BY TERRY POPE
Organized Community Watch
groups have formed in 55 communities
within the county, helping
sheriff deputies patrol neighborhoods
and provide information about
crimes or suspicious vehicles.
In 1984, community watch
members were responsible for helping
the Brunswick County Sheriff's
Department close from 30 to SO cases
of reported break-ins, just by proArea
SYLVIA ANN CLARIDA
The funeral for Sylvia Ann Clarida
of Thomasboro was held Tuesday at
Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, with
Rev. Samuel Stanley and Rev. Alonin
Burial was in the Pleasant View
Survivors include her narents. the
Rev. and Mrs. J.B. Clarida; six
sisters, Mrs. Vermethia Lance, Mrs.
Tuerisa Crowdcr, Mrs. BluSchc
Gu'iisc Mrs. Merkeihia Clsrids and
Mrs. Joyce Gause: and two brothers,
Ronnie Clarida and Johnnie B.
HAZEL H. GORE
Hazel Harvell Gore, 68, of
Southport, died Dec. 24 in NewHanover
Memorial Hospital following
a brief illness.
A graveside service was held
Thursday in the Harvell Family
Cemetery in Bolivia, with Rev. John
Born in Brunswick County on Nov.
14. 1916 she was the daughter of the
iate Duncan H. and Eiia Jane Cox
Harvell. She was a member of
Southport Baptist Church Prior to
retirement, she was a licensed practical
nurse at Dosher Memorial
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Survivors include her husband.
Bernicc Gore of the home; a son,
Gehrig Spencer of Wilmington; two
daughters. Mis. Connie Ellen of
Goldsboro and Mrs. Ella Gray of
Southport; three brothers, Woodrow
Harvell and Hugh D. Harvell, both of
Bolivia, ai;u I<assitcr lldrvcll of opting
Valley, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs.
Irene Arnold of Southport, Mrs.
Mabel McKce of Clarklon and Mrs.
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grandchildren and a great-grandson.
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viding officers with important information,
said Sheriff John Carr Davis.
"Citizen involvement has had a big
effect on helping us solve cases,"
Davis said. "The number was way up
this year. We really didn't have any
figures before to compare it to People
are really organized and don't
mind getting involved."
Since Community Watch groups
began organizing county wide in 1981.
several neignoornooos mat once had
high break-in rates began heiping
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EDWARD G. WELLS
Edward Glenn Wells of Wilmington
died Friday in a Raleigh hospital.
A graveside sendee was to be held
Wednesday in Oakdale Cemetery by
Rev. Robert M. Coroptnn
Wells was born in Burgaw on Aug.
12, 1908, the son of the late Randolph
and Emma Bowden Wells.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs.
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Phoenix Ariz. 2nd Mrs. Prances
Bordeaux of Delco: three brothers,
Rev. Stacy Wells, Louis Wells and
Hubert Wells, all of Wilmington; five
sisters, Mrs. Ann Brooks of Shallotte.
Mrs. Edith King ^r.d Mrs. Ellen
Henry, both of Wilmington, Mrs.
lillie Row of Concord and Mrs. Edna
Frangione of Rockville, Md.; six
grandchildren; 10 greatgrandchildren
auu a gi eat-gi vatgrandson.
BETTY H. NUTTER
Bviiy riaiuia riuiier, 6o, oi Houie 2,
Supply, died Friday in New Hanover
Memorial Hospiiai following a briei
A memorial service was held Sunday
in Coble's Brunswick Chapel at
Brunswick County sheriff's
deputies logged 53,759 miles on 3,576
gallons of gas and 11 quarts of oil during
the month of November, reported
Sheriff John Carr Davis.
Deputies made 16 arrests as pro
secuting witness and served 334 civil
papers, 64 local warrants, and 180
foreign warrants iasi month.
One mental and inebriate paper
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deputies patrol the streets at night,
said Deputy Nancy Simpson, county
"All communities that have Community
Watch groups have reduced
the number of crimes in their
neighborhoods," Ms. Simpson said.
"The members who patrol at night
will call the sheriff's department
each day and tell someone what car
they'll be rlrivino nnH **ive us their
tag number. They change hours and
cars every so often so the citizens in
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tliat memorials be made to the
Shriner's Hospitals for burned and
JAMES A. GLISSON SR.
Jwiii'ji Albert Glisson Sr ( nf
Wilmington, died Sunday following a
The funeral was scheduled 2 p.m.
