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Volume 57, No. 27 USPS 428-080 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, July 2, 1987 30 CEMT$
4th of July schedule
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Drum Majors attend camp
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Central School honor roll
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photo by Gina Jepson
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The torch arrives!
Pictured above Mary Harrell welcomes everyone to Hertford
on Sunday during the short program held for the arrival of
the Olympic festival torch. Pete Mansfield is seen holding the
torch as the other Perquimans County runners including:
Linda Raymond, Ben Roberts, George White, Tom Terra
nova, Elmer Boyce, Lloyd "Fletch" Dail, and Jay Mansfield
look on.
Olympic festival torch visits Town of Hertford
On Sunday, residents of Perqui
mans County had an opportunity to
glimpse history in the making as the
Olympic Festival Torch passed
through Perquimans County.
The torch arrived at the Perqui
mans County line shortly before 5:00
p m., carried by Ben Roberts, and
made it's way towards Hertford car
ried by Linda Raymond, Elmer
Boyce, Jay Mansfield, and Mr. Pete
As approximately 100 citizens
looked on the torch arrived inside the
city limits of Hertford carried by Mr.
Pete Mansfield who was also accom
panied by Mr. Ben Roberts and Mr.
Lloyd "Fletch" Dail, and was car
ried several blocks through town past
Missing Mill Park before arriving ih
front of the court house for a short
program planned by the Perquimans
County Chamber of Commerce, the
Town of Hertford, and Perquimans
The program which began at 6:00
p.m. featured patriotic songs led by
Mr. Jerry Elmore, Director of Youth
and Music at Hertford Baptist
Church, a welcome by Mrs. Mary
Harrell, Executive Director of the
Perquimans County Chamber of
Commerce, a few words by Mayor
Bill Cox, and Mr. Paul Gregory, Per
quimans County Manager, and few
short comments by Mr. Jack Hughes,
Torch Run Coordinator for the Olym
pic Festival.
Mr. Paul Gregory stated in his
comments Sunday the historical sig
nifance of the torch, and reminded
everyone that we should keep that In
mind as the torch passed through our
area. "We should be reminded of the
400th anniversary of North Carolina
on this occasion, and we should not
forget the historical signifacance of
this activity," said Gregory. Gregory
was referring to fact that the torch
will travel through 400 North Caro
lina communities before it reaches
it's destination in honor of North Car
olina's 400th anniversary.
Following the program members
of the community had an opportunity
to hold the torch before it began it's
journey toward the county line.
Mr. Ben Roberts carried the torch
out of town accompanied by fellow
runners George White, Tom Terra
nova, Pete Mansfield, Elmer Boyce,
and Lloyd "Fletch" Dail, who
dropped out at Hardees to take their
places further down the torch's path.
The seven Perquimans County run
ners carried the torch a total of ap
proximately 16 miles, and according
to Ben Roberts it was a very worth
wild experience.
"It's been an experience I'll never
forget," said Roberts. "I really en
joyed it."
The Olympic Festival Torch began
it's 26 day journey toward the trian
gle area on Saturday, June 22nd in
Wilmington, North Carolina. It will
arrive in Raleigh on July 17th for the
opening ceremonies of the festival
having passed through 88 of the
state's 100 counties, and traveling
over 2,800 miles.
Before the run is over almost 8000
people will have carried the torch, al
though not all of them will be run
ning, and according to Hughes every
citizen of North Carolina will be
within 150 miles of the torch's route
during the 26 day run.
Martin proclaims state hurricane awareness week
RALEIGH? Governor Jim Martin
has proclaimed the week of July 5-11
as "Hurricane Awareness Week" in
North Carolina.
