Town Planners Suggest No
Change In Sign Ordinance
Shallottc Planning Board has rec
ommended against a proposed
change in ihe sign ordinance tluit
would allow more than one free
standing sign at comer lots in High
way Business districts.
The present ordinance limits all
businesses to one-free standing
sign, but town aldermen asked the
planning board to consider chang
ing the rule and allowing two signs
at corner lots.
Aldermen had received a request
for a variance from Han-Dee Hugo's.
!"hc convenience store located at the
intersection of U.S. 17 Bypass and
N.C. 130 West wanted a second sign
to better advertise the store.
Hie existing sign is visible from
N.C. 130, but motorists traveling on
the bypass cannot see it easily.
Planners voted Monday night to
recommend that the board of alder
men not change the ordinance, ac
cording to planning board clerk
In other business Monday, the
planning board recommended the
annexation ol one lot in Brierwood
Estates, but didn't decide on two
other requests lor annexation
Planners voted in favor of the an
nexation of a lot owned by Charles
and Ellen Allen in Brierwood.
The planning board did not act on
an annexation request from Jan
Dak\ He has asked the town to an
nex 74 acres on N.C. 130 West ho
tween Shalloitc Manor apartments
and Wcsi Brunswick High School.
Ms Hewett said board members
want 10 find out how much capacity
die town has at its sewer plant be
fore making a recommendation 011
Planners also tabled an annexa
tion request from B.B. Ward, who
asked that 1.46 acres in Brierwixnl
Estates be incorporated into the
I ho property is located at the in
terscction of Wendy Lane and
Country Club Drive, according to
Ward lias asked that the town im
pact fees bo waived until water and
sewer service is rendered. The land
is currently being used lor a parking
lot and tennis courts.
Ms. Hewett said board members
want to study the impact lee ordi
nance anil check \\ ith the tow n at
torney before making a recommen
Also Monday, the planning board
recommended that aldermen /one
S4 acres in Brierwood Estates as K
The golf course property was an
nexed in lq89 but never zoned, it is
currently being used for the golf
Carter As Fire Chief
Tim Carter has been re- appointed
as chief of the Shallolte Volunteer
Ftre Department for the third
At their regular meeting last
Wednesday. Shallolte Aldermen ap
proved the slate of officers recom
mended by lire department mem
Other officers re-appointed last
week were David Moore, assistant
chief; Tony Hcwctt, captain; Ricky
Danford, first lieutenant; Danny Ro
den, second lieutenant; and Sandra
Roberts, secretary /treasurer.
In other matters last week, board
members discussed a pile of debris
and pieces of asphalt located in a
field off Smith Avenue.
Alderman David Gausc said lie
visited the site following a com
plaint. "She said there was a lot of
people on Smith Avenue upset
about it and 1 can't blame them,"
Public Works Director Albert
Hughes called the pile of trash a
"marginal violation" of the town
code because it is a public nuisance.
"They obviously dumped a couple
o( dump trucks there."
Hughes said he spoke with die
property owner last Thursday and
was told the debris would be clean
ed up as soon as the owner found
another place for it.
Also last week, the board met in
executive session for about 10 min
utes to discuss a legal matter. Mayor
Sarah Tripp said no action was taken.
Driver Charged For Not
Reporting Bypass Wreck
A Camp Lcjeunc man told the
Slate Highway Patrol that he
walked to The Brunswick Hospital
in Supply after his car wrecked on
the Shallotte U.S. 17 bypass early
Todd Milton Brown, 21, was
charged with a slop sign violation
and failure to report an accidcnt by
State Trooper B.D. Earnhardt.
According to Bamhardi, the acci
dent occurred at the intersection of
U.S. 17 business and U.S. 17 by
pass, just southwest of its inter
section with S. R. 1316 (Old Shal
Brown's 19X6 Pontiac was travel
ing southwest on business 17 when
it failed to slop for a stop sign, trav
eled across die bypass and struck a
dilchbank, Bamhardi reported.
The driver and a passenger in his
car, James Kevin l~aughlin, 21, of
Camp Lejcunc, both went to the
hospital, but not by ambulance.
They both received class B in
juries, which are serious but not in
Damage was estimated at S3,5(X)
in the 2 a.m. accidcnt.
A motorcyclist was injured Satur
day afternoon after lie fell from his
bike about four miles north of Shal
lottc on U.S. 17.
Jesus Ignicio Mesa, 20, of Camp
Lejcunc, was traveling south on
U.S. 17 in heavy traffic and during
a rainstorm, reported Suite Troojvr
When Mesa attempted to stop for
traffic, his Kawasaki motorcycle
slid sideways and overturned, Caul
Mesa received class B injuries in
the 12:15 p.m. accident and was
Liken to The Brunswick Hospital
for treatment. He was not charged.
Damage was listed at S5(X) to the
bike. No other cars were involved.
A Shallolte teen-ager was
charged with reckless driving after
his car overturned last Thursday,
July IX, on State Roau 1345 (Royal
Oak Road) about three miles east of
Joel Langdon Reeves, 16, was
traveling southwest on Royal Oak
Road at a speed loo fasi to negotiate
a curve, reported Barnhardt.
