North Carolina Newspapers

    THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
Volume 57, No.W USPS 42?-0?0 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, July It, W7 30 t
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LOCAl
Community yard sale set
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see pg. 2
FEATURE
1987 pesticide exams schedules
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COMMUNITY
4-H congress scheduled
see pa. 8
Play Ball!
Pictured above members of Stallings Furneral Home and Jimmy's Barbecue play tee ball on Monday evening . The tee
ball league is sponsored by the Perquimans County Parks and Recreation Department. This particular game ended in a
tie between the teams.
Williams, Bartlett file in municipal elections
It looks as though voters in Winfall
will have a choice this fall as they go
to the polls and vote in their munici
pal elections.
The Perquimans County Board of
Elections has announced that two
canidates have filed to run in the race
for the town's top administrative po
sition of Mayor.
Terry Williams, and C. W. "Bill"
Bartlett have both filed, and stated
their intention to seek the town's top
position.
. Williams, who lives on Main Street
in Winfall filed his intention to run on
FHday, with Mr. Bartlett filing on
Monday.
Williams, a Chowan County native,
has been a resident of Winfall for ap
proximately four years. He has been
active in the Democratic Party for
nine years, and currently serves as
Vice Chairman of the Perquimans
County Democratic Party. Also, dur
ing the past election campaign Wil
liams served as the Perquimans
County Chairman of the Terry San
ford for Senate campaign.
, Williams also serves on the Parks
and Recreation Advisory Committee,
the Board of Directors of the Perqui
mans -Chowan Partners with Youth,
has been named an outstanding
young man of America for the past
three years, and has served as Presi
dent of the Perquimans County Cen
tral School Parent-Teacher Associa
tion. Williams and his family are also
active in Hertford United Methodist
Church, where Williams serves as a
Sunday school teacher and lay
speaker. Williams is also President
of the Methodist Mens' Club at Hert
ford United Methodist Church.
Williams stated that he decided to
run in the mayor's race for several
reasons after being approaced by
several citizens of Winfall.
"I feel that I along with several
residents of Winfall with whom I
have met, have set some very posi
tive goals in my bid to become Win
fall's Mayor. Certainly the first order
of business must be the restoration of
our police department. We have been
without adequate police protection
for eight months, and the number of
recent break-ins and slow response
time to accidents reflect that this is a
must that is past due. I also see the
need in zoning Winfall for future elec
tions to insure the citizens in every
area of Winfall are represented on
the town council," said Williams.
"When citizens elect a public official
I honestly feel that he sits in that
chair as a representative for every
citizen within that municipality," he
said.
Williams went on to say that he
hopes to meet every citizen of Winfall
and provide them with an opportu
nity to voice their ideas and com
ments.
"My desire is to provide the citi
zens of Winfall with agreasive, posi
tive leaders for many years to come,
and I look forward to meeting with
every citizen in order to hear their
ideas and comments," said Williams.
Williams is married to the former
Jane Bass, and they have two chil
dren Michael who is 12 and Jennifer
who is 9.
Mr. C. W. "Bill" Bartlett a native
of Whitesville, West Virginia, has re
sided in Winfall for nine years, and is
currently serving on the Winfall
Town Council. Bartlett who was ap
pointed to fufill the unexpired term of
Seymour ChappeU has been serving
on the town council for approxi
mately two months, but has been ac
tive in Winfall, and it's affairs since
moving to town in 1978. Bartlett, a
retired Outside Superintendent, from
Armco Steel Corporation of Middle
town, Ohio states that he feels the job
he had for 32 years as outside super
intendent well qualifies him for du
ties of the mayor's office. As outside
superintendent of Montcoal, an
Armco Steel Company town, Bartlett
was responsible for all town opera
tions including street maintenance,
and electrical and water rates , hold
ing a position similar to that of a town
manager. Bartlett also states that he
has served in a supervisory capacity
for 40 years, and feels that experi
ence will be most helpful if fulfilling
the duties of the mayor's office.
Bartlett stated that he hopes to pro
vide good representation to the citi
zens of Winfall if elected as their
mayor.
"I feel that it is important and I
will strive to provide good govern
ment and good representation at the
cheapest possible cost according to
state laws for the citizens of Winfall,
"said Bartlett. "I also feel that I can
work harmoniously with the mem
bers of the council, and other employ
ees of the town," he said.
Bartlett and his wife, Ruth have
three children, William, Barbara,
and Odessa. Bartlett is a graduate of
Sherman High School in Seth, West
Virginia.
The filing time for all county mu
nicipal elections is open until August
7th at noon. The elections will be non
partisan, and according to Elizabeth
Winslow, Supervisor of Elections, as
of Monday afternoon Williams and
Bartlett were the only two who have
filed to run in the elections.
The Mayor's terms and two council
seats are up for election in both Hert
ford and Winfall.
