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Motorist Helps Woman Escape
A Raleigh residpnt- reported that another
motorist helped her and her son escape from a
hitchhiker who assaulted them In northern
Brunswick County. For the details, see Page 5-A.
Calabash Results Are in | Redwine Reflects On session
Calabash residents bay growth management 8 State Rep. David Redwine reflects on the state
should be the top priority over the next 10 =pHW/l4i' ^ General Assembly's "short" summer session that
years and that they support higher taxes to . Just ended in Raleigh, calling It "more frustrating
preserve the Calabash River. See Page 7-B. I? I and less fun." For the story, see Page 7-A.
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Twenty-eighth Year, Number 37 cwothebhunswckbeacon Shallotte, North Carolina, Thursday, August 2,1990 25C Per Copy 32 Pages, 3 Sections
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To issue Permit
For New Marina
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The stale apparently will allow
construction of a marina on the
Lockwtxxl Folly River that has been
opposed by local fishermen and
conservationists since it was pro
posed mure than two years ago.
The N.C. Division of Coastal
Management is prepared to issue a
permit that would open the doors
for construction of an upland basin
marina as part of the Lockwood
Folly golf course development near
Hoiricn Beach, said John Parker, the
division's chief of permitting.
"The file is relatively clean of ob
jections," Parker said. "It's just a
matter of fine tuning it." Parker said
Tuesday there's a "good possibility"
a major development permit will be
issued this week.
Channel Side Corp., developers
of Lockwtxxl Folly, would be per
mitted to build 26 Ixiat slips and one
boat ramp, which is a scaled-down
version of the company's original
plans submitted to the state.
Annie Smigicl, president of the
coriNcivtiuufi givuij) Save Our
Shellfish, is one of four area resi
dents who sent a letter to the suite
opposing the marina, Parker said.
In the letters. Parkei said the peo
ple objected to the proposed marina
because they're afraid it will harm
water quality in the Lockwood
When notified of the impending
permit decision Tuesday, Mrs. Smi
giel said she wasn'i surprised at the
outcome. She said it had a lot to do
with politics and money.
"1 kinda figured they would gel it
in the end." she said. "They have
more money than anybody else. I
think it's just opening up the dcxir
for a bigger marina."
Channel Side turned in its origi
nal CAMA permit application in
April 1988 with plans to build a pri
vate 50-slip marina and dry storage
Local fishermen, however, ob
jected to the proposal, because
plans called for the marina to be
(See STATK, Page 2-A)
Hurricane Bertha Causes
Minor Beach Erosion
U Related Story, Hurricane "tvcn it was only a cate
Cluirl on Paye 6-A. Kory 1 storm, I tracked it and
watched it real, real closc," said
BY DOUG RUTTr.R Brunswick County Emergency
Hurricane Bertha causcd only mi- Management Coordinator Cecil La>
nor bcach erosion in Brunswick gan.
County when she passed off the Beach town officials also kept
North Carolina coast over the week- labs on Bertha, a minor hurricane
end, but county and town officials but the first one of the season to
kept a closc eye on her just the threaten the Atlantic coast.
same. (See HURRICANE, Pant- 2-A)
Residents Giving New Recycling Centers A Workout
HY DOUG RUTTKR
Two recycling centers thai
opened in southwestern Brunswick
County in the last two months are
getting a good workout.
Residents have responded in a
big way to recycling collection
trailers set up at Holden Beach and
Calabash. Organizers say people
have been hauling a steady stream
of old newspapers, aluminum and
plastic beverage containers and
other recyclablcs to the centers.
"It's been fantastic," said Carole
Rogers, who is assisting with the
voluntary recycling effort at Hol
den Beach. "We've had a tremen
dous response, especially from the
Tractor trailers furnished by
Bush Recycling of Florence, S.C.
have been parked near Holden
Beach and Calabash. The trailers
arc full of bins marked for different
types of recyclable items. Volun
teers at each location help people
sort their recyclable items and
place them in the corrcct bins.
The trailer in the Holden Beach
area, which is sponsored by the
Holden Beach Ladies' Club, is lo
cated on N.C. 130 East next to
Video USA, about one-fourth mile
west of the Holden Beach cause
It's open each Saturday from 8
a.m. until 1 p.m. Organizers plan to
open it another day during the
week once a porch is built for it,
Ms. Rogers said.
