THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
Volume 57, No.M USPS 428-080 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, September 3, 1987 in <
Union School reunion set
see pg. 2
Hertford VFW news
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Raffle tickets on sale
see pg. 3
Friday evening the Perquimans County High School Pirates
were defeated by the Eagles of Northeastern in a disapoint
ing 6-0 loss with just 27 seconds left in the ball game.
Above Rodney Welch of Perquimans is seen carrying the ball
for the Pirates as two Eagles move in for the tackle.
? Pirates defeated by Northeastern Eagles
6-0 in opening game off 1987-88 season
The Pirates suffered a loss on Friday
evening against the Eagles of North
eastern High School.
Perquimans employed the wish
bone offense during the game, or at
least attempted to, but the Pirates
had no place to run against the much
) larger Eagles.
The Eagles managed to hold the Pi
rates to one first down for the whole
ball game, and held them to just 42
yards rushing in the 6-0 win which
came with just 27 seconds left in the
Coach Flippen said the team did
well on Friday, but they never had a
chance against the much larger Ea
"They were tough," said Coach
^Flippen speaking about the Eagles'
offensive line who out weighed some
of the Pirates by as much as 50 to 75
"You can't move the ball when
Due to the Labor Day holiday the
?Perquimans Weekly will be observ
ing early deadlines for next week's
Deadlines for the paper will be as
follows: all advertising, classified,
legals, and retail Friday, 5:00 p.m..
All copy for next week's paper
should be received by 5:00 p.m. on
The Perquimans Weekly offices
will be closed on Monday in obser
vance of the holiday, the offices will
Reopen on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m..
V Please make a note of these early
deadlines for reference.
"Albemarle EMC will be holding
its Annual Meeting of Saturday, Sep
tember 19th at 2:00 P.M., at the Per
qUkftans County High School in Hert
ford The EMC's business meeting
VtriQ start at 2:00 P.M. said L. A. Har
ris,' "Jr., President of the Albemarle
EMC Board of Directors.
A two dollar bill awaits each mem
ber who registers before 2:00 P.M.
Registration for the meeting will
start at 12:00 Noon. All registered
mertbers will be elig'ble for a num
ber* of attendance prizes.
^ Nominating Committee com
prised of eight EMC members met on
^kugust 13 at the EMC office in Hert
ford. The Nominating Committee
wijl be presenting seven members to
tbcCMembership to fill the three va
cancies which will occur during the
business session. The Director-nomi
nal are as follows: District 2 - Cho
wan County, Howard Hughes, Billy
R. -Nixon; District 3 ? Pasquotank
CoQpty, L. A. Harris, Jr., John Wil
soft Spence; District 4 - Perquimans
Ce^nty, Es telle Felton,
^Tyommy) Harrell, Michael
Manager Dorris B. White invites
all member* to attend this important
meeting. "Being a Cooperative,
members have a voice in how their
bmhw? is run. Come and take part
in ywr Annual Meeting September
1Mb in Hertford," said White.
Albemarle EMC, a locally owned
andcontroOed Electric Cooperative,
serves some 7,000 meters In portions
^ five counties: Chowan, Perqui
^pns, Pasquotank, Camden and Cur
they're in you backfield," said Flip
pen. He added that there was just too
much penatration for the Pirates to
come away with anything against the
Eagles big team.
Regardless of Northeas tern's size
they barely came away with the win
on Friday evening. They scored their
only touch down of the ball game
when their back-up quarterback,
Webster caught a 27 yard pass in the
end zone with just 27 seconds left on
Webster caught the perfectly
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thrown pass from Eagles' quar
terback Lawrence right between two
Perquimans made it's only first
down on their second carry in the
first quarter when Mike Thatch car
ried the ball outside for 12 yards.
That carry would be the Pirate's
longest of the evening.
Twice in the first half Perquimans
had good field position when the Ea
gles lost a fumble and had a bad snap
on a punt, but the Pirates just
couldn't get going against the much
larger Eagle team, and they went to
the locker defeated 6-0.
Flippen stated following the game
that he was very pleased with his
team's efforts, and expects them to
hold their own in the coming games
of the season.
