Albemarle EMC to join statewide load management program
Albemarle Electric Membership
Corporation, Hertford, will par
ticipate in a new statewide load
naaagemcat program that's
dMigned to help North Carolina's
electric cooperatives hold down the
rising cost of power.
The program will aim at reducing
the co-ops', power use peaks, which
occur regularly tor short periods as
consumers push the power suppliers'
facilities to the limits of their
The state's EMCs will be linking
consumers' heat pumps, central air
conditioners and water heaters to
computer-controlled devices that will
turn the appliances off for brief
periods when peaks are approaching.
By controlling the load in this way,
the co-ops can bring huge reductions
in their power costs because
"peaking" power carries a premium
The premium is required by the
power companies which provide
energy to the EMCs because they
must invest in expensive facilities
that are used only rarely.
In addition, when those facilities
must operate at capacity, the
companies are often forced to buy
costly supplemental power from
other companies in order to handle
"There's no way around it, high
peaks mean higher power costs. For
instance, it Albemarle Electric
Membership Corporation, peak
demand charges cost the EMC
H.MO.OM . or 91 percent of the EMC* ?
total wholesale power costs in IMS,"
said Albemarle BMC Manager
"And we have no way of covering
those costs except by passing them
along to our consumer-members.
This load managment program will
help us get s much better grip on
This ststewide program, which is
being coordinated by the power
supply srm of the EMC statewide
organisation, North Carolina EMC,
will be based totally on volunteers
who agree to have control switches
installed at their homes.
Members who volunteer for a
switch will receive s monthly credit
from $1.25-12.50, depending on the
number of switches installed, ac
cording to present plans. Switches
will be installed with no charges to
The $27 million program envisions
installation of switches on 150,000
water heaters and 45,000 central air
conditioners (or heat pumps) over a
three-year period. The number of
switches needed to be installed in the
Albemarle EMC service area will be
Plans call for the first switches to
be installed beginning in January,
N. C. EMC officials say projections
show that savings to be realized from
this program will offset its cost
within five years.
Once the control equipment is
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been fully funded by the state.
The state has requested a tran
sportation cost breakdown for the
last three years. This data will be
analyzed in Raleigh and an amount
the county should use for tran
sportation will be set. Cost overruns
will be funded locally.
Bids were opened for a
cooler/freezer unit to be purchased
by the School Food Service for use at
Hertford Grammar School. Of the
four bids received, two did not meet
The Board authorized Harrell,
along with Maintenance Supervisor
Pete Howell, to get more detailed
information on units from United
Restaurant Equipment Co. and
Atlantic Equipment Co. Their bids
were $9517.20 and $7790.00 respec
School Food Service Supervisor
LaClaire Rogerson said the unit is
needed as soon as possible. A
decision will be reached at the
Board's next meeting.
Morris Kornegay and Susan
Winslow gave presentations on the
new communications and math
Kornegay and Winslow were op
timistic about the successful use of
the guides in the classroom. Guides
for science and music are currently
Jeanie Umphlett shared the
presentation shown in Raleigh on the
Trainable Mentally Handicapped
The Board accepted its $4.7 million
comprehensive budget for 1983 - 1984.
H:\rrell told the board that several
secretaries and bookkeepers have
been involved in a professional
standards education program. He
said the state recommended step
increases for employees who par
ticipate in such programs.
The Board recognized the em
ployees' efforts, and said raises will
be considered at budget time.
Gary Eure was awarded the
contract to replace the lights in the
high school gym with a low bid of
$695. The light fixtures will be pur
chased by the Board on state con
The board voted to install blinds in
the ten areas at Union School where
the need is greatest at an ap
proximate cost of $900.
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Keith Haskett told the Board that
the 1964 Tax Asssessments would be
mailed that afternoon and with the
assessment increases well over 200
per cent the Commissioners would
get a lot of calls.
All callers will be referred to
Pearson Appraisal Company, the
firm hired to update assessments.
The Board noted that appeals
concerning assessments could be
made at the Board of Equalization
and Review scheduled for April.
In other action the Board:
?approved a request from County
Extension Chairman Bill Jester to
grant Juanita T. Bailey, Home
Economist, a leave of absence
beginning January 1, 1984 through
June SO, 1984 in order for her to
complete the final requirement of
pending a semester on campus in
order to obtain her masters degree.
