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Volume XLVII - No. 20
If courtesy and dedication will
help get you past Saint Peter,
there was a special place in
Heaven waiting for Clyde
Hollowell. the 67-year-old retired
merchant and community leader
died May 4. It was the second
recent death of people in the
mainstream along the Public
Clyde Hollowell was a model
citizen. And it made him a natural
merchant; first as operator of the
old Triangle Restaurant then until
his retirement at Edenton Fur
niture Company. He had a ready
smile, a firm handshake, and a
twinkle of sincerity in his eyes.
Furthermore, if he didn’t have
something good to say about his
fellowman, he kept his mouth
Clyde Hollowell was dedicated
to his job, community, church,
lodge and family. He was not one
to be out in front carrying the
banner, but he was so very, very
effective working with the team.
He possessed the type tem
perment which won friends easily.
The respect he commanded in the
community can be attested by this
fact that on two different oc
casions he served on the Town
Council-for a total of 16 years. He
was a people’s politician not a
ward healer. He was a fireman’s
fireman; a dedicated and loyal
member of the Baptist Church and
the Order of Redmen.
All of these qualities molded him
into a natural husband and father.
Death is taking its toll along the
Public Parade and when the roll is
called, the name of Clyde
Raymond Hollowell will be
remembered for many things
courtesy and dedication being two
Not Bad Bill
Legislation to allow Chowan
Hospital to garnish wages for un
paid bills has about been worn to a
frazzle in the State House of
Representatives. And it’s not a bad
Rep. Vernon James of the Isle of
Pasquotank introduced the
measure at the request of local of
ficials. It does not set a precedent
since Albemarle Hospital in
Elizabeth City has had the power
for some time.
But with economics being what
they are these days, messing with
a paycheck is like running after
someone else’s wife or kicking his
dog. But we shouldn’t throw out the
baby with the dishwater.
The James bill would allow
Chowan Hospital to treat unpaid
bills in the same way unpaid taxes
are handled in the county. The
county would be able to “attach
wages or other compensation,
rents, bank deposits or any other in
tangible property,” the bill states.
But under state law no more than
10 per cent of a wage may be gar
nished. And these procedures could
be used for bills that have not been
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CATASTROPHE AVOIDED—A bulk container of natural gas fell
from its trailer creating an emergency. The emergency situation
was handled by the Chowan County Emergency Services, the Eden
ton Fire Department and Western Gas. Above the bulk container
is shown being removed by Western Gas.
Youth Program Receives Funds
Mrs. Alice W. Bond, Manager of
the Edenton Employment Security
Commission Office, released the
following information regarding
the Summer Youth Program in
Region “R” for the summer of 1983.
Ten area counties will receive ap
proximately $348,513 for a Summer
Youth Program requested by the
Albemarle Regional Planning and
Development Commission from
The ten counties which make up
Region “R” will receive the grant
through the State Division of
Employment and Training. The
funds are provided by the Com
prehensive Employment and
Training Act (CETA).
The Summer Youth Program is
Board Os Transportation Moves
"Closer TouKeplacement Os Bridge
The State Board of Transportation moved a stop closer to the
replacement of the Albemarle Sound Bridge Friday. The board set
aside $45,000 in addition to $630,000 it had already allocated for work
on the Highway 32 span which connects Chowan and Washington
The bridge plays an important role in the economy of North
eastern North Carolina and has been the subject of much concern
since an ice storm severely damaged pilings several years ago.
The transportation board in March sped up the timetable for
replacing the 46-year-old bridge, scheduling right of way acquisi
tion for later this year and construction to begin in early 1984.
Replacement of the sound bridge, which, at 18,233 feet is the longest
in the state, was approved by the DOT in February.
The federal government will pay 80 per cent of the cost of the new
bridge, now estimated at $27-million. That money is expected to
come from North Carolina’s portion of the federal five cents a gallon
gasoline tax that went into effect earlier this year.
The DOT has hired two private engineering firms to design two
possible bridges, one steel and one concrete, with DOT engineers
working on another concrete span, said John Smith, head of the
DOT’S structure design division. Later this year, one of those designs
will be approved for construction, he said.
