Person Do Job
To the editor:
Lcland Mayor S.L. Doty criti
cized Mayor Russell Baldwin for
hmng a police chief who was nni
?n*cd in Nonh Cafoh^
SiLSjf"ss,,n,'ng <?*> P?
28 years experience who super
vised a staff of 190 was g?d
enough to he Lcland \s chief, hw
tan he think he is qualified'' This js
a tremendous undertaking in the best
of circumstances. Why create ?,
worst case scenario?
During a recent public hearing the
ownsfolk cited numerous reasons to
?L L^'and Council why thev
NEhDED not just wanted-police
protection. Citizens stated the^rior
departmental organizational plan
was good and they wanted a chief
equal to McCarthy, which is not
hard to understand.
why h* the Lcland Council ig
nored the wishes of the people and
recommendations of law enforce
ment professionals across die state?
w..h t Lcland Council continues
with Mayor Doty's ill-conceived
plan to head a two-man department
they are not just asking for trouble
?ey are demanding it. One slip-up
y an ill-trained, improperly supcr
c<2 ?? ^'CC ?T'CCr and thc town
could face a million dollar lawsuit.
Why would thc town attorney let
them proceed with this plan?
Simply One More
To the editor:
Once again we have the national
occasion for handwringing about
boys without fathers.
.h ThCu rcal Pmblcm is that most of
these boys didn't have a mother ci
Then we put the boys in the same
classroom with girls of the same
chronological age in dumb female
dominated schools. Prior to puberty
foys physical and mental develoo
ment lags behind that of girls by
about 1 1/2 years.
Thus the boys struggle and get 10
tunes the negadve put-downs as
girls and suffer the scorn and disre
spect of girls due to the lattcr's tem
porary mental superiority.
ih^?d m )?Ung adulls thc>' suffcr
the trickle-down of psychological
abuse and scorn generated by the
feminists in colleges and women's
Now we demand that young men
ol the future live with their tormen
tors and become de facto fathers of
Of course the ready-made solu
Uon to these social distortions is to
have Hillary for President!
Karl E. Brandt
To the editor:
In recent weeks 1 have had the op
portunity to enjoy the sidewalks that
currently exist from the post office
to the pier. What an improvement
for Holden Beach!
My usual walk of four miles per
day causes me to express my delight
over this new addition to "our"
beach! Not only am 1 experiencing a
safer way to exercise but also a
more enjoyable view of what Hold
en Beach has to offer homeowners
as well as visitors to our island.
Being a property owner midway
the island, 1 would like to thank our
beach officials for their efforts so far
and encourage them to continue this
project to the west end as well as
cast end. It truly enhances our beach
property, and provides a much safer
way to bike or walk.
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PHOTO CONHIBUIiO BY lOUISf DAB8S
A HUMMINGBIRD chose an unlikely nesting spot in a camp
A Trusting Hummingbird
Now that our hummingbirds have returned from their wintering
placcs, I'm reminded of how beautiful and special they are
We have only one species east of the Mississippi
River and that is the small Ruby-throated
Hummingbird. The male's red throat and green
crown and back arc unmistakable in identification.
In the western states, identifying hummingbirds is
a different story In Peterson's Field Guide to the
Birds of iexiis, 14 species arc listed with such cxotic
" names as Black-chinned, Buff-bellied, White -eared,
> 4 Broad billed. Calliope. Lucifer, Costa's, Rivoli's,
Blue-throated. Anna's, Broad -tailed, Allen's ami
I.- a vetd Rufous, as well as our Ruby-throated. Some are al
most twice the size of our hummingbirds and the
largest is the Blue-throated.
Hummingbird nests are small and inconspicuous and arc usually
placed along a lichen-coveted limb 01 branch where they arc well protect
ed and camouflaged
1 wo very small eggs are placed in the small cup and the tcmalc num
mingbird siLs like a cap ovci the nest I have seen the nest of the Ruby
throated when it was shown me by my grandfather many years ago I
probably would have overlooked it because of the careful work of making
the nest appear like a knot ol the limb
Louise Dabbs at Holdcn Beach shared an experience her brother had
with one of the western hummingbird species. He was camping in
Arizona and a hummingbird built a nest just outside his trailer on a brack
ct between two posts Here he watched the birds feed the young and could
get a close up look at life in the nesi
Not many of us get to share life with the hummingbirds at this range,
but we can all appreciate the role they play in using their needle like bills
to sip nectar from flowers and help in pollination and insect control.
