County Moves Ahead Of State With LPP Sewer System Rules
I'.Y TKRKY POPK
Brunswick County's ahead of ttic stale in regulating
low pressure pipe sewer systems that are getting hlameil
for polluting groundwater and coastal nursery areas.
A policy lor permitting LPP systems was unani
mously approved by the Brunswick Counts Board ol
Health Monday, 10 months ahead ol when new state
regulations are expected to begin.
"I think it's excellent." said Rosetta Short, ol Long
Beach, who has lobbied the health board lor stricter
control over LPP systems.
LPP systems were developed in the early P>SDs and
approved by the stale as an alternative lor soils where
traditional gravity-led septic tank systems do not tunc
Such systems must be wired am! equipped with a
mechanical pump. They also contain a series ol small
pipes that make better use of top soils for drainage
"I'd like to commend the board for gome ahead, be
cause the suite may postpone it again," said Ms, Short,
who is president of the Brunswick Counts Board ol
Realtors and also serves on the Coastal Resources
I he N.C". Health Services Commission plans to im
plement new rules in July llW2, requiring owners to
contract with someone certified to inspect and to oper
ate LIT systems be lore a permit can be issued.
I lie procedure approved Monday requires the same
standard, providing the maintenance contractor has suc
cessfully completed a 24-hour subsurface sewage opcr
ator workshop sponsored by either the N.C. Department
of Environmental Management or the Brunswick
County Health Department.
Board members also voted to ask Brunswick
County Commissioners to fund an additional environ
mental health specialist position to "I ill the need that is
now created" by the adoption of the new policy.
At it> August meeting, the board voted to place a
moratorium on the issuance of new LPP permits until a
policy was in place "to ensure their proper mainte
I he environmental health committee met to dralt
the new policy, which w ill take effect immediately and
remain in effect until the new state regulations arc in
The moratorium was only 111 place about a month,
but a number of residents remain concerned, saul Ricky
Parker of Supply, past chairman ot the health board ami
also owner of a septic tank business.
"Articles in the paper give I.PP systems a bail rap."
said Parker. He said he received about 50 phone calls
I rom concerned clients alter the moratorium was an
Parker said there is no solid evidence that I.PP sys
terns pollute coastal waters. ?
"The only thing I have found, as a contractor, is thai
they do need maintenance," he said.
The policy requires maintenance contractors to in
spect LPP systems yearly, to inspect the nitrification
fields for erosion or surfacing ol eflluent. to maintain a
permanent vegetative cover, to maintain a traffic barri
er. to check the controls and pumps monthly, to Hush
the laterals and manifolds ai least four limes a year and
to check the pressure head and reset it alter flushing the
The system owner is required to inspect the nitrifi
cation field monthly for erosion and surfacing ol el I I n
cnl. to maintain vegetative cover and maintain a traffic
harrier over the system.
Inspection reports are to he submitted alter the first
month's operation ami at least twice each year as re
quired hy the N.C. Sewage Rules.
Hnvironmcntal Health Supervisor John Crowdcr
said Monday the department now has a backlog of 190
applications lor septic tank permits, .<8 percent of
which have been pending 10 days or more.
The backlog for on-site soil evaluations formed
with the resignation of two environmental health spe
cialists last month.
In other business, the board:
? Delayed action on a proposed seafood ordinance that
will regulate the handling and preparing of lish and oth
er seafood products hy county vendors.
? Heard that Brunswick County Sheriff John Carr Davis
is willing to assign detectives to help animal control of
ficers investigate animal abuse cases.
? Heard a report on the adult health program from
Nancy Lcdgctl. covering hypertension and osteoporo
sis. and the need to educate the public of their dangers.
Raids Net Marijuana Plants,
Stolen Buick And Old Still
Officers sei/ed 148 marijuana
planus with an estimated street value
of S366.4IX) and discovered a stolen
car ami an abandoned liquor still
during a county wide marijuana
eradication land and air search last
No arrests were made during the
search, said Li. David Crocker,
chief of the Brunswick County
Sheriff's Department narcotics unit,
as officers on the ground had to
keep pace with the two helicopter
teams in the air. hut follow-up in
vestigations have begun.
"We anticipate making three ar
rests this week." he said.
Of the MS plants pulled up. SI
were sinscmilla. with a total street
value estimated at S25l>.2(H>. or an
average of S3. 2(H) per plant.
Crocker described sinscmilla as a
very potent, seedless marijuana hy
brid with a higher than usual street
value. Value per plant, he said, is
calculated by the suite on the basis
that the average plant yields about
one pound of marijuana.
Sinsemilla's street v.ilue is S3.2(X) a
pound, he said.
The balance of the plants were
estimated to have a street value of
SI ,?K) each, totaling $107,200.
Crocker said the Sept. l?-12 joint
air-land ojvrauon was uxmlinatcd
hy the SKI. It involved Air National
Guard spoilers and pilots certified
by the stale's eradicauon spotters
school. ami field support hy the
sheritl's department narcotic ami
Plants sei/ed ranged from IS
inches to as much as 15 feel tall, av
eraging N to 10 feel in height.