Preliminary plans call for the new bridge to be built about 250 feet
east of the existing span. It will be 35 feet wide considerably
broader than the current bridge and will have a 65-foot
underclearnace, eliminating the need for a drawspan.
Bass’ Team Wins The Underkofler
Memorial Super Golf Tournament
The First Annual Steve Un
derkofler Memorial Super Ball
Golf Tournament was held last
Edenton, North Carolina, Thursday, May 19, 1983
designed to provide job training
and employment opportunities for
the unemployed and economically
The Employment Security Com
mission with offices in Edenton has
successfully bid for contracting the
program for the past five years.
The Edenton Office serves the four
counties of Chowan, Gates, Per
quimans and Tyrrell.
CETA employees are allowed up
to thirty hours of work each week
and are paid the minimum wage of
$3.35 an hour. Each job site will
have supervisory personnel who
are responsible for training and
supervising each participant in the
duties related to their job.
weekend at the Chowan Golf and
Ten teams competed in the
tournament which ended in a
dramatic finish. After 2 days of
(day three teams finished in first
at 20 under par which nec
essitated a sudden death
The team of Clark Harris,
Bobby Ashley, Jerry Holmes and
Don Roach was eliminated after
the first hole which left the team of
Tom Bass, Paul White, Bobby
Penner & Mike Underkofler to go
against Tommy Bass Jim Smith,
Roy Forehand and Jack Habit.
With darkness approaching, the
tournament ended on the 11th hole
of sudden death with Tommy
Bass’ team winning with par.
Both teams played superlative
golf and the 11 hole sudden death
must stand as the longest sudden
death in the history of record.
Proceeds from the Tournament
will be applied towards the Steve
Natural Gas Container Damaged
In Fall From Western Gas Trailer
An accident took place on the
road between Valhalla and Rocky
Hock that brought into play all
segments of Chowan County’s
Emergency services as a bulk
natural gas container fell from the
trailer which was transporting it
on May 17.
The accident occured as a
Western Gas truck traveled north
west along state road 1222. The
buckle on the strap which supports
the container and holds it in place
appears to have given way. The
large container of gas then fell to
the pavement sliding about 100
feet, tearing gashes into the
asphalt. It came to rest in front of
the Ashley home, just below Leary
The three fire departments in
Chowan County - Edenton Fire
Department, Rocky Hock Fire
Department, and the Crossroads
Fire Department - all responded to
the emergency. They were there
within minutes washing down the
container and area around it
where liquid natural gas was
High School Holds Citizens “Appreciation Day’’
On Sunday, May 15, 1983, John A. Holmes High School held a community “Appreciation Day” to
show appreciation to the citizens of Edenton and Chowan County for the many services and the time
given to our school and to the time given to our school and to the youth of our community.
During this open house refreshments were served to approximately 100 guests. Entertainment was
provided by students and various departments had exhibits for viewing.
Rob Boyce, Principal, states that he was very pleased with community response and plans to con
tinue this special day next year.
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SOCIAL STUDIES DISPLAY The Social
Studies Department’s bulletin board depicts how
the social studies curriculum extends beyond the
classroom, especially with the “close-up” trip to
Washington, D.C. to obtain a close-up of our Na
tional Government. The bulletin board was
prepared courtesy of Marjorie Hollowell.
Grand Jury Indicts Five In Arson Case
Five men were indicted by the
Chowan County Grand Jury on May
12 for their roles in the burning of
the Elliott House on June 2, 1982.
The Grand Jury which met in
special session brought charges of
conspiracy to burn an uninhabited
The five men include James D.
Singletary, a Hertford lawyer, who
has run a general law practice in
Hertford for about five years.
Although Singletary was not in
custody, he is reported to have
volunteered to turn himself in. In
addition to a possible 30 year jail
term, Singletary may face review
of his status as a lawyer by the
North Carolina Bar Association.