?approved a request by Kelvin
Howell of Farmers Home Ad
ministration to hire a part-time
cleaning person for the ARPDC
Building to fill the vacancy left by the
terminated CETA program.
?approved a request for a rate
increase for basic service with
Albemarle Cable TV.
?approved a request by Elmer
Lassiter, spokesman for the Soil
Conservation Service, to provide
$1000 earmarked for the use of
cleaning up the river near Whiteston
with the provision that there is no
other involvement by the Board.
?agreed to purchase one acre of
land from Ward & Nixon, Inc. for the
well site for Phase II of the County
Water System, subject to approval of
are in at
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Holiday Island Notice
Since it is anticipated that owners and leasers of
property in Holiday Island Subdivision will be served
County water through Holiday Island Property Owners
Association instead of directly by the Perquimans County
Water System, all persons owning or leasing property in
Holiday Island Subdivision who have applied for connec
tion with the Perawoans County Water System may apply
for a refund of ttosr deposit at the Perquimans County
Water Department' in the Perquimans County Courthouse
by letter at P.O. Box 7, Hertford, N.C. 27944.
for refunds should be submitted to
County Water Department by January 1,
Board of Commissioners
Jeanne C. White, Clerk
operating, computer* will monitor
power use and begin tile controlling
process as soon as a peak ap
proaches. Tlie process will Involve
radio signals beamed at the switches
in consumers' homes to turn off
appliances for brief periods on a
routing basis until the overall
demand for power drops off.
Air conditioners will be turned off
for up to 10 minutes each half hour
during these crises, but the fans will
continue to circulate air. Tests show
that this will bring no significaat
change in the home's comfort level.
Water heaters will be tuned off for
up to four hours since hot water stays
hot for long periods without re
"This approach is a proven money
saver." said White. "It's been proven
to work well for utilities all over the
country. And right here in North
Carolina, three cooperatives have
already had success with the
WASHINGTON. N.C. - Mrs.
Mabel Scott RawU, 69, of Rt. 1,
Washington, N. C. died Sunday. She
was a member of Old Fohl Church of
Surviving are one son, 0. B. Rawls
IV of Hertford; one daughter, Mrs.
Dwaine ( Laura ) Howiler of Beaufort,
S.C. and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on
Monday at 3:00 P.M. in the Paul
Funeral Home Chappell. Lewis
Styones officiated. Burial followed in
Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.
Paul Funeral Home of Washington,
N.C. was in charge of arrangements.
EDENTON ? Earl William Bunch.
68, of Route 3, died Sunday in Chowan
Hospital. He was a native of Chowan
He was a retired farmer and a
member of Rocky Hock Baptist
Survivon include his wife, Lovey
Dail Bunch; three daughters, Sylvia
Suanders of Elisabeth City, Jean
nette Chappell of Hertford and Gloria
Johnson of Williamston.
Other survivors include five
sisters, Gladys Stallings, Emma
White and Mary Evans of Edenton,
Elsie Gregory of Hertford and Grace
Pettys of Sioux City, Iowa; a brother,
Ervin Bunch of Windsor; six grand
children; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were conducted
Monday, October 3 at 3 p.m. in Rocky
Hock Baptist Church by the Rev.
Donald Wagner. Burial follwed in the
family cemetery, Route 3, Edenton,
with Williford-Barham Funeral
Home in charge.
Perquimans towns get
Powell Bill Funds
Checks totaling $43,246,535.36 have
been mailed to 463 municipalities in
North Carolina for local street
construction and maintenance. North
Carolina Secretary of Transporation
William R. Roberson Jr. announced
Friday. The monies make up the 1983
allocation of state street aid (Powell
Hertford has received an allocation
of $32,104.19 in Powell Bill funds, and
Winfall received an allocation of
$11,625.97. This allocation is based on
the community's population and its
mile(s) of local streets.
Secretary Roberson said, "Sharing
these resources is another example
of our partnership with the com
munities we serve in our joint effort
to meet transportation needs locally
as well as statewide.
Last year under the Powell Bill
provisions, active and qualifying
communities in North Carolina
received $43,102,210.90. The sum this
year and last year equals the amount
produced by 1 3/8 cents of the state's
motor fuel taxes during the
preceding fiscal year.
