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THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
Volume 56, No. 36 USPS 428-080 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, September 18, 1984 cbmtc
Military heritage days set at Newbold-White
The 3rd Regiment, North Carolina
Continental Line, Thomas Seuberl
ing, Commander, is seen above. This
Revolutionary War reenactment
group may be seen on Perquimans
Military Heritage Day at the
Newbold-White Site, on October 18
from ten a.m. to five o'clock p.m.
Also participating in the encamp
ment will be the 3rd North Carolina
Battalion of Artillery, Battery B.
They will bring a cannon and
demonstrate a Civil War camp scene.
The Hertford Fifes and Drums, led
by Charles T. Skinner, Jr., Sergeant
Major, will lead the "Trooping of the
Colors", representing the earliest
Albemarle militia. These units will
be reviewed by Major General (NC)
Charles Edward Scott, Adjutant
General, North Carolina National
Guard. All persons who have served
in any branch of the armed forces, or
are currently serving, are invited to
participate in the closing exercises of
the day's program. Charles T. Skin
ner, Jr., is organizing the military
aspects of the day's activities.
After winning last week at home
the Pirates had a dissapointment Fri
day night as the Edenton Aces
defeated them 22-0.
Defense was the key to the game
Friday night, and the Ace's defense
played a major role in holdiiy; the
Both teams had trouble holding on
to the ball, and after a fumble
plagued first half the Aces held a 6-0
The Aces fumbled three times and
recovered each one ?s they traveled
down the field 78 yards to score their
The touchdown came as a result of
quarterback Erie Downing connec
ting an 8 yard pass to DeRonne
Felton with 5:19 left in the half.
The Pirates recovered a fumbled
punt return on the 16 yard line to ral
ly at the end of the half, but the rally
was only short lived.
An interference penalty against the
Aces moved the ball to the six yard
tine, but a procedure penalty against
the Pirates put an end to the rally.
The Pirates were plagued with
penalties Friday night. In the third
quarter the Pirates were deep in the
Edenton territory when an unsport
smanlike conduct penalty was called
after a completed play. The penalty
occurred at the end of the Pirates
first possession in the third quarter.
After third down and one at the Ace's
15 yard line the penalty was called
and put a halt to the Pirates scoring
The penalty placed the ball on the
30 yard line, and the Pirates couldn't
complete the drive when they were
faced with fourth down and 16 yards
Edenton took advantage of the
Pirates misfortune, and drove 77
yards in eight plays to score a
touchdown with 1 : 12 remaining in the
third quarter. The Aces clenched the
ballgame with a 70 yard rally down
the field towards the completion of
the game. Harris scored from 19
yards out on an option pass from
Downing and again on a pass for the
extra points making the score 22-0.
The Pirates had another rally in
the second half, but an unsport
smanlike conduct penalty put the
Pirates hopes to rest.
They scored everytime they got a
chance,' said Coach Flippen. 'We just
got beat by a better ballclub.'
Flippen stated that the score really
didn't reflect the way the Pirates
played. 'We played well to a certain
point' he said.
Flippen stated that the team likes
to hit. and feels that they may have
become over anxious at the goal line.
The Pirates attempted only two
passes on Friday night, and both
were intercepted by the Aces Lemont
Leading rushers for the Pirates
were Rodney Welch with 73 yards,
and Mike Thatch with 70 yards.
The loss to Edenton makes the
Pirates record 1-1, with neither loss
being a conference game.
The Pirates will host Northeastern
at home Friday at 8:oo p.m..
Elizabeth II journey set
Elizabeth II, North Carolina's
representative 16th-century sailing
ship, will depart Sept. 20 from her
home port of Manteo embarking on a
six-week journey that will take her to
Elizabeth City, Winston and
The Department of Transportation
Tug Albemarle will tow the ship from
Shallowbag Bay to Albemarle Sound,
where she will sail on her own,
weather permitting. The tug will
assist in channels and when sailing is
On the first leg of her journey,
Elizabeth II will travel to Elizabeth
City, arriving there in time for the
28th annual Albemarle Craftsman's
Fair. The ship will be docked at
Waterfront Park and open for visita
tion from Sep-t. 25-29.
Visitors to the Craftsman's Fair
will be treated to demonstrations of
quilting, weaving, pottery, basketry
and other crafts. The ship's boat,
Silver Chalice, will be on display as
an example of wooden boat building.
Activities will be at the Knobbs Creek
The ship will leave Elizabeth City
on Sept. 30 and travel up the Chowan
River for a three-week stay in Winton
in Hertford County. Numerous ac
tivities, including an official
welcome ceremony on Oct. 4, have
been planned by community groups
to coincide with the visit of Elizabeth
II. While in Winton, the ship will be
open for tours from Oct. 2-20.
The final port-of-call for Elizabeth
II is Eden ton. The ship wil arrive on
Oct. 21 and be open for visitation Oct.
deemed a success
The Indian Summer Festival held
last weekend in Hertford was a huge
Colonial Day, which was held
downtown, was highlighted by the
crowning of Jill Sims, representing
Don Juan as Miss Indian Summer
Festival, performances by the Per
quimans County High School Band,
and The Double Dare trick team.
Merchants lined the streets with
bargains for everyone, and the
sidewalk cafe stayed busy
throughout the lunch hour. Clowns
walked the streets giving out
balloons, and WZBO broadcast the
days events. Larry Chappell was the
mystery man in the WZBO Mystery
-Man contest, and the fashion show
presented by the merchants was en
joyed by all.
