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- Sgt. H.T. Hollowell, Jr., of
the N.C. Highway Patrol was
promoted to his present rank
during ceremonies for officers
held March 6 in Raleigh. Ac
tivities took place at the Scott
Pavilion, State Fairgrounds
fc and were puntuated by
w remarks from Governor
Jamesß. Hunt, Jr. Hollowell is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. H.T.
Hollowell, Sr. of Tyner.
Are Promoted
Secretary of Crime Control and
Public Safety J. Phil Carlton
Tuesday announced the promotion
of 74 members of the State High
way Patrol, the largest number
ever promoted at one time in the
history of the patrol. Also, several
transfers were announced.
Both announcements affect
Northeastern North Carolina.
Lt. L.R. Hawley of Asheboro
was promoted to his present rank
and transferred to Greenville
where he will direct troopers in
three districts of Troop A. Capt.
Carl Gilchrist remains at head of
the troop.
F-Sgt. B.G. Price was promoted
and named head of troopers in
District 111, which includes
* Perquimans, Pas’qtffltsrilFr
Camden, Dare, Chowan and
Currituck counties. He has been a
line sergeant in Ahoskie.
Sgt. D.G. Dail of Gatesville was
promoted from trooper and
reassigned to Manteo. The other
officer in the district is Sgt. J.R.
Sgt. Dail was among 41 troopers
given rank.
F-Sgt. P.C. Eure was moved
from Elizabeth City to Greenville,
where he will direct the patrol’s
activities in Pitt and Martin
Sgt. J.E. Farmer moves from
Elizabeth City to Smithfield.
Lt. W.C. Keeter, a native of
Edenton, was transferred from
Salisbury to a post with Internal
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Office Moved
The local office of the N.C.
Department of Revenue has
f y moved to Room 201 in the Bank of
V North Carolina, N.A., building at
the corner of Broad and Eden
The office was formerly located
in the Earnhardt Building on West
Eden Street.
The hours have not changed, nor
the telephone number, which is
Area Housing Problem Seen
Northeastern North Carolina
has a much higher percentage of
substandard houses than other
parts of the state, according to a'
survey released by the Depart
ment of Natural Resources and
Community Development.
The report showed that Chowan
County has 40.3 per cent of sub
standard houses, much less than
the 61.2 per cent in Northampton,
but well above the state average.
See. Howard Lee has
established a Community Housing
pointed out in the survey. The
He said “there will be no real
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Healthy Response
Edenton and Chowan County
have become the darling of the
Tidewater American Red Cross
Blood Center. Citizen response
along the Pphlic Parade to the
plea for W* >nors is exceeding
all '
As quotas, 5 v* eeded they are
increased. visit carried
a record quota nits. By the
time the FelK Hall of
Edenton Baptist ch was
cleared, some two 'ter the
doors were closed, ..ors had
registered and 286 units of blood
had been colllected.
Allan Asbell, volunteer chair
man for Edenton Jaycees, has 1
done a great job of organizing the
program and the results bear it
out. He has been able to motivate
every segment of the community
and this has proven very
Allan would be the first to ex
press appreciation to those who
not only donated but the scores of
volunteers who worked at the
center as well as those who ac
tively promoted the visit.
This is one of the best examples
of total community involvement
which is the best way of ex
periencing a success. It is hoped
that tragedy will not strike the
area which requires huge amounts
of blood. Shodld it ever, though, we
can take pride in the fact that the
local people have gone the second
A health response hereabout to a
worthwhile cause has become the
rule rather than the exception.
Let’s keep it that way.
Salute The Legion
This is American Legion Month,
in recognition of the 59th an
niversary of an organization of
war veterans dedicated to con
tinuing service to God and
The Edward G. Bond Post, No.
40, has a -distinguished record of
'service and from atMntßcathJns
will continue to be a viable force
along the Public Parade.
Among the activities is spon
sorship of the Chowan County Fair
and recognition of the Outstanding
Law Enforcement Officer an
nually. Throughout the year the
post engages in worthy causes
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Legion Birthday
Legionnaires of the Edward G.
Bond Post No. 40 in Chowan
County will join with millions of
their fellow members in a globe
spanning celebration of The
American Legion’s 59th birthday
during March, Post Commander
George Stokes announced today.
Here in Chowan County the 59th
anniversary will be highlighted
with special festivities. The Ladies
Auxiliary of the American Legion
will host a covered dish dinner in
honor of the Legion’s birthday, on
March 16 at the Post Home. Social
hour 6 to 7 P.M., dinner 7 to 8 P.M.
