PEOPLE IN THE NEW?;
Area Students Are Winners At Fair
Two South Brunswick Middle
School students took blue ribbons at
the March 14 Southeast Regional
Science/Math Fair in Wilmington.
Jeremy Stuart Pittman won first
place with a project tilled, "How
Tall? How Far?" and Megan Marie
Jeans won with her project titled.
"Spanning Our Knowledge: Bri
They were among 15() middle and
high school students representing 17
school districts in 1 1 counties who
entered projects in competition.
Industry scientists, engineers and
university professionals were jud
Winners received certificates and
medals, presented by the American
Nuclear Society, N.C. Alternative
Energy Corp., N.C. Aquarium. N.C.
Wildlife Commission, U.S. Army.
U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy.
The suite science fair will be held
April 24 at North Carolina A&T
State University in Greensboro.
Two promotions have been an
nounced by Company #, 1st Batta
lion (Mechanized) of the 120th
Infantry, of the North Carolina Na
Pvt. 2 Jeffrey S. Jones was pro
moted from private 1 and Spec.
Stephen B. Hardee was promoted
from private first class, said Spec.
John L. Belt, unit public relations
The Brunswick County Literacy
Council recently certified eight vol
unteers as tutors in the phonics
based Laubach Way To Reading.
Eligible to help adults one-on-one
to leam to read are tutors Nancy
Bradbury, Calabash; Joanne and
George Rowc, Sunset Beach; Jeanne
Canant. Supply; James McNeill,
Loy Kulz and Allizon Ezzclle of
Long Beach; and Frances Poole of
Rich Dixon of Shallottc was the
trainer for the tutor workshop, which
was held in the BCLC office at
Information on the council's free,
private reading skills improvement
program or on volunteer opportuni
ties with the council are available by
contacting BCLC, P.O. Box 6,
Supply, N.C. 28462, 754-7323.
Hayes Made List
The name of Michcllc Hayes
should have been included on ihe
third six-weeks honor roll for North
Brunswick Higii Sciiuoi of Leianu
that appeared earlier in the newspa
The school inadvertently omitted
the name from its list.
Begins Duty In Germany
Airman LaTanya M. Blue, a ma
teriel storage and distribution helper,
has arrived for duty at Ramstein Air
Base in Germany.
Blue is the daughter of Eric G.
Blue of Lelaiid and Marion M. Blue
of Jacksonville and is a 1991 gradu
ate of North Brunswick High
Ward G. Christman. a chemical
operations specialist at Fort Bragg.
Faycttcville. has been promoted in
the U.S. Army to the rank of spe
Christman is the son of Robert C.
and Kathlyn G. Christman of
Southport and a 1990 graduate of
South Brunswick High School.
Army Reserve Pvt. 1st Class
Timothy M. Randall, a 1986 gradu
ate of West Brunswick High School,
has completed basic training at Fort
This training instructs students in
drill and ccrcmonics, weapons, map
reading, tactics, military courtesy,
military justice, first aid and Army
history and traditions.
Randall is the son of Nedia R. and
Charles R. Vaught of Shallotle.
Joins Model UN
Nicole Ward of Holden Beach, a
senior politics major at St. Andrews
Presbyterian College in Laurinburg,
is one of eight students who will be
part of a delegation to the annual
National Model United Nations in
New York City April 14-18.
This is the 13th consecutive year
of competition for the Si. Andrews
Model UN Club in the conference of
approximately 1500 students from
colleges and universities across the
Youth In Leadership
Four local teenagers will be
among 270 junior and senior high
school students in eastern North
Carolina attending the Legislators'
School for Youth Leadership
Development at East Carolina
University in Greenviiic tnis sum
Keisha Gregory, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. James Osborne of Ocean
Isle Beach; Valerie Holdcn, daugh
ter of Kelly and Barbara Holdcn of
Shallottc; Derrick Hewett, son of
Gregory and Annie Hewett of
Supply: and Laurel Keesec, daugh
ter of Randy Kccscc and Annette
Keesee of Supply, were nominated
by their schools as "students who
demonstrate leadership potential."
