Holden Board Getting Antsy About Sidewalk
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Holdctt Beach olficials arc gel
ling antsy about a projxvscd side
walk oil ( Vcan Boulevard.
Seven weeks alter voting to ac
cept bids for .1 concrete walkway on
the north siile ol the street, town
commissioners still haven't decided
exactly where the sidewalk should
Commissioners made no formal
decision Monday night alter dis
cussing the matter at length during a
s|\\ ial meeting. They hope to reach
a decision at the regular meeting
"I don't want to wait two weeks,
but it we have to we have to."
Mayor John Tandy vud at the close
of Monday night's debate.
Ilolden Beach officials have been
discussing the need for a sidewalk
for years and have included S40.(HH>
in the budget each of the last three
Town Manager Ciary Parker said
the sidewalk can't be built where
most town officials think it's needed
the most because Brunswick
Electric Membership Corp. (Bl!
MC) hasn't finished an underground
w iring project in that area.
"One way or the other. 1 want to see ns
spend $40,000 on sidewalks this year."
?Commissioner Gay Atkins
Commissioners want the side
walk between High Point Street anil
Sand Dollar Drive so it would pro
vide access 10 the Holden Beach
Fishing Pier and other businesses
and cover the most densely devel
i<ped part of the island.
However. Parker said BI-'MC lias
not yet buried conduit between
those two streets which is needed to
house electric cables that are going
underground so overhead power
lines and utility jx'Ies can be re
Parker said the town can put a
sidewalk between Jordan and
San lord Street because Brunswick
Klcctric has completed work m that
section oi Holden Beach.
Work has not been finished west
iX Sanford Street, and Parker said
BKMC officials don't expect to re
sume work on the project until
Commissioners instructed the
town manager Monday to ask BE
VIC to install conduit between
Sanlord ami Greensboro streets as
soon as |H>ssiblc. The board also
wants conduit from Greensboro
Street to Sand Dollar Drive.
"I think this community is really
counting on us doing something as
soon as we can," Tandy said. "The
mam reason is safety and the public
is looking lor it."
At one point Monday. Tandy sug
gested that the town board meet
with Brunswick Electric officials to
tell them what they expect.
However. Commissioner Hob
Buck said that might be counterpro
ductive. He said the town manager
could be just as effective using
"friendly persuasion" with BEMC
Buck said conduit can Ik- in
stalled between High Point Street
and Sand Dollar Drive and the wire
can be pulled through later. He said
conduit was buried at his house IS
months ago and the wires still
haven't Ixvn pulled.
"They c:ni pui the conduit ill real
ly. icalK Buck said. "I hoy
can pull the who an\ old tune."
II the town can't get what u
wants I rot n Brunswick Meetric.
Commissioner Clay Atkins saul a
sidewalk should he huilt Ironi
Sanlord Street eiist toward tlie
"One way or the other, I want to
see us spend S40.(NKI on sidewalks
this year." she said "We've been
working on this aeons."
Commissioner Judy Bryan urged
the town board to do what it can
now. saying there's density up and
down the beach. "You're going to
do the whole beach eventually, so
why not do what you can now?"
Mayor Pro Tom Gloria Barrett
said it wouldn't do any gixnl to
build a sidewalk that didn't provide
access to the fishing pier, which is
the center ol activity lor the island.
Mrs. Barrett said she would
rather put in SXO.tXK) worth ol side
walks next year than spend S40,(HKI
this year on a sidewalk that won't
Woodburn Precinct Move To Leland Gets Delayed
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Woodburn precinct will run be moved from
the Navassa Town Mall, at least not lor the Nov.
The Brunswick County Board of Flections
voted unanimously Monday to table the town ol
Leland's controversial request to move the
precinct to the Leland Town
Leland officials have
not prepared a road or park
me spaces for voters, as had
been promised, said board
member Billy Benton of
"There were questions
about how much parking
was to be put in there." said
Benton. "Someone said
there was going to he quite a few spaces when
they complete their work. That is yet to Iv seen."
The town council adopted a resolution ask
ing the elections board to move the polling
place to the Leland Town Mall, suiting it was a
more convenient location for Woodburn voters.
Leland's town hall is presently located in a ren
ovated house on Village Road.
Plans call lor the construction of a new town
facility adjacent to a site chosen lor the new
northern branch library. A town road and adja
cent parking spaces will accommodate the two,
but construction has not yet begun.
L lections board Chairperson Glcnda Walker
said town officials had indicated at one time
they were "ready to jump in and gel it taken
Tree stumps sull line the site where a new
road and parking area are suppose to be built,
said Ms. Walker.
She said some town officials told her that
they had heard the board was not going to move
the precinct, so they delayed work on the road.
I wonder who they heard that from?" asked
Secretary Oric Core. "They didn't hear that
Benton and Supervisor ol Flections Lynda
Brill also indicated they had not talked with
anyone from Leland about the precinct move.
