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Chowan County Courthouse And Detention Facility Dedication - Sunday
See Special Supplement In Today’s Chowan Herald
WILLIAMSTON - The North
Carolina Board of Trans
portation allocated $lO-million
from funds authorized by the State
Highway Bond Act of 1977 for
improvements to the state’s large
secondary road system here at its
January nth meeting.
Chowan County’s share of the
$lO-million allocation is $16,672,
based on a formula established by
the state legislature. According to
the formula, each county receives
a percentage of the total funds
available, determined by the
unpaved miles of secondary roads
in the county in relationship to the
total mileage of unpaved secon
dary roads in the state.
Chowan County has 32.80 miles
of unpaved roads, while the total
mileage of unpaved state main
tained secondary roads in North
Carolina is 20,000.
Secretary of Transportation
Tom Bradshaw commented,
“Again, we are glad to be able to
put the highway bond funds to
work for the citizens of North
Carolina. It was the citizens’
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Named To Board
RALEIGH The Bank of North
Carolina, N.A. has named Ernest
L. Hollowell to serve on the
Edenton Local Board, it was
announced today by Charles F.
An active member of the
community, HoUoweU is Chair
man of the Board of Chowan
Veneer Company, Inc. He is past
president of the Edenton Lions
Club, is on the Board of Trustees of
Chowan College, serves as
Chairman of the Fund Raising
Committee of Chowan College, is
past Post Coinmiander’bfTha^“
American Legion and is on the
Board of Directors of Chowan Golf
and Country Club.
President Merrill stated, “We
are extremely pleased to have Mr.
Hollowell join us, and I am sure
that Edenton City Executive,
Larry Robertson, and his staff
will benefit from the guidance of
such a strong and capable board.
E. L. Hollowell
NRHDA Exhausts Resources
Northeastern Rural Health Development Association, a non-profit
health provider in Tyrrell, Perquimans and Bertie counties has all but
exhausted means of obtaining $200,000 for second year funding. It is
headquartered in Hertford.
Walter White, chairman, has been quoted as saying that the disap
proval of regional headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., will be argued at the
Washington. D. C., level.
Officials in Atlanta did approve more than $50,000 in funds to “phase
out" the agency. ~ -
The agency has been given negative comments from Eastern Carolina
Health Systems Agency in Greenville and now in Atlanta .White con
tinues to maintain that a need exists in the health underserved counties
and NRHDA is the logical vehicle to be used in meeting the need.
The association had been asked by the Atlanta Office of HEW to
comply with a series of consents. Also, the agency asked ECHSA to
completely review the application and a public hearing was held in
Edenton-tbe second such hearing.
Opposition has been centered around duplication of services, lack of
community support and government to compete with free en-
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SURPRISE GREETING —L. F. Amburn, Jr., publisher of The
Chowan Herald, had a surprise greeting Saturday night when he
returned from a vacation in Florida following hospitalization.
Those on hand were his wife, Emily, and Miss Terry Hoard, the
companion of Luke Amburn who was on hand to record the event.
'The Boss Is Back!'
We had the misfortune of being
hospitalized earlier in the month
along the Public Parade. What
started out as a “two or three
days” for a battery recharge
turned into a complete tune up
which lasted 16 days.
Chi orders of Dr. Clement Lucas
we then spent a week with a sister
at Amelia Island Plantation,
Florida. In another edition of The
Chowan Herald we will dwell on
that subject further.
After being on the receiving end
of a new medical technique ad
ministered by Dr. Jim O’Leary
and $ exhaustive “work up”-by
Dr. George Knowles we were
weak, but relaxed, when Dave
Hanson sent us a “courtesy
The business office represen
tative advised us as to what the
hospital charges at the time, but
with the caution that there would
be other charges not yet posted.
We almost told them to let me go
back to bed.
Complete recovery from the
finances didn’t occur until Sunday
afternoon when we received the
itemized bill. It was then that we
were thankful that Earl Britton of
Blue Cross & Blue Shield had
given us a package which
amounted to a tremendous fringe
benefit for all The Chowan Herald
employees. The amount not
covered by the insurance was little
more than 1 per cent of the total
“The boss is back”, Luke kept
saying at Norfolk' International
Airport as he played the
photographer role during the
surprise by our wife and Luke’s
companion. The same words filled
our office on Cheap Side along the
Public Parade during the early
days of this week. We have tried to
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fTHE CHOWAN HERALD
Vol. XLVI - No. 5
For Cape Fear
The first N. C. coastal stocking
of six-inch striped bass (rock fish)
took place January 24 in the Cape
Fear River near Wilmington.
