Blitz Theme Contest
Offers Great Prizes
BY HOLLY RICHARDS. EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
South Brunswick Islands Chamber of Commerce
We arc gearing up for our 1991-92 "Membership Blitz." Just tell us
what you think by entering the chamber 's "You sug
gest the Membership Blitz Theme" contest.
This year our goal is a total of 5(X) chamber
members. While choosing your Blitz Theme, re
member that the Chamber of Commerce is an asso
ciation of business people concerned about improv
ing the area they do business in. Our chamber cur
rently has 4(X)-plus members, is a not-for-profit cor
poration, provides an investment that is 1(X)% lax
deductible as a business expense, and represents the
entire South Brunswick Islands. Our members are
our chamber. RICHARDS
The person who submits the winning theme will receive "Honorary
Ambassador Status" along with this gambit of great prizes: an electric
charcoal grill, four free rounds of golf, dinner for two, a six pack of can
coolers, a South Brunswick Islands Chamber of Commerce white satin
jacket, a 1991 South Brunswick Islands King Classic tee-shirt and hat. a
1991 Oyster Festival tee-shirt and tote bag (to carry all your goodies).
Out of the entries received, our theme will be chosen by the
Membership Blitz Committee. The deadline for entering is 12 noon
Thursday, Aug. 22. The winner will receive notification on Fridav, Aug.
Our winner will be honored during the Blitz Kick-off Breakfast on
the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 8 a.m. Be prepared for lots of pub
licity photos while you claim your wonderful prizes.
As our Honorary Membership Ambassador, you will spend Blitz
Day with us on Thursday, Sept. 19. We have several great events
planned and even radio promotional spoLs featuring you. We arc hoping
for the best membership campaign ever. Good Luck and remember we
arc counting on you. South Brunswick Islands!
MEMBERSHIP BLITZ THEME ENTRY FORM
CITY STATE ZIP
Daytime Phone Evening Phone
BLITZ THEME NAME
Mail Entries to: Membership Blitz Theme, South Brunswick Islands
Chamber of Commerce, P. 0. Box 1380, Shallottc, NC 28459, or deliver
to the chamber office, 4948 Main St., Shallotte. This contest is open to
everyone in the South Brunswick Islands excluding chamber staff and
County Employment Falling
Employment in Brunswick
County fell 1.6 percent between
April and May 1991, with the un
employment rate hitting 12.4 per
cent. reports the Center for Business
and Economics Services at the
University of North Carolina at
Its periodic Barometer on the
Local Economy shows employment
dropping from 15,576 to 15,319,
with seasonal adjustment. The num
ber of people looking for work in
creased from 1,879 to 2,169, an in
crease in the unemployment rate
from 10.8 percent to 12.4 percent.
The May 1991 level of employ
ment was 10.3 percent below the
May 1990 level of 17,084.
Unemployment in the county
rose 15.4 percent between April and
May, with the May 1991 level 50.8
percent above the May 1990 level
of 7.8 percent.
The May 1991 unemployment
rate was above both the April 1991)
and May 1990 rates.
Sales Rose In March
Retail sales figures released last
week by the center showed an in
crease in Brunswick County of 5.8
percent between February and
March, from S27.6 million to S29.2
The March 1991 level for the
county was 4.3 percent above the
March i990 level of S28 million.
For the year ending March 1991,
retail sales in the county were 10.5
percent above the comparable year
earlier level, from S3 1 8 million to
However first-quarter results
were down from 1990 to 1991, slip
ping from S86.5 million to 584.5
Statewide, retail sales rose 4.3
percent between February and
March 1991, with the March 1990
and March 1991 levels virtually the
same. For the year ending March
1991, retail sales in the state were
3.9 percent above those for the 12
month period that ended March
New vehicle registrations rose
10.2 percent in Brunswick County
between May and June, bucking a
statewide trend. Statewide registra
tions fell 2.3 percent during the
In Brunswick County 141 new
vehicles were registered in June,
compared to 128 the month before.
The June 1991 level for the coun
ty was 9 percent below ihc June
1990 level of 155 registrations.
And, for the year ending in June,
registrations were 14.6 percent be
low those for the year that ended
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C'W ThE BRUfjSA CK BEACON
Some Soy Rest Home Should
Stond On Its Own Two Feet
li V TERRY POPE
Two residents told Brunswick
County Commissioners Monday they
do not want a company to receive a
Community Development Block
Gram to build a rest home in Supply.
"The people who are building it
should stand on their ow n two feet,"
said Mary Larp of Winnabow.
