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PRESENTED PLAQUE Melissa Ambum, right, has been
presented the President’s Award for outstanding service to
Chowan Teen Dems. Admiring the plaque with her are Pat Bond,
newly elected president, and W.T. Culpepper, 111, advisor.
County To Pay
Chowan County commissioners
took two actions Monday which
are designed to have more
widespread community in
volvement at decision making
By unanimous vote it was
decided that county appointees to
boards and commissions would be
paid S2O per diem. And over the
l expressed objections of Chairman
~ C.A. Phillips boards will be
required to submit rotation plans
limiting service to two terms
without a break.
Phillips agreed that people
serving on boards and com
missions deserve some type
rotation, however, he said he had
seen situations where the ef
fectiveness of a group was
weakened by mandatory rotation
or the limiting of terms.
Commissioner Alton Elmore
agreed with N.J. George that
people should receive some pay
for their service. “On some boards
people who do the most work
receive no compensation while the
criticism is often time heavy,”
Commissioner Lester T.
Copeland suggested the limiting of
terms on the various boards in an
effort to get more community
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Named To Board
RALEIGH Dr. Clement Lucas
of Edenton is one of eight ap
pointees to the N.C. Human
Resources Board by Gov. Jim
Hunt. Dr. Lucas, who is associated
with Chowan Medical Center, is
also a member of the area Health
Systems Agency board.
The board is composed of 15
members, eight of whom are
appointed by the governor. The
members serve at the pleasure of
the governor. They do not receive
salary but are compensated for
|jr travel and expenses.
The Secretary of Human
Resources is the chairman of the
board and an ex-officio member.
The purpose of the board is to
consider and advise the Secretary
d Human Resources on any
matter the secretary refers to it.
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Back In Hopper
Owners of property on the east <
side of U.S. 17 by-pass who have
been embroiled in a controversy
over re-zoning reversed their field
Tuesday, filing for highway
commercial on the south side of
Highway 32 and shopping center
on the north side.
The applications for. amend
ments to the Zoning Ordinance
were filed- ' h the Town of
Edenton. * a
Town Coun ently voted 3-3
on an applies* o rezone the
south side fi
agricultural to center.
Mayor Roy L. h o chose to
delay his vote, th the ap
plication was c»
Last year Town Council ap
Edenton, North Carolina, Thursday, June 9, 1977
Pat Bond is the new president of
Chowan Teen Dems and Melissa
Amburn has received the
President’s Award for outstanding
service to the organization during
the past year.
Miss Bond, daughter of Dr. and
Mrs. Edward G. Bond,. Queen
Anne’s Place, succeeds Ken
Kinion. Kinion has also served as a
state officer during the past year.
Luke Amburn is the new vice
president, and Gail Byrum is
Ray Tew, another state officer,
was vice president during the past
year and Miss Bond was
Miss Amburn is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Amburn, Jr.,
104 West Gale Street.
W.T. Culpepper, 111, a local
attorney, will continue to serve as
advisor to the organization. He
was named last year as the Most
Outstanding Teen Dem Advisor in
We Were Lucky!
Trees were pruned by strong
winds and rain fell throughout
Edenton and Chowan County but
Northeastern North Carolina
failed to experience the
devastaging storm Monday af
ternoon which raked through
Tidewater Virginia packing winds
of up to 98 miles per hour and hail
the size of golf balls.
A severe storm warning was
sounded in the Albemarle Area
about4:3o P.M. and was said to be
a threat until 7:30 P.M. The three
hour duration was short lived as
the “big blow” came at between 5
P.M. and 5:30 P.M. and by 8:15
o’clock the sky Ut up with breath
taking oranges as the sun set.
Some areas of Chowan, Gates,
Camden and Pasquotank ex
perienced outages of electricity
supplied by Virginia Electric
Power Company. The cause was
attributed to trees on electric
lines. A spokesman said all power
was restored by 11 P.M.
If yon tried to call The Chowan
Herald prior to 11 A.M. yea
probably had Tittle, if no success.
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proved an application to rezone
the north side from R-20 to high
way commercial. The N.C. Court
of Appeals upheld the action but
the plaintiffs were successful in
getting the Supreme Court to
review the case.
Oial arguments have been made
in the case but no ruling has been
Owners of the property are
Benard P. Burroughs, Route 3,
Edenton, and W.J.P. Earnhardt,
Jr., 107 Blount Street.
Each tract, portions of the Ward
Property, contain approximately
The parcels lie beyond the
municipal limits but within its
Single Copies 15 Cents.
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Mrs. Julia Hassell brought
honor to herself, family, friends
and others who meander along the
Public Parade upon being in
stalled as president of the N.C.
Federation of Business &
Professional Women’s Clubs. We
want to join in wishing her a
successful and enjoyable tenure.
She accepts the reins of the
organization well seasoned. She
has displayed untiring devotion to
her assigned duties over the
years; an unwavering love for her
colleagues, and the cause for
which they work.
