Published in Fayetteville Observer on
November 13, 2012
Jeffrey R. Weeks
FAYETTEVILLE - Jeffrey Roy Weeks, 43, of Fayetteville, died Friday,
Nov. 9, 2012, in Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital. He was preceded
in death by his mother, Michele Denton. He was a graduate of Pine
Forest High School and UNC-Greensboro. After retiring as a high
school educator, he authored several books and wrote a weekly
fishing column for Brunswick Beacon. Jeff was a contributing author
for Yahoo and Examiner.com and maintained his own fishing blogs on
the Internet. He was an avid fisherman, who loved to fish under the
bridge at Sunset Beach. He had excellent culinary skills, which he
used to prepare his "catch of the day." Baseball and football were
a passion of his and he never missed a Braves or Panther game. A
memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 13,
2012, at Cromartie-Miller & Lee Funerals & Cremations in Dunn.
Officiating will be the Rev. Michael Preedy. The family will
receive friends after the service. Mr. Weeks is survived by his
daughters, Elanor Jane Weeks and Zelda M. Weeks, both of
Greensboro; father, Dr. Donnie E. Weeks of Fayetteville; sister,
Windy Remer and husband Jimmy of Fayetteville; paternal
grandmother, Lula Weeks Messer of Erwin; uncle, Tony Weeks of
Erwin; and nephew and niece, Matthew and Samantha Remer. Memorials
made be made online to UNC research and treatment of bipolar
disorders. A service of Cromartie-Miller & Lee Funerals and
Cremations of Dunn.
Published in Fayetteville Observer on November 13, 2012
Jeffrey's websites are:
January 2012 Long Bay Artificial
Reef Association Update.
From Bob Black
We hope all are off to a good start and will have a very successful
We are proud to announce that LBARA is off to a good start; we have
officially been notified that once again we have qualified for a
grant from the Coastal Recreation Fishing License (CRFL) funds.
This grant is for the establishment of AR-430.
The groundwork for this grant started in early 2008 when we
petitioned the NCDMF for a permit to build a new artificial reef
off Oak Island. Once the NCDMF approved the request the long
arduous process of other approvals started.
The public hearing was held with NCDMF personnel in October of 2009
and a great turnout of 40 people (large for a artificial reef
hearing) was unanimously in favor of our chosen site. Once the
hearing was over the NCDMF began to start working the paper through
what we (LBARA) describe as a ridiculous amount of agencies.
Federal, State and Local. Things aren’t as simple as they used to
Along with the paperwork there were videos of the site to be made
along with onsite investigation by divers confirming that we indeed
had picked a barren site. These went well.
As you know LBARA in 2009 was also preparing an application for a
CRFL funds grant to enhance AR-440 and AR460. This was granted and
these enhancements took place in the summer/fall of 2010. This
project came in on time and under budget, and as a result, we were
encouraged to seek another CRFL grant.
In 2011 the process was started to apply for another grant from the
CRFL fund to deploy the first material on the new AR-430.
A very big tip of the hat goes to President Andy Fisher and our
Marine Scientist Dick Stone for the fine job they did preparing the
grant application. Dick was very instrumental in preparing the
first application in 2009. Andy had handled the paying of bills and
balancing of the books and corresponding with the state auditors
during the 2010 project. So they had great knowledge of what was
required. Good Job!
The plan is to truck 4,000,000 lbs of assorted concrete pipe to the
NC State Port in Wilmington, NC then transport the material to the
reef site by a private barging company. AR-430 will be located
approximately 2.5 sm South of Middleton Street Water Tower on Oak
This grant is much tighter than the previous one but we feel we are
prepared. Thanks to some significant donations from LBARA friends
we should be able to meet our share requirements of the program.
The final paperwork and bid process will probably not allow us to
start moving pipe to the NC State Port in Wilmington until late
June or early July.
Jim Knight has his Forklifts greased and ready and our crew from
the 2010 project is intact and eager to get it done.
We hope everyone’s fishing gear is cleaned and ready because it
will not be as long as it has been.
Ps: Take a kid fishing and then purchase them a lifetime NC CRFL!
Club Calcutta Rules:
For 2011 there are numerous pre-scheduled N.C. &
"Saltwater Fishing Tournaments" Any of these Saltwater
Fishing Tournaments may qualify as a
of five (5) COSFC boats that are
fishing in a "SFT" have paid the $50.00 Club Calcutta Tournament
entry fee, or has already filed the
this requirement is met, the Club will contribute $100.00
the purse. Winner
maximum # of club boats
that can enter an event.
You must be a member in good standing (dues paid for the
year) to participate.
A club member may fish on a non-members boat and
You must be registered in the main
Weigh slips / receipts from the main tournament will be
required to determine winner.
In the event of a tie, the earliest weighed fish as posted
weigh slip / receipt, will be declared the winner.
Entry fee must be paid prior to start of the tournament unless an
Auto-Entry form has been submitted. This form states that
you are automatically entered in the Club Tournament in any
you enter. This form binds you for the entire calendar year.
are not entered into a tournament there is no obligation.
Official rules and results of the
tournament will be the official
rules and results of the club tournament.
CLUB CALCUTTA AUTO ENTRY FORM
By signing this
form, I agree to be automatically entered as a participant
into any COSFC Club Calcutta that coincides with another tournament
which I am entered. This agreement extends for an entire calendar
and is not revocable. I further agree that I will make my entry fee
payment to the club Treasurer no later than the club meeting
immediately following the conclusion of the tournament.
can enter their catch into the 2009
Inner Club Tournament
by filling out the form( found on "The Inner Club Page") and
the data about their catch.
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