More Soil Work Slated
At Site Os Courthouse
> As Chowan County com
missioners prepare to finalize bids
on a $l.B-million courthouse-jail
complex word has been received
the National Park Service has
funded additional archeological
work on the downtown site.
This column does not contain
much of what could be called
“heavy stuff” this week, but that
isn’t the case with the remainder
of the newspaper.
Merchants along the Public
r Parade, not just in downtown
v* Edenton, are having a three-day
Pre-Autumn Sale. Their goodies
are advertised in a 12-page sup
plement put out by The Chowan
Herald in cooperation with the
Merchants Committee of Edenton
Chamber of Commerce.
In addition Belk-Tyler and A&P
have advertising supplements.
Local advertisers participating
in the weekend sale caused the
regular sections of the paper to be
smaller and it required that some
material with no particular time
value, except to those who sub
mitted it, be carried over to future
But, you have a 34-page package
this week. Enjoy it! Then rush out
and take advantage of the good
prices offered by local merchants.
* National Plug
Edenton has become the third
location in North Carolina to have
a walking tour designated by the
U.S. Department of Interior in its
National Recreation Trail group.
It should prove to be a boost to
tourism through national
recognition and publicity.
There are some supporters of
be narrow enough to resent such
designation as a threat to paid
tours of certain areas within
downtown Edenton. They are,
however, very much in the
minority and we believe they will
be proven wrong.
Historic Edenton Trail covers
some two miles in an area bound
by Mosley, Church and Oakum
streets and Edenton Bay. Within
the area some 30 places have been
designated as of sufficient historic
and-or architectural value to
deserve attention. Attractive signs
will be erected to direct those on
It is .a well designed loop trail
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Dr. Williams Given Award
Dr. L. P. Williams, Sr., 300 South
Granville Street, was recognized
last Thursday by Edenton
Chamber of Commerce at a
membership banquet attended by
more than 200 people
The retired physician was
named recipient of the Senior
In presenting the award, Dr.
4 Richard Hardin noted that Dr.
Williams closed his local practice
of medicine at 82 and three years
later became associated with the
extended care units of Chowan
“We are the contributors, not
the consumers,” stated William L.
Norvell, the new president. He
added there is a lot the chamber
needs to make happen.
He repeated that the top priority
of the next year will be the erec
tion of directional signs along U.S.
17 by-pass. He said a sign has been
designed by John Becker and
funds are being sought to have
them built and erected.
To fund the project he has
requested a 20 per cent increase in
memberships throughout the
chamber. “This is an opportunity
h to make things happen in our
community,” he concluded.
Or. A. F. Downum, Jr., im
mediate past president, was
recognized for 100 per cent at
tendance at board meetinfs.
or. Albert G. £<feai*, pastor of
First Presbyterian Church In
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rapidly moved through their
monthly agenda, considerable
time was spent ‘discussing further
soils investigation in the area.
Chairman C.A. Phillips reported
that a representative of the
National Park Service from
Atlanta, Ga., had informed him by
telephone Friday that funds had
been appropriated for more.in
vestigation under the Bufflap
residence on East Church Street.
Commissioner N.J. George
argued that telephone
authorization wasn’t satisfactory.
He asked that NPS represen
tatives appear before the local
board to discuss the matter.
After considerable discussion,
Phillips said it would take some 45
days for the work to be completed
but “I think we can work around
this.” He said nothing had been
found in the major portion of the
site to preclude going ahead with
“We can do the job,” he said in
reference to bids already
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Boost Is Voted
The Board of Trustees of
Chowan Hospital has approved a
budget for the 1977-78 fiscal year
which plans for use of increased
revenues, generated through a
general rate revision, to enable
the hospital to more adequately
cover the cost of care and meet
other financial needs.
The budget went into effect
Saturday. As well as enabling the
hospital to better meet expenses,
it projects sufficient revenues to
help repay some loans, provides a
cost-of-living salary increase for
employees, and for purchase of
some capital equipment described
as of “urgent” need.
Charges for room and board in
Hie acute care facility will'shbW an
upward adjustment, with charges
ranging from $62 to $66 per day,
depending on the type of room.
The room and board cost for ex
tended care beds will rise to a
range from S2B to $32 per day.
Intensive care per diem will be
$125, up $22.
Other hospital charges will
increase in proportion to the cost,
according to John T. Carlisle,
Carlisle, associated with
Carolinas Hospital and Health
Services, Inc., the hospital
management group, said the cost
of providing services in the
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He set the stage for Norvell’s
comments by saying: “Some
people make this world and the
rest of us come along and live it.”
