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NEW FACILITY DEDICATED Plymouth Mayor Bill
Flowers, left, and John House, chairman, Martin equity com
missioners, are pictured here with George H. Weyerhaeuser,
right, at last Friday’s dedication of a new machine near
Plymouth, to manufacture fine paper. The Weyerhaeuser Com
pany projects in North Carolina over the past three years
represent an investment of more than S3OO-million.
‘NC-5’ Machine Dedicated
PLYMOUTH George H.
Weyerhaeuser, president and
chief executive office of the
company which bears his name,
and seven senior vice presidents
were on hand here Friday for the
dedication of a new machine to
manufacture fine paper. They call
it “NC-5” and it represents the
latest in papermaking technology.
(A feature dealing with
Weyerhaeuser Company’s latest
investment in the Albemarle Area
of North Carolina can be found on
Page 2-B of today’s newspaper.)
On December 13,1976, the art of
fine papermaking took on a
completely new set of dimensions.
That was the day NC-5, the world’s
largest fine papermaking machine
roared into life, signaling that
Weyerhaeuser’s massive com
mitment to expansion and
modernization in North Carolina
was coming tp fruition.
Keith L. Lamb, vice president,
North Carolina Region, presided
'over the ceremonies which took
place under a big tent with
competition from a strong wind.
He called to the mention of
those attending that the machine
is awesome in size and com
plexity. “It has taken many
thousands of hours of devoted
team effort to accomplish, but I
hope you will bear in mind, it is
one of 13 projects which have been
completed in the three-year time
frame we’re talking about here in
Weyerhaeuser, like Lamb,
emphasized in his brief remarks
that this is not an end point but a
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dr.
David 0. Wright of Edenton has
been named a diplomate of the
American Board of Family
Practice (ABFP) as a result of
passing a certification
examination offered by the ABFP.
He is now certified in the specialty
of family practice.
The intensive two-day written
examination taken by Dr. Wright
is designed tp prove his ability in
the areas of internal medicine,
surgery, obstetrics, gynecology,
pediatrics, | psychiatry and
t community medicine.
To qualify for the examination a
physician must have completed
either a three-year family prac
tice residency or have been in
family practice a minimum of six
years and successfully completed
300 hours of continuing medical
education approved by the
American Academy of Family
ABFP diplomates also must
continue to show proof of com
petency in file field of com
prehensive, continuing care of the
famfly fay being recertified every
six years. No other medical
specialty requires diplomates to
prove competence on a continuing
The latest group of diplomates
brings the total number to
k Hort are members of the
the national association oTtomily
n I .| t nyg. >1 || fS (tWAltn fas
fiqnlrn members to take coa
tinuing med^^ gt J^J£!
“new beginning point”. He said
the investment is further proof of
the company’s commitment to
Northeastern North Carolina and
an expression pf appreciation for
the peoplp in the Albemarle Area.
The expansion projects un
dertaken by the company in this
state began three years ago, he
noted, and represents a capital
investment, in excess of S3OO
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RALEIGH Edward E. Brown,
Jr., manager of Albemarle
Electric Membership Corporation
in Hertford, has been elected
secretary-treasurer of North
He was elected to a one-year
term in the post at the 1977 Annual
Meeting of N.C. EMC, the state
association of rural electric
Before joining Albemarle EMC
in November, 1973, Brown was a
member of the N.C. EMC staff. He
served as director of advertising
and as associate editor and ad
vertising manager of the
magazine, “Carolina Country.”
The Jamesville hative has a
bachelor’s degree from. N.C. State
University and a master’s degree
in journalism from UNC-CH.
He is president of the Parkville
Ruritan Club and chairman of die
Industrial Committee for the
Albemarle Area Development
He is married to the former
Jean Andrews of Plymouth and
they have two children.
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Edward E. Brown, Jr.
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Subscription rates on The Chowan Herald will be increased April
1. The price for a single copy will remain at 15 cents.
Ibis is the first mail subscription price increase in a good while
and is necessary due to the continuing increase in postage,
newsprint and production.
The rate for Chowan County residents and those throughout
North Carolina will be $8.32 for one year.
Outside the state toe rate for a year will be 9.00. The student rate
(for nine months) will be $6.24.
All of toe above prices include N. C. sales tax and must be paid in
advance. However, telephone subscriptions will be taken and billed
immediately. Anyone wbo renews a subscription prior to April 1
will be allowed to do so at toe existing rate.
