Day Comes After Blitz
l?Y IIOI.I.Y RICHARDS. KXKCt I1VK V1CK PRESIDENT
South Brunswick Islands Chamber of Commerce
The South Brunswick Islands King Classic was a great success. We
had a record number of boats entered. 1 can't say thanks enough to all of
the volunteers for the hard work they did for the
tournament this year. We look forward to working
with you again next year.
Volunteers are the root of our chamber. Without
you our chamber would not exist. The fact that al! of
you have commitments in your lives makes the time
that you devote to the chamber even more special.
Volunteering for the chanitvr gives you back even
more than you put into it. Our community needs
jvople like you.
With our membership bin/ in full swing now. it
you haven't invested in the chamber, now's the nine.
ITie rewards are enormous. Look for our membership ambassadors to
be calling on you to join "The Charter of Champions" tor ll)t>2. Our
goal is sm members and we will achieve that goal with the dedicated
base of volunteers that we have who believe in the chamber.
We are having a Volunteer Appreciation Day in conjunction with
our "Blitz Day" culminating with a Business After Hours on Sept. 14 at
Village Pines on Hwy. 170 in Shallot te. We encourage all chamber
members and volunteers to attend. And don't forget the Oyster Festival
on Oct. IS- 1 ^ .u Sunset Beach. We are featuring ihe Band of O/ . rides,
crafts, tun for ihe entire family and. of course, sealotxl. We can always
use more volunteers for the Oyster Festival. Please contact the chamber
office at if \ou would like to be involved
We liH'k forward to seeing each ol vou at all of the many events that
the chamber has planned for you.
Computers For Shallotte
Middle School Classes
The South Brunswick Islands
Chamber of Commerce has ob
tained 20 used personal computers
from IBM Corp., Research Triangle
Park, for use in Shallotte Middle
School, according to .1 news release.
Topically, IBM donates equip
ment only to schools in Wake,
Durham and Orange counties, but
made tins giti as a personal favor 10
the local chamber
Brunswick F.lectric Membership
Corp transported the computers to
Brunswick County and cleaned and
prepared them for classroom use.
Chamber representatives, includ
ing President Annette Odom, plan a
formal presentation ,11 the school at
a later date.
Joins Beacon Staff
William (Bill1 C. Nisbet has
joined the ^tatt ol The Brws^uk
Ben en as an advertising represen
The Charlotte native has over 30
having worked with Charlotte
newspapers, he was affiliated with
the New York Times group, Cow les
Communications group, Florida
Times-Union in Jacksonville, Flor
ida. and was publisher of Health
Focus, a medical marketing maga
zine in Jacksonville, Florida with
200, (KX) circulation.
Nisbet attended Furman Univers
ity, is the father of two grown chil
dren, L.ynne and Mark, and is a vet
eran tvl die Korean conflict.
He is making his home in the
Holdcn Beach area. "People in the
South Brunswick Islands area have
been wonderful U) me. This is going
to be a great place to live and
work," he remarked.
111 the newspa
as a reporter, ed
In addition to
"Ilie N.C. Real Estate Com
mission revoked the broker's li
cense of Gladys F. Woodman ol
Southport, effective May 15. in a
con vnt agreement.
I"he Commission, in its latest
Kail i .tale Bulletin, noted u loutul
thai Ms. WiMsiman had failed to
maintain proper trust account
records suilicicni to esuiblish a
clear audit trail, tailed to account
lor and remit trust funds in her pos
session. and converted trust :unds to
her own use.
She neither admitted nor denied
For Pilots Only
I"he Wilmington Air Traffic
Control Tower, in conjunction with
Cape Fear Community College and
several co-sponsors, will offer a
nine-hour course lor local pilots on
air traffic control Operation Rain
Check, starling the weekend of
Part one of the course ?a ill famil
iarize pilots with air trail ic control,
its responsibilities, functions, prob
lems and relationship with all as
pects of aviation, concluding with a
free dinner aboard the U S .S North
Carolina Battleship Memorial
In the second part, to be held in
upcoming weeks, students will actu
ally sit on an active position w ith an
air traffic controller.
