STAFF PHOTOS BY TtRRY POPt
The northern Brunswick County town of Belville celebrated a 15th birthday Saturday with its annual
Founder's Day event. Above, magician J. Bryant Pergensen of Boiling Spring lakes has something up
his sleeve for Nicholas Spencer, center, and Marcus Spencer of Leland. At right, Tim Sullivan of Inland
tosses a 50 mph fastball in the children's games. Under sunny skies, doggers and performers entertained
what Belville fifty or Ken Messer believed may have been a record crowd thus year.
Holden Wastewater Panel To
BY DOUG R\TTK.R
Documenting abuts of septic
tanks and teaching kcoplc about
how to maintain the it\sy stems are
among the objectives
To document the
committee plans to compl
every lot and house on the |
The town will create a Computer
file for each property with Vifoima
uon about the scptic lank peViit; ihe
lank's size, installation ckV and
when it was last pumped; ad the
advertised capacity of rental hVnes.
Once the data is compile! the
committee plans to let homeo^iers
know their approved scptic tank and
dwelling unit capacities and tell
them about pertinent slate rules on
wastewater treatment and disposal
Holden Beach also plans to in
form the county and state of any
confirmed abuses and ask them to
enforce the regulations, according to
the committee's objectives.
Commissioner Sid S warts, who is
chairing the committee, thinks edu
cating the homeowners will go a
long way toward solving the envi
ronmental and density problems as
sociated with overloading scptic
"These people don't want to over
load ihcir houses," Swarts said at a
meeting last Thursday. "I think the
environment is extremely important
to them, and 1 think density is im
portant to the owners."
Town Manager Gary Parker is
getting an education packet together
to send out to the homeowners. It
must first be approved by the town
commissioners, who created the
committee in February.
Parker also is putting together a
proposed ordinance that would pro
hibit homeowners or real esmtc
agents from advertising, renting or
selling a home with more bedrooms
than the septic tank permit allows.
For years, Holdcn Beach residents
Document Septic Tank Abuses
have complained about homes that
are advertised with more bedrooms
than arc allowed in the septic lank
permit. Rental homes with thrcc
bedroom pcnjiits arc frequently ad
vertised as having five bedrooms.
Town officials haven't found a
way to control the widely-used prac
tice, which is considered a danger to
the environment and public health.
Other committee objectives in
clude recommending a maintenance
program for septic tanks and sug
gesting a groundwater and canal
testing program to determine the
need lor a sewer system.
Holden Beach officials have fre
quently accused the Brunswick
County Health Department of not
doing its job, and last week was no
"If the county was doing every
thing the book says we could all go
home and watch a ball game,"
The committee chairman planned
to meet with County Health Director
Michael Rhodes this week to ex
plain the purpose of the committee.
Besides Commissioners SwarLs
and Gay Atkins, other committee
members are Marlene Thomas, Ha
rold Steorts and Duncan St. Clair.
Hie group's next meeting wiii be
Tuesday, April 14. at I p.m. at the
To Hold Radiothon
Coastline Volunteer Rescue
Squad and WDZD radio station arc
planning an open house and "radio
ihon" Saturday, April 18, to raise
money for the squad.
Coastline will open its doors to
the pubiic from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
WDZD will broadcast live from the
squad budding on lloldcn Beach
Live entertainment is planned
along with a dunking booth. Hoi
dogs and drinks will be free, said
spokesman Kevin Muinoiiami.
SjK'cial guests will include Miss
Brunswick County Crystal Williams
and Brunswick County Emergency
Management Coordinator Cecil
Coastline is trying to raise money
to help purchase a new ambulance
and equipment which are needed to
make the transition from Basic Life
Support to Advanced Life Support.
Donations can be made at the
building. To phone in donations, call
WDZD at 579-9300 or Kathleen
Jacobs at X42-6978.
14K Gold Jewelry
V117 Causeway Dr.. Ocean Isle Beacti-579-8800 .
^,-g-iThurs.. Fri? Sat. 11-5
You can now leave a verbal
message for anyone or
receive one from anyone at
any time, day or night, with
the use of computerized
voice mail and a voice
bulletin board. Use your
own phone-no equipment
to purchase. For recorded
At UCB, the most important
part of modern banking is
still the personal touch.
Kqual Housing Ifndff
?>1992 Umted Carolina Bank
The Personal Touch. Easy As UCB. [caroljna
Some hanks "process
United Carolina Bank, wl
cash your check. Or makJ
your deposit. Or set up a
savings plan for your child*
college education, make a
personal loan for that new
car or a business loan for
some new equipment.
Whatever it Is, we do it
with a personal touch. And
we never foiget that ever)'
customer has a name.
The way we look at it, we
don't just make loans. We also
make friends. And over time,
youll find that the personal
care and concern the people
at UCB showed you the first
time you came in the bank, Ls
there every time you come in.
For us, that's what banking
Ls all about.
Please stop Iry any UCB office or call 754-4301.
Text telephone number for the hearing impaired, 1-800-876-6545.