E PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
Volume 39, No. 13 USPS 426-080 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, March 31, 1983 20 CENTS
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Perquimans 400th committee plans meeting
The Perquimans County 400th
Anniversary Committee has an
nounced a public meeting to kick off
planning for Perquimans County's
participation in the upcoming four
year event. ,
The 400th is a national celebration
commemorating the anniversary of
English colonization of America.
* The celebration will be
headquartered in Dare County, home
of The Lost Colony, but each county
is being encouraged to participate
with activities planned throughout
the commemoration period, which
begins July 13, 1984.
The public meeting, scheduled
Sunday, May 1 at 3 p.m. at the
Perquimans County Courthouse, will
feature Mrs. Lucille Winslow, who is
the state liason for the state com
Mrs. Winslow will present a brief
explanation of the 400th celebration
and its history and will outline
statewide events planned for the
The public meeting will be
designed to get ideas and opinions of
the county people, according to Mrs.
Jeanne White, chairperson for the
Perquimans 400th committee. The
meeting will also feature a discussion
panel, made up of committee
members and county represen
tatives, who will answer questions
and lead discussion about
Perquimans' role in the anniversary.
Refreshments will be served
following the meeting.
Mrs. Winslow told members of the
codnty 400th committee at its
meeting Monday night, "the
Governor has said this is going to
bring economic boom to the state, but
unless we create some events that
will attract people into this area,
The Perquimans committee has at
least two attractions planned for the
400th to be held during August 1984.
Committee member Anne Young
reported that Jim "Catfish" Hunter
had agreed to work with a baseball
camp in August 1984. Young also
added that Camp Cale, a Baptist
youth camp on the Perquimans
River, had been secured as a location
for the camp. Sleeping, dining and
recreational facilities are available
at the camp.
The Committee also hopes to
sponsor a Quaker Friends meeting in
August 1984 at the Newbold-White
House. Quakers from throughout the
country will be invited, according to
White told the committee that she
and Mrs. Winslow plan to attend the
annual Friends meeting in August to
officially invite the group to
Perquimans during the 400th.
The N.C. General Assembly has
been invited to hold a legislative
session at the Newbold-White House
The 400th committee may join the
Perquimans Restoration Association
in sponsoring the event, in which
actual legislation will be enacted.
The committee is waiting (or a
response from the governor on the
The Perquimans Quilters Club has
been asked to create a banner for
Perquimans County which will be
used in the opening ceremonies of
the 400th celebration in Dare County.
The banner will include the county's
name and seal.
I Andy While sleds down one of the few hills in Hertford, which
' just happens to be in his own back yard. For more Perquimans
snow photos, see pages 4 and 11. (Photo by Val Short)
by local police
Two Hertford men have been
arrested and charged with assault on
a female in two separate incidents,
according to Hertford Chief of Police
James Edward East, 26, who gave
as his address 804 Edenton Road
Street, Hertford, was arrested and
placed in Albemarle District Jail
after allegedly assaulting his wife
March 24 at 1:15 a.m., according to
Bond was set for East at $200 and a
trial date was scheduled April 6.
Also charged with assault on a
female was Willie Garcia Felton, 28,
whose address was listed as 110 King
Street, Hertford. The assault
allegedly occurred March 21, ac
cording to Merritt and Felton was
arrested and charged March 28. He
was released on his own
recognizance and trial date was set
Four juveniles were charged in the
March 19 breaking and entering of
Hertford Grammar School, ac
cording to Merritt. Because they are
juveniles, the names were withheld,
but Merritt said the oldest of the
group, who is age 14, will be taken to
The others, who are ages 12, 11 and
7 have been directed out the criminal
justice system to be handled another
way, said Merritt.
Merritt said the break-in was
witnessed by an adult and reported it
to Hertford Police. The school was
entered through a bathroom window,
Merritt said and he reported ap
proximately $10 in merchandise was
taken and recovered.
Ella May Stallings, age 57, whose
address was listed as 608 Dobbs
Street, Hertford, was charged with
shoplifting, following an incident in
the Super Dollar Store at Harris
Shopping Center in Hertford. Merritt
said she was cited to appear in court
During first week of Spring
Winter-like storm drops eight inches of snow on Perquimans
a The winter-like snowstorm, which
dropped up to eight inches of snow on
Perquimans County Thursday and
termed "freak" by many, has
created further planting delays for
farmers in the county.
According to Bill Jester,
Perquimans County Extension
Chairman, 7 to 8 inches of snow was
reported around the county.
) Jester said because of the snow,
Perquimans has "gotten wetter." He
said, with water standing in the
fields, "We're looking at a 20-day
delay in planting."
"We'll be lucky to get into the field
by late April, unless we get an ex
treme change in the weather," Jester
Jester said that under normal
conditions, county farmers are
usually planting corn during this
Because of extremely wet weather
conditions, the farmers have not
been able to get into the fields at all.
The snowstorm also created other
problems for approximately 400
families in Perquimans, according to
Mrs. Alice White, acting manager of
the Albemarle Electric Membership
The storm caused extensive
damage, resulting in power outages
throughout the area, said Mrs. White,
but Perquimans was not as severely
effected as other counties in the area.
