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VOL. XXXXVIII NO. 45 USPS 162-860 KENANSVILLE, NC 28349 NOVEMBER 7. 1985 16 PAGES THIS WEEK 10 CENTS PLUS TAX
Duplin Begins 911 Emergency Number In Three Towns
ftuplin Emergency Services Director Hiram Brinson
announced Monday the installation of the emergency
911 number in three county towns. Emergency calls for
Duplin's fire, rescue or sheriffs departments can be
reached from Wallace, Kenansville and Faison by
(Ealing just three numbers, 911. Brinson stressed the
911 line is for emergencies only, and business calls can
be made from Wallace by dialing 285-2979 or numbers
currently listed in the telephone directory from other
Duplin towns. Brinson expects the entire county to be
using the 911 number in about two years, but for now
the Beulaville, Warsaw and Rose Hill exchanges can
report emergencies by dialing 296-1911. Brinson is
pictured above placing a sticker on his phone listing the
new 911 emergency number. Stickers will be distri
buted to the public in the near future.
Duplin Gets New
? New emergency telephone
numbers went into service Monday
in Duplin County.
From Kenansville, Wallace and
Faison, emergency calls will be
made to 911.
The emergency service number for
Beulaville, Warsaw and Rose Hill is
296-1911. Lack of telephone equip
ment prevented immediate conver
sion to the 911 number in these
towns, the Duplin County Commis
sioners were told in a meeting at
The county will pay $698.42 a
month for the service. The county
had been paying $546.24 a month.
By a 3-2 vote, the bi>ard authorized
social services director Millie Brown
to add two positions and upgrade two
at a cost to the county of $7,597 a
year. Stale and federal agencies will
pay the remainder of the salaries.
Voting against the additions were
Commissioners D.J. Fussell and
Calvin Turner. Voting for them were
Commissioners Dovie Penney, W.J.
Cos tin and Allen Nethercutt.
An eligibility specialist will be
added to take care of expanded
Medicaid services to begin in Janu
ary. The position carries an annual
salary of $12,139, including $4,129 to
be paid by the county.
A child support collection agent
also will be added. The department
has a child case load of 1,329.
Child support amounting to
$321,000 is being collected in 457
cases. Ms. Brown said there are 700
other cases in which support money
might be collected if the department
had an agent to go after it.
The county received $27,747 in
incentive payment from the state for
its child support collections in the
past fiscal year. The program cost
the county $25,252 in salary and
The annual salary of the additional
child support agent will be $13,640,
with the county paying $2,777.
The board told Ms. Brown to look
into possibilities of a "workfare"
program for relief clients.
In other business, posts removed
from a vineyard on a farm the county
purchased last year were sold for
$1,856.40 to Benny Lee of Beulaville,
the highest bid of five received by
mail. The county bought the land so
it could expand its landfill.
Finance officer Russell Tucker was
authorized to use the $13,000 a year
the county had been paying on its
computer for upgrading the equip
ment. The computer debt has been
Merle Creech, director of the arts
council, told the board she will go to
Atlanta Thursday to join a Friend
ship Force International tour to
China. The 77 people will leave for
Shanghai Friday and will spend 12
days in China.
J. Michael Moore announced his
resignation as county tobacco exten
sion agent Dec. 27 to work toward a
doctorate in agronomy.
Tucker listed $13,280 in ambu
lance bills that are uncollectable
because of their age.
Generation Celebration Rehearsals
* Underway At Kenan Memorial
Students from all county schools
have volunteered to "show the kind
of talent we have in our community"
and at the same time help raise
money for the Duplin County Educa
tion Foundation to be turned into
scholarship and education pro
gramming activiuc.3, Said Austin
?arter, Duplin schools director of
Full rehearsals are underway at
Kenan Memorial Auditorium. The
music production is under the
direction of North Duplin Band
Instructor Brian Hoxie in cooperation
with cultural arts teachers through
out Duplin County schools.
The idea, Austin said, is to
produce an original musical cele
brating the life of man from birth
onwara. And, the goal is to raise
$15,000. The production is entitled
Generation Celebration and is slated
for Nov. 16 in Kenan Memorial
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'the Generation Celebration is an
opportunity Duplin school students
have never been offered in the past.
Carter pointed out. The production
has cast about 150 Duplin students of
all ages and from different schools as
musicians, actors, singers and
"The Foundation sees this produc
tion as more than just a fund
raising vehicle," Carter said. "For
one thing, the production is an
opportunity for the young people to
show the kind of talent we have
available in our community. And, it
offers. the .community a chance to
show their support for the efforts of
the young people." In addition to the
student cast, an equal number of
adult volunteers will be working to
provide concessions, design and
construct sets, sell tickets and print
The Generation Celebration is the
fir;t public fund-raising activity
sponsored by the Duplin Education
Foundation. Austin pointed out the
Duplin Education Foundation was
the second such organization estab
lished in the state. The group was
chartered in late 1983 and became
active in 1984 raising funds through
Members of the Foundation began
ticket sales Oct. 1, Carter said.