Governor Martin said, "Since 1984,
three hurricanes have crossed the
state's coast, killing four people and
causing more than $98 million in
property damage. Despite the threat
I posed by these weather occurrences,
our coastal population has increased
by 41 percent during the past 25
years. The challenge facing us is how
to evacuate people from flood-prone
areas in an orderly and timely fash
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In response to this challenge, sta
tye and federal officials have devel
oped a hurricane evacuation study,
liiis three-year planning effort by
state and federal agencies will give
local authorities in coastal counties
the information they need to decide
what areas to evacuate, when to be
gin, how long the evacuation will take
to complete, and where to put the
Longtime residents of North Caro
lina remember the powerful hurri
canes that struck the state in the fif
ties when four hurricanes passed
over North Carolina. The strongest of
the storms was Hurricane Hazel in
October of 1954. Next to Florida,
NOrth Carolina Carolina has the
highest incidence of hurricane land
falls along the Atlantic Coast. How
ever, during the 60s and 70s, hurri
cane landfalls were most common
along the Gulf of Mexico.
In 1984, the long lull in hurricane
activity ended for North Carolina
with the passage of Hurricane Diana,
followed by Goria in 1985 and Charley
in 1986. Hurricane Charley was a mi
nor storm ; however, it demonstrated
how difficult it is to quickly evacuate
some of the barrier islands during
the tourist season.
The hurricane evacuation study
may not elimate traffic jams, but it
will give local decision makers the
information they need to deckide
when to evacuate and where. The
study includes extensive studies of
coastal geography and population
patterns. It identifies evacuation cor
ridors and evacution clearence
times, analyzes the behavior of
coastal residents and vacationers,
and describes the wind and storm
surge that would occur with different
intensity hurricanes.
The evacuation study is the focus of
"Hurricane Awareness Week," an
annual effort by the N.C. Department
of Crime Control and Public Safety's
Division of Marine Affairs, and the
National Weather Service.
Officially, hurricane season begins
June 1 and continues through Novem
ber 30. In North Carolina, most hurri
canes occur during the months of Au
gust, September, and October.
Keith Haskett is the emergency
management coordinator for the
county. Anyone needing additional
information may contact Mr. Has
kett at 426-5564.
? Winf all adopts budget
The Winfall Town Council met Mon
day, June 29th, in a special session
and adopted their FY 1987-88 budget
as it was orginally proposed.
Winfall's FY 1987-88 budget is
broked down as follows: Revenue:
Water, $34,000.00, Town Taxes,
$23,000.00, Interest, $4,500.00, Miscel
laneous, $2,000.00, Police Receipts,
| $200.00, Town Tags, $400.00, Fran
chise tax, $8,470.00, Sales and Use
Tax, $39,263.00, Intangibles Tax,
$940.00, Beer and Wine Tax, $3,290.00,
Powell Bill Fund, $14,900.00, ind
County Fund (Fire Department),
$6,000.00 for a total revenue of
$136,963.00. Expenditures: General
Fund, $72,500.00, Water Department,
$30,179.00, Police Department,
$25,734.00, and Fire Department
$8,500.00 for a total of $136,963.00.
The FY 1987-88 budget reflects an
$11,273.58 increase over last year's
budget figures.
Five injured in wreck
Five people were injured Saturday
morning as the result of an wreck in
volving a tractor trailor and an auto
The accident occurred on Harvey
k Point Road at approximately 3:30
a.m. Saturday, June 27th. The trac
tor trailor driven by Edward LeRoy
Black well, a resident of Kenbridfce,
Virginia, was attempting to turn
around on the two lane road, but
missed the driveway, and got stuck
in the ditch. After several attempts to
remove the truck from the ditch,
Bfackwell went across U.S. 17 to
Hardees to call police for assistance,
and while he was on the phone a 1987
P Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Marvin
Godfrey, Route 2, Hertford, ran into
the truck
Godfrey, who was traveling west
on Harvey Point Road, hit the truck
which was across his lane of travel
Godfrey stated at the time of the
accident that be did not see the truck
because it had no flares or lights on
tfe trailor. Blackwell, the driver of
^ the truck stated at the time of the ac
P cident that several other vehicles had
traveled past the truck without inci
Following an investigation of the
accident on Monday, June 29th, Se
nior Patrolman Tim Spence of the
Hertford Police Department re
ported that the investigation re
vealed that the driver of the vehicle
was traveling at approximately 55
miles an hour in a 55 mile an how
zone, and that he attempted to stop
approximately 32 feet from the truck
as judged from the skid marks on the
road at the scene of the incident.
