College Offers 'Adopt A Classroom' Project
H\ st S \\ I Sill K
Brunswick Community College wauls kv.il
civic groups. businesses anil others to coiisidei
"adopting" a classr?H>ni at the college's
Soutli|vrt Ciiinpiis nn I ord Street.
IUX in repairing the outside ol the cl.issnvni
Pin 1. 1 1 lie. Imt wauls to involve others in rotur
bishuig tlu' interior. rtH>m hy n>oiii \n> nidi
\ i Jim! or organization that completes a nvin
will have a pl.u|ue placed on the door with their
name. said Chairman Dave Kellv ol the BCC
Hoard ol I rustees.
S|vnsors would spruce up their r>x>in from
top to bottom. including lowering the coiling
"Fell them we're ready." said At Woolen ol
Calabash. ehairman of the building and grounds
committee. "We're accepting donations ot car
pet, paint, blinds, everything."
! lie dropped ceilings could accoiiiuiixlale an
othcr |H>ssibilit> Kellv is investigating.
He wants the college to look at the possibility
ol a central he;iting and air system that could be
installed in one section ol the building at a tune.
Enrolled in a course at the annex. Kellv is con
cerned about the noise level.
"You can't hear in that classnvm now." he
said. "You have to have a P. A. (public address*
The board has cost estimates 111 hand lot win
dow units ot varying sophistication that would
cost from SI.5tK> to S5.s(H> jvr room. Architect
Ken Phelps ol Bonev \ Assiviates advised at
the board's August meeting that the existing
windows have deteriorated, with resulting con
densation and heat loss, and need replacing at
the same tunc, lie had recommended against a
"lull blown" system because ol the age of the
building and lor a split svstem at a cost ot
S-i .1 H H > jvr rixim. Window air units could K' in
stalled now. and converted to heat pump as well
when the existing boiler tails.
BCC has between H H ) and SltV.ooo
budgeted tor repairs to the Southport site, said
Ren DeBlois. vice president lor administration.
But. he added. "If you do that, that means you
will have us cut back elsewhere. But right now
the money is still available."
A state audit ot 1-TE i full time student equiv
" Id I them *
we re ready. t
\l Woolen. Chairman
BuiUliiiii and ( iromuls
alenc\ * puHluction from spring quarter
through summer quarter pwi m> exceptions lor
the Iirsi (iiiic. I "l i s arc important in determin
ing school luinhng levels.
Auditor I'odd Parker Jul identify three con
cerns that could result 111 luture exceptions it not
He recommended the college lake a second
Kx>k at the high (more than >0 (vrccnt) ol "au
dit" students enrolled in auto mechanics, a cur
riculum class, and recommended ottering a con
tinuing education class lor students taking the
program lor jvrsonal enrichment.
Parker also noted that additional efforts need
to be made to have instructors reflects actual
class schedules in their timcsheeis and atten
dance records. In several instances a class was
rescheduled and the college notified, but the
corresjvnding paperwork not updated to reflect
Third. I'arker noted that salaries ol employ
ees who wear multiple hats, teaching both cur
riculum and continuing education classes lor in
stance. need to he paid from the appropriate
funding axles lor each task.
On a related funding note. President Michael
Reaves noted that BCC started the year already
"3 percent down" in funding this year because
ol a change in the state formula.
That is in addition to a l.X percent reversion
ol funds and a decision by the IX'partment of
Community Colleges not to pick up the estimat
ed $.'00 |x-r person tab for increased health in
suraikv costs lot stale employees. which will
com BCC about S'O.-UKt.
"II we hail hail a 1> pcicenl increase hi stu
dent enrollment this quarter. I don'l know how
we would have handled." said Michael Reaves,
1UV president liirollmeiii held steads this lall
at 741 as ol last Wednesday, compared to 7-JS
last lall. "We ate three months into the year and
they are also asking us to give Kick money."
Enrollment in real estate and heating and air
conditioning courses has dropped. while general
education enrollment is up. a reflection ol the
local and state economies.
In a related matter, the Ixurd agreed to give
extra leave to lull-time employees lor one time
only, since no raises were granted this year bc
cause ol stale budget problems. Twelve-month
employees will get to lake oil three extra days
and nine- or Id-month employees, two extra
? Heard from DeBlois thai work is expected to
Ivgm on the I .MX)- seat Williamson Auditorium
by the lirst week ol October, lollowing a Sept.
23 pre-construction conlerence. Curtis
Workman, physical plant director lor BCC, will
tour the site twice each day.
?Welcomed new member Jimmy Hobbs ol
Holden Beach, who replaces Cora Green on the
board. A dinner in honor ol outgoing and in
coming trustees preceded the business meeting.
?Took no action, pending a cost comparison, on
a proposal Irom member James K. Kabon Sr. lor
the board to either endow a BCC scholarship or
"adopt" and refurbish a classroom at the
Soulhporl campus. Such a venture, agreed
Chairman Dave Kelly, "sends a good message".
