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side of ihc road and overturned in a
shallow ditch about .2 of a mile
north of Goose Creek Road, while
the Nissan ran off the left side of the
road, struck a tree and burst into
Damage to the Bronco was listed
at $3,000, and to the Nissan, which
was burned beyond recognition,
Three of the four teen-agers in
volved in the accident-McKcithan,
Abbott and Jason Gurganus, 16, a
passenger in McKeithan's vehicle,
were listed as having only minor in
juries. A fourh teen, Kevin
McGuirc, 16, of Shallottc, was listed
as having Class B. visible injuries.
He was also a passenger in the vehi
cle operated by McKcithan.
A Shallottc man was injured
when a car he was riding in ran off
the road and struck a ditch early
Chad Michael Shrcvc, 19, was
taken to The Brunswick Hospital in
Supply with class B injuries, which
are serious but not incapacitating,
STAFF PHOTO BY SUSAN USHER
THE DRIVER of this 1978 Nissan was not in the vehicle when it caught on fire shortly after impact
according to Stale Trooper B.L.
The accidcnt occurred around
12:30 a.m. on Mt. Pisgah Road (S R.
1130) about 5.2 miles north of
Shallottc, Wilkes stated.
Steven Andre Gore, 21, of Supply
was charged with driving while his
license was revoked and driving left
of center, the trooper said.
According to the report. Gore was
traveling west on Mt. Pisgah Road
when his 1989 Ford ran off the left
shoulder and struck the ditch.
Damage was listed at S3 ,000.
Gore escaped injuries, Wilkes stat
Charges were filed against a
Shallottc man following a motorcy
cle accidcnt Saturday afternoon on
Boone's Neck Road (S.R. 1137)
atx>ui 6.1 miles cast of Shallottc.
State Trooper T.W. Caulder report
Carl Lynn Inman, 32, was travel
ing west on Boone's Neck Road at
an excessive speed when his 1974
Su/.uki motorcycle ran off the right
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shoulder, overturned in a ditch and
came to rest in the roadway, Cauldcr
lnman was charged with driving
while impaired, driving while his li
cense was revoked and driving with
no insurance and registration, Caul
He was taken to New Hanover
Regional Mcdical Center in Wil
mington with serious injuries fol
lowing the 3:30 p.m. accident.
Damage was listed at SI, (XX) to
Officials Working Bugs Out Of 9 7 7 System
BY TKRRY POPK
One callcr who dialed Brunswick
County's 911 dispatchers Friday af
ternoon asked, "Is the surf up?"
"It was a young person." said
Doug Lcdgcu, Brunswick County
Emergency Medical Services super
visor, "and they were serious."
The long-awaited 911 program
that began operation at 7:06 a.m.
Friday, May 8, is many things to
many people, but it is not an infor
It's a communications program
through which dispatchers can route
the right fire, rescue or police unit to
the location of an emergency call.
Prank callers can also be easily locat
ed, for addresses automatically ap
pear on a monitor for incoming calls.
While the county's fledgling 911
system may need some minor work
before it's perfected, it is operating
as expected, said Cecil Logan,
Brunswick County Emergency
Sheriffs deputies on Friday be
gan getting used to not having 24
hour contact with their own depart
mental dispatcher. Instead, calls and
police information lines are moni
tored by 911 dispatchers in another
"It's all going to take some time,"
said Logan. "We knew everything
was not going to be hunky-dory
Some persons with emergencies
were still calling the sheriffs de
partment's regular seven-digit tele
phone numbers Monday instead of
dialing 911, said Sheriff John Carr
"Wc jusi tell them that if they
have an emergency to call 911," said
An officer will answer telephones
at the sheriff's department from 8:30
a.m. to 5 p.m. At other limes, calls
are answered by jailers who are also
instructed to tell persons to dial 91 1
for an emergency.
Questions about civil cases and
non -emergency situations will only
be handled between 8:30 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday through Friday-and
by calling the sheriff s department
on its regular seven-digit business
"It's going about as smooth as ex
pected," Davis added. "1 think the
main problem now is getting infor
mation to the news media. They
don't know where to call after
Ledgcu said deputies will still use
their remote radios to keep in con
tact with fellow officers. They also
have 24-hour contact with 91 1 dis
patchers. Sheriffs dispatchers were
hired for the 911 program, said
"1 think it'll work out fine," added
Davis. "It'll lake some lime to work
out a few bugs."
One of those bugs involves pager
systems for volunteer units, said
Logan. Dispatchers can page indi
vidual fire or rescue volunteers that
need to respond to an emergency,
but tests show some pager systems
were not working properly Tuesday.
"Wc knew we were going to have
some areas that would have to be
worked on," said Logan. "Nothing
ever works the way it's supposed to
STAFF PHOTO BY TEMY POPE
BRUNSWICK COUNTY EMERGENCY Management Coordi
nator Cecil lagan says the new 911 system is working as expected.