"There's just a constant flow of
people when we're open," she said.
"If we could open during the week,
I think we'd get twice as much
Ms. Rogers said the trailer has
been used mostly by residents
within a 10-mile radius since it
opened June 30. People from Hol
den Beach, Shalloite, Supply and
Varnamtown have taken advantage
of the collection site, she said, as
well as many people who are just
visiting the area.
"A lot of people who come
down here on vacation have told us
STAff ritOTO BY OGuC RuTTIS
CAROIJL ROGERS dumps a bag of glass containers into a box at the II olden If each Unties' Club
Recycling Center Saturday. It's one of two recycling centers in southwestern Hrunswick County
that have opened recently.
they're glad ihey don't have to lake
their recyclables hack with them,"
Ms Rogers said. "They've chang
ed their attitudes and behavior
ah>>ut throwing everything away."
The most common items drop
ped off at the center have been
newspapers, clear glass containers,
aluminum cans and plastics, Ms.
Gere Dale, co-chairman of the
recycling program at Carolina
Shores in Calabash, said more than
300 families arc participating in the
effort alter less than two months of
Dale said approximately 350 of
the MX) families in Carolina Shores
are recycling, based oil a checklist
at the recycling trailer. Also, be
tween 20 and 25 families outside
of the golf coursc community arc
"It's been super so far," Dale
said. "We're just extremely grati
fied by the response we've had."
. Organizers hope the response
from Carolina Shores households
will be even better, as a result of a
recent telephone campaign. "We
expect to gel at least 9() percent
based on the telephone conversa
tions and follow-ups we've had
with people," Dale said.
Area residents have been bring
ing all sorts of recyclablc items to
the center, he said, but the biggest
single item has been newspapers.
There arc enough newspapers
brought in each day the center is
open to fill a96-cubic-foot box.
Since the center opened June 4,
two trailers full of recyclables have
been hauled away and a ihird one
is well on its way lo being full.
It takes about three weeks to fill
a trailer with recyclable items.
Dale said, and cach trailer can hold
about 16 green boxes worth of sol
id waste that would otherwise end
up in the county landfill.
The center is open each Monday,
Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. It's located ai the
Carolina Shores Property Owners
Association dump site on Persim
The recycling center presently is
staffed by one volunteer each tlay
it is open. If more people start re
cycling, another volunteer may
have lo be added. Dale said.
"That's a nice kind of problem to
have," he said.
STAfF PHOTO BY SUSAN USHft
WORKERS far Prxp'it Cot! s fraction Co. of Concord undercut the ivsdwoy at the south end of the S ha Hone by-pass of Old S. hollot'.e
Road. They are removing unsuitable "gumbo" and clay and filling the hole with dirt suitable to supporting the highway. James liurris,
at right, is measuring for the proper slope. Rodger ttridgers is the equipment operator. The two said that end of Old Shallotte Road will
not be closed off to traffic until after September.
U.S. 17 Dream Still At Least 3 Years
From Becoming Reality For Brunswick
BY BOB IIORNK
Imagine U.S. 17 as a four-lane
highway fmm Wilmington to the
South Carolina line, with by-passes
around Shalloue and Bolivia.
That dream, which many people
have had lor many years, could be
reality within three years, according
to officials with the suite Depart
ment of '1 ransportalion.
Actually, much of that work is
scheduled for completion next year.
The job is broken down Into seven
separate projects, with three in pro
gress, a fourth thai was scheduled to
begin this wr-ek and three others in
which rights of way arc still being
purchased and which apparently are
in least three years frum cum
By the end of next year, U.S. 17
should be four lanes from Wilming
ton to Supply and by-passes around
Shallouc and Bolivia are scheduled
to be completed. But lour-laning
U.S. 17 between Supply and the
Shallotte by-pass, and south of the
Shallouc by-pass probably is at
least three years away, according to
Following arc the seven projects
and the current status of each,
southward from Bell Swamp.
?Four-laning U.S. 17 from Bell
Swamp to Bolivia, 4 1/2 miles. The
contractor is Dickcrson-Carolina of
Castle Hayne. The bid was recently
lei ami work was scheduled to begin
this week, with a scheduled comple
tion date of Dec. 1, 1991.
