North Carolina Newspapers

Volume W, No. 27 USPS 428-OM Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, July 7, 1983 20 CENTS
Bursts of light
Over 500 people viewed the magnificent fireworks display
presented by the Perquimans Jaycees July 4. The annual
"Fourth" celebration drew crowds of people in spite of the
high temperatures and threatening storms. Held at Missing
Mill Park, the event was termed "beautiful." For more on the
Fourth of July celebration in the park, please turn to page 3.
(Photo by Val Short)
Achievement testing shows higher scores
in 1983 for Perquimans .County- students
t Reports given to the Perquimans
County Board of Education on
student testing, TMH programs of
excellence, summer feeding and the
summer migrant and pay tuition
program were all positive.
According to Paul Ward,
achievement test scores ad
ministered during the past school
year were up from previous levels.
This upward trend began six years
>) ago when Ward was employed by the
board to oversee student testing.
Ward remarked that 22 test scores
equalled or surpassed high scores
from the previous year. "We're
continuing to make progress," Ward
told the board.
Superintendent Pat Harrell said
the testing program goal is to exceed
regional and state averages in every
|\ test area. Perquimans County has
already achieved that goal in grades
one and two.
"We're going to keep on keeping
on," Harrell said.
Harrell told the board that the
Trainable Mentally Handicapped
program in Perquimans County was
chosen as one of 30 Programs of
Excellence by a state review com
mittee. As such, representatives of
the county school system will present
highlights of the local program to
other educators in Raleigh in Sep
tember. t
School Food Service Supervisor
LaClaire Rogerson reported that
between 650 and 700 children under
the age of 19 are being fed in
Perquimans and Pasquotank
counties daily under the summer
feeding program.
Rogerson said that all children in
Perquimans County are fed free
because more than 50 percent of the
county's school enrollment is eligible
to receive free or reduced lunches
during the school term.
Tim Brinn named to
state Economic Board
Governor Jim Hunt recently
named Tim Brinn of Hertford,
retired director of the East Carolina
University Regional Development
Institute, to the state Economic
Development Board.
Brinn replaces Tom Campbell of
Elizabeth City who was recently
appointed by the Governor to the
state Board of Transportation.
"Tim's career has encompassed
economic development at all levels of
I government, and I am sure he will be
a great asset to this board,"
Governor Hunt said.
"In particular, his work with the
Regional Development Institute
involved economic development
efforts in 32 of our state's counties
which makes his expertise very
valuable to our state Economic
Development Board." ??
: Brinn worked with the Regional
| Development Institute for 12 years,
including two years as director.
v Prior to Joining the institute, he
was executive director of Nash
Edgecombe Economic Development,
Inc. He served in the U.S. Navy from
1M1 to 1164, retiring with the rank of
captain. V
He has served as president of the
N.C. Council of Technical an<(
? Managerial Services and the Coastal
I' Plains chapter of the N.C. World
Trade Association. He is s member
of the Eastern N.C. Industrial
v.- ill
Developers Association and the
Eastern N.C. Chamber of Com
Brinn will serve the remainder of
Campbell's term, which ends July 1,
The 25-member board's respon
sibilities include overseeing the
state's economic development
program and assisting the Secretary
of Commerce in matters involving
existing industry, recruitment of
industry and the expansion of travel
and tourism in North Carolina.
Twelve sites in this county and two
sites in Elizabeth City are being
serviced by 17 food service em
ployees who prepare, pack and
distribute the food daily.
Morris Kornegay, Director of
Migrant Programs, outlined the
Summer Migrant and Tuition Pay
Program to the board. The program
represents the first joint migrant
project in North Carolina.
Perquimans County has teamed with
the Elizabeth City/Pasquotank
School System.
A total of 51 students are enrolled
in the 25-day program, 24 migrant
and 27 tuition pay for whom the cost
is $40.
Kornegay praised the instructors
who work in five areas: sewing,
electronic math, art, reading (grades
3-8), and kindergarten through
second grade self-contained
The program employees chose as
the session's theme, "To be all you
can be." On display at the meeting
were projects from the various
components done by students in the
first eight days of the classes.
Perquimans-Chowan District
Conservationist Tony Short of the
Soil Conservation Service apprised
the board of federal funds which may
be available for flood control and
drainage projects at Perquimans
Union School.
Short told the board that ap
proximately $83,000 may be obtained,
to which the county will add around
According to Short, blue prints for
the project have been drawn and the
specifications have been approved by
the state Soil Conservation Service
The project is ready to bid when
the funds become available, which
should be after October 1, Short said.
The board approved negotiating
with Southeastern Protective
Covering Service to waterproof the
auditorium at the high school with
Chem-Treat, subject to warranty and
price agreements.
Paul Ward reported on capital
improvements taking place this
summer. Ward has been filling in for
Pete Howell who is on leave. Ward
said that usual summer maintenance
such as replacing windows, painting,
fixing gutters, bleacher repair, lawn
equipment repair and the like are
County gives $1,500
for transportation
board meeting
The Perquimans Board of Com
missioners unanimously approved a
$1,500 donation which will help
finance a meeting of the state Board
of Transportation and the governors
of both North Carolina and Virginia,
scheduled in September.