Tickets are available by contacting
Bill Hennessee of Faison, Ed Holt of
Warsaw, Carey Wrenn of Kenans
ville, Buford Hutchins of Beulaville,
Linda Murphy of Rose Hill and
Harriett Farrior of Wallace. A limit
of 2,000 tickets is available for the
production. Group ticket rates are
As part of its 1985-86 fund drive,
the James Sprunt Foundation has
initiated the establishment of a
student scholarship fund in the name
of Dr. Charles Forrest Hawes of
"Dr. Hawes has meant a great
deal to the people of Rose Hill and
Duplin County, and we feel it is
fitting to honor him by endowing a
perpetual scholarship in his name at
James Sprunt Technical College,"
said Mrs. Marion Elkin, fund drive
A well-known figure, Dr. Hawes
1 _ practiced medicine ir the county for
nearly SO years until poor health
forced his retirement in 1981.
A 1930 graduate of Wake Forest
College, Hawes received his medical
degree in 1932 from Northwestern
University Medical School in
Chicago. He opened his first office in
Rose Hill on a SI,000 loan for used
furniture and equipment, and an old
Ford to make house calls along the
unpaved roads of rural Duplin
In 1952 he was able to open a
modern clinic complete with exami
nation rooms, delivery rooms and a
laboratory. From here he conducted
his practice for the next 30 years.
Besides treating the normal ail
ments and mishaps that occur in a
rural community, Dr. Hawes de
livered 11,692 babies, including 100
sets of twins and one set of triplets
during his years of practice. Many of
these were home births and on one
day, he delivered six babies in a
Somehow, Dr. Hawes also found
time to serve his community as
two-term mayor of Rose Hill, town
board member, member of the
county Board of Health and the
Duplin County Medical Society.
He did not slow down until a
disabling heart attack in June 1981
forced him to give up his practice. A
subsequent attack placed him in the
Cornelia Nixon Davis Nursing Home
in Wilmington, where he now
"Dr. Hawes left Duplin County to
gain his education, but returned to
Warsaw Plans 64th
Annual Veterans' Celebration Activities
The town of Warsaw has been
blanketed with yellow ribbons as
part of the 64th annual Veterans'
Day celebration in the town this
The 1985 theme for the Warsaw
Veterans' Celebration is the Vietnam
Years and the celebrations begins
Friday with a dance at the Warsaw
Armory featuring Duplin recording
artist Charlie Albertson. The next
day, the celebration cc tinues with
sidewalk sales, a parade and the
Warsaw Fire Department fund
raising barbeque dinner. Sidewalk
Vietnam Veteran* are Special GnesU
Veterans of the Vietnam Conflict
|Jamos Konan Tlos Yollow Ribbons For Votorans
I Students at James Kenan High School have tied yellow
I ribbons on their lor+ers and th* '''?ssroom doors each
? displaying a name of a deceased Vietnam Veteran and a
?yellow ribbon. The students tied the ribbons as pan ot
? the 1985 Warsaw Veterans Celebration this weekend.
? The students were not alone; the town of Warsaw
H' it if
including homes .ind businesses joined the Celebration
by tying yellow ribbons for the Veterans currently listed
Missing In Action. Pictured above, James Kenan
students Carolvn Wilson and David Quinn olace the
name of deceased Veteran Lt. Litchfield Patterson
Huie on a classroom door at the high school.
are requested to report to the
reviewing stand prior to the parade.
According to Veterans' Celebration
Chairperson Mary Taylor, all Viet
nam Veterans are asked to report to
the area of the reviewing stand for
special recognition during the
parade. The parade is scheduled to
begin at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Parade activities begin with the
arrival of dignitaries to the reviewing
stand at 10:15 a.m. A roll call of
deceased Duplin County Vietnam
Veterans will follow speakers Con
gressman Charlie Whitley, Miss
North Carolina Joni Bennett Parker
and parade marshal Col. James
Hiteshaw. Reviewing stand digni
taries will include families of the
Warsaw Vietnam Veterans killed in
action. The parade begins at 11 a.m.
The Warsaw Fire Department bar
beque dinner also begins at 11 a.m.
