Diabetes Program To Start
Diabetes patient education classes Mill begin Oct. / at The Brunswick Hospital in Supply. Support groups will form in January. Program
coordinators met last Thursday for a round/able discussion with Brunswick County Health Department Public Health Educator Rita
Hatcher , second from right. Also pictured from the hospital are (from left ) Sherry Hendricksen; Earl Tamar, hospital administrator; Pat
.Xutter; and Daphne Yarbrough. The program will provide support for patients diagnosed with diabetes at The Brunswick and Dosher
.Memorial Hospital in Southport.
Low Population Count Might Cost Shallotte
BY DOlKt Rl'TTKR
Shallottc officials may never sec
some of the money they expected
from the slate this fiscal year bc
causc the U.S. Census Bureau
fouled up its 1990 population count.
Because the town's olticial popu
lation is M i percent lower than it
was last year, state demographer
Bill Tillman said Shallottc could see
a reduction 111 some state revenues.
The v onsus bureau had promised
to revise its faulty population count
this summer, hut its official head
count lor Shallottc remained 965 as
Shallottc officials, who say the
number is closer to expected
S17:.:(K> 111 sales and use tax.
Powell Bill inoney and beer and
wine ia\ this fiscal vear, according
to the 19^1-92 budget.
But Tillman said this week there
will definitely lv a reduction in
Powell Bill funds il the census bu
reau's revised tounl isn't forwarded
to Raleigh by today i Thursday).
" Its down to the wire. The current
official policy is to hope that the census
bureau conies through, and there's a
chance that they will**
? Bill Tillman
"It's down u> the wire." Tillman
saui Tuesday. "The current official
polio is 10 hope that the census bu
reau comes through, ami there's a
chance that they w ill."
Besides the possible loss ol Pow
ell Bill money, which is used for
street improvements. Tillman said
sales lax and beer and wine lax dis
tributions to Shallottc also could be
lower than the town has projected.
Shallottc officials protested both
the preliminary census figure ol S2X
that w as released last September
and a revised population count of
965 released in January.
In July, the census bureau admit
ted it had made a boundary mistake
when figuring out Shullotte's popu
lation. Some people who live inside
the town weren't counted because
census officials thought they resided
outside of town.
The census bureau promised it
would issue a "revised certified cen
sus count" for Shallottc later in the
summer, but town and state officials
hadn't received anything as ol
Town (,'lcrk Mary Etui llewctt said
she was hoping to get something
from the ccnsus bureau by last Friday
so she could report the new jxipula
tion figure to the state budget office.
Mrs Hewctt said this year's pop
ulation count is about 30 percent
loss than last year's count of 1.394,
and that could mean a 30 pcrcent re
duction in some state funds.
Mayor Sarah Tripp, who has been
working with Congressman Charlie
Rose to get the census figure cor
rected. expects the town to lose at
least some of the money it deserves.
"It's going to affect us I'm sure,"
she said Tuesday. "But we don't
know how much n w ill affcct us."
Mayor Tripp said she's seriously
considered writing a letter to
President George Bush informing
liini that he will lose Republican
votes in Shalkutc il the matter isn't
"We still have to pay the bills."
she said. "We're just going to have
to play it by car."
NEW RULE MAY BE ENFORCED
CRC Could Require Movement Of Erosion-Threatened Homes
A rule lhai would force coastal
property owners to relocate or de
molish buildings threatened by ero
sion may be approved by the N.C.
Coastal Resources Commission
It the proposal is adopted, home
owners and business owners would
have to agree to move or tear down
endangered structures as a condition
of receiving a development permit.
T wo do/en people spoke in favor
of the idea at a public hearing in
July, and more than 100 have sub
mitted letters supporting it. accord
ing to Jeanncttc Johnson, spokes
person for the N.C. Division of
CRC members will consider the
proposal when they meet next
Thursday and Friday, Sept. 26 and
27, at ihe Howard Johnson Plaza
Hotel in Wilmington. Meetings start
both davs at 8:30 a.m.
Other items on next week's agen
da include the following:
?Stale officials will present infor
mation on a 6,000-acrc site in
Pender County nominated lor desig
nation as an Area of Environmental
Concern. Owen Jones of Wil
mington. a history teacher at I. eland
Middle School, nominated the area.
It includes land Iving considered
for a hazardous waste incinerator.