The program is funded by the
N.C. General Assembly.
Juniors On Tour
Students from Lcland and
Southport are in a four-member area
group of high school juniors select
ed for the annual Rural Electric
Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.,
Jamila Eagles, daughter of Daisy
Eagles of Southport, and Wendy
Eileen Hypes, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Kenneth Hypes of Lcland,
were essay contest winners who will
join about 1 ,(XX) delegates from 30
states to attend educational seminars
and meet with their congressmen on
Boaters Complete Course
Six Shalloue area residents re
cently completed a seven-week safe
boating course sponsored by the
Shallottc River Power Squadron.
Commander Charles Lambert of the
squadron presented certificates to
Robert and Julie Adams, John
O'Leary, Tony Struzziery, Edward
Dowling and Henry Smith Rowan.
Class director was the Rev. John
Early Allegations of Mismanagement Confirmed
BY MARJORIE MEGIVERN
The Cape Fear Area United
Way, like many local United Way
organization across the country, re
cently suspended payment of its
dues to the United Way of America,
pending a report on mismanagemer.t
With the release of a report sub
stantiating these allegations. Cape
Fear's Executive Director Michael
Griggs said, "I and our volunteers
arc pretty disturbed over the mixing
of personal and company business.
The Board of Governors apparently
could not prevent this from happen
The local action was taken Feb.
27, after media inquiries led to
charges that William Aramony,
president of UWA for 20 years,
managed the national organization
and its funds improperly, creating
spin-off organizations and reward
ing family and friends with jobs,
board memberships and contracts.
The report was given to the
UWA Board of Governors on April
2 by The Investigative Group and
Verner, Liipfert, Bcrnhard
McPhcrson and Hand of
"The conclusions we have
reached will be disturbing to many
who have given donations through
the United Way," it reads, "but the
value of UWA to millions of needy
individuals served by more than
2, 100 local UWs, has not been di
minished by activities detailed in
These details include findings
that policy development, personnel
decisions, program management and
day-to-day operations were handled
with informality and excessive def
erence to the principal officers.
Because Aramony had led the orga
nization for so long, there was a
great degree of trust placed in him
and the "looseness and indepen
dence" of his management style re
sulted in a breach of that trust.
Expenditures were made hap
hazardly without adequate docu
mentation, spin-offs proliferated
without being accountable to
UWA's board of governors, and un
justified consulting fees were paid
and family members and friends
were hired, the report indicates.
During various recent three-year
periods, UWA spent more than
S92.265 for limousine services for
Aramony, at least S40.762 for air
fare on the Concorde for him or oth
ers with him, more than SI 9,000 for
meals, entertainment, gifts and golf
equipment purchased by Aramony,
and more than S72.509 on interna
tional airfare, sometimes first class
for him and his family.
The report notes that expense
claims submitted for some of the
above are dwarfed by expenditures
Aramony approved for questionable
consulting fees, ill-founded transfers
of funds to spin-offs, and high
salaries and benefits for senior exec
UWA officials learned in
December 1991 that these allega
tions would be publicly lodged
against Aramony and he subse
quently resigned, after which
Kenneth Dam was elected interim
president on March 6, 1992.
Dam, on loan from IBM by his
executive officer John Akers, who is
volunteer chairman of the UWA
board, has taken corrective action
since his election. Within two
weeks, he subjected all transactions
between UWA and spin-offs to his
personal prcapproval, ordered the
sale of all UWA-owned automo
biles, terminated all club member
ships paid for by UWA, prohibited
the use of limousines by UWA offi
cers, discontinued payment under
consulting contracts, pending review
and approval, and enforced at the
lop executive level the policies ap
plied to other UWA employees re
quiring coach air travel, economical
ground travel and modest lodging.
