Heaven Bound To Be At Maranatha Church
The gospel singing group, Heaven Bound, will be in concert at Maranatha
Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church on Friday, Jan. 4 at 7:30 p.m. The
church is located on Highway 24, three miles east of Beulaville. Everyone is
Herbert Pope will initiate annexa
tion procedures for his property on
U.S. 117 just south of the town of
Rose Hill limits in order to receive
town water and sewer service.
He asked the town board for the
utility service last week on Tuesday
night. The board said it would be
willing to extend the serv:ce pro
vided Pope let the town annex the
property. Pope agreed to petition the
town for annexation.
After it gets the petition, the board
will call a hearing on the annexation.
Pope plans to move his vehicle
repair business to the property. He is
being forced out of a building owned
by Rose Hill Hardware Company
which needs the space. i
In other business:
? The board approved advertis- <
ing for a public works director. The 1
salary range is $14,000 to $22,000 a ?
year, depending on experience and '?
capability. The director will be.- '
responsible for maintenance and 1
operation of all facilities and equip- t
ment owned by the town. A Class U t
waste water treatment plant opera- t
tor's license will he required. t
? The board decided to ask the 1
state to widen U.S. 117 to four lanes I
fron> the end of the present four-lane i
street south to the Rose Manor
Shopping center. It plans to replace '
water and sewer pipes under the <
street that require frequent repair. I
? B.A. Pope of Wallace pre
sented the annual Rose Hill audit
report, which showed the town's
revenue exceeded expenditure by
$34,364.70 in the last fiscal year.
General fund revenues totaled
$298,942.11 or $16,480.11 more than
budgeted. Expenditures totaled
$264,577.41. The town collected
$117,419 or 89.6 percent of the
property tax billed in the 1983-84
fiscal year. The town's assessed
valuation is $17,280,958. The tax
rate is 70 cents per $100 assessed
Commissioner Clarence Brown
said, "Instead of talking about
raising taxes what we need to do is
Mayor Ben Harrell said he was
:oncerned about Gov.-elect Jim
Martin's proposal to repeal the sales
tax on food. He said the town cannot
ifford to lose the $80,000 in revenue
ind revenue sharing grants created
>y the tax. He asked lor a motion on
i resolution opposing the proposed
-epeal. None of the commissioners
nade the motion. If it had been
ipproved, Harrell said he would
tave given copies to the county's
egislators. Rep. Wendell Murphy
>nd Senator Harold Hardison.
Commissioner Keiih Hinson said,
'That's a political argument and 1
lon't want to get into it in the town
Phone May Fly
Unless the Wallace Town Board
comes up with some change, Caro
lina Telephone Company plans to
take away the Wallace airport's only
The pay phone is not bringing in
enough money, the company notified
the board in a letter discussed at
Thursday night's meeting. Unless
the board agrees to pay the company
S28 a month, the phone goes.
The airport is southwest of
Wallace on Secondary Road 1307 in
The board wants to keep a phone
at the airport, but has not made a
decision on whether it wants to pay
the bill. The matter was put on hold
until a later meeting.
In other action, the board:
? Agreed to lease at no charge a
former Wallace Rescue Squad build
ing to scout organizations in the
? Hired Henry von Oesen &
Associates in Wilmington to provide
engineering services for the repair
and resurfacing of streets. Engineer
ing costs are expected to run SI ,800
to $2,400. The firm is expected to
charge between $800 to $1,000 to
inspect the repairs.
? Set a public hearing for 7 p.m.
Jan. 2 on a request by developers to
rezone land on North Railroad Street
for the 50-unit Rockfish Court Apart
ments, a housing project for the
elderly. The land is now zoned for
? Reappointed Joe Eaddy, Bill
English and Web Turlington to
three-year terms on the town
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EMC Notified Of Cost Increase
Four County Electric Membership
Corporation (EMC) has been notified
that Carolina Power & Light
Company will increase its cost of
power by as much as 15.6 percent
over the next six months.
CP&L has filed with the Federal
Energy Regulatory Commission
(FERC) in Washington, asking that
its wholesale rates ? affecting Four
County and the other co-ops it serves
? be increased starting Feb. 15.
The requested hike would produce
about 33.5 million in additional
annual revenue for CP&L.
The proposal askes that the in
crease be granted in two phases ?
the first to be at 10.2 percent and the
second at 5.4 percent. CP&L has
asked that Phase I be put into effect
after FERC's minimum one-day
"The majority of the initial 10.2
percent increase directly affects Four
County's demand charges. Because
of this, most of the increase will have
to be absorbed into our rate structure
as a straight pass-through to our
consumers," explains L.P. Beverate,
general manager of Four County.
"We haven't had time to do a
complete analysis yet, but it will
probably increase our consumers'
rates by 8 mills per kilowat-hour
(kWh), or approximately $7.54 per
month for the average consumer,"
he adds. (A "mill" is one-tenth of a
The average cost per kWh in 1984
for the Cooperative's residential
consumer has beer 7.64 cents/kWh,
which includes a two-mill fuel charge
reduction. The projected cost with
CF&L's proposed increase will be
8.44c/kWh ? assuming that fuel
costs remain stable.
Under FERC procedures, whole
sale rate increases are routinely
allowed to take effect after a suspen
sion period while merits of the
proposal are evaluated. If the
increase is later found to be too high.
the excess must be refunded to the
If procedure is followed, CP&L
officials say they'd offer no objec
tions to a suspension by Phase 11 for
the miximum period of five months.
This scenario would have Phase I
taking effect Feb. 15 and Phase II
becoming effective July 15.
"We'll be letting our consumers
know how hard this is going to hit as
soon as we have firm figures
available," Beverage says.
"We're hopeful, of course, that
our attorneys and consultants will be
able to negotiate a reduction in this
request, as was done the last time
CP&L raised our rates," he adds.
The general manager notes that
this latest wholesale power rate
increase request is based on pro
viding CP&L with a 16.5 percent
return on equity, which is higher
than the national average for in
vestor-owned utilities. ?
"I think that gives us a strong case
to challenge the proposal as It was
Beverage also notes that when
CP&L brings its Harris nuclear plant
into operation in 1986 that the M
cooperatives will be facing a major *
increase of approximately 43 percent
which will drive demand charges
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Lenoir School Menus
Wednesday - hoi dog with chili or
chick fillet sandwich, baked beans or
lurnip greens, fruit cup or pineapple
Thursday - pizza or meat and
cheese sandwich, beets or corn,
applesauce or peaches, cookie
Friday - cheeseburger or pork
choppette, french fries or green
beans, fresh fruit
Milk is offered with all meals. In
addition, each school offers a variety
of extra items for sale.
N TaVlOt'S Extra Special '
U /9 Discounts
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^ Outstanding Selection
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? All Stars ? Pro Keels
? Grasshoppers ? And
Many Other Brands For ^
Men, Women & Children
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Take Advantage Of This Large Inventory Reduction Sale
M Extra Large Inventory Of Name Brands And Latest Styles
N Sale Starts Thursday, Dec. 27th
I Ends, Saturday, Jan. 26th
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