Governor Martin Names Grissett To BCC Board
Malcolm Gnssett, immediate past
president of the Brunswick County
Republican Party, attended his first
meeting of the Brunswick Commun
ity College (BCQ Board of This tees
as a trustee last Wednesday night.
In addition to welcoming Gris
sett. the board authorized BCC Pre
sident Michacl Reaves to seek an
other source of local match for a
fedeial grant being sought to fund
an aquaculture program for the
campus. They also shortened oper
ating hours for the summer.
Gnssett was appointed by Gov.
Jim Martin to ~
term of Xelly
Holden, who re
signed in Febru
ary, citing his
business and as
chairman of the
ers. Gnssett will serve until June
Grissett, a resident of Grissettown
and Brunswick County native, is
outside plant manager for Atlantic
Telephone Membership Corp. and
also has private business interests.
In the past he has shown political
aspirations, running for the N.C.
House of Representatives in 1986
and in 1984, losing a bid for the
District 1 seat on the Brunswick
County Board of Commissioners by
a narrow margin. He has also served
as chairman of the 'Brunswick
County Board of Social Services
and as chairman of the N.C. Depart
ment of Transportation's task force
for Brunswick County.
Grisseu's daughter, Tamala, is a
business major at BCC.
Cash, Not Land
The search is on for $50,000 in
cash to offer as the local match for a
public works grant from the Econo
mic Development Administration.
Earlier this year, those preparing
the aquaculture project grant appli
cation were advised by the federal
agency that the odds of the proposal
being funded were very high.
However, the project hit a snag
after the application was submitted
to the EDA's Atlanta regional office.
BCC Public Information Officer
Anne Marie Bellamy said trustees
last Wednesday night authorized
Reaves, on a motion by Jamie Mil
liken, to pursue other avenues of
funding after learning that the pro
posed match of land on the BCC
campus was not acceptable to the
funding agency. The board also told
Reaves to notify the EDA that a
cash match would be provided.
The proposed aquaculture pro
gram would be regional in nature,
drawing students from at least a
seven-county area, and building on
the aquaculture program at South
Brunswick High School, one of on
ly a handful of such programs na
The BCC proposal is a joint ven
ture of BCC and the Waccamaw
Souian Development Association,
with The Marine Crescent, a Wilm
ington-based regional agency that
works to attract marine-related in
dustry to this area.
As the local match for the grant,
the college had first proposed pro
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BCC PHOTO BY ANNE UARfE BELLAMY
Four Receive Scholarships
Brunswick Community College cosmetology students (from left) Cindy Townsend of Inland, Vanessa
Grant of Wilmington and Lavern Hill and Denise Hill, both of Shallotte, receive scholarship checks
from Leberta Burney, a cosmetology instructor. She funds the scholarships as part of the fundraising
efforts of the Brunswick Community College Foundation's campus fund drive, which this year raised
more than $11,000 for students scholarships, work-study programs, emergency loan funds and other
Shallotte Sets Public Hearings
BY DOUG RUTTER
Shallotte officials will conduct
public hearings next week on the
zoning of property in Brierwood
Estates and a proposed change in
the town's sewer service policy.
Town officials will zone about
two acres at the comer of Country
Club Drive and Brierwood Road,
and consider a policy shift that
would make out-of-town sewer ser
vice requests a thing of the past.
The zoning hearing is scheduled
Wednesday, May, 1, at 7:30 p.m. in
town hall. The hearing was original
ly set last Wednesday night. But
Mayor Sarah Tripp said the town
didn't advertise it properly.
Brierwood Golf Promotions,
which owns the 1.82 acres, had ask
ed that one of the two tracts be
zoned R-15 residential and the other
Highway Business. Owners request
ed the commercial zoning so they
can build a new clubhouse.
Shallotte Planning Board has rec
ommended all of the land be zoned
R-15 so it matches the surrounding
property. The town board could
grant a conditional use permit and
still allow construction of the golf
Carson "Pete" Durham, a plan
ning board member, said zoning a
section of the property commercial
would set a bad precedent.
"We had a concern that night put
ting a commercial zoning in the
middle of a residential area such as
Brierwood," Durham said last week.
"We felt this would be the best way,
the most consistent way to do it"
Zoning the property Highway
Business would open the door for
all types of commercial operations.
With the R-15 zoning class, the
town board can control the kind of
business because it would have to
issue a conditional use permit.
"We had a concern that night putting a
commercial zoning in the middle of a
residential area such as Brierwood."