Hertford's revitalization plans reviewed with citizens
Citizens may soon be noticing some
changes in the appearance of down
town buildings as the result of a pro
ject being sponsored by the Perqui
mans County Chamber of
Commerce, and the Town of Hert
ford.
The new project is being called
Hertford Horizons, and is part of a
larger project being sponsored by
Community Strategies for Economic
Progress (STEP). STEP is a state of
{forth Carolina demonstration pro
ject designed to help small commu
nities such as Hertford achieve eco
nomic prosperity.
Seven communities from through
out North Carolina including Hert
ford were selected for the first phase
of this innovative project. The other
cities selected include Lenoir, Red
Springs, Burgaw, Davie County,
Transylvania County, and Halifax
County.
Last Thursday, July 9th, members
of the Hertford Revitalization Com
mittee met with downtown mer
chants and property owners to go
over the plans for the project, and to
review the goals and objectives iden
tified by the steering committee of
the project.
Members of the local steering com
mittee include John Chris tianson,
Bill Cox, Mary Harrell, W. W
"Welly" White, and John Matthews.
In January, when the project was
iniated members of the steering com
mittee attended a conference which
was held in Whispering Pines, North
Carolina, and learned how the STEP
program works, and the aspects of
WEEKEND FORECAST
Weather will be partly
cloudy on Thursday
through Saturday with
the possibility off scat
tered thunderstorms to
day. Friday should be
ffair.
Temperature highs
should be in the upper
SO's and 90's with tem
perature lows in the mid
dle to upper 70's.
planning a successful revitalization
project.
On Thursday, the committee re
viewed several areas with those mer
chants and property owners who
were present, but spent the major
portion of the meeting educating
those present with some facts about
the program, and going over
trendswhich will affect Hertford such
as employment figures, worker com
muting patterns, food costs, and
much more. All of these factors have
a great deal of effect on their busi
ness, and the prosperity of down
town.
According to John Christenson,
who is serving as chairman for this
portion of the project many of the
trends which the committee looked
into revealed some very interesting
facts about Hertford's business fu
ture.
According to Christenson the prop
erty owners and tbe merchants of
downtonw Hertford must pay very
close attention to these factors, and
they must make a committment to
moving forward and progressing
with the trends if they intend to stay
in business.
In addition to reviewing the cur
rent trends on Thursday evening,
Ruth Leggett, who is a community
planner from the Washington office
of the Division of Community Assis
tance told those present that Dr. Fa
hadi of East Carolina University's
commercial art department has his
classes working on upgrading the
fascade of downtown Hertford. Three
members of Dr. Fahadi's class are
working to develop a full color propo
sal of work they would like to suggest
be done to the buildings. The propo
sal will be presented to the steering
committee on July 22nd, and will be
outline step by step so that mer
chants who use the proposal could
work on upgrading the fascade of
their building gradually.
Mayor Bill Cox also reported to
those present on Thursday that Rep
resentative Vernon James intro
duced a $10,000 bill for matching
grant money that will provide mer
chants with up to $1000 to do fascade
work on their buildings. The grant
would work on a 7S/2S split between
the merchants and the state.
Hertford reappoints
clerk, and fire chief
The Hertford Town Council met on
Monday, July 13th with all members
of the council preaent.
The council approved the minutes
of their last meeting, and approved
the current monthly bills.
Marvin Hunter was reappointed
Town Clerk by the council on Moo
i
day, and Edgar Roberson was also
reappointed Hertford Fire Depart
ment Chief.
The monthly police report was re
viewed, and Mr. Cecil Winslow gave
the ABC report for the town.
There being no further business the
meeting was adjourned.
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Cole appointed attorney
for the Town of Winfall
The Winfall Town Council met on
Monday, July 13th, and appointed
Janice Cole as new attorney for the
Town of Winfall.
Cole's appointment becomes effec
tive immediately, she will replace
Walter Edwards who previously
served as Winfall's attorney.
Cole is a graduate of Fordham Uni
versity School of Law in New York.
Parker Newbern also went before
the council on Monday evening to re
quest a donation from the town for
the fireworks display sponsored by
the Perquimans County Jaycees on
Saturday, July 4th. The council ap
proved Newborn's request and do
nated $200.00 to the Jaycees for the
Fireworks.
Representatives of C-4 Media Com
pany, the company which provides
cable television services for Perqui
mans County also presented a propo
sal for extending cable services in
the Winfall area. A map outlining the
request was presented to the council.
No action was taken on this request,
Mayor Morgan and the members of
the council will study this request
and action will be taken upon it at a
later date.
Mr. Jones, a new property owner in
Winfall also came before the council
on Monday evening to express some
concerns regarding some needed re
pairs, and street signs in Winfall. Mr.
