Calabash Grants Variance On Mobile Home
BY DOUG RUTTER
Calabash Board of Adjustment
last week voted to let a resident to
set up a mobile home on the out
skirts of town that is one year older
than what the zoning ordinance per
The board also refined an earlier
decision relating to a golf course
sign, and discussed but look no ac
tion on a variance request involving
a billboard on U.S. 17.
Commissioner Phyllis Manning
resigned from the board of adjust
ment just before its meeting last
Wednesday, leaving Mayor Doug
Simmons and three other commis
sioners to make the decisions.
Bolivia Teacher Honored
Lillie Randolph (left) who retired this year as a teacher at Bolivia
Elementary School, receives a copy of the school's 1991 yearbook
from Assistant Principal Carolyn Williams. Students dedicated the
yearbook to Ms. Randolph. School faculty and staff members also
recreated memories of her years as an educator at a school pro
Despite Bad Weather,
Few Wrecks Reported
Despite hazardous driving condi
tions throughout southeastern North
Carolina last week, few serious
highway accidents were reported in
Heavy rains at times limited visi
bility and created a rash of minor
accidents, said Ruby Oakley, a
spokesperson for the State Highway
Patrol office in Wilmington.
"We had quite a few fender-ben
ders but fortunately nothing too se
rious," she said.
In one accident Friday night, a
Calabash man was charged with
driving .while-impaired and driving
left of center after the car he was
driving crashed head-on into anoth
er car in Calabash.
Joe Thomas Noland Jr., 42, was
charged by State Trooper B.D.
Barnhardt following the 8:10 p.m.
wreck on N.C. 179.
According to Bamhardt's report,
Noland was traveling cast on N.C.
179 when his 1982 Ford crossed the
center line, traveled across a west
bound turn lane and struck a car
driven by Sabrina Levetta Todd, 22,
of North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Both
cars stopped at the point of impact,
the report states.
Ms. Todd and two passengers in
her 1987 Plymouth, Richard Bel
lamy, 44, and Diane Bellamy, 35,
both of Liule River, S.C., were tak
en to The Brunswick Hospital in
Supply with minor injuries.
Damage was listed at $200 to the
Noland car and S1.200 to the Todd
In another accidcnl last Thursday
morning, a Shallottc woman was
charged with an unsafe movement
violation when she pulled into the
path of another car on N.C. 130
about a mile east of Shalloue.
Kathleen Elaine Earwood, 18,
was charged by State Trooper W.H.
Thompson following the 8:05 a.m.
According to Thompson's report,
Ms. Earwood was traveling west on
N.C. 130 when she attempted to
make a left turn onto RPR 1134
(Gray Bridge Road). Her 1990
Dodge was struck by a car heading
east, driven by Douglas Alton Fair
fax, 32, of Leland.
Fairfax's 1981 Dodg? then con
tinued east and struck a 1964 Dodge
pickup truck driven by James Mar
tin Earwood, 16, of Shallottc, who
had stopped at a stop sign on Gray
Bridge Road, Thompson's report in
The accident occurred when an
other vehicle stopped in the east
bound turn lane on N.C. 130 and
motioned for Ms. Earwood to turn.
Ms. Earwood did not see the ap
proaching car in the outside lane,
Ms. Earwood and a passenger in
her car, Peggy Earwood, of Shallot
tc, were taken to The Brunswick
Hospital with minor injuries.
Damage was estimated at 51,200
to the Fairfax car, S2.800 to Ms.
Earwood's car and SI 50 to James
Mrs. Manning said she resigned
because she is too busy with other
things and her work on the board of
adjustment was taking too much
time. "There was no friction or any
thing like that," she said.
Commissioners will have to ap
point cither Stu Thorn or Jon San
born, the only other elected officials
from Carolina Shores who aren't al
ready serving on the board of ad
With four members, the board
voted unanimously last Wednesday
to allow Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ad
cock to put an eight-year-old manu
factured home outside town. Town
code doesn't allow mobile homes
that are more than seven years old.
However, Building Inspector Ed
Schaack said the 1983 model dou
ble-wide home is in "excellent con
dition." A new roof was recently
built on the home.
The board didn't rule on whether
to grant another variance allowing
the couple to put the trailer in Cala
bash Acres on the north side of N.C.
The residential development is
zoned R-6, which doesn't allow mo
bile homes, but nearly all of the
homes in the north section of Cala
bash Acres are mobile homes.
