As we prepared to write our
Thanksgiving column for this
week, we went back and read
those of the past 12 years. We
hardly know how our real feelings
can be expressed better than the
column of 1°65.
We have been blessed with one
more adorable child since that
time. And we haven’t figured out
which is more difficult to adjust to,
the fact Os having a sophomore in
college Or bifocals.
The thane of the column is
woven around others. This is
something we should always be
mindful of, but especially at the
Thanksgiving season; the re
discovery, of the importance of
others on our daily lives. Here is:
This season of the year is one of
\ our favorites. Thanksgiving is the
time to pause-, take stock of our
selves'and give thanks to God for
our many blessings.
It is also a time when we can
express our thanks to others who
have helped us along the way.
We have more to be thankful for
on this Thanksgiving than ever
before. This is generally true for
everyone along the Public Parade.
We are thankful for a trusting,
understanding wife and four
healthy children. By the same
token we are thankful for our
mother and other family members
who have placed a great deal of
faith in our talents and the future.
We are thankful to be an
Edentonian. While we are thankful
for lasting friendship, we are
equally as thankful for new made
friends who have made our past
* months enjoyable as well as
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Volume XUR—No. 4T. Edgntoo, Hwth Carolina, Thursday, November 24, 1977. Single Copies 15 Cents
Bunch Chairman Os RC&D Council
L. C. Bunch, Route 1, Edenton,
was recently elected to serve as
chairman of the Albemarle
Resource Conservation and
Development Council at their
regular meeting on November 15.
Bunch replaces I. Miller Warren
of Plymouth who has served as
Symposium Being Planned
Spring is just around the comer
and that means that the 1978
Edenton Symposium is fast
becoming a reality. The sym
posium committee is hardat work
making the final arrangements in
order for the symposium brochure
to be smt to die printer.
One of the speakers for the two
day event is Or. Robert E. Lee.
Dr. Lee is dean emeritus and
professor emeritus of Wake Forest
' University Law School and is
noted author of 15 law books. He
has for 23 years written for the
N.C. Bar Association and the
Lawyers of North Carolina, a
column entitled “Hus is the Law’’
- which appears weekly in
newspapers published throughout
Dr. Lee has also authored a non
legal book entitled “Blackbeard
the Pirate: A Reappraised of His
Life and limes.” He will use this
research from this book and his
wide knowledge of piracy to
deliver a lecture entitled “Piracy
in North Carolina During the
Tickets are now on sale for the
Fall Sports Award Banquet to be
held Tuesday at 7 P.M. at the
Jaycee Building. A steak dinner
will be served at $4 per plate.
l Thla bafaquet, sponsored by the
Aces Athletic Association, will
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CITED FOR PEANUT YIELD—W.L- Norvell, right, president,
Edenton Chamber of Commerce, and Sherlon Layton of the
Rocky Hock community, admire the award presented Layton for
the highest peanut yield in Chowan County in 1976.
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David Jethro of the Yeopim
community, right, was named
Outstanding Young Farmer of
The Year. Presenting the
award is Morris Small, Jr..
Other officers for 1978 were
elected as follows: Roy O. Smith of
Columbia, vice chairman; and
Floyd Mathews of Hertford,
At this meeting Warren an
nounced the completion of the
Albemarle RC&D Plan and read a
letter from the State Con
Early 1700’s. Dr. Lee’s book on
Blackbeard is a well researched
and footnoted publication on one of
North Carolina’s most famous
The symposium committee is
pleased that Dr. Lee has accepted
its invitation to speak on Friday
afternoon, the second day of the
symposium. Dr. Lee’s talk is
appropriate for the symposium
since the theme is the Port
Roanoke and pirates were a
common occurance in this area
when Edenton was the Port
The symposium is open to
anyone who would like to attend.
The cost will be SSO per person,
this includes two lunches, all the
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COMMAND CHANGE —I. Milter Warren, left, past chairman
of the Albemarle Resource Conservation and Development
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BANQUET PRINCIPALS—Among those seated at the head
table for the Farm-City Week banquet Monday night at Edenton
Jaycee Community Building were: Mayor Roy L. Harrell, C. 8.-
Smith, C.A. Phillips and W.L. Norvell.
servationist stating that the plan
has been accepted and RC&D
program assistance within the
limits of funds available will be
continued in the Albemarle Area.
Copies of the plan have been
distributed to council members
and other interested parties.
Progress reports were given by
counties and it was announced
that 11 measures have been
completed and five have been
planned. The critical area seeding
job is nearing completion in Gates
County. The Hertford water-based
Recreation Park measure is on
schedule and measure planning is
in progress on school grounds in
Tyrrell and Dare counties.
Five new measures were
adopted by the council: Chowan
County, critical area treatment,
shore erosion control, Town of
Edenton; Dare County, critical
area treatment and shore erosion
control on U.S. 64; Hyde County,
establish artificial reefs in
Pamlico Sound and other selected
waters; Perquimans County,
removal of pilings from
Perquimans River; Washington
County, provide water-based
Recreation Park, Town of
SERVE UNUSUAL MEAL—Woody Copeland and Janet Nixon
are photographed with a tray of food made primarily from
peanuts. The menu, exclusive of cole slaw and tea, was develop
ed by Pert Labs here.
