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Wilmington looks at race relations
Art in the-New East • The future of shellfish
“The New East”
Well, we were at the birthing of
what is predicted to be ths most
sensational voice for orderly
development and growth in the 42-
county area being promoted as
“The New East”. The magazine
by that name, as a new
commerical venture, is off the
press and from all reports is
receiving rave notices and
f predictions of a long life from
every comer of the vast region.
The magazine, published by
Eden Press, Inc., of Edenton,
under sponsorship of the Regional
Development Institute of East
Carolina University and three
area development associations, is
of extremely fine quality-both in
content and craftsmanship in
Tom Willis, the able,
enthusiastic and dynamic Jireeter
of the ECU Institute, worked for
seven years on getting the
prototype printed. It was
distributed in July. Eden Press
devoted six months on Volume
One, Number One, and now has 45
days to get the March-April
Mr. Willis writes in the recent
edition: “To those of you who are
p not familiar with “The New East”
magazine, we encourage you to
try it. To those of you who are not
familiar with the tremendous
economic potentials of the New
East area, we recommend you do
yourself a favor and learn more
Edited by Franc White of
Greenville, the magazine is
printed by National Printing
Company, also in Greenville. The
cover was designed by Lewis
Advertising, Inc., of Rocky Mount,
who also developed the new
weather-vane logo. The counties of
“The New East” were cut from
thick boards, fitted together in a
three-dimensional portrait and
photographed in full color.
A bi-monthly publication
dedicated to the progress of
4 Eastern North Carolina, the
magazine’s initial issue’s theme is
ecology, but the timely cover story
includes an exclusive interview
with JimAiy (Catfish) Hunter of
neighboring Perquimans County.
Another local area touch is the
editorial by James H. Canterberry
of Edenton, area conservationist
with the Soil Conservation
The magazine will go on
newsstands in the area Tuesday,
but Boy Scouts of Troops 156 and
164 will sell subscriptions in the
Edenton area Monday and
Tuesday as a project to raise funds
for needed equipment. They will
conduct a business solicitation as
well as conduct door-to-door sales.
“The New East” is alive and
exciting. You’ll not want to go
along for the ride but be an active
participant in this unique concept
p of multi-county, multi-agency
cooperation for the good of our
Change In Command
There is a change in command
today at the Electric and Water
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The Biennial Pilgrimage of
Colonial Edenton and Countryside
will be April 13 - 15.
Several private homes, some
still owned by descendents, are
open to the public only during the
tour. Among these is Wessington
House, which has recently been
placed in the National Register of
Historic Places. In 1730 this
property was occupied, though not
owned, by Sir Richard Everard,
Governor of North Carolina. The
present house was built about 1850.
Also on the tour is The
Homestead, which has been
occupied chiefly by Josiah Collins’
decendents since 1786; Pembroke
Hall, which was first named
“Plomer’s Point” before 1750
when part of the property
belonged to Dr. Samuel Saban
Plomer, (It was occupied at the
Goodyear Service Store this
week relocated to a spacious new
building at 1029 North Broad
Street. New and expanded
services will be offered at the new
location, according to Joe
Three men have been added to
the staff. They are: Williford
Goodwin, mechanic; Archie
Swain, serviceman; and Dale
Parrish, salesman. They join
Forehand, Mrs. Ruby
Skittlethorpe, operations clerk;
and William Morris, serviceman.
The handsome new building
contains 6,000-square-feet of office
display, service and storage
space. There are four service
bays, including one for front-end
alignment. Another new feature
will be tune-ups and basic service
Goodyear will inventory more
than 2,000 passenger tires alone at
the new location.
For many years the store has
been located at 412 South Broad
Street. That property, now owned
by the Cupola House Association,
will be developed into formal
Phillips Is Named To Board
George W. Lewis, executive vice
president, Peoples Bank and Trust
Company has announced the
appointment of Carey A. Phillips
to the bank’s board of managers.
C. A. Phillips
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Volume XXXIX.—No. 5
Sanitary landfill bonds for
Chowan and Perquimans counties
were sold in Raleigh Tuesday by
the Local Government
Commission. Chowan County
bonds were in the amount of
$35,000 while the Perquimans
County bonds were for $26,000.
This bond money, along with
$40,000 in Farmers Home
Administration grants to the two
counties, will finance
establishment of a two-county
Melvin Howell, FHA supervisor
in Hertford, said “it looks like the
counties will be getting the money
within a two or three week period
and will continue to proceed to get
things in operation”.
The landfill will be operated by a
committee established by the two
boards of county commissioners
and will be directed by Howard
Months have been spent in
preliminary work and equipment
has been ordered in anticipation of
the bond sale. Howell pointed out
that with the recent cutback in
federal spending, the counties are
extremely fortunate to have had
the grants committed so the
project could be developed at a
minimum cost to the counties.
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GOING TO SHORT COURSE-H. Fahey
Byrum, Jr., second from left, and Billy Nixon,
right are shown receiving expense checks from
Bankers of North Carolina are
continuing their award-winning
service to agriculture through the
sponsorship of the annual two
week Short Course in Modern
Farming at N. C. State University.
The 21st annual session is set for
February 5-16, 1973, in Raleigh.
This week, the County Key
Banker for Chowan County,
George W. Lewis announced that
banks in this area will send two
young farmers to Raleigh for the
short course. All expenses will be
paid by the banks.
Attending the Short Course from
this county will be Billy Nixon and
H. Fahey Byrum, Jr.
The Short Course is one of the
numerous agricultural projects
sponsored by the NCBA. For 28
years, consecutively, the
association has won a national
award for its outstanding farm
Phillips, a native of Cary, is
presently vice president-secretary
and director of Edenton Cotton
Mills. He also serves as chairman
of the Chowan County Board of
He is a 1948 graduate of the
School of Textiles, N. C. State
University, where he captained
the 1946 and 1947 football teams.
