'THE PEEQ MANS WEEKLY Volume 33, No. 39 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 29, 1977 15 CENTS Reg Deadlines Filing dates for can didates in the November 8 municipal election will close at noon on Oct 7. People may register Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the Election Of fice located in the Agricultural building on 104 Dobb St., Hertford, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. People who have moved in the city limits or to another precinct should check to see if they are registered cor rectly. Recently, approximately 225 names were purged from the election books for Education Policies Are Adopted The Perquimans County - Board of Education met in regular session Sept. 19 to discuss and take action on the following matters. In the area of policies, formal action was taken to approve policies on the following: use of school buildings, facilities and equipment; salary pay ment in 12-month option for all school personnel; sick leave and disability in cluding maternity leave; personnel evaluation; pro hibition of the use of alcoholic beverages in .school (public) buildings; and discussion was heard on development of a staff reduction policy to have on hand when needed with ac tion to be taken at the next board meeting, v -, -. . In personnel matters, the Substitute Teachers' Workshop Scheduled A substitute teachers' workshop will be held for those persons interested in doing substitute teacher work in the Perquimans County School System. That workshop is planned for Oct. 6 at the Per quimans County Office Building from 9 a.m. until lp.m. In an explanation of the purpose and requirements of the workshop, Super intendent Pat Harrell said that all persons interested - in substituting must attend ithe workshop session. The only ones exempt from this requirement are those per sons with previous teaching experience in the Per ot Is Named Key To coordinate the agricultural activities of the N.C. Bankers Associa tion in this area,, R.L. ' Stevenson has been named County Key Banker for Per quimans County, . NCBA President John A. Forlines Jr. has announced School Calendar Oct. 10 Teacher Employment Day Oct. 11 - End of 1st six weeks Oct. 25 End of 2nd school month Nov. 22 ': End of 3rd school month ft 2nd six weeks Nov. 23 - Teacher Employment Day Nov. 24,25 Thanksgiving Holidays , v Dec. 20 v i Christmas Holidays begin at close of school Dec. 21-30 Christmas ft New Year's Holidays . rJan.2 School begins after Christmas Vacation Jan. 4 . End of 4th school month Jan. 18 End of 3rd six weeks 1st semester ' Jan. 19-20 .' . Teacher Employment Days ' Feb. 3 End of 5th School Month Tiar. 3 ' . End of 6th school month ft 4th six weeks liar. 6 '' Teacher Employment Day I!ar. 24,27,28 Easter Holidays " rr.6 ' - End of 7th school month Z; r.20 End of 5th six weeks - r, 24 Teacher Employment Day I :y5 .. End of &a school month ' i2 End of 8th schwl month and 6th six weeks -' ?5 ' v TeacLar Employment Day , ' ' 5 Teaser Er.r'-yr :si Day W day , : AznudVacstl-aCi;- 1 , istration not voting for a period of four years. State bond issues and constitutional amendments will also be on the ballot for all voters in Perquimans County. In addition to the town posts, another issue to come before the voters in Perquimans County is a referendum on the question of issuing bonds for con struction and renovation of school buildings. The books will close for registration for the November election on Oct. 7, at 5 p.m. board approved the em ployment of Paul Ward to the full-time position of ESEATitlelEvaluator. Reports in the programs area were presented on the county schools' music pro gram and the new schedul ing at Perquimans Union School. Figures on the 1977-78 Perquimans School enrollment were also presented. The Board also discussed the upcoming North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) con vention and the Alliance for Progress (AFP) computer project and Rockefellar Grant. Before adjourning, the Board discussed, at length, organizational plans for, the upcomfng';ehool bond referendum. quimans County School System. Harrell also pointed out that pre-registration to at tend the workshop is re quired. For effectiveness, the workshop attendance will be limited to 40 people and registration will be handled on a first come, first served basis. Those in terested may pre-register by phoning the Board of Education office at 426-5741. Harrell added that if the expressed interest is such that all cannot be handled in the Oct. 6 workshop, a second workshop will be scheduled at a later date. ' Those persons attending' the substitute teachers' workshop will be added on that Stevenson will serve as County Key Banker during the next 12 months. (He) is Executive Vice President of People Banks ft Trust Co. in Hertford. Forlines, who is chair man and president of the. Bank of Granite, Granite' ill LJ l L 'W- 'j - r GOVERNOR'S COORDINATOR - Robert Wood Jr., Governor Jim Hunt's coordinator for the conference on Balanced Growth and Economic Development, is shown outlining county conferences at the Thursday night Region R meeting. (Staff photo) Haven Group Organizes ; EDENTON - The Haven Group, Inc., has been established here as a multi-disciplined organiza