THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
Volume 57, No. 17
Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, April 23, 1987
Pictured above are winners of the Perquimans County Jay
cees' Bass Tournament which was held on Saturday. Winners
of the tournament were as follows: 1st place: Marshall Willi
ford, 25 lbs. 6 oz., 2nd place: Sammy Kea and Steve Hoell, 20
lbs. 4 oz., 3rd place: Richard Parker and Don Waters, 19 lbs.
6oz., 4th place: Jerry Underwood and George Noeel, 16 lbs. 10
oz., 5th place: Wayne Hayes and Joe Hurlbert, 16 lbs. 5 oz..
The hinder was won by Joseph Kirkland, 7 lbs. 10 oz..
The winners of the tournament received $500.00, and blue
jackets. Second throughfifth place along with the lunker also
received money totalingan additional $500.00 dollars from the
Albemarle 4-H livestock show and sale scheduled
Make plans now to attend the 42nd
annual Albemarle 4-H Livestock
Show and Sale.
This annual event is scheduled for
April 28-29 at the Albemarle 4-H live
stock building on Highway 17 South in
This year's program schedule in
cludes official judging of lambs at
4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, offi
cial judging of the hogs at 8:00 a.m.
on Wednesday, and the official
judging of the steers at 2:00 p.m. on
Wednesday, April 29th. Sale of all the
animals will be conducted by Mr.
Harold Winslow at 7:00 p.m. on
The livestock show and sale is open
to any 4-H or FFA member living in
Camden, Currituck, Gates, Pasquo
tank, or Perquimans County. The
youth must be actively enrolled in
school in grades K through 12 during
the current calendar year, and will
include steers, lambs or hogs of any
Animals will be judged in individ
ual classes of steers, hop, and lambs
Several break-ins reported
over the Easter weekend
Several break-ins have occurred in
the county over the Easter weekend.
The first of three break-ins oc
curred on Thursday at Union School
in Winfall. The break-in took place
sometime late Thursday night, and
the suspects were apprehended early
Friday morning according to Sheriff
Jimi Che Sutton, of Edenton, and
Edward Nathan Lassiter, of Hert
ford, have been arrested and charged
with (he break-in. Several fire extin
guishers were recovered along with a
go cart which was stolen earlier this
year in Winfall at the time of the
men's arrest. According to Lothian
the school also suffered some vandal
ism as a result of the break-in. Both
men are out of jail on bond, and will
appear in district court on April 29th.
One other suspect is still to be ar
rested in this case.
Alexander's Appliance Store on
Grubb Street, Hertford was also bro
ken into over the weekend. The
break-in occurred at approximately
2:00 a.m. on Friday.
At approximately 2:00 a.m. on
April 17th, the rescue squad was
called about a person who had been
cut, and they were dispatched to the
Litte S and R on the corner of Eden
| ton Road Street and Dobbs Street. At
about the same time Officer Bou
chard of the Hertford Police Depart
ment noticed some activity in the
area of the S and R and stopped to
check it out. He found William Stan
ley Johnson of Hertford lying on the
ground with a serious cut on the back
of his left leg. Mr. Johnson was ac
companied at that time by Mr. John
Henry Askew also of Hertford. Mr.
Askew informed the officer that he
| and Mr. Johnson had been attacked
by two unknown black male, and that
Johnson had been thrown through the
window at Alexander's Appliance
After listening to the men's story
Officer Bouchard contacted Chief
Merritt, and a crime scene search
was begun. An investigation into the
matter revealed that the store's bur
glar alarm had been cut, and it was
ripped from the building.The investi
gation also revealed that someone
had attempted to enter the building
through the back door.
Muddy footprints were found on a
grill inside of the store, and accord
ing to Merritt a trail of blood was fol
lowed .10 mile from Alexander's
store to the Little S and R. . According
to Merritt Askew carried Johnson to
the S and R before calling the rescue
Mr. Askew was arrested and
charged with breaking and entering,
and attempted larceny at the time of
the incident. He is currently being
held in the Albemarle District Jail
under a $5,000.00 secured bond. He is
scheduled to have a probable cause
hearing on April 29th.
Mr. Johnson was taken by the res
cue squad to Chowan Hospital where
he was transferred to Pitt Memorial
Hospital due to the seriousness of the
wound. He is currently being held at
Pitt Memorial, and according to a
spokesman for the hospital he is
listed in fair condition. A warrant is
outstanding for his arrest in conjunc
tion with this incident.
In the third break-in over the week
end Hertford Grammar School was
broken into early Easter Sunday
All four buildings at the school
were broken into, and several win
dows were broken on the premises.
Stephen Terrill, investigating officer
in the case stated that two television
sets along with some grape juice was
taken from the school. Terrill added
that the suspects went through the
windows at the school to gain entry,
and that several of the rooms inside
No suspects have been arrested in
this case and an investigation is
continuing. The sheriff's department
is assisting in the investigation.
According to Chief Merritt and
Sheriff Lothian the number of break
ins which have occurred in the
county recently can be attributed to
an increase in the use of drugs
throughout the area.
