THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
The constitution speaks
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Indian Summer Festival
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Students receive honor
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The Indian Summer Festival was a huge success this past weekend. Festival goers had the opportunity to enjoy good
food, see arts and crafts, enjoy entertainment and even meet a clown or two. The clowns could be seen downtown on Fri
day passing out balloons courtesy of Peoples Bank and NCNB.
Indian Summer Festival is deemed successful
Unseasonably hot weather did little
to dampen the spirit surrounding the
sixth annual Indian Summer Festi
val, and festival organizers are bar
relling its success.
The sixth annual festival brought
record crowds on Saturday despite
threatening reports of rain and tem
peratures reaching up in the 90s.
On Friday everything went accord
ing to plans, and festival goers en
joyed good entertainment, good food,
and great bargains. County mer
chants displayed their wares during
the day-long sidewalk sales, and the
fish pond was a hit with all the kids.
Highlighting Friday's events were
entertainment by Bruce Todd, the
Perquimans County High School
Sheriff Lothian injured
by man during skirmish
The Perquimans County Sheriff's
department has reported several in
cidents on Monday, which have oc
curred over the last several weeks.
The first incidents involve two rob
beries, which occurred at Bethel
Baptist Church and Burgess Baptist
Church. Both of the churches were
broken into either late Friday eve
ning, Sept. 5th or in the early morn
ing hours of Sept. 6th. Both of the
churches were entered in the same
forceable manner, and a variety of
items were taken from the premises.
According to the Sheriff, an investi
gation is continuing into the matter,
and he anticipates making an arrest.
Also on September 8th, while an
swering a call regarding a suspicious
person in the Hurdletown area of the
county, the sheriff was assaulted
with a knife. Mr. Lory Johnson Nor
man of Okisko has been charged with
felonious assault on a law enforce
ment official, and possession of mar
juiana. Mr. Johnson allegedly as
saulted Sheriff Lothian during a fight
between the two men. After arriving
at the scene of the call, Lothian ap
parently talked with Johnson, and
was going to take him home, but be
fore getting in the car, Lothian
padded Norman and uncovered a
knife in his possession. Before Lo
thian could get the knife from Nor
man, he allegedly jumped the sheriff
and the two men began fighting. Dur
ing the skirmish, Lothian received
several minor cuts and a broken fin
ger. Norman also received some mi
nor injuries. Norman was treated
and released from the hospital fol
lowing the incident.
Mr. Norman is currently out of jail
on bond awaiting an appearance in
The sheriff would like to express
his thanks to all the citizens of
Hurdletown, who assisted him in this
Officer stabbed Friday
Police Chief Marshall Merritt re
ported on Monday, that while an
swering a domestic call last Friday
evening, Senior Patrolman Timothy
Spence was stabbed in the head.
During patrol at 12:05 a.m. on Fri
day evening Hertford Police Officers
Sy^ice and Bouchard drove past the
home of Ms. Grace Garner, 416
Dobbs Street, Hertford, when they
observed a male trying to gain entry
iota the house, and witnessed verbal
altercation between the two people.
Hie officers stopped and Senior Pa
trolman Spence entered the house.
Upon entering the house he observed
J^fufiarner in a dispute with Mr.
f ' KerW ayne Felton. During the argu
ment Mr. Felton allegedly struck Ms.
Garner, and when Officer Spence in
tervened, he was accidently stabbed
in the back of the head by Ms. Gar
ner, who was attempting to stab Fel
Senior Patrolman Spence received
only a minor injury from the inci
dent, and as of Monday no charges
had been filed in the incident.
The Hertford Police Department is
investigating the incident, and arrest
in the case are expected.
Officer Spence was treated for the
stabbing injury at Chowan Hospital
and released that night. He was
scheduled to return to duty on
230th anniversary of U.S.
President Ronald Reagan and
Chief Justice Warren E. Burger,
Ret., Commission chairman, will
lead the ceremonies in Philadelphia
on September 17.
shown by CBS-TV. Check local list
ings. Cable TV subscribers should
watch C-SPAN and Cable News Net
work for information on their broad
casts. Other TV specials about the
Constitution are planned for the fall.
