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Not In Budget
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Federal dollars are not flowihg
as freely along the Public Parade
as they once did and this is
resulting in reevaluation of many
programs. The highly successful
New Careers program has become
a victim of the system.
The Ancillary Manpower
Planning Board in this region had
to cojne up with a streamlined
budget when the area’s share of
the Manpower Revenue Sharing
was established at $509,313 and not
$542,500. At the top figure, it was
( about 50 per cent of the present
allocationfor manpower programs.
To further complicate the
problem, the federal guidelines for
New Careers were enforced to
require a 50-slot minimum. This
dug deeper into what little money
was available.
There are now 38 enrollees and a
budget of $189,000. The budget for
five staff members is $48,000 and
the per unit cost is quite high.
Therefore, the decision was made
to phase out New Careers and
substitute Mainstream, another
costly program but one with a
lower minimum requirement.
The Ancillary Manpower
Planning Board, and the sponsor
for manpower programs,
Economic Improvement Council,
Inc., has a responsibility to see
jthat the same thing doesn’t
t happen to programs which
required the abandonment of New
This can be
accomplished by structuring the
administration of manpower
programs with fewer high salary
A $48,000 administration budget
for 38 enrollees is quite
It was stated at last week’s
meeting that if the sponsor. coulcL .
consolidate and one director could
handle two or more programs then
some money could be saved. EIC
could make some points with the
county commissioners they are
going to for financial assistance if
they demonstrated a willingness
to make moves toward cost
Food For Thought
* The next time you jump in the
cat* and head out for 3 weekend of
, r fishing, boating, or just taking it
easy, you might give some thought
as to why you’re able to enjoy
I considerable time off from your
job along the Public Parade.
Sure, you worked hard all week
and are entitled to a little free
time. And the money you’re
spending for recreation is what
f you have left over after paying for
your family’s food, clothing, and
other necessities.
But what if the food and clothing
I your family needs weren’t
produced by somebody else and
I you had to provide it all yourself:
I What would happen to your leisure
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4 Rep. White Positive About Work In Raleigh
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4 RALEIGH Rep. W. Stanford
hite of Manns Harbor says he
can’t understand bow some people
have been prone to label the 1973
Assembly as a bunch of
“You hear rumors like this on
the streets of Raleigh, but I can
you one thing-they’re just
rumors,’’ the longtime Democrat
said in an interview.
“Members of the General
are a hard-working
group of people who are dedicated
to the people of North Carolina,”
be declared.
Rep. White, representing the
First District, said his 10 years as
| chairman of the board of Dare
County commissioners, “helped
k prepare me for the General
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:: fin&j.j.. looking to the .
I MgaApltehments of the 1973
W 1 " 16 expressed the
Hie New Careers program in
the 10-county Albemarle Area will
be phased out August 31 and a 30-
slot Mainstream program will be
substituted. This decision was
made Thursday afternoon at a
meeting of the Ancillary
Manpower Planning Board.
The board had to readjust
priorities when the State
Manpower Council allocated, only
$509,313 for fiscal year 1974. The
board in March budgeted $542,500.
This is less than half of the current
John T. Biggers, director of the
Neighborhood Youth Corps and
chairman of the planning board,
said the suggestion to delete the
New Careers program came after
the federal government had
established a 50-slot minimum.
With the high cost of the program,
the board felt to increase 10 slots
would require drastic cuts in other
It was estimated that the 50 slots
of New Careers would require
$195,000. Cost of the Mainstream
program, to begin September 1,
has been placed at $113,013,
New Careers currently has 38
enrollees, and a staff of five with
a budget of $189,000. Many of the
enrollees are believed to be
eligible for participation in the
Mainstream program.
At the insistance of Floyd
Spellman of Albemarle Regional
Planning & Development
Commission, the board budgeted
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Old Kitchen Is Up For Grabs
For Sale: One Kitchen, slightly
This historic gem added nearly
100 years ago to the James Iredell
House on East Church Street has
now fallen into disrepute
according to the Department of
Archives and History, who says its
not in keeping with the 18th
Century building.
