For Ocean Isle Beach Board
Seven people are running lor three seats on the
Ocean Isle Heath Board ol Commissioners, while
Mayor Betty Williamson is unopposed as she seeks
election to a third term.
Debbie Sloane Fox, a real estate broker at Sloane
Kealty, is the only incumbent commissioner seeking re
Commissioners Virginia Gibson anil Pearl Steele
are not running for the town board, meaning voters will
elect at least two new laces to the board.
Challengers arc William Bullington, Raymond
Fricksen, Paul Justice. J and Sanders. Kendall Suh and
John Sutton. Commissioners are elected lor four years.
The mayor and four of the seven commission candi
dates responded to questionnaires that The Brunswick
Beacon mailed to municipal candidates in early August.
Bullington, the husband of former mayor LaDanc
Bullington and current chairman of the planning board,
did not respond. Sutton and Ms. Fox also did not return
Mayor Betty Williamson said expanding the sewer
system to serve all town property
owners is the lop issue the town
will lace over the next two years.
Other important issues include
putting utilities underground, con
tinuing sidewalk and street lighting
projects, developing a long-term
erosion control plan and buying a
backup water storage tank.
Mrs. Williamson served on the
board of commissioners from 1980
WILLIAMSON lo aluj was appointed mayor
in July 1987 to replace LaDanc Bullington, who re
Mrs. Williamson was elected mayor in November
1987 and re-elected in 1989. The owner of Williamson
Realty Inc. said she is seeking election again so she can
help direct the town toward a more progressive and
"1 will work to protect the quality of life and en\i
ronmcnt we have at Ocean Isle Beach," she said.
Mrs. Williamson says her 1 1 years of experience on
the town board and as mayor make her the most quali
fied candidate for the position.
"1 am familiar with the day lo day operations of our
town and am knowledgeable of all duties and responsi
bililics tli.ii iK'rUmi to being the town manager. 1 am
able to give the necessary time required lor the jhini
Mrs. Williamson serves as a director of Southern
National Hank, serves on the board ol trustees at Camp
United Methodist Church and is co-chairman of the
South Brunswick Islands Chamber of Commerce leg
She serves on the board of directors of the Ocean
Isle Beach Property Owners Association, Ocean Isle
Museum Foundation and Ocean Isle Chapel Inc.
Mrs. Williamson gradiutted from Whilcvillc High
Schixil and attended Southeastern Community College
Janet Sanders says expanding the sewer system u>
serve the east end of the island and implementing a re
cycling program arc among the
most important issues to be ad
dressed in the coming term.
J ~ She said beatifying Ocean Isle
?>y with sidewalks and underground
f J . ' wiring is another top issue lor the
\ " . a town board over the next four
1 1 ~ years.
Mrs. Sanders said she is seeking
v m\ election because she wants Ocean
Isle Beach to remain a place for
families to live and visit. "I want to
be involved in the process that guarantees this in the fu
ture," she said.
"My most valuable qualification is my interest in
Ocean Isle Beach and the people who own property
here to see that their interests are represented," Mrs.
Mrs. Sanders, a homemaker who formerly worked
with Piedmont Airlines, graduated from Southwest
High School in Forsyth County and attended East
She was appointed to the Ocean Isle Beach Board
of Elections earlier this year but later resigned so she
could run for a seal on the town board.
Mrs. Sanders presenUy serves as a volunteer at ihe
Museum of Coastal Carolina at Ocean Isle Beach and
has held various offices in the PTA, woman's club,
neighborhood recreation association and March of
RAYMOND L. KKICKSKN
Raymond Erickscn says controlling erosion ;ii the
east end ol Ihe island and the Hooding associated with
heavy rains aie two ol the most important issues the
town board must address in the next
lour years. ?
Ihe retired lire lieutenant with
the White Plains, N.Y., Fire
Department, also said improving \
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the lire rating with more training jr,
and modern equipment is another
Erickscn said the lact that he
likes people makes him the most
uualilied candidate for commission
"1 feel (Xcan Isle is a nice place to live and want to
help keep it that way," he said. "I would like to be the
homeowners representative, as I have no political or
oilier ties to anyone on < Kcan Isle."
Brickscn graduated from Mamaroncck High School
in New York and presently is a self-employed paint
contractor. He served as a hospital corpsman third class
with die l-'irst Marine Airwing in Korea in 1952 and
Kendall II. Suh
Dr. Kendall Suh said he supports no tax increases
and would like to investigate options to lower die
town's sewer rates.
'Ihe emergency medicine physician and owner of
Brunswick Emergency Physicians said he would also
like to see emergency medical and fire services expand
"I support our volunteers and would be willing to
assist in further training of our rescue personnel and in
creasing access to services," he said.
Suh also said he would like to look into opportuni
ties for the Army Corps of Engineers to properly mark
and dredge Shallotte Inlet. He said the sand could be
used to rcnourish the east end of the strand.
Ihe physician said he is seeking election to help
keep Ocean Isle Reach a great place to live. He wants
the town to remain progressive but still control growth
so it remains a family beach community.
"I have no political ties to anyone and can therefore
represent with utmost integrity the concerns of the peo
ple who are the heartbeat ol Ocean Isle Beach," he said.
Suh is a board certified family practicc physician
trained at Duke. He received an A.B. in chemistry from
the University ol North Carolina at Chapel Mill hi I'JXI
and an M.D. from Uie Oral Roberts University School
ol Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 19X5.
Suh is a member of the medical stall at The
Brunswick Hospital hi Supply and a member ol the
Biunswick County Medical Society.
