PFOPI E IN THE NEWS
DOT Employee Recognized As Member Of Year
Douglas Hall of Shallottc was
recognized as member of ihe year
by District 89 of the State Em
ployees Association, North Caro
lina, at its July 15 annual meeting in
She is employed by the N.C. De
partment of Transportation in
Brunswick County. As publicity
chairman, she has made major
changes in the District 89 newslet
ter. She was complimented on her
cnthusias and willingness to work
for the association.
Ernie Evans, also of Brunswick
DOT, was a nominee for vice chair
man of the group. Evans, Ms. Hall,
Ernie Fulwood, Candicc Fields and
Lee Clinic, all of DOT, were elect
ed district 89 delegates to the 1992
Brunswick County will be repre
sensed on the org^nizsilon's cxccu
live committee by Evans, EMPAC
chai.\ and Ms. Hall, publicity chair.
Rona Martin of Lcland has com
pleted the 1991 High School Resi
dential Nursing Program at the Uni
versity of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill School of Nursing.
She is one of 40 rising sopho
mores, juniors and seniors from 30
counties to participate in the second
year of the UNC program.
Students spcnl July 14-19 on cam
pus exploring aspects of the nursing
profession, teamed with nurses from
UNC Hospitals at UNC.
Jones Gets Award
Keenan Eric Jones, of Southport,
received the Adrian D. Hurst Award
from the University of North Caro
lina at Wilmington.
The award, given in memory of
the first chairman of the mathemati
cal scicnces department, goes to the
student with the highest quality
point average in math and has com
pleted all of his or her course work.
Jones graduated from UNCW in
the fall of 1990 with a bachelor of
science degree in mathematics.
Yates Gupton, a rising junior,
represented West Brunswick High
School at the
Hugh O' Brian jB&jb
June 7-9 at ^
lege in Raleigh. y v
Hc is the son \T
of Joe and Pris
cilla Gupton of
The purpose GUPTON
of the seminar is to seek out, recog
nize and reward the leadership po
tcnlial of attendants and u> provide
ihcm with opporiunilics to internet
with leaders in business, govern
ment, edueation. science and indus
try. In the process they arc exposed
to the American economic incentive
program and the democratic pro
The Shallotte Junior Woman's
Club contributes each year to send
one local student to the seminar.
Ubb biects Utticers
The Brunswick County Board of
Social Services elected new officers
and welcomed a new member to the
board at its meeting Monday.
County Commissioner Frank ic
Rabon was reappointed as chair
man, telling the board, "I certainly
appreciate your confidence in me."
The board appointed James
Marlowe vice chairman. He as
sumes the office held by Malcolm
Grissctt, of Grissettown, who has
left the board alter serving six
At the June meeting, board mem
bers chose Brenda Grissett,
Malcolm's wife, to succeed him.
She will serve a three-year term
Ms. Grissett asked the board
Monday for its patience while she
leams about DSS operations.
Reports For Duty
Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class
Amy E. Navarro, daughter of Bar
bara A. Lowell of Holden Beach,
recently reported for duty with
Naval Security Group Activity,
The 19X4 graduate of Towson
Senior High School, Towson, Md.,
joined the Navy in March 1985.
Jacob Clcmmons of Shalloltc
Point was crowned Tiny King at the
Fourth of July
of Gary and Tara Clcmmons.
June 29 at Shal
also won best
dress, best smile
and most photo
He is the 11
month -old son
BY SUSAN USHER
It's not too early to start putting
together a team and checking out
the competition for the second
adults-only spelling bee sponsored
by the Brunswick County Literacy
This year's Bee lor Literacy will
be held Thursday, Sept. 12, in the
Brunswick Community College
Student Center, starting at 7:30 p.m.
"Remember last year? This year's
bee is going to be just as much fun
for the audience and for partici
pants," said Lila Milieu, a VISTA
volunteer working on the event.
Entry fees arc the same as last year, a
S200 tax-deductible donation to the
council per team. Ms. Milieu said
each two-person team can be spon
sored by a single business, agency or
civic organization, or several. Entries
arc due in the council Aug. 10.
Last year's champions, Gloria
Yount and Ann Sinclair of the
Brunswick County Schools, will re
turn to defend their title and support
the council's literacy work, she said.
The team won in an exciting,
sudden death finish, with the South
ern Bell team of Saundra Dron and
Doug Flynn placing second.
"It's going to be very competi
tive this year," said Ms. Milieu.
"We're challenging all those who
spelled last year to come back again
and try to wrest the championship
from Ann and Gloria."
Teams Forming To Enter Sept. 1 2 Literacy Bee
In all, 16 icams competed in
friendly fashion in last year's spell
off, with other sponsors contribut
ing funds but not entering spellers.
Ms. Milieu said the council is al
so working to make this year's bee
even more fun and competitive than
last year, with a warm-up round for
contestants and a "new, improved"
Last year's bee raised S2.800 for
the BCLC, a not-for-profit organiza
tion, and helped raise public aware
ness of the county's illiteracy prob
lem and council efforts to improve
adult basic skills.
The council hopes to sec similar
results this year, said Ms. Milieu.
Proceeds will support the council's
S 18,000 budget for 1991-92. The
budget covers a nominal salary for
the agcncy's coordinator, defrays
some mileage expense for three
VISTA volunteers assigned to the
council until April 1991, and pays
for materials and supplies for stu
dents and their Tutors.
BCLC trains ind places tutor/ad
vocates who woik with adults who
want to improve their basic reading
and writing skills; adults who are
learning English as their second lan
guage; and younger, school-age stu
dents with special needs. Services
and materials arc provided at no
This past year the council also
began a reading-related program at
TOP SPELLERS Ann Sinclair (left) and Gloria Yount confer on
their way to the championship at last year's bee.
ihc Long wood and Cedar Grove
Headslart centers and provided vol
unteers for read-aloud programs at
local primary schools.
BCLC is a grantee agency of the
Cape Fear Area United Way.
Information on the bee, or on how
to refer a student, is available from
the council at 754-READ, or by vis
We are pleased to announce
the association, effective July 1, 1991, of
Gary D. Ross, MD
in the practice of
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General And Internal Medicine
with special interest in
Diabetes Care and Management
i % W i-d tf" ?
Brunswick Islands Medical Associates, PA.
at their new location in the
South Brunswick Islands Medical Park
Junction ofllwy. 1 7 And Union School Road
(Approximately 5 miles south of Shallotte)
Now accepting appointments
iting ihc council's officc in Supply
at the rear of the former Brunswick
Community College Annex.
s 5821 E. Oak Island Dr.
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Open 9-9 M-Sat.
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Cat's Meow Village
Enesco Music Boxes
Old World Glass Ornaments
Largest Selection of
Christmas trees in the area.
We ship anywhere!
Largest selection of
cards in the area!
5825 E. Oak Island Dr.
Long Beach. NC 28-465
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STAFF PHOTO 0V OOUG RUTTER
Visitors Wed At Holden
Colette Parker of Swartz Creek , Mich., and Chuck Brookins of
Wichita Falls, Texas, were married last week on a deck overlook
ing the ocean at 599 Ocean Blvd. West at Holden Beach. The
bride's family has been vacationing at Holden for five years, and
the couple decided to get married at the beach following their first
visit last year. Family and friends from six states attended the wed
ding. The Rev. Dr. Richard Warner (center), rector of St. James
The Fisherman Episcopal Church in Shallotte, officiated the cere
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