Officers also recovered, in ihe
Cedar Hill Road area ol Phoenix, a
Buick thai had been stolen from a
Wilmington residents approximate
ly one month ago in that same area.
Headlights hail been broken oul and
the tags and keys removed, said
An abandoned still found in a
wotuled area behind Water Street in
Navassa is not believed to be con
nected with several arrests made
this past July for possession and
transport of non taxp.ud liquor.
Brunswick County ABC Officer
Francis Michael Speck said the still
appeared to have been out of opera
tion for at least a year.
The still, a submarine type in
which the copper worm is sub
merged in a 55-gallon drum, was
"well camouflaged." said Speck.
No arrests are expected in rela
tion to the still seizure.
Local Men Arrested For Drugs
Shallottc Police arrested two lo
cal men lor cocaine possession last
Friday ? one of two drug busts offi
cers made during the week.
Police Chief Rodney Cause said
the men were arrested after Officer
Carey Cask ins stopped a vehicle on
N.C. 179 at 4 a.m. last Friday.
Officers seized approximately
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of marijuana, a .25 -caliber automat
ic gun and SI 55 in cash. Clause said.
Ouis Loren/o Hill. 21. anil Jesse
Addison "Bud" Graham. 2f>. both ol
Route 2. Shallotte. were charged
with felony possession of cocaine
and possession with intent to sell
and deliver cocaine.
Cause said police also charged
Hill w ith simple possession of mari
juana and carrying a concealed
On Sept. 10, Shallotte Police
charged two other men with drug
possession after stopping a vehicle
on Holden Beach Road and finding
about two ounces ol marijuana.
Gause charged Marty Keith
Hankins, 23. of Route 2, Supply,
and Scott Crcighton Bryant, 21, of
Shallotte, w ith felony possession of
Bryant also was charged with
maintaining a vehicle for the pur
pose of selling marijuana.
Gause said police made both ar
rests after receiving information
that the suspects would be driving
through Shallotte w ith drugs in their
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VOTERS WILL decide Nov. 5 if the new redisricting plan Brunswick County Commissioners chose Monday is the one residents want.
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Soulh Brunswick Islands resi
dents can expect a gradual transition
to more fall-like weather.
Shallotte Point meteorologist
Jackson Canady expects warmer
than usual weather to continue for
now, highlighted with scattered pe
riods of cooler temperatures
"Overall we should have warmer
than usual weather on the average."
said said Canady. "There may be
some periods of cooler tempera
tures, but overall 1 expect we will
be on the warmer side of the norm
for this time of year."
Canady anticipates temperatures
ranging from about the mid-60s at
On Warm Side
night into the upper 80s during the
daytime, with no more than three
quarters inch of rainfall.
For the week of Sept. 10-16,
Canady recorded a high of 95 de
grees on Sept. 12 and a minimum
low of 66 degrees on both Sept. 10
A daily average high of 91 de
grees combined with an average
nighdy low of 70 degrees for a daily
average temperature of SO de
grees ? about 5 degrees above nor
mal for this time of year.
Canady measured .14 inch of
rainfall at his home near Shallotte
Issues Added To Ballot
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Hobbs of Shallouc Point on the
board's vote to fire Houston and
Associates of Shallouc, engineers of
a project that will route water lines
to the Point. Holden said the matter
is in litigation and cannot be dis
"I'm not going to comment fur
ther on this," said Holden. "There's
a firm working on the project at this
?Took no action on raising the
county's building inspection lee by
S5. The increase has been mandated
by House Bill 37, said Holden.
"What happens if we don't?" asked
Commissioner Jerry Jones. The
state will still want its money, said
?Tabled three appointments to the
Brunswick County Keep America
?Appointed LarTy Prince of Long
Beach to the Brunswick County
Airport Authority, to fill the vacan
cy of Johnny Vereen, who resigned.
?Voted to give two surplus vehicles
to the Brunswick County Board of
Education, to be used for an auto
mechanics class at West Brunswick
BCC Registration Stable This Fall
| Fall registration at Brunswick
I Community College remains stable,
with 741 students enrolling for cur
riculum courses this fall, as of last
Friday, compared with 748 a year
BCC President Michael Reaves
said he was pleased that a mandated
increase of more than 40 percent in
community college tuition rates did
not keep new or continuing students
from enrolling tins tall Full-time
students paid SI6I tuition this quar
ter compared to S 1 1 3 before.
Enrollment in the general educa
tion program increased nearly 10
percent from last lall, from 169 slu
j dents to 1X4. General education ma
jors comprise one-fourth of the col
lege's total curriculum enrollment
Students who lake approved courses
receive transcripts from both BCC
and the University of North
Carolina at Wilmington, which
makes it easier to transfer to other
Approximately one-half of the
fall quarter curriculum students are
enrolled in technical programs such
as business, law enforcement and
electronic engineering technology.
Another one-fourth of BCC's cur
riculum students are enrolled 111 vo
cational programs such as cosmetol
ogy, welding. nurMng and auto me
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