Mayor, Aldermen Face
Opposition In Shallotte
Shallotte voters will choose be
Iween two mayoral candidates and
elect lour town Inianl members
when Iky go to the |h>IIs next
I lit iiiiilvnl Sarah Tripp and for
mer mayor lieamon Newell are run
"|"K l,,r ''if mayor's seat, while
nine candidates are running lor the
lour seats on the town board.
While there are only two candi
dates lor mayor, the town hoard
race is more contusing.
Seven candidates are seeking
election to the three available seals
that have lour- year terms, and two
others are vying lor a town board
seat with a two-year term.
Incumbents David Cause, Jody
Simmons and Joe Hewett and chal
lengers Koncy Cheers, Sam liiniaii.
Gene Frink and Morris Hall are run
ning lor the four-year seats.
Voters will choose incumbent
Alderman Wilton llarrelson or
Odell "Oilie" Johnson to serve the
//?? Brunswick Beacon sent ques
tionnaires to each of the candidates
in August. Mrs. Tripp and Joe
Hewett were the only ones who did
Hewett, who served as mayor
from 1968 to 1985. listed road re
pairs, drainage work and sidewalks
on Main Street
as three of the ^ V
most important m '
issues the town 1 *)
will lace in the I '
next four years. \ jP
Other top pri
building a sew
er treatment !
plant on the A
south end of HKW'KVr
town, lowering impact and acreage
lees to stimulate growth, codifying
ordinances, enforcing sign regula
tions and managing the budget bet
Hewett, who served as alderman
Irom I9(>4 to 1968. said his famil
iarity witli the town makes him the
most qualified candidate for mayor.
"J know the Town of Shallotte in
and out, helped write most of the
ordinances, worked with most of
the board members and town em
ployees," he said.
Hewett said he is seeking the
mayor's [Hist because he believes he
can "bring unity back to the town
bo;ird and gel the town moving for
Hie former mayor served on the
Cape f-ear Council of Governments
board for 10 years, from 1975 to
Hewett owns Ace Hardware in
Shallotte and is an automotive in
structor at West Brunswick High
He has been an instructor at both
Cape F ear Community College and
Brunswick Community College,
gowned a garage from 1959 to
Hewett is a high schixil graduate.
He received a certificate in voca
tional education from N.C. Suite
University in 1968, which has been
renewed four times.
Wilton llarrelson said expansion
ol utilities, particularly the sewer
system, is die most important issue
the town board should address in
the next four years.
Harrelson said he lavors impact
and acreage fees that make the users
pay for water
and sewer ser
vice. "I contin
ue to favor that
?Mi any growth
should be fi
nanced by those
coming on to
HAKRK1.SON sajd ^ (ow?
board should start looking at estab
lishing a form of government that
uses a tow n manager "1 would be in
favor of this at the right time," he
Harrelson, a retired owner of a
farm and garden supply store, was
elected to the town board in I'M
and re-elected in 1987.
"I want to sec Shallotte to contin
ue grow ill in an orderly and con
trolled manner so thai the quality of
life as wc know it may be pre
served," he said.
Harrelson said it is best left to ihe
good judgment and discretion of the
voters to decide what makes him
the most qualified candidate for the
"1 feel that the intangible quali
ties of a candidate such as character,
integrity and motives behind the de
cisions should carry more weight
than education or experience," he
llarrelson graduated Irom N.C.
State University with a bachelor of
science degree in agronomy.
He has served as president of the
Shallotte I. ions Club, master of ihe
Shallotte Masonic Lodge and held
various church olfices.
< >1)1 l.l. JOHNSON
<Mell "Odic" Johnson said work
"'J! lo provide belter service with
,h0 "K,?ey available is the mosi
|x>rtani ,Ssue the town board should
address in the coining term.
"e also si?d the board ol alder
men should woik 10 maintain and
improve Shallotic as a great place to
live, work, play, raise a lainily, shop
and trade, operate a business and re
Johnson, a retired retail executive
with Sears, Roebuck anil Co., has
served on die bo;ird ol directors ol a
flubs. He has
also held offices
in Kiwanis and
many eily. Johnson
county and slate purchasing depart
ments. I have been aina/.ed at the
waste I ul and unprofessional manner
taxpayer money is spent," he said.
As a retiree, Johnson said he has
no axe to grind" except to repre
sent the people of Shallotte.
"Having operated multi-million
dollar ofvrations in every phase of
management for 23 years 1 feel I
can be helpful to the board of
aldermen of Shallotte," he said.
Johnson graduated from
Anderson High School in Indiana
anu studied marketing at the
University of Cincinnati and engi
neering at Colorado Stale
He served in World War 11 with
the Army's 387th Intelligence and
Reconnaissance Unit in fin rope and
MORRIS. I. IIALL
A retired teacher from Fairfax,
Va., Morris Hall said he is runnint;
lor oil ice because he wants to see a
Inter -tree and revitalized Shallotte.
Hall said he wants to find out
why there are so many empty com
mercial buildings in town and find a
way to make use of them.
I would like to see a town coun
cil that has more unity that can
work together to make the town of
Shallotte a cleaner and sale plate
that we as residents can be proud
ol," he said.