Some 20,000 4 to 6 inch were
raised in the Edenton National
Fish Hatchery near Edenton, by
the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service
and transported 190 miles to
Wilmington to begin an ex
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By Local Farmers
A group of the cotton farmers in
Chowan County are looking at the
possibility of a cotton gin located
within the county. Cotton acres
have decreased in Chowan County
until they got as low as 300 acres.
But with the cost of production
increasing in corn, and the low
yields of corn in certain areas of
the county, cotton production has
begun to look much better,
because in a peanut rotation the
land should be planted to either
com, cotton, or milo as soybeans
carry the same disease and fer
tility problems that peanuts do. If
soybeans are rotated with peanuts
the disease problem could be
For the past several years the
cotton producer has had to carry
his cotton to Murfreesboro or
Bethel to have it ginned, which is
both costly as far as wear and tear
on trucks is concerned, and also
Edenton, North Carolina, Thursday, January 31, 1980
Wilder To Be Tried For Kidnapping
Arnell Wilder was bound over to
Chowan County Superior Court
Tuesday after Judge Richard
Parker found probable cause on
charges of first degree burglary
and kidnapping. Wilder is being
held in Tri-County Jail in lieu of a
$50,000 bond on the two counts.
Wilder’s case is expected to go
before the grand jury next week in
the higher court. If true bills of
indictment are found Dist. Atty.
Tom'Watts has indicated that the
cases will be tried sometime
during the week.
Chowan County Courthouse and
Sunday, February 3, 1980
2:00> 5:00 P. M.
very time consuming. To make
matters even worse, the
possibility of a gin in Mur
freesboro or Bethel in the next few
years seems to be slight. For these
reasons, the cotton farmers have
No probable cause was found in
companion cases where William
Michael Alexander and Jennece
Marshall Carter are charged with
aiding and abetting Wilder.
Wilder is charged with first
degree burglary at the home of
Mrs. Carolyn B White, North
Broad Street, and kidnapping her
granddaughter, Nita Raines.
In other cases tried the following
action *-is V.
Geo; ,>e Lawrence Bazemore,
ordered to pay fine and costs in
charges heard earlier.
met once to discuss forming a
cooperative to set up a gin and will
have met against on Wednesday,
January 30, with representatives
from NCRFD and NCDA to
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Single Copies 20 Cents
Jessie Ray Holley, improper
equipment, $lO fine and costs.
Vernon L. Snowden, speeding,
Mitchell Arlen Gilliam, im
proper equipment, $lO fine and
Frankie Lynn Parrish, traffic
violation, $25 fine and costs.
Notice of appeal entered.
Leon Skinner, traffic violation,
$25 fine and costs
Kenny Eugene. indecent
language, 30 days, suspended
upon payment of S4O fine and
costs; resisting arrest, 30 days,
suspended upon payment of S4O
fine and costs.
Henry V. Jackson, Jr., injury to
personal property, 60 days,
suspended upon payment of $25
fine and costs and make
restitution for damages.
Delores Ann Clagon, worthless
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Twice each year special days in
the school system’s calendar are
set aside as Parent-Teacher
Conference days. On Friday all
public school students in Chowan
County will receive a holiday and
parents are encouraged to discuss
students academic progress with
Report cards, marking the end
of the first semester’s work, are
being sent home by all students on
Wednesday, January 30. Letters
requesting that parents make an
appointment with their child’s
teacher have also been sent home.
Regular school day hours will be
observed by teachers and staff
members in each school on
Friday. However, at the discretion
of each school principal, some
schools will be observing an 8 A.M.
to 3:30 P.M. schedule and others
an 8:30 A.M. to 4 P.M. day for
appointments, which has been
indicated in letters sent to parents.
A race developed Wednesday for
First Township representation on
Edenton-Chowan Board of
Education. John A. Mitchener, 111,
and Mrs. Patricia Downum have
filed. Both are Democrats.
Earlier, Emily G. Amburn
announced that she would not
seek re-election. She has served on
the board since voters approved
consolidation of the municipal and
county board of education.
The mid-morning activities at
the Chowan County Board of
Elections made it impossible for
interviews with the candidates for
this week’s edition.