A resolution citing the ac
complishments of the organization
was signed by Mayor Roy L.
Harrell and N.J. George, chair
man, Chowan County com
The document notes that the
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“These kinds of conditions begin
to beat you down,” he Said. “Thiy
have an effect on your mental nd
physical condition.”
The new division will hjlp to
coordinate the use of funds to train
people to rehabilitate homes, to
seek the aid of church to help
finance housing construction and
rehabilitation, and to work with
federal agencies to expand
existing housing programs.
Sec. Lee also suggested that
local government consider leasing
unused urban land for con-
of housing.
In addition to Chowan County,
the survey showed the following
percentages of substandard
houses in Albemarle Area coun
ties: Dare, 18.6; Pasquotank, 24 4;
Perquimans, 40.1; Tyrrell, 52.9;
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Blood Donors Topple Old Record
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QUICK TESTS—Mrs. Lenita Campen, Chowan Hospital
pharmacy technician, checks donor temperature by digital read
out and pulse by stop-watch. Several quick tests are administered
before a unit is drawn to insure the safety of both donor and
Watermark Eyes RFD Grant
Watermark, Association of
Artisans, has set a charter
membership goal of 134 persons to
be signed up by March 30, '
providing further basis for ap
proval of a $50,000 grant from the
N.C. Rural Fund for Development.
The membership drive was
spearheaded locally during an
informative meeting Tuesday, and
attended by approximately 30
persons, reported Mrs. Janice
Eure, the Chowan County member
of the board of directors.
Watermark is currently
securing funds for a projected
budget of $92,000 of which SIO,OOO
will come from memberships,
$32,000 from bank capital, and the
remainder from the grant funds.
Mrs. Fran Ward, Chowan
County home economics extension
Airport Grant
Gains Approval
RALEIGH N.C. Secretary of
Transportation Thomas W.
Bradshaw, Jr., announced today
that the Advisory Budget Com
mission has approved a State
Grant totaling $5,300 for an im
provement project at the Edenton
Municipal Airport. The project
was previously recommended for
approval by NCDOT’s
Aeronautics Council.
The project will include the
replacement of non-directional
radiobeacon, the acquisition and
installation of standby battery
power supply unit, replacement of
a rotating beacon and the
acquisition and installation of
airfield lighting auxiliary control
The local sponsor of the project
is the Town Edenton. In addition to
state aid, $5,300 in total project
costs will be met by local mat
ching funds. No federal aid is
involved in the project.
“Edenton Municipal Airport has
experienced an upsurge in support
by the community industrial and
aviation users. In addition, the
5,600-foot runway is one of the
longest in Northeastern North
Carolina and makes the airport an
attractive facility for business and
industry from a wide area, who .
require the additional runway
length for their aircraft.” com
mented Will Pkmtl, NCDOT’s
Edenton, North Carolina, Thursday, March 9, 1978
agent and ex-officio member of
the board of Watermark, said the
home industries cooperative plans
~to market items by this summer
Mrs. Ward added that ap
plications are currently being
taken for coop manager.
Still pending is choice of a site
for Watermark. Primary con
sideration is being given to sites in
Chowan or Pasquotank County.
Mrs. Ward said offices, produc
tion-education facility, and
warehouse will be located in the
same place.
Membership in Watermark will
be through purchasing common or
preferred stock. Common
stockholders will vote on
association business; be eligible to
sell home constructed or con
served items when approved by
the Association Standards
Committee and participate in
training. Training will be designed
to upgrade present skills, learn
new skills, and good production
skills. Common stock is $75 per
In addition, shares of preferred
stock are being offered at $25 per
share. Holders of preferred stock
have no voting or marketing
The popularity of the annual
Albemarle Craftsman’s Fair,
which last year took in $48,000 in
four days, provided a basis for
forming the cooperative. A similar
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WATERMARK MEETS Members of Watermark,
Association of Artisans, Inc., met with interested individuals and
prospective members on Monday at the Chowan County Office
Building to discuss the new home industries cooperative. Above,
Mrs. Beulah Williams, a member of the Albemarle Conserved
Products Association and charter member of Watermark, is
shown with Mrs. Janice Eure, a member of the coop board of
directors representing Chowan County, as they look over a
display of crafts items produced in the Albemarle Area.
The Chowan County Blood
Program saw a new record set,
Monday, as the Red Cross
Bloodmobile collected 286 units
from 307 donors. It was the
greatest response in the history of
the program, reported Allan
Asbell, Blood Program volunteer
co-chairman. He added that 77
new donors turned out,
representing 25 per cent of the
total. The goal was 200 units.
