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    County Won't Let Court Delay
New Water Authority Contract
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ITic agreement also requires that
the authority secure a binding letter
ol intent from Cape Industries, on
I S 421 outside of Wilmington, to
purchase water from Brunswick
County. Cape has agreed to pay
S9()0.000 in cash as a down pay
ment to extend water lines to the
plant, provided the remainder of the
total S3 million cost for that line is
financed by the authority over a pe
riod of years.
The authority has also reached
agreement with two other major wa
tet users, the city of Wilmington
and Takcda Industries on U.S. 421.
Wilmington must pay its share of
the cost for water line extension at
the moment water is made available
to the city. Takcda is willing to pay
SI.8 million in cash to become a
The extension of water lines to
oilier water users represents Phase
!! of the water project, a plan that
has fallen under the scrutiny of a
Special Review Task Force orga
nized by Brunswick County. In the
fall of 1988, county commissioners
asked that outside consultants study
the county's partnership with the
authority to make sarc the county's
interests were bcinf, protected.
Presently, Brun wick County is
the authority's only customer. A 40
ycar contract signeJ with the au
thority indicated that as long as
Brunswick County was the system's
only customer the county's opera
tion and maintenance costs would
be SI per year. A' any unie the
county was no longer the sole cus
tomer, the contrac would be revised
to rcflccl the actual operation costs
so those figures would be made a
part of the rate structure.
Brunswick County was also giv
en the authority to approve of all fu
ture customers. The authority hail
promised to negotiate a rate struc
ture for raw water which takes into
account that the county provided,
through bonds, about half the cost
of the pipeline system, Carlton said
Another S7 million was obtained by
the authority through grants from
the N.C. Economic Development
"I think we've come a long way,"
said Commission Chairman Kelly
The system takes water from the
Cape Fear River near King's Bluff
in Bladen County and pumps it at a
maximum capacity of 45 million
gallons per day through 14 miles of
pipeline to a three million gallon
reservoir at the Brunswick County
Northwest Water Plant near Malmo.
The county entered into a con
tract with the authority in August
1482. That contract was amended in
August 1989 and the authority
agreed to seek revenue bonds to
help extend services to three new
customers. The authority had nego
tiated contracts with Takeda, Cape
Industries and the city of
Wilmington by agreeing to terms on
water line extensions. Carlton said.
"By negotiating those contracts,"
Carlton added, "what in effect hap
pened is the authority initiated a dif
ferential rate structure. Each cus
tomer is paying for the cost in a
way that meets the needs of the in
dividual user. In effect, they can
have their cake and cat n. too."
School Board Adopts Budget
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Fallon estimates that the current fund
halancc is approximately 5890,000.
ANmt S225,(XX) was taken from the
fund balance to even out the rev
enues and expenses in this year's
Hie total budget of $40,145,908
includes a state public school fund
of about S24 million, S7.6 million
in the local current expense fund,
S2.1 million in the child nutrition
fund and SI.5 million in federal
grants. The school system expects
to receive S6.8 million from the
county this year.
Included in the budgeted expens
es this fiscal year is $22,725,005 for
instructional programs and
SI0.465,790 for support services.
The budget also features a S4.6
million capital outlay fund. More
than S3.2 million of the fund has
been earmarked for a new elemen
tary school at Supply.
County school system officials
plan to start construction of the K-5
school early next spring and have it
completed by the summer of 1992.
It will sit on about 40 acres of land
off U.S. 17 al Supply.
Oilier capital expenses budgeted
this year include $403,000 for a
new cafeteria and classroom reno
vations at Southport Elementary
Sch(X)l, SXO.(XX) for sewer plant im
provements, SSO.(XX) for stadium
blcachcrs at West Brunswick High
School and SMUMX) for carpeting
and fences at the schools.
In another matter Monday, the
board voted unanimously to have
employment contracts prepared for
the school system's two assistant
superintendents and for Superinten
dent P. R Hankins to cxccute ihc
School board member Robert
Slockeit made the motion regarding
the contracts following an hour-long
executive session called to discuss
personnel and attorney-client mat
William C. Harrison, assistant su
perintendent of curriculum, and Wil
liam R. Turner, assistant superinten
dent of operations, have been serv
ing without contracts since June.
Slockett said their old contracts
expired when the contract of former
school superintendent John Kauf
hold was not renewed. The new
contracts will be the same as the old
ones. Slockett said the contracts
will be good for a two-year period
retroactive to Oct 1.
Ocean Isle Realtor Cleared
(Continued From Page 1-A) used ihc funds themselves.
Ashcraft said incidents like the
ance agencies, said Chuck Richards, one involving Cooke arc not un
rnedia coordinator for the FBI office common. However, when owners
in Charlotte. can provide documentation to clear
"This is a white collar criminal the property from the seizure list,
investigation," Richards said, where "you can expect fairly quick ac
insurance funds were misused. He tion," he added.
labeled it an "ongoing investiga- Cooke said his share of the two
lion." Starboard condo units has been
The indictment describes allega- paid. The Ocean Isle realtor said
tions of fraud by the now-defunct Tuesday that he had retained an at
Cap Staffing of Charlotte, a compa- tomey in Charlotte to begin taking
ny that leased employees to more legal action against Blackwell for
than 120 other firms. The company nonpayment on the units even be
was to use fees paid by the firms to fore the indictments were handed
provide health insurance and other down last week.
benefits to the workers. The indict- "We were trying to recoup what
ment says the company's managers he owes me," Cooke said.