A charier member ol the South Brunswick Islands
Civitan Club. Suh set up a scholarship bearing his name
and that ol the club. He also established a Brunswick
County chapter ol the U.N.C. Educational i-oundation.
K. PAUL J U STICK
Haul Justice thinks protecting the cnvironineni in
general, and tlie beach in particular, will be one i>t the
most important issues the Ocean Isle Beach town boanl
will lace in the coining term.
Justice said the town should continue to enforce
building codes and zoning rules with a minimum ol
He also supports enforcement of anti-litter laws,
speed limits and fire prevention
rules. "Tourists should not think our
laws do not apply to them," he said.
Justice said the town should re
sist hard structures designed to con
trol beach erosion. "II we could do
it legally and financially, we should
remove these hard controls already
on the east end ol the island."
A full-time resident of Ocean
Isle for five years. Justice said he
thinks the permanent residents need JLNI 11
to be represented by someone other than people in
volved in the tourism and real estate business.
The candidate said he can "give a fair and unbiased
representation to those that live here year round, pay
their taxes, and in many cases earn their livelihood
Justice is a retired superintendent with Thomas
Built Buses in High Point. He graduated from High
Point Senior High Sch(x>l and received a two-year cer
tificate in industrial management from N.C. Stale
He is a former president of the High Point Industrial
Management Club. Justice has held various offices in
the Methodist church, and presently serves as chairman
of the building committee at Seaside United Methodist
MAYOR IS UNOPPOSFD
Five Candidates Seeking Three Seats On Town
Board In Varnamtown
Five candidates are running for
the three available town board seals
in VarnaiTUowu, while Mayor Judy
Galloway is unopposed in her bid
for re-election to a second term.
Alderman John David Dawson
is the only incumbcnt in the town
board race. Other candidates arc
Fayc Galloway, Roscoc Griffin,
Tonya Robbins and Jeff Whitfield,
all newcomers to the political scene.
Mayor Galloway and four of the
five town board hopefuls responded
to questionnaires that The Bruns
wick Deacon mailed to candidates in
early August. Ms. Robbins did not
For the most pan, candidates
stayed away from identifying top is
sues they would face in the coming
term. Most said they would do what
is best for the town and its people.
The mayor in Varnamtown is
elected for a term of two years,
while aldermen serve four-year
JUDY L. GALLOWAY
Judy Galloway said she's seek
ing a second
term as mayor
part-time tax preparer was first
elected mayor in 1989.
Mrs. Galloway is treasurer of
Dixon Chapel United Methodist
Church and graduated from Bolivia
High School in 1964. She also
completed accounting courses at
Southeastern Community College in
The mayor did not identify any
"because ! care
for my town
and its people
and 1 want to
help in any way
owner of Lock
lop issues ihe lown will facc in ihc
coming term. She said she would do
whatever is good lor Varnamtown
and whatever ihe majority of ihe
Roscoc Griffin said he thinks
the town should provide water and
sewer service and consider trash
pickup in the community.
"Being a new town, we need to
look into a lot of tilings, hut 1 think
the voters should decide which ones
they would prefer first," he said.
Griffin has served as credit
chairman with a federal credit union
and served 011
board of a labor
tired, I have a
lot of spare
time," he said.
"And 1 would
like to make our
GRIFFIN better place to
Griffin said he doesn't know
that he is the most qualified candi
date. "1 do feel that the experience
I've had in labor negotiations and
credit unions helps me a lot."
Jeff Whitfield, owner of Beach
Cafe at Holden Beach, said he is
seeking office because he doesn't
want Viimaintown to change.
"I think everyone recogni/es
what a great place Varnamtown is
and we all want to preserve the nat
ural beauty of our community as
well as our simple ami uncomplicat
ed lifestyles," he said.
"But issues will ; u~i.se from time
to time and 1 feel it's important that
Varnamtown be represented by peo
ple who share the ideals and values
of the majority, and by people who
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Whitfield was valedictorian of
class at Camden
demy in Cam
den, S.C. He at- ? V
tended N.C. ' T .
and received a *
bachelor of sci- si-*
from N.Y. Re- ^
gents College in willlHM.I>
He served in the Navy from
11>X3 to 19X7 and was a classified
material security officer for a patrol
squadron in Brunswick, Maine,
among other assignments.
FAYK (J ALU) WAY
Faye Galloway, an admiiiistra
tive assistant II
with the Brun
seeking her first
been a resident
for 22 years, 1
feel I am famil
iar with the <:AU<mAV
needs of the town and will listen to
the people and do what is best for
the town," she said.
She graduated from Chatham
Central High School in 1961 and
Palmer Business College in 1963.
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JOHN DAVID DAWSON
John David Dawson, a scll'-em
ploycd building contractor, supports
a low lax rale and adoption of a
Dawson has served on the town
board since Varnamiown incorpo
rated in ll)XX He a 1st) serves as
Varnanuown's representative on die
Brunswick County Emergency
Medical Services Board.
A lifetime resident of the com
munity, he said he is seeking re
election as alderman because ol his
concern for the people and their in
"1 feel tlie people of Var
namiown know and trust me." he
said. "I believe my service to our
town and its people speaks tor it
Dawson said his three years of
experience on the town board and
his love for the people of Var
namiown make hun the most quali
Dawson is a member of Dixon
Chapel United Methodist Church,
where he served as chairman of the
church's administrative board in
1975 and 1976 and presently serves
on ihe board of trustees and as uea
surer of the men's club.
The 195-1 graduate of Shalloitc
High School is past master of the
Shallotte Masonic Lodge anil past
worthy patron of the Order of the
He received a basic electronics
diploma from DeVry Technical
Institute in 1957.
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