Jones asked that the council take ac
tion to repair a broken fire hydrant
located near his home which has
been broken for some time, and also
requested that a no passing zone be
adopted in front of Winslow Oil Com
pany on Highway 17, and that a street
sign also be put up on the road he
lives on, Jordan road, indicating that
it is a dead end street. Currently cars
are traveling down the street, and
turning around on his property.
A'ter some discussion council
me nbers stated that they would take
the necessary actions to insure that
the fire hydrant was repaired as
quickly as possible, and stated that
they would make a request on behalf
of Mr. Jones to the North Carolina
Department of Transportation that
the street sign be reconstructed, and
that a no passing zone markers be
placed in front of Winslow Oil Com
pany.
Cheryl Williams also reported to
the council regarding the income
generated from the Winfall Centen
nial celebration. The report was
given as follows : Cash proceeds from
the day which were given to the Win
fall Fire Department, $522.00, Monies
collected from that date from busi
nessman and donations, $565.22, To
tal income from celebration,
$1087.22. Centennial committee and
Town of Winfall expenses: $601.80
Total profit which went to the fire de
partment: $485.42.
Don Harvey of L. E. Wooten and
Company also repo-ted to the council
regarding the redevelopment project
in Winfall.
Harvey requested that the council
authorize the drafting of a letter to
the state asking that the administra
tive budget of the project be extended
since the community redevelopment
program has run longer than was ex
pected by the town. The council au
thorized the letter. Harvey stated
that he hopes the community rede
velopment project will be completed
and completely closed out by the end
of September. He stated that a con
tractor is needed for some of the
smaller projects left unfinished with
the project. Council members urged
Harvey to obtain a contractor, and
suggested that it be someone local.
There being no further business the
meeting was adjourned.
Secondary roads receive
record funding from state
RALEIGH? The North Carolina
Board of Transportation recently ap
proved more than $54.8 million for
secondary road construction for the
coming year.
However, funding for the state's
secondary system will not end with
the money the board aproved today
at its meeting in Raleigh. After the
General Assembly approves the De
partment of Transportation's budget,
additional funds will be alocated by
the board for secondary road work
for fiscal year 1987-88 (July 1, 1987?
June 30, 1988).
Once these supplemental alloca
tions are added to those approved to
day, a record amount of secondary
road funds will be available to North
Carolina counties.
The record-setting road fund that
will be seen is due in large part to the
"Roads to the Future." program ini
tiated by Governor Jim Martin and
partially adopted by the legislature
last year.
Secondary road allocations will be
distributed to counties by a formula
based on the number for miles of un
paved state-maintained secondary
roads in each county.
The money is used for construc
tion, safety improvements, and stabi
lization work on the state's second
ary roads.
Unpaved mileage for Perquimans
County is 86.84 and county allocation
for the year 1986-87 is 276,207.
Festival plans set
Mark your calendars, and get re
ady because the fifth annual Indian
Summer Festival is just around the
corner.
According to Mary Harrell, Exec
utive Director of the Perquimans
County Chamber of Commerce, the
final touches are being put on festival
plans as the festival date of Septem
ber 11th and 12th quickly approches.
The format for this year's festival
will be similar to that of past years
with Friday's events being held
downtown, and focusing on Perqui
mans County merchants. Saturday's
events will once again be held at
Missing Mill Park, and according to
Harrell the festival will offer activ
ities, and entertainment for young
and old alike.
On Friday the windows of down
town Hertford will come alive with
historical displays, merchants will
offer sidewalk sales, and entertain
ment will be provided by the Perqui
mans County High School Band, and
Bruce Todd who are both returning to
this year's festival by popular de
mand. Also on Friday several new
events are being planned including a
lip sync contest, and an antique car
display. Local restaurants and food
services from the county will be oper
ating booths downtown for every
one's luncheon enjoyment, and all
county merchants are invited to
come and set up a booth free of
charge on Friday.
On Saturday, a full day of fun and
excitement is being planned. Satur
day's activities include arts and
crafts booths, food booths for your
eating pleasure, the ever-popular tug
o war, the Navy Band will be on
hand, the street dance will begin at
6:00 p.m., and much more.
The kids will also be entertained by
the likes of the Juniper Jump, the Sea
of Balls, the Kosmic Orbitor, and the
Optimist Train.
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Other events being planned for this
year's festival include the 5K run on
Saturday, the Papoose Contest which
is sponsored by the Perquimans
County Senior Center, and the pig
pickin which is held on Saturday and
sponsored by the Perquimans County
Chamber of Commmerce.
Anyone interested in renting a
booth for the festival on Saturday
may contact the chamber for an ap
plication. Booths will be 12x12 and
will cost $20.00. Displayers may pur
chase additional space in increments
of 12 feet for $10.00. For more infor
mation on Arts and Crafts booths
contact Jean Umphlett at 436-5374.
For information on food booths con
tact Carolyn Lane at 426-7423.
Anyone who has an antique car
that they would like to display on Fri
day should contact John Christenson
at 426-5464
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