See Rep. Pete Thompson's <
legislative report on pg. two
and will be divided into three groups
with one overall Champion, one Re
serve Champion, and one Third
This year's exhibitors from Perqui
mans County are: Beth Boynton,
Charity, Angel, and David Cartw
right, Lisa Curies, Jeremy Stallings,
Heather Stallings, Neil Eure, Wil
liam and Daniel Fowler, Christopher
and Patrick Gregory, Jason and
Leah Harrell, T. J. Langley, Linda
Layden, Christy and Charlie Layden,
Tiffany and Amanda Nixon, Marsha
and Logan Perry, Denise and Donna
Perry, Kevin and Michael Roberts,
Michael and Kimberly Stallings, Ste
phanie and Carson Stallings, Lynn
Trueblood, Jeff and Matt Williams,
Dabney and Drew Williams, Suann
Lane, and Becky, Stuart, Cindy and
Brian Ray burn.
Also the 4-H Livestock Awards
Banquet will be held on Thursday,
May 7th. For more information on
the Livestock Show and Sale or the
Awards Banquet contact the Perqui
mans County Extension Office at 426
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Decorated for Easter.
Linda Logan of 201 King Street, Hertford, really got into the
spirit of Easter. Pictured above is a tree outside her home
which was decorated with brightly colored Easter eggs, and
the Easter bunny.
Area band students
participate in clinic
Sixteen students from Perquimans
High School recently participated in
the Albemarle Area Band Clinic.
The clinic which was sponsored by
the Albemarle Area Band Directors
Association was held on Tuesday,
April 7th at the Kermit E. White Cen
ter for Continuing Education at Eliz
abeth City State University, and fea
tured a band consisting of 16 students
from each school in the area.
Rehearsals were held throughout
the day, and a concert was given that
evening. Mr. Chuck Allen, Band Di
rector of J. H. Rom High School Band
in Greenville was the guest conduc
tor for the concert. V
Students selected from Perqui
mans High School included: Lisa
Rennie? Flute, Josie Wills? Flute,
Verita Murrill-Flute, Anita Wtaid
bee? Clarinet, Tammie Willetts?
Clarinet, Lynette Bond? Clarinet,
Nancy Boynton? Bass Clarinet, Ma
chelle Davis? Bassoon, Darwell Fel
ton? Alto Sax, Tim Byrum? Baritone
Sax, Alex Cahoon ?Trumpet, Cornel
lius Mack? Trumpet, Chad Bundy?
Horn, Harold Murrill? Trombone,
Tony Boone? Baritone, Damion
Burke? Tuba, Trade Brown? Mallet
Percussion, and Jeff Cain? Percus
Students' selection for the band
was based on two criteria: benefit to
the individuals as a musician, and
benefit to the home school band in
terms of the student's musicianship
and leadership. Selection was done
by each band director.
The Albemarle Band Directors As
sociation was formed in Feb
ruary, 1986. The main purpose of the
association is to enrich music educa
tion in this part of the state, and hope
fully fatter professional development
among it's members.
"Writing to Read" program
One of the three "r's" of education
has taken a new twist for kinder
garten students in Perquimans
The "r" stands for reading, and
kindergarten students in Perqui
mans county are learning to read by
learning to write.
The new program is called "Writ
ing to Read", and began in Perqui
mans County in January.
'Writing to Read' is a program
which was developed for IBM, and
creates a language center that is spe
cially tailored to the needs of chil
dren. The center provides a high mo
tivational environment filled with
colors, lively graphics, voices and
sounds as well as several learning
stations. The program is designed to
hold and stimulate the child's inter
est as they learn.
Children develop reading and writ
ing skills using a phonemic spelling
On Tuesday, April 14th, kinder
garten students at Central Grammar
School in Winfall got the opportunity
to demonstrate just how "Writing to
Read" works for the Perquimans
County Board of Education.
The board held their regular
monthly meeting at Central School
and several parents and students
from Mrs. Mooring's class, Mrs.
Houtz's class, and Mrs. Wiggins'
class were on hand to demonstrate
how the "Writing to Read" program
Mr. Morris Kornegay, Principal of
Central School gave a brief history of
the program, and the teachers ex
planned each work station of the pro
gram for the board members.
During the demonstration students
went through the center just as they
do daily. The students demonstrated
all of the stations for the board, and
some of the board members even got
an opportunity to try out the termi
After the demonstration, board
members stated how amazed they
were with the students progress, the
program itself, and voiced support
for the efforts put into the program
by the teachers.
Mr. Jake Boyce, Asst. Superinten
dant, stated that school officials hope
to expand this program in the future
to include first graders at both Hert
ford Grammar School and Central
Superintendant, Pat Harrell, re
ported to the board that test scores
made by the children who are cur
rently involved with "Writing to
Read" have greatly improved, thus
proving that the program works.
Following the demonstration on the
"Writing to Read" program the
board held their regular meeting.
Harrell reported to the board that
work is progressing on the high
school construction project.
