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Volume 33, NO1. 33
Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, July 28, 1977
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By KATHY If. NEWOTtN
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, DETROIT, Mich. Per
quimans County has become
one cf six northeastern
North Carolina counties to
receive recognition here at
the 42nd annual conference
of the National Association
of Counties (NACo). . ,
That recognition came
Sunday on the opening day
of the national convention
activities. At that time, Per
quimans joined Bertie,
Chowan, Gates, Hertford,
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NATIONAL RECOGNITION - Perquimans County
received national recognition at the 42nd annual conference
of the National Association of Counties (NACo) held July
24-27 in Detroit, Mich. Pictured above, Perquimans County
Commissioners Joe Nowell (left) and Chairman Lester
Simpson are shown displaying the plaque which was
Civic Calendar
MONDAY, AUGUST 1
Hertford Town Council will meet at 7: 30.
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Perquimans County Commissioners will meet at 10 a.m.
. Winfall Town Council will meet.
Winfall Fire Department will meet.
' Perquimans County Board of Education meets.
:. , TUESDAY, AUGUST 2
- Hectford Rotary Club meets at 6:30.
Parksville Ruritan Club meets.
Whiteston Homemakers will meet.
Perquimans Masonic Lodge will meet.
' WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
'' Jaycettes meet.
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CC" ::TICN HEADQUARTERS -- The marquee outside
Dc .i's Cobo Hall welcomes the over 3,000 delegates at
tending the national convention. One highlight of the 42nd
annual session was an address on Wednesday by Vice Presi
dent Walter F. Mondale. Additional convention highlights
will be featured in next week's edition of The Perquimans
Weekly. , , . .
J.V. Practice
Perrdmans High School
jar-ior varsity football prac
tice vH r'"'i;!i August 1, at 6
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e required to have
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and Martin counties in ac
cepting the , achievement
award from the national
association for involvement
in Alliance for Progress,
Inc.
The plaque presentation
recognizes the six counties
for their participation in the
consortium which has as its
goal, the improvement of
the educational process
through cooperative efforts
of elected officials, namely
the commissioners and
board of education
Begins Aug 1
and parents permission; in
surance either covered by
parents or school and foot
bail shoes.
" Those with questions may
contact Coach Larry Knox
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NACo
members in each of the six
counties involved in AFP.
R.S. Monds of Hertford,'
AFP Chairman and Per
quimans County Commis
sioner, was among the local
officials attending the con
vention July 24-27 at Cobo
Hall in Wayne County,
Detroit, Mich. Also attend
ing was Board Chairman
Lester Simpson, Commis
sioner Joe Nowell, Board of
Education Chairman Clif
ford Winslow, and School
Superintendent Pal Harrell.
The local officials joined 25
representatives from the
presented to the six counties involved in Alliance for Pro
gress, Inc. Other local officials attending the convention in
cluded Commissioner and AFP Chairman R.S. Monds,
Chairman of the Board of Education Clifford Winslow, and
School Superintendent Pat Harrell. (Kathy Newbern
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OPENING SESSION Dan Lynch, NACo President, is
shown presiding at the opening session of the association's
convention. Lynch i Chairman of the Board of Commis
sioners in Douglas County (Omaha), Neb.
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LIVE BROADCAST - The Tidewater
Red Cross Bloodmobile paid a summer
visit to Perquimans County Tuesday to
collect, the life-saving , fluid. Pictured
above, Dottie ' I illibridge, General
Manager of WBXE, is shown during the -station's
live broadcast from the Blood
mobile site at the First United Methodist
Church in Hertford. WBXB performed
Award
other five counties in AFP
to attend the convention
activities.
Alliance for Progress, Inc.
was among the 31 achieve
ment award winners to set
up exhibit booths in the ex
hibition area at Cobo Hall.
The AFP display included a
three panel section featur
ing artistic representation
of the areas of AFP involve
ment: government, educa
tion, cultureheritage, and
community citizenship. The
exhibit booth also featured a
)th also featured a
entatlon and 12-
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slide presentation
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MANPOWER PROGRAM DISCUSSED
Robert Whitley, Executive Director of
ARPDC, explains the Manpower pro
gram at the July 19 meeting of the Com-
Budget
By KATHY M. NEWBERN
The budget, office lease,
the Manpower program,
and the recent audit were
just some of the topics to
come before the Board of
Directors of the Albemarle
Regional Planning and
Development Commission
(ARPDC) at their July 19
meeting.
The ARPDC budget pro
posal, which had been con
sidered previously, was ap
proved quickly and with no
opposition.
Following this action,
ARPDC's Executive Direc
tor, Robert Whitley, ex
plained the situation con
cerning the ARPDC's office
space in Edenton, When con
struction began on the new
building site in Perquimans
County, the Commission did
not renew its lease and had
been renting on a month-to-month
basis. The Commis
sion has been told to
evacuate its Edenton office
space by Aug. IS since new
occupants are scheduled to
Breaking & Entering
Larceny Arrests Made
A criminal summons for
misdeameanor breaking
and entering was served
July 22, 1977 on Carl
Richard Owens of Rt. 1, Box
983, Hertford. Officer
R.L. Harvey served the
summons.
Abner Tyrone Harvey of
Rt. 1, Box 375, Hertford, was
arrested July 22, 1977 at 4:45
p.m. by Chief Merritt and
Officer R.L. Harvey for
larceny of a C.B. antenna.
The alleged larceny took
place some time during the
night of July 21, 1977.
Released on his own
recognizance.
Virgil Harald Copeland of
Rt. 2, Box 69, Hertford was
cited for improper passing
the public service in an effort to en
courage donors. The visit was sponsored
by the Perquimans County Jaycees.