Hall, a former platoon leader in
the U.S. Marine Corps, has served
as president of the Brier wood Men's
Golf Association and secretary of
thi United Methodist Men's Club at
Camp UMC Church.
He received an undergraduate de
gree from Guilford College and a
master's degree in education from
the University of Virginia.
Hall was a teacher lor 27 years in
elementary and junior high schools
and worked two years with the
Fairlax County Health Department
Sam Inuian saiil trail ic control
and fiscal re
two of the most
die town board
will face over
the next four
parking and widening tlie turn lane
on Main Street.
He also said the town should be
gin a purchase order system to keep
better track ol how much money the
town is spending.
Inman said he thinks town em
ployees should receive pay raises
based on job performance instead of
The first-time candidate said al
most 40 years of business experi
ence make him the most ijualilied
person running for town board.
Frior to becoming assistant man
ager at Brunswick Building
Supplies, Inman managed Shallotic
Lumber Company for eight years.
"I have worked for many years in
other building supply companies
where I have been in the decision
making process," he said.
Inman graduated from
Waccainaw High School in 1952.
lie served on a local school com
mittee one year, and was a charter
member and former president of the
KONKY W. CIIKKRS
Roney Cheers, a former mayor
and town board member, said plan
ning for orga
and financial re
two of the most
the town must
address in the
the town will
have to do some
"belt-tightening" in die next four
years due to cutbacks in stale and
federal funds that are given to
He also thinks the town boaid
needs to map out where future
streets will Ik- located.
Cheers, who serveil 10 years on
the town board and 1 2 years as
mayor, has been out ol the Shallotte
political scene since IW>X.
He said he is running lor oil ice
"to lend my ex|vrience and ideas
lor future growth to the governing
Ixnly and the citi/.cns ol Shallotte."
A native ol Shallotte, C'heers said
he has watched the town grow. "I
have the utmost desire to see it de
velop and grow to be the trading
center ol Brunswick County," he
Cheers, a IV39 graduate ol
Shallotte High School, retired alter
more than 22 years as a local ma^is
irate and six years as justice ol the
CKNK I KINK
Gene Frink. a retired postal ser
vice employee, said street improve
ment and removing friction I'rom
town government are among the
most important issues facing the
Frink also said he wants to help
get Shallotte growing again. "It is
now dying," he said.
"Being that 1 am retired. I now
have the time that tins office would
require to make a proper decision to
improve the Town of Shallotte," he
l iink, a high school graduate,
vml he has no tics to any businesses
or people hi Shallotie. lie saul he
doesn't waul to hue or lire any ol
the town employees.
"I can make an impartial decision
which woultl l>e in the l>est interest
ol Shallotie." lie saul.
I)AV ll> I.. CiAliSK
David Ciausc saul piepanng lor
future ex|?ansi;5!i ol the sewer sys
tem ami keeping the tax rate low arc
two ol the most iui|M>iLini issues the
town hoard will lace in the next
"At this time, our sewage system
is in lauly good shape, hut at the
same lime we must prepare our
selves to handle the growth that will
be placed on it hi the luture," Gause
(iause, who was elected as an al
derman in i yx <
anil re elected
iu 19X7, saul he
is seeking the
I >osi again lor
"I want to
continue to sec
this town grow
as it has in the
past and to also
see that our tax
dollars are spent wisely."
Gause, a retired enforcement olli
? ;.\i si:
tor with the N.C. Wildlife
Resources Commission. said ho is
tlio most i|ualiliod candidate' lor the
}H>siiioii because ho Ikis time to
spoilt! on town business.
Besides his two straight terms on
the town Inianl, Clause also serves
on The Brunswick Hospital Hoard
ol Trustees and is past president ol
the Brunswick County l.aw
Cause graduated from
Lli/.abclhlown High School and has
taken courses at the N.C. Institute
ol' Government at Chapel Hill.
Jmly Simmons says lowering
acreage Iocs lo entourage growth,
establishing a tommertial sewer
rate and improving streets and side
walks arc the lop issues lacing the
Simmons said existing acreage
Iocs are too high and discourage
growth. He thinks they will cost
taxpayers unless they are lowered to
Lowering the Ices and setting up
a commercial sewer rate to charge
the major users of the sewer system
are two areas Simmons says the
town board has lo address in the
Simmons was elected to his lirst
term as alderman in 19X7 and said
ho is seeking re-election for another
four years u> help keep Shallotte
growing as the commercial hub ot
Ihe South Brunswick Islands.
The mcuinbent also saul he wants
residents to have someone they can
call at any time to find out why they
pay taxes or why he voted a certain
Simmons said he is the most
quail Tied candi
date because he
the people ot
see they have a
voice on the
"I believe the
ment is one lor
the people and
by the people and one that will lis
ten to the people," he said.
Simmons, a real estate broker
with Village Pines Properties &
Associates, graduated from West
Brunswick Hiph School.
He has attended Southeastern and
Brunswick community colleges,
completed courses in plumbing and
is a licensed teal estate broker.
Simmons has served as president
of die Brunswick Islands Jaycees,
vice chairman of the N.C. Oyster
Festival and has held oil ices with
the Brunswick Islands Board ot
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