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.THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
Volume 34, No. 5 . Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 2, 1978 15 CENTS
Notices going out for
: Workers in the Perquimans Coun
ty area who were employed and
received benefits.^ from the State
last year will soon receive notices
from the Employment Security
Commission on their total
payments during 1977.
According to Mrs. Alice W. Bond,
manager of the Employment
Security Ccmmission's Job Service
Office in Edenton, unemployment
payments are taxed by the State
and should be reported on personal
^tacome tax reports.
She says unemployment benefits
are not taxed by the federal
The Employment Security Com
mission central office in Raleigh
will start mailing information on
payments to approximately 300,000
workers on Feb. 6. The same in
formation will be provided the State
The ESC paid in excess of $198
million in unemployment checks
last year under various state and
Although claimants are in
structed at the time they file to keep
records of unemployment
payments for income tax purposes,
many fail to do so.
The statewide mailing system,
therefore, is a new method in
stigated by the ESC to provide ac
curate information to the claimant
as well as to revenue officials,
reports Mrs. Bond.
Last year, local ESC offices were
provided microfische records of
total payments as a source of in
formation for UI claimants.
Bond sales are reported
Sales of Series E and H Savings
Bonds in Perquimans County dur
ing 1977 were $70,869. This
represents 85.9 percent of the coun
ty's goal of 182,460 according to
R.L. Stevenson, County Volunteer
North Carolinians purchased
$119,607,087 in U.S. Savings Bonds
during 1977 ? the highest yearly
total ever recorded in peacetime.
This was over $16.2 million higher
than 1976 and represents 101.5 per
cent of the state's 1977 dollar goal of
$117,800,000. Fourth quarter G and
H sales in North Carolina of
$36,559,349 were 37.5 percent above
the fourth quarter of 1976 according
to figures released by Volunteer
State Chairman Bland W. Worley.
Nationally 1977 sales of Series E
and H Savings Bonds amounted to
closes April 3
The Perquimans County Board of
Elections reminds the public that
only a few days are left for those in
terested in filing as a candidate for
office' in the May 2 primary elec
tion. The Board office will close for
filing at noon on Monday, Feb. 6.
Voters are reminded that if they
have moved to another precinct, in
frder to be eligible to vote May 2,
they should contact the Elections of
fice and make that change of
precinct by Monday, April 3.
People who have never registered
to vote may do so on Monday,
Wednesday and Friday in the
Agricultural Building at 104 Dobbs
St., Hertford. Books will also close
for registration on April 3.
ATTENDING SHORT COURSE IN
RALEIGH ? Bill Berry (second
from right) of Hertford is attending
the Short Course in Modern Farm
Jng being held at North Carolina
Atate University in Raleigh. Shown
^ith him are (1. to r.) Richard
Baker, Perquimans County Exten
sion Chairman; Roy S. Chappell of
Peoples Bank & Trust Company,
and Wayne Ashley of Bank of North
Carolina. The local banking firms
are paying expenses for the trip as
they have done in the past. (Staff
photo by Yvonne Baker)
$7,954 million, or $400 million over
1976. Holdings of E and H Bonds
rose $4.7 billion during 1977, for a
new high of $76.6 billion by the end
of the year.
"We are delighted that 1977 sales
were so outstanding," said Mrs.
Azie Taylor Morton, United States
Treasurer and National Director,
U.S. Savings Bonds Division. "The
help of our volunteer supporters is a
major reason for these results."
Richard B. Sellars, National
Chairman of the Savings Bonds
Volunteer State Chairman's Council
and Chairman of the Finance Com
mittee, Johnson & Johnson, pointed
out that a total of more than 650,000
volunteers promote the bond pro
gram. "Savings Bonds are one of
the many good things about
America, and one of the best ways
for Americans to save money, "
said Sellars. "Surveys show that
more than 25 million families ? one
household in every three ? now own
U.S. Savings Bonds, and we hope to
increase this number during 1978."
o upport course
Bankers in North Carolina are
continuing their award-winning ser
vice to agriculture through the
sponsorship for the 26th year of the
annual two-week Short Course in
Modern Farming at North Carolina
State University set for Jan. 3(?-Feb.
Scholarships for 2,729 young
North Carolinians involved in
agriculture have been provided by
the hometown banks of this state
since the Short Course began in
This week, the County Key
Banker for Perquimans County,
R.L. Stevenson, announced that
banks in this area will send a young
farmer to Raleigh for the Short
Course. All expenses will be paid by
the Bank of North Carolina and
Peoples Bank & Trust Company.
Attending the Short Course from
this county is Bill Berry.
Stevenson was appointed County
Key Banker by John A. Forlines of
Granite Falls, president of the
North Carolina Bankers Associa
tion. Stevenson is Executive Vice
President of Peoples Bank& Trust
Company in Hertford.
the original fir* (or SI hears. The
call was made at t:M and reported
as a flare-up. Firemen had It under
control with trucks returning to the
?tattoo is about SO miauUi. No of
ficial report to the eiut of the
flare-up waa reported. (Staff photo
by Kathy M. Newbera)
GRANT NOTICE ? Shown presen
ting official notice to Bill Cox of a
grant for the water-based recrea
tional facility in Hertford are Larry
Chilton, planner with the Albemarle
Regional Planning & Development
Commission (ARPDC) at right and
George Sherrill at left with the N.C.
