Lakes Voters Will Elect
Mayor, Two Commissioners
Koail paving, whether to hire a
city manager and other issues are
pari ol^ the debate leading to
luesday's election ol a mayor and
two commissioners ol Boiling
Hie mayor is elected every two
years, wlnle commissioners serve
staggered, lour-ycar terms.
Voters will choose I uesday Irom
three candidates lor mayor
Herbert Bunion. Charles Schneiders
and Mark Stewart; anil seven candi
dates lor commissioner ? Bert
Buckhoe. Martha Bui lard, Gregory
P. Molley, George Henry Lanier Jr
Warren Plowden. L.K. "Randy"
Randolph and Phyllis Vaughiin.
All candidates except Hollcy re
turned the Beacon's questionnaire
HERBERT BUM EN
Herbert Bunion, a former com
missioner (1985-1989), says he is
seeking the mayor's office because
he believes he
can improve the
lifestyle in Boil
been made in
this city during
the present ad
ministration." IH N I KN
During his tenure as commission
er. Buntcn served two years as head
ol the public safety department and
two years as head ol the personnel
and finance department and mayor
Improving roads using funds al
located for that purpose tops his list
ol issues to be addressed during the
coming term, followed by improv
ing street lighting using city tax
money and construction of a com
munity center so that service orga
nizations within the city would not
have to pay rent to use existing fa
cilities, and to be available for use
by other community residents.
A former criminal investigator
with the U.S. Immigration Service,
Bunten says that as a retiree he has
time to participate in educational
seminars where incumbent leaders
can learn the problems of and solu
tions found by other communities of
like size. Also, he says, his 37 years
in government service has improved
his administrative ability for the
good of the position lor which he is
in addition to the U.S. Immig
ration Service (1969-1979) Bunten
served 20 years in the U.S. Armed
Forces and worked seven years with
the U.S. Public Health Service.
Bunten has also served as president
of die Boiling Spring Lakes Prop
erty Owners Association (1984),
Brunswick Chapter No. 1894 of
NARFE, National Association of
Retired Federal Employees (1985),
and the Brunswick County Shrine
Club (1987); and has served on the
Brunswick County Emergency
Service Advisory Council since
Bunten has taken courscwork
equaling two years of college edu
He and his wife, Kate, have one
child, who is grown.
After serving nearly two years on
the Boiling Spring Lakes Planning
Board, mayoral candidate Charles
A. Schneiders says he believes the
city can use Ins organizational abili
Schneiders is retired alter having
t^m^tit industrial aits lor U years.
He earned ;i bachelor of science
Iroin Kent St;ue University, Kent
Ohio, in 1951. ami a master's de
gree in industrial ails education in
1965. He presently holds North
C arolina teacher certification.
While employed in the Buckeye
Schools. Ashtabula. Ohio, he served
as president, vice president and
treasurer ol the teachers association
and served as chairman of various
system wide committees, lie also
was chairman of the industrial arts
department 1976 through 1<)X|.
Schneiders says the mayor's lop
priority during the next term of of
fice should be
uniting the rcsi- Z'
dents ol Moiling
Spring Lakes, ? , . ?
thus making the J
community a v ?
place to reside.
Also, he says,
when a citi/en
has a question,
"do not ignore WHNKIDKRS
it ? find the answer."
Schneiders says that his V4 years
experience teaching industrial arts
classes without accidents while stu
dents were tree to roam as they
worked on projects means he "will
most certainly Ix- able to keep track
ol lour commissioners and the city
I le has a wife, Nancy.
Mark Stewart, a city commission
er since 19) <7, says he is seeking the
mayor's office because he believes
the most important role as mayor is
to help ensure and assist in laying
the groundwork so that the City of
Boiling Spring Lakes "would main
tain its present posture in the fu
He says this would allow young
families such as his own and re
tirees to have the best quality of life
any city could provide.
Stewart served two years as pub
lic salety commissioner and is end
ing his second year as public works
commissioner. He has missed only
cine meeting and that was because
ol a job-related requirement.