Also indicted were Luckie
Douglas Cartwright, Larry Wayne
Sanders, Mitchell Duke Ivey and
Peter Rosenthall. They are all fac
ing identical charges of burning an
uninhabited house, which carries a
The District Court of Chowan
County was in session on May 17
with the Honorable Grafton G.
Beaman hearing the criminal
Arthur Lloyd Norfleet was called
and failed to show on the charges
of driving with no license and
failure to reduce speed.
Zack Mabine was found guilty of
assault on a female. He was com
mitted for ten days but was also
given credit for the ten days he had
already served and released.
Single Copie* 25 Cents
The Sheriff’s Department and
the Highway Patrol were also
there directing traffic away from
the scene of the accident.
Emergency Medical Services
coordinator, Doug Belch, and
Jackie Jenkins, Captain of Unit 1
Rescue Squad, were also on hand
in case their services were
The smell of leaking gas could
be smelled over 130 feet away. The
gas, however, did not build up in
the area of the accident because of
the light wind which blew and
dispersed the gas.
Mr. Les Fagan, manager of
Western Gas, arrived on the scene
shortly after the accident with a
replacement valve. He worked
along with the truck drivers on
making the container safe for
transport. They placed it back on
the trailer and strapped it in with
two new straps.
The accident was kept from
becoming a catastrophe by the
cooperative efforts of
County’s Emergency Services, the
Edenton Fire Department and the
Western Gas Company.
HOSA CLUB/BIOLOGY CLUB DISPLAY
Presentation by the Biology Club and the Health
Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Club
are pictured here with Daphne Privott. The
Biology Club consists of students with interests in
learning more in biology and areas related to
biology. Sherlton E. Broadnax is club sponsor.
The HOSA Club is made up of students who plan
to pursue a career in health-related fields and
have taken or are in the process of taking Health
Occupations courses. Janice R. Dunn is club
maximum jail term of 30 years, and
conspiracy to burn, which carries
a three year maximum jail term.
“The indictments were a result of
an ongoing investigation,” accor
ding to Sheriff Troy Toppin.
“Since the fire appeared to be of
suspicious origins, we had a feeling
it was arson,” Sheriff Toppin
The Elliot House, according to
the Register of Deeds office,
belonged to Hay Makin Interna
tional Inc. The company is a British
West Indies Corporation registered
in the Grand Cayman Islands. Os-
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McDONALDS OPENS—The Edenton McDonalds started its grand
opening on Wednesday, May 18. The restaurant opens two months
behind schedule because of the heavy spring rains which delayed
construction. A special reception was held for local dignitaries on
Booster Club To
The Aces Booster Club will hold
their Annual Winter and Spring
Banquet Tuesday, May 24, 1983 at
the American Legion Building
beginning at 7:00 P.M. The
speaker for the program will be
Jim Bollman of N.C. State
Coach Bollman came to N.C.
State in January, 1983 along with
Head Coach Tom Reed from
Miami University, Ohio. He is
currently assistant Head Coach
Coach and coach of the centers
and guards on the offensive line of
the N.C. State Football Team.
Bollman went to Miami as a
graduate assistant in 1977 under
Dick Crum and was elevated to
assistant coach under Tom Reed
in 1978. A 1977 graduate of Ohio
University, he lettered four years
as an offensive tackle and was
selected co-captain his senior
year. He also served as president
of the Fellowship of Christian
Athletes at Ohio for two years. He
and his wife, Terri, have a
daughter, Courtney (2), and reside
Awards, trophies and cer
tificates will be presented to the
athletes who participated in the
Winter and Spring Athletic
Program at John A. Holmes High
School. Tickets can be purchased
from any member of the Booster
ficals do not know what type ot
business the corporation does, but
it is known that an insurer payed
the corporation $200,000 at the loss
of the house.
The five men who were indicted
by the Grand Jury are scheduled to
come to trial when Chowan County
Superior Court convenes on May 31.
District Attorney, H P. Williams
said that he felt that the case would
be continued to prevent it from be
ing heard by Superior Court Judge,
Thomas Watts, who was the district
attorney when investigation into
the fire was started.