THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
Volume 39, Wo. 4 USPS 428-080 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, January 27, 1983 20 CENTS
The thriving community of
Belvidere has an interesting
history, but right now, to the
residents of Belvidere, it's the
"prettiest spot in the world."
See the story and photos on
page 3 and Chris Kornegay's
cartoon on page 4 for more on
Belvidere. (Photo by Val
Churches to host missionaries
How many times have you wished
you could meet a "real-live"
- missionary* -msweWc, ywr*M?h?ve
that chance. Several local churches
who are in the Chowan Baptist
| Association, are participating in a
World Missions Conference.
We often tend to romanticize the
work of missionaries. Websters
Dictionary describes them as
someone sent on a mission; a person
sent out by his church to preach,
teach, and proselytiie, as in a foreign
country considered heathen.
Seven local Southern Baptist
| Churches would like to invite the
public to meet mission workers
during the World Missions Con
ference, January 30 through Feb. 2.
They will share their missionaries
with the public in a series of com
munity meetings and worship ser
Community leader and local
banker Allen Asbell has resigned his
position with the Bank of North
^ Carolina to become vice president for
' consumer loans for First Financial
Savings and Loan Association in
For the last 10 months Asbell has
served as city executive for the Bank
of North Carolina, but has also
worked with the Bank of North
Carolina in Hobbsville and Peoples
Bank in Edenten.
In his position in Kins ton, Asbell
f ' will be responsible for retail loans for
Asbell is a native of Chowan
County and has been involved in
community activities, including the
Perquimans Comity Chamber of
Commerce and industrial develop
ment in the county.
> "I've worked in this area all my
life and if they hadn't made me an
offer I couldn't refuse. 1 would net be
A leaving." said Asbell.
Asbell said he was very sad to be
leaving the area. "I hope the people
of Kinstoo will be as good to me as
Uie people here have." he continued.
A 1967 graduate of Chowan High
School. Asbell grew up in the Center
Hill community of Chowan County.
Be la also a graduate of the Robert
Morris School of Banking at Bast
k Carolina University
? Atbell to reside in Kinstoo.
He la the so* of Garland and Ann
Asbell. He has eae daughter,
These services will begin with the
11:00 o'clock Sunday Morning Ser
vlcetm January and WW Con- *J
tinue each evening, Sunday though
Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. A different
missionary will speak at each ser
vice. There will be two foreign, two
home and one state missionary.
Churches participating from the
area are Bethel Baptist, Burgess
Baptist, Woodville Baptist, Hertford
Baptist, Mount Sinai, Center Hill
Baptist and Great Hope Baptist
Great Hope Baptist and Center Hill
Baptist Churches will be hosting Mrs.
J. Allen Smith from the Phillipines.
Not only does she and her husband
minister there, but her son is
presently conducting revival ser
vices as a missionary to the
In addition to the regular services,
she will conduct a question and an
swer time for all at 3:30 p.m., at
Great Hope on Sunday afternoon. On
Monday and Tuesday, Mrs. Smith
will address some of the local schools
and on Wednesday the women of the
community are invited to share with
her at Center Hill at 9:30 a.m. She
will also conduct the 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service at Center Hill, and
the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service on
Sunday at Great Hope.
Chappell Hill Baptist Church is
looking forward to having John
Hubbard to share his experiences as
language worker with American
In^i*nr< in New Mexico ~ and
Oklahoma. There will be a Question
and Answer time after each of the
services he conducts.
Bethel, Burgess, Woodville,
Hertford and Mount Sinai, will be
sharing five missionaries. They are:
Ronald Coker, a Student Worker in
Brussels, Belgium; Neal Peyton,
Missionary of the Home Mission
Board's Language Missions Division,
serving the deaf in North Carolina;
Herbert Neeley, stationed on Grand
Cayman Island in the Cayman
Islands, where he is involved in area
evangelism and is pastor of First
Bpatist Church of Grand Cayman.
Also, Mrs. John Hubbard, who
served as a missionary of the Home
Mission Board's Language Missions
Division to the Indians of Oklahoma
and New Mexico until her
retirement; and Mamie Caveniss,
who worked with the Sellers Nursing
Home and Adoption Center in
These missionaries will be
speaking at their respective chur
ches on a rotated schedule. For more
details on the week's activities, call
the offices of the individual churches.
This program is being sponsored
by the Chowan Baptist Association
and is designed to acquaint the
people with the mission effort in a
cooperative program of ministries at
home and abroad. It challenges the
Civil court issues
By VAL SHORT
Judgments against two local
businessmen were handed down in
Perquimans County Civil Court last
week with with Superior Court Judge
Tom Watts presiding.
