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Volume XXXIX —No. 41
Roads And Dollars
If the recent allocation of
secondary road funds is any
indication, those who live on dirt
roads along the Public Parade
might as well become reconciled
to the fact that relief will be a long
time coming. |
Chowan County’s “share” of the
$28.7-million secondary roads pie
amounts to $54,000. Based on State
Division of Highways estimates
this will pave 1.275 miles of road.
By the same estimates this
amount would pave less them a
mile of road in the western sector
of Tar Heelia.
, This area’s representative on
the Secondary Roads Council is to
meet with county commissioners
_ here at a time yet to be announced.
■ We hope the commissioners have
some other business to transact,
for the meeting with the council
member shouldn’t take long.
Taxing Method Changes
Within the past few days every
property owner along the Public
Parade has received a letter from
Chowan Mtt ■*. County -lai:
Department. It was in the fornj of
a notice of assessed tax valuation
Upon seeking the new assessed
tax valuation, many have been
quick to push the panic button. But
actually it is not as much of a
crisis as one might think.
The confusion is brought about
by two words-f-assessed and
appraised. Until now the tax office
t has been working with two sets of
► figures. The appraised value was
established and then property
owners were assessed on 50 per
cent of this amount. Over the
years the assessed value has
changed with different
percentages being applied by
Hie General Assembly took care
of this hodgepodge. In 1974 the
counties must tax on 100 per cent
of the appraised value.
Therefore, when the tax rate in
Chowan is $1.65 of the assessed
value, it would automatically be
cut in half when the .appraised
value is applied.
Chowan is just completing the
statutory eight-year revaluation.
Needless to say there will be many
( who will be dissatisfied with the
- new values and they can meet
face-to-face with the appraiser at
the tax office between now and
October 26. If the matter cannot
satisfactorily be resolved the
property owner cap file a
complaint with the tax supervisor
prior to Mardj 1, 1974, for
presentation to the Board of
Equalization and Review.
It will help the blood pressure at
this time, though, if you will
remember that henceforth
appraised and assessed tax values
ate one and the same.
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HOMES HIGH ACTIVITIES-The Edenton Aces thrilled a
homecoming crowd last Friday night at Hicks Field by dumping
Roanoki Rapids, 14-6. Coach Jimmy Addison is shown with Co-
Captian Thomas Slade as they discuss the activity. During
halftime ceremonies, class homecoming queens and their escorts
were featured. Senior representatives were: Mary Jo Barrow,
center, with Jerry Castelloe, and Edith Bonner with Gardner
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Aces Dominate Conference
The taste of victory was
particularly sweet last Friday
night. It was homecoming for the
Aces of John A. Holmes High
School, and they enjoyed the event
in style with a victory over their
toughest opponent yet, Roanoke
Rapids High School. They
defeated the Jackets 14-6 on scores
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in the second and fourth quarters.
This week Edenton will face
Washington on opposing territory.
Game time is 8 P.M.
The Aces posted their first
touchdown in the final minutes of
the second quarter. Having driven
from their own 29 yard line to the
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Single Copies 10 Cents.
A three-year demonstration
regional transit system is being
pursued by the Albemarle Human
Resources Development System.
The system would link all 10
counties in Region “R” on a
regularly scheduled basis.
An exploratory meeting will be
held with the Department of
Transporation in Washington, D.
C. There is no such system in
North Carolina and few in the
entire United States.
Wesley B. Cullipher, executive
director of Albemarle Regional
Planning & Development
Commission reported to his board
Thursday night that this would be
a venture which would entail a
tremendous amount of research
Meeting in the Nebraska
Community of Hyde County, board
members were also told that this
region had been selected as one of
two in the state, and one of 10 in
the Southeastern U. S. for the
purpose of evaluating
Cullipher officially announced
that Miss June Myers had left the
commission staff to accept a
position with the N. C. Department
of Natural f and Economic
Resources, beiife assigned to the
W. B. Gardner, chairman,
The regular meeting of
Albemarle Area Development
Association was held later in the
evening with L. F. Amburn. Jr.,
Leon Ballance, chairman of
Hyde County commissioners, gave
a slide presentation about
agriculture in the county.
