THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY
Volume 57, No.44 USPS 428-080 Hertford, Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, November 12, 1??7 30 CENTS
Recreation Dept. news
see pg. 3
see pg. 12
Middle school news
see pg. 1 3
1 New Beta club members inducted!
The Perquimans County High School Beta club inducted its
new junior members last week at a ceremony held at the high
school on Wednesday evening. New members inducted in
cluded: Andrea Bass, Dawn Benton, Nancy Boynton, Tracie
Brown, Deborah Coston, Danny Hollowell, Jennifer Kraft,
Cornelius Mack, Ryan Overton, Derrick Rogers, Paula Stal
lings, Carl Terranova, Tisha Turner, Christy Waters, and
Local coalition formed on substance abuse
Efforts are now being made in Per
quimans County to acknowledge the
fact that we have a drug and alcohol
problem, and that something needs
to be done about it.
On November 5th, twenty-one con
cerned citizens, students, parents
and related agency personnel met at
the Perquimans County School Ad
ministration Building to discuss the
issue, so as to become more aware of
what we are facing.
Wallace Nelson, a member of the
Governor's Council on Drug and Al
cohol Abuse Among Youth, informed
the group that counties all over the
state of North Carolina are being en
couraged to form community coali
tions to deal with drug and other
abuse problems in their area. These
? Perquimans County
eligible for relief
The Perquimans County Board of
Commissioners learned on Monday
that Perquimans County Farmers
can qualify for disaster relief funds.
According to Stan Winslow, County
Extension Director, because Perqui
mans County is adjacent to Chowan
^ and Pasquotank Counties which have
* been declared disaster areas, Per
quimans is also eligible for aid.
The disaster aid would offer pro
grams to farmers including feed pro
grams for livestock producers, and
low interest loans if they meet the
Stan Winslow stated on Monday al
though Perquimans is eligible for the
disaster relief it may cause a sense of
"false hope" because it is very diffi
? cult to meet the criteria established.
? Winslow told commissioners that
he felt local farmers would have the
best chance at qualifing for the feed
programs, but that he suggested they
check with the local ASCS or FmHA
office for more information on the
The commissioners also learned on
Monday that C-4 Media Corporation
will be sold. C-4 Media, the local ca
ble company which has been provid
| ing cable services to the the area for
' just over a year will be sold to U.S.
Cable Television Group, L.P. in Jan
According to Mike Adamchak of C
4 Media Corporation deregulation
has made the sale of cable properties
in North Carolina very profitable and
C? 4 received anoffer for the cable
properties they couldn't refuse. Ad
amchak stated that C-4 Media had
been very aggressive since they took
over providing cable for the area,
and that he did not expect customers
to see any change with the new com
Joe Lothian also came before the
board on Monday to discuss provid
ing electricity for the firing range in
Winfall. The Sheriff would like to
have lights installed at the range so
that it could become an up to date fa
cility for officers of the area to qual
ify on. Updating of the facility will
include placement of targets, and in
stallation of a small area for a house
sweep. Currently the officeers must
go to either Chowan or Pasquotank
counties to qualify on a firing range.
After much discussion by board
concerning the noise element with
night firing they granted the request
dependant upon approval by the Win
fall town council who currently holds
a lease on the area.
Under other business the board dis
cussed the following: ? Installation of
a security light at the Blanchard
Building ? Register of Deeds supple
mental retirement funds ? The board
granted a resolution of a showboat
line coming to the area ? Set a public
hearing November 30th to review the
land use program ? The board also
discussed funding briefly for the
school system including critical
needs monies, and CBA money.
Open House is set
? for high school in Dec.
The Perquimans County Board of
Education has announced that they
will be holding a Christmas concert
and open house at Perquimans
County High School on Sunday, De
cember 13th beginning at 2:00 p.m..
Dr. Craig Phillips, North Caroli
na's Superintendent of Public
Schools will be on hand for the event,
which will include brief comments by
Dr. Phillips, concerts by the PCHS
band and chorus, and tours of the
building. Light refreshments will be
The public is invited to attend.
Area forecasters are calling for
booler wet weather this week
Temperatures will feature low
temperatures in the mid to upper
^|60s. High temperatures will be in
" |the upper 60s and low 70s.
coalitions are learning more about
their area's unique problems, and
are beginning to make an effort to
deal with those problems.