tion to develop, as well as provide services to, health care and retirement facilities. Announcement of the for mation of the group by local interests and the opening of an office at 102 E. Queen St. was made today by John A. Mitchener Jr., chairman of the board and treasurer. the list of approved substitute teachers pro viding Board of Education, approval is received. That approved list is then used by the principals in the county's school system. Harrell emphasized the point that attendance at the workshop is not an automatic guarantee that a person will be called to substitute during the year. Attendance only allows the person to be added to the approved list of substitute teachers. In order to attend the substitute teachers' workshop, an individual must have a minimum of a high school education or its equivalent. Banker Falls, called attention to the projects that are spon sored by the association such as the Short Course in -Modern Farming at N.C. State University for young farmers who are provided scholarships given by their h"me community banks, and the co-sponsorship of the FFA Land Judging Meet in the interest of soil conservation. As of January 1, 1977, Forlines noted that banks in North Carolina provided $215,184,000 in non-real estate loans and $109,683,000 in real estate loans for a total of $324,867,000 in loans to farmers by banks, based on the American Bankers Association's annual farm , credit study. Also, the North Carolina Bankers Association through its agirculture committee scheduled a Special Agricultural Con ference on Drought, realix . ing the critical importance of adequate credit for state farmers. As of January 1, 1977, 83 of the state's SO banks held farm loans, Forlines said. Also, Mitchener revealed that the corporation pro poses to construct a center for senior citizens on Paradise Rd., adjacent to Cape Colony Haven, Inc. During further organiza tion of the corporation, L.F. Amburn Jr., was named President; John F. Habit, vice-president; and James E. Lewis, executive vice president and secretary. They are the sole owners of stock in the corporation r Amburn and Habit are also president and vice president, respectively, of Cape Colony Haven, Inc., in Edenton, and Outer Banks Haven, Inc., in Nags Head. Mitchener and Lewis take on additional respon sibilities at the manage ment group, with Lewis ser ving as chief adminis trative officer as well as re maining as administrator of the local nursing home. Donald E. Young, assis tant administrator at Cape Colony Haven since it opened in February, moved to The Haven Group as ad ministrative assistant and purchasing, agent. Mrs. Emily G. Amburn, a registered nurse, is direc SENATOR J.J. "MONK" HARRINGTON Harrington Is Reappointed Lieutenant-Governor Jimmy Green1 has reap pointed Senator J.J. "Monk" Harrington of Lewiston to the N.C. Traffic Safety Authority. Harr ington represents the First Senatorial District com prised of Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Cfcwan, Cur :( rituck, Dare; Gates, Hert ford, Hyde. Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, , Tyrrell ' and h Washington Counties. - The purpose of the authority is to undertake a thorough analysis of the State's tra.'.'ic problems. It shall a!c! make -an inven - tory and appraisal what Growth & Development Conferences Planned By KATHY M. NEWBERN PEA RIDGE - Repre sentatives from Region R gathered at Soundview Restaurant here last Thursday night to hear plans for the Governor's up coming conference on Balanced Growth and Economic Development. Speaking before the group was Robert Wood Jr., Governor Jim Hunt's coor dinator for the conference. Wood spoke to the represen tatives who make up the recently activated county committees to study economic development in each of Region R's 10 counties. Wood pointed out that the first step in the conference is the organizing of the county committees, one for each of the 100 counties in North Carolina. These county committees will then hold a local conference tor of training and systems with the new organization. Previously she was assis tant director of nursing at Cape Colony Haven. Mrs. Salli Blum is chief bookkeeper and Lynette Byrum is a bookkeeper in that department. Mrs. Bar bie Britton, on leave, is secretary-receptionist. With Lewis and Young on board, Mitchener noted, the team has the benefit of two licensed nursing home ad- v mimstrators. Both have ex . tensive health care ; experience. v i He said the organization ' is fortunate to .have available Mrs. Ambnrn's talent for bedside n-j'rsing as well as organization and administration. "The owners of Cape Col ony Haven are gratified over the acceptance of our concept of health care delivery since the facility here opened earlier this year", Mitchener said. "This has promoted us to propose the new facility which will provide a service to our fellow citizens needing a lesser degree of care." (See HAVEN, page 10) nm. 1 " M ts correctly being done by each official agency, survey available resources and facilities and deter mine what additional pro grams need to be instituted or existing programs improved. In announcing the reap pointment, Green praised Senator Harrington, a veteran legislator and in dustrialist, for his