Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, June 2, 1983
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State public education day
attended by local delegation
There wu an early morning flurry
o I excitement in Hertford last
A group of our local citizens
) committed to public education,
Joined participants from Gates and
Chowan counties in a bus trip to
Raleigh to support Public Education
This second Public Education Day
was sponsored by the N. C. Alliance
(or Public Education.
The three superintendents, Pat
Harrell, Perquimans; John Perry,
Gates; and John Dunn, Edenton
Chowan; graciously served a con
tinental breakfast aboard the bus
which was enjoyed by all.
The three counties together en
joyed a day of warmth and fellowship
throughout their trip.
Upon arrival in Raleigh, a full day
of activities awaited them beginning
with a speech on the importance of a
A busload of county citizens
interested in N.C. public
education attended the State
Public Education Day in
Raleigh last Wednesday.
By SUSAN HARRIS \,
0 The second annual Indian Summer
Festival will be held on September
15, 16 and 17, according to Mary
Harrell, co-ordinator of the event.
Harrell is at present naming
committee chairman who should be
After last year's festival, Harrell
said, "I thought the whole three days
was beyond anything I'd expected.
"People from out of town said they
|\ want to come back next year. They
couldn't believe the number of people
whs came and the friendliness of the
No figures are available on the
number who attended last year's
festival, but the streets were filled
with faces familiar and unfamiliar.
Plans are being made now for a
street dance to cap off the festival.
Harrell said festival participants
from last year enjoyed the dance,
and started asking as soon as the 1982
gala was over for more of the same.
Old-fashioned day is scheduled for
Friday, another big hit during last
Craft booths and displays will line
PCHS graduation set
By SUSAN HARRIS
| Some UT seniors will graduate
from Perquimans County High
School on Wednesday, June 8 at 8
Delivering the keynote address will
be Dr. J. Parker Che (son, President
of The College of The Albemarle, and
a Perquimans County native.
The ftev. Walter Leigh, pastor of
Walton's Grove and Bay Branch
A.M.E. Zioo Churches, will give the
D The high school band will reader
the processional and recessional.
"All My Trials" and "Walk Tall" will
be sung by the Glee Club.
Class valedictorian is Paige
Hollowell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Robert P. Hollowell. Sheila Perry,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford
(Pete) Perry is salutatorian.
Graduation exercises are
scheduled to be held at the high
school athletic field. In the event of
rain, the imgram will be moved to
the auditorium. Should this occur,
Ml? reserved seat ticket holders will
lu whsitted due to space limitations.
Perquimans County Band Day
SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 1983
"Carolina Moon Festival"
Perquimans County High School
SCHEDULE OP EVENTS
Church Street on Saturday, giving
shoppers an opportunity to make
some early Christmas purchases.
And of course no festival would be
complete without food, especially
here in Perquimans County, home of
the best cooks in the world !
Entertainers will be back, some by
popular demand from last year, and
some new faces will be on hand to
The premiere festival was a huge
success, and the Perquimans County
Chamber of Commerce is making
every effort to ensure an even larger
celebration this year.
Make plans now to attend the In
dian Summer Festival on September
15, It and 17.
strong system of public schools given
by Governor James B. Hunt at the
Raleigh Civic Center.
This was followed by reports given
by Maxine O'Kelley , Chairman of the
Alliance Legislative Committee, Joe
Webb, Special assistant to the State
Superintendent in Federal Relations,
and Senator Marvin Ward, Chairman
of the N. C. Senate Appropriations
Committee on Education.
Senator Wilma Woodard, Wake
County, and Representative David
Diamont, Surry County, spoke on the
Alliance-backed resolution against
federal tuition tax credits for private
elementary and secondary schools.
Lt. Governor Jimmy Green, State
Superintendent A. Craig Phillips,
State Board Chairman Dick
Spangler, and Forest Campbell,
President, N. C. Association of
County Commissioners, spoke at the
Our delegation was able to meet
with Representatives Vernon James
and Charles Evans to discuss per
The day concluded with an ice
cream social on the veranda of The
General Assembly Building where
participants discussed education
issues with members of The General
May Play Day
Students at Central Gram
mar School in Winfall enjoyed
a day of sun and fun as they
observed May Play Day last
Friday. These students are
from Mrs. Lightfoot's class.