Also, the U. S. Portal Service considers any subscription six
months in arrears as not a paid subscription and cannot legally be
mailed in accordance with the Second Class Postage Permit. These
subscriptions will be discontinued without a second or find notice
The Chowan Herald, lac.
L. P. Amburn, Jr.
PrnrtrVttt k General Manager
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Mayor Roy L. Harrell has an
almost uncanny preception of
public awareness. Probably one of
his finest hours came Saturday
morning during the opening
general session of the Eastern
District of North Carolina
Association of Student Councils..
The Stage Band directed by Otis
Strother was also having one of its
greatest hours. Every number
drew an enthusiastic round of
applause from the students, ad
visors and parents in the John A.
Holmes High School Auditorium.
It was all behind schedule, per
usual, and Mr. Strother said the
group was prepared to play three
more numbers, but could cut it to
two. When he got the “two” sign
from Mrs. Clara Boswell,
executive secretary, somewhat of
a hush fell over the audience.
After the second number the 18-
member group received the first
of two standing ovations. Mayor
Harrell had gone forward earlier
only to be told he was next in line,
after the Stage Band. He had a feel
for the group and graciously
relinquished a portion of his time
to welcome the folks so the band
could [day the third number.
When it was all over the genial
mayor had made the right
decision. The applause he
received at the conclusion of his
abreviated welcome could only be
evidence that he felt those in the
audience wanted to hear the
Strother’s group rather than a
And he read than correctly,
something which is an art among
those in high (daces in govern
ment. But, maybe too, he wanted
the monument on the Confederate
Plaza to be in (dace Sunday
ESAA Program Working
An important federally-funded
program is in jeopardy along the
Public Parade. The tardy
notification to Edenton-Chowan
Schools regarding the Emergency
School Assistance Act jro&am
can mean that 18 teaching
positions could be eliminated.
Hie pilot program here has been
the envy of other units across the
state and the Atlanta Region. This
is because those associated with it
have worked tirelessly to see that
services are rendered and that
grantsmanship is closeted. But
apparently those who are
responsible for reviewing
progress have obtained a set of
blinders or have their priorities all
Supt. John Dunn last week
advised 18 teachers who are paid
through ESAA that their contracts
would not be renewed because the
unit had not been notified of the
status of the program for 1977-78.
This is necessitated by the Tar
Heel Tenure Law which requires
notification no less than 45
working days in advance of school
closing if their contracts are not to
The federal review team’s at
titude of the ESAA program along
the Public Parade is the “Sunset
Law” in reverse. It tends to punish
those who put forth an extra effort
those with a commitment to the
delivery of services; and those
who are innovative.
Not only federally-funded, but
state and locally funded programs
which do not prove worthwhile
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Artifacts Found At Site
Archaelogical findings on the
east side of the proposed site of the
Chowan County Courthouse Jail
complex may delay construction
of the detention facility but will
probably not affect construction of
the courthouse, reported C. A.
Phillips, chairman of the Chowan
Preliminary studies were
completed this week by an
Atlanta, Ga. based archaeological
firm acknowledging the presence
of a tannery indicated on the 1769
Sautier map of Edenton. A
number of artifacts, including
tanning vats dating back to that
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Volume XLHI.—No. 12.
A well-worn torch was passed
early Sunday afternoon as the
Eastern District of North Carolina
Association of Student Councils
ended a highly successful two-day
convention in Edenton.
Councils in the five units of
Edenton-Chowan Schools hosted
some 300 students, advisors and
parents to the event which ended
with the election of new officers.
Rich Pereira of Havelock,
president, presided at the general
sessions. He used a gavel, the first
for the young association,
presented by the local units.
When he turned the symbol of
authority over to Gail Felton of
Chowan High it marked the ending
of an eventful year as well as a
well organized convention which
set the tone for the new year.
In addition to Miss Felton, new
Darlene Everson of Holmes
High, special representative;
Cedric Jones of Weldon, vice
president; Rodney Hussey of C.B.
Martin Junior High in Tarboro,
junior high representative;
Barbara Baker of Tarboro,
secretary; Michael Hamilton of
Southern Wayne in Goldsboro,
parliamentarian; and Mrs. Clara
Boswell, executive secretary.
Mayor Roy L. Harrell was
generous by allotting a portion of
his time to welcome the group to
the local Stage Band which drew
not one, but two standing ovations.
The 18-member group, directed
by Otis Strother, was an instant hit
with a wide assortment of
arrangements at Saturday
morning’s opening general
session. At a banquet at Walker
School Cafeteria that night Mrs.