BPW has an impressive
program in Tar Heelia and
throughout the nation. Mrs.
Hassell has demonstrated the
caliber of leadership which will
allow her to improve on this
program during iter, term as
president. She not only respects
the program but understands and
appreciates what is necessary to
keep it moving in the direction
where the greatest numbers will
During the next year she will
lead the NCFBPW to greater
heights. A bonus for those
meandering along the Public
Parade will be her representing
the community as an ambassor.
We predict that she will conduct
the business in a highly
Turning The Sod
Our neighbors to the east
Perquimans, “the land of
beautiful women” have invited
us to participate in ground
breaking ceremonies next week
for their office building, whose
principal tenant will be Albemarle
Regional Planning & Development
Commission. We are flattered.
Those who meander along the
Public Parade will remember this
as the project which almost cost
Chowan County $l.B-million in
federal funding for the new court
house and jail. The $550,000
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CLEARING SITE CONTINUES Workmen continue to clear
the downtown block on North Broad Street for the site of the new
courthouse-jail complex. Two homes are currently being moved
while demolition of other structures is nearly complete. Pictured
here is the Burton House as it sits in Broad Street in front of
Peoples Bank A Trust Company while a loader scows up Con
crete from the Texaco station site.
WHERE TEENAGERS DIED —Two teenagers died and a young man was critically injuried in
the car-truck accident pictured here. The mishap occurred about 12:30 A.M. Saturday at the in
tersection of County Line and Ryland roads, near Belvidere. The compact station wagon, below
right, allegedly failed to stop for a stop sign, colliding with the pickup truck. The impact was so
great that it knocked the cab from the frame, above picture. Amber Lanette Lane, 18, Route 1,
Tyner, bottom left, and her boyfriend, David Godfrey, 17, Route 2, Elizabeth City, died in the
mishap. (Wreck photos by Amburn.)
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Youths Die In Mishap
A Chowan County resident who
was an outstanding student at
Albemarle Academy in Elizabeth
City died along with her boyfriend
in a car-truck collision early
Saturday morning enroute home
from post graduation activities.
The victims were Amber
Lanette Lane, 18, and David
Preston Godfrey, Jr., 17, driver of
the car which collided with a
pickup truck at the intersection of
County Line and Ryland roads.
Time of the accident was placed at
State Trooper C.H. Mims said
Tuesday. morning., that Melvin L .
Chappell, 23, Route 1, Belvidere,
and operator of the truck, is
showing signs of improvement in
Norfolk General Hospital.
However, his condition remains
Henry James Cuthrell, 504
North Broad Street, died Monday
night in Chowan Hospital. He was
Mr. Cuthrell was owner and
operator of Cuthrell’s Department
Store and The Betty Shoppe here.
He was a member of Edenton
A native of Missouri, he was the
son of John Henry Cuthrell of
Enfield and the late Mrs. Eunice
In addition to his father, sur
viving is a daughter, Mrs. Ellen C.
Wallace of Rocky Mount; two
brothers: Elmer and Ralph
Cuthrell, both of Enfield; a sister,
Mrs. Eunice Hall of Ahoskie; and
A funeral service was held at 11
A.M. Wednesday in the chapel of
Swindell-Bass Funeral Home with
Dr. Robert Gray officiating.
Burial was in Enfield Cemetery.
critical and guarded.
Miss Lane was the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Ray Lane.
Her companion was the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Godfrey, Sr., Route 2,
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ILLEGAL ENTRY This 1967 Dodge, driven by Willie
Augustus Moore of Kinston, made an illegal entry at Zip Mart on
North Broad Street Monday afternoor Damages were estimated
at $2,075 after the car breaks failed and the vehicle went through
the front of the building. There were no personal injuries, ac
cording to Patrolman L.C. Brothers of Edenton Police Depart
ment. Moore was charged with improper brakes.
Dail Heads Lions Club
James C. (Pete) Dail has
assumed the presidency of
Edenton Lions Club. Dail is mayor
pro tern of Edenton and an
executive of Edenton Savings &
Active in the Jaycees, Dail has
participated in numerous com
Jack Parker was elected first
vice president; Harry Gibson,
second vice president ; and
Charles Creighton, third vice
Earl Britton is Lion tamer and
Bill Underkofler, tail twister. Sam
Cox and Garland Hardison were
elected to two-year terms as
directors; Paul Partin and Jack
Brown to one-year posts. A.F.
Beeler is secretary.
Hie Lions were scheduled to
conduct their annual broom and
litfit bulb sale Monday evening
but it was postponed due to the
sudden storm. It has been re-
Trooper Mims said his in
vestigation showed that Miss Lane
had graduated from Albemarle
Academy Friday night. She and
Mr. Godfrey attended at least two
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scheduled for June 13 with
proceeds going toward helping the
James C. (Pete) Dail