According to Harrell most of the
work has been completed in one of
the buildings with the exception of
some minor omissions which must be
completed before the building is used
by students. The problems include a
lacking number of floor drains in the
bathrooms, lack of water fountains in
the hallways, and several other mi
Harrell stated that students will be
in the new building by the beginning
of the 1987-88 school year.
The board also learned that plans
are proceeding for the new Board of
house project. In approximately ten
days to two weeks the construction
contract will be advertised for bids.
Construction should be completed on
the project within three months after
its starting date.
Several contracts were also
awarded by the board at their meet
ing. Mr. R. E. Aiken was awarded a
contract to do the 1987 audit, the con
tract for business and office ma
chines was awarded to Spruill Busi
ness Machines, and the board
approved a contractual agreement
with Roanoke-Chowan Hospital to
provide a Speech Clinician for the
schools. According to Harrell no tea
cher in this area has been found, and
the contract with the hospital will at
least provide some speech services
for students who are in need of this
program until a teacher can be
There being no further business the
meeting was adjourned.
County Special Olympics
scheduled for April 30th
The Perquimans County Special
Olympics Spring Games will be held
on Thursday, April 30th at Hertford
grammar School, beginning at 9:30
a.m. Parents, neighbors and friends
are invited and encouraged to come
and cheer the athletes on!
Spectators will see the Olympians
participating in various track and
field events. This years' track events
include the following; 50 meter dash,
100 meter dash, 200 meter dash, 400
meter dash, 800 meter dash, 50 meter
walk, 400 meter walk, 800 meter
walk, 2 kilometer walk, 1500 meter
run, 3000 meter run, 4x100 meter re
Athletes from all four schools will
participate in some of the meter run
and meter walk events. This year
there will also be three 4x100 relay
teams from the junior and senior
high schools competing against each
This year's field events will also be
exciting. Field events include the fol
lowing; standing long jump, shot put,
running long jump, Softball throw,
tennis ball throw and the penthlon.
The Developmental events for
those students who are physically im
paired include; 10 meter creeping,
knee walking, 15 and 25 meter inde
pendent walk, distance ball throw,
bean bag throw, wheelchair shotput,
5 meter wheelchair dash, 10 meter
wheelchair dash, 25 meter meter
wheelchair shalom, 100 meter wheel
chair dash, and 30 and 50 meter moto
rized wheelchair shalom.
The opening ceremony wil begin at
9:30 a.m. The speaker will be Mr.
Henry Felton, Assistant Principal at
Perquimans County High School. In
vocation will be given by Pastor
Larry Gordon. The torch lighter for
this year will be Lisa Vaughn from
Perquimans High. Buggers will be
students from Perquimans High as
well as other volunters. Hardees' and
the school lunchrooms will be provid
ing lunches for the Olympians. Alfred
and Velma Cohen will be donating
and serving the Olympians snacks
again this year at the local and re
gional games. As last year, there will
be representatives from the local po
lice department and county rescue
squad. The Caan Puppeteers will also
be returning this year's athletes.
Some of the athletes who compete
at the local level will go on to the Re
gional Spring Games in Elizabeth
City, NC on May 9th. This will be held
at Northeastern High School. Spe
cially selected Olympians who com
pete in three events at the Regional
level may also get the priviledge of
going to the State Olympics at the
University of North Carolina in Cha
pel Hill on May 22-24.
Approximately four adults from Per
quimans will accompany the ten
Olympians to Chapel Hill.
Hardees's coupons are still on sale.
They can be purchased from any Ex
ceptional Childrens' Teacher or Aide.
Proceeds from the coupon sales will
benefit the Perquimans Special
Olympics. If any individual or orga
nization would like to make a mone
tary contribution to Special Olym
pics, you may call or write Miss
Alma Banks at Central School in Win
fall. N.C. or phone 426-5332. Volun
teers are still needed. For further in
formation call Kathy Ansink at PCHS
See you at the gamesl t ! !
, The Perquimans County Rescue
Squad is in need of volunteers.
In September, 1967, the Perqui
mans Countv Rescue Squad was
formed and incorporated. The Res
cue Squad is a non-profit corporation
which provides rescue services and
acts of mercy to the citizens of Per
quimans County and to others in and
out of the county.
However, the Perquimans County
Rescue Squad is finding itself in need
at volunteers. If the services which it
currently performs are to continue
on a 24-hour a day basis than citizens
of the county will have to come for
ward, and volunteer their services.
Those members who are currently
serving are being over taxed in the
Rescue squad needs volunteers
hours spent in offering these serv
According to Mr. John Beers of the
rescue squad the time has come to let
the people of Perquimans County
know that this is a serious problem.
According to Beers members of the
squad have made visits to groups,
and to clubs to talk about this prob
lem but there has not been a great
deal of interest expressed.
The future of the rescue squad de
pends on the participation of the peo
ple of Perquimans County.
For more information on becoming
a member of the Perquimans County
rescue squad contact Mr. John Bears
at 436-7492, or any member of the res