Check listings for time and date of
A Mini series based on Miracle
Philadelphia is being produced for
A one-hour special on ABC pro
duced fay Richard Dreyfuss, featur
ing well-known entertainers, titled
"Funny, You Don't Look 200/ ' is
scheduled to air in October.
Band, the Elizabethan Camarata, the
Snug Harbor Combo, and later in the
afternoon a few animated animals
and Pearl Bailey made an appear
ance entertaining everyone down
On Saturday, the day-long events
got underway shortly after ten with
the Indian Summer Festival 5K run.
Throughout the day visitors had an
opportunity to visit the display
booths, browse at various arts and
crafts, sample a variety of foods and
enjoy the excellent schedule of enter
Highlights of "Everybody's Day"
included the Tug O' War at noon, en
tertainment by "Out in the Cold"
Band, "Moments Notice", the Flat
land Cloggers, "Four Star Edition"
(the Atlantic Fleet Band), the an
imated animals, "Five Star Edi
tion", and a marvelous pig pickin'
sponsored by the Perquimans County
Chamber of Commerce.
Despite a little rain on Saturday
evening, the street dance went on as
planned, and everyone enjoyed the
festivities late into the evening.
According to Mary Harrell, Exec
utive Director of the Perquimans
County Chamber of Commerce, and
festival organizer, a good time was
had by all at the sixth annual Indian
Members of the Perquimans Pirates are seen attempting to tackle Edenton's #34, McPherson
during their 40-0 loss to Edenton on Friday evening. The Pirate are nowO-3 for the season.
Pirates defeated by Aces 40-0
Once again the Pirates had a diffi
cult time on Friday evening as they
faced their rival, the Aces of Edenton
in their first home game.
The Aces scored 40 points in Fri
day's game, and for the third straight
week the Pirates remained scoreless.
Despite good defensive play by the
Pirates, who took the running game
away from Edenton, Perquimans
had a difficult time putting together
any type of offensive against the
Ace's larger defensive line.
When the Aces found their running
game cut-off they simply went to the
Ace's quarterback Erie Downing
threw touchdown passes Friday,
while the second string quarterback
Rankins threw one for a total of 161
yards in the air and 138 on the
The Aces scored their first touch
down with 1:48 left in the first quar
ter when Herb McPherson, a tailback
for Edenton made a 32 yard touch
down run down the field. The Aces
lead the Pirates 7-0 going into the sec
The Pirates held on throughout
most of the second quarter playing
well defensively until Downing threw
a 57-yard touchdown pass to Deronne
Felton who scored the touchdown
with 1:10 left in the first half.
The second touchdown by Edenton
proved to be a big play for the Aces.
In the third quarter Edenton shut
down the Pirate's running game,
holding them to only one first down.
The Aces scored for the third time
on Friday evening at the 4 : 02 mark of
the third quarter. Downing threw a
pass over the middle to David Drew
who ran 38 yards for the touchdown
making the score 21-0.
The Aces scored three times in the
fourth quarter. Once on a 27-yard
touchdown by Eric Hayes, once on a
25-yard interception by Melvin
Nixon, and the Aces iced the game
with a 26-yard touchdown pass from
Downing to Little with 3:30 left in the
Despite the loss on Friday evening
Perquimans' Coach Bill Flippen
seems optimistic about upcoming
conference play. "We'll be alright,"
said Flippen on Friday evening refer
ring to the upcoming conference
games. "We just need to win a foot
ball game," he said. "The week off
will help us."
The Pirates are off this week, and
will face Weldon at home on Septem
The Pirate's offense was lead Fri
day evening by Mike Thatch with
nine carries resulting 43 yards, Rod
ney Welch 8-7, and Cos ten who was 4
?. Other Perquimans stats were as
found for project
It appears as though the Hertford
Town Council may have found a solu
tion to funding problems for im
provements, which are to be made to
the Hertford Waste Treatment Plant.
