Two Also Running For Sheriff
Contests Set For School,
The list of candidates who filed
^for Hoke County offices by Mon
day's noon deadline shows Demo
cratic primary contests for the
Board of Hoke County Commis
sioners and for sheriff, and a
November general election contest
for one of the seats on the county
It also shows contests for the
three seats on the County Board of
I Education in the board's nonpar
It tisan election in November.
County Coroner Frank Crumpler
and Clerk of Superior Court Jua
nita Edmund, both Democrats
have neither primary nor general
election opposition for reelection.
Ten Democrats and one Re
publican are running for the three
seats on the Board of County
Commissioners. Running in the
May 4 Democratic primary are
Commissioners Mabel Riley, James
A. Hunt, and John Balfour, for
renomination; and Tom Howell,
Cleo Bratcher. Ed Lumbley, Wes
ley Miller, J.W. Plummer. and
Julius Vanner for nominations. The
Republican candidate is Mrs. Eve
lyn (Ed) Manning, unopposed for
her party's nomination.
Out for the three seats on the
school board are current members
Bill Cameron. Bobby Wright, and
Walter Coley; and J.H. (Buddy)
Blue, Charlotte Kelly, Willie Mc
Caskill, and Onnie Dudley.
In the contest for sheriff are
Sheriff David Barrington, up for
reelection, and former Hoke De
puty Sheriff James Peterkin.
County Commissioner Dan De
Vane is running for a State House
of Representatives seat in the
district which will contain Hoke. A
complete list of candidates won't be
available till after the filing dead
line for General Assembly candi
dates February 15.
Exactly what the House district
will be isn t known yet. 1 he current
12th District is composed of Hoke.
Scotland and Robeson counties.
However, the General Assembly
must redistrict to keep as close as
possible in compliance with state
and federal rule of "one man. one
vote." because of changes in dis
trict populations found which bv
the 1980 U.S. Census to have
occurred since the 1970 Census was
Hoke and Scotland counties'
county and city officials and leaders
ot both parties have stated prefe
rence for a Hoke-Scotland district,
but a recent State House redisrict
ing proposal would have the new
district composed of Hoke. Robe
son and some Scotland County
Hoke County voters also will
elect two candidates to the Board of
Supervisors of the Hoke County
Soil and Water Conservation Dis
trict, but the tiling deadline is noon
September 10. The election is
District Court Judge Joseph E.
Duprec ot Raetord is opposed in his
bid tor reelection.
At least one candidate. Walter
Davis, a Hope Mills lawyer, has
filed as a candidate for Dupree's
seat in the Cumberland-Hoke judi
(Editor's Note: The May 4 date
tor the primary is subject to change
because of the rcdistricting situa
tion. The date won't be fixed
definitely till a redisricting plan is
given final approval.)
The Hoke County News - Established 1928
VOLUME LXXIII NUMBER 41 RAEFORD, HOKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
The Hoke County Journal - Established 1905
S8 PER YEAR THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 4, 1982
At February Meeting
Board Accepts Grant, Gets Jail Report
BY SAM C. MORRIS
| The weather over the past week
end was perfect. The temperature
was in the 60s and 70s in the
^ daytime and in the 50s at night.
The rain held oft so that a round of
golf could be played each day.
The weatherman brought in the
I rainfall figures for January and it
looks like the water table will get
? back up to a normal level if the
^ rain continues for the next month
The forecast is for more rain but
for the temperatures to be above
normal (that is in the 50s) for the
| remainder of the week. 1 hope it
| will continue on into spring.
I usually go by the office every
^ day, not to do any work, but to
W check the mail. Some folks have
P always sent my mail to The News
J Journal, even if I had sent them
; my box number. You get in a habit
of things and it is hard to stop do
j ing it the same old way.
One day recently when 1 was at
my old desk, at the office someone
i came in and spotted me there.
They wanted to know if I had
f come out of retirement after so
4) short a time. After explaining to
^ them what 1 was doing there, they
* stated that I should post my hours
so they could come by and see me.
So to the other retirees that want
to talk with me at the office, check
' by Monday afternoon or sometime
during the day on Tuesday.
It helps in writing this column to
keep in touch with my friends
because they are the people that
you usually read about here.
Last Saturday morning I went
up to Robert Gatlin's pond and
joined with a group in talking
about "old times." The group
consisted of Leo Fuller of Mount
Holly, George Bethune of Con
cord, Jack Morris of Southern
Pines and the following from
p) Raeford, Robert Gatlin, Devoe
Austin, Jaybird McLeod and
Franklin Teal. It turned out to be a
very interesting gathering.
The conversation, which lasted
[ about three hours was taped and is
now on record, a subject would be
put on the floor and whoever in the
group could remember the time or
event would tell what and where he
was during that time.
