Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, December 1, 1983
The Perquimans County
Schools held their first
annual Holiday Art
Contest for students in
through 12 this month.
Many of the winning
drawings are being
published in THE
and the winners are being
awarded five free video
plays at One Stop Service
The themes for the
contest are: 'What
Christmas Means to Me',
'The Holidays' and 'Winter
On the left is the winning
picture from Nancy
Boyton of the sixth grade
at Perquimans Union
School. The bottom picture
comes from Bruce White
of the ninth grade at
Perquimans County High
Rebecca Spivey is the
art teacher in the county's
elementary and junior
high schools. Deborah
Coates is the instructor for
the high school.
County Commissioners adopt resolution
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By KEN CASTE LLOE
The Perquimans County Board of
a Commissioners met tat their regular
. meeting on Monday, November 21.
The Board adopted a resolution to
express tt'a appreciation to Mrs. J.
Emmett Winslow and the
Perquimans County Pour Hundredth
Committee for their wort in ob
taining and dedicating * stone
muter honoring the KOcocbm* ud
Yeopim Indiana. The resolution read
0 WHEREAS, on behalf of the
ettbena of Perquimans County the
Board of Commissioners wishes to
express it's appreciation to Mrs. J.
Immett Winslow aa< the
Whereas, Perquimans County is
proud of it's rich heritage and it is
fitting that this marker be placed on
the courthouse grounds as a
reminder to all of our Native
Americans and their contribution* to
NOW THEREFORE RE IT
RESOLVED THAT THE Board of
Commissioners of Perquimans
County recognises Mrs. J. Emmett
Wkulow for her vision of placing the
marker and the Perquimans County
Four Hundredth Anniversary
Committee for if* part in this
historical day in Perquimans County.
' In other actions taken:
?Mr Jimmy Davis, a resident of
Simla Beach In the Now Hope
Township, requested that a county
water line be put down to their
location. This line would carry
service to four customers In that
area. Tim Board agreed to study this
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county water project.
?The Board decided that Juanita
Bailey will be taking a fix month!
leave of absence without pay in order
to finish the requirements needed to
receive her masters degree..
?R.E. Aiken and Grace Overman,
both representatives of R. E. Aiken
Co., presented to the board a report
on the 1M2-U fiscal county audit.
?A group from the Perquimans
County Extension Homemaksrs
requested that the Board approve
and fund a new kitchen or food lab to
be built onto the County Office
Building. After hearing this request,
the Extension Homemakers were
asked to present a plan of the
proposed kitchen and the estimates
on the cMt of this project
?Joe Newell, Chairman of the
rumiiaui County Board of
of county vehicles,
The Board requested that Pete
Mansfield from Wlnslow Oil Co.,
demonstrate the Key-Code gas pump
system at a future meeting.
?The Board made a , decision to
require all maps that are to be
recorded in the Register of Deeds
office to be no more than ll"x 24"
and 90 leu than t*4"x 14" in size.
This is due to the specifications that
are included in the New Map Sise
law, General Statute 47-30; This law
is required for all counties effective
January 1, 1*4. Each county is
required to designate it's own sixes
and a master Ust for all counties will
be placed in the Register of Deeds
?Board member William Wray
Chappell asked the Board to support
a welcoming for Scott Perry, who is
doe home from his duty la Lebanon.
The Beard agreed to support this
By JANE WILLIAMS
The Perquimans County Board of
Education received good news in
their regular monthly meeting on
Monday night, November 21 from the
State Board of Education's In
surance Program. The Perquimans
County School System carries in
surance on the buildings and contents
of those buildings through the State
Board of Education Insurance
Program. Because of the low number
of claims that have been presented in
recent years the program has built
up a cash reserve enabling them to
offer coverage to the local system at
half the cost that has previously been
The new insurance premium for
the county system has been reduced
to approximately $5,200.
The Board discussed and approved
a policy regarding the solicitation of
employees during normal working
hours and conduction of personal
business by employees during nor
mal working hours.
The policy reads as follows:
POLICY: Perquimans County
Board of Education employees shall
not conduct personal business or
participate in solicitation activities
during normal working hours.
Vendors, sales representatives,
business consultants and other who
offer services or products for the
employee's personal use or benefit
shall arrange to meet with the em
ployee before or after working hours.
School administrators shall not
require employees to attend or
participae in activities where the
advantages of subscribing to or
purchasing a particular service
product is presented.
In other action the Board:
?Heard a request to release Phyllis
Combs to the Elizabeth City
Pasquotank School System. The
request was granted.
?Heard a request to accept Amy
Long, a former Perquimans County
student who had moved to
Pasquotank County. The request was
?Reviewed the financial report for
October 1983. No action was taken.
?Heard a report from School
Superintendent Pat Harrell con
cerning student achievement and an
Academic Awards Banquet
scheduled for the spring.
The banquet will be held to honor
students that maintain an all A
average throughout the first five
grading periods of the school year.
Harrell reported that there were 97
students that met the all A
requirements during the first
Harrell reported to the Board that
he had written a letter to each of
these students "commending them
and encouraging them to maintain
"We hold a banquet honoring our
athletes and we feel that we should
also justly honor our scholastic
achievers," Harrell said.
?Discussed capital improvement
activies. It was reported to the Board
that the carpet has been installed in
the aisle of the auditorium at
Perquimans County High School.
The contractor is still in the
process of installing ceiling tile and
insulation at Perquimans Union
The exterior painting is nearly
complete at Hertford Grammar
School, and the work will be moving
inside when weather prohibits out
?The public restroom at the high
school has been closed in, with part of
the roof completed. The majority of
the work left to do is inside work.
?Accepted bids for the locker room
renovation at Perquimans Union
School. A contract for $1,465 was
awarded to Wayne Trimmer to paint
two locker rooms and the hall that
received smoke damage during the
fire that occured earlier this year.
The Board of Education will supply
the paint for this work.
?Discussed school facility planning
with Board Attorney, John Mat
thews, and Sam Ashford of Ashford
and Associates, an architectural firm
in Raleigh. Discussion was tabled.
?Heard a report from Harrell on
the public school transportation data.
?Heard a report from Board
member Clifford Winslow con
cerning the North Carolina School
Boards Asociation Convention on
November 10, 11 and 12 that was
attended by Winslow and Harrell.
?Decided to meet at 4:30 p.m. on
December 5, instead of the regular
time of 7:00 p.m., because of the
Chamber of Commmerce Banquet
scheduled for that evening.
By MRS. J. EMMETT WINSLOW
America's Four Hundredth An
niversary begins on July 13, 194, the
date on which amadas and Barlowe
planted the English flag on Roanoke
At the time, this was not an earth
shaking event.. .perhaps only the
native Americans and the small crew
of Englishmen knew about it in the
pre-electronie media age. Little
notice has been given the date since
But the Four Hundredth An
niversary Committee aims to set this
right. The importance of the Roanoke
Voyages to western civilization will
be told in activities all over North
Carolina, beginning on the July 13,
1984, and concluding on Virginia
Dare's birthday, August 18, 1987.
A committee, composed of Dr.
John D. Neville, Anne H. deRosset,
Betsy Warren-Harrison, Carolyn
Harmon, Judge Naomi Morris, T. Ed
Pickard and Lucille Winslow
recently reviewed the county plans
for the Four Hundredth, and found
great ideas at work acrosa the state.
Religion will be featured on July IS
with the singing of an Elizabethan
period hymn. A consortium has been
formed to advise in this and other
On Octoim _ d 14, 1184, there
will be a national homecoming of
Quakers to Perquimans County to
commemorate the 1872 visit of
George Pox, founder of the Society of
Museums are making their con
tributions to the Four Hundredth.
The British Library Exhibit at the
John White Roanoke drawings will be
brought to the Museum of History in
Raleigh in March 1985.
The Schiele Museum in Gastonia
will recreate a Catawba Indian
Village. The Museum of Man at Wake
Forest University is conducting
Native American studies which will
lead to the construction of a small
Piedmont Indian Camp of 600 years
The Mint Museum in Charlotte will
mount a new exhibit showing Indian,
Roanoke Colonist, and Wedgwood
types of pottery, the latter having
been started with Carolina clay.
Dancers are also joining the
celebration. Bath, our state's oldest
town, will give a colonial ball in the
original Washington. Orange County
is sponsoring a world premiere of
"The White Doe," a ballet com
missioned by the Roanoke Island
As soon as possible, the Elizabeth
II will visit ports able to accomodate
her draft. Counties along her route
will hold festivals, joined by schools,
extension services, historical
In 1965, Sir Richard Grenville's
Pamlico Voyage will be recreated,
and in IMS that of Ralph Lane from
Roanoke Island to the town of Win too
in Hertford County.
Events being planned show that
North Carolinian* have pride in their
heritage ? that they care about
preserving it in hooks and museums,
in aong. and in dance. All st these
things will be brought together la a
statewide birthday party for Virginia
Dare oa August U.1MT.