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THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
Volume 39, No. ? USPS 428-4*0 > Hertford, Perquimans County, M.C., Thursday, February 24, 1983 20 CENTS
County Commissioners to request hunting bill
By VAL SHORT
' The Perquimans County Com
missioners will request a bill from
the state legislature prohibiting
hunting from the highway right of
ways in the Bethel area.
' The action came at the com
missioner's Monday night meeting in
response to a petition from lan
downers from the Bethel snd Harvey
. Point areas calling (or a ban of deer
hunting with dogs and trucks.
If the bill is approved by the
legislature, all county law officers
will enforce the law which win affect
the area east of Highway 17 from the
Perquimana River to the
Perquimans-Chowan county line. (
Fred Pearson of Pearson Ap
praiaala Inc. presented three
proposals tor property identification
maps of the county.
Pearson said the maps would be
helpful to county personnel as well aa
lawyers, real estate agents, and
rescue and fire departments He aakl
the maps would indicate property
owners, wetland, open land,
-woodland, soil types and property
The three proposals included
mapping on aerial photographs,
which would coat the county >60,000;
mapping on topographical mapa at a
coat at $100,000; .and mapping on
ortho photographs for approximately
Pearson said a state grant Is
ayailable for counties who use the
The commlsssloners took no action
on the mapping proposals.
The commissioner approved a
four-lot subdivision presented by
John Coston, chairman of the
Perquimans Planning Board, subject
to the completion of required cer
The property is located in the
Bethel area near the Rlverview Park
and is owned by Lawrence Corprew.
New members of the Albemarle
Area Development Association were
approved by the commission. The
members include: Joel Hollowell Jr.,
Bill Cox, and LuAnn Chappell, all
board of director*; Paul Smith Jr.,
agriculture committee. Patsy Miller,
community development committee,
and Ben Berry, economic committee.
Gail Hill of Humpty Dsmpty Day
Care in Hertford appeared before the
board requesting the county take a
greater interest in daycare in the
She said US million in daycare
funds had been allocated for North
Carolina and she urged the com
missioners to consider this when the
new budget is discussed.
The commissioner! approved the
state personnel policy which will
allow county employees to take sick
leave, rather than annual leave, to
stay at home with sick children.
The commissioners endorsed the
resolution of the Perquimans County
Farm Bureau Board of Directors to
rid the county of Johnson grass. The
commissioners agreed to contact the
railroad and Department of Tran
sportation to help eliminate Johnson
grass from the roadsides.
Board will study
? high school plan
By VAL SHORT
Following a tour of the Perquimans
County High School, the Board of
Education decided to begin looking at
the long range plan for the old high
The board agreed the main
| building was in great need of repair.
"Replacement is the only thing to
do," commented board member Cliff
Among the repairs needed for the
building is replacement of the roof,
1 which would cost at least IW.OOO,
according to Superintendent Pat
Harrell said, " It may be helpful to
have a plan in case the economy
) Board members also discussed a
homework policy and decided to
encourage teachers and principals to
give students an "adequate" amount
Perquimans has not had a
homework policy, according to
"homework can be beneficial and
* can also be a waste of time."
The board discussed depart
mentalizing in the high school and
agreed to "take a look at this." Board
member Towe expressed the need for
departmentalization in the school,
especially if the school if going to
Commuqity Schools Coordinator
Gladys Hall presented a report to the
board on the Adopt-a-School
program, which the to implementing.
Hall told board member* that ate
had secured around SO volunteer* for
the county achooto and the responae
to the program had been aucceaafuL
The purpoae of the program, ate
told the board, to to get people in
volved in the achooto and help them
feel better about them.
"Anything you're a part of you feel
better about," aaidHaU.
In other Board of Education
?The board approved participation
in the Payment In Kind (PIK)
program with farmland owned by the
Board of Education.
?Harrell announced to the board
that test results showed that asbestos
could be found around the boilers and
around a few pipes under buildings.
He said a trace of asbestos had been
found in a classroom at the Kim
Street Building, which indicates no
danger. He said another test would
be made in case a mistake bad tew
?Harrell announced that pro
registration for kindergarten would
be held March 4 to get an early in
dication of enrollment.
?Harrell told the board that the
windowa for Perquimans Union were
being manufactured. He aaid the bus
for handicapped atudents will
hopefully be in operation this week.
?The board approved the em
ployment of Rebecca Spivey ss Artist
in the Schools for one semester.
new vice president
O.B. Rawls has been named city
executive for NCNB National Bank in
Hertford, according to James E.
?(Jim) Mima, eastern area executive
Rawls, manager of the Washington
Square branch of NCNB in
Washington, will be taking on his new
duties in March, Mims said.
, A native of Washington, Rawls
joined NCNB in 1*77 as an adjuster in
the Consumer Credit Department in
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Washington and later served as a
lending representative in that
Also during his career with NCNB,
Rawls was a branch manager for ?
NCNB in Tarboro.
Rawls attended Washington High
School and earned a bachelor of
science degree from East Carolina
University in 1975.
A past president of the Washington
Jaycees, Rawls has been active on
the Washington Chamber of Com
merce Board of Directors, the City of
Washington Board of Adjustments,
the Salvation Army Board and the
Rawls received the Outstanding -
Young Kan of America Award in 1870
and 1980 and the Jaycees
Presidential Award of Honor in 1977
and 1979. He has been a member of
the North Carolina Army National
Quard Since 1*70.