Reeves' 1 t>K2 Datsun traveled off
the shoulder, skidded oul of control,
spun sideways and overturned onto
the northbound lane, Barnhardt stat
ed. The car came to rest in an up
Reeves and a passenger in his car,
Kevin Seay, 15, of Supply, both ic
ceived class B injuries and were
checked by emergency personnel on
the scene. They refused to be trans
ported to the hospital for treatment,
Damage was estimated at SI, 5(H)
in the 1 1 :3() a.m. accident.
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Storm Floods First Street
1 four-wheel drive piekup truck drives down a flooded First Street at Ocean Isle Heoch during a severe thunderstorm Saturday. Ocean
Isle II each Fire Chief Terry Harhee said he wasn't aware of any property damage caused by the storm. "I don't ever recall seeing as much
rainfall at one time as there was Saturday," Harhee said. "The storm sewers were just taking all they could take."
SEWER SYSTEMS NEED REPAIRS
Health Officials Cite Ocean Isle Business
BY TKRRY POPK
An Ocean Isle Beach business
woman has been ordered to appear in
court on charges that she has failed
in repair a leaky sewer system.
In an unrelated case, a Bclvillc
businessman faces a Friday dead
line for submitting plans on how he
will correct a leaky sewer system at
The Brunswick County Health
Department has filed charges
against Betty Gore, owner of a buil
ding that houses the Ocean Isle Sca
fcxxi Market on N.C. 179 just west
of the town limits. She is accused of
failing to provide a sanitary means
of sewage disposal, a misdemeanor,
said John Crowder, environmental
health supervisor 1.
The case has been scheduled for
Brunswick County District Court,
Tuesday, Aug. 13.
Last month, Ms. Gore was given
30 days to make repairs to a sewer
system at a building that, in recent
months, has also housed a nightclub
upstairs. Crowder said the deadline
passed Friday, July 5, with no im
At a meeting of the Brunswick
County Board of Health on July 8,
some residents complaincd that the
leaking system was causing a health
hazard and claimed it was draining
into a ditch that feeds into the At
lantic Intracoastal Waterway.
Crowder said the owner has no
room to upgrade the sewer system
without purchasing additional prop
erty. The town's sewer lines do not
extend to the business.
The health department can issue a
criminal summons for persons to
appear in court on misdemeanor
charges for violating county ordi
nances if they fail to make repairs to
sewer systems by a deadline. The
maximum penalty is a S50 fine and
30 days in jail.
"We do co to court about two or
three times a year," said Crowder.
An article in the July 11 issue of
The Brunswick Beacon gave the
wrong name for an Ocean Isle
Beach Police officer who was pro
moted July 1.
The officer promoted from
sergeant to lieutenant was James
Stewart, not Jimmy Stewart as was
The Beacon regrets the error.
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to comply. Sometimes wc have to
take further legal action."
Health officials may also take le
gal action against Albert Sidney
Boncy, owner of the Town and
Country Motel in Belville, for his
alleged failure to repair a leaky
sewer system there.
In May, Boncy was ordered to re
pair a scptic tank system that serves
his motel and several mobile homes
at a lot on Main Street. Belville
docs not have a town sewer system.
Residents complained that an
open drain line from the system was
leaking into a ditch that feeds into
the Brunswick River.
Following a reccnt check, envi
ronmental health specialists report
ed the drain pipe has been removed,
"He has complied with part of the
order," Crowdcr said. "The sewage
is not going into the ditch any
However, Boncy was also or
dered to provide the health depart
ment with plans on how he will up
grade the existing sewer system to
stop the leakage.
"1 have not seen a copy of any
plans," Crowder said on Monday.
Boney was given 30 days to sub
mit the plans. That deadline is Fri
day, July 26.
Health specialists inspected the
motel's sewer system following a
raid on the business in late April
that resulted in multiple charges of
cruelty to animals against Boney.
More than 250 birds and 14 dogs
were confiscated from the motel pet
operation during the raid. Boney
pleaded guilty to misdemeanor
charges and received a suspended
sentence in Brunswick County Dis
Low-Flying Plane Prompted Search
Local cmcrgcncy volunteers re
mained on alert for I 1/2 hours Tues
day before a search was called off
for an airplane feared to have gone
down somewhere between N.C. 130
andN.C. 211 north of U.S. 17.
Several county residents reported
seeing an airplane that appeared to
be in trouble and Hying at trcetop
level before it disappeared from
view in the Mill Branch Road area
off N.C. 1 30 west of Shallottc.
Waccamaw Fire Department and
Rescue Squad responded, said Pre
sident Malcolm Long, along with
Shallottc VRS as mutual aid.
Initial radio reports suggested the
airplane might have gone down off
Mill Branch Road. However, an
aerial search of the area by a N.C.
Forcsi Service spotter plane and a
land check turned up no plane on
the ground or in the air.
At approximately 12:30 p.m.
Brunswick County Emergency Man
agement Coordinator canceled the
emergency response and called off
"We determined that it was just a
low-flying aircraft," he said over the
radio. Logan could not be rcachcd by
telephone Tuesday afternoon.
In addition to those units re
sponding, volunteers with Calabash
and .Sunset Beach VFDs were on
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