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East arrested in connection with break-ins
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A Hertford man *u arrested and
charged after he allegedly broke into
a Hertford buaineu and removed a
$1,400 lawn mower while nude,
leaving a trail of slashed tires and
broken windows behind.
According to Hertford Chief of
Police Marshall Merritt, James
Edward East, 26, who listed his
^address as P.O. Box 154, Penn
sylvania Avenue, Hertford, was
charged June 2t with one count of
breaking and entering and larceny.
Merritt said East was also charged
with one count of breaking and en
tering and twQ counts of injury to
Merritt laid an eyewitness
reported seeing a white male,
wearing only a hat, slash tires on two
automobiles on Market Street and
break out windows at both Peoples
Bank and Hertford Hardware.
According to Merritt the back door
of Peoples Bank was found open, but
nothing was reported missing. The
back rolling door to Hertford Hard
ware had also been entered and a
nu- g lawnmower had been removed
to the sidewalk, he said.
East was transported to Albemarle
District Jail where he will await
trial. Bond was set at $3,000.
Three Virginia men were arrested
and each placed under $15,000 bond
after Captain Robert Morris of the
Hertford Police Department
discovered the truck in which they
were riding had been stolen.
According to Merritt, Kenneth
Earl "Country" Horton, 20, formerly
of Hertford, who listed his address as
126 East Mellen St., Hampton, Va.,
and Michael James "Wolf" Shelton,
24, who listed the same address, were
arrested June 24 in Barrow's Alley
off Grubb Street.
Morris ran a license check on the
suspicious vehicle which had
Alabama licence plates, and
discovered that it had been stolen
from Mark Electric Construction
Company of Hampton, Va.
A third suspect, Roy Douglas
"Animal" Scutt, 21, who listed his
address as 2832 Aberdeen Court,
Virginia Beach, Va., was also
arrested later by Perquimans County
deputies Victor Lamb and Ricky
Merritt said Det. Corp. M.D.
Brewer of the Hampton Police
Department advised that warrents
were on file for the three men.
They were transported to
Albemarle District Jjil June 23.
After waiving extradition they were
taken back to Hampton to face trial
Merritt said three spools of copper
wire, valued at $3,000 were in the
truck at the time it was stolen.
Winfall Chief of Police Joe Lothian
reported two break-ins in Winfall,
both at Perquimans Union School.
The first break-in was discovered
after Lari-y Chappell reportedly
found green papers, a flute and a fire
extinguisher in the premisis of
Larry's Drive In. A bottle of food
coloring had been emptied onto the
floor of a houseboat, according to
Lothian said Winfall police officer
Robert Morris investigated the in
cident, which occurred during June
11 week end. The items were iden
tified by Union principal Gary
Stubbins as coming from the school,
The building was entered, ac
cording to Lothian, by a door on the
library side and also through a
window at the back of the school.
A second break-in at the school was
reported by Stubbins the next night in
which extensive vandalism to the
library occurred and office supplies
were taken as well as 15 cases of soft
Lothian said no arrests have be^n
made and the investigation is con
Standing above with a stolen
vehicle from a Hampton, Va.
company, is Hertford Chief of
Police Marshall Merritt.
According to Merritt, three
Virginia men were arrested
and returned to Hampton
where they will stand trial.
(Photo by Val Short)
Volunteers honored at Missing Mill Park
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Perquimans County volunteers
were given a day all their own
Sunday at Missing Mill Park, where
% they were honored for their con
The first annual Volunteer Ap
preciation Day was held to honor all
county volunteers and especially the
nominees for the 1963 Governor's
Twenty-four Perquimans County
individuals and organizations were
applauded for their continuing
volunteer efforts and 11 of those were
^ selected for state recognition.
Bringing greetings from the
Governor's office was Ellen Voland,
assistant director of special projects
from the Governor's Office of
Citizens Affairs and member of the
editorial staff of North Carolina
Visions magazine, a quarterly
publication from that office.