Of the 319 species found worldwide, we have only one in the Eastern
states, but ours is a world-class representative of the lanuly.
Committee Proposes Center Structure
BY MARJORIE MKGIVK.RN
A search for a director, grant pro
posals, and involvement of local in
dustry were some of the ambitious
proposals made to the Brunswick
County Board of Education Monday
by Math/Science Alliance Com
mittee Chairman Frank Blackmon.
The committee was appointed in
January by Brunswick Community
College (BCC) and the school board
to make recommendations for a pro
gram to enhance science and mathe
matics education in elementary ami
secondary schools and the commu
The seven-member committee is
made up of a cross-section of busi
ness people, teachers, administrators
and parents. Its program develop
ment recommendations propose a
structure that would include hiring a
program director, establishing a co
ordinating committee, the latter be
ing answerable to the Brunswick
County Board of Education and the
BCC Board of Trustees. Subcom
mittees included would deal with fi
nance, facilities, communications,
planning and evaluation, and math
and science curriculum.
Blackmon called attention to the
problem as identified by his com
mittee and described in a printed
handout. "Brunswick County learn
ing institutions are neither adequate
ly nurturing students' natural curios
ity nor developing a capacity and
motivation for continual learning in
mathematics and science," it read.
Because of this, the committee
bciicved students usually take no
more than the required courses in
these subjects and are not prepared
to compete in institutions of higher
education and the job market.
The learning center, which
Blackmon said he hoped could get
off the ground sometime in 1993,
would provide a curriculum in both
disciplines lo correct this problem.
After Blackmon's presentation,
board member Bob Slockett was
about to move acceptance ol the rec
ommendauons when Chairperson
Donna Baxter suggested that she.
Superintendent P.R. Hankins and
BCC President Michael Reeves
have an opportunity to study them
before board action was taken.
Both the Brunswick County
Board of Education and BCC Board
of Trustees must approve the recom
mendations for adoption.
To Meet Saturday
The Holden Beach Property
Owners Association meets for the
second time in five weeks this
Saturday at Holden Beach Town
The Memorial Day weekend
meeting starts at 10 a.m. Members
will hear about ongoing town pro
jects Saturday and the Holden Beach
POA's finance and membership re
The organization's directors will
meet at 9 a.m. Planning for the
Labor Day weekend barbecue is
among the items on their agenda.
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GREEN BOXES TO GO
County Restricts Dumping
At New Convenience Sites
BY TKRRY POPE
County officials arc cracking
down on the illegal dumping of
commercial and industrial garbage
at its residential trash convenience
and recycling stations.
Two new disposal sites that
opened last week near Seaside and
Molden Beach will be staffed by
county employees to make sure that
only household trash is dumped into
the containers and compactors.
Commercial haulers must dump
at either the county landfill in
Supply or at the three transfer sta
Hons m Lcland, Ocean Isle and
Southport. The goal is to restrict the
new convenience stations for rcsi
dents and proj>crty owners as out
lined in a county ordinance.
"We will be enforcing that at all
of the sites," saiiLCounty F.ngincer
New trash disposal and recycling
stations opened on N C. 9<)4 near
Seaside and on Oxpen Road near
Holdcn Beach last week Hours at
both arc from Nam to 7 p.m. on
Sunday; 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon
day through Thursday; 9:^0 a.m. to
7 p.m. on Friday: and X a.m. to 7
p.m. on Saturday.
Green box containers in the
Holdcn Beach and Seaside areas
will be removed in the coming
weeks, said Tucker.
A goal is to eliminate the coun
ty's scattered green boxes and re
place them with fewer but larger
convenience stations like the one re
cently completed on N.C. 904.
"We're trying to get out of the
green box system," said Tucker.
Sit?ns*will be posted at the green
box sites this week tu tell residents
where to find the nearest convc
inciiic suiuon ouve the boxes are
Other stations will be built in
Winnabow and on N.C. 211 near
Midway Road during the 1992-93
budget year. All of the convenience
stations will also have recycling
containers to collect aluminum,
glass and newspapers.