Griggs believed that Dam's
moves will go a long way to prevent
future abuses. "1 think tighter con
trols are needed by volunteers at the
lop level," he said. "The Board of
Governors, for instance, should
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probably meet more lhan twicc a
year. Our board niccls every month.
The new president, when that person
is chosen, needs to submit all these
things for approval."
Dam was scheduled to appear
Wednesday, April 8, in Greensboro,
before North Carolina local United
Way officials and volunteers, said
"This is his first visit to local or
ganizations," Griggs said. "We
asked him first, 1 guess. 1 don't think
Dam's involvement will be continu
ing. There's already a search in
progress for a new president."
Griggs said the Cape Fear Area
United Way board will meet April
23, at which time it will react offi
cially to the report.
Stop by and see Harvey
Gaskins at Jones Ford in
Shallotte. We have a large
selection of new and used
cars and trucks ready for
Hwy. 17, North Shallotte
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Brunswick County Parks and Recreation employees I^slie Ganey (front ) and Glenn Randolph add the
right touch to a new sign they are painting at the entrance of the Northwest Township District Park in
HEARING IS TUESDAY
Calabash Eyes New Rules For Planning Board
BY DOUG RUTTF.R
Calabash residents have a chancc
next week to tell commissioners
what they think about possible
changes in the ordinance that sets up
the town's planning board.
The proposal would establish spe
cific powers and duties for the advi
sory panel and give more voting
righLs to board members appointed
to represent die extraterritorial area
Commissioners will hold a public
hearing on the ordinance Tuesday,
April 14, at 6 p.m. in the town hall.
Among the proposed changes,
planning hoard members from the
ETA would be given full privileges
so they could vote on anything that
conies before the board.
ETA representatives, who live
outside Calabash but within the
town's planning and zoning jurisdic
tion, can only vote on matters that
alfcct their area under the present set
However, most town officials
think that should be changed. Com
missioner Stu Thom said planning
board members support lull voting
privileges lor the ETA members.
" The planning board members feci
they arc looking out for the interests
of Calabash and not just the ETA,"
Thorn said at a recent meeting.
Planning Board Chairman Pali
Lewellvn said town and ETA mem
bers work well together. "I don't
think we've ever had that sense of
one against the other," she said.
Mrs. Lcwellyn also pointed out
Recently I was treated in the
outpatient department of the
Brunswick Hospital. 1 feel 1
cannot speak too highly or
thank the medical and nursing
staff enough for their gentle
ness and concerned treatment
of me, especially Dr. Stephen
Candela for his skillful h^nds
in easing my pain. Also, to Dr.
Richard Warner, Rector of St.
James The Fisherman Episco
pal Church, who appeared
when I needed him. Also, to
Mr. Bill Potts, who helped me
so tremendously and gave so
generously of his time,
concern and loving support.
My very grateful thanks to all
Marjorie M. Spicer
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that ETA members have full voting
privileges in Shallottc and Sunset
Beach, and Sunset's board chairman
lives outside the town.
The ETA has three members on
the 10-person board, who arc ap
pointed by the county commission
ers. Town commissioners appoint
the other seven, with live from the
larger District II and two from
General duties of the board under
the proposed ordinance would in
clude studying the Calabash area,
forming objectives to be sought in
development of the area and prepar
ing plans to achieve them.
The board would also be asked to
devise a comprehensive plan for the
physical, stvial and economic devel
opment of Calabash and recommend
ordinances promoting orderly
To carry out its duties, the board
would he allowed to gather statistics
relating to population, property val
ues, economic base and land use and
study the adequacy of facilities such
To promote interest in the town's
plans, the planning board would be
permitted to distribute publicity and
education materials with board of
Planners could also authorize its
members to attend conferences and
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bers for "reasonable expenses" in
curred while performing their duties.
Town commissioners would have
to give final approval for any con
tracts between the town and other
government agencies, engineers, ar
chitects or other consultants.
Thorn said a lot of the language in
the proposed ordinance was taken
from a state statute which sets forth
the legal powers and duties of mu
nicipal planning boards.
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