Prior to 1982, Powell Bill funds
were based on the amount produced
by one cent of the state's gas tax
The three-eights-of-a-cent increase
was a portion of the three-cent gas
tax increase approved under
Governor Jim Hunt's "Good Roads"
program passed by the state's 1981
Power Bill funds are distributed
according to a legislative formula
based 75 percent on population and 25
percent on local street mileage which
is not state maintained.
Interest rates increase
Larry W. Godwin, North Carolina
State Director for the Farmers Home
Administration, has announced a
change in the agency's interest rates
for community program loans ef
fective October 1.
According to Godwin, "The in
terest rate for community facility
and water and waste loans increased
from 9.125 percent to 9.50 percent
This rate is based on the current
market yields for municipal
The intermediate rate for com
munities of moderately less than
average means increases from 7.125
percent to 7.25 percent The rate for
lower income communities remains
at 5 percent.
Last week in THE
PERQUIMANS WEEKLY an
article concerning the
Perquimans County Quilters
failed to properly identify the
winner of a quilt auctioned off by
the club during the Indian
Summer Festival. ?.
Ann Young of Hertford was the
winner of the Dresdan Plate Quilt
and Olivia Madre won the vote yt
show favorite with her Orange
We regret the error.
&'? The neater little
Heater that doesn't
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; smell like a
: . y smudge
t "' iM pot.
' ?" 1 The Empire Corcho. It won't fill your home
with the odor of burning kerosene. Because the unvented Corcho
uses ciean, economical gas. so it s
good to your nose, and kind to your ,
pocketbook. And of course, by using
gas. you're never faced with dangerous
and messy fill-ups.
The Core ho comes in two models
and offers selective heating ranging from
3.500 to 15,000 BTU inputs. This means
there's a model perfect for your J<itchen.
den. bathroom, family room? any room.
Plus your Concho heats with almost
100% efficiency and installs easily either
wall mounted or free standing j . V
The choice is yours kerosene
n burning_C?Cho. ?
"This program will give oar
members sn opportunity to got
directly involved in the process of
holding the line on the cost of power."
White pointed out.
"Their participation is the key to
our success, to we're ( depending
heavily on their spirit of cooperation
to aee this program work."
An appeal to that spirit Is being
launched by the EMCs on a statewide
basis, through a promotional cam
paign focusing on the theme,
"Volunteer to Shave." It refer* to the
Idea that consumers who rtga up tor
the program can help "?have" off
some of those costly power use
For more Information about the
load manage meat program aad how
to volunteer for it. write or call Larry
Johnson, Albemarle BMC. P. 0. Box
68, Hertford, North Carolina STM4.
Phone 4M-SIH. Monday-Friday ?:?
A.M. -5:00 P.M.
Hertford Grammar yard sale
The Hertford Grammar School P.T.A. is having their anntu
yard sale Saturday, October 8, from 8-3 at the school.
In addition to the yard sale, there will be a bake sale, corn
try store, concessions and games.
Spaces are still available to rent at $10 each. If interest*
call Delores Howell at 426-7844 or Helen Hunter.
State Fair trip
The Perquimans County Senior Center will be sponsoring
trip to the North Carolina State Fair on Monday, October l
The bus will leave the Center at 6: 15 a.m., stop in Williamstc
for breakfast and then travel to the fair. Admission to the fa
is as follows: Children 12 and under, free; adults, $3; seni<
adults over 65, free.
Arrival at the fair will be around 10 a.m. Departure from tl
fair will be at 4:30 p.m. The bus will stop in Wilson at Parker
Restaurant for dinner. Arrival back in Hertford will be aroun
9:00 p.m. Cost for the trip is $15 per person. This only includc
transportation. Call the Center now at 426-5404 to register.
Band Boosters to meet
Perquimans County Band Boosters will hold their regulj
monthly meeting Monday, October 10, at 7:30 in the Hi|
School Library. Various business and upcoming band even
will be discussed.
Annual meeting scheduled
Perquimans County Farm Bureau will have their annul
meeting, Oct.17 at the Albemarle Commission Building <j
Church St. Ext. at 8 p.m.
Film Fest slated
The Albemarle Parenting and Childbirth Educatio
Association (A.P.C.E.A.) will present an October Fill
Festival on October 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the A.H.E.C. Building 1
The topics of these films include birth, breast feeding an
A $2.00 donation is being asked to cover film rental and shi[
ping cost. The public is invited to attend. For more informi
tion call Nancy Byrne at 491-2308 or Elizabeth Fetzer i
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