Telephone Rates Increase
Carolina Telephone today an
f-unced that a $15.9 million local
service rate increase authorized last
week by the North Carolina Utili
ties Commission was put into effect
beginning April 14.
All Carolina Telephone Cus
tomers will be affected by the rate
change, which will be reflected in
their bills dated after April 14. In
addition to the new basic monthly
rate on the customer's bill, which is
?jled 30 days in advance, some
customers will receive a one-time
adjustment under the heading
"Other Charges and Credits" to
reflect the new rate from April 14 to
the date of their bill.
The Commission's order also
included an increase in Extended
Area Service (EAS) rates, an
increase in miscellaneous equip
ment and services rates, and an
adjustment in service connection
The existing and new rates for
local one-party residential and
business telephone service, in
cluding EAS where applicable^ for
customers in this area are as
Residential: Raeford exchange --
existing rate, $5.95; new rate,
Business: Raeford exchange --
?isting rate, $14.90; new rate,
Rates for two-party and four -
party service increased proportion
ately to the one-party rates.
If the customer rents his tele
phone set from the company,
rather than owns it, a telephone
rental charge ($1.25 for a basic set)
is included in the bill, in addition to
the monthly rate for basic service.
T.P. Williamson, vice president -
administration, said, "The effect of
Commission's order on rates for
asic local service and EAS is this:
a residential customer's cost on
average will increase less than 5
cents per day, and the business
customer's cost on average will
increase about 19 cents per day.
"When you consider that a
customer can make unlimited local
telephone calls all day, we think
telephone service remains one of
f rogram Slated
The Usher Board of Shady Grove
Baptist Church near Wagram will
be sponsoring a program on Sun
day, April 25, at 4 p.m.
Rev. Dennis N. Caldwell, pastor
af McCormick Chapel Baptist
Vurch at Duffle Station, Red
Springs, and the choir will be the
afternoon guests. He's also the
pastor at Oak Hill Baptist Church
Caldwell is employed with The
Fayelleville Times and Observer in
Fayetteville as a circulation man
ager. He teaches piano and has
written a book for beginners.
The members of Shady Grove
?aptist Church invite each and
everyone to attend this program.
Rev. J.W. Gorham is pastor.
the best bargains in our economy.
"The price for telephone service
has not kept up with inflation, as
can readily be seen in a comparison
with the increased prices of most
goods and services today. In our
last two rate cases, we were granted
much less than we had requested
and less than we need to maintain
our construction programs.
"In fact, the demand on facilities
and strain on our resources for
replacement may require future
pricing options. These options,
based on usage, could give custo
mers an alternative to the in
creasing rates for our present flat
"With deregulation taking place
in our industry, and with the
resulting increase in competition,
flat rate prices for local telephone
service are bound to increase."
Last August. Carolina Telephone
applied for increases totaling S47.2
million, later amending that re
quest to 545. 8 million due to
existing revenues remaining higher
than earlier expected. Then, in
February, the Commission ap
proved statewide long distance rate
increases giving the company ap
proximately 57. 1 million and re
ducing its rate case request to
approximately $38.7 million.
The $15. 9 million that was
granted represents an increase of
about 12.58 percent annually in the
company's local service revenues.
Carolina Telephone, the second
largest of the state's telephone
companies, serves about 567,000
customers in 50 counties, mostly in
eastern North Carolina.
The following Hoke County
magistrates' judgments were issued
Duncan Archiebald Kelly, Jr.,
Rt. 1, Box 843, Carthage, speeding
50 in a 35 zone, S10 and costs.
William Irving Hayner, Jr., Rt.
7, Box 126F, Fayetteville, speeding
65 in a 55 zone, 55 and costs.
Bobby Ray Hammonds, Jr., Rt.
4, Box 512A, Raeford, worthless
check, 530 restitution to Dr. J.W.
Southerland, and costs.
Charles Robin Byrd, Box 754.
Hwy 211 W. Raeford, possession of
a controlled substance. Diazepam,
with intent to sell or deliver,
voluntary dismissal by the prose
cutor: insufficient evidence -- no
De lores Hunt Thompson, High
Point, speeding 70 in a 55 zone, $10
Ronald Roulland Kniepkamp,
Pineville. speeding 65 in a 55 zone,
$5 and costs.
Malachi Evans, Rt. 1, Box 168.
1983-84 KIWANIS OFFICER -
Harold Gillis of Raeford will serve
as lieutenant-governor of Carolina
District Kiwanis International
Division Four in 1983-84. He was
elected Saturday at the annual
Governor's Visit at St. Andrews
Raeford, unsafe move (backing),
Deborah Ann Goodman, Rt. 1,
Box 219, Shannon, failing to stop
at a stop sign, costs.
Walter Thomas Gilmore,
Laurinburg, speeding 66 in a 55
zone, S10 and costs.
W3 Virgil Jefferson Fouteh, Ft.
Bragg, speeding 70 in a 55 zone,
S10 and costs.
Gary Lee Litaker, Rt. 2, Le
Grange, no inspection certificate,
Lennarda G. Love, Rt. 2, Box 2,
Raeford, no operator's license, $25
Herbert McLean, Rt. 1, Box 455,
Raeford, failing to yield right of
way at a stop sign, costs.
James William Ross, Rt. 3, Box
200, Raeford, displaying an ex
pired registration plate, costs.
Sadie Steele Shaw, Fairmont,
speeding 47 in a 35 zone, $10 and
William Tony Wrench, 308 E.
Seventh St., Raeford, speeding 67
in a 55 zone, $10 and costs.
Fred Marion Troutman, Jr.,
Shelby, speeding 68 in a 55 zone,
$10 and costs.
Kenneth Charles Scribner, Rt. 2,
Box 18, Raeford, expired inspec
tion certificate, costs.
James Pate, Rt. 2. Box 20,
Raeford, unsafe move, costs.
Joe Anderson Barnes, P.O. Box
93, Jenkins St., Gibson, speeding
69 in a 55 zone, $10 and costs.
Ginger Cummings Carter, P.O.
Box 202, Shannon, speeding 66 in a
55 zone, $10 and costs.
To Meet Saturday
The Hebron Fellowship Group of
Raeford will meet Saturday at 8
p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of First
All members and everyone else
interested in the group are urged to
THE RECORD SPEAKS FOR ITSELF
1963 through 1981
76 Murders ? 71 Solved (93% solved)
Reported Rapes: 95% Solved
4,412 Breaking & Enterings & Larcenies ? 1,332 Solved (30%
) Solved) (The National average is 20% solved)
7,681 Investigations conducted
27,735 calls answered
4,063,274 miles travelled while patrolling Hoke County.
Hoke County sends more convicted criminals to prison per
capita than any other county in the State.
> VOTE FOR CONTINUED
GOOD, EFFICIENT, AND PROGRESSIVE LAW
Sheriff David M. Barrington
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Mr. and Mrs. Adam Blake, was the
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10 Easter Egg Hunt in his age
group. 6-8 years old. The hunt was
held at McLauchlin Park by the
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Are you on your own and having
to keep your clothing repaired?
It so. join other men who have
requested to learn how to repair
rips, sew on buttons, hem pants
and other simple repairs for a
learning session Tuesday. April 27.
at 7 p.m. in the assembly room of
the Lester Building.
What you learn can help you to
stretch your clothing dollar.
Call the Home Agent's office.
875-2162. to register and to learn
the simple supplies you will need.
This can be fun as well as
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