He said he believes that fair and
impartial cooperation with city resi
dents, volunteer organizations and
employees should be a top issue for
the mayor during the coming term.
He also wants to see the present
mayor/commissioner system contin
ue, rather than the hiring of a City
manager. "We cannot afford to pay
a manager that we don't need
S30.000 to $40,000 a year. We arc
one ol the very few cities in the
state operating in the black, as we
have every year since we were char
tered 30 years ago."
Stewart also wants programs for
continuing improvements of the
street system and the public protec
tion necessary for residents "to en
joy the very best we can provide
without unnecessary tax increases".
A high school graduate and a me
chanic, Stewart has been employed
with Carolina Power & Light since
December 19X2. He has served as
lead man on several jobs and pro
jects and was chosen by mainte
nance management supervisors to
participate in a maintenance man
agement leadership dcvelonnn?ni
|>rograin, as ??l March of this year.
A U.S. Army veteran, he was ail
honor graduate of an engineer
equipment mechanics and earned
the rank of sergeant. He has a diplo
ma as a security systems specialist.
Stewart served six years as a vol
unteer with the lioiling Spring
l^ikes Volunteer l-'ire Department,
and was elected treasurer twice and
chief m 1987. in addition to several
appointed oil ices.
Stewart says he has acquired
leadership experience and budget
knowledge that are vital to being an
effective mayor, along with the abil
ity to delegate responsibility and to
cooperate with city services and
volunteer organizations and board.
"I have the necessary experience
anil knowledge as well as a sincere
desire to function effectively in
these and other responsibilities...,"
Stewart and his wife, Arlene,
have three daughters ranging in age
from 3 to II.
Bert Buckbee says he is running
lor commissioner because Boiling
Spring Lakes needs a consistent
plan to provide services for the
community, rather than reacting to
problems as they arise.
A retired college professor who
has served as chairman of the city's
board of adjustment, he lists roads
as an immediate issue facing the
mayor during the coming term. "We
need a published schedule of road
improvements, whether repairing
existing roads or surfacing addition
al streets," he said. "I believe the
people should know what to expect
in this area."
Also he sees the need for a defi
nite schedule of erecting street
he knows some
people do not
want them, be
make it easier
vehicles to lo
cate homes. For
the same rea
son, he would
like the house BL'CKttKK
number ordinance enforced.
Buckbee also wants to see gener
al improvement of the environment,
with litter pickups encouraged by
individuals as well as the Adopt-A
Highway program and enforcement
of the littering ordinances.
Buckbee earned a bachelor of sci
ence degree in 1956 and a master of
science in printing plant manage
ment in 1964 from South Dakota
State University. He was chairman
ol the Department of Printing Plant
Management for 23 years at West
Virginia Institute of Technology,
serving also as vice chairman of the
He is a past president of the
Kanawha Falls Public Service
District; past executive director of
Valley Emergency Medical Service
(1983-85); past president of the
Montgomery Rotary Club,
Montgomery, W.Va.; and has served
as an elder in the Presbyterian
Buckbee says his department
chairmanship and service district
presidency gave him valuable expe
rience in budget preparation and im
plementation and in long-term plan
Three Of Seven To Win Yaupon Board Seats
Seven candidates, including three
incumbents, are campaigning for
the three seats open on the Yaupon
Beach Board of Commissioners.
Commissioners are elected to
staggered, four-year terms. In turn,
they elect the mayor and mayor pro
tein from among the board mem
Challengers for the seats are
Darrell D. Posey, Khett Blackman,
Michael E. (Mike) Keanc and a for
mer commissioner, J. M. Warren,
who lost a 1987 re-election bid.
Seeking re-election are May W.
M(x>re, currently mayor, and Joseph
W. Broylcs and James Laverne
Broylcs and Mrs. Moore were the
only candidates to return the
Beacon questionnaire. Both advo
cate continued pursuit of a town
JOSKPkl W. IIROYLKS
Broylcs, who was elected to his
first term as commissioner in 19X7,
says he wants the town to continue
the type of pro
grams the cur
rent board has
include, he said, V
increased sup- v
port of the " V
Yaupon Beach A
Volunteer Fire H|
order to sustain BROYI.ES
an excellent fire insurance rating;
increased police protection; initia
tion of sewer services; widening of
Yaupon Drive to three lanes; and
improved maintenance services.