JB Enterprises of Goldsboro
plans to build a 60 bed facility on
about four acres, with room to ex
pand to 120 beds in the future. The
company hopes to receive a
S2(X),(XK) grant to help finance the
SI. 4 million business.
Lock wood Pines Rest Home
would share an cntranccway off of
U.S. 17 with The Brunswick Hos
pital and has received the endorse
ment of the Brunswick Hospital
Authority, said Larry Andrews, au
Such CDBG grants must be ap
proved by the county and involves
federal funds allocated to the state.
No county funds arc involved.
Brunswick County would not be
held responsible for repaying a loan
if a company defaults. In rural coun
ties, such grants are administered by
the county but monitored by the
Following Monday's public hear
ing, County Manager David Clcgg
told commissioners that a company
in the Leland Industrial Park has
closed, owing $518,709 in CDBG
The county will try to recover the
1987 loan front Slriplap Hose Man
"We will pursue it," said Clegg.
For JB Enterprises, a financial
gap developed when banks refused
to loan the full amount needed to
build the rest home, said Bud
Ambum, company spokesman.
However, taxpayers' money
should not be used to help build it,
said Ms. Earp.
"I feel they're coming into the
county as outsiders," she said, "yet
they're wanting us to support them.
We have had bad experiences be
Sunset Beach developer Tom Pope
said residents arc "taxed to death"
and should not have their tax dollars
go to build private businesses.
"The health care industry is lu
crative enough to find enough part
ners" said Pope.
To approve a grant application,
commissioners would have to sched
ule a second public hearing before
taking any action. The board did not
set a second hearing Monday.
David Harris, of Harris and
Associates of Goidsboro, has been
hired by the company to process its
He said the home would provide
about 30 full-time jobs for low to
moderate income families. Grants
require that companies hire at least
CP&L To Construct Office
Facility At Brunswick Site
Carolina Power & Light Co. has
announced plans to build a S10 mil
lion, 140,000-square-foot officc fa
cility at its Brunswick Nuclcar
Power Plant near Southport.
The two-story building will
house managerial, engineering and
administrative offices and will be
located adjacent to the south side of
the main plant complex.
Clancy & Theys Construction
Co of Wilmington is expected to
begin construction in the fall with
completion by spring 1993. At that
time CP&L will remove numerous
modular office units now in use at
Russell B. Starkcy Jr., vice presi
dent of the plant, said the new facil
ity should improve administrative
coordination at the plant.
The project is expected to involve
approximately 1 50 jobs representing
more than 20 different trades, ac
cording to Robert Bridgcrs, spokes
man for the construction firm.
60 percent of ils staff from that in
"Front what I've seen, you more
than meet the mininum standards
set by the slate," said Hams.
Loans can be paid back to the
state over a 20-year period, said
Jon Sanborn, administrative as
sisiani at The Brunswick Hospital,
said the hospital has tried since
19X4 to locate a facility lor the el
derly on its campus.
Unlike nursing homes, rest
homes do not require suite certifi
cate of need permits. It would serve
elderly people who do not require
24-hour nursing care.
PHOTO BY THE BRUNSWICK HOSPITAL
NURSING STAFF MEMBERS at The Brunswick Hospital certi
fied for advanced cardiac life support are (front, from left), Jodi
Davis and Kim Falor; and (rear, from left) Sarah Williams, Tim
iMyman, Sheila Gerald, Marilyn Hill and Mary Berry.
Brunswick Hospital Nurses
Earn Advanced Certification
Six registered nurses on the in
tensive care and emergency room
staffs at The Brunswick Hospital re
cently obtained certification in ad
vanced cardiac life support (ACLS)
after taking a provider course June
29 and 30.
They join Sarah Williams, an in
tensive care unit registered nurse
who became the hospital's first
ACLS provider when she was certi
fied by the American Heart Associ
ation last year.
Recently certified arc Tim
Layman, Sheila Gerald and Jodi
Davis of the emergency room staff,
and Marilyn Hill, Mary Berry and
Kim Falor of the intensive care/crit
ical care staff.
ACLS training provides health
care personnel with an understand
ing of lilcsaving methods used in
emergency cardiac situations, along
with skills in dysrhythmia recogni
tion, airway management, and car
diovascular therapeutic and pharma
cological intervention, and familiar
ity with American Medical Associa
tion guidelines for management of
For nurses, said hospital spokes
man Daphne Yarbrough, the training
can improve patient assessment and
decision-making in emergencies, as
well as their level of preparedness
for dealing with critical situations in
the emergency room and intensive
care unit. It can also help them hel
ler assist the physican during emer
gency cardiac situations.
Re-certification is required every
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