We had many old pictures that
were brought out and even after
r the short time of 40 or 50 years it
was hard to identify everyone in
Many things that have been a
puzzle in my mind on some events
and things that have happened in
Hoke County are now clear, but
also they are on tape for a com
We all hope to get together again
and maybe have others join to fur
51 ther this start of recording the
history of Hoke County.
t * *
The filing deadline has come and
the ballot will show, what I think is
a record number running for
County Commissioner. There are
1 1 candidates out for the job. Ten
(See AROUND TOWN, page 1 7)
Bond Anticipation Notes Sale OK'd
The Raeford City Council Mon
day night authorized the scale of
$58,000 in city bond anticipation
notes, the money to be deposited to
The money will be used, if
needed, to help pay the cost of the
new waste-water treatment plant,
and, if not needed, would be repaid
in a year, the council was informed.
City Manager Ronald Matthews
explained that the interest accumu
lated while the funds are on deposit
would compensate to some extent
for the interest charged on the
notes, which he said would amount
to about 9Vj per cent.
Matthews explained that the
bond note money would be added,
if needed, to the $720,000 federal
grant. SI 10,000 state Clean Water
Bonds grant, and $40,000 in citv
funds previously budgeted for the
In other action, the council
adopted a formal resolution re
garding construction of a 1 ,450
foot, 12-inch sewer line extension to
the new addition of Tar Heel
Hatchery. The federal Advance
ment. Inc.. approved a grant of up
to $20,000 after the council and the
Board of Hoke County Commis
sioners approved allocating
$10,000 each to help pay for the
Matthews said the cost is esti
mated at about $36,000, the city is
to pay the first $10,000. the county
the second $10,000, and Advance
ment whatever the remainder is.
Under the motion adopted the
city will enter into an agreement
with Moore. Gardner Associates of
Asheboro to handle the engineering
work for a fee of S4.000; and the
city will ask tor bids from contrac
tors to do the construction work.
Jimmic Neill Conoly. general
manager of the Hoke County
Semi-Pro Baseball Association,
asked the council for financial help
for the association's program,
which is scheduled to start in the
spring. He didn't ask for a specific
amount but said the association is
SbOO short of its goal of S2.h00 to
start the program.
No motion either to help or
decline to help with an appropri
ation was offered. The effect is the
association will. get not city funds.
Opposition to granting the request
was expressed against using tax
payers' money for the program,
though the baseball program itself
A council majority approved
designating SI 1.000 for an addi
tional public tennis court at Mc
Lauchlin Park and authorize talk
ing with Howard Jones & Son as the
The company's offer had been a
charge of about SI 5.000. which
would include building the court,
fencing it. and doing the electrical
work. The council majority decid
ed. however, to omit the lighting to
reduce the cost, leaving the lighting
installation to the future.
Councilman Joe Upchurch at the
end of the meeting was presented a
plaque honoring him for his 40
years' service with the Raeford Fire
Department. The mayor made the
Councilman Vardell Hedgpeth.
Jr.. did not attend the meeting, the
monthly session for February.
Rec Commission To Sponsor New Program
Hoke County Parks and Recrea
tion Commission along with the
Hoke County Youth Services Task
Force will be sponsoring a 10-week
motivational recreation program.
The program will operate two
school gyms. J. W. Turlington gym
will operate Saturdays 9 a.m.
noon. and 1-6 p.m. Upchurch
school gym will operate Saturdays
1-8 p.m. and both gyms will open
Sundays 1-5 p.m.
There will be two qualified
adults at Upchurch and one
qualified adult at Turlington at all
times to coordinate and supervise
The program objectives arc: to
provide youth, ages 10-17, an
opportunity to participate in a
wholesome, worthwhile recrea
tional activity; to provide an op
portunity to improve selt-imagc
through rewards such as certifi
cates and other forms of recogni
tion; and to provide a recreational
opportunity during a high-risk
time period, Saturdays and Sunday
Included in the program will he
tree-play basketball, one-on-one
tournaments, free-throw contests,
instructional drills, basketball re
lays, shout -out championships, and
organized team competition.
The program is set to start ai
both gyms on Saturday. Youths
ages 10-17 wishing to participate
are encouraged to attend the gym
closest to their homes.
The Parks and Recreation office
would like to remind those ages 18
and older who desire to use a gym
that they must reserve a time and
7 Stores Barred From
Accepting Food Stamps
Tyler's Pricc Rite of Rt. 1,
Raet'ord, and six other North
Carolina groccry stores have been
barred from accepting food stamps
because of violations, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture Food
and Nutrition Service reports.
Tyler's was disqualified for six
months starting last November 16.
the announcement, received Fri
day. says. The store is owned by
Cynthia Scott, the announcement
The stores have been charged
with selling cigarettes and other
ineligible items for food coupons,
the federal agency reports.