Substance abuse is not just a prob
lem for the schools or families to deal
with. Substance abuse is a commu
nity problem, and only a community
wide effort by all concerned citizens
will even begin to turn this problem
Also during this meeting Anne
Flippen, ADD (alcohol and drug de
fense) contact for the Perquimans
County Schools spoke on the prob
lem, and its affects on children in
grades five through eight here in Per
quimans County. Four local students
were present and expressed theii
concerns about this problem.
Plans were also made at the meet
ing to gather again to discuss this is
sue. The group will meet on Novem
ber 30, 1987 at 7:30 p.m.. A place wil
be announced later in the paper.
All parents and concerned citizens
are urged to attend. Your support ir
this matter is greatly needed.
Hearing held to discuss
bombing range expansion
More than 100 residents of Perqui- l<
mans County and the albemarle area a
gathered last Wednesday at the Albe- a
marie Commission Building for a
public hearing set by the Federal d
Aviation Administration on the ex- c
pansion of airspace restrictions in r
area waters. a
The Navy presented those citizens s
present with their proposed plans to
expand airspace in the Albemarle \
and Pamlico Sounds, a plan which is g
a revision of a 1985 plan, which re- .
ceived much public opposition.
Those areas, which are being con- 1
sidered for expansion, include the *
area in the Albemarle Sound, the ,
"Palmetto Target". This area is very <
close to Holiday Island and Snug Har- <
bor, and extends from Drummond <
Point located in Chowan County to
the Intracoastal Waterway just off of 1
Perquimans County's Durants Neck. 1
The target in the Pamlico Sound,
"Stumpy Point Target", is located in ?
the north end of the sound.
The Navy told those citizens pre- i
sent, Wednesday, that they had gone
over their airspace needs, addressed
some of the public concerns in their
earlier plans, and felt that it was nec
essary to expand airspace to provide
, more area for pilot error.
By adding additional space to the
> bombing range, pilots would not have
to take such a sharp turn hea ding into
the bombing range targets. Accord
ing to the proposal proposed by the
Navy, the additional airspace would
not only provide more safety for pi
I lots, but also would limit the noise be
cause the pi'ots would use less power
> in making their target runs.
i The Navy has stated that the Dare
County range at Stumpy Point needs
Members of the Camden Bruins and the Perquimans Pirates shake hands Friday evening fol
lowing a 10-6 Camden win. The win by Camden dashed play-off hopes for Perquimans.
Pirates defeated by Bruins Friday
The Pirate's hopes to make the
play-offs were dashed Friday eve
ning as they lost 10-6 to the Bruins of
Camden High School.
The Pirates finished their 1987-88
football season 3-7 overall, and 3-4 in
the conference after losing four of
their last five outtings.
Coach Bill Flippen stated Friday
that the fact that Friday's game gave
each team a possibility to make the
play-offs added something to Fri
day's contest, which might have
otherwise been an ordinary game be
tween the schools.
"If the play-offs weren't at stake,"
said Flippen "this would have been
an ordinary game."
The Bruins had trouble handling
the Pirates up front, but they man
aged to control the ball game both of
fensively and defensively.
Camden achieved 192 yards on 39
carries, while the Bruins held the Pi
rates to just 84 yards.
Coach Flippen gave the credit to
Camden on Friday. "They were a
better team up front than we were,"
said Flippen. "We just couldn't hold
our blocks," he added.
There was little action in the first
quarter of Friday's game with both
teams remaining scoreless. Going
into the half however, Camden led
the ballgame 10-0 on touchdowns
made by Harris, Chamblee, and a
field goal scored by Williams of Cam
Late in the third quarter, Perqui
mans seemed to come alive when
Darnell Mallory intercepted a Cam
den pass. Mallory returned the ball to
the Pirate's own 41 yard-line for a 59
yard run, which ended with a 19-yard
touchdown run by Mike Thatch early
in the fourth quarter. The Pirates
missed the two point conversion, and
the score was 10-6.
The Pirates failed to score again,
and the season ended for Perqui
Coach Flippen stated on Friday
that he wanted to thank all fans for
their support throughout the season.
FmHA farm borrowers need to
certify conservation compliance
FmHA FARM BORROWERS NEED
TO CERTIFY CONSERVATION
Hertford? Farmers who apply for
loans made or guaranteed from the
Farmers Home Administration must
certify that they are in compliance
with certain soil conservation re
quirements related to highly erodible
and wetlands, according to Melvin E.