The 1946 team played in that
year’s Gator Bowl.
A former Edenton town
councilman, he also served on the
NCSU Athletic Council and NCSU
Alumni Association Board of
A member of the Edenton
Baptist Church and U. S. Army
veteran, Phillips is married to the
former Ruth Burnett of Burgaw.
The couple has three children;
John, 9, Cynthia, 13, and Tom, now
a graduate student of business
administration at William and
THE CHOWAN HERALD
Edenton. Chowan County. North Carolina. Thursday. February 1, 1971.
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VETERAN OFFICIAL RETIRES-The
spotlight was on R. N. Hines, Sr., Tuesday night
at a banquet in his honor at Edenton Restaurant.
Mr. and Mrs. Hines are shown at right in picture
Hines Retires; Martin Promoted
Richard N. Hines, Sr., this week
retired as superintendent of
utilities in the Town of Edenton,
more than 30 years after he took a
floundering system and guided it
into one of the most efficient in the
At a banquet held in his honor at
Blount Is Cited By Jaycees
The 19th recipient of the coveted
Distinguished Service Award in
Edenton is J. G. (Jim) Blount,
local pharmacist and community
leader. Blount was presented the
award last Thursday night at a
banquet held at Edenton Jaycee
Community Building on Base
Jim Hastings of Boone, a Jaycee
International official and newly
appointed director of Travel and
Promotion for North Carolina,
Store Is Sold
The Country Corner Interiors
located on South Broad Street next
to Taylor Theater, changed hands
January 2 as Neysia Katkaveck
and Snooky Bond became the new
owners. The shop carries unique
gifts and home accessories in all
The new owners plan to continue
with the same lines as previously
carried, and, after a recent buying
trip to Atlanta, have added many
new items to their stock.
Country Corner Interiors
carries a complete line of wall
coverings and decorator fabrics.
The services of Dorothy
Richardson, an experienced
interior decorator, will be
available by appointment for
customer consultation. Mrs.
Richardson is no stranger to
Edenton, having decorated many
homes in the area.
The store is open from 10 A.M. to
5 P.M., Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday and Friday, and 10 A.M.
until 1 P.M., on Wednesday and
Members of the North Carolina
seafood industry will get their
opportunity to provide input into
the future directions of the seafood
marketing program in the state at
four public meetings in coastal
North Carolina during February.
Edenton Restaurant on Tuesday
night, Hines was presented a
special citation from
Electricities, a cooperative of
municipal owned electric systems
spreading across North Carolina.
The framed resolution was
presented by Dembsey Benton,
George W. Lewis and Jack Harris, respectively,
for attendance at the two-week Short Course on
Modern Farming at N. C. State University.
was keynote speaker.
James C. Dail. Edenton’s mayor
pro tern, presented the Jaycee’s
top award to Blount.
Blount is vice president of
Hollowell’s Inc., local Rexall
store, is in charge of the pharmacy
at Chowan Hospital, is a director
of Edenton Chamber of
Commerce, Edenton Rotary Club
and is active in Edenton Baptist
The recipient also was cited for
his efforts on behalf of the Heart
Fund and Cancer Crusade and
numerous other activities.
“Young men can change the
world," Hastings said as he spoke
interestingly of the Jaycee
movement and the young men who
make up the organization.
“You can do anything you want
to do...if you set your mind to it
and work hard at it,” he declared.
Hastings challenged those in the
audience to prepare for the roles
they will play as community
leaders in the years to come,
reminding them of the leadership
training movement of the Jaycees.
Woody Copeland, Jaycee
DSA WINNER—Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Blount are shown at right
shortly after he was named recipient of the Edenton Jaycee DSA.
With them are Jim Hastings, left, keynote speaker, and James C.
Dail, mayor pro tem who presented the award. \
with Jesse L. Harrell, chairman, Board of Public
Works; Town Administrator W. B. Gardner and
Mayor George Alma Byrum. The other picture
shows Chairman Harrell with James Martin
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city manager of Elizabeth City
who is secretary of Electricities.
The resolution pointed out the
service Hines rendered to the
organization as well as is untiring
efforts on behalf of the “welfare of
public power” in North Carolina.
Town Administrator W. B.
Gardner, who was master of
ceremonies for the banquet, said
Hines was dedicated to serve the
public and had in fact served well.
Jesse L. Harrell, chairman of
the Board of Public Works, said on
January 31, Hines completed 33
years as director of utilities and
James D. Martin has been named
as his successor.
At the time Hines assumed his
duties, revenue from the
department was $55,000. "These
same services in 1973 show a
revenue of $764,000,” Harrell said.
Electric power purchased from
VEPCO has increased from
$15,569 in 1941 to $410,289 in 1972.
Harrell pointed out that during
this period the department has
contributed $1.5-million to the
town’s General Fund to be used for
tax reduction and or other
“Hines takes a considerable
amount of pride in that while the
above accomplishments were
made the electric rates and
charges were competitively below
both VEPCO and REA's serving in
the area and that these rates have
been attractive to industry,”
Harrell noted. He presented Hines
a resolution from the E&W board.
Mayor George Alma Byrum.
who recently led a successful
campaign to abolish the E&W
board, remarked that “it is a
happy occasion to have us all here
He too cited the “great growth”
under the leadership of Hines. He
also presented a resolution, this
one from the Town Council.
Hines was presented a color TV
set and was almost speechless by
the words of praise aimed at him.
Net collections from the local 1
per cent sales and use tax in
Chowan County last month was
$14,030.92, according to a report
issued by G. A. Jones, Jr.,
commissioner. State Department