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| Volume 57, No.47 USPS 42?-080 . Hertford. Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, November l?, 1987 m ?
reekly constitution corneij
see pg. 9
Area homes tour scheduled
see pg. 3
Achievement night set
see pg. 2
It's time once again for the annual
Perquimans County Christmans Pa
rade sponsored by the Perquimans
County Jaycees.
This years parade will be held on
Saturday, December 5th in down
town Hertford at 2:00 p.m., and will
feature all the highlights from years
The parade will wind through the
streets of town and will feature ev
Bk*ything from the Perquimans
County High School "Marching Pi
rates" to fire trucks and horses with
buggies. Santa Claus has also prom
ised to be on hand for the big event.
Parade entries are still being ac
cepted for the Christmas parade, but
they need to be returned as soon as
possible. If anyone group or organi
zation did not receive an invitation to
participate in the parade and would
B:e to do so, they may obtain an invi
tion by calling Phil Harris at 426
The grand marshall for this years
parade will be announced at a later
Mark your calendars and make
plans to come out see this years Per
quimans County Christmans Parade
on Saturday, December 5th at 2:00
p.m .
is hired
The Hertford Police Department
recently hired a new policeman for
the department.
Chief Marshall Merritt announced
last week that William Alan Lynn has
been hired to serve on the force.
Lynn, who has five years of public
law enforcement experience, and
w-ved five years in the Army with
the military police was one of two
men interviewed for the position.
Lynn is a certified breathalizer oper
ator, and also is experienced with ra
dar equipment operation.
Lynn was sworn into office on Mon
day of this week by Perquimans
County Clerk of Court Jarvis Ward.
Lynn, who is currently a resident of
Plymouth, North Carolina and his
wife, Freda, will be moving to Hert
Ard shortly. The Lynns have two
[daughters, Rebecca age 5, and Ro
| byn age 3.
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Winter weather hits area!
Old man winter made his presence known last Wednesday as much of the county was covered
with a thin blanket of snow. The snow was gone by Thursday, but winter weather will soon
AADA awards banquet scheduled
On Thursday, December 3rd, the
Albemarle Area Development Asso
ciation will hold their annual meeting
and 25th Annual Awards Banquet.
This