Local businesses sponsoring the radio
broadcast were: Towe Motor Co., J.C.
Blanchard Co., Brinn Insurance Agency,
Woodard's Pharmacy, and Peoples '
Bank & Trust Co.
Topic At ARPDC
move in. Therefore, ARPDC
is now in the process of try
ing to locate office space in
Hertford to prevent future
changes of address.
In other business, Raleigh
Carver, chairman of the
Pasquotank County Board
of Commissioners and
chairman of the ARPDC
By-Laws Committee,
presented the committee
report of proposed changes
to be voted on at the next
meeting. Proposal high
lights included: rewriting
the organization's purpose
and objectives clause; to
have the Commission
membership consist of two
elected officials from each
county and one elected of
ficial from each munici
pality to be appointed
respectively by the County
.Commissioners and Town
Councils; to attempt to ob
tain 25 per cent minority
representation on the Com
mission, to have members
absent from 50 per cent of
the meetings in a calendar
year removed from the com
on Grubb St
July 22, by
at 7:34 p.m.
Officer J.R.
Logan.
Frank Denver Alexander
Jr. (age 16) of 211 Market St.
was arrested by Chief Mer
ritt for damaging a coin
operated machine. Arrested
July 23, the alleged damage
was commited on June 22.
The arrest was the culmina
tion of an investigation con
ducted by Officer J.R.
Logan. A juvenile petition
will also be served in con
nection with the case.
Charles A. Barsh of 916 E.
Market St., Danville, Pa.
was arrested for improper
passing by Chief Merritt on
U.S. 17 at the intersection of
Wynne Fork Rd. on Sunday
at 11:35 a.m. July 24. Mr.
Barsh pleaded guilty before
Magistrate B.T. Dail Sr. and
paid a fine and court costs.
Elmo Alexander of 316
Stokes St. was arrested by
Officer J.R. Logan on July
24 at 7:50 a.m. on Gum St.
for driving while license
revoked and driving under
the influence of alcohol.
Alexander was released on
his own recognizance.
Willie G. Felton of 110
King St. was arrested by Of
ficer R.L. Harvey on July 24
for malicious damage to
personal property. Felton
was released on his own
recognizance.
Revival Dates Set
.A series of revival
meeting services will begin
at Bethlehem Church of
Christ, Rt.. 1, Hertford on
Monday evening, August 1,
and continue through Sun
day morning's 11 a.m. wor
ship hour on August 7.
There will ; be special
music each evening. Neil
Puckett is the visiting
evangelist and 'Ronnie
; Woolard, minister of the
,' church invites all who love
-good gospel preaching and
, singing to attend the ser-
vices each evening at 8 p.m.
mission's Executive Board. On his left
is R.S. Monds of Hertford, ARPDC
Chairman.
mission, to eliminate the
Executive Board of Direc
tors and have all business
considered by the full
membership, to meet
regularly on a monthly basis
with a regular meeting date
planned, to have a quorum
consist of 51 per cent of the
membership, to have the
Finance Committee present
the annual budget at the
April meeting for the Com
mission's approval, and to
have the chairman make ap
pointments to the following
committees: Personnel
(five members), Budget and
Finance (five members),
Nominating (three
members), and Presidential
Advisory Committee (five
members) to serve only in
an advisory capacity to aid
in developing programs.
The next item of business
to be discussed was the
ARPDC Manpower Pro
gram. Whitley explained
that bids have been received
from agencies to take over
administration of this pro
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LIVE & REMOTE - Hertford Mayor Bill Cox, far right,
chats with WCDJ radio station owner Terry Jones, about
the virtues of Hertford. The live broadcast was made
Tuesday by the Edenton AM station WCDJ, at Winslow
Blanchard. A number of such broadcasts are scheduled.
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DON JUAN AWARDED Stuart M. Anderson, manager of
Don Juan Manufacturing Co. Inc., Hertford, accepts the
Tidewater American Red Cross Blood Drive Big Drop
Award. The award, presented by A.L. West Jaycee blood
chairman was made to the garment manufacturing com
pany for .the outstanding past cooperation the management
and employees of the firm have made each time the blood
mobile has visited or been sponsored by Don Juan.
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Phone
Company
Merges
It was jointly announced
today by Paul H. Henson,
Chairman of United
Telecommunications, Inc.
and L.S. Blades, III, Presi
dent of Norfolk Carolina
Telephone Company, that
an agreement in principle to
merge Norfolk Carolina into
the United System has been
reached.
Norfolk Carolina is head
quartered in Elizabeth City,
N.C. The proposed merger,
which would take the form
of a tax-free reorganization
would call for each of the ap
proximately 780,000 com
mon shares of Norfolk
Carolina to be exchanged
for 1.2 shares of United com
mon stock. Based on
United's closing price of
21V4 on Friday, July 22, the
value of each of Norfolk
Carolina common share is
$25.35.
Blades said that the
management and Board of
Directors were enthusiastic
about joining United. Blades
said that he felt combination
would result in economies in
operation and would
strengthen the company.
The Board of Directors has
approved the plan in princi
ple, but consummation of
the acquisition is subject to
the preparation of satisfac
tory documents and final ap
proval by the boards of
directors of both corpora
tions, appropriate
regulatory bodies, and the
stockholders of Norfolk
Carolina.
BARBEQUE SUPPER
A Barbeque Chicken Sup
per will be held at the
Belvidere-Chappell Hill Fire
Department on Saturday,
July 30, 1977, from 5-8 p.m.
Plates will be sold at the
window at 2.50 a plate. The
public is invited to attend.
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