STAFF PHOTO BY DOUG KUTTER
FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION State Director James Kearney (left) congratulates Lamina
Soles , a local employee who recently completed her 30th year with the agency. Also pictured (back,
from left) are county supervisor Ted Rivenbark, district director Jimmy Johnson, Dennis Winter, Steve
Sessions and Deborah Milliken.
Farmers Home Director Visits County
James C. Kearney, the new state director for Farmers
Home Administration (FmHA), visited the Brunswick
County office in Shallotte last week to meet with local
Kearney, appointed by Secretary of Agriculture
Mike Espy on April 30. said he wants to make the orga
nization's programs more "user friendly" to the people
who need its services.
"I want the local office to reach out to the communi
ty. using programs to improve the economic, health and
social environment for all people," Kearney said.
A 28-year FmHA employee. Kearney has held sev
eral positions with the agency. He was a loan officer and
county supervisor in Windsor for 12 years and most re
cently served as district director in the Henderson area.
Kearney challenged the local staff to maintain bal
anced service to the whole community.
Farmers Home Administration is a federal govern
ment agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture
that provides loans and grants for agriculture and rural
The local office, located in the Promenade Office
Park on Holden Beach Road, serves all of Brunswick
County and is directed by County Supervisor Ted
More than 500 local individuals or families have
loans totaling $9.7 million for farming or housing pur
Additionally, Rivenbark said the county has benefit
ed from a number of loans and grants for multi-family
housing, water and sewer and other essential community
facilities such as fire and rescue service.
An indirect benefit of FmHA programs is the eco
nomic activity and jobs created by the provision of cred
it. Builders, material and farm suppliers, surveyors and
attorneys are employed as a result of FmHA programs.
Lumina Soles, an employee at the Shallotte office,
recently completed her 30th year of working for the
For more information on Farmers Home Adminis
tration and its program, call the local office at 754-4880.
Satellite Office To Open In Calabash
Steven K. White, M.D. of Myrtle
Beach, S.C., a plastic and recon
geon, has an
to open a satel
lite office in
White is on
the medical staff
of Grand Strand
white Beach, and has
a private practice in Myrtle Beach.
He was recently certified by the
American Board of Plastic Surgery
for added qualifications in surgery
of the hand.
A graduate of the Medical Uni
versity of South Carolina in Char
leston. he completed his internship
at Keesler Medical Center, Biloxi,
Miss., and residency in general sur
gery at Keesler Air Force Base and
Spartanburg Regional Medical Cen
ter, Spartanburg, S.C. He received
his training in plastic surgery at Wi
ford Hall Medical Center, San An
Anthony T. Capra of Holden
Beach has been promoted to sales
manager of WCCA Radio Station in
The announcement was made by
Lee Hauser, president and general
manager of Sound Business of
Coastal Carolina and owner of WC
Capra has previously held man
agement positions in AT&T Cor
poration's marketing and sales, pur
chasing, computer systems and ma
terials management divisions.
Identifying business advertising
needs will be the topic of a free sem
inar being sponsored by the Bruns
wick Community College Small
Business Center Nov. 30 at the Sup
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Participants will learn how to ef
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Business owners or managers are
asked to pre-register for the seminar
by calling the BCC Small Business
Center at 754-6900.
Brunswick County lawyers and
their peers across North Carolina are
being asked this month to support
Legal Setvices of North Carolina.
Created by the North Carolina
Bar Association in 1976, Legal
Services is the only statewide law
firm for the poor. It operates 15 local
programs serving all 100 counties of
the state and three special purpose
It offers one lawyer for every
11, 000 possible clients, as North
Carolina has 1.2 million poor people
who are eligible for free civil legal
services because their income is no
more than 1 25 percent of the federal
Last year Legal Services assisted
more than 40,000 families and indi
viduals with problems that included
domestic violence, elder care and
rights, child support, health care,
home and farm foreclosure and
Through its "Access to Justice
Campaign," Legal Services of North
Carolina is asking each lawyer in tne
state to contribute at least the
amount equal to one billable hour,
with the goal of raising $2(X),000.
Legal Services of the Lower Cape
Fear, based in Wilmington, serves
seven counties in Southeastern
North Carolina with a combined
95,250 potential clients, including
10,718 in Brunswick County.
It operates with a staff of one ex
ecutive director, five attorneys, one
paralegal and one volunteer parale
The area Lx-gal Services board has
set as its priorities cases that include
civil problems involving consumer
affairs, benefits, housing, civil
rights, health care, community eco
nomic development, employment,
education and personal property.
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Commercial Activity Pushes October
Building Permits To $5.7 Million
Business activity boosted construction value for
building permits issued during October by the Brunswick
bi County Building Inspection Department to $5.74 million.
"That's the highest of the year by far," said Planner
Don Eggert. who compiles the monthly statistics.
IS The county issues building permits for unincorporat
B ed areas of the county. Two permits were issued for in
dustrial construction valued at $2,562,912, and seven
H commercial permits for projects valued at $1,212,474.
^ Permits for 33 signs valued at $237,336 were issued
in the month before new zoning rules were expected to
go into effect, bringing the total for the year to 95 signs
? Fifty-six permits were issued for mobile homes.
Twelve permits were issued for single-family homes
with a combined estimated value of $790,475. Permits
were also issued for three multi-family buildings with a
total of 18 units and a combined value of $712,404.
Other permits included six for additions worth
$70,724; nine for garages worth $153,257; one for a
deck or porch worth $2,800.
During October the department issued 386 permits,
including 171 building, 125 electrical, 38 plumbing and
During the first 10 months of 1993, 3,675 permits
have been issued, including 700 for mobile homes and
118 for single-family homes with a total value of $8.27
Tech Prep Offers Jump Start
Misty Galloway (left) Tamesha N. Livingston and (under dryer) Annie Russ, shown with Brunswick
Community College instructor Tim Galloway and lead instructor Esther Myles , are among 12 cosme
tology and nine electronics I students from West Brunswick High School getting a jump start on their
careers and college educations under a Tech Prep agreement between WBHS and BCC. Like other col
lege students, they must take responsibility for providing their own transportation to class, being on
time and accepting responsbility for their actions.
Chamber Promotes Shopping At Home
The South Brunswick Islands
Chamber of Commerce wants to
keep cash registers ringing at home
this holiday season.
The chamber and 36 area mer
chants are sponsoring Hometown
Holidays, an annual event designed
to encourage shopping locally.
Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 24,
and continuing until Wednesday,
Dec. 22, Hometown Holidays offers
shoppers an opportunity to register
to win monetary awards and gifts.
Boxes decorated in holiday wrap
ping will be placed in each partici
pating business, and shoppers will
be encouraged to register. A total of
$5(K) will be given away throughout
Monetary awards will in the
"chamber dollars," and winners may
spend their winnings at businesses
who participated in the promotion.
For a list of participating busi
nesses, call the South Brunswick
Islands Chamber of Commerce at
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