During the coming term Broylcs
believes the top issue lacing the
lown will bo budget management in
the lace i)l increasing stale ami fed
eral program mandates.
In addition to maintaining the
town's high level of lire and |x>lice
protection, he would like to main
tain Yaupon as a "family beach
community" through controlled
A retired program analyst,
Broylcs was employed by U.S.
Army Material Command
Headquarters. He served as chair
man of the Yaupon Beach ABC
Board from January 19X5 through
December 19X7. He served as vice
president of the county chapter of
the National Association of Retired
Federal Employees in 1986.
Broyles graduated from the
University of Texas at El Paso in
1965 w ith a bachelor of arts degree.
In 1974-75 he was a fellow at the
Center for Advanced Engineering at
Massachusetts Institute of
He and his wife, Patricia, have
two sons and a daughter, all of
whom are grown.
MAY W. MOO UK
Hie most pressing need facing
the town is that of a sewer system to
protect its environment, says May
\V. Moore, mayor and public school
"I have worked for an affordable
sewer system for Yaupon for years
and we are on the brink of achiev
ing that goal," she says.
She also wants to see Yaupon
maintain its "friendly, small town
atmosphere," which she says she
has worked to preserve through
controlled development, good law
enforcement and friendly efficient
tow n employees.
A third need facing the hoard is
the ongoing major problem of ero
sion for which, she says, "there is
no inexpensive, permanent solu
"We should keep our beach clean,
our accessways repaired and our re
maining dunes grassed."
Mrs. Moore said Yaupon has a
tradition of providing good town
services with reasonable taxes and
utility rates. "As a board member,"
she adds, "I feel 1 have contributed
to both in the past and hope to con
tinue to in the future."
A seventh grade math teacher
employed by the Brunswick County
Board of Education, she graduated
from Duke University in 1963 with
a bachelor of arts degree and earned
a master of arts degree in 1980 from
the University of North Carolina at
She has served on the Yaupon
Beach Board of Commissioners
since 1982 and as its mayor since
1987. She served on the Brunswick
County Board of Education from
1970 to 1974.
Mrs. Moore has served as local
and district vice president and presi
dent of the North Carolina
Association for Educators, as presi
dent and vice president of the
District School Board Association
and is involved in church activities.
She is seeking office because, she
said, "I want to wotk for the best
quality of life and the best town
government j ..-.sihle" in the com
munity she hope will continue to be
her hometown "for life".
She is married to Jimmy Mixire.
a commercial fisherman, and has
three children, all of whom are
<;i.()l<<;i II. I.ANIKR JR.
George Henry 1-anier Jr. says he
is runmnt: lor commissioner again
because he is interested in the city
not only because he lives there but
because he believes he can be an as
set to the board. "I believe in the
people who live here and am will
ing to listen to anyone who has a
problem," he says. "I think every
one should be treated equally in
their requests to the city council."
As lor top issues facing the
board, Lanier said he believes taxes
could be lowered and that streets
could be improved.
Lanier, who owns his own con
struction company, served 2 1/2
years as a town commissioner
(19X4-19X7). He has been a mem
ber of the Brunswick County
Airport Commission lor live years
and St. John's Masonic Lodge No.
He is married to Martha Greer
Lanier and has four children rang
ing in age from 14 through 37.
L.K. "RANDY" RANDOLPH
L.K. (Randy) Randolph says he
wants to help direct the growth ol
Boiling Spring Lakes to get the
maximum value for the tax dollar.
To that end he pledges to work hard
for the hiring of a city manager il
He says residents have been
"short changed" in street repairs and
other areas. He also thinks die city
needs to look at recreation for its
"Running a city is much like run
ning a business," said Randolph, a
self-employed mini-mart owner.