Leland Town Clerk Joyce Bragg, in a letter
addressed to the elections board dated Aug. 22,
stated thai "citizens ol Leland are inquiring
when or if the polling place lor the Woodburn
Precinct will be moved" to the Leland Town
Hall. Ms. Bragg noted the council's resolution
asking for the move.
The three board members each toured both
sites in July. Residents allcndiug a public hear
ing in Navassa argued hoili lor and against the
Residents in Navassa also vote 111 the
Benton said the matter should be tabled un
til alter the first ol ihe year.
Ten Injured In Four-Car Accident At Grissettown
Ten people were injured Saturday
altermxui in a Ibur-car accident on
U.S. 17 at Grissettown.
The accident happened as one
driver, traveling east on N.C. 904,
ran through a stop sign at an esti
mated TO mph and collided with an
other vehicle headed north on U.S.
17. Stale Trooper C.E. Ward report
Freddie Young Jr.. 54. of
Awendaw. S.C., was charged with
driving while impaired and driving
w ith no operator's license. Ward re
Young's ll>72 Chevrolet ran
through the stop sign and was
struck in the right side by a 1986
Ford station wagon driven by
William Darrell Taylor, 47 of
Wilmington, the report stated. Both
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2 p.m. accident.
A passenger in Young's car,
Alfred Young, and two passengers
in the Taylor car, Joseph Stanley
Taylor. 16. and Martha Lynn Taylor,
44. were also seriously injured and
taken to The Brunswick Hospital in
A fourth passenger in the Taylor
ear. Darryl Wayne Taylor, 21. re
ceived class B injuries, which are
serious but not incapacitating.
After being struck. Young's vehi
cle traveled out of control, over
turned and landed on top of a 11>X3
Oldsmobile driven by Cynthia
Bryant Stevenson, 32, of Supply.
Ms. Stevenson was stopped for
traffic, headed west on N.C. 9()4
from Seaside. Ward reported. She
and a passenger. William Stev
enson. 35, received serious injuiies
and were taken to the hospital.
A third passenger in the
Stevenson car. Randy Stevenson,
four months, received minor in
According to State Trooper B.D.
Barnhardt. who assisted Ward in the
report, the Young vehicle then
flipped over again, landing on top
of a ll,XS Dodge Caravan driven by
Sarah Kathairinc Ciiranl, 50, ol
The Ciiranl vehicle was slopped
behind the Stevenson car on N.C.
904. Ms. Girard received minor in
juries, Barnhardl staled.
Several ol the victims were trans
ferred Saturday evening to New
Hanover Regional Medical Center
in Wilmington, reported Barnhardl.
Two people were injured Friday
aflermxm at an accident 111 Supply,
at the intersection of U.S. 17 and
N.C. 211, reported Stale Trooper
Cleoma Staley Jarvis, 73, of
Winston-Salem, was charged with
failure to yield following the 1:30
p.m. accident, Thompson reported.
According lo the report, Ms.
Jarvis was traveling east on N.C.
21 1 when she pulled her ll)X4 Ford
into the path of a ll'7X Toyota driv
en by Tracy Lamar Bcthune, 2'), of
Ms. Bcthune was traveling south
on U.S. 17, Thompson stated.
Seriously injured, both drivers
were taken to The Brunswick
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Town Opts For Metal Goroge
ilolden Beach Commissioners have decided lo build a metal public
works garage -rejecting a nhvc attractive masonry design to save mon
R?H>k\ Construction Co. ol Whitcvillc will build the new garage,
which will be covered with vinyl siding and cost approximately
The 1 ,8<K>-square-foot building with four hays will he built east ol
the town hall lilting Davis Street and should be finished before
Rooks submitted the lowest of five bids lor ilio metal building. The
town also received three bids for a masonry building with the lowest be
At a special meeting Monday, commissioners voted to go with a
metal building and accepted the bid from Rooks Construction.
Although town officials agreed that a masonry building would look
better than a metal building, they said a metal garage would serve the
same purpose and save the town a lot of money.
Holdcn Beach will save nearly S35,(XX) by going with a metal build
ing instead of a masonry building.
"The appearance of the masonry building is probably going to be
thought by many to be more attractive," Town Manager Gary Parker
said. But lie said there is no difference from a functional standpoint.
Town officials hope vinyl siding will improve the appearancc of the
plain metal building somewhat and help protect it from the salt air.
Commissioner Gay Atkins pointed out that most builders arc using
vinyl siding on new homes, and people use it when they renovate exist
"I don't want a metal building, but at the same time a metal building
will meet the needs of this town," Commissioner Bob Buck said.
Bobby Rooks of Rooks Construction said construction will begin
within six weeks, and it won't take more than three weeks to build the
Commissioners plan to award plumbing and electrical contracts at
their Ocl 7 meeting.
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