In another matter last week, the
board dccided that Ocean Harbour
Golf Links shouldn't be allowed to
put up a promotional sign larger
than what the new zoning ordinance
Board Chairman George Ander
son said the golf course's developer
wanted to put up a 160-square-foot
sign, but the ordinance doesn't per
mit anything over 100 square feet
Earlier this year, the board of ad
justment granted a variance allow
ing the developer Odcll Williamson
to erect one off-premises sign on
N.C. 179 for a period of two years.
The course, which is located be
tween Calabash and Sunset Beach,
removed four signs in 1990 because
they didn't comply with town code.
The board of adjustment didn't
rule on a variance request from
Whiteco Sign Company, which
wants to relocate a billboard at the
northeast corner of U.S. 17 and
Whiteco spokesman Robert
Sykes said the state will make the
company take down the sign that
has been there, since 1984 when the
highway is widened to four lanes.
The company wants to put a new
sign about 60 feet from where the
existing sign is located. A variance
would be needed because the bill
board advertising Saltaire Village is
off-premises, which town code pro
Sykes said Saltaire Village needs
the sign to direct people to the resi
dential development. The person
who owns the land on which the
sign would be located also needs
the rental income from Whiteco.
If the variance is granted, Sykes
said Whiteco is willing to send the
town a letter stating that the compa
ny would never ask for another sign
variance in Calabash.
The company also is willing to
decrease the size of the existing
sign by 25 percent. The existing 12
foot by 40-foot sign would be re
placed by a 10-foot by 30-foot sign.
Sykes said Whiteco wants to
avoid a possible lawsuit with the
town. He said company lawyers feel
sign ordinances like the one in
Calabash that prohibits off-premises
signs are unconstitutional.
Calabash Volunteer E.M.S.
Answers 33 Calls During March
Calabash Volunteer E.M.S. re
sponded to 33 calls during March,
chief Lina Angstadt reported at the
April 4 board of directors meeting.
Rescuc squad members volun
teered 130 hours and traveled 1,430
miles last month. Ms. Angstadt said
the squad answered 17 calls in Cal
abash, four at Sunset Beach and 12
elsewhere in the district.
Squad members and directors
honored Bud Ruby for his years as
treasurer of the corporation and
gave him a plaque.
President Kathy Morfit said the
annual membership meeting and
election of officers is scheduled June
4, at 7:30 p.m. at the squad building.
Walk-A-Thon Aids Leukemia Society
Raising money for research and
aid to leukemia patients is the goal
of a walk-a-thon Saturday, May 1 1 ,
at Ocean Isle Beach.
Sally Wilkerson is coordinating
the walk-a-thon, which will benefit
the North Carolina Chapter of the
Leukemia Society of America. The
Shallotte Junior Women's Club is
sponsoring the event.
North Carolina's chapter is cur
rently funding S1.6 million in re
search projects at the three universi
ties in the state. The Leukemia
Society of America provides finan
cial assistance to 500 North Caro
The cause of leukemia is un
known. It kills more children each
year than any other disease, and
more adults arc stricken with the di
sease each year than children.
For more information on the
walk-a-thon, call Mrs. Wilkerson at
Union Primary Curriculum Fair Tuesday
Union Primary School will hold
its annual curriculum fair Tuesday,
April 30, following the regular PTO
meeting at 7 p.m.
Parents and the public are invited
to see the various science, language
arts, social studies and art exhibits
that will be displayed in the school
library, said O'Greta Saunders,
Also, students in Nancy Wemyss'
first grade class will perform at the
Many of the school exhibits will
also be included in the Brunswick
County Schools Curriculum Fair
Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. at Bolivia Elementary School.
We're Making A Grand Entrance
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west of Southport on N.C. 211, here's some exciting news. The
gently rolling berms and picturesque ponds are part of the
grand entrance of what will be Brunswick County's premier
golfing community, St James Plantation.
Beyond the entryway, extending to the intracoasta!
waterway, construction of P B. Dye's magnificent 18-hole golf
course is on schedule for play tliis fall.
Along with spectacular golf, St. James Plantation will
offer the kind of amenities you would expect of a community
of this calibre. Swimming, tennis, beach club and boating
facilities. All are part of the lifestyle that will be unique to
St. James' homeowners.
You can take advantage of this special opportunity
to own property at St James while prices remain at pre
development levels. Plus you can select from choice
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