After the parade the Veterans
Celebration continues at the Warsaw
Town Hall. The James Kenan High
School band, chorus and Unicorn
drama club perform at 1 p.m.
followed by the Hesitations band at
The Warsaw Veterans' Celebra
tion activities conclude Sunday with
a performance by the University of
North Carolina at Wilmington con
cert orchestra and choir. The per
formance is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.
at Calvary Baptist Church on
Memorial Drive in Warsaw. Ad
mission is free.
Throughout the celebration the
Veterans' Committee urges the
public to participate by wearing or
displaying a yellow ribbon for the
Vietnam soldiers listed missing in
action. Warsaw businesses are
participating by sponsoring floats in
the parade and setting up Vietnam
Warsaw businesses with displays
honoring Warsaw deceased Veterans
include: Staff Sgt. Allen Lewis Bonev
at Brill's Florist, and Upholstry;
Sner 4 Charles Grev Costin at
Southern Bank; Lt. Litchfield Patter
son Huie at Branch Bank & Trust;
Sgt. Clarence Leon "Boone" Mc
Ncill at First American; Staff Sgt.
Lawrence Edward Philyaw at City
Finance; Sgt. William Irvin Turner
Jr. at Turner's Golf; and Machinist
Mate 1st Class Paul Edwin Gore at
And, the Veterans' Committee
urges the public to remember Duplin
boys killed in Vietnam; Sgt. Alex
Houston of Pink Hill; Staff Sgt.
Herbert J. Artis of Rose Hill; Pfc.
Dennis Earl Basden of Beulaville;
Staff Sgt. Arthur Best of Kenans
ville. Staff Sgt. Allen Lewis Boney of
Warsaw; Spec. 5 Robert Allen Brown
of Rose Hill; Capt. David Carroll
Burch of Faison; Spec. 4 Charles
Grey Costin of Warsaw;Machinist
Mate 1st Class Paul Edwin Gore of
Faison; Lt. Litchfield Patterson Huie
of Warsaw; Cpt. James Juna John
son of Rose Hill; PFC. Jammie Jay
Lanier of Magnolia; Spec. 4 Dallas E.
McKinney Jr. of Magnolia, Sgt.
Clarence Leon McNeil of Warsaw;
Staff Sgt. Lawrence Edward Philyaw
of Bowdens; and Sgt. William Irvin
Turner Jr. of Bowdens.
Annual Veterans' Celebration
The annual Veterans' Celebration
dance is scheduled for Nov. 8 at the
Warsaw Armory. Featured enter
tainment is Charlie Albertson anil
his band. The dance begins at 9 p.m.
and tickets are S6 single and S10
couple. Refreshments are included.
Tickets for the Veterans' dance can
be purchased at the Warsaw
Southern Bank, Warsaw Drug,
Brill's Florist Ouinn's Variety in
Kenansville, Ray Carroll's in Beu
laville, and Gowan Drug in Wallace.
A Junior High Dance is also
scheduled at the Warsaw Recreation
Department gym Nov. 9. The
Saturday night dance begins at 7
p.m. and admission is SI.SO per
A square dance will be held at the
Warsaw Elementary School as part
of the Veterans' Celebration. The
host caller is Bob Cannon of Wil
mington. The Nov. 9 dance begins at
7 a.m. and participation is $7 per
dancer. Admission for spectators is
his home to share the fruits of that
education with the people he knew
and loved," said Marion Elkin. "By
providing a scholarship in his name
to students at JSTC, we hope to
perpetuate that sharing of educa
tional benefits for many years to
A minimum of $2,500 is required
to endow a tuition scholarship at
JSTC. Persons wishing to contribute
to the Hawes Scholarship Fund may
do so by sending donations to the
James Sprunt Foundation, Inc.,
JSTC, P.O. Box 398, Kenansville,
NC 28349. Please designate contri
butions to the Hawes Scholarship
Fund. All donations are tax deduc
For more information you may
contact the administrative affairs
office at JSTC, 296-1341.
The educational office personnel
organization of James Sprunt Tech
nical College helped the James
Spurnt Foundation's on-campus
fund drive off to a good start,
presenting a check for 54,500 to
Foundation chairman Charles
Albertson at a recent campus kick-off
"We are very pleased to make this
contribution to endow an educational
office oersonnel scholarship at
JSTC," said EOP chairperson
Bobby Pigford in making the pre
sentation. The fund will support an
award of $150 to a first-year student
in an office- or business-related pro
gram of study.
The group initiated the fund in
Feb. 1982, and has sponsored
raffles, bake sales, bafbeqiie lunches
and other projects to. support its
growth. Three scholarships have
been awarded from the fund since its
The EOP organization is com
prised of 20 members, all of whom
serve as secretarial or clerical staff at
"When we began this project
three years ago, we had no idea we
would be able to raise tnis muvJ
money," said Pigford. "Everyone
has worked very hard and we feel
good about our accomplishment."
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