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Angela Wilcox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A.
Wilcox of Route 2, New Bern and a graduate of West
Craven High School, was recently selected to travel
with East Carolina University's Symphonic Wind
More than 2,000 high school students in western
North Carolina attended concerts performed by the
East Carolina University Symphonic Wind Ensemble
during the Ensemble's recent winter tour.
The 51-member ensemble, the select touring band of
the ECU School of Music, is conducted by Herbert
Carter of the ECU music faculty.
Its tour included performances at Asheville High
School, Hendersonville High School, Brevard High
School and Myers Park High School in Charlotte. At
Myers Park, the 900 high school music students in the
audience gave the Ensemble standing ovations.
The ensemble's tour concert program included
works by Gordon Jacob, Joseph Wilcox Jenkins, Percy
Grainger, Morton Gould, Robert Russell Bennett,
Leroy Anderson and John Willianis.
In addition to its annual tours, the Ensemble has
performed on campus and at national musician's
conferences. It was selected to perform for the
inauguration of N.C. Governor James Hunt in Raleigh
Henr^ohh Wallace (left) son of Mr. & Mrs. Melvin
Wallace of Maul Swamp Road had a big
Christmas. He received a new bicycle, a 18
wheeler truck, clothing, and an Atari 2600. His
^^Jriend, Chris Harris, son of Johnny Harris was
I^B^ldsiting the Wallace with his new bike.
Additional parking in downtown Vanceboro is being
made available by Mr. Gus Kite, owner of Kite's
Supermarket. He has purchased the two buildings and
lots south of his store and is in the process of tearing
• down one of the buildings to prepare a parking lot for
the convenience of customers using his store.
John G. Medlin, Jr.
John. G. Medlin, Jr., has been selected top chief
executive officer for regional banks in the Eastern
United States for the third consecutive year by the
Wall Street Transcript. Medlin has been chief
executive officer of Wachovia Corporation and
Wachovia Bank and Trust Company since 1977.
The Wall Street Transcript, a widely distributed
investment community publication, based its
selections on interviews it conducted with industry
executives, leading financial analysts, money
managers, trade journalists, members of the academic
community and various professional sources.
Medlin takes our Gold Award Medal says the Wall
Street Transcript because:
With his guidance. Wachovia has neatly
sidestepped many of the problems facing similar
institutions. Adhering to a firm policy of selectivity in
developing business. Medlin has an enviable record of
minimal loan losses, both domestically and
internationally. The C.E.O. is also cited for assembling
a superior management team and effectively
delegating responsibility down the line.
Medlin’s efforts are clearly evidenced in the
institution’s wide array of financial services and its
leading position in developing variable rate consumer
loans, only two of the factors which have contributed to
superior earnings performance.
Wachovia Bank, the 31st largest bank in the U.S. is
headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Warren Brothers Equipment Company has vacated
the old Whitford Motor Company building on Main
Street in Vanceboro. Their new location is on the
corner of South Main and Streets Ferry Road. They
will carry a full line of hardware for the home and
In the late 40’s and 60’s the above building housed
one of the largest Ford Dealerships in Eastern North
Carolina, Whitford Motor Co. Customers came to this
dealer from all parts of the Eastern seaboard for new
and used cars. As so many good things come to an end,
so did Whitford Motor Company come to an end in
Billy Whitford, a son of the former owner, went into
auto business under the name of Vanceboro Motors in
1960 and maintained a business there until he
relocated outside Vanceboro in 1968.
During the stay of Vanceboro Motors, Billy’s
brother, John Whitford, Jr., operated a Cotton Candy
Manufacturing business in part of the building.
This building is one of several vacant buildings
along the Main Street of Vanceboro. There is
speculation that it will not remain vacant very long,
^me speculation is that a used furniture store will
locate there, but a stronger speculation is that a
manufacturing firm may locate in the building.
“Whatever locates there will be a help to downtown
Vanceboro,’’ reported one downtown merchant.
’This is all that remains of Leslie Pelham's home
after a morning blaze completely destroyed the
structure on Dec. 26th. Anyone wishing to aid this
family in any way can contact the Highlights or
call the family at 244-1305. „