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4-H’ERS RECOGNIZED—James C. (Pete) Dail, president of
. Edenton Lions Club, poses with the winners of the 4-H corn
contest. Left to right are: Jane Parrish, Susan Bunch and Anna
Banquet Honors Farmers
Several hundred men, women
and children turned out Monday
night for the annual Farm-City
Week banquet held at Edenton
Jaycee Community Building on
They had a complete meal
utilizing peanuts, thanks to
Seabrook Blanching Corporation
and Pert Labs, were entertained
by talented 4-H’ers, witnessed the
presentation of awards for ex
cellence in farming, and many
carried home useful door prizes.
Sherlon Layton of the Rocky
Hock Community was presented
the 1976 Peanut Award by the
Agriculture Committee of
Edenton Chamber of Commerce.
David Jethro, 22, of Yeopim,
was recognized by Edenton
Jaycees as winner of the Young
Edenton Fire Department
responded to an alarm at 3:08
A.M. Tuesday to the home of
Gladys M. Congleton on Bluegill
Circle in Cape Colony.
Fire Chief Luther C. Parks said
an electric short developed in a
wall setting it on fire.
At 9:14 A.M. Sunday, firemen
were called to the Post Office
parking lot on Broad Street where
a vehicle belonging to Calvin
Wright had caught fire. It was out
The same was the case at 10:20
A.M. the same day when a call
came from West Carteret Street
where a vehicle owned by Audrey
Wilson Robinson was on fire.
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WINS DOOR PRIZE
Among the many door prizes
awarded was a box of sweet
potatoes. John A. Mitchener,
Jr., gladly removes his prize
from the banquet hall.
Farmer of The Year Award. He
farms 326 acres.
Susan Bunch, Anna Goodwin
and Jane Parrish won the 4-H oom
production contest sponsored by
Edenton Lions Club.
C.A. Phillips, chairman,
Chowan County commissioners
and last year’s state chairman for
the nation-wide observance, said
the program has a great deal of
significance since it focuses at
tention on cooperation among
various people in the community.
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Thanksgiving Services Slated
Four downtown Edenton
churches have scheduled special
Thanksgiving services, otherwise,
activity in the area is expected to
be throttled down for the holiday.
The religious activity includes:
Edenton United Methodist
Church 7:30 P.M. Wednesday,
Edenton Baptist Church 8:30
A.M. Thursday, worship service.
First Presbyterian Church lO
A.M. Thursday, worship service,
brief and informal.
Providence Baptist Church —ll
A.M. Thursday, worship service.
The public is invited to join the
congregations of these and other
churches holding holiday services.
Edenton Municipal Building and
Historic Edenton, Inc., win be
dosed Thursday and Friday for
the holiday. County, state and
federal offices, along with
financial institutions In Edenton
The Christmas shopping season
will be officially launched
December 1 with a gala parade
through downtown Edenton. Again
this year it is being sponsored by
Edenton Jaycees, in cooperation
with the Merchants Committee of
Edenton Chamber of Commerce.
Bill Blackwell, Jaycee parade
chairman, said the first units will
move out from Northside Shop
ping Center at 3 P.M. Thousands
of people are expected to line the
parade route which ends at the
foot of Broad Street.
Several marching units, in
cluding the popular John A.
Holmes High School Band, will be
Floats and marching units from
civic clubs, Scout groups and
representatives of various
organizations in Edenton-Chowan
Schools and Chowan Academy are
While considerable interest has
been shown, there is still time to
enter a unit in the parade. Those
who wish to do so should contact
the chamber office immediately.
Supt. John Dunn of Edenton-
Chowan Schools said students will
be dismissed at 1:30 P.M. on
parade day. Buses will operate on
the early schedule so students
may get to the parade by 3 P.M.
Parents who pick up children at
schools are encouraged to follow
the 1:30 P.M. schedule.
RALEIGH N.C. Secretary of
Transportation Thomas W.
Bradshaw, Jr., recently approved
a $83,310 improvement project for
the Edenton Municipal Airport.
The project was previously
recommended by the Aeronautics
Council and approved by the
Advisory Budget Commission.
The project includes a grant
adjustment to Project 77-01 to
overlay and renovate the main
terminal apron as well as
The Town of Edenton is the
sponsor of the project. Costs will
be met from $41,655 in local funds
as well as a net amount of $9,155 in
state funds. An additional $32,500
in state funds has already been
“The main terminal apron is
more than 30 years old and con
structed of Portland Cement
Concrete. Over the years, a
number of slabs have cracked and
joints have deteriorated,” com
mented Will Plentl, NCDOT’s
Director of Aeronautics. He also
added, “This has resulted in water
moving into the sub-base and
causing further deterioration. In
addition, the deterioration of the
surface has caused small pieces of
concrete and agregate to be
deposited over the surfaces as well
as being blown around and
ingested in jet engines. The
project improvements will correct
NCDOT officials estimate that
15 aircraft will be home-based at
the Edenton Municipal Airport by
and Hobbsville will be closed only
Postmaster James M. Bond said
the Post Office will be closed and
there will be no mail delivery.
Edenton Chowan Schools are
closed Thursday and Friday.
For those who travel over the
holiday, a special word of caution
is issued by law enforcement
officers in the area. The N.C. State
Motor Club estimates that as
many as 12 persons may die in
traffic accidents over the Thanks
In 1976, 19 persons died fat the
102-hour period that lasts from 6
P.M. Wednesday until midnight
The Chowan Herald was printed
and distributed a day early this
week because of the holiday. For
this reason some articles received
late Tuesday are not published but
will appear in next week** edition.