?A Dare County developer has pe
titioned the CRC tor a change in the
rule on oceanfront setbacks for
large structures. The present rule
says large structures are buildings
w ith more than four units or larger
than 5 .< K K ) square feet. The devel
oper wants the reference to the
number of units dropped.
?Coastal Resources Advisory
Committee recommendations on
mannas will be presented. The
committee studied issues such as lo
cal government involvement in pcr
mitiing, the cumulative impacts of
smaller docks and access to public
For more information on the
meeting, call the N.C. Division of
Coastal Management ;it 919-733
Calabash EMS Board Meets
Calabash Volunteer Emergency
Medical Scrviccs answered 43 calls
in August. Chief Mark Chrisiv re
ported to the EMS Board of
Directors at its Sept. 4 meeting.
Christy said members worked
127 manhours and logged 1,518
miles. Of the calls, 23 were in
Calabash, 10 in Sunset Beach and
10 were from other neightxjring ar
eas. Paid county personnel were
available and answered nine calls.
Three trainees from the EMT
training class were voted into the
squad, bringing its membership to
President Kathy Morfit congratu
lated squad members Alan llowarth
and Sharon Benton for successfully
completing the EMT- 1 course.
In other business, the board voted
to hold another fund drive involving
the goll courses and area merchants.
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Arts And Crafts Entries Due
BV ixmi COSCROVK
For anyone who is still waiting to
enter arts or crafts in the 11th
Annual NC Oyster l-'csiival, time is
111 is year's event is slated lor
October IS and I1', and the deadline
for entering works ami reserving a
booth is Moiulay, Oct. 7.
It's easy to register, but here are
a few pointers (or reminders).
The Shallotte-based festival, well
known as one ol the suite's most
outstanding events, hosts artists and
trailers from all over the
Southeastern United States. It runs
most of the day Friday (noon to 10
p.m.) and all day Saturday (9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.); a change from previous
years' Saturday/Sunday format.
This is an opportunity to have
thousands of people see local works
and perhaps purchase a few pieces
to take home and enjoy.
Hie headcount so far on entries
lor this year is 53, but that number
is likely to change soon. Mary
Barton, member of the South
Brunswick Islands Chamber of
Commerce and coordinator of regis
tration for die Arts and Crafts Show,
remains confident that more people
"We'll go well over a hundred
this year." she saul. I -ust year, of all
ihe entries I'M were arts and oralis
The eniry I'ee U>i iiirietl (judged,
professional) 01 non juried eale
gories is $50. plus an extra S I *> il an
electrical houk-up is needed. I he
space each participant is given to
work with is 12' X 12' and nioio
than one space can he reseived it so
The items shown must he made
by the entrant; participanis can't
bring old clothes and throw a vard
sale at the Oyster Festival.
Typically, works such as blown
glass, shell ornaments, paintings,
ceramics, and all sorts of hand
made wares are available lor view
ing and purchase.
Prizes will be awaidcd to arts and
crafts juried entries for Best of
Show ($300 purchase), and lirsi
(SIOO purchase) and second ($50
purchase) places for the two cate
gories; arts or crafts.
The chamber sponsors the annual
event and has entry forms and
copies of the rules available.
Potential entrants can pick up a
copy at the chamber office in
Shallottc (corner of U.S. 17
Business and NC 130), or call Mary
Barton and Jack Scarborough, chair
of the arts and crafts committee, at
the chamber, 754-6644.
County Food Distribution Set
The Brunswick County Depart
ment of Social Services will dis
tribute USDA IixhI commodities
Sept. 27 and 2K at the white build
ing across front the old Red &
While lot in Bolivia.
The site will be open front 9 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. Friday, and will re
open Saturday at 8:30 a.m., remain
ing open until the supply of foods is
Food available includes cheese,
butter, cornmcal. Hour, vegetable
beans, applesauce, green beans,
beef, raisins and rice. This allotment
is cxpecled to serve around two
thousand households, according to a
DSS news release.
Those receiving food should bring
their own box or tarrying contaiiiei
and should Iv aware that this is a
first come, f irst served program.
Food stamp participants who
have a white commodity card ami
green identification card qualiK hut
must have received food stamps m
the month of August 1991. Il"tise
holds not in the Koixl Stamp pro
gram must fill out a commodity ap
plication. Eligibility is based on
household income during August
Persons not sure of the require
menus or qualifications involved in
the commodities program, or how
to pick up food lor another person
should direct questions lo Slink \
Weston at DSS In calling 2^-4 VH ,
763-9798 or 457-6227.
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