past work with the Traffic Safe ty Authority and expressed his assurance that Harr ington would continue to make a valuable contribu tion as a member of the group. on balanced growth and economic development. These local conferences will give each county an op portunity to elect delegates to the governor's con ference to be held in early January. These delegates will take the county's report to the state level. It is suggested that the county conferences be held bet ween Oct. 4 and Nov. 4. This will then give the coor dinator time to gather the information and have it compiled for input at the state level. Each county report will then go into a regional report. These regional reports will repre sent the state's three regions: coastal, piedmont and mountain. From the state level, the reports will then go to the Naticnal Conference plan ned for early 1978 at the White House. In his Thursday night remarks, Wood emphasized Center To Be Constructed ARTIST'S DRAWING - Shown above is aa artisfs drawing of the proposed center for senior citizens to be constructed on Grimsley To Speak At Dinner Honoring Squad Joseph W. Grimsley, Secretary of the N.C. Department of Administra tion, will serve as guest speaker for a dinner honor ing members of the Per quimans County Rescue Squad. The dinner is being held Thursday night, Sept. 29 at the Hertford Grammar School cafeteria beginning at 7:30 p.m. in honor of the squad's tenth anniversary. Sponsoring the honorary dinner is the Perquimans County Jaycees. Grimsley is a native of Wilson County and holds a Bachelors degree in Inter national Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Masters degree in Inter national Relations from George Washington Univer sity. His involvement in state politics has been varied. He served as 1976 campaign director for the Jim Hunt for Governor Committee; served as Special Assistant to Lt. Gov. Jim Hunt in 1974-75; served as Assistant Secretary for Program Coordination with the Department who now heads in 1973-74; was campaign director for Hunt's bid for Lt. Governor in 1972; served as Assistant N.C. g Field Director for the ! Coastal Plains Regional '.; Commission in 1968-70; and - has five years of experience in different positions with the Peace Corps. , , "The Department of Ad ministration has always : been the nuts-and-bolts agency doing many things that affect other agencies," : Grimsley said recently. "It was something taken off the v governor's back and put in to the framework of this : department. This is something that everyone ' gradually creates," he ad the importance of each county conference being organized now. He said, "The most important point I can get across at this time is that we're limited in time." Wood explained that all the scheduling has been set up in order to work with the national conference date. Concerning the local conferences, Wood said, "We want the county con ference to be an open con ference to be attended by anyone in the county who wants to come." He en couraged the conference appointees to "get the word out" and encourage the public to participate and speak up. Wood also went over a suggested agenda for the county conferences, but pointed out that the agenda is flexible and urged the local represen tatives to add or delete where necessary in order to have the local meeting meet local needs. ded.' "Governor Carter so in Georgia. The only dif ference is that sometimes the department is in the governor's office in other states." - Few people outside of state government fully know the Department of Administration's scope, but it covers many important areas. Simply described as the department which im plements many of the governor's programs, with the Secretary often called the Governor's right arm, Administration draws up the state budget, is cus todian and guardian of state property, furnishes services, buys everything JOSEPH W. GRIMSLEY State Secretary of Administratjpn Wood added that Gover nor Hunt has promised to commit himself to be in at tendance at 20 to 25 of these 100 county conferences. Wood said that dates needed to be set quickly in order to obtain speakers. The county conferences will be held by the county planning committee (those in attendance) who will in turn elect a local chairman for the local conference. Members serving on those committees represent the agricultural extension ser vice, league of municipalities, county com missioners and industrial development committees. The planning committee for Perquimans County is made up of Eill Cox, Mayor and Town Manager for Hertford; Lester Simpson, Chairman of the County Commissioners; and Richard Bryant, agricultural agent. Paradise Road in Edenton. adjacent to the existing Cape Colony Haven, Inc. from paper clips to com puters, administers the State Personnel Act, is the state's principal planning agency, supervises the con struction of state facilities and acts as liaison from state to federal government and from state to local government, among other responsibilities. "I guess in some ways, coming out of a close political relationship with Governor Hunt through two campaigns, I know a lot more about what he wants to do and how to use the tools of this department to do those things," Grimsley said.