Be to the son of Mrs. liable Rawls
end the late Mr. O.B. Rawls Jr. of
Washington. Rawls Is married to
Mary Litchfield Rawls. also of
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NCNB Naaanal Bank expanded
into Hertford through its merger in
December of last yesr with the Bank
of North Carolina.
Framed with power lines and
limbs, Edward Leicester
takes advantage of the sunny
weather to perform a routine
inspection of a line. Leicester
is from Hertford and is an
employee of Carolina
Telephone Company. (Photo
by Val Short)
The Albemarle Regional Planning
and Development Commission will
now be known as the Albemarle
Commission, following action made
by Commission members last
Thursday night to amend its bylaws.
The name is a "mouthful," said
Commission director Don Flowers
and shortening it will simplify the
letterhead. He said other com
missions throughout the state had
also shortened their titles.
In other action taken Thursday
night, the Commission reallocated
$2,438 from the administrative
budget to the Emergency Medical
The budget changes will include
funds for conversion kits for infant
manikins, CPR instructor manuals, a
first responder slide set, and meals
for EMS Council members, ac
cording to Charlene Dignon, EMS
Ray McClees, Assistant ARPDC
Director, for the Albemarle Com
mission presented a report to the
commission on the Manpower
program advisory group, the aging
program advisory council, and the
EMS council. McClees outlined the
purpose of each group and the
The Commission also approved an
Employment and Training Advisory
Committee proposal to extend an
existing carpentry training course at
College of The Albemarle from 26
weeks to 36 - 39 weeks.
The original ETAC proposal called
for a new training course, but Mc
Clees explained that by extending the
existing program, the students would
become more qualified.
The Commission voted to hold its
March quarter meeting1 at the
Soundview Restaurant in
Washington County. Hobart
Truesdale from First Colony Farms
will be the guest speaker.
Public meeting planned for 400th kick off
Lucille W inflow, of Hertford, will
lead a discussion pud At a public
meeting that will kick off the
Perquimans celebration of
America's 400th anniversary.
The meeting will be held sometime
this spring at the ARPDC building,
according to committee chairman
Jeanne White. Mrs. Winslow, who is
the state liaaon subcommittee
chairman for the America's 400th
Anniversary committee, will be
featured on the panel of speakers.
Although the stale celebration will
not officially begin until April 27,
IM4, the Perquimans committee
plana to get the community involved
Former Yankee pitcher Jim
"Catfish" Hunter has agreed to
mittee accepts Dijop request
it J Mr x
tut week to *Uek ?
> of the group to encourage in
' a Amtopamt to tke eqp ?
M member group
bringing new buaiaeaa to
?. ? ^ iMatu f ..
night, the committee ??rw4 to the
reqoeet by DLfop to help the com
pany expand and employ mere
mttte* to locate an totatrial ?He to
the Committee t( M Include Brie
Haste, president; Jsn Spruill, second
vie* president; Barbers Nino,
assistant secretary; Paul Smith,
treasurer; Joe Towe White Jr.,
>? istsnt treasurer; Roy Reed.
meat; Stusrt Anderson, chsirman of
sponsor a baseball camp in August
1M4, according to committee
member Anne Young.
Also among plans of the
Perquimans committee is to sponsor
a Quaker Meeting in August 1964,
open to friends from throughout the
state and country.
According to White, the committee
is hoping the North Carolina General
Assembly will hold a session at the
Newbold-White House in IMS. in
commemoratioa of the 400th and also
to reenact governmental meetings
held at the house in the late seven
teenth and early eighteenth cm
The College of The Albemarle will
offer adult education courses on the
history of the Indians and also the
Roanoke voyages, according to Mrs.
Winslow. She said 1906 would be the
year of the Indian. "We hope that by
1966 we will have a better un
derstanding of the Indians," she said.
"The whole point of the celebration
is to aet the record straight about our
history and to renew our pride,"
Events planned by the state 400th
committee for the three-year
celebration include a flotilla of
sailboats from Elisabeth City to
Roanoke Island July 14, 1984. Also
scheduled will be an invitational
cruise, recresting the Richsrd
Grenville voysge in North Carolina,
in July 1M5 and in IMS the Ralph
Lane voyages through Perquimans
and Chowan will be recreated.
An international tobacco exhibition
will be held in Greenville, according
to Mrs. Winslow. Ana schools will
participate in an EUsabethan Ren
dezvous, which will emphasise life in
Hertford police report theft
The investigate is continuing
in the February M theft of a atereo
at Jtoaes in Hertford.
According to Hertford Chief of
Police Marshall Merritt, no
arrests have been made. He said
the theft was reported at ap
proximately 3:16 P. If. by
Katharine Nelson of Roses.
Mrs. Nelaen told police that a
Rhapsody Jumbo AM FM stereo
cassette recorder, valued around
$M0, was takes from the store.
Merrttt aald nooneln the store
had teen the suspect's face, but
clerks described the suspect aa a
black mala of medium build,
wearing a black cap ted leather
jacket, blue Jeans and white
Merrttt aald the suapect was
last seen naming south on Cerent
Garden Street by a stare em
A 14-year-old youth *u
arrested and charged with
shoplifting Sunday after a
padlock, valued at |UI was
reported stolen by Jerry Boom.
manager at the Super Dollar la
The parents were notified aad
the suspect has been released,
according to Merritt