Therefore, the good ladies of the
Edenton Tea Party Chapter,
Daughters of the American
Revolution, who are custodians of
the state owned house, are
generously offering a whole
kitchen or parts thereof for sale to
the highest bidders.
Rep. White said “All people
involved in education should be
very appreciative for what the
1973 session of the General
Assembly has done.”
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COSTLY EROSION-Means of halting costly erosion on
shorelines in Northeastern North Carolina are being studied by
the Soil Conservation Service, but it may be too late for many.
The shoreline along Albemarle Sound at Chowan Golf & Country
Club was bulkheaded, but leaks developed and extensive damage
has resulted. The club has been attempting for more than 18
Shore Erosion Subject Os Study
The problems with shore erosion
and the structural measures
needed to help curb it are of prime
importance to landowners
bordering the miles of sound and
river shorelines in the five-county
Albemarle Soil and Water
Conservation District.
Stanton Harrell, soil
conservation technician, reports
that a study is being made by the
While the 15V 2 by IOV2 foot room
may not be plumb, its greatest
value is found in the custom pine
cabinets with formica tops, which
were the greatest cost factor in the
modernization of the kitchen 10
years ago by the chapter.
The entire kitchen will be
removed from the rear of the
building and proceeds from the
sale will be used for further
enhancement of the house.
So if you have any use for this
slightly used kitchen contact
Davis Waters, director of Historic
Edenton, Inc., at the Barker
House Visitor Center-Museum.
This once in a lifetime opportunity
should not be ignored.
“Lots of people worked hard
with the education committees
and what resulted was the fruits of
these cooperative efforts,” he
Rep. White said he would be
having' to make some trips to
Raleigh during the summer in the
interest of legislation in
committee that will be considered
at the 1974 session.
“The annual sessions will
provide time to give more study to
him and I believe the General
Assembly will be able to come up
with better bills,” he declared.
“I’m personally glad we’ve
started annual sessions because I
don’t think it is fair to the people of
North Carolina to come up here
and try to work out a budget
involving several billion dollars in
six months,” he added.
“Money matters require more
time than past sessions have been
able to give them, and I think the
annual sessions will go a long way
in improving the situation,” he
Volume XXXIX—No. 20. Edenton, North Carolina, Thursday. May 17. 1978, Single Copy 10 Cents.
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Soil Conservation Service on the
amount of shoreline that has been
lost to erosion over the past 30
years or so. This is being done by
using 1938 and 1969 aerial photos
and by on site investigations at
various points. Unofficially, over
the period covered by the study,
there has been more than 145
acres of prime land lost to erosion
along the 40 odd miles of shoreline
Gates Phone
Action Asked
Utilities Commission will be asked
to aid residents in Gates County in
obtaining toll free telephone
service within the county and
inclusion in Albemarle Metro.
At a meeting of Albemarle Area
Development Association here
Thursday night, the Albemarle
Regional Planning & Development
Commission’s staff was asked to
contact the state agency. The
decision came after it was learned
that Norfolk & Carolina Telephone
Company here had not responded
to earlier correspondence from
L. F. Amburn, Jr., AADA
president, said a letter about the
telephone problem was sent to the
company on November 20, 1972, by
Wesley B. Cullipher, ARPDC
executive director, and no reply
has been received. A resolution to
assist Gates was adopted in
The county is now served by two
telephone systems, Norfolk &
Carolina and Carolina Telephone
Camden County hosted the
regular meeting at Holiday Inn
and Jack Parker of Edenton, area
livestock specialist, was guest
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BORROWED FISH-Three-year-old Dwight Rea, son of Mr.
and Mrs. William Rea of Edenton, literally borrowed the bluefish
shown here so he could have his picture made at Oregon Inlet.