A complaint on an account owed to
Winslow Oil Company totalling
$89,741.65 was brought against Dennis
Hare,(ormer operator of One Stop
Service Station in Hertford, and his
wife, Betty Hare.
In a countersuit, Hare denied
owing on his account with Winslow
Oil Company as well as his wife's
liability In the case and he issued
complaints of breach of contract and
unfair trade practices, totalling
At the close of the defendants
evidence, the Judge allowed the
plaintiffs motion to dismiss the
defendants' counterclaim relating to
unfair trade practices, according
Winslow Oil Company's attorney
Walter Edwards, 4
the jury found that Hare was in
debted to Winslow Oil Company
1*8.000, but that Betty Hare was not
liable. They also found that Winslow
Oil Company was in breach of con
tract and they awarded Hare $9,000
Winslow Oil terminated its lease
with Dennis Hare at One Stop in
November 1981. Hare had leased the
building in February 1978 for two
years with an option to renew for
three more years with the same
The defense contended in the
counterclaim that Hare had been
charged more than other Union
dealers for petroleum products by
Winslow Oil Company.
The counterclaim called for
$100,000 in damages because of the
loss of sales due to the higher prices
that had to be charged for gasoline.
Defense attorney William W.
Pritchett said that currently Hare
did not plan to appeal.
church to become more actively
involved in their support of the more
than 3,000 missibnaries serving 95
foreign countries and the 3,000
engaged in meeting physical and
spiritual needs of people in all 50
states of our nation.
A missionarie's work is not
restrained to the dark jungles of
Africa, but, also touches people who
may live next-door to you. These
local churches invite you to come and
share with them. Come and find out
just what a 20th Century Missionary
is all about.
OK on audit
By VAL SHORT
CPA Linda Sharp reported that the
financial records of the Albemarle
Regional Planning and Development
Commission (ARPDC) were in
"great shape" at its monthly
meeting last Thursday night at the
Perquimans County Office Building.
Sharp recommended to
representatives from the 10 county
area served by the commission, a
few changes in the record-keeping,
including adopting a systematic
procedure for records of in
vestments. She said in her report that
"Mary Lou Ownley should be com
mended for maintaining a good set of
accounting records and for making
the recommended changes."
Eight members of the Albemarle
Development Authority were elected
during the Thursday night meeting.
Those members will join 24 other
s, appointed by local governments,
who will coordinate small business
loans in the area. Members from
Perquimans County include County
Commissioner Charles Ward and
Hertford Town Councilman Joe Towe
Washington County Manager Jack
DiSarno, presented a report of the 503
committee, which has been in charge
of setting up the program and
soliciting appointments to the
authority from governments in the
DiSarno expects the authority will
be in operation in about a month. The
non-profit organization will accept
applications for small business loans.
The Small Business Administration
will finance 60 percent of the loans
and 40 percent will come from local
lending institutions. The Albemarle
Development Authority will be
designed to promote economic
development in the 10-county region.
In his report of the Employment
and Training Advisory Committee,
(ETAC) assistant ARPDC director
Ray McClees announced that $149,529
in CETA Title II funds had been
allocated to Region R. He said the
committee had recommented that
$37,382 of the funds be used for the
individual referral classroom
training project operated by the
Employment Security Commission,
which would provide for 11 more
participants in the program.
He said the committee also
recommended that the remainder of
the funds be used for the adult work
Charlene Dignan, Emergency
Medical Services administrator
announced the nomination of Milton
Dail Jr. of Perquimans County to the
EMS Council. The Commission
unanimously approved the ap
pointment of Dail.
Students injured in
A vehicle driven by a 16 year old
youth from Hertford narrowly
escaped a collision with a van
carrying members of the St.
Augustine College girl's basketball
team Monday afternoon on Highway
17 three miles north of Hertford.
The 1977 Dodge nine passenger van,
driven by Timothy Wade Carmon, 22,
of Winterville, a student at St.
Augustine's, was traveling toward
Elizabeth City, when he attempted to
pass a 1981 Ford escort, driven by
Richard Timberlake Bryant, 16, of
Route 4, Hertford.
As the van pulled up beside the
Bryant vehicle, Bryant also at
tempted to pass. The driver of the
van swerved to the left to avoid a
collision, lost control and slid in the
ditch, according to Trooper
Y.Z.Newberry, who investigated the
(Continued on page 8)
Four members of the St.
Augustine's College girl's
basketball team were in
jured in an accident which
occurred Monday af
ternoon about three miles
north of Hertford on High
way 17. Enroute to
Elizabeth City State for a
basketball game Monday
night, the van slid in a ditch
while attempting to avoid a
collision. Members of the
Rescue Squad responded to
the call. (Photo by Val