In Brunswick County J6.30 LI5.30
N.C. Sales Tax .32 .27
Postage Charge 3 68 3 68
TOTAL 10.30 9.25
Elsewhere In North Carolina J6.30 LI5.30
N C Sales Tax .32 .27
Postage Charge 8 18 8 18
TOTAL 14.80 13.75
Outside North Carolina J6 30 J5.30
Postage Charge 9 65 9 65
TOTAL 15.95 14.95
Complete And Return To Above Address
City, State
Change Of Command
staff photo by poug ?imt?
Flotilla 10-0,S of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary had a change of command last Wednesday. Hert Cherry (center) was installed as the new
flotilla commander. Also pictured {from left) are Stu South, auxiliarist of the year; Joe Haspiel, division captain; Hill Utter, new vice com
mander; and Dale Putman, executive officer of the U.S. Coast Guard station at Oak Island.
News, Advertising Deadlines
Earlier During The Holidays
Bccause of the Christmas and New Year holidays, there
will ne earlier news and advertising deadlines for The
Brunswick Beacon's issues of Dec. 27 and Jan. 3.
Routine news items should be submitted no later than
Friday, Dec. 21 for the Dec. 27 edition, and no later than
Friday, Dec. 28, for the Jan. 3 edition.
Real estate advertising deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
20 for the Dec. 27 edition, and 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27 for
the issue of Jan. 3.
Classified and display advertising must be in by noon
Monday, Dec. 24 for the Dec. 27 edition and by noon
Monday, Dec. 31 for the Jan. 3 issue.
Both issues will be mailed on regular schedule and mail
subscribers should receive their copies on the usual delivery
The Beacon office will be closed Dec. 25 and 26, and
Jan. 1 for the holidays.
Warm Christmas Expected
In Brunswick County
Ahovc-avcrage temperatures and For the period Dee. 11-17, Canady
near-normal rainfall are expected in recorded a maximum high of 70 dc
tiic forecast for the Christmas peri- grces on both Dec. 12 and 14. The
od in the Shallotte area. minimum low of 37 degrees was
Shallotte Point meteorologist recorded on the morning of Dec. 12.
Jackson Canady said the area can An average daily high of 65 de
expect temperatures to range from frees combined with an average
the lower 40s at night and in the low of 44 degrees for a daily aver
lower 60s during die daytime, with age temperature of 54 degrees, or
about a half inch of rainfall. about six degrees above normal for
"The outlook is (or temperatures this time of year, Canady said.
to run average to above normal" for He recorded .05 inches of rainfall
Christmas, Canady said. for the period.
Happy Holidays!
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Red Bug Rd., Shallotte
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Paving ? Grading ? Golf Courses
? Cart Paths ? Parking Lots -Streets
Tennis Courts ? Storm Drainage
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Asphalt Plant 2 miles north of Shallotte on Hwy 17
Wreck Kills
Leland Man
A Leland man was killed early
Saturday morning following a one
car accident near Navassa.
Steven Allan McNeill, 23, of
Route 1, Leland, was traveling
south on RPR 1430, Cedar Hill
Road, in northern Brunswick
County at a high rate of speed when
he lost control of his car and ran off
the road, State Trooper W.H.
Thompson reported.
McNeill's 1980 Ford ran off the
road and struck several trees while
rounding a curve. Trooper Thomp
son stated.
He was taken to The Brunswick
Hospital in Supply.
Damage was estimated at SI,500
to the McNeill vehicle. The acci
dent occurred around 3 a.m.
The fatality was the 15th on
Brunswick County highways this
year, which cxcccds the total of 14
people killed in traffic accidents
throughout 1989.
On Sale Al
Christmas Trees
Can Be Recycled
Christmas trees can serve a
purpose long after the twinkling
lights have been removed and
the holiday has passed.
Keep America Beautiful of
Brunswick County and the
Brunswick County Recyclers
Association are collecting dis
carded Christmas trees. Trees
can be dropped off at any Bruns
wick County recycling center.
The trees will be used to fight
beach erosion and rebuild dunes
on the county beaches.
For more information, call the
Brunswick County Clean Coun
ty Department at 754-5099.
Established Nov. 1, 1962
Telephone 754-6890
Published Every Thursday
At 4709 Main Street
Shallotte, N.C. 28459
One Year S10.30
Six Months S5.50
One Year $14.80
Six Months S7.85
One Year $15.95
Six Months S8.35
Second class postage paid at the
Post Office in Shallotte, N.C.
28459. USPS 777-780.
As of January 1, 1991, The
Brunswick Hospital will be a smoke-free facility.
Smoking will not be permitted inside the
The Brunswick
An Affiliate <?/
Hwy. 17, Supply 754-8121
Building Center
Shallotte Lumber Company

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