MORE LETTERS Barking Dogs Are Problem lo the editor: This is a response to a letter in the March 12 issue. 1 read your paper every week and enjoy it, but 1 must say to Mr. Carl Cornelius that he is a true person of North Carolina. He did not stop to think. He just opened his mouth and made someone mad before he got all his facts right. 1 moved here one year ago from Charlotte. I live closc to Betty Bcnlicld. We have a problem with barking dogs. They may bark for up to 30 minutes sometimes, but the dogs don't bother me. 1 like the dogs, but it is nice without the bark ing sometimes. Mrs. Benficld did not say the words "excessive use of chain saws." The person who wrote the proposed noise ordinance did. Mrs. Benficld is a quiet person. She is liked by a lot of people in Shallottc Point. Please remember it you don't like your neighbors in North Carolina you can move. I he only thing America is overrun with is people like you who do not see the other side of things. Things in this slate arc run by people who have two dif ferent sides, and arc doing just fine. So put your nose back in shape and enjoy the people around you. 1 have not tried to changc anything since living here and Mrs. Bcnficld would not try to changc anything. Mr. Cornelius sounds like a per son who doesn't want anyone to live near him but people bom and raised in North Carolina. Margaret Brewster Rt. 6, Shallottc A Friend In Need, Indeed To ihc editor: Let me tell you about my Friday the- 1 3lh-guardian-angcl. While spending the weekend at Holdcn Beach, I drove my hus band's pickup truck to Shallotte. My first stop was the Southern National "U1II4. ?? livn & ? U.) IVUUj I Kf IVUVV, the battery in the truck refused to turn over. A young man in the car next to me offered to jump start the truck for me and for the next 40 minutes he worked with it. Then he removed the batter and carried it off to be tested. When he relumed he assured me the trouble was not in the battery but rather, he believed, it was in the starter. Again, he tried jumping it off. This time it caught and he thought it would continue to run long enough for me to pick up my groceries at Food Lion. Thanking him profusely, I left af ter his wife assured me he would not accept any money. At the grocery story I left the motor running after I carefully put on the emergency brake. When 1 attempted to back out of the parking space, the motor choked off and refused to start again. While 1 was frantically using the outside telephone trying to reach a local re pair shop, my guardian angel ap peared. He said he had thought he would run over to Food Lion and see if 1 was still having trouble. During tlic next three hours, he removed my old starter, installed a new one he bought, and corrccicd a wheel "frozen" by the emergency brake. All ihc while, his lovely wife and daughter sat uncomplaining in his car. He allowed me to pay only the cost of the new starter. My guardian angel's name? James Steve Russ from Ash. I shall always be grateful to him and his family. Kay B. Daughtry Holdcn Beach and Gamer Some Faith in System Restored To the editor This past year has been filled with tragedy for me and my family. But it is times like this through family uni ty and keeping the faith we can find and realize just how much strength we really have. I sal in the courtroom this past Tuesday (March 10) and listened to my Dad plead guilty to the charges that had been brought against him through a plea bargain agreement. But as I walked out of the court room 1 felt a sigh of relief, 1 felt some of my faith in the judicial sys tem had been restored. It was greed that started the whole mess, and it was the same greed that resulted in the outcome. Thank God it had become so evident. Robbie Porter (daughter of Julian Hcrshcl Allen) Sunset Beach ^RECESSION GOT YOU DOWN?s? THEN CHECK THIS OUT! 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MILLIKEN ' -HOME CENTER In The Shallotte Electric Stores Bus. 17, Shallotte * 754-6002 Cable Cut Interrupts Phones BY DOUG RUTTER Telephone service in the Shalloltc area was restricted for about six hours Monday after a fiber optic ca ble was accidentally cut near Sup ply. A crew installing utility poles for Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. cut the main feeder cable along U.S. 17 eaily Monday morn ing, said Russell Price, general mar. ager will) AUantic Telephone Mem bership Corp. Telephone customers in the Shalloltc, Holdcn Beach, Seaside Calabash and Longwood exchanges lost long-distance service from 8:30 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. Price said residents and business owners in those four exchanges also couldn't make local calls to the Bolivia or Boiling Spring Lakes ar eas. People in Bolivia and Boiling Spring Lakes were still able to make and receive toll calls, but couldn't COMPLETE INTERIOR DECORATING SERVICE ?Carpet ? Vinyl ?Ceramic Tile ? Window Treatments ?Wallcoverings Ruby Floyd Ocean Hwy. 904. #3 Seaside North 579-6091 e 9*6!"C a->wNSWC<% ACON call local exchanges south of Supply. "It's J ike a storm has blown over," Price said Tuesday after ser vice had been restored. "Folks were very concerned yesterday, with good reason." Atlantic Telephone received 957 calls by early Monday afternoon from people asking when service would be restored, lie said. Skecter Durham, who owns a marketing business at Ocean Isle Beach, said die interruption in phone scrvicc affcclcd his business. But he was more concerned about the loss of contact with the Bruns wick County Sheriff's Department in Bolivia. "I sec it being a dangerous situa tion," Durham said. "I think we can live with the inconvenience. But 1 can't call the sheriff s department." Price said Adantic Telephone and the crcw hired by Brunswick Elcctric made every effort to avoid the cut before it happened. A phone company employee was on site to help locale the cable be fore the crew started digging a hole for a new utility pole. The crew usal eight-foot post hole diggers to start the hole and didn't come across the fiber, which wa> about five feet underground As it turned out. Price said the ca ble was just a few inches out of reach of the post-hole diggers. An auger cut the cable when the crew started digging deeper. "It was just one of those unfortu nate things that happened even after everyone concerned made the effort to avoid it," Price said. Following a staff meeting Tue sday morning. Price said Atlantic Telephone will be taking even more precautions in the future. He said fencing and ditching work related to the four-lamng of U.S. 17 will put the cable in jeop ardy. "They're going to have to be very careful and we're going to be watch ing very closely," Price said, we're going in uu everything **c can to prevent it from happening again." 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