Strother’s choral group was
equally as well received.
Inspirational speeches were
made by Miss Frances Bounds,
who was introduced by Pereira as
“Miss Student Council In
America”, at the morning
session and Joe Hollowell of
Edenton, president of N. C.
Jaycees, at the banquet.
Continued On Page 4
SENIOR LEADERS Miss Frances Bounds of. Kaimapnli*
one of the foremost leaders of Student Councils in the country,
was keynote speaker at the opening session of a conference here
Saturday mining. Pictured with her are: Mrs. Clara Boswell,
right, executive secretary; Dr. John Dunn, superintendent of
Edenton-Chowan Schools; and Mayor Roy L. Harrell.
period, were uncovered on the
southeast corner of the site near
the Kramer house. A full report on
those and other possible findings is
expected in about three to four
weeks, Phillips remarked.
Recommendations will be for
warded to the county com
Phillips said that while
demolition and construction on
detention facility may be delayed,
construction of the courthouse will
probably be able to proceed.
Eighteen months will be involved
in that phase, and it is hoped that
archaeological studies will be
Edenton, North Carolina, Thursday, March 24, 1977
RE-ACCREDITATION Dr. William C. Sanderson, left, a
professor at East Carolina University was overall chairperson of
two visiting teams of educators working in conjuction with re
accreditation procedures for Swain and D.F. Walker Schools. He
is shown with, from the left, Ralph Cole, Swain Elementary
School principal, Jim Kinion, D.F. Walker principal, and Dr.
John Dunn, superintendent.
Two Schools Evaluated
As part of the 10-year re
accreditation process for con
tinued membership in the
Southern Association, of Colleges
and Schools, visiting committees
Children who will be five years
of age on or before October 16 are
eligible to enroll in kindergarten
for the 1977-78 school year.
Registration will be at White Oak
School on April 5 from 8:30 A.M.
until 1 P.M. and at D.F. Walker
School on April 6 from 8:30 A M.
until 1 P.M.
Please bring with you a copy of
your child’s birth certificate that
may be retained by the school and
a copy of his immunization record.
The immunization record may be
obtained from the Health
Department or your local
physician. Evidence of having
received 3 doses of DPT and polio
vaccine plus one measles vac
cination, as required by state law,
should be in hand at time of
Only children entering First
Grade that are not presently
enrolled in D.F. Walker or White
Oak need to register for the First
Grade. It is not necessary that the
child be present for registration.
Should you have questions, please
call the principal’s office.
Phillips said, will be monetary.
Funds for Employing the ar
chaeologist come from the project
funds, and in the long run could be
damaging. To some extent the
work may also have an effect on
the method of demolition as heavy
equipment could damage areas of
historical or archaeological
Phillips added that an ar
chaeological study is required in
accordance with the federal grant
and the county’s full cooperation
will be given in making the study,
completed during that time.
The main effect to the county,
Single Copies 15 Cents.
composed of college professors,
teachers, directors, principals,
State Department consultants,
and school supervisors visited
Earnest A. Swain Elementary
School and D.F. Walker School on
March 16 and 17. These schools,
first accredited by SACS in 1967,
were undergoing the actions
essentially applicable to their
Dr. William C. Sanderson,
professor. East Carolina
University, was the overall
chairperson for the 15 members of
the two visiting teams of
educators. In his explanation of
Southern Association to r s
Education members, sch
visiting committees and scl.
steering committees during
luncheon, Dr. Sanderson statec.
that “success is relative.” San
derson was referring to the yard-
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The 1976-77 non-public school
enrollment of 55,242 students
represents the largest increase,
over 1,000 students, in non-public
school enrollment since major
increases during the early 1970’5.
Figures regarding non-public
school enrollment were compiled
by the State Department of Public
Instruction’s non-public schools
The report shows Chowan
Academy with 254 students this
A non-public school is defined by
the State Board of Education as “a
school not established, maintained
and operated by a county or city
board of education appointed or
elected in accordance with state
law.” Non-public schools must be
approved by the State Board of
Education in order for the
students attending that school to
satisfy the state mandatory at
Calvin Criner, non-public school
consultant for the state, noted that
an approved nen-pubttc school
may not necessarily be ac
credited. To be approved, the
school must meet minimum state
requirements. An accredited
school, public or non-public, ex
meets certain standards of ex
cellence established by the
Department of Public Instruction.