Spence also stated that the cause of
the accident is not known for sure.
According to Spence the driver of the
car had consumed some alcohol, but
was not impaired at the time of the
Upon conclusion of the investiga
tion, Spence reported that no charges
pertaining to the wreck will be filed.
' Damages to the car are estimated
at approximately $13,000.00, there
was no damage to the truck.
All five passenger* traveling in the
car were injured. They were taken to
Albemarle Hospital for treatment.
photo by Gina Jepson
Pictured above the 1987 Pontiac Grand Am is seen shortly
after running into the tractor trailer on Saturday morning on
Harvey Point Road.
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Weather forecasters are predicting partly cloudy weather
with a chance of showers or thunderstorms beginning to
, day through Saturday, July 4th.
Tempatures are expected to have highs in the mid to upper
80's throughout the weekend. Lows are expected to be in
the middle 60's to lower 70's.
Annual 4th of July
celebration scheduled
Come one, come all to Saturday in
the Park.... A 4th of July Gala.
This Saturday, the Perquimans
County Jaycees will sponsor their an
nual 4th of July celebration.
Missing Mill Park will host this
year's activities which will get un
derway at 11 .00 a.m. Saturday morn
The Snug Harbor Combo will ap
pear at the celebration from 11:00
a.m. until 12:00 noon on Saturday,
also at 11:00 a.m. the concession
stand, the dunking booth and a boat
show will open. The concession stand
will feature hot dogs, hamburgers,
barbecue, and cokes. Boats dis
played at the boat show will be pro
vided by local area boat dealers.
At 12:00 noon, Clark Bateman, a lo
cal disk jockey, will provide an af
ternoon of music for everyone's lis
tening pleasure.
A children's fishing tournament,
and a Coast Guard ready aircraft
demonstration will begin at 1 :00 p.m.
followed at 2:00 p.m. by games for
the kids as well as the adults in the
The games Saturday will include
tricycle races ( bring your own tricy
cle), balloon shaving for the teen
agers, and horseshoes for the adults.
Prizes will be awarded for the win
At 3:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon a
tug of war will be held. The Jaycees
hope that all the area fire depart
ments will challenge each other for
this event. May the best team win.
The Jaycee's annual fish fry will
gear up at 4:00 p.m., and it will con
tinue until 7:00 p.m.. Plates will be
sold on a first-come first-serve basis.
Cost is $3.50 per plate. The plates will
include fish, coleslaw, breadsticks,
and tea to drink.
Mr. Lyn Winslow, chorus teacher
at Union School, will be giving a pi- t
ano concert from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00
p.m., and a pie in the face auction
will be held at 6:00 p.m..
At 6:30 p.m. on Saturday the War
den Family Singers will appear for
everyone's enjoyment, and at 7:30
p.m. a county-wide church service
will be conducted.
Magic will be appearing at 8:00
p.m. that evening. During the band's
second break the raffle drawing will
be held. The winner of the raffle will
receive his or her choice of a 19" TV
or VCR from Layden's T.V. in Hert
ford. Tickets for the raffle can be
purchased for $1.00 from any Jaycee
member. Proceeds from the raffle
will be split equally between M.D.
and Just Say No To Drugs.
The highlight of the July 4th cele
bration will come just as it gets dark
on Saturday when the biggest and
best fireworks display ever gets un
Several other activities have been
tentatively scheduled for Saturday's
celebration including a moonwalk for
the kids, a remote control plane dem
onstration, and a performance by
some rappers which should take
place at approximately 4:00 p.m..