After the picture was made the Bradford, Pa., angler who caught
the fish gave it to the youngest to take home with him. (Aycock
Brown Photo).
months to obtain a permit to correct the problem, while more and
more land is washed away with high tides and strong winds. The
picture at left shows a typical break in the bulkhead with erosion
already begun. At right is another portion of the shoreline and the
insert shows where a bulkhead has washed away. (More pictures
on Page 4-B)
in Chowan County alone.
Harrell also reports that
additional data is being compiled,
with assistance fro.m area
engineer, Harry Gibson, on
different types of structural
measures now in use. This data
will be collected at least yearly or
after any major storm for tihe next
five to 10 years. Sites are now
being selected and evaluations will
be made with an attempt to show
the effects and the benefits; that
can be expected from various
erosion control measures.
Officials at Chowan Golf &
Country Chib are faced with c ostly
measures to halt erosion at the
property on Albemarle Sound.
Leaks have developed in
bulkheads and storms during the
past 18 months have caused
extensive damage.
Caswell Edmundson, club
president, predicted this week that
it would cost a minimum of SBO,CK)O
“to do the job right”.
It was also noted that club
officials have attempted for more
than 18 months to obtain a permit
to replace the bulkhead along the
shoreline. “We are told it is now in
the hands of the fisheries section
of the state agency but we don’t
know when we will be given a
permit,” Edmundson stated.
Asks Lease On Center
Albemarle Human Resources
Development System has agreed
to donate to Pasquotank County
equipment necessary for a Speech
and Hearing Center in Elizabeth
City. Pasquotank County
commissioners recently agreed to
spend $20,000 to erect the center.
The equipment is valued at
The equipment donation is
contingent up the county leasing
Hearing Set
For Director
Richard L. Satterfield, band
director at John A. Holmes High
School, will have a private hearing
before the Edenton-Chowan Board
of Education Friday afternoon.
The hearing will begin at 1:30
Satterfield has been notified by
the board that his contract will not
be renewed. Earlier, he was given
a hearing by Supt. Eddie West and
he appealed from that hearing to
the board.
The board and its agents have
refused to discuss the Satterfield
matter publicly. It is contended
that this is a personnel matter and
the decision was not based on
Satterfield has gained the
support of three racially oriented
groups in his efforts to force the
school board to recind their
previous action and renew his
Edenton-Chowan Good
Neighbor Council, chaired by Dr.
J. H. Horton, who is also a
member of the seven-member
school board, has discussed the
community aspect of the matter
since people from outside the area
have been working on behalf of
the band director.
the new center to the system for
speech and hearing purposes.
In a resolution passed by the
AHRDS executive board during a
meeting here Monday afternoon, it stated that it has been
re commended by the system and
“iit is deemed advisable for
greater simplification and
efficient operation that AHRDS
maintain, and operate properties
as a regionwide speech and
hearing center...”
The center will serve all 10
counties in the region.
However, Jim Lewis, programs
administrator for AHRDS, told the
executive board that work is
allready being done towards the
establishment of a second center.
This one would be located at
Chowan Hospital.
Lewis and Thomas Surratt, a
board member and executive vice
president of the hospital, noted
that equipment can be obtained
through a grant but funds for
personnel is needed.
Surratt also pointed out that the
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Student Ni’ght Set
All high school sen iors and their
parents in the Edenton area, are
invited to attend the Sunday
evening service at the Edenton
Baptist Church Sunday at 7:30
P.M. Special SBI Agent, Bill
Godley will be speaking' for the
evening service on “The
Temptation of Drugs.”
During the service all seniors,
who are members of Edenton
Baptist Church, will receive
Bibles as a gift from the church.
At the 11 o’clock worship
service, Rev. Robert E. Gray, will
speak on “The Gift of Years.”
Scripture will be taken from
Isaiah 38:1-5.

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