Wednesday in Coble's Oleander
Chapel in Wilmington with Dr. Billy
Seate officiating. Burial was to be In
Oleander memorial Gardens.
Born Jan. 27, 1935, in Fwyctteville,
Glisson was the son of the late Norman
llsrrio and l-cla Wise Glisson. A
Vietnam veteran, he retired from the
U.S. Air Force in 1974 with 22 years of
service and with the rank of technical
sergeant. He was a member of Pine
Valley United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs.
Peggy l.yeriy Glisson of the home; a
son, James Albert Glisson Jr. of
Wilmington; two daughters, Terry
Glisson Butler ot Wilmington and
Cynthia Ann Glisson of the home;
three brothers, Charles R. Glisson of
mil., n... rsit _* *a
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N.H., and D.H. Glisson of
Jonesboro, Ga.; and two grandchildren.
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was served while seven trips were
made out of the county.
Deputies answered 507 calis and
made 259 investigations. They also
spent 111 hours in court on duty, five
hours off duty, and 282 hours as duty
officer. Deputies recovered $32,845 80
Eleven crime prevention meetings
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ihe community won't knew who's
Information reported by watch
members is usually valuable to
detectives, and provide missing links
in investigations, Ms. Simpson snid.
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he filed 27 warrants in 1984 against
suspects based on information pro
vided by watch members
"AH of the information tho Sen
Pines and Sunset Harbor groups
have provided has proved to be really
reliable," Rivenbark said.
Before groups in those two
neighborhoods organized, the department
was getting reports of 12 to 13
break-ins in one night, Ms. Simpson
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to seasonal residents who do not live
in the area during the winter months.
Information provided by a Sunset
Harbor watch member in October led
to the Hrr?sf. of throe susnecis wsnted
ui connecuon wnn a scries oi DreaKins
in the Sunset Harbor community.
David Long was later honor cu at a
county watch meeting for helping officers
in the case.
"Wn??r. lie calieii willi the iiuonnaPlans
County building inspection ordinances
should be ready sometime
this month for a first reading by
county commissioners, County Attorney
David Clegg said last week.
Adoption of the ordinances are the
first step in county enforcement of all
volumes of the State Building Code as
required in legislation adopted by the
General Assembly in 1977
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tion, he had gotten up at 3 or 4 in the
morning and saw a car in a nearby
driveway," Ms. Simpson said. "He
got up and went down there, which
we don't recommend. Then he called
us with the information."
Ma. Simpson said the department
stresses the inportance of citizens
calling in the information rather than
"getting physically involved."
"Peonle used to not get involved
because they didn't want to be dragged
through court," she saiu. "Now,
we do respect their anonymity. We do
stress to them that we'll take their
Each May, members of the 55
watch groups meet to elect county ofumw
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Byron Highland in October, VicePresident
L.H. Morgan of Cedar
Grove assumed command. Thelma
Briggs of the Northwest community
was oipptoH sccrstsrj' while Fsyc
Smith of Sunset Harbor is treasurer.
Together, the officers tiave been
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0 . v. <g..v..?viiiw tui a v.v/uiitywide
crime prevention booklet that
will be distributed sometime within
the next few monihs, Ms. Simpson
ing department fully operative by July
Assistant County Manager John
Harvey said job descriptions were
prepared several years ago in conjunction
with the planning board, but
that the positions can't be advertised
until the ordinances are in place.
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missioners, when adopted, would set
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said. County officers got the idea
from a similar booklet published by
watch groups in Horry County, S.C.
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prevention tips, and fire and rescue
information," Ms. Simpson said.
Photographs of the sheriff's department
staff will also be in the booklet,
which will be distributed by the
department and Community Watch
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and lead to other projects for the
neighborhood, Ms. Simpson said.
Some groups are as small as eight
families while others are 100 families
strong, she said.
Seme ecmrm;riilico have token on
street paving and bcautification projects
for their neighborhoods after
banding together as Community
Watch members, Ms. Simpson said.
' c;Mt>nij coiiOTunllics to stick
together is the basics," she said.
"It's a program that really is run by
Communities wishing to form
watch groups should contact Nancy
ouiipSOii at ilic sirctiii'a ucpai uuiMli.
it Move Ahead
governing fire prevention and windstorm
resistant construction in the
The county budget provides for hiring
of a building inspector and a
plumbing inspector, with a total
departmental budget of $81,000.
Brunswick County already enforces
code volumes governing
he 'ting and air conditioning, electricity
and insulation and energy.
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