The same visit last year netted
192 units, and that one toppled
previous records. As was also the
case last year, Asbell credited
“total community involvement”
for the success.
Asbell noted that this in
volvement has been bolstered
local radio stations promoting the
Blood Program. He mentioned
that Monday’s Bloodmobile visit
included a Pledge-A-Thon by
WCDJ coupled with a live
Plans Reach New Phase
Chowan County commissioners
Monday took steps to enter into
Phase II of the county-wide water
system, while at the same time
time taking a strong stand to get a
new treatment plant into proper
Commissioners adopted a
resolution to issue $46,000 in
general obligation bonds as the
first step toward raising $157,500
in local match for a state grant. It
is anticipated that Farmers Home
Administration would purchase
the bonds and open up the way for
a possible grant.
Commissioner Lester
Copeland, in making the proposal,
pointed out that it would also be
possible to make application for a
grant from Coastal Plains
Regional Commission
Repayment of the project would
be from the enterprise which has
always been self-sustaining.
At the same time the board
authorized additional study of a
site and building to house water
department equipment. The
funding of this would also be from
the enterprise.
Dallas Jethro, Jr., county
coordinator, reported that the
latest treatment plant installed
had never functioned properly.
Commissioner C.A. Phillips said
the county had “fooled with it” for
six months and it was time to have
it fixed or removed so adequate
Meeting Slated
The regular meeting of
Albemarle Area Development
Association will be held tonight
(Thursday) at 7 P.M. at Mrs.
Boswell’s Restaurant.
Wayne Ashley of Hertford,
president, has asked that all in
terested people in the 10-county
area attend.
At the suggestion made at the
February meeting, the Highway
Committee met Wednesday night
at Angler’s Cove Restaurant.
Baxter Williams of Currituck
County is chairman of that
Single Copies 15 Cents
broadcast from the Edenton
Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Crowded conditions created by
the overwhelming response
prompted Asbell to apologize to
donors for the time involved. He
also said that consideration may
be given to changing locations
should the turn-out continue its
upward trend.
A group of 30 students from
Chowan High School and groups
from local industries kept the
Fellowship Hall packed from the
time the doors opened, Asbell said.
This was still true when the doors
were closed at 6 P.M.
“At 6 o’clock I closed the doors”,
commented Asbell. “When I came
back there were 12 more people in
line. Where they came from I don’t
know, but I hope they keep coming
Following is a list of donors:
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equipment could be installed.
Rivers & Associates, engineers,
were informed to take such action.
Also regarding the water
system, Commissioner Alton G.
Elmore noted that while the
hydrants were for flushing out the
lines there could be a possible use
for fire protection. He said a policy
had been established but he felt it
was time for the engineers to meet
again with the fire departments to
discuss the situation.
“The departments want further
clarification of the rule not to hook
lines to hydrants,” he added.
Sheriff Troy Toppin and Donald
Young reported on visits to three
new jails. At the conclusion, they
were granted permission to
discuss minor changes with the
architect. The changes would
bring about a more efficient
operation of the facility, according
to Sheriff Toppin.
The board made several budget
amendments, including one for
$37,658 regarding the Department
of Social Services. The budget was
also amended to make the $5,300
payment to College of The
Albemarle for capital im-
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Join Observance
Citing a proclamation issued
today by President Carter, Mrs
Alice W. Bond, manager of the
Employment Security Com
mission’s Edenton Job Service
Office, announced her office's
participation in National Employ
the Older Worker Week, March
“As much as race, sex, national
origin or physical handicap, age is
a significant source of era
ployment discrimination today,”
declared Mrs. Bond. “Our society
overemphasizes youth,” she
added, “and the ESC’s par
ticipation in this observance seeks
to remind area employers that age
has very little to do with either
employability or job per
In addition, Mrs. Bond cited the
Federal Age Discrimination in
Employment Act of 1967 which
prohibits any form of job or hiring
bias by an employer on account of
age. This law particularly applies
to persons between the ages of 40-
“Our intention, however, is not
to intimidate employers with the
law,” said Mrs. Bond. “Instead,”
she explained, “we want em
ployers to consider older workers
because they’ve proven them
selves reliable and experienced
In fiscal year 1977, the Em
ployment Security Commission
placed nearly 13,000 persons 45
and older in jobs. This figure
represented some 12 per cent of all
job placements made by the
agency that year.
Mrs. Bond stated tL it each ESC
office offers a trained Older
Worker Specialist to aid persons 40
and older in the job search. In the
Edenton Office, the Older Worker
Specialist is Roy L. Harrell.

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