The power outages were the result
of lines downed and poles broken due
to the weight of the snow, said Mrs.
She said most electricity was
restored in Perquimans by Friday
and the last lines were repaired by
"I consider us (Perquimans) very
lucky," she commented, adding that
Pasquotank and other counties
received severe damage, due to the
Hertford Mayor and Town
Manager Bill Cox reported only two
households were out of service
because of the snow. Cox said the
town was "real fortunate'.' not to
have received any damage to
property, other than broken limbs.
Thursday's snowfall added more
precipitation to the already above
average rainfall received in the area.
Normal rainfall for March,
reported by Bryan Eder, assistant
state climatologist with N.C. State
University, is 3.35 inches. Rainfall
recorded through March 19 totalled
4.02 inches. Total precipitation
recorded for the area since January 1
is over 12 inches.
Perquimans County Schools were
closed Friday because of Thursday's
storm. According to Superintendent
of Schools Pat Harrell, Easter
vacation will not be effected by the
snow day. A make up day will be
announced later by the county Board
School buses resumed their routes
and classes were back to normal by
Monday morning, however.
Good news for Holiday Island property owners
By JACK GROVE
Property owners at Holiday bland
on look forward to another year
f ' without a raise in their lot
A crowd of some 200 ratified the
fiscal 1983-84 , budget, presented by
the Holiday Island Property Owners
Association's budget and finance
committee on March 20.
The budget projects receipts and
expenditures lor the coming year at,
|29S,998. Assessments will remain
A) the same as laat year, $182, for
residential lot owners and $217, for
camping lot owners. Campers pay an
additional annual Oat fee of $35 for
electricity and $20 tor water.
The budgeted assessment receipts
are $221,000, up from $198,000 a year
ago. This reflects an increase in
property owners from 1,737 to 1,781.
Ollin Sykes of the Edenton ac
counting firm of Timberlake and
Sykes, termed the community's
financial situation as "the best I've
seen it." Sykes has worked with the
Association's books since 1975.
He went on to say "the
Association's cash position is the best
it has ever been."
General Manager Forest Myers
reported on some of last year's major
expenditures and commented on the
current and future financial picture.
Major expenditures of 935,400 in
clude: $11,500 for road repairs; $5,300
for upgrading swimming pool
number 2; resurfacing of the tennis
courts at 95,300; refurbishing com
fort stations, 93,200; and repair of
underground electricl wiring in the
camping sections, 93,400.
Myers reported a marked lm
provement in past due assessment
accounts and pointed out that, for the
first time ever, 100 percent of
budgeted assessments for fiscal year
1982-83 had been received.
Seven lots have been deeded to the
HIPOA by property owners in lieu of
past debts, Myers reported- He also
said that four have been re-sold. The
money has been placed in a building
fund for new additions to the
Myers said there were some 40,000
communities across the United
States with property owners
associations like Holiday Island. Of
these, only about 25 percent have any
reserve fund at all. He urged that the
community's reserve fund of $51,000
be maintained and expanded.
In his remarks to the Association,
Sykes indicated the importance he
attaches to a capital reserve fund.
"What should it be? If this
Association had $200,000 to $250,000,
you would be in good shape.
Preserving fixed assets is probably
the most important thing you could
do," he said.
Without any comments or
questions from the floor, -the budget
was approved by a secret ballot of 106
for, two against, and three unmarked
A1 Lewis, president, closcd the
meeting by saying. "It makes you
feel good that you are giving us this
f ? ?force dog ordinance
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WtafaH's dot ordinance is not new
to the townspeople. but according to
CMaf of Police Joe Lothfan, Um or
dinance wiH now be enforced.
Lothian said enforcement of the
ordinance K a result of reports o i
doga la the area killing domesticated
fk livestock. Bo said complaints had
?!?> been made about dogs running
LXordlng^ -C ordinance, put
Into effect June ?, 1M1 by the Winfail
Town Council, dogs will not be
allowed to ran unleashed on the
?treeta of Winfail or upon the
property of others.
The ordinance also states: ''Any
person keeping within the corporate
limits of the town one or more dogs,
which hgr prolonged and habitual
barking, howling, or whining cause
serious annoyance to Mfthbortng
residents and interfere with the
reasonable use and enjoyment of the
premises occupied by such residents,
. shall be guilty of maintaining a
Lothian said lie wanted to stress
that according to North Carolina
laws, owners are liable for the ac
tions of their dogs.
The ordinance further states that
violation constitutes s misdemeanor.
Lothian said dogs picked up will be
"If worse comes to worse, some
may have to be destroyed," he
The police chief invites anyone
with questions concerning the or
dinance to talk with, him at the
Wtnfall Police Department He said
copies of the ordinance are available
Ryan and Jason Willis, sons
of Mr. sod Mrs. Etrl WilHs of
Hertford, proudly pose with
their own version at Frosty,
the Snowman. Snowmen
poppec up tnrougnout town
following Thursday's now,
which dropped eight Inches
over Perquimans. (Photo by