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.THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
Volume 34, No. 15 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, April 13, 1978 iscent
All members were present when
Mayor W.D. (Bill) Cox presided
over the regular meeting of the
Town Board of Commissioners on
The Board heard a report on ABC
store sales for the month of March.
A monthly report of activities was
also presented by Chief Marshall
Merritt for the Hertford Police
Department. Also reporting was
Howard Capps, Planner, who
?esented an update on progress in
e King Street Community
The Board agreed to hold public
hearings on zoning extra-territorial
area and to submit application to
HUD for funds to continue communi
ty development for 1978-79. The
Board also authorized repair of the
municipal piers on Punch Alley.
On motion, the Board approved:
inspection fees to be charged by the
Codes Inspector and authorized a
copy of fees to be published in the
local newspaper; authorised the
purchase of six additional moniters
for the Hertford Fire Department.
The Board also agreed that input
from the public was needed in nam
ing the Recreation Park to be
located on Grubb Street. It was
agreed that official entry blanks
would be made available to the
public to submit ideas for naming
the park. These blanks are to be
filled out and submitted to either the
Town Clerk or the Recreation Direc
tor with 5 p.m. April 21 being the
deadline. A prize will be awarded to
the individual submitting the name
selected for the park.
work on bridge
RALEIGH ? North Carolina
Department of Transportation
(NCDOT) officials have issued a
warning to motorists traveling on ?
NC-12 across the Herbert C. Bonner
Bridge spanning the Oregon Inlet.
Hertford's new doctor, Dr.
Ernesto Lazaro, opened his practice
at thfe Hertford Medical Clinic on
April 3. Office hours are Monday
Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and
from 3 to 5 p.m. The office is closed
on Thursday afternoons.
In an effort to officially welcome
the doctor and his family to the com
munity, a reception in their honor
will be held Sunday, April 16 from 3-5
p.m. at Hertford Grammar School.
Sponsoring the reception are the
Perquimans County Economic
Development Association and the
Perquimans County Chamber of
Commerce Medical Committee.
All local residents are invited to
attend the reception and meet the
doctor and his family. *
Motorists are urged to watch for
bridge maintenance crews at work
on the 12364-foot long structure.
NCDOT maintenance crews are on
the bridge working to strengthen
four piers, weakened by shifting in
let currents that are lowering the in
"We will have additional crews on
the job working 10-hour days, seven
days a week till the job is done,"
declared Jimmy D. Lee, NCDOT's
Bridge Maintenance Chief.
"Holes will be cut through the
bridge deck and additional steels
piles will be driven to strengthen the
four bents," explained Lee.
Through traffic will be maintained
on the bridge by use of traffic signals
that will guide the motorists around
the construction site, but some traf
fic delays can be anticipated.
Repairs to the Hubert C. Bonner
Bridge, the second longest bridge in
North Carolina, are expected to be
completed by May 1.
Preliminary cost estimates to
repair the bridge over the Oregon In
let have been set at $100,000.
of Salem College at Winston-Salem,
N.C., offers special study for gifted
and-or talented students in the state
of North Carolina. Bollard will be
concentrating his studies in tlie area
of natural science. He is the son of
Rev. and Mrs. Charles Bulls rd of
Hertford (Staff pboto)
TO SPEAK TONIGHT - Howard N.
Lee, Secretary of the North Carolina
Department of Natural Resources
and Community Development, will
be the featured speaker when the
Albemarle Area Development
Association meets tonight with
Wayne Ashley of Hertford presiding.
Howard Lee to
address A AD A
Howard N. Lee, Secretary of the
North Carolina Department of
Natural Resources and Community
Development, will be the guest
speaker at the April 13 meeting of
the Albemarle Area Development
Association to be held at the Sound
view Restaurant in Washington
A native of Georgia, Lee was ap
pointed to his present post by Gover
nor Jim Hunt in January, 1977. As
Secretary, Lee administers a broad
range of programs, including
marine fisheries, forestry, com
munity employment, housing and
state parks. His department has ap
proximately 2,000 employees and ad
ministers state and federal opera
tional funds and grants of over |200
AADA president Wayne Ashley of
Hertford urges all county directors,
town and county officials and in
terested citizens in the Albemarle
area to attend the meeting which
will begin tonight at 7 p.m .
Board of Education reviews
several areas at meeting
The Perquimans County Board of
Education met in regular session
Monday night will all members
First on the agenda was a status
report on the investment of capital
reserve funds for school
In related matters, the Board
heard a report on the 1977-78 budget
and approved two budget amend
ments. Discussion on the coming
year's budget was held with no ac
tion being taken.
Banking services were also
discussed with no action taken.
On personnel matters, the Board
met with William D. Tice and Gary
Q. Stubbins, principals at Hertford
Grammar School and Perquimans
Union School to discuss faculty in ex
ecutive session. No action was
In program areas, the Board was
advised of plans to initiate a com
munity based alternative program.
Oiscussion was also held on the com
munity education program.
In unfinished business, members
of the Board discussed requirements
in high school diplomas and re
quirements for graduation. The
Boar4. discussed using different
diplomas and changing the number
of units required for a student to
graduate from high school. Also in
the same area, the Board discussed
Governor Hunt's concept to initiate
a residence math-science high
school in North Carolina for gifted
and-or talented students.
The county and state testing pro
grams were reviewed and a student
progress report from Perquimans
Union School was presented.
Superintendent Pat Harrell
reviewed with the Board his recent
visit to the Newport News, Va.
schools to observe teacher training
In the area of administrative
operations, the Board accepted the
bid from William Felton for demoli
tion and removal of the Perquimans
High School athletic field fence. Bids
are anticipated soon on construction
of a new fence.