Also. Richard Thompson, acci
dent prevention counselor with the
Aircraft Owners and Pilots
Association and director of aviation
at CFCC, is sponsoring the pilot
presidency "Wings" program.
Attendance at either part one of
"Operation Rain Check" and an
AOPA presentation Saturday or
completion of the N.C. Dept. of
Transportation's Aviation Days
Tour i> required before a pilot can
participate in the operational (light
training scheduled Sunday, Sept. 29.
Rental aircraft will be available
with advance notice.
lu register or to obtain more in
formation about the training ses
sion- or the Aviation Days lours
contact Mike Arthur. (919) 763
Work Sites Needed
I he Wilmington YWCA is lixik
ing lor Brunswick County business
es that can provide work for stu
dents taking part in the Job Training
Partnership Act employment pro
The program pays students mini
mum wage for up to 2(H) hours of
employment in the private sector. It
gives business owners the opportu
nity to train an employee before
adding them to the payroll.
Business owners and managers
interested in participating in the
program can contact Diane Hewctt
Strategies of low cost marketing
and how to protect your investment
from fraud arc topics of Brunswick
Community College's Small Bus
iness Seminars open to small busi
ness owners, managers, prospective
owners, and employees this month
at no charge.
The Sept. 10 seminar teaches
ways to keep advertising costs
down by using effective marketing
Strategies. Instructor Mike Collins
has written "North Carolina Job
Hunter's Handbook" and is a mar
The Sept. 12 seminar teaches
ways to avoid con artists and invest
ment scams. Instructor Roy H.
Everett is an investor protection
specialist witli the Stale Securities
Division. N.C. Department of the
Secretary of Slate.
For more information, call 754
6%1, 457-6329 or 343-0203.
?Must be on Modicaid wi'h rnt cJi
cal diagnosis that warrants
?Must oe under the direct care of
? <;rvices cannot exceed 80 hours
in one calendar month
Personnel Pool .
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Sunset Beach Getting New ABC Store
BY SUSAN L'SIIKK
Sunset Beach should have a new,
self-service ABC store by late Nov
Work began in late August on a
facility that when completed will
provide, along with sell service,
more shelf space anil storage area
and improved parking and access.
""It's going to be better all
around," said J R. "Sarge" Brosius.
w ho succeeded Charles Walters as
store manager a Knit 14 years ago.
"We've really outgrown this build
The store isn't so cramped in
w inter when business is slower. But
seven months out of 1 2. during the
beach and golfing seasons. Brosius
stretches stock from one delivery to
the next. "We really sutler." he said.
The state truck arrives twice a
month from Raleigh, but can only
deliver what his stockroom will
hold. In July, to make it through a
21-day period between deliveries,
he borrowed stock from a neighbor
ing ABC store.
During July the store handled
S53,52n in sales volume, up 33.35
percent from the previous July, when
it Ux>k in $4<).(XX> in liquor sales.
Only one other ABC store 111 the
count \ showed a greater percentage
increase from one July to the next.
The small Boiling Spring Lakes
store increased business from
SI 0,344 to SI 5.481. or 49.66 per
Ocean Isle Beach ABC Store
handled a larger volume of sales
than the Sunset Beach store in July,
at S86.542, but the figure reflected
only an 8.56 percent increase over
During only one month of 1991
has the store shown a decline in
sales over the same time period last
year, and that was because the
Easter holiday fell April of one year
and March of the other, he said.
The new Sunset Beach ABC
store will cost about S75,(XX) when
completed by contractor Don Safrit,
excluding site preparation and pav
ing of the parking lot.
The exterior of the 30- by 70-foot
STAFF photo by SUSAN USHf Q
SUNSET 8EACH AHC Hoard Chairman Nivan MiUigan (left) and manager "Surge" H rosins stand
before the town's AHC store , soon to he replaced with a self-service facility.
store will he stucco over cindcr
block, with some decorative white
hrick facing and lots of smoked
glass across the front and landscap
"NVc want to put up something wc
can be proud of," said Nivan
Milligan, longtime ABC store chair
Inside, the store will feature dis
play shelving around the walls and
three "gondolas" or three-shelf dis
play cases down the center. In back,
the stockroom area will "more than
double," said Milligan. Hie office,
now lucked in the front corner of
the store, wili be located in the rear,
along with a handicapped-accessi
The existing brick-faced, flat
roofed structure was built by
Milligan, a former carpenter, and
others after the ABC board orga
nized in October 1970 and hired Joe
Spivey as its first manager.