"I'm gtxxl at what 1 do and that is
running a business."
lie believes that some commis
sioners have wasted the city's taxes
on projects that were ill advised and
"plain dumb" from the beginning.
He said he doubts "il tliey would
waste or use it the same way if it
was their personal funds."
Randolph cites in his educational
background high school, business
college, real estate broker and no
He and his wife. Curia, have
three grown children.
Phyllis O. Vaughan believes her
12 years of experience dealing with
budgets, payroll, labor relations,
record- and book-keeping as man
ager of a Family Dollar Store
would be assets as a city commis
She says as a resident she has a
vested interested in the future ol
Boiling Spring Lakes. "I believe I
would be remiss if I did not want to
be a part of its future," she adds.
Mrs. Vaughan would like to see
the city explore alternative funding
of services because the city's
growth will not increase the tax
base sufficiently to keep up with in
flation or increased needs for ser
vice. She wants to explore alterna
tives that include the possibility ol
state and federal grants and loans,
lower property taxes and flat rate
user fees lor some services.
She says she would support a
continuation of the street stabiliza
tion plan that began last year, com
bined with an accelerated paving
program funded with Powell Bill
monies, grants and low interest
She says she has "no axe to
grind, no bone to pick with any
one," but is only concerned with
seeing that the city gets the pro
grams and services it needs and
And, says Mrs. Vaughan, she
thinks the hoard could benefit from
a woman's point of view.
A graduate of Andrew Jackson
High School, Queens, N.Y., she is
married to James K. vaughan Jr.
They have two urown children.
MARTHA BUI. LARI)
Martha Hammond Bullard says
she is running
er because she
feels city com
m i s s i o n c r s
should have ex
dealing with the
public and that
Whfi they need to un
**? ^ dcrstand the
that city employees
need and deserve to be treated fair
ly. "not like second class citizens".
Because of her volunteer experi
ence in the community she has
called home for 27 years, Mrs.
Hullard feels she knows ihc needs
of the city tirsi hand ami lias
watched it mature "under the lead
ership of some very dedicated pro
The commissioners need to make
wise decisions when spending city
money; continue to strive to up
grade the quality of the city such as
streets, parks and condition of the
dam and other city property w hile at
the same time striving to hold the
line on taxes; anil to support volun
teer organizations because they are
a vital part of the city.
A certified nurse assistant II, she
is employed by Well Care and
Nursing Services of Wilmington. A
charter member of the Boiling
Spring Lakes Volunteer Rescue
Squa'.l anil one of its lirst emergen
cy medical technicians, she served
as its sergeant lor nine years. She
has served as treasurer since 1990
anil secretary since 19X1.
She and her husband of 35 years,
Leanier (Sparky), have three chil
dren and five grandchildren.
Warren I'lowden says he is inter
ested in and cares about the city and
would like to help improve the
quality of life lor its residents. He
says he has a high interest in city af
fairs and a willingness to spend
time and effort to improve the city.
An inspector for General Electric
need to lie re
if necessary to
and then en
Also, he says,
need to make effective and respon
sible use of city tax money by es
tablishing long-range goals. Con
tracts and manpower usage should
be carefully reviewed as well.
Plow den is a 1966 graduate of
New Hanover High School,
Wilmington, and attended both N.C.
State University and the University
of North Carolina at Wilmington.
He and his wile, Cheryl, have a
BOARD OF ALDERMEN
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5
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v r 1 FOR
My position is that what is the best for the residents
of Holden Beach is the best for Holden Beach.
-density shouid be controlled
-livability is more important than financial gain
-the dunes and environment must be protected
-lots, houses, and septic tanks shouid not be consistently over loaded
- enforcement of codes and ordinances must be equitable and fair
-good police protection is a necessity
-renters and buyers come to Holden 3each because they like our lifestyle
I can work with anyone who places the interests of the
residents above their own personal or financial interests.
IF WE RESIDENTS DO NOT PROTECT
WHAT WE HAVE, NO ONE WILL!
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