The Pirates will travel to
Williamston Friday evening for the
second game of the season. Game
time is 8:00 p.m..
Yardage Friday evening was as
follows: Thatch - 30 yards on 11 car
ries, Welch - 8 yards on 14 carries.
Water plant passes
Perquimans County residents
should finally be getting some relief
from all the recent water problems.
Last Thursday the Bethel water
plant passed it's final inspection, and
as of Friday morning it was on line
and pumping water.
Perquimans County Manager,
Paul Gregory, stated Friday that
Fred Hill of the North Carolina state
Health Department came Thursday
afternoon and inspected the entire
plant, waited for the water to be
backwashed through the Bethel sys
tem, and than tested it to ensure that
it was good quality water.
"We are finally on the way home,"
said Gregory referring to all the
problems the water department has
experienced recently, he added that
some county residents had already
reported improvements in their wa
According to Gregory the water
system was back on schedule Friday.
The White Hat water tank was
cleaned out on Thursday, August
27th, meters were being installed as
of Friday, and an additional person
had been hired to work in the water
department The water department
was still getting some water from
Edenton on Friday, but according to
Gregory that was only a temporary
measure and would be discontinued
as soon as possible.
Gregory also stated on Friday that
the Belvidere water tank was sched
uled to be cleaned out next as part of
an ongoing maintenance program to
insure good water quality throughout
the county, and he added that with
the present manpower in the water
department they could once again op
erate the two county plants, install
meters on time as they should be, and
that everything could once again be
supervised efficiently. "There are
still some problems in the water de
partment," said Gregory "But those
problems are being identified and
they will be handled as soon as possi
Gregory stated that the county's
main concern is providing county
residents with good quality water,
and now that all the construction at
Bethel is complete, and barring no
further complecations they hope they
will now be able to do so.
Filing deadline closes
A race is shaping in Winfall (or the
two available town council seats.
As of Friday, the filing extension
deadline, three more Winfall resi
dents had filed to run in the Novem
ber 3rd election.
Willard M. Copeland, Willie B.
Moore, Jr., and C.D. Barclift all
Holiday death toll
predicted to be high
filed, and will seek seats on the Win
fall Town Council during the non-par
tisan municipal election.
Also running for a seat on the coun
cil in November's election is incum
bent town councilman, Jesse P.
"Jake " Chesson.
Charlotte, NC? The N. C. State Mo
tor Club is projecting a holiday death
toll of 14 persons during the 78-hour
Labor Day weekend which begins
Friday, September 4 at 6:00 p.m. and
ends Monday, September 7 at mid
The 1986 Labor Day holiday
claimed 23 lives and injured 1,132
persons, while 21 lives were lost and
956 injured in 1985.
Speeding continues to be the lead
ing driver violation contributing to
"This is the first major holiday
weekend of the year that drivers can
legally drive 65-mph on eligible rural
interstates," Dr. John G. Fraxier,
III, president of the statewide motor
club stated. Dr. Frazier warned that
State troopers promise to strictly en
force the new 65-mph speed limit,
stating that no leeway will be al
lowed. Drivers should be aware that
the speed limits change repeatedly
between urban and rural areas and to
Perquimans County Commissioner
W. W. "Welly" White has been
elected to serve a two-year on the
Board of Directors of the North Caro
lina Association of County Commis
sioners. He was elected to the post
during the Association's 80th Annual
Conference on August 13-16.
White represents Association Dis
trict 1 which included the counties of
Gates, Chowan, Perquimans, Pasqu
otank, Camden, Currituck, Washing
ton, Tyrrell, Dare, and Hyde.
White has been a county commis
sioner for nine years, including two
years as chairman. He is a native of
Hertford and is active locally in the
Hertford Methodist Church, Rotary
Club, COA Advisory Board, Chowan
Hospital Board of Trustees, and
County Farm Bureau.
Jim Cole, President of the N.C. Special Olympics Board of Directors is pictured above with the
Cohen family just after they received their award. The members of the family are left to right:
front row, Carl Cohen, Tracy Cohen, middle, Charlotte Cohen, back row, Jim Cole, Velma
Cohen, and Alfred Cohen, Jr.