The meeting is being sponsored
jointly by the Highway 17
Association, the Pasquotank Com
mittee of 100, the counties of
Perquimans, Pasquotank, Chowan
and Camden and the local chambers
of commerce.
Hertford Mayor Bill Cox, member
of the finance committee for the joint
venture, requested a county donation
during the Commissioners meeting
Tuesday morning. Cox told the board
the total cost of the meeting would
probably be $9,000.
Cox said the committee was
requesting $2,500 from Perquimans
"This is something that will
probably never happen again in our
lifetime ? having the. two governors
and the board (of transporation)
here," said Cox.
"If you're going to do it, you need
to do it so they'll remember it. If you
have a mediocre meeting, they won't
remember it and it won't help us
any," Cox continued.
Cox told the board the meeting will
begin Wednesday, September 14 and
Perquimans will host a reception
that evening at the home of Lucille
Winslow on Front Street. Cox said
approximately 160 people will be
A joirinfieUfftrg <rf-the two gover
nors and the highway board mem
bers will be held on highway 17
Thursday in Camden County beyond
the new bridge, said Cox.
An open meeting with the two
governors will be held in Elizabeth
City Thursday night and Cox said up
to 600 people were expected to attend.
The three-day meeting will end
Friday after the final session of the
Five members of the newly formed
Perquimans Nursing Home Com
mittee were approved by the county
David Gilbert, Sylvia Langley,
Eugene Rountree, Louise Barber and
Addie Hoffler were appointed to the
committee, which has been
established by state law as a "second
check" along with the Department of
Social Services for local rest homes.
"We don't really need It in
Perquimans County ? we have such
good rest homes in the county," said
Paul Gregory, Social Services
Gregory told the commissioners
that all members were involved and
interested in the rest homes in the
county and would provide good
The committee will report directjy
to the state Division of Aging. Terms
for the members will be set by the
division on a one or two year rotation,
said Gregory.
The commissioners agreed to send
letters to the members confirming
their membership.
Ron Sessoms, of Rivers and
Associates, the engineering firm
which is handling Phase II of the
county water project, told the board
that the water system will be
operating this fall.
"I'll go ahead and stick my neck
out and say it," Sessoms said.
Sessoms reported that 75 percent of
the water pipe had been laid and
construction on the plant is scheduled
to begin soon. - - ?,
Sessoms also discussed the
problems with the Phase I water
system with the commissioners.
In other business, the board :
?reappointed Durwood Reed as
county finance officer for two years.
?discussed the brick walks to be
constructed around the courthouse.
?discussed purchasing a mower for
the county.
Winfall child struck
in Thursday accident
A seven-year-old Winfall child
received only head injuries after he
was struck by a car on highway 37 in
Winfall last Thursday.
Germaine Warren, son of Early
Warren, was accidently struck while
walking south on 37 with two com
According to Winfall Chief of
Police Joe Lothian, the accident
occurred about a block north of the
Winfall Post Office near the in
tersection of Louise Street and high
way 37.
Lothian said the child darted
behind a passing northbound truck
and ran into the side of a southbound
1980 Cheverolet four-door vehicle,
driven by the Rev. Lycurgus Riddick
Harrell of Route 1, Gatesville.
The blow knocked the child onto the
pavement, according to Lothian. He
remained conscious and was tran
sported to Albemarle Hospital,
where he was treated and released.
Lothian said the vehicle was
traveling approximately 35 miles per
hour. He said according to witness,
the accident was unavoidable.
No charges were filed.
Alcoholic beverages seized
Winfall police raid results in one arrest
A Winfall woman was arrested
Friday night following a raid
conducted by the Winfall Police
Department at Hat's Place on
River Street.
Hattie Miller Harrell, 65, who
listed her address as Belvidere
Street, Winfall, was arrested and
charged with possession of
alcoholic beverages for sale
without being licensed by the
She was also charged with not
having a privilege license to
operate a business and with
violating the Winfall town zoning
According to Winfall Chief of
Police Joe Lothian, several cases
of beer were seised as well as
some Canadian whiskey and
"liquor-related paraphernalia."
Lothian said three trashcans and
om feed aack full of empty beer
cans were also found.
No arrests have been made in
the July 3 break-in at the Willard
Copeland residence in Winfall.
Lothian said vandalism was
reported and nothing was taken.
He said no one was at home at the
time, but. Copeland's son retur
ned that evening to find the home
at been broken into.
The investigation is continuing, j
said Lothian.
William "Big Red" Jones. 38,
of King Street, Winfall, was
arrested and charged July 2 with
driving under the influence and
driving without an operators
Jones was arrested on the same
charges again July 4, according
to Lothian. Jones is now in
custody at Albemarle District
Jail. Bond was set at $900.
Joseph Warren Manning, 52, of
Route 2, Hertford, was picked up
oo iM hour commitment for
public drunkeness according to
Seized during a raid in Winfall Friday night were several
cases of illegal beer. A Winfall resident was arrested. (Photo
by Robert Morris)
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