Earlier this summer, bids for the
project came into the town some
$275,000 dollars over what officials
had estimated for costs of the pro
ject. Estimated construction costs
for rennovations to the plant totaled
$307,800, but the lowest bid received
for construction of the project was
$582,000 made by T. A. Loving Com
pany of Goldsboro, North Carolina,
Mayor Bill Cox reported to the
Hertford Town Council on Monday
that efforts to raise the additonal
$275,000 have been apparently suc
Cox stated Monday that it appears
very likely that the town will receive
$97,000 dollars in the form of a grant
from Farmers Home Administration
to aid in funding the project, and that
EPA has also made a committment
to the town for the remaining funds
The remaining money for the pro
ject will be financed with monies
from the $200,000 bond referendum
passed by the town in' August.
The Mayor and the town council
hope to get definite approval from
Farmers Home Administration in the
near future so that the rennovations
The upcoming rennovation project
is designed to bring the facility up to
current standards, and will greatly
increase the capacity of the plant
This year Perquimans Central
Grammar School will celebrate it's
50th anniversary serving students in
In honor of the school's anniver
sary an open house is being planned
to take place on Sunday, September
27th from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m..
Highlights of the open house will in
clude a historic display of old photos
and other school memorabilia, visits
by former principals and employees,
and a chance for old friendships to be
renewed. Light refreshments will
also be served during the afternoon
in the school's cafeteria.
Make plans now to come and cele
brate 50 years of excellence with Per
quimans Central Grammar School on
Sunday, September 27th at their 50th
anniversary open house.
Conference on drug
abuse is scheduled
Raleigh? Recognizing that North
Carolina's fight against drugs must
be supported at the local level, Gov.
Jim Martin is urging community
leaders and elected officials from
across the state to participate in
"Challenge '87": North Carolina's
Fight Against Alcohol and Substance
Abuse" on Monday, September 28,
1987. The one-day conference is being
held at the Jane S. McKimmon Cen
ter on the N.C. State University cam
pus from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m..
follows: first downs: 5, yards rush
ing: 77, passes: 2-8-3, yards passed:
17, total yards 94: fumbles lost:l.
Stats for Edenton: first downs: 9,
yards rushing: 138, passes: 6-13,
yards passed: 161, total yards: 299
"We have asked every community
to establish a local task force or co
alition on substance abuse," the Gov
Dr. Johnnie McLeod, chairman of
the Governor's Council on Alcohol
and Drug Abuse Among Children and
Youth, said the purpose of this pro
gram is "to spur local involvement in
a problem that has become every
According to McLeod, the "Chal
lenge '87" conference will provide
initial discussion and exchange of in
formation and ideas relevant to team
building and community networking.
The September conference is an
outgrowth of a May 28, 1987, forum at
which Gov. Martin was joined by Lt.
Gov. Robert Jordan, Attorney Gen
eral Lacy Thornburg, Superinten
dent of Public Instruction Craig Phil
lips, Secretary of Human Resources
David Flaherty, Secretary of Crime
Control and Public Safety Joseph
Dean, Secretary of Administration
James Lofton, Secretary of Correc
tion Aaron Johnson and McLeod.
At that time, Gov Martin stated,
"Now, more than ever, we need to
recognize that local involvement
among schools, law enforcement, the
private sector and civic groups rep
resent the key to effectively meeting
the challenge of alcohol and sub
According to Wallace Nelson, a
resident of Hertford and member of
the Governor's Council on Alcohol
and Drug Abuse Among Children and
Youth, a team of local officials in
cluding N. Paul Gregory, County
Manager, W. W "Welly" White,
Chairman of the County Commission
ers, Sheriff Joe Lothian, and Nelson
will be joining other county officials
from across the state at the confer
Nelson hopes that the conference
will help bring together an active
committee trained and ready to work
on this important issue.
For more information on attending
"Challenge '87" or the Governor's
Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Among Children and Youth contact
Wallace Nelson at 482-2797 or 426
Weather forecasters are predict
ing partly cloudy weather for
Thursday through Saturday with
a chance of showers over the
Temperatures will feature highs
in upper 70s to low 80s. Lows will
be in the middle to low 60s.