Our Men In Raleigh
The 1973 General Assembly
convened at noon yesterday in
what is destined to be the most
historic session of the 20th
Century. Although there' is a
Republican chief executive and a
Democratic controlled House and
Senate, one has every reason to
expect the-ship of state to remain
on a progressive course.
This can be expected for at least
two reasons: Gov. Jim
Holshouser is no stranger to the
legislative process, having served
four terms in the House; and the
caliber of the men elected to the
august body and the experience
and sense of dedication and fair
play they take with them.
While it won’t be a mutual
admiration society, and the
honeymoon will be short, we
cannot generate much pessimism
about the future along the Public
Parade and throughout Tar
Northeastern North Carolina
will be well represented in the
General Assembly. Look at the
State Senate: J. J. (Monk)
Harrington of Lewiston and Phil
Godwin of Gatesville.
State House: Vernon James of
Weeksville and W. Stanford White
of Manns Harbor.
And as a kicker, Archie T. Lane,
Sr., of Perquimans County,
sergeant-at-arms in the House.
How are they for openers?
Sen. Harrington is a veteran in
the upper chamber who has
developed a considerable amount
of clot. In the new Democratic
legislative structure, he has been
ffiven great responsibility and he
is man enough for the task.
' His seat-mate will be Sen.
Godwin, who moves across the
hall after a most distinguished
career in the House. As immediate
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Careers in fields related to
- human service as education,
recreation, community relations
and social services have been
opened to 45 poor and unemployed
adults in Chowan County under the
U. S. Department of Labor’s
Public Service Careers (New
The Department of Labor’s
Administrator William U.
Norwood, in Atlanta, Ga., said
federal funds in the amount of
$96,190 have been approved for the
project for a period up to
November 3, 1973. The project is
sponsored by the Economic
Improvement Council, Inc.,
located on Base Road.
Public Service Careers seeks to
relieve critical national shortages
of professional service personnel
in the public employment sector of
the work force and opens up built
in advancement opportunities to
To be eligible, an individual
must be at least 22 years of age,
unemployed, and generally come
from a family whose annual
income is below the poverty line
as defined by the Manpower
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DISCUSS RESTORATION-R. L. Stevenson of Hertford, right,
discusses the plans of Perquimans County Restoration
Association with George W. Moore, manager of Belk Tyler in
Edenton. The Belk Tyler Foundation recently contributed SSOO to
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THE CHOWAN HERALD
Volume XXXIX.—No. 2.
The final portion of the revenue
sharing money allocated Edenton
for the past fiscal year has arrived
in the sum of $64,830 bring the total
figure to $124,315. Town
Administrator W. B. Gardner
stated that this figure is a far cry
from the $70,000 that has been
The Town Council, meeting
Tuesday night, elected to use
$25,000 of this money for acquiring
a new well and pump, instead of
using other money that had been
planned for this purpose. It was
stated the other sum could now be
used for matching grants or other
projects for which the use of
revenue sharing funds is
Bank of North Carolina will
receive the certificate of deposit
for the full sum. They were high
bidder with an interest rate of six
per cent on deposit of 90 or 180
The Army Corps of Engineers
informed the town by letter that
the Pembroke Channelization
Project has been placed in the
active category, enabling the
construction of a channel eight
feet deep and 80 feet wide. They
also stated that a further
economic study will be made.
Initiation of the project is about
one year away. The council
adopted a resolution backing the
project. At present time the
channel depth is about four feet,
making passage of large sailboats
and other crafts dangerous or
The Belk Tyler Foundation has
contributed SSOO to the
Perquimans County Restoration
Association in that association’s
successful funds campaign which
makes it possible to obtain $37,500
in challenge grants.
George W. Moore, manager of
Belk Tyler in Edenton, presented
the check to R. L. Stevenson of
Hertford, finance committee
Stevenson recently reported to
Joe Nowell, Jr., of Winfall,
association president, that more
than $21,000 has been realized in
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Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, January 11, 1973.
albemarle stymied by snowfall
By L. F. AMBURN, JR.
Monday was not an ordinary Monday in
Northeastern North Carolina and other
sections of the state and nation. The
elements played havoc with the normal
scheme of things.
Precipitation in the form of snow, yes
snow, brought usual activity to a virtual
stand-still. And before it all blew out to sea
after nightfall, as much as six inches of the
fluffy stuff had blanketed the area.
The sun rose in the east as usual Tuesday
morning and a cloudless sky was welcomed
by about everyone, save the school
children who were enjoying an
unscheduled winter holiday. However, the
thermometer remained in the 20’s and the
melting process was practically nil.
While many awoke Monday morning
surprised at the groundcover, they
actually shouldn’t have been if they had
followed the weather forecasts.
Weathermen, or women if you watch that
particular TV channel, had warned that
conditions were perfect for snow. What
they didn’t forecast was that it would be ,
the biggest snow storm to cross this
section of Tar Heelia in the past six years.