Mrs. Voland praised the ac
complishments of volunteers in
Perquimans, citing the Open Door,
the Indian Summer Festival and
other local activities as examples of
She told the group of ap
proximately 75 people that volun
teers saved taxpayers million* of
dollars because of the time ajfd work
which they donate to community
organizations and agencies.
Mrs. Voland said that the dollar
value of volunteers in state agencies
last year exceeded $300 million for
nearly 60 million hours of work given.
The state award winners were
recognized by Mrs. Voland and will
be invited to Raleigh for state
recognition in the fall.
Mrs. Voland announced the in
dividual Perquimans winners, who
were: Miriam Haskett, human
service volunteer; Anne White,
community volunteer leader; John
H. London, coordinator of volun
teers; Andy White, youth volunteer;
Alvis Jordan, senior citizen volun
teer; Les Abbott, school volunteer;
Joe Louis Godfrey, disabled volun
teer; and Sarah Eason, one-on-one
Group winners included the
Perquimans County Chamber of
Commerce, The Open Door, and
Community Gas of Hertford.
Other . nominees were: Sandra
Bennett, Marian B. Frierson, George
White Jr., Annette Tague, M.B.
Taylor, Billy Wooton, Bonnie White,
Bay Branch AME Zion Church, Bay
Branch Homemakers Association,
Hertford Business and Professional
Women's Club, Hollowell Oil Com
pany, Hertford Pentecostal Church
Trio, and Swindell Funeral Home.
Following the program the
volunteers and guests were served
Telephone book distribution ends Thursday
M.li ^ Ai- M
isciivcrjr 01 Carolina letepnone'S
M* telephone directory for the
Albemarle Area, effective June 20, Is
scheduled to begin on June 16, ac
cording to Terry F. Daniels, district
Commercial and marketing manager
, ,, .
"Customers who do not receive
their new phone book by June SO
should call the telephone company
business office," Daniels said.
"Communications ? It Takes
More Than A Telephone" is the
theme tt Carolina Telephone's new
Jpourth schedule of events
The following is the schedule of befits for the annual
Jayce*-Jaycette Fourth (rf July celebration TO Jag held Mon
day afternoon at Missing Mill Park.
4 ? Perquimans County High School Jazz Band
> 6 ? Snug Harbor Square Dancers H
5:30 ? Barbara Jean and the Early Morning Rain
7:30 ? Perquimans County Fife and Drum Flag
> Presentation ^ V ^ .
8:15 ? Perquimans County Commuinity Singers
i: 9 - FIREWORKS! ! ^
Pony rides, games, bingo, concessions and other ac
tivities will be held throughout the evening
directory cover, which illustrates the
complexity of modern telecom
Telephone wires now tie the nation
together in the greatest com
munications network in the world.
Advanced technology has added
microwave and satellite tran
Streams of super fast digital im
pulses have put computers on line.
And coming soon ? lightwave signal
transmissions via fiber optics.
As shown by the cover, an invisible
system far beyond that represented
by the customer's telephone ? from
computer chips with miniature
electronic circuits to giant
fcfcrowave towers ? is behind every
To pr*vide modern ted reliable
telephone service to its customers,
Carolina Telephone has more than ?1
billion invested in equipment ate
facilities, ate each year must Invest
rhaHtegei of today's ate torn
"Upon the effective date of the new
directories June 29, subscribers
should discard their old directories to
eliminate the possibility of using
numbers that have been changed," ?*
The new phone book has more
alphabetical listing! than last year's, 1
the classified section contains more <
listings for business and professional 1
people and for products and services,
and the "Golden Pages" section In 1
the back of the directory contains
valuable money-saving coupons. (
On the Inside of the back cover, *
space is provided for subscribers to
list new numbers and numbers that s
are called frequently. Information r
?boat local calling procedures, such a
aa emergecny numbers, art inside 1
the front cover.
Instructions concerning Direct E
Distance DUUng and information E
relating to aervtcM available from 1
Carolina Telephone are also In- 8
W recks reported
in Winfall area
Only one injury was reported in the
three accidents which have occurred
in Winfal) since last Thursday, ac
cording to Winfall Chief of Police Joe
Julie Christine Pierce, 16, of Route
2, Hertford, received nonin
capacitating injuries June 25 when
the vehicle she was driving turned
into the path of a truck, driven by
David Stanley Riddick of Route 1,
Lothian said Miss Pierce was
apparently attempting to make a left
turn from highway 17 onto state road
1301 when her vehicle was struck by
the southbound truck.