The Perquimans County Jaycees
would like to encourage everyone to
come out on Saturday and partici
pate in the day's activities, but re
mind everyone that alcoholic bever
ages are prohibited in Missing Mill
The Jaycees in conjunction with lo
cal ABC and law enforcement offi
cials will be patroling the area
throughout the day to deter drinking.
It is the hope of the Perquimans
County Jaycees that Saturday's cele
bration will provide fun and family
oriented entertainment for everyone.
Hertford to vote
on bond referendum
On Wednesday, June 22, 1987, the
Town of Hertford held a public hear
ing and adopted the bond order enti
The election regarding this partic
ular bond order will be held in the
Town of Hertford on August 11th.
Farmers Home Administration has
approved the purchase of the bonds,
and would hold the bonds a 6.5 annual
percentage rate.
The $200,000 sanitary sewer bonds,
if voted in would allow payment of
capital costs for upgrading and im
proving the town's facilities for the
collection, treatment and disposal of
sewage, including the construction
and reconstruction of sewage facili
ties and the aquisition and installa
tion of machinery and equipment
necessary for such facilities.
This bond order is the result of
twelve years of study on the facility,
and work on obtaining money for the
updating of the facility.
In 1975 the Town of Hertford was
notified by the Environmental Pro
tection Agency that they felt it was
necessary for the waste treatment fa
cility to be updated, and a 201 study
on the facility began.
The 201 study was done to ensure
that the town could qualify for an En
vironmental Protection agency grant
and was conducted by W. F. Free
man and Associates of Highpoint,
North Carolina. Upon completion of
the study it was determined that up
grading was necessary. The present
facility is currently operating beyond
it's designed capacity, and it must be
upgraded to meet the town's current
needs, and those projected for the fu
The town's existing facility handles
about 300,000 gallons per day, and
was constructed in 1966-67. The pro
posed upgraded facility would handle
approximately 400,000 gallons. The
study determined that the modifica
tions on the facility are necessary in
order that the facility continue to
meet all N.P.D.E.S. permit condi
tions both in organics and flow of the
In a preliminary engineering re
port done on the facility the engi
neers state that the facility is in very
good shape, but also add that the fa
cility must be updated to handle the
present needs of the town, and pro
jected community growth.
The engineer's report also states
that the proposed modifications are
necessary, and that capital cost of
the improvements will be kept to a
minimum by utilizing as much of the
existing structures as possible. '
The total cost of updating the fa
cility is being projected at
$397,500.00; however. $192,460.00 of
that cost is being provided from an
EPA grant, $38,000.00 is coming from
North Carolina clean water bond
money, and the remaining $167,040.00
will be coming from the bonds issued
by the town. The $167,040.00 has been
increased to $200,000.00 to allow some
additional monies for variances in
bids and hidden costs.
The total costs for the project is
broken down as follows: $307,800.00
dollars in construction costs,
$52,000.00 in technical costs, $9,700.00
in legal and administrative costs,
and $28,000 00 in contingency costs.
The proposed modifications will
break down to $8.07 dollars per
month per user.
Additional information on voting
places and other pertinent informa
tion regarding the bond referendum
will be forthcoming prior to the Au
gust 11th voting date.
Filing begins Monday in
municipal elections
Candidates may begin filing Mon
day for the next Municipal Election
to be held for the Town of Hertford
and the Town of Winfall. Candidates
may begin filing for the two council
seats and mayor's post for the Town
of Hertford Winfall, Monday, July 6,
at the County Board of Elections Of
fice. Filing officially opens July 3rd
as required by state regulations, but
Friday is a holiday and the election
office will be closed.
According to Elizabeth Winslow,
Supervisor of Elections, prospective
candidates have until August 7, at
noon to file for these offices. The elec
tion will be Non-partisan and all reg
istered city residents, regardless of
political affiliation will be eligible to
The staff of the Perquimans Weekly
wishes everyone a safe holiday.

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