? Heard front Vicki Spencer, executive director
of the BCC Foundation, about donation ol
$7(i.(XH) m cash or in-kind gilts that include an
oil furnace worth SMMXX) lor the heating ami
air conditioning curriculum, SMMXX) worth of
electrical panels from Exide Electronics, and
? Heard that students from two county high
schools are taking classes at BCC for college
credit in one or more subjects, auto mechanics
and electronics, with more such cooperative ef
forts planned in the future.
Speak At ATMC
Election ol three directors and a
keynote speech b> a nauonally
known hunionst are planned at the
annual meeting of Atlantic Tele
phone Membership Corporation l-'ri
day, Oct. 4. starting at 7:30 p.m. in
the West Brunswick High Schix>l
gymnasium in Shallotte.
Registration will begin at 4 p.m..
said Percy Winnlard. niembei scr
vices director and purchasing agent,
with attendance of I 1/12 percent of
the membership necessary for a
quorum. With membership ap
proaching 22.IKK' tins >car. Wood
ard said, about 330 are needed to
Three ATMC directors have been
nominated for re-clection: P.R. Han
kins Jr.. superintendent of schixils,
who represents the Bolivia area and
serves as secretary /treasurer: Char
les H. Mills of Winnabow. vice
president: and Marion D. Davis ol
Vamamtown. who represents the
No nomination petitions have
been received. Woodard said. At the
annual meeting members can still
nominate candidates from the tloor.
Guest speaker Wayne Ates ol
Arabi. Ga.. is billed as a "minister
of mirth". A professional speaker,
Ates taught at the high schixil and
college love I lor 1 4 years in
Georgia. He holds degrees from
Georgia Southern, Louisiana Stale
I 'diversity and the New Orleans
I heologieal Seminary.
Kntcriainment will be provided
also b> the Brunswick County
doggers anil light refreshments in
cluding finger sandwiches. punch
and cake will he served.
As in past years the program in
cludes the awarding of door prizes
of SI. (Km in cash as well a> about
25 items of merchandise. lop cash
pri/.e this year is S5(K). with other
pri/es of S3( H ) and S2(Xi.
For the lirst time. ATMC em
ployees with stall several booths
displaying anil demonstrating vari
ous aspects of the co-operative's
business, which includes telephone
and cable television services.
A lot ol construction is under
way this year, the fourth year of a
live-year plan, said Wotklard. with
three contractors at work in the
Contractors are converting all
AINU' centers 10 Stroinberg-Carl
son digital switching equipment:
extending the co-op's manhole sys
tem down N.C. 170 10 iis intersec
tion with Village Point Road and
out I'.S. 17/Sellers Road to near
Resort Pla/a: upgrading existing ca
ble and extending cable TV service
and telephone all over the county,
including the Stone Chimney Road/
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Crews have also been installing
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alone a "utility strip" in advance of
construction of the new four-lane
along U.S. 17 south.
"We'll have everything cut over
soon." said Woodard. "We'll be out
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Bullshooters Gearing Up
For Annual Storytelling
HiilKluH'icrs arc gearing up (with
shovels ami hip Units) tor i ho annu
al storytelling coii lost, pari t>l ihc
laimlv entertainment provided at
the N.C. Oyster Festival al Seaside,
Kmcee Cccclia "CeCe" Gore says
she believes there is a winner out
there who lives in Hrimswk k
County, it only they would step lor
waril ami claim the crown.
"We have some super bullshoot
ers that have never been discovered
in Brunswick County," said Ms.
Gore, who has also served as mayor
of L.A. (Lower Ash).
Billed as "North Carolina's
Greatest Bullshooting Contest," the
competition is sponsored by the
Brunswick County Veterans Service
Ollicc ami T.J.'s Electric; it will be
gin at 3 p.m..
Storytellers from both near and
far are cxpccicd to enter this year's
event, which has been part of the
suite Oyster Festival lor six years.
Participants may register up to .V)
minutes before the contest, when a
meeting will be held to discuss the
rules. Winners will receive trophies.
Ms. Gore said there are a few
rules participants should keep in
mind. Props are allowed on stage
and stories must be from three to 10
minutes in length. They must also
be in good taste, for it is billed as a
"Our oyster cars are delicate,"
said Ms. ( ioro. "We have to be caro
I nl dI ;i lot ol litilo oysters running
1 Ik* contest is ojvn to all ages and
to both men and women, l-cstival go
ers are asked to eonie dressed lor the
occasion. said Ms. Gore.
"Hip hoots would be appropri
ate." she said. "And a shovel to dig
their way out."
Stories are nidged on content,
general interest, originality and use
ol exaggeration to create a story
that is almost believable. Judges
will also consider each bullshooter's
use ol Wxly language, vocal expres
sion and appropriate language.
"They can be on anything that
someone has experienced, believes
in. leels or has encountered." said
Ms. (lore. "We'll allow them 10
minutes to tell us all about it."
l;or more information, contact the
South Brunswick Islands Chamber
of Commerce, 754-6644.
VIC Slates Dinner
The Volunteer and Information
Center of Brunswick County will
hold its volunteer recognition din
ner Saturday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at
Brunswick Community College.
The annual program recognizes
volunteers from across the county
lor their service to the community,
especially nominees for and recipi
ents of the Governor's Volunteer
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