Net collections from the 1 per
cent sales and use tax in nine
Albemarle Area counties in
September amounted to
$186,196.36. The amount collected
in Chowan County was $16,799.38.
In addition to Chowan, collection
by counties include:
Camden, $2,518.59; Currituck,
$7,606; Dare, $69,121.82; Gates,
$4,228.47; Pasquotank, $56,864.11;
Perquimans, $9,778.86; Tyrrell,
$3,916.52; and Washington
The tax is not levied in Hyde
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8 The U. S. 17 bypass of Edenton
..as been given top priority by the
North Carolina Board of
Transportation, according to an
announcement Friday in Raleigh.
The board allocated $7-million for
construction of the six-mile road.
About sl-million has already been
spent for right-of-way.
Also in the seven-year highway
construction program is a plan to
four-lane U. S. 17 from outside
Elizabeth City to the Virginia line.
This was a priority project of
Commissioner Joe Nowell of
Winfall during the Bob Scott
It had been rumored that the
Edenton bypass was not in the
seven-year plan. Therefore, it
came as somewhat of a surprise to
many when this project was
number one in the rural primary
State Sen. J. J. (Monk)
Harrington, roads committee
chairman, has been a strong
advocate of construction
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BARGE PROJECT SUPPORTED-Mrs. Nellie M. Sanders,
director of Pettigrew Regional Library, is pictured with Lt. Gov.
Jim Hunt at a recent meeting in Nags Head where the state
official endorsed a project to build a cultural barge for the
bicentennial. Mrs. Sanders is attempting to establish support for
the project in 21 coastal counties.
Hunt Supports Barge Project
Lt. Gov. Jim Hunt of Wilson has
endorsed the bicentennial barge
project being promoted in 21
Eastern North Carolina coastal
counties and recently said it is
being hailed in Raleigh as the best
idea yet formulated for
celebration of America’s 200th
birthday in this state.
The lieutenant governor
commented on the project at a
recent meeting of Albemarle Area
Carnival Is Slated
The annual Halloween Carnival
at Chowan Academy will be held
October 26 at the Rocky Hock
Community Center. The carnival
starts at 6 P.M.
The Country Store will open at 5
P.M. and there will be hot dogs,
hamburgers, drinks, homemade
cake, pie, cookies, candy and
Thirteen games have definitely
been scheduled with others
At the time Chowan County
commissioners, Edenton Town
Council and Edenton Chamber of
Commerce all unanimously
endorsed the project, it was said in
Raleigh that no highway in the
state had such local backing.
A spokesman in Raleigh said the
Edenton project is expected to be
put out for bids in January, 1974.
In an unprecedented move, Gov.
Holshouser went on statewide TV
Sunday night to tell his viewers
that “truth is better than false
hopes and phony promises.”
State officials say the
Holshouser program can be
financed with current and
anticipated tax money. The plan
covers all categories of roads
except county secondary
The program calls for the
expenditure of some $206-million
annually for construction during
the next seven years. This
includes both state funds and
federal aid money.
Development Association in Nags
Head when that group passed a
resolution of support and asked
the Fine Arts Committee in the 10-
county area to cooperate with
Mrs. Nellie Sanders. Mrs. Sanders
is director of Pettigrew Regional
Library and instigator of the
bicentennial celebration idea.
Mrs. Saunders has announced
the formation of the Bicentennial
Barge Foundation, Inc.
The non-profit corporation will
attempt to secure funding for
planning of the barge proposal
which has received considerable
comment from state officials.
Mrs. Sanders said steps have
been taken to form a board of
directors which will be announced
The idea was proposed by Mrs.
Sanders in May and brought to the
attention of the State Bicentennial
Commission headed by Mrs.
Based somewhat on the
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Report Is Planned
The long awaited report of the
Chowan County Courthouse-Jail
Committee will be presented to
county commissioners November
7 at a called meeting. The meeting
will begin at 9:30 A M. the
West W. Byrum, committee
chairman, said a scale model of
the proposed facilities will also be
J. Everette Fauber, Jr., of
Lynchburg, Va., architect, has
conduted the study which was
financed by a federal grant from
Albemarle Law & Order
Byrum said representatives
from Raleigh and Atlanta, Ga.,
will be in attendance at the
County commloiiaaers witt use
the study to maim further