? The other stores disqualified for
the periods listed and the starting
dates of disqualification are:
K & M. Grocery, 1332 South
Main St., High Point, owned by D.
Keith Green, disqualified for a
year, starting Dec. 14.
Betty's Place. Rt. I, Laurinburg,
owned by Betty T. Ikner; dis
qualified for a year, starting Dec.
Breeden's Grocery, 203 Clark
St., St. Pauls, owned by Freddie
Breeden; disqualified for a year,
starting Dec. 14.
LISTING TIME -- One of the many Hoke County tax payers is shown
here in the county tax supervisor's office listing his taxes for 1982. (Staff
photo by Pam Frederick).
Clear Acres Food Mart. Rt. 1,
Gibson, owned by Elijah Cov
ington; disqualified tor a year,
starting Dec. 14.
Evergreen Service Center. Ever
green. owned by Carroll Martin
and Hubert Fowler: disqualified for
a year, starting Dec. 7.
Jim's Grocery. Inc.. 3114 Garner
Rd., Raleigh, owned by James L.
Fowler: disqualified for a year,
starting Dec. 9.
Mrs. Gerald Holt, who is in
charge of the Raleigh field office of
the Food and Nutrition Service,
explained that food stamps, by law.
can be used only to buy food". The
only exceptions. Mrs. Holt said, are
garden seed and plants to be u>cd
to produce food.
GIRL SCOUT COOKIES ~ The Rockfish area Girl Seoul troop 862 and
Brownie Troop 821 of the same community gave The News-Journal two
boxes of Girl Scout cookies January 26 to advise that the annual Girl Scout
fund-raising cookie sales are under way. The presentations are being made
in the picture by Lori Boahn (left) of the Scout troop and Stephanie Wood
of the Brownie troop to Bill Lindau of The News- Journal staff. The Scouts
are taking orders for the cookies till February 8. The cookies will be
delivered between March 8 and March 22. (Staff photo by Pam Frederick J.
The Hoke County commis
sioners voted Monday to accept a
Motivational Recreation grant
from the State Community based
The grant, for which the county
had applied, will finance a pro
gram for 150 youths ages 10-17.
The grant totals $1 ,995. The Coun
ty Board of Education will provide
SI 19.50 worth of utilities for the
county's share of the budget.
The commissionrs also during
their monthly meeting were in
formed by Earl Fowler, executive
vice president of the Raeford
Hoke County Chamber of Com
merce, that he had been notified
Monday morning by mail that a
$20,000 grant from the federal Ad
vancement to help pay for exten
sion of a 12-inch sewer line 1,450
feet to the site of the new addition
to Tar Heel Hatchery on U.S. 401
The commissioners and the
Raeford City Council at their
separate January 4 monthly
meetings had authorized providing
$10,000 each to go with the federal
grant if it were approved.
Advancement provides money
to counties to help pay for water
and sewer lines for businesses' ex
pansion if the expansion will in
crease employment. The Tar Heel
Hatchery addition will employ 22
more people, the commissioners
The commissioners adopted a
motion to accept a report of a state
inspection of the Hoke County jail
and directing County Manager
lames Martin to work with Sheriff
David Barrington to correct the
tour points classified as "attention
needed" and the two not in com
pliance of the total 80 checked.
The inspection was made
December 17 by Robert Ci. Lewis,
jail consultant ot the State Depart
ment of Human Resources.
The commissioners in studying
the report were informed that on
one point of noncompliance, Lewis
and the person who made the next
most recent inspection disagreed
This was on the point: clean and
adequate bedding is provided. The
difference between the two inspec
ior>-' rating w.i or 'he matter of
providing i ? ? vomis. l ewis
lound this ..jeqtiatc hui the
previous mspectoi tound the jail
The other point on which Lewis
found the iail not in compliance is
on the provision of a medical clinic
area. On t he other hand, on
medical care, the jail was tound in
compliance on three points: super
visors understand responsibility
and requirements in submitting
death reports; the mentally ill are
properly observed and expeditious
ly transferred to a mcdical facility;
and inmates with infectious or con
tagious diseases are segregated.
The inspection rated as "atten
tion needed," though marked "in
compliance," the following: diet
and meal schedule in compliance
with minimum standards (found in
compliance but "attention
needed"); juveniles provided with
toothpaste, tooth brush, soap,
towels, bedding and combs;
number ot lavatories and showers;
In other business, the commis
sioners found Bill R. Boyles and
Robert A. Wright, both of Rt. I,
Raeford, had submitted identical
bids of 40.1436 cents per pound
for the county's tobacco quota,
which accompanied the purchase
of the city-county landfill proper
The commissioners voted that
(Sec BOARD, page I 7)