GIVES INTERIM REPORT -J. Everette Fauber, Jr., right,
Lynchburg, Va., architect currently doing a feasibility study for a
new courthouse and jail in Chowan County is pictured with West
Byrum prior to a meeting here Tuesday. Byrum is chairman of
the county’s Site Committee which was given the responsibility
for having the study prepared.
Courthouse Report Presented
A feasibility study into
a new courthouse and
jail for Chowan County may
result in consideration being given
to a governmental complex
located on a spacious site and
removed from the central
J. Everette Fauber, Jr., of
Lynchburg, Va., the architect
doing the study, presented an
interim report on his work to the
Site Committee and county
commissioners Tuesday morning.
In it he called moving toward a
governmental complex the
v t‘intelligent approach” to take.
‘‘When considering * space
requirements one must also keep
in mind the need for additional
county offices,” he told the group
at the Municipal Building. “The
intelligent approach would be to
go to an unabstructed site where
you have plenty of space for a
master plan for a governmental
West W. Byrum, committee
chairman, said that group's
function is to bring all available
information to the commissioners.
“He (Fauber) was commissioned
to make a complete study of the
courthouse-jail complex and as a
committee we are trying to get
facts and figures so county
Routine Cases Are Heard
i Two men charged in companion
‘V cases were convicted Tuesday in a
session of Chowan County District
Court. They gave notice of appeal
and their bonds were fixed at SSOO.
Linton Earl Fleming was
convicted of using indecent and
profane language and resisting
arrest. He was given six months,
suspended and placed on
probation for three years upon
payment of SIOO fine and costs.
For resisting arrest he was given
30 days, suspended upon payment
of $25 fine and costs.
Thomas Alvin Fleming, charged
with obstructing an officer, was
given six months, suspended and
placed on probation for three
t Ministers from throughout
Edenton and Chowan County
attended a prayer services
Wednesday morning at the
Municipal Building as part of a
week of prayer proclaimed by
Mayor George Alma Byrum.
Mayor Byrum designated the
special week after meeting Friday
with ministers and Dr. J. H.
Horton, chairman of the Good
Neighbor Council. At the meeting
“many avenues were explored in
helping to resolve the differences
now existing...in helping relieve
tensions, and in bringing about
Christian understanding between
the children of God.”
Also in the resolution issued
following the meeting it was stated
that it was the “unanimous
opinion of those present that
•prayerful thought and actions by
/ *ll P»Ple would be extremely
beneficial to the citizens of
Edenton and Chowan County,
Mack and white, young and old,
rich and poor.”
commissioners can make the best
decision possible in the best
interest of the people of this
county,” he said.
Earlier, Byrum said the
committee has no intent to offer
advice or directions to be taken at
Fauber said while no official
writing had been completed, a
great deal of work has been done
on the feasibility study. He said
two programs had been studied
one which is ideal regardless of
cost and a realistic, logical,
practical and worthwhile program
for Chowan County.
The architect called the
courthouse a “very worthy
building and one built for security
Continued on Page 4
Col. H. E. Bass, chairman,
Chowan County Republican Party,
has announced the dates of
precinct meetings and the county
Precinct meetings will be held
at 7:30 P.M. on August 24 at the
location prescribed by the
The county convention will be
held at the courthouse at 7:30 P.M.
on September 21 with precinct
delegates urged to attends.
years upon payment of SIOO fine
Judge Wilton Walker, Jr., of
Currituck, presided and disposed
of the following other cases:
Kelly Springfield White, failure
to comply with a former order of
the court, capias ordered.
Isaac Williams, Jr., improper
muffler, nol pros.
Oliver Lee Dillard, non-support,
Elmer Jennings Taylor, hit and
run, 60 days, suspended upon
payment of SSO fine and costs.
Harvey Wayne Boswell, no
operator’s license and reckless
driving, called and failed to
Walter Raleigh Hawkins, non
support, prayer for judgment
continued for five years upon
payment of $225 per month for
of his children.
John F. Ammann, assault with a
deadly weapon, not guilty.
James Edwin Bufflap, safety
violation, not guilty.