Department of Natural Resources
and Community Development. The
grant, amounting to $47,400, was
made by the Coastal Plains
Regional Commission. (Staff photo
by Yvonne Baker)
For recreation site:
F unding is approved
By KATHY M. NEWBERN
HERTFORD ? Official notice
has been receive here of approval of
a $47,400 grant application for
development of the water-based
recreation park to be located on
Grubb Street. The grant, received
from the Coastal Plains Regional
Commission, bring the total of
federal and state funds for the pro
ject up to $138,400.
In February 1977. the Town of
Hereford joined forces with person
nel from the Albemarle Soil and
Water Conservation District and
the Resource Conservation
Development (RC&D) Commission
to start plans for the recreation
park project to be located at the site
of the old veneer mill.
Bill Cox, Mayor and Town
Manager of Hertford, explained
progress since that time, "During
this period, the site has been ac
quired with the town sharing costs
with the Coil and Water Conserva
tion District. Now the pre
liminary drawings have been com
pleted. Dredging and bulk-heading
permits have been acquired and
funding has been approved."
The total projected cost for the
facility is estimated at $i80,000.
Early in the project, the Soil Con
servation District and RC&D com
mitted $91,000 to the project. Cox
pointed out that 50 percent of the
needed funding was acquired
through these two agencies.
The project plan, first considered
about one year ago, has remained
basically the same according to
Current activity at the site is the
removal of railroad track running
through it. Cox said construction is
to begin soon and officials hope to
have the site in "usable condition"
by early summer.
Cox further explained that the
time lapse between initiating the
project and actual construction is
normal and allows for the
necessary procedures such as plan
ning, bid opening, bid letting, etc.
The park site, now owned by the
Town of Hertford, involves a little
less than five acres.
REV. JOHN H. LONDON JR.
Candidates file for offices
Marshall E. Caddy
Candidate for County
Marshall E. Caddy of Rt. 3, Hert
ford filed Jan. 24 as a Democratic
candidate for a seat on the Per
quimans Countx Board of Commis
sioners as a representative of New
Caddy makes the third candidate
seeking this seat. He will face
George Hall and Lovic E. McElroy.
Caddy is a farmer and life-long
resident of Perquimans County. He
attended Perquimans County High
School and North Carolina State
University through the Agricultural
Caddy is a past president and past
member of the Board of Directors
of the Durants Neck Ruritan Club.
He is alto a Master Mason and a
member of Perquimans Lodge 106
He is married to the former
SbeUa C. Williamson of Elizabeth.
They have two children: Tina, age
7; and Hugh, agel.
Caddy, who is seeking elective of
fice for the first tim?, filed the
following statement. "A* a farmer
dealing with many people
throughout the county, I feel I have
an UBderstanding for their basic
o?eda. I welcome the challenge to
work with them to fulfill these
needs, thereby making Pequimans
County a better place in which to
work and live."
Walter L. Leigh
Candidate for Board of Education
Walter L. Leigh, 39, of Rt. 3, Hert
ford filed Tuesday morning with the
Perquimans County Board of Elec
tions as a candidate for the vacated
seat of Ralph Harrell on the Per
quimans County Board of Educa
tion. Leigh is the second candidate
to file for the position, the first
being Lloyd R. (Flutch) Dail.
A native of Perquimans County,
Leigh was born in Durants Neck. He
is presently employed with I-XL
Furniture Company of Elizabeth
City and is an ordained A.M.E. Zion
His civic involvements include
membership in the Scottish Rite
Lodge #136 of Winfall, the Inter
County Water Board, and the Ad
visory Council to the Perquimans
County Board of Education. He is
also a member of the Board of
Directors of the Perquimans Credit
Union in Hertford.
Leigh is married to the former
Fsnnie Smith of Woodviile. They
have two daughters: Sheila, age 15;
and Fondella, age 12.
This is Leigh's second attempt at
Concerning his decision to seek
the seat, Leigh filed the following
statement, "My reason for filing is I
see a need in this county for more
young minds to be put to work in our
educational system for the future
growth of our present day boys and
John H. London
Candidate for County
Rev. John H. London Jr. of Hyde
Park Ave., Hertford filed Monday
for a seat on the Perquimans Coun
ty Board of Commissioners. London
is the second candidate to file for
the seat currently held by R.S.
Monds. The first to file was Welly
A native of Alachua County, Fla,
London has lived in Perquimans
County nine years during which he
has served as pastor of the First
He has been active in the Per
quimans County and State
Democratic Elections, is a member
of the Perquimans County A. B.C.
Board, Department of Social Ser
vices Board, the Hertford Ad
justments Board, and other civic
He is married to Jacqline
Baldwin of Norfolk, Va.
London said he is encouraging
voter registration of citizens prior
to the May primary and issued the
following statement, "I plan to re
main here as a citizen to help the
people and to enjoy the growth of
better businesses, higher educa
tional programs, and a spiritual
nurture of its youth."
This is the candidate's third at
tempt in seeking public office