Then he noted there are those who
contribute and those who con
Dr. Edwards went on to say that
people like to watch things hap
pen; a lot of people don’t know
what is happening, others don’t
care what is happening, and those
who try to stop things from hap
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HONORED - Dr. L. P. Williams, Sr right was recognized
Thursday night as recipient of the Senior Citizen Award
proented by Edenton Chamber of Commerce. He and Mrs.
pictured here with Dr. Richard Hardin who
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Volume XLIII.—No. 40. Edenton, North Carolina, Thursday, October 6. 1977 Single Copies 15 Cents
News Is Made
At Nags Head
NAGS HEAD A lot of news
copy was generated from the
monthly meeting of the N.C.
Coastal Resources Commission
meeting here Wednesday and
Thursday of last week with action
items resulting from each session.
The CRC met jointly Wednesday
afternoon with its Advisory
Council which had held a quar
terly session earlier in the day.
The primary item to come from
the joint meeting was a decision
by the CRC to defeat action, upon
recommendation of the CRAC,
which could have resulted in the
chairman of the commission and
the executive committee being
two different people.
The governor appoints the
chairman of the commission and
as the Internal Operating
Procedure now stands he is
chairman of the executive com
mittee. It was the recom
mendation of a sub-committee
that the chairman be elected by
the executive committee.
This was amended Thursday to
retain the chairman of the com
mission as chairman of the
executive committee and to have
three other members elected by
secret ballot. The motion failed.
Thomas Gray of Buxton,
chairman of the Advisory Council,
brought the matter to the attention
of the committee Wednesday
morning, expressing his op
position to the proposed change.
L. F. Ambum, Jr., of Edenton
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REHEARSALS CONTINUE—Members of Edenton Little
Theater continue extensive rehearsals for next week’s presen
tation of The Glass Menagerie at Holmes Auditorium. Pictured is
Anne Bissette and Jon Baxley in a scene from the play. Curtain
time is 8 P.M. next Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets may
be purchased at Hollowell-Blount Rexall, Mitchener’s Pharmacy
and Country Corner.
Gieseke New RSES Leader
FAYETTEVILLE - Lowell
Gieseke, 401 North Broad Street,
Edenton, has been elected
president of the N.C. State
Association of Refrigeration
Service Engineers Society. He and
other officers were installed at a
banquet here last week which
concluded an annual conference.
In his acceptance remarks,
Gieseke stated that there is a need
to educate the manufacturers and
dealers as well as servicemen as
to the benefits of RSES and for
more involvement on the local
The new president of the state
organization is currently serving
his second term as president of the
Northeastern North Carolina
Chapter, headquartered in
The 1978 state conference will be
held on the Outer Banks.
Bernard P. Burroughs, also of
Edenton, served on the conference
The RSES is a non-profit,
Interior will take place October 22 during the Peanut Festival
sponsored by Edenton-Chowan Band Parents Association.
educational association. The main
purposes are to improve
educational standards and
technical ability of members,
some 28,000 strong in 400 local
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The Historic Edenton Walking
Trail has become the third in
North Carolina to be designated by
the U.S. Department of Interior.
W.B. Gardner said dedication of
the addition of Edenton as a
National Recreation Trail will be
October 22 during the Peanut
The ceremony will take place at
11:30 A.M. on the Saturday of the
festival during a band concert on
the Courthouse Green. A
representative of the Department
of Interior will formally present
the documents to Mayor Roy L.
Tour signs are being erected
along the two-mile trail where
nearly 30 places are designated.
Gardner said the town feels
there has been a number of people
visiting Edenton who have not
previously been provided with the
benefit of a walking tour of this
nature. “I definitely believe this
designation will boost par
ticipation at the Historic Edenton
Visitor Center-Museum,” he said.
Judd Little, who prepared the
application, said while the tour is
designed to start at the center at
the foot of Broad Street on
Edenton Bay, it is a loop tour
which will allow a person to start
anywhere along the route.
Dr. C. Clement Lucas, Jr., who
is a diplomat of the American
Board of Family Practice,
resigned from the Chowan
Medical Center on September 30 in
order to complete plans for the
opening of a new private medical
facility for Edenton and the
The initial part of the facility
will be known as Albemarle
Family Practice, Ltd., and will be
for the practice of family and
internal medicine. It will be
staffed by a team that will offer
total family health care.
Temporary offices will be
located in a new modular building
at the intersection of U.S. 17 and
Highway 37, effective November
7. Plans call for completion of a
new major comprehensive am
bulatory family health center at
the site. The new facility is
scheduled to open in the summer
of 1978 and will offer pharmacy,
dental care, eye care, respiratory
and physical therapy as well as
complete lab and x-ray.
According to Dr. Lucas, plans
are underway to recruit several
more physicians as well as other J
health personnel into the area.l
Persons desiring more in-J
formation may telephone the new
main number, 482-8461.