Sam Ashford, Board architect,
then met with Board of Education
members to review the plans for the
proposed field house at Perquimans
High. On motion made and passed,
the Board accepted the plans condi
tional upon approval from the Divi
sion of School planning and in
structed the architect to proceed
with plans and advertise for bids on
Ashford then reviewed with the
Board plans for the proposed
renovation and new construction at
Perquimans High School.
An update report was given on the
proposed tri-county career center
pointing out that the three counties
may be eligible to receive a small
plan grant from the state to assist in
developing a complete proposal for
consideration by private and public
On action taken, the Board ap
proved the 1978-79 school calendar.
Teachers will report for work on
Aug. 16 with Aug. 25 being student
orientation day. The first full day for
students will be Aug. 28.
First CAM A permits are let
The first Coastal Area Manage
ment Act (CAHA) permits for minor
development projects were issued
for designated coastal areas of en
vironmental concern in the first
month of the new CAMA permitting
The designated coastal areas of
environmental concern comprise
less than three percent of the land
Chamber seeks info
The Perquimans County Chamber
of Commerce is in the process of
compiling a list of civic organiza
tions in Perquimans County and the
chairman or president of each.
In addition to civic groups, the
Chamber would also like to have the
names of community chairmen for
the numerous charity organizations
such as the Cancer Society and
Those chairman are urged to con
tact the Chamber of Commerce of
fice at 426-5657 immediately with the
and most of the water in the 20 coun
ties in the coastal area.
Estimates from CAMA permit
field coordinators were that four
minor development permits had
been issued and 47 were being
reviewed. There were 19 applica
tions for major development per
mits being reviewed in the period
Minor development permit ap
plications will have generally a 30
day processing time; major
development permit applications
will have a 90-day processing time
unless a hearing is requested.
Major development projects are
ones requiring another state permit,
containing a land or water area in
excess of 20 acres, containing a
structure in excess of 60,000 square
feet, or involving drilling or ex
cavating for natural resources in
designated areas of environmental
Keith W. Haskett, permit letting
officer for Perquimans County
F armers to vote
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All people in North Carolina who
earn some income from field corn
will hare an opportunity to vote on
establishing a self-assessment of
one-foorth cent per bushel of corn on
April 28. According to Richard H.
Bryant, Agricultural Extension
Chairman in Perquimans County, if
the referendum passes, the assess
ment will apply to the next three
corn crops, 197I*1M0.
Bill Griffin, president of the
association said the purpose of the
self-assessment is to establish funds
which would be used by the Corn
Growers Association of North
Carolina, Inc. to cooduct programs
related to improving corn
marketing, research and educa
tional programs. Decisions on how
the funds would be used will be made
by the M-member board of directors
representing all areas of North
There, will be polling places in Per
quimans Couty according to
Bryiot. These wffl be leeated at the
County Office Building, J 4 N Supply
Co., Hertford Supply, Hertford FCX,
Belvidere Farmers Exchange, and
Moody Harrell and Sons.
In the past few months, farmers
have been asking many questions
about what the farm bill would in
clude, what will happen with the
aflatoxin situation, and whate prices
can be expected for corn this fall, ac
cording to Bryant. The Corn
Growers Association could have
some input into the decision making
on all these topics at both the local
and federal levels.
On this same day, farmers will
alio cast their ballots on the follow
ing referendums that are already in
effect ? swine, beef cattle, and
"I hope each person who deals in
these products will take the few
minutes it takes to vote. Please vote
and sign the voter register that will
be located at the polling places. You
may vote at any of the polls,"
reports that two local permit ap
plications have been made, one of
which is still being reviewed.
ACTION TAKEN AT
The North Carolina Coastal
Rescources Commission approved
two regulations authorizing Coastal
Area Management Act (CAMA)
general permits for construction
projects in designated coastal areas
of environmental concern, initiated
prior to the permit changeover date
of March 1, and for uncontested per
mit applications at its April 6
meeting held in Atlantic Beach.
CAMA permit coordinators, lcoated
at the Department of Natural
Resources and Community Develop
ment field offices in Washington,
Wilmington, and Morehead City,
will sign the general permits.
The Coastal Resources Commis
sion also ' considered examples of
construction proposals for the new
CAMA permit, being reviewed by
local permit officers, in a report on
the CAMA permitting program
which began March 1.
The Commission will discuss the
implications of proposals to
withdraw water from the Chowan
River or its tributaries on the
Albemarle Sound drainage basin at
its May 23 meeting in Nags Head.
Heritage Week set
for April 23-29
Thousands of North Carolinians
will join the state's First Lady
Carolyn Hunt, in recognizing North
Carolina Heritage Week April 23-29.
Mrs. Hunt, who has been named
chairperson for the week, will visit
the Kannapolis City Schools April 26
to observe activities taking place in
observance of the week.
This year's celebration will focus
on the arts. Several community
festivals have already been
scheduled and a number of exhibi
tions are planned to include North
Carolina music, art, crafts, dance
and drama. The Department of
Public Instruction encourages all
schools and colleges within the state
to cooperate by giving special em
phasis to the study of North Carolina
culture. Business and industry will
also be involved in the special week
by offering promotions of North
Carolina products and display arts
and crafts in shop windows.
Heritage Week is sponsored each
year by the Department of Public In
struction to provide Tarheels an op
portunity to celebrate their state's
heritage and to increase their
awareness and appreciation of the
state's history, arts, crafts and
On the inside . . .
Local artists are in show page 4
Signs of Spring P&ge 5
Sports and Recreation page 6
Homemakers recognized page 7
Farmer incentive program page 8
CPA 's form chapter. page 9
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