Local family deemed "family of
the year" by N.C. Special Olympics
For the past five years Alfred Co
hen has made special Olympics a ma
jor priority in his life, and on Satur
day, he and his family were honored
for all their hardwork.
Alfred and Velma Cohen, and their
family received Family of the Year
for the State of North Carolina from
North Carolina Special Olympics.
Their award was presented to them
on Saturday at the annual Special
Olympics Awards Banquet, which
was held at the Marriott Hotel in Ra
leigh as part of the Special Olympics
Hie Cohen family was chosen from
families submitted across the state
by county special Olympic coordina
tors. The Cohen's name was sub
mitted by Perquimans County Spe
cial Olympics Coordinator, Cathy
Ansink, last year following the re
gional special Olympics meet. A com
mittee reviewed all the applications
submitted, and than made their deci
sion baaed on the family's envolve
ment with all aspects of special Olym
The Cohen's are the parents of two
special olympians, Tracy and Char
lotte. Tracy, who is now in the nineth
grade at Perquimans County HiKh
School has been active with the spe
cial Olympics program since he was
in kindergarten, and Charlotte, a
fifth grader at Perquimans County
Middle School, will be participating
this year in the special Olympics pro
During the presentation of the Co
hen's award on Saturday, Jim Cole,
President of the Board of Directors of
North Carolina Special Olympics,
stated that A1 and Velma Cohen have
given freely and unselfishly of their
time to special Olympics throughout
the years. "Everyone knows the Co
hen's van, and they are very com
mitted," said Cole.
Over the years the Cohen's have
provided special olympians with re
freshments at no charge to the ath
letes at all their competitions, a help
ing hand with all their needs, and a
shoulder to cry on. The Cohens spend
one week of their vacation each year
serving as chaperons for the Perqui
mans County delegation at the state
games, and Mr. Cohen has become
the photographer for the group.
Mr. Catau and his family stated on
S *urday that they are extremely
proud to have been honored with this
award. "We have worked hard," said
Alfred Cohen, but the work brings
great satisfaction "Mere is no
greater reward than when one of
those children puts their arms
around your neck and says thank
you, and it happens every year."
Several other organizations from
throughout the Albemarle area were
also honored on Saturday at the
Northeastern High School of Eliza
beth City was
choeen as an outstanding volunteer
organization because the students
and faculty offer a community of sup
port to the Pasquotank County Spe
cial Olympics program. In addition,
Sandy Davis of Elizabeth City was
chosen as this year's outstanding
leader of a county Special Olympics
The Elizabeth City program was
recognized nationally last year for its
extraordinary support system.
Selections for all the awards were
made from statewide nominations.
Other winners included: Robert
Stone, Coach of the Year, Mike Stone,
received special recognition for vol
unteer efforts, Peggy Holly of Wake
County, Lowe'* of the Albemarle, L.
W. BJorklund, Stanly County, and the
Corporate Employees of Fast Food
Merchandisers, Rocky Mount.
be alert to obey the changes as
"We still need the willingness of
motorists to abide by the 65 mph limit
to prevent the increase of death and
destruction on the highway," Dr.
Frazier stated. "Highway fatalities
continue to be one of the nations most
serious health problems and deserve
the thoughtful attention of every
one," he added.
"We are pleased that holiday fatal
ities this year are running behind last
year's total and we are hopeful that
Labor Day will not be an exception,"
"We urge every motorist to THINK
SAFETY in an effort to make our
highways safer and end the summer
vacation season on a happy note," he
To date 956 traffic deaths have
been reported in North Carolina, 108
less than at this same time last year,
according to N. C. Division of Motor
The North Carolina Association of
County Commissioners is the official
voice of the state's 100 counties. It
represents the interests and concerns
of county government before the
General Assembly and other state
and national officials.
The Association also provides edu
cational programs and special serv
ices to help counties better serve lo
Weather forecasts for this
weekend are calling for
partly cloudy weather with
the possibility of thunder
storms through Saturday.
Highs will be in the
lower to middle 80s. Lows
will be in the upper 50s to
middle 60s with light winds
throughout the weekend.