Saturday the events moved to the
park. Craft booths, food booths and
entertainment went on throughout
Festival visitors dined on stuffed
potatos, ribs, funnel cakes and much
more. No one went away hungry.
The craft booths offered
everything from ceramics to
grapevine wreaths, and offered a
wide variety of possible Christmas
presents for early shoppers.
The entertainment was highlighted
by the Navy Band, Out in The Cold
Band, and The Flatland doggers
with standing room only.
Children visiting the festival were
greeted by animated animals, and
the ever popular optimist club train
carried them from place to place.
Mary Harrell, Executive Director
of the Perquimans County Chamber
of Commerce stated that the festival
was larger than last year, and of
fered a wider variety of crafts than
The weather was perfect, and the
festival was enjoyed by all.
Rest home week set
Gov. Martin has proclaimed the
week of September 21 thru 26 as rest
home week in North Carolina.
There are six rest homes in Per
quimans County. They are Place
Rest Home, Johnson's Rest Home,
Russell's Rest Home, Health Care of
Hertford, Morgan's Rest Home and
New Hope Rest Haven which house
approximately 75 residents.
The rest homes provide everyday
care, activities, and fellowship for
Rest homes fill a void that can not
always be met by families of the
residents, and offer a great care to
Throughout the week of September
21 thru 25 there will be activities go
ing on throughout the county.
Councilman Jesse Harris is
challenging a block grant obtained
by Apricot, Inc. to build a new
building stating that the grant is not
necessary and that the town council
The issue was discussed at a
meeting Tuesday afternoon at the
town hall, as of press time Tuesday
morning the outcome of the meeting
Mr. Harris owns the building which
Apricot, Inc. is currently located in,
the building is on Grubb street in
Mayor Bill Cox stated in an inter
view Tuesday that the whole problem
came to a head in January of 1986
when he was approached by Carl and
Frank Terranova of Apricot, Inc..
The Terranovas were upset and
stated that they could no longer stay
in the building due to its condition of
The Terranovas approached Mr.
Cox for information to remedy the
situation. Carl and Frank Terranova
stated in a telephone interview that
due to the condition of the building
they had experienced significant
losses of their product as a result of
leaks in the roof and other problems.
Mr. Terranova stated that Mr. Har
ris had made some repairs to the
roof, but had not addressed all of the
tenants needs. Carl Terranova stated
that Apricott has had in addition to
the roof leaks, several electrical pro
blems, and also that there is signifi
cant damage to the floor of the
building from termites. Terranova
stated that they approached the
mayor because they felt they had no
alternative. They had to do
something or they would be forced to
relocate. Terranova stated that they
did not receive an immediate
response from Mayor Cox, but after
looking into the problem he referred
them to the Albemarle Commission.
Mr Cox stated that the referral
was made, and that the town council
had full knowledge.
After studying the situation, Pat
Kelly of the Albemarle Commission
prepared the application for the
Community Block grant.
Mayor Cox stated that the purpose
of the grant was to keep Apricott
from leaving, and to keep local jobs
and provide for expansion.
Three public meetings addressing
the grant were held, and Mayor Cox
stated that all council members were
present at the meetings.
On the night of March 19th the ap
plication was presented to the town
council. The application was review
ed, and according to Mayor Cox and
Apricot, Inc. the application was
studied and the pertinent questions
were reviewed. At that time the ap
plication was voted on and all council
members with the exception of Mr.
Harris voted to forward it to the state
Mr. Harris abstained from voting at
Harris contends that he and the
other council members did not have
enough time to review the applica
tion. He said that it was presented
quickly and voted on before he knew
After the council's approval, the
application was reviewed by the
state, and approved. The town was
notified of the approval according to
Cox, and the town's only obligation in
the matter is to see that the money
from the grant is used according to
the guidelines of the application. The
town has no obligation to repay the
Apricot, Inc. has signed a note with
the state, Peoples Bank has approved
a construction loan based on
Apricot's financial statements, and
Hertford Savings and Loan has ap
proved the final loan.
Harris, on the other hand, contends
in addition to the fact that the ap
plication was not throughly review
ed, that he at no time refused to do
any repairs to the building. 'I never,
never, refused to make any repairs to
the building,' said Harris.
Harris stated that the building was
built for a sewing factory, and that it
will become worthless without in
dustry. Mr. Harris also added that
Apricot has also never given him a
lease on the property in question.
Harris contends that the grant is an
intrusion of government into the
landlord tenant relationship, and
borders on being illegal.
He stated that he was the one who
was responsible for Apricott, Inc.
locating in the town of Hertford, and
that he feels that this is a dirty trick
aimed at Jesse Harris. 'It's not
treating Jesse Harris decent and
fair,' he said.
Addressing that issue Terranova
stated that Apricot, Inc. had decided
on locating in Chowan County when
they first discussed coming to North
Carolina, but that it was his uncle,
Frank Terranova who put him in
touch with Jesse Harris, and let him
know that Mr. Harris had a building
Carl Terranova also stated that the
building is no longer suitable for the
operation. The factory is planning to
expand adding as many as 100 to 150
new employees, and that is not possi
ble at the present location. Mr. Ter
ranova added that the building floor
will not support the pressing blocks
which the company uses, and that
grant will save jobs.
Councilman John Beers stated in a
telephone interview that he feels the
coucil submitted the application in
good faith. Councilman Winslow
withheld comment until after Tues
day evenings meeting, and Coun
cilman Haste was unavailable for
comment on the issue prior to press
Hie new building will be located
between the Lion's Club Building and
the property belonging to Don Juan,
this is subject to aproval and other
These and other issues were to be
discussed at the meeting Tuesday
evening and will be reported at a