Milligan said the town's ABC
board borrowed about S2S,(M)() ai
the time. That was enough to by the
lot. build the ABC store and buy its
first truckload of liquor.
The existing building will be
moved or torn down and the park
ing lot for the new store built in its
place. The new store will stand be
hind the existing building in a clus
ter of small oaks. A driveway exten
sion will connect to Beach Drive
southwest of the mainland intersec
tion north of the bridge to the island
Depending upon their destina
tion, that should help some cus
tomers avoid traffic bottlenecks at
the bridge and intersection, espe
cially on Saturday attcrnoons dur
ing renter check-in. "Sometimes
they sit out there an hour or an hour
and a half," said Brosius.
But the change expected to make
the most difference is self service,
agreed Milligan and Brosius, simpiy
because of customers' shopping
prcfcrcnccs and the store's increas
ingly diverse customer base of men
and women, residents and visitors.
"Most men know exactly what
they want," said Milligan, while
added Brosius, "A woman may
come in and say she's been sent by
her husband, who's playing golf."
That shopper may only recognize
her spouse's brand of liquor by the
To aid those who aren't certain
what liquor or specific brand they'd
like to purchase, Brosius has in
stalled a display shelf that runs
above the shelving built when the
store was new.
Still, he said, "I'm sure we miss a
lot of sales where people can't see
what they want to buy."
Research by the suite Alcoholic
Beverage Control Board indicates a
store can expect its business volume
to increase immediately by at least
15 percent upon converting to self
County, Towns Receive
Money Back From State
The check's in ihe mail.
Brunswick Counly will receive
$4X6,676 froni the stale in intangi
bles lax and special allocations dis
tribution for the fiscal year ending
June 3D as authorized by the N.C.
The N.C. Deparunent of Revenue
mailed the checks to counties and
municipalities last Thursday, Aug.
The total amount returned to
Brunswick County and its munici
palities is S57 1,900.89. Checks to
the 17 municipalities ranged from
$49 to more than $25,(XK).
The total represents 5383,456 in
intangibles tax distribution and
S 1X8.444.78 in special allocations.
Towns receiving checks are as
follows: Bald Head Island,
SI 2,879.78; Bclvillc, S49.18; Boil
ing Spring Lakes, $3,880.92; Boli
via. S 165.85; Calabash, S2.357.38;
Caswell Bcach, SI, 820.36; Holdcn
Beach, $7,245.98; Leland, S309.40;
Also, Long Beach, S25.064.70;
Navassa, S327.13; Ocean Isle
Beach, $8,979.99; Sandy Creek,
$140.12; Shallolte, $5,729.30;
Southport, S8.801.55; Sunset
Bcach, S4.6I1.81; Varnamtown,
S82.93; anil Yaupon Leach,
Checks totaling S126.5 million to
486 municipalities and all 1 (X)
counties were mailed last week,
with S93.3 million representing in
tangibles tax distribution and S33.2
million in special allocations.
The uix and special allocations
are distributed in proportion to the
amount of ad valorem taxes levied
by each governmental unit.
The intangibles lax is a property
lax levied against the value of intan
gible personal property. Subject to
taxation during the past fiscal year
were accounts receivable, notes,
bonds and evidences of debt, shares
of stock and units of investment
funds and bencficial interest in for
Other neighboring counties and
their municipalities received alloca
tions in the following amounts:
New Hanover, $3,163,630; Bladen,
S289.013; Columbus, $498,829;
and Pender, S3 19,645.
Relax and Enjoy the Fall & Winter at.
Single S20 ? Double S25 ? Efficiency S30
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FAX (919)579-4587 ? Registered NC Mortgage Broker
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