? Carson "Pete" Durham
Shallotte Planning Board
Public comments also will be ac
cepted next Wednesday on a pro
posed change in the policy regard
ing sewer service extensions outside
In the past, town officials have
used their own discretion when de
ciding whether to run sewer lines
beyond the town limits.
That "discretionary power" would
be repealed under a proposed
amendment to the town code that
says sewer service will not be ex
tended outside town.
Aldermen agreed at a meeting
last month that landowners who
want sewer service should first re
quest annexation into the town. Pro
perty owners outside town still can
get water service.
In other business last week, al
?Talked about the possibility of
buying land so the town can expand
its sewer system when it's needed.
Alderman Joe Hewett said Interna
tional Paper Company, which owns
land off N.C. 130 west of town, is
trying to sell some of its property.
EVEN SMALL ADS GET
RESULTS IN THE BEACON
?Voted to advertise a vacancy in
the maintenance department. Public
Works Director Albert Hughes said
James C. Stanley Jr. quit recently to
take another job with better pay.
?Authorized Police Chief Rodney
Gause to apply for two part-time
summer employees who would do
clerical work. Gause said the feder
al government would cover the sal
ary and insurance of the workers.
?Discussed the need for the town to
hire or contract with a certified fire
inspector by July 1, when a new
statewide fire code takes effect.
Town officials said neither the fire
chief or the building inspector are
qualified as fire inspectors.
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G1?1 TH? BWUN3V0CX BEACON
viding 38 acres to 50 acres of land
on its Supply campus for buildings
and fish ponds.
Instead, while the land will still
be used. Reaves will approach the
N.C. Department of Community
Colleges for seed money for the
program, to be used as the match.
Some money for that purpose
may also be left in the college's lo
cal budget fund balance.
Long-range planning in other ar
eas was also on trustees' minds last
Trustees voted to begin seeking
proposals from various firms for a
long-range facility plan for the cam
pus. The 5- to 10-year plan would
update a plan completed about six
years ago that is now out of date.
The college's planning council
has identified some of the needs it
anticipates for BCC, which trustees
arc to review before their May
meeting. At that time, they will
modify the list with their own sug
At the same time, the college is
obtaining estimates of what it might
expect to pay for such a study.
Design stage drawings for the only
pending construction project for the
campus, a community auditorium,
are in Raleigh awaiting approval.
Friday Shut-Downs Set
A four-day week summer sched
ule is nothing new for Brunswick
Community College, but this year
the college will tighten its belt one
On a motion by Lewis Stanley,
trustees approved a cost-cutting
plan presented by Ben DeBlois,
vice president for administrative
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services, to actually shut down cam
pus buildings Fridays from May 27
through Sept. 23.
In past summers a switchboard
has been mainiained, air condition
ing and custodial service maintain
ed in all buildings on Friday, with a
skeleton staff on campus.
This summer, said Mrs. Bellamy,
callers will be greeted by a message
that provides emergency phone
numbers and invites them to leave a
message of their own.
The Brunswick Interagency Pro
gram, housed in a separate building
on campus, follows its own summer
schedule and will not be affected by
Trustees filled two positions. Cur
tis Workman of Boiling Lakes was
hired as physical plant coordinator
at a county-paid salary of $24,192.
He previously held a similar posi
tion for a trucking company and also
has a two-year certificate in heating
and air conditioning. Workman fills
the post previously held by Raybon
Moore, who resigned.
BCC obtained an exception to a
state hiring freeze to fill the vacan
cy created by the resignation of li
brary technical assistant Margaret
White. Hired at a salary of $17,904
is Billie Mann of Wilmington. The
Bcllhaven native has a master's of
library science degree from the Uni
versity of Illinois.
In other business, trustees:
?tentatively rescheduled a one-day
board retreat for May 18.
?Heard from Ben DeBlois, vice
president for administrative ser
vices, that he expects the collcge to
weather the balance of the fiscal
year without additional cuts in state
funding. He said he expects to have
sufficient operating funds because
measures taken earlier in the year,
such as position freezes and elimi
nation of staff and faculty travel.
?Learned from President Michael
Reaves that a required feasability
study for the planned recreational
grounds management technology
program has not been completed by
a consultant from N.C. State Uni
versity hired for that purpose. If the
study is completed in time to submit
the curriculum proposal in May to
the state Board of Community Col
leges for consideration. Reaves said
the college would still offer pro
gramming during the coming year
as occupational classes. The cur
riculum program would be estab
lished for the next year. He said the
program is the college's top priority
for additions to the curriculum.
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