Last month. District 5 County
Commissioner Donald Shaw asked
Tucker to compare 1992's dumping
tonnage with 199l's figures at the
county's trash stations. Shaw said he
believed the county was "being
dumped on" by commercial haulers
at sites supposedly restricted to local
collcctors and household garbage.
Putting employees at the trash sta
tions will "ensure proper use of the
sites consistent with the county ordi
nance" and will also provide securi
ty at the stations, noted Tucker. The
workers can also help residents put
items in the proper recycling bins.
Figures show the amount of
garbage dumped in Brunswick
County for the first months of 1992
is consistent with the 1991 figures.
The county has advertised for
bids to install scales at the county
landfill and at the three transfer sta
tions on Chappcll Loop Road in
Lcland, on Hale Swamp Road near
Ocean Isle and on N.C. 87 at the
Two New Collection Sites
Give Boost To Recycling
Two new recycling stations were opened last week by Brunswick
County on N.C. 904 near Seaside and on Ox pen Road near Holder.
Also, three temporary drop off sites arc open at the Northwest, Town
Creek and Waccamaw Township District Parks.
Recycling Coordinator Mary McCarley said there arc now eight
places where residents can take recyclable aluminum, glass and newspa
pers. Brown, green and clear glass arc acccptcd along with aluminum
cans and 100 percent aluminum scrap.
CurrcnUy, plastics arc not acccptcd at the county sites.
There arc a few guidelines to remember when recycling. Cans and
glass should be rinsed before dumping them into the bins, said Ms.
Also, residents should pull out slicks or glossy inserts from newspa
pers before dumping them. If nxyclablcs arc brought to the ccntcr in
boxes or plastic bags, the containers should not be dumped into the bins
but taken home and reused, she said.
Labels can be left on glass beverage and food containers, but lids
must be discarded. Plate glass, automobile glass, mirrors, ceramic, clay
containers, pyrex or light bulbs should not be put in the recycling bins.
Here are the hours and locations for drop-off sites:
?Southport Transfer Station ? intersection of N.C. 133 and N.C. 87; 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday;
?Lcland Transfer Station ? on C'happcll Loop Road (S.R. 1524) off of
old U.S. 17; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday;
?Ocean Isle Transfer Station ? on Hale Swamp Road (S.R. 1 134) south
of Shallotte; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday;
?Oxpen Convenience Station ? intersection of N.C. 130 and Oxpcn
Road (S.R. 1 140) near Holdcn Beach: 1 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday; 10:30
am. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; 8
a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday;
?N.C. 904 Convenience Station ? on N.C. 904 (Seaside Road); 1 1 am
to 7 p.m. Sunday; 10:30 am. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9:30
am. to 7 p.m. Friday; 8 am. to 7 p.m. Saturday;
?Northwest Township Park ? (temporary) U.S. 74-76 near Lanvale
Road, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sat
urday and Sunday;
?Town Creek Township Park ? (temporary) U.S. 17 in Winnabow; 7
am. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and
?Waccamaw Township Park ? (temporary) Waccamaw School Road
(S.R 1330) in Ash; 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m to
1 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
After the new budget year begins in July two additional sites will
open, the Brunswick County Landfill, Galloway Road, Supply off of
U.S. 17, xand at a convenience station on N.C. 21 1 near Midway Road.
Doshcr Cutoff near Southnort
Commissioners have made no de
cision on whether to charge a lip
ping fee after July 1 for commercial
haulers who warn to dump garbage
at those locations
Ocean Isle Has Public
Hearing With No Public
Occan Isle Beach Town Council
had no public input as it approved
ils final update of the town'sl990
Land Use Plan in a quick Tuesday
Approval came after two years of
revisions and review by Coastal
Resources Commission representa
tive Haskell Rheu, according to OIB
Mayor Betty Williamson.
Druid Robcrson, public works di
rector for Occan Isle, explained that,
although no major changes were
made in the update, the commission
required policies on coastal issues,
whether or not they appeared applic
able to the town.
For example, he said a policy was
required on off-shore drilling.
"We stated as our policy that it
would have to meet our environ
mental concerns or we would not
support it," he said.
ITie plan will now be presented for
approval by the Coastal Resources
Commission at its meeting May 28
and 29 at Beaufort County Com
munity College in Washington, N.C.
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