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A IXH'lil Ji-FATAI .1 1) \CCII)F\T in Xovember when the ShaUotte bypass crosses \.C. I.W West
renewed talk of the need for tin overpass at the intersection, which t\ close to West H runs wick High
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/ IKE XI' l( HI H OH HOODS across America, Brunswick County welcomed home its troops who served
in Operation Desert Storm in Sattdia Arabia. Brothers Andre Perkins (left) and Myron Perkins of
I. eland were honored at Xavassa's annual homecoming celebration.
YEAR IN REVIEW CONTINUES
Continue To Beg For County Water
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Cut wvrc Environmental Health
Supervisor Gary McDonald. five
trum the water department (includ
ing an assistant director* and long
time Clerk to the Board of Com
missioners Regina Alexander.
Black leaders insisted Ms. Alex
ander was fired because she is black
Democratic leaders accused the all
Republican board of picking on
Democrats and asked District Attor
ney Rex Core to investigate.
"We are disturbed, dumfounded.
flabbergasted and downright insulted
b\ what we perceive to be racial un
fairness." said Jesse Bryant, past
president of the Cedar Grove -
Brun^wuk Countv Chapter of the
Two sides to die issue emerged,
and prosecutors dismissed the
Pinkerton and District -J Commis
sioner Frankie Rabon had performed
a "show and dance" lor the crowd,
said Holden. "I have always voted
lor the budget all three years," he
noted, but \\ iih a pained expression
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Properly owners continued to beg
for county water in 199 1, but in
some communities the price was
more than some residents were w ill
ing to pay.
The county financed S7 million in
bonds to pay for water lines to
Seaside and Shalloue Point, where
residents became part of a long
awaited Special Assessment District
Hvvy. 17. Siallotte Plaza
Next to NCNB
NOW TAKING CONSIGNMENTS
Sale every Thurs., Fri.
and Sat. 7 PM
Jerry Felts NC #5093
I HE L .S. 17 SHAI.I.on t: K) PASS opened May
posed in the early 1960s.
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1,1 the delight of area residents who w aited a lifetime for a route that was first pro
(SAD) in December. Wells there
have gone dry while grow th south ol
Shaliotie dangerously cut water pres
sure during peak periods.
Another water line, along Mt.
Pisgah Church Road to serve the
Civietown and Shell Point comnuiru
ties, was put on hold until IW2.
Shell Point residents have petitioned
lor w ater.
"It hit me like a freight train," was
Clegg's reaction when commission
ers, cuing unnecessary delays, voted
in August to fire Houston and
Associates of Shaliotie, the engineer
ing firm at work on water expansion.
lite county regrouped by hiring
Ken Dresser and Associates to finish
designs as a disgruntled I louston and
Associates filed suit, seeking
S.W .(XX > in fees and damages.
In other communities, requests for
water were mixed. Commissioners
ordered a policy to charge main line
customers a fee when tapping onto
the water system.
Smaller SADs proceeded off the
Holden Beach causeway, in 10 sub
divisions along \.C. 17l* between
Calabash and ( Vcan Isle Roach and
in the Jenniler subdivision near
L.eland. whore a S.>0.(XH) state gram
helped fund an emergency line to re
place the residents' gasoline contain
In Town Creek and Winnabow,
resulenis turned down water, saving
assessments lor the mostly rural area
were ux> high.
Residents in Yamamtown also let
aldermen know that they did not de
sire county water.
Nationally, talk focused on a pos
sible recession. Locally, the news
wasn't all gixxl either
In February, 43 jvrcent of Bruns
wick County's employees had not
paid their ll)'Hl taxes, perhaps an
omen of hard times in 1991.
Prom a 10-year period, S4.I mil
lion was still owed the county in
hack taxes and S2 million from 1 WO
Anticipating a S700,(XX) cut in
state funds, commissioners panicked
and vi Hal lo garnish wages ami in at
tach cash assets lor residents who
C'legg chopped S7.5 million in de
partmental requests Irom the budget
he tore commissioners even saw the
figures. New offices for the driver's
license examiner and magistrate
were c ut and a central warehouse for
the government complex put on
hold. The Brunswick Clean County
Department was dissolved.
Also cut were SI. 5 million from
Emergency Medical Services, SI. 4
million from the County Engineer's
department and S231.5I6 from a
Department of Older Adults meals
program, which drew complaints
from senior citi/.cns.
"The next two or three years is go
ing to be very critical for our aging
program," said Older Adults Direc
tor Ronnie Robinson, whose depart
ment is 48 percent county funded.
Commissioners rejected parcel
fees and tipping fees as ways to fund
solid waste and instead dug deeper to
find the $1.8 million.
Rccyclcrs were disappointed in
October when an independent hauler
announced he could no longer artord
to collect goods at Brunswick Coun
ty's eight sites, which were forced to
A few towns like Sunset Beach
and Calabash were able to lind inde
pendent recyclable waste pick-up for
In December commissioners tack
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SALE ENDS 12/31
APPLIANCES. ELECTRONICS AND
MORE. ..MARKED DOWN TO LOW.
LOW. LOWEST PRICES OF THE YEAR!
? SCRATCH & DENT"
? DISCONTINUED ITEMS
Hwy. 17 S., Harrolson's Farm Center
Shallotte ? 754-4361
Open Mon-Tues 9-5. Closed Wed & Thurs
' tor Christmas, Fri 9-5, Sal 9-12
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The Brunswick Hospital
is pleased to announce
the association of
Samuel W. Kirtley, M.D.
in the practice of
Brunswick Islands Medical Associates, P.A.
South Brunswick Islands Medical Park
Junction of Hwy. 17 and Union School Road
Now accepting appointments