Isiah Brickhouse, drunk driving,
nol pros; operate to left to center
line, called and failed to appear.
Floyd Allen Goodwin, no
Continued on Pago 4
Court Is Cancelled
There will be no sessions of
Chowan County Superior Court on
September 3 and September 10,
according to Mrs. Lena M. Leary,
Mrs. Leary said she had been
notified of the cancellation of the
two days by Judge William
Copeland of Murfreesboro. All
jurors who have been notified to
report for jury duty on these two
days should now report oh
Tuesday of the weeks invovled.
Judge Copeland will preside at
all four weeks of court scheduled
here next month.
Volume XXXIX.—No. 33.
Keeping Up Homework
For more than an hour Tuesday
morning, Chowan County
commissioners huddled with its
Site Committee and J. Everette
Fauber, Jr., of Lynchburg, Va.,
architect for a feasibility study
into a new courthouse and jail. Mr.
Fauber called it an opportunity for
him to give an interim report on his
work as well as to obtain
additional input from his client.
West W. Byrum, chairman of the
Site Committee, had
recommended the meeting and
was wise in doing so. To maintain
proper communication between
the committee and elected
commissioners who must
ultimately make some gut
decisions is certainly in the best
interest of everyone meandering
along the Public Parade.
Continued on Pag* 4
Blades Street has been
completed across the Norfolk &
Southern Railroad tracks to
connect with Coke Avenue. W. B.
Gardner, town administrator, said
the street was opened to traffic
Several new homes have been
completed recently on the east
side of the railroad and the
extension of the street will be of
great convenience to the people
living in this rapidly developing
area, it was noted.
Also, the administrator said all
improvements have been
completed with the exception of
resurfacing of Cabarrus Street. He
said work is continuing on
improving the drainage in this
area and as soon as this is
completed the street
improvements will be done.
A Chowan County man died
Saturday afternoon when he was
thrown from a Honda and struck a
mailbox post. He was identified as
Wildred Linton Littlejohn, 28-year
old Negro, Route 2, Edenton.
State Trooper Charlie Thomas
investigated the freak accident at
,4:50 P.M. on a rural paved road
near the Perquimans County line.
The trooper said the victim was
traveling alone when he ran off the
right side of the road and the cycle
went out of control. Damage to the
motorcycle was placed at $25.
New Faculty Members Assume
Chowan Academy opens its fall
term September 10 and there are
four new faculty members joining
the staff, according to Mrs.
Frances Hollowell, headmistress.
The academy, located at Rocky
Hock, offers grades Kindergarten
Mrs. Ann Harrell Perry is a new
first grade teacher, Mrs. Carolyn
E. Ward will be teaching the
NEW FACULTY MEMBERS-Jack Evans, right, an official of
Chowan Academy, is shown with four new faculty members who
joined the staff at the Rocky Hock school. Left to right are: Mrs.
Carolyn Ward, Mrs. Alice Pittman, Mrs. Ann Perry and Tom
Edenton, North Carolina, Thursday, August 16, 1973.
REMOVE DEBRIS FROM FIRE-Workmen
for Waff Brothers, Inc., of Edenton, clean up the
debris left by a fire August 3 which destroyed a
portion of D. F. Walker School on North Oakum
Teachers Report For Fall Term
School bells rang Wednesday for
some 135 faculty members of
Edenton-Chowan Schools. They
began work early in preparation
for the opening of the new term,
set for August 28.
Supt. Eddie West said there are
12 new faculty members in the
system this year. The faculty will
be participating in staff
development activities each day
that are peculiar to their situation.
The first official day of school
will find operations on a limited
schedule with the first full day
being August 29.
The superintendent said a food
specialist from the State
Department of Public Instruction
is to be in Edenton later this week
to discuss further the problem of
feeding some 800 students at D. F.
Walker School. The building
housing the cafeteria was
destroyed by fire on August 3.
Dr. West said the system has
been granted permission to
provide box lunches for the first 20
days of school as an emergency
measure. He said these lunches
would qualify for federal
reimbursement for some 450
fourth grade, Mrs. Alice S.
