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...She was Miss Cherly A. French
Mtss Cherly Ann French
Weds Thomas Arnold Chamn
The date was October 13 and
the time was 10:45 A.M. Cher
ly Ann French, dressed in a
Victorian style silk and chiff
on white gown, and Thomas
Arnold Champ, stood side by
side at the alter of Friendship
Baptist Church.
Rev. Coleman W. Kerry
performed the ceremony and
the two became man and wife.
The bride’s parents are Mrs.
Constance D. French and John
V French of 1212 Fairmont St.
in Charlotte and Berkeley
California, respectively.
Cherly Ann French-Champ is
now a student at St. Jreeoh
College in .West Hartford,
The groom is a history
instructor at Virginia Poly
technic Institure and State
University in Christianburg,
Virginia. His parents are Mrs.
JanieChamp of Glassboro,
New Jersey, and the late
Thomas A. Champ.
The Matron of Honor was
Yolanda B. Parriss and the
Bridesmaids were Rhoda J.
Copeland and Debra W. Coles.
The couples wedding trip
will be a «*niiBe to Jnmicn at a
later date. They will reside in
Christianbury, Virginia.
City Council At Large Candidate Marnite Shuford discusses
rtfcmpaign strategy for the Tuesday, November 6, election
I * (photo by Eileen Hanson)
1] Martin Joins U. S. Air Force
II Hazel L. Martin Jr., son of
W Mrs. Wyona Martin ot 2314
m Farmer Street, has enlisted in
M the U S. Air Force.
Airman Martin, a 1973 grad
I uate of Myers Park High
I School, joined under the Air
I Force’s Delayed Enlistment
f I
Program (DEP), which
allows him to accumulate
time in the Air Force Reserve
until he enters active duty on
October 30, 1979,
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I Professional Ethics
Mount Holly Man Owns Part Of 10.500-Ton Navy Ship
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Special To The Post
NORFOLK. Va. - Not
every Navy man can boast
that he is part owner of a
Navy ship.
Samuel Gregory can. A
crewman on the nuclear -
powered guided missile
cruiser USS Virginia at its
commissioning in September
!976, Gregory is a "plank
owner" or part owner of the
10,500-ton ship.
Gregory, the 25-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Mar
shall Gregory of Route 1.
Mount Holly. N. C.. is mar
ried to the former Bemetta
Bowers of Jarratt, Va.
He reported to the L'SS
Virginia in March 1976. Ac
cording to Navy tradition, a
plank owner is entitled to a
"free, clear and unen
cumbered title to a plank
from the deck of the ship"
when it is decommissioned.
The Virginia. which
recently returned from a
Mediterranean cruise, is the
eighth ship to carry the name
of the state. Of the previous
seven ships, five were U. S.
Navy ships and two served
the Confederate navy. Each
of these ships has left its
mark and a few helped
change the course of naval
warfare and the history of sea
er» 1
a iiuuieur reaciors pro
vide enough fuel to power the
present Virginia for 10 years
lor the equivalent of up to
one million miles) without
Gregory, a 1971 graduate
of Mount Holly High
School, lettered in track,
running the 100- and
220-yard dashes, and in foot
ball, playing offensive and
defensive guard.
I m proud to be one of the
Virginias plank owners,"
Gregory admits.
“I joined the Navy in
1971. I had two brothers,
Larry and Herman, join in
the 60s. Larry got out and
Herman, a mess manage
ment specialist, will be able
to retire in two years. Her
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Charlotte Transit System's
timetables for individual
apartment locations from a
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Karing on their doorknobs
The “Let Us Give You a
Lift” doorhanger also con
tains a Ride Share brochure
and a letter from the
Charlotte Apartment
Association urging residents
to conserve energy and save
money by riding a bus or car
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all-new styling, highlight the 1980 Continental
Mark VI, a worthy successor to the prestig
ious personal luxury-car heritage of the Mark
Series. Equipped with the standard 5.0-Liter
V-8 engine, the Mark VI will deliver an
estimated 38 per cent fuel-economy improve
ment based on anticipated EPA metro-high
way figures. That’s the best year-to
yearfuel-economy improvement in Ford
Motor Company history. The traditional
two-door coupe (above) will be joined this
year by a four-door sedan. Both models will
feature the most extensive application of
electronics ever produced by the company.
The 1980s can now be seen at Sam Johnson’s
Lincoln-Mercury on South Blvd.
me staying in.”
The ship, homeported in
Norfolk, Va., is nearly the
length of two football fields.
With a crew of 473 men, the
\ irginia operated as a unit of
the Navy’s Sixth Fleet while
deployed to the Mediterra
The Sixth Fleet, compos
— ■ I
ed of an average of 35 ships,
200 aircraft and more than
25,000 sailors and Marines,
helps preserve the peace
across the 2,300 - mile • long
Mediterranean Sea.
The Sixth Fleet also offers
assistance whenever people
in the Mediterranean are
threatened by natural,
disasters or maritime ac
The Virginia, which has
/some of the newest, most
sophisticated electronic
equipment and weapons
systems available to Navy
ships, is designed to operate
independently, or in com
pany with strike, antisub
marine, air, and surface war
fare forces.
The Virginia made port
calls throughout the
Mediterranean when not
participating in independent
and joint exercises to
enhance the operational
readiness of the Sixth Fleet
As a gunner's mate, Petty
Officer 1st Class Gregory
played an important role in
the mission of the Virginia by
operating and maintaining
the 5-inch, 54-caliber gun
mount, repairing damaged
guns and maintaining the
hoist mechanism and elec
trical, hydraulic and elec
tron ic components of the gun
“I like being a gunner’s
mate," said Gregory.
‘‘Without guns or some type
of weapons, the Navy would
be lost.”
While on the cruise to the
Mediterranean, Gregory
visited Spain, Italy, Greece,
Egypt and Portugal.
"Lisbon, Portugal, was
my favorite port; the people
were friendly and it was real
nice,” he said.
"Being on sea duty, I get
to see a lot of port and dif
ferent cultures that would
cost too much to see if I were
a civilian.
"The biggest disadvan
tage of being on a cruise is be
ing separated from my fami
ly,’ said Gregory. "My wife
gave birth to our first child,
Marshall, six months ago
while I was still out to sea."
Much of Gregory's free
time at sea was spent writing
letters to his wife, who earn
ed a bachelor’s degree in of
fice administration from
Norfolk State University.
“I’m really not sure it I'm
going to stay in the Navy or
get out — my wife will have a
lot to say about it. The hours
are long, but you get satisfac
tion knowing you can do
something you’re asked to
do,” he concluded.
Miracle Whip salad
'i dressing from KRAFT is more i
than just salad dressing. It's
great on bread, too. \
Smooth and easy spreading.
Miracle Whip has a secret blend
of herbs and spices that adds
a fresh, lively, one of a klnd
flavor to your favorite breads
. and things
\ That's why we call it
‘The Bread Spread!’
Has a knack
for snacks.
on the
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