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UNEXPECTED HOLIDAY-Residents awakened to an
expected sight Monday morning. Several inches of snow had
fallen, kicking off two days of the white precipitation which
resulted in an accumulation of about six inches. Although the
weatherman predicted the snowfall well in advance, most
Chowan County’s budget will be
amended to cover the $29,800
deficit faced by the Edenton-
Chowan Schools due to obligations
not realized when the budget was
made. The announcement was
made after lengthy discussion
between the county,
commissioners and Supt. Eddie
West at a meeting of the
commissioners Monday morning.
It was made clear, at the same
time, that future actions should be
taken to prevent a recurrence of
Commissioner D. T. Bateman
stated that the present condition of
the schools seemed to be due to the
neglect on the part of both the
school system and the county
government over a number of
years. In forthcoming budgets, he
felt that money appropriated for
maintenance should be used for
that purpose and not transferred
to other line items.
Along the same line, Chairman
C. A. Phillips stated that he would
appoint the commissioners to act
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Edenton-Chowan Schools were closed
Monday and Tuesday with speculation,
much to the disdain of mothers, that the
“holiday” would be extended. Children
may be going to school in July but that
appeared furtherest from their minds as
they froliced in the snow, many for the
first time in their lives.
There was little activity in downtown
Edenton Monday. Many stores either
didn’t open at all or closed by mid-day.
Municipal offices closed at noon as did the
financial institutions. Those who favor
paralled parking should have been
pleased. That was the only way to park
downtown and be assured of not getting
stuck. It wasn’t easy, but some motorists
got stuck, even from that position.
The College of the Albemarle’s Learning
Lab in Swain School remained open for
those who desired to fight the elements to
get some learning.
With Judge Fentress Horner residing in
Elizabeth City and Judge Wilton Walker in
Currituck, a decision was made to cancel
the regular Tuesday session of Chowan
County District Court. Therefore, 28
defendants got another week of grace,
while courts officials prepared for lengthy
session next Tuesday.
Jenkins Takes Area Post
- C*. Security Commission
announced last week that Robert
J. Jenkins has been promoted to
coordinator of the on-the-job
training programs for 14 counties
in Northeastern North Carolina.
The promotion became effective
as of December, 1972.
Jenkins is the first such
coordinator for the area. In
receiving the promotion, he stated
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everyone was caught unprepared for the icy roads and sub-teen
temperatures. Both the schools and businesses closed Monday,
and as the above photo will testify, the time away the books and
assignments provided the opportunity for many youths to enjoy
the first big snowfalls in several years. (Surratt Photos).
that he underwent an intensive
training program in Raleigh. He
said that although his job will
entail a great deal of traveling, his
office will remain in Edenton.
Jenkins was manager of the
local Employment Security
A native of Bertie County, he
was a graduate of Aulander High
School and Wake Forest
University. He received post
graduate work in Memphis, Tenn.,
and Witchita, Kan.
Jenkins has been associated
with the commission for five and a
half years, having served in
Ahoskie, Jacksonville, Charoltte,
Washington, and Winston-Salem.
Morehead Interviews Scheduled
high school senior men from 17
counties in this area will be
interviewed here Monday by the
District I Morehead Selection
Committee. Interviews will be
held at the Town and Country
District I nominees include
William Winborne Burch, HI, of
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“Everyone has been real good,” was the
report from Police Chief J. D. Parrish. He
did report “one or two” small accidents.
The chief said people appeared to be
demonstrating unusually good judgment,
but he warned motorists not to be become
careless as conditions improve.
Sheriff Troy Toppin slid in from Center
Hill in time to report little activity.
Murray Ashley said that is the type
weather when members of Edenton-
Chowan Rescue Squad “sweat out calls”,
because “you don’t go anywhere in a hurry
in this snow.”
Utilities were spared interruptions
because of the dryness of the snow.
Among the more notables stymied by the
weather was Handy West, executive of
Chowan County ASCS. The genial
Republican ducked in at Lexington Sunday
after it took five hours to cover the 60 miles
Bob Moore, chamber of commerce
executive who will tell a prospect of the
perfect climate which abounds
hereabouts, confessed: “Everything is
right quiet with all this mess.”
But tell that to a cold, excited kid and
you are apt to get a snowball right in the
County Negro has been arrested
and jailed on charges growing out
of a drug raid Friday. He is James
Everett, Jr., 22, 329 King Street,
SBI Agent Bill Godley of
Edenton said Everett was jailed in
lieu of $12,000 bond after being
charged with possession of heroin
and possession of naricotic
implements. The first is a felony
When officers raided his home
about 7 P.M. they discovered a
quantity of heroin with a street
value of SI,OOO, neddles, etc.
of Hertford; and Charles Felton
Voliva of Columbia.
Lorimer Midgett of Elizabeth
City is chairman of the district
Six finalists will be chosen from
District I to appear in Chapel Hill
March 2-5 for interviews with the
Central Morehead Selection
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