Pittman will be sixth grade
teacher and Thomas E. Gregory
will be athletic director.
Mrs. Perry has been associated
with Edenton-Chowan Schools for
the past two years. She is a native
of Edenton, attended John A.
Holmes High School, St. Mary’s
Junior College in Raleigh -and
received her degree in early
students who will receive free
He said the food program is an
area of real concern with the
rising costs and the absence this
year of federal reimbursement for
milk. It was announced earlier
that the price of lunches had been
increased to 50 cents.
The superintendent was
extremely pleased to report on the
renovation program which has
been in progress this summer at
all schools. He said the majority of
the summer work is on schedule
with much to be completed prior to
the opening of school.
Lightning Strikes Two Homes
Two homes in the new Riverton
section on US 17 were struck by
lightning during a severe
thunderstorm early Tuesday
morning. Only slight fires resulted
but property damage at one home
Edenton Fire Department
responded to a call at 1:01 A.M. to
the home of Thomas J. Basnight.
Fire Chief Luther C. Parks said
the lightning appeared to have
childhood education at the
University of North Carolina at
She is married to Warner E.
Mrs. Ward graduated from
Chowan High School and received
her degree in primary education
at East Carolina University in
Greenville. She has taught at
Cypress Chapel School in
Nansemond County, Va., and
Swain Elementary School in
She is married to Jimmy Ward
and the mother of a young son.
Mrs. Pittman resides in
Windsor, is a graduate of Bertie
High School and earned her
degree in education for
intermediate grades at ECU. She
taught at Rocky Mount Academy
and during the 1972-73 school year,
while in Korea with her husband
who was stationed there, taught in
the St. i-ouis Preparatory High
Her husband is William G.
Pittman, Jr., and they have a son.
The new athletic director at the
academy is from Hertford. He
earned his degree in physical
education, health and recreation
from Carson-Newman College in
Jefferson City, Tenn., after
attending Chowan College in
Murfreesboro. He is a graduate of
Perquimans County High School.
He did his student teaching at
Jefferson High School and
Dandridge Elementary School,
both in Tennessee.
Street. The building contained the cafeteria and
temporary arrangements are being made to feed
the 800 students scheduled to begin classes *
Walker on August 28.
Asst. Supt. Cecil Fry has
directed the program and will
oversee a continuous program
planned during the school year. It
has been noted that more
maintenance was done during the
summer alone than during the
past five years.
Waff Brothers of Edenton ha*
the contract to clear the site oi the
burned building The contrac
calls for this work to be done pri.ir
to the opening of school and Supt.
West said sufficient progress ha‘
already been made to insure
meeting the contract deadline
come in through the TV antenna
and “rather extensive damage - ’
resulted. No one was injured.
At 1:25 A.M., while at the scene,
firemen were notified that the
Terry Nixon home, across the
street, had also been struck. The
lightning knocked out the
electrical circuit and burned the
top of a table.
Firemen responded at 1:10 A.M
Sunday to a tobacco barn fire on
the Charlie Small farm in the
Macedonia section. The barn was
damaged beyond repair. There
was no tobacco in the barn at the
An investigation into the fire is
being continued and a spokesman
said while the cause has not yet
been determined the fire appeared
to have been set.
Edenton’s Board of Public
Works has called for a meeting
with Southeastern Consulting
Engineers to discuss the new
schedule of electrical rates which
the firm compiled following a
study earlier in the year.
Jesse L. Harrell, chairman, said
the board is aware of the
exhorbitant bills that were figured
on the new rate schedule for the
past month. He assured the
electric customers that the new
schedule is being reviewed anc
asked for their patience during
this period of exhaustive study
It was explained that u.r nigh
bills is caused to some degree by
the new method of having summer
and winter rates. The net result of
this rate structure being that the
biggest percentage of the electric
rate increase is paid in the four
Also, the board is considering
spreading out the increase over a
12-month period to relieve any
undue hardship caused by the
extremely high summer bills.
During this study the board will
study the effect of the rates on the
entire operation of the municipal
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