Emergency units such as the
Shallotic Policc Department arc now
adding the 91 1 logo on its vehicles.
Calls answered since the system
came on-line Friday involved med
ical emergencies, fires, a body dis
covered floating near Southpori and
"I'd call that routine," said
Ledgett. "I don't know if anything
out of the ordinary has come in."
For some of those calls, however,
having a 91 1 dispatcher has made a
big difference, said Logan.
"The system is working like it's
supposed to work," Logan said.
'There have been several calls
where they (dispatchers) were right
there on top of things."
When persons dial the old seven
digit telephone numbers for county
fire or rescue units, those calls will
automatically transfer to the new sys
tem and 91 1 dispatcher* will answer.
Whether a resident has a touch
tone phone or rotary dial, they can
now dial three digits, 9-1-1, to re
ceive emergency help.
Dispatchers will then direct the
right fire, rescue and/or police unit
to the location of the call.
"If a call is for information, they
shouldn't be dialing 911," noted
Ledgett. " ITiey should use regular
Shallotte Welcomes State Plans For
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they were very happy," she said.
"We lold them that the letters and
essays that they had written proba
bly were instrumental in the DOT's
Personally, Mrs. Smith said news
of the state's plan for an overpass
was sad but joyful. "I think our
school children and the community
will be a lot safer," she said.
Approximately 14,000 people
"/ think our school children and the
community will be a lot safer."
? Hilda Smith
signed a petition seeking an overpass
at the intersection. Mrs. Smith said
she plans to send it to Mrs. Williams.
Loren Archer, manager of the
Han-Dee Hugo's store that will have
to be moved or torn down to make
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room for the overpass, also was
pleased by the news.
"I know that it's needed," he said.
"It's kind of aggravating in the fact
that it should have been done in the
first place before everything was built
Archer said the state's plan may
hurt the store, but it's the best thing
for the community. "It's unfortunate
for us, but I'd rather see an overpass
than any more people getting killed
The DOT estimates the inter
change will cost approximately S3.4
million, with SI million used to put -
chase right of way and die rest spent
on the actual construction.
Mrs. Williams said she'll recom
mend to the transportation board that
an overpass be built as soon as possi
However, construction will not
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start until 1994 because of the plan
ning, design and right-of-way acqui
sition work required ahead of time.
Construction will take about 18
In the meantime, Mrs. Williams
said the state will maintain the safest
intersection possible asing the best
traffic signals and signing devices.
The design of the proposed over
pass will be a half clover-leaf, ac
cording to Tommy Peacock, chief en
gineer for pre-construction with the
N.C. 130 will cross over the U.S.
17 bypass. Motorists on U.S. 17 will
exit by traveling under N.C. 130 and
taking a ramp that will loop and con
nect to N.C. 130.
If the project is approved and fund
ed, Peacock said the Han-Dee Hugo's
u.iivcniencc store at the intersection
will have to be moved or torn down.
The state will need the land for the
interchange, he said, along with prop
erty at each of the throe other comers
at the intersection .
Peacock said the Shallotte Manor
Apartments will be left in place, but
some land in front of the complex
will be needed for a ramp.
The entrance to the Southeastern
Welcome Center off N.C. 130 will al
so have to be relocated, along with
part of Bridgers Road.
Brunswick County Board of
Commissioners Chairman Kelly Hol
den was among those present for last
"You've just made the people of
Brunswick County very happy," he
told Mrs. Williams.
Also present were Terry Bartxse,
president of the South Brunswick
Islands Chamber of Commerce;
Annette Odom, past chamber presi
dent and a member of the welcome
center board; and Don Evans, a past
member of the chamber board
For Help, Just Dial 9-1-1
Television shows such as Rescue: 91 1 have helped inform people of
how a 91 1 emergency communications system works, but some area
residents still have questions.
Brunswick County's 911 system that began last week is an en
hanced scrvice, which means an address of the caller will automatically
appear on the dispatcher's screen even if the person is unable to talk or
too young to give details.
Here are basic facts about the 91 1 program and how it works:
?T o Call: J ust dial 9- 1 - 1 on a touchtonc or rotary dial phone.
?What To Say: Give the phone number you arc calling from, your
name and address, and identify the type of emergency.
?Stay On: Don't hang up until the dispatcher says it's okay. Answer all
?Hours: The system operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
?Costs: It's free. Even away from home, a person can dial 91 1 at a pay
phone and a quarter isn't needed.
?One Call: 91 1 dispatchers can send the right fire, rescue and/or law en
forcement unit to the scene. No other calls are needed.
?Directions: Give directions in case the automatic address monitor
doesn't function. Describe the house and its street location.