Lothian reported extensive
damages to both vehicles. Miss
Pierce was treated and released
from Albemarle Hospital.
No injuries were reported in the
June 23 accident in which a truck,
driven by Robert Smith Elliott of
Route 1, Hertford, turned into the
path of a truck that was attempting
to pass the Elliott vehicle. The
second truck was driven by Maurice
Lee Saunders of Route 3, Hertford.
Lothian said the accident occurred
on state road 1220 near the Mill Creek
Both vehicles receive extensive
damages, according to Lothian.
Beulah Riddick Lightfoot, of Route
2, Hertford, escaped injury Monday
morning when her vehicle made a
left turn into the path of a southbound
tractor trailer that was attempting to
Lothian said the accident occurred
on highway 17 near the Department
of Transportation shop.
The truck was driven by David
Houston of Route 2 Salisbury.
Lothian reported extensive
damage to the Lightfoot vehicle, but
only minor damage to the tractor
No charges have been filed in any
of the accidents, according to
Heritage Day set
By VAL SHORT
Perquimans County will be paying
tribute to the native Americans
during Heritage Day September 16 at
the state's oldest dwelling ? the
Heritage Day will serve as a kick
off to the 1983 Indian Summer
Festival and also as a prelude to the
upcoming 400th anniversary of
English colonization in America.
Plans have not yet been finalized,
according to co-chairmen Billy and
Ila Gray White, but they do know that
Indians from throughout North
Carolina will be invited to participate
with cultural performances and
State officials including Gov.
James Hunt have been invited to the
event and Secretary of Cultural
Resources Sara Hodgkins has
The Whites are heading the Blue
Ribbon Committee appointed by
Perquimans Restoration Association
(PCA) president Albert Eure to
organize Heritage Day, to be held at
the site of the Newbold-White House.
The committee is conducting a
search for people with information
about North Carolina Indians, their
culture and heritage. Anyone with
such information is asked to contact
Indian artifacts will also be on
display and will be exhibited in the
Morgan Building in Hertford during
the week prior to the Festival.
The Heritage Day program will
tentatively feature Indian arts and
crafts and lectures about N.C. Indian
cultures at the county court house
throughout the day.
The Hertford Fife and Drum Corps
is scheduled to perform during
Heritage Day and a Brunswick Stew
will be served.
The Whites are looking forward to
an enthusiastic response to Heritage
Day as a beginning for the Indian
Summer Festival, the annual fall
celebration sponsored by the
Perquimans County Chamber of
This will hopefully, according to
Mrs. White, enhance the knowledge
and appreciation for the cultural
lifestyles of the Indians, the first
The staff members of THE
PERQUIMANS WEEKLY will be
>bserving the Fourth of July holiday
Monday and the office will be closed.
Regular office hour* will resume
ruesday at 9 a.m.
The news and advertising
leadlines for the July T issue of THE
'ERQUIMANS WEEKLY will be
his Friday at 5 p.m.
Although most of our subscribers
hould receive their papers at the
egular time, papers will not be
vaUable on the news stands until
Also closed July 4 will be both the
lertterd and Wlnfall town offices,
lertford Medical Center, Hertford
loving Anthsrtty, Department of
octal Services, Perquimans County
eatth Department, Um Pertpriasens
Extension Service and other county
All offices in the Albemarle
Commission building will be closed
July 4. Also closed will be the Soil
Conservation Service and the Board
of Elections offices.
The Perquimans Parks and
Recreation center and the Senior
Center will be closed for the holiday,
aa well as the Perquimans County
11m Chamber reports that these
businesses will be closed for the
holiday: Dosler's Florist, Layden's
TV, Youthland, Pitt Hardware,
Whlte'a Drui Shop, Darden
Department Store, Woodard'*
Pharmacy and Dixie Auto.