Howell, County Supervisor.
"The 1916 Farm BUI prevents
farmers from receiving benefits
from USDA programs, including
FmHA loans, unless they are in com
pliance with conservation proce
dures relating to 'highly erodible'
and 'wet' lands, " Howell said. Be
fore FmHA can complete the proc
essing of a loan application, the
fanners must contact their local Ag
ricultural Stabilization Conservation
Service County Office and complete
the necessary certification form.
The certification form to be signed
by the applicant asks three basic
questions dealing with cultivating
highly erodible land not farmed be
fore; wet areas converted for cro
pland since December 23, IMS; and
future plans to convert wetlands.
Howell said, "farm borrowers who
take the necessary certification ac
tions now will not be delayed in re
ceiving their spring crop loans. How
ever, failure to take action could
delay the delivery of FmHA loans
and the USDA benefits. For additio
nal information please call (919) 426
5733 or visit the County FmHA Office
at County Office Building, Church
Street Extended, Hertford, N. C.
FmHA is an equal opportunity
Mbe expanded for the pilots to have
n opportunity to work with lasers
nd guided missies.
Many of the residents at Wednes
ay's meeting expressed great con
ern over the Navy's proposal. Area
esidents stated they were concerned
ibout the use of laser weapons,
afety for boaters, and other pilot's
The revised plan presented
Vednesday calls for reduced re
tricted airspace over Harvey Point,
ind the Navy has also indicated that
hey will do away with low-level
raining routes that are currently in
iffect for that area. In 1985 the Na
ry's proposal called for restricted
lirspace over the Holiday Island
?rea, the Navy's new plan has re
iuced part of that original proposal.
Navy officials told the gathering
:hat restrictions, which begin at the
vater level, will not affect local boat
jrs, and the Navy will raise the floor
:o 100 feet. The Navy also acknowl
edges that there is a need for additio
nal radar coverage in the area, and
they are considering that fact.
The Navy did assure the gathering
on Wednesday that they are making
every effort to use a limited amount
of airspace, and that they will work
with the public to improve the use of
airspace in the area.
Area residents, who gathered at
Wednesday's meeting, were also
joined by officals of the North Caro
lina Attorney Generals office. State
officials are considering filing a law
suit that would prevent the Navy
from expanding airspace in the area,
due to the fact that all environmental
and economic concerns have not
been addressed by the plan.
The Hertford Town Council came
under fire Monday concerning the
salaries, and duties facing the Hert
ford Police Department.
Joe White, a resident of Hertford,
and former member of the town
council came before the council on
Monday to state several concerns
about the police department.
"Our local policemen's salaries
are too low," said White. White
added that he felt the police depart
ment was also understaffed, and that
the council should take more aggres
sive action in raising salaries, pro
viding additional manpower, and
doing whatever was necessary to
provide Hertford with the best police
White told the council on Monday
that Hertford has and is experiencing
a significant increase in drug traffic,
and that he feels something must be
done to eliminate these problems.
White went on to say that he real
izes the department is currently
shorthanded, but he added that if the
council would pay the policemen a
decent salary it would encourage
them to stay, and to do a better job.
White added that decent salaries
might also entice more qualified ap
plicants to apply for positions with
the department when they became
All of the councilman addressed
White's allegations on Monday, stat
ing they were very concerned with
the drug problem in Hertford, and
that over the past several years they
had tried to raise the salaries of po
licemen a respectable amount, which
would be in line with surrounding
They also stated that they are very
concerned about allegations by White
that policemen may not be doing the
best job they can due to their pay. .
Mayor Bill Cox thanked White for
expressing these concerns and said
that he certainly saw Mr. White's
point, but that he knew Mr. White
was certainly aware of problems fac
ing the council on this issue, having
been a former member Cox stated
that the council has .^tempted to
raise the salaries each year, but due
to limited revenues the council could
only do so much.
The town council and Mayor Cox
stated to White and others present on
Monday that they would certainly
consider raising policemen's salaries
in the upcoming budget, and that
they would also continue to do the
best they could to ensure proper and
the best police protection possible for
the citizens of Hertford.
The town council also instructed
the town attorney on Monday to draft
a new town ordinance, which would
allow police to give people who litter
in Hertford their choice of a $20 ticket
or four hours of community service
picking up trash.
The council hopes that by ticketing
people they will make them more
aware of littering, which is becoming
see council pg. 2