THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
Volume 54, No. 28 USPS 428-OM Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, July 17, 19M 25 CENTS
Local Crops are Harvested
John Christensen buys peaches from Tom Riddick on Church street in Hertford.
Coaches and .players alike gath
ered Sunday, July 13th at Central
School in Winfall to honor Perqui
mans County soccer league director,
The Coaches and players presented
Rohrer with a silver tray recognizing
her service to the league.
Mrs. Rohrer was instrumental in
forming the youth soccer league, and
has been acting as director since it's
organization in 1962.
Currently there are four teams,
and close to 60 boys and girls between
the ages of six and seventeen taking
part in both the fall and spring sea
The soccer league is active, and the
families of league participants have
done a good job at raising most of the
monies to support the program.
The league sponsors a soccer clinic
each spring, and they pay the cost of
having a second referee at all games.
The soccer league will gear up again
this fall. All those interested in help
ing or participating can obtain more
information by calling John Mat
thews at 426-5451 or the Perquimans
County Recreation and Parks depart
ment at 426-5695.
Pictured back row: Chad Bundy, Gordon Allen, and John Matthews front row: Jeff Privott
Peggy Rohrer, Danny Privott, and Matt Matthews.
DAR Day Celebration Planned
The North Carolina Society of the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion will be celebrating DAR Day at
the Holiday Inn on the. Outer Banks
on July 21, 22, and 23 in commemora
tion of North Carolina's 400th anni
The honored guest will be the
newly elected President General of
the National Society, Mrs. Raymond
Franklin Fleck. Mrs. Fleck will ad
minister to a Society of approxi
mately 210,000 members in 3,153
Chapters in the 50 states, as well as
the District of Columbia, England,
France, Mexico, Australia and Can
ada. She received her Bachelor de
pots. RAYMOND F. FLECK
gree in Music Education at the New
England Conservatory of Music, fol
lowed by graduate work at Boston
University. She has played with Bos
ton Women's Symphony and
Welles ley Symphony and has served
as choir director of her church.
During her administration Mrs.
Fleck will stress observance of the
Bicentennial of the Constitution of
the United States of America, for
which many activities are being
Other guests will include Honorary
President General Mrs. Walter Hug
hey King of Tennessee, accompanied
by her husband Walter King, Mrs.
E M. Todd of Graham, NC, State
DAR Day Chairman, Mrs. Richard
P. Taylor, of Washington, DC, Li
Two buses have been chartered to
bring members from Asheville on
July 23. These will be under the direc
tion of Mrs. Elizabeth Meorefleld,
State Transportation chairman.
These groups will tour the Elizabe
than Gardens on their arrival.
The Holiday Inn will be headquar
ters for the entire group during their
visit to the Outer Banks. Wednesday
they wUl visit the Wright Memorial,
the Elizabeth* II and "
A luncheon will bo held at a.m.
at the Holiday Inn with Mrs. Fleck as
5 # ' i ? W '
speaker. Her topic will be "Be ye
doers, not just hearers."
Other members of the State DAR
from the middle and eastern part of
the State will Join the group for the
tours, the luncheon and the Wednes
day night Lost Colony production.
This DAR Day will be a special be
ginning for the 50th anniversary
festivities planned by the Betty
Dowdy Chapter for the year 1MM7.
It was April 1987 when Mrs. I.M.
Meek ins organised the Chapter and
in July 24, 1837 arranged with Mrs.
Eugene Norfleet Davis, State Regent
to invite Mrs. William A. Becker,
President General to the new Paul
Green production of Hie Lost Colony
held at Fort Raleigh, Manteo, NC.
The 1U7 newspaper account of this
affair is part of the Chapter's special
memoribilia, and now 50 years later,
the Beaty Dowdy Chapter will be
hostess for DAR Dav.
Mrs. W alter Spaeth, NC 400th Anni
versary .'State Chairman and Chapter
Regent for this 90th year and Mrs.