?When To Call: For any medical emergency, fire or to report a crime in
any location in Brunswick County or any municipal area, dial 911.
?Which System: 911 is in operation for all telephone customers in
Brunswick County, in both the Atlantic Telephone Membership
Corporation and Southern Bell service areas.
?Addresses: Residents should post house numbers to help emergency
personnel locale their homes.
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deed restrictions prohibiting curb
side garbage containers. In June
1990, 98 percent of residents there
voted to keep the green boxes rather
than opt for curbside containers.
Carolina Shores Property Owners
Association President Jack Brady
forwarded a letter to commissioners
endorsing the plan to drop commer
cial garbage serv ice based on the es
"We arc not here to criticize the
business community," stated
Brady's letter, "but we believe our
local merchants are perfectly capa
ble of establishing their own refuse
The town would have to adopt an
ordinance requiring its businesses
and restaurants to maintain green
boxes or refuse containers, noted
Building Inspector Ed Schaack.
"That's going to be your prob
lem," Hardee added. "You all arc
going to have yourselves a good
time. Good luck."
When the trash servicc is taken
away from the business district,
Hardee said, people will start dump
ing their trash illegally.
The vote was unexpected, noted
"If I had known we were going to
have a vote on garbage tonight, I
would have had some restaurant
people here," he added.
Someone from the Carolina
Shores Property Owners Association
spoke briefly to clarify points in
The POA letter concluded by stat
ing, "Wc strongly urge the five
District 2 commissioners to cast
their votes as representatives of the
community where they reside."
The council scheduled a second
workshop for Monday, May 18, at
4:30 p.m., at the town hall to contin
ue work on a proposed budget. At a
work session May 7, the finance
committee reached a consensus to
set aside $5,000 to pay commission
ers a per diem for attending meet
The board also heard ihat
Brunswick County community ser
vice workers will be used to paint
the town fire hydrants and town hall
exterior. The color chosen is blue,
Also, an noncontrovcrsial amend
ment changing the makeup of the
town's Planning Board was adopted
unanimously. The change estab
lished a 10-member advisory board,
with seven persons from the town
limits and three from the extraterri
All arc appointed by commission
ers, with six needed to make a quo
Hearing Monday On
DOT, County Road List
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?For rcscuc squads, voluniecr fire
departments and contingencies,
The county's allocation is deter
mined by dividing the total number
of unpaved miles in the state with al
locations approved by the state legis
Allocations arc based on gaso
line tax revenues and final totals will
not be known until the end of the
tunem fiscal year, June 30. Costs
for each project are estimates and
may vary with inllation, cost of ma
terials, equipment rate changes or
for other reasons.
During the 19X9-90 fiscal year,
9.40 miles of roads were scheduled
for improvements. All but four of
those 18 projects arc now complete.
Three not completed were on
Sunset Harbor Road (S R. 1113),
Goodland Road (S.R. 1523) and
Raymond Carter Road (S.R. 1176)
because nght of ways were unavail
able, according to DOT. Galloway
Road (S.R. 1401 A) will be paved
during the four-laning of U.S. 17 at
For the 1990-91 fiscal year,
10.77 miles were paved while one
project remains unfinished, Cumbce
Road (S.R. 1131), because a right of
way wasn't available.
Another 13.61 miles were sched
uled for paving in fiscal year 1991
92 with three of those projects still
Paving of 2.1 miles on the C.C.
Road (S.R. 1413) and 3.7 miles of
the Royal Oak Road (S.R. 1345)
will be completed Aug. 15, accord
ing to DOT. Another .54-mile pro
ject on Mellancy Lane (S.R. 1555) is
scheduled for completion June 30.
A priority list of 79 rural roads
and 78 residential or subdivision
roads, updated by DOT in 1991, is
posted at the Brunswick County
JACKSON CANADY SAYS . . .
Pleasant Spring Days Ahead
Typical spring weather returns to
the South Brunswick Islands this
week, with temperature and rainfall
expected to be near normal.
Shallotte Point meteorologist
Jackson Canady said he expects
temperatures to range from around
60 degrees at night up to around HO
degrees during the daytime, with
about a half-inch of rainfall.
"All in all, we should have some
of the nicest spring weather that one
could ask for," he said T uesday.
Temps, rainfall near normal next
That weather will be a welcome
change for most area residents from
the weather for the period May 5
through 11, when temperatures
were below normal and rainfall
Canady recorded a maximum
high of 84 degrees on May 1 1 , and a
minimum low of 49 degrees on May
6 and 7.
A daily average high ol 73 de
grees combined with an average
nightly low of 53 degrees for a daily
average tcmpcraluic of 63 degrees.
That was about 6 degrees below
normal, Canady said.
He measured 1.27 inches of rain
fall for the Dcriod.
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