?Bolivia by-pass, in which the
grading, which is being done by
W.E. Blackman Construction of
Smithfield, is approximately 50 per
cent complete, according to DOT
Assistant Resident Engineer Alftn
Having for the appro* imafly
seven-mile stretch, which will meet
U.S. 17 near the county landfill,
will ho let when the uridine is com
plcted. Pope said. The original April
15, 1991 completion date for the
grading of the project has been re
vised to June I, 1991. because the
contractor is behind. Pope said.
?Four-laning U.S. 17 from the
Bolivia by-pass to Supply, approxi
mately two miles. The contractor is
C.M. Lindsay and Sons !nc. of
Lumbcrton. The job is approxi
mately 45 percent complete, accord
ing to Pope. "We're scheduled to
(See U.S. 17, Page 2-A)
Hire New Town Manager
BY I)()IJ(; RUTTKR
Holdcn Bcach Commissioners
have hired a new town manager
with more than seven years of mu
nicipal management experience, in
cluding several years in a coastal re
H. Blake Proctor, city manager of
York, S.C. since 198X, will begin
working as town manager of Hold
en Beach Monday.
Proctor will be paid an annual
salary of $33,009 plus a $50 per
month automobile allowance and a
$3,(XX) relocation allowance, ac
cording to Holdcn Bcach Commis
sioner Bob Buck, who made the
motion to hire Proctor at a special
The vote to hire Proctor was 4-0.
Commissioner Gloria Barrett was
absent, but Mayor John Tandy said
she had given her approval of the
hiring prior to Monday's meeting.
"The guy has a lot of experi
ence...and is a rather capable indi
vidual," Tandy said. "We fell his
talents are what this town needs
Town officials and Proctor have
agreed on an employment contract
that sets forth the new manager's
salary and benefits. The contract ex
pires Juuc 30, 1993. Tandy said the
town board still reserves the right to
fire Proctoi at any time and Proctor
can resign at any time.
Proctor will replace Cius Ulrich
as town manager. Ulrich, who an
nounced in early May that he
planned to resign for personal rea
sons, will work his last official day
as town manager Friday alter about
I 1/2 years on the job.
Proctor was one of about 65 peo
ple who applied for town manager
Tandy said the Board of Commis
sioners interviewed Proctor twice
during the search process, with the
final interview coining last F riday.
Following a review of applica
tions by the town Personnel Com
mittee, the town board interviewed
five people for the position besides
Proctor. Tandy said commissioners
had several quality applicants from
which to choose.
Proctor's first position as a chief
municipal executive was town man
ager of Indialantic, Fla. He worked
in the tourist-oriented community
from 19K1 lo 1984 and said his ex
pericncc there is what led him to
seek the position at Holden Bcach.
"I like that type of atmosphere,"
Proctor said in a telephone inter
view Monday. "I like that kind of
small, closely knit community, and I
like the bcach."
Proctor also has worked as assis
tant to the city manager in Home
stead, Fla., and served two years as
city manager of Manchester, Ga. be
fore taking the city manager's post
Proctor received a bachelor of
science degree in business adminis
tration from Florida Technological
University in 1977. He is a candi
date for a masters degree >n public
administration at the University of
Central Florida, with the course
wOik aiiCady COiiipiCiCd.
The new town manager has stud
ied public labor relations, traffic en
gineering and zoning administration
at various institutions and complet
ed the Federal Emergency Manage
ment Agency course on disaster
preparedness, according to his re
As city manager of York, Proctor
supervised seven departments with
5H employees and handled a $3.5
million annual operating budget. He
also was involved in water and
wastewater system expansion pro
jects. preparing a land-use plan and
updating zoning and subdivision or
Hie 42-year-old Proctor is a
member of the International City
Management Association, Ameri
can Society for Public Administra
tion, Georgia Municipal Association
and South Carolina City and County
Proctor, who was born in Wales
but has always been a United States
citizen, is married and has a 7-year
old son. He served in the U.S. Army
from I96K through 1974.
He will be living on the second
story of the town-owned house on
Davis Street until he purchases a
home. He said he'll be renting the
unit from the town for $300 per
"1 look forward to coming to the
beautiful town and becoming a
member of the community," Proctor
said. "I hope that I can do die com