HPD arrests suspects listed
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By SUSAN HARRIS
David Ted Bordeaux, 45, was
arrested on May 22 by Hertford
Police Chief Marshall Merritt on a
failure to appear charge stemming
from a 1980 arrest.
Former Hertford Police Officer
Brooks Hart, assisted by Officer
Michael Jasileum, arrested Bor
deaux on September 24, 1980 on
charges of driving under the in
fluence and no operators license.
Then a resident of 200 S. Church
Street, Bordeaux failed to appear in
court, automatically forfeiting h's
bond. A warrant for his arrest was
On May 22, 1983, the Hertford
Police Department received a phone
call relating that one David Ted
Bordeaux was also known as Chelton
Birdo, and was wanted in Hertford.
The informant also said that the
suspect was in Washington County.
Chief Merritt then notified the
Washington County Sheriff's
Department, whose officers arrested
Merritt went to Washington County
with a warrant for Bordeaux's
arrest. Bordeaux voluntarily ac
companied Merritt back to Hertford,
claiming that he was not David Ted
Bordeaux, but was Chelton Birdo.
Officer Michael Jasileum
positively identified Bordeaux from
his first arrest.
At that time, Bordeaux was booked
on a failure to appear charge and was
placed in Albemarle District Jail
under a $1,000 appearance bond.
The trial date is set for June 1.
On May 17, Beverly Ann White of
204 Wynn Fork Court returned to her
home to find a man in her living
room. "He was standing there with a
black jack in his hand," White told
Hertford Police officers.
According to the victim, the
suspect had entered the dwelling by
breaking in the back door. White said
she got the suspect to walk to the
back door with her.
Once in the kitchen, she allegedly
got a knife from a drawer and or
dered the suspect to leave. The
suspect produced a pistol.
White then talked the suspect into
leaving. She called the police, but the
suspect had fled before their arrival.
A warrant has been issued.
Charlie Leroy Welch, 68, of Market
Street in Hertford, was arrested on
May 13 on charges of assault in
flicting serious injury and assault by
pointing a gun.
The arrest was the result of the
May 7 stabbing of Henry Skinner of
Route 1, Box 381, Hertford. Skinner
was transported to Chowan Hospital
with head injuries.
A $200 bond was set, with a June 1
Clarence Ayers Chestnut, 43, of
Edenton Road Street, Hertford, was
arrest on May 20 on charges of
communicating threats to Jack
Warren of Winfall.
Chestnut allegedly threatened to
shoot Warren between the eyes. The
trial date is June 1.
Charles Donnell White, 29, of 315
Stokes Drive, was arrested for
assault on a female, Phyllis White.
He was released on his own
recognizance to appear at a June 15
A juvenile was arrested for
shoplifting at the Super Dollar Store
on May 16. The suspect allegedly
stole a 59 cents rubber patch kit. He
has been released to his parents
awaiting a June 15 hearing.
Three juveniles were questioned
after one of them presented a forged
check written on his father's closed
checking account in payment for
merchandise at Pitt Hardware Co.
Newbold- White house chosen as project
Br SUSAN HARRIS
The North Carolina Society
Colonial Dames XVII Century has
undertaken the furnishing of the
Newbold-White House as their
project for 1M3-1M7, according to
Mra. Walter Spaeth, third Vice
President General of the Society.
The Society will be actively in
volved in procuring funds for period
furniture and other items to place
permanently in the house.
"It is very fitting that the North
Carolina Society Colonial Dames
XVH Centnry should adopt as their
project during the 400th anniversary
Of the United States of America the
only 17th century house in North
Carolina," Mrs. Spaeth said.
Upon the invitation of Mrs. J.
Emmett Wlnslow. Mrs. Spaeth aad
Mra. X.M. Todd, State president of
the- Society, visited the Newbold
Whlte house where they were given a
tour by Raymond A. Wlnslow, Jr.,
Harthrd Mayer Bill Cox presented
the Society i spies mill tires with a
copy of the "Historic Architecture of
Perquimans County, North
Carolina," written by Dru Gatewood
Haley and Raymond A. Winslow, Jr.
Mrs. Spaeth is a member of the
George Durant Chapter Colonial
Dames of Elizabeth City.
Mayor Bill Cos is
a copy of "Tlk
County, North Carolina" to
Mrs. I.M. Todd of Graham,
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