William Nixon of Hartford, State Li
brarian and member of the Edenton
Tea party Chapter DAR will meet
Mm. Flack at Norfolk Airport and
take her to the festivities.
On Thuraday, the tour will leave
the Outer Banks and visit historic
Bath and the Tyron Palace at New
born, where they will meet the Hon
orary Pieakteut General, Mtea Ger
trode Cartway . ^ ;
Local Residents Call
F or Action on
A group of local residents assem
bled at the Hertford Town Council
meeting Monday night to check on
the progress of the town's clean-up
The group questioned the council
on the clean-up committee's progress
and stated they felt more should be
Mayor Cox stated that a committee
had been set up less than a year ago
to work on cleaning up Hertford, and
that an ongoing effort to clean up the
town is currently underway.
Cox stated that the committee has
not been as he would have liked ; how
ever, he did state some residents
have been notified about cleaning up
their yards and many residents have
begun doing so.
The council also informed the resi
dents that the town attorney, Walter
Edwards is in the process of drawing
up ordinances for the town to aid in
the clean-up campaign.
The council addressed the issue of
vacant houses in town. Cox state
three houses have been condemned,
and are scheduled to be torn down as
soon as arrangements can be made.
The mayor stated that the town
employees can not possibly take care
of the whole problem alone. The citi
zens of Hertford must take an active
interest in the clean-up process.
Councilman Haste commented that
Hertford has a great deal of growth
potential ; however, the town will not
grow unless something is done about
After much discussion Cox re
quested that those residents present
suggest to him new committee mem
bers who they feel will actively work
on the clean-up campaign.
Jepson Named Editor
The Perquimans Weekly has will replace Jane Williams who re
named Gina Jepson as editor. Jepson signed earlier this month.
Jepson a native of Havelock, N.C.
is a 1981 graduate of North Carolina
Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount,
N.C., where she received her B. A.
degree in History.
She comes to The Perquimans
Weekly from The Daily Advance
where she was the Co-op Advertising
"1 look forward to working with the
people of Perquimans County, and to
my association with the newspaper",
As editor Jepson plans to become
active in community activities, as
well as providing good news cover
age for the county.
Jepson is married to Stephen Jep
son a divisional merchandise man
ager with Belk Tyler. They make
their home in Elizabeth City.
The second in a series of meetings
concerning Downtown Revitalization
will be held July 22, 1986 at 7:30 p.m.,
in the meeting room of the Albemarle
'Generating Ideas' will be the topic
of this meeting, and the discussion
will be lead by Tom Richter and Bill
Dunn of Natural Resources for Com
Groups of six to ten people will be
formed. Each group will be asked to
produce it's own list of specific ideas
under the broad categories, im
provements to public property on the
'streetscape', major public im
provements, improvements to pri
vate property of public nature, Hert
ford's ecomony, iihage building,
recreation and cultural ideas, roles
and responsibilities for groups and
organizations, and financing im
provements - public and private.
Following the meeting a steering
committee will investigate each of
the ideas to estimate the amount of
time and money needed to accompl
ish each one.
After completion of the analysis a
composite list will be made for re
view at a public meeting. The ideas
will then be listed according to prior
ity and work willl begin.
Anyone interested in more infor
mation on Downtown Revitilization
may contact Mary Harrell at the Per
quimans County Chamber of
ATTENDED 4-H ELECTRIC CONGRESS?
Perquimans County 4-H member Jason Har
rell, Rt. 1, Hertford, was a delegate to the
State 4-H Electric Congress July 7-t at Cho
wan College, Murfreesboro. Juanlta T. Bailey,
(left) Perquimans associate home economics
extension agent, and Wanda Saylor, t right)
energy services representative for North Car
olina Power, accompanied the delegate. The 4
H'er was selected for achievement in the 4-H
electric project. North Carolina Power spon
sored their trip. The congress was conducted
hy the North Carolina Agricultural Extension