the contract to Donald Pickett, CPA
of Beulaville. Pickett submitted the
The new type of street lights being
installed in Beulaville were com
pleted last week. The system added
15-20 new street lights in the town.
Mayor Hussey said. The eosi of the
more energy-efficient system is ex
pected to be approximately the same
each month as the old lights.
Beulaville Commissioners ended a
discussion of assigning zone classi
fications in the extraterritorial area
extending one mile outside the city
limits. A plan to assign zone classi
fications to the extraterritorial area is
currently underw ay by the Beulaville
Planning Board. The plan will be
brought before the town board when
Beulaville Commissioners ended a
discussion on th. zoning restrictions
when board members Elvis Sumner
and Rabon Mareadv opposed the
assignment o( zone classifications in
the extraterritorial area. Commis
sioner S.A Blizzard stated the
zoning would not affect the current
use of the land in the extraterritorial
zone, but would allow the town a
plan for future development.
Rose Hill Chief Leaves For Wallace
Rose Hill Police Chief Bobby
Maready has resigned ?r> ba?t>f?fe
police chief in Wallace.
Maready started as a policemen in
Wallace in 1979 and in August 1982
became chief in Rose Hill. Maready
will be paid $19,937 annually as chief
He will succeed Roscoe Rich, who
retired Oct. 1 after two years as
Wallace police chief.
Rose Hill will begin a search for a
police chief, but a salary has not
Maready told the Rose Hill Town
Board of his decision at last week's
In other buisness, the board voted
to hire Vickie Merritt as town clerk
effective Jan. 1 when C.P. Fussell
In another matter, C.F. Hawes Jr.
asked the board to accept North
Maple Street into the town street
system. The unpavtd stroc, has foui
houses Upd !?? motile lou^s. The
board voted to require that the
street meet town specifications,
which includes a 50-foot right-of-way
before the town accepts it.
In an unrelated matter, board
member Sam Brown complained
about big trucks' use of residential
streets. Maready told him most truck
dirvers are not aware of an ordinance
requiring trucks to use the desig
nated truck route. Maready said he
v ?? ?'- call local. cwwvtniee
trucks to tell them about the route.
The board also decided to buy a
$447 alarm system for the new
wastewater plant. In case of a
problem, an alarm will sound and
automatically dial one of four
numbers to warn plant workers.
The board postponed until Nov. 19
its meeting scheduled Nov. 12
because of a conflict with a League of
Municipalities meeting in Raleigh.
Board Awards Highway Contracts
The state Board of Transportation
at its Oct. 10 meeting in Raleigh,
awarded highway improvement con
tracts totaling over $19.8 million.
The contracts involve projects in
14 counties across the state and
include naving work on two sections
of 1-40. One section is between
Benson and Wilmington in Pender
and Duplin counties while the other
is just south of Raleigh in Wake
Contracts were also awarded for
work on 3.8 miles of the US-421 Siler
City Bypass in Randolph County and
the widening of Race Track Road in
New Bern in Craven County.
Also awarded were contracts for
projects in Guilford, Davidson,
p-t^ecombe, Harnett, Lenoir, Pitt,
^eaufort and Forsyth counties.
During the meeting the board
adopted its 10-year highway con
struction plan known as the Trans
portation Improvement Program or
TIP. The $3 billion plan sets highway
construction priorities statewide.
Members of the state Board of
Transportation are: Kenneth H.
Roberson of Robersonville; Randy D.
Doub of Greenville; Tommy Pollard
of Jacksonville; John E. Bishop of
Rocky Mount; James M. Peden Jr. of
Raleigh; Nancy Rand of Durham; H.
Terry Hutchens of Fayetteville; W.
B. Buchanan of Graham; Ronald
Barbee of Greensboro; Richard K.
Pugh of Asheboro; Charles M.
Shelton of Winston-Salem; Rufus
Brock of Mocksville; John W. Harris
of Charlotte; James B. Garrison of
Albermarle; Brent B. Kincaid of
Lenoir; Lucy C. Everett of Elkin;
Congressman Whitley's third dis
trict mobile office will visit Duplin
County on Oct. 2^ William McPhail.
field representative, will be manning
the office and available to those'
having matters they wish brought to
Locations and times are: Wallace ?
9:30-10-30 a.m., Rockfish Plaza;
Kenansville - 11 ? 12 noon. Old
Elementary School; and Albertson -
12:30-l:30p.m., Post Office.
The schedule is subject to weather
cotriW ns affecting travel.
Harry L. Robertson of Taylorsville;
H. Lanier Williams of Gastonia;
Joseph H. Palmer of Clyde; fed
Smith of Swannanoa; J. Curtis
Youngblood Jr. of Fletcher; and
James P. Myers Sr. of Bryson City.
Transportation Secretary James E.
Harrington serves as board chair
Duplin, Pender Counties
Affected By Contract
The N.C. Board of Transportation
at its meeting last week approved a
contract to pave four miles of
Interstate 40 in Duplin and Pender
The contract, awarded to Adams
Construction Co. of Roanoke, Va.,
calls for paving 1-40 from NC-41 to
US-117, east of Wallace, The con
tract was awarded for $3.5 million.
Board of Transportation member
Tommy Pollard of Jacksonville, who
represents Duplin and Pender on the
board, said the board's approval of
the contract was in keeping with its
commitment to complete Interstate
40 between Benson and Wilmington.
Construction is scheduled to begin
in November and should be complete
bv November, 1986.
James Sprunt Foundations Donors Honored
Contributors to the 1984-85 fund drive of the James
Sprunt Foundation were honored recently at a reception
and recognition ceremony at the College. Pictured are
President's Club members and Patrons: left to right,
Marion Elkin; Armin Jancis, representing the faculty
council; Daniel A. Williams; Ben Ellenberg, repre
senting National Spinning Co.; Annette H. Rose; Roy
Carter; Prentice W. Smith; William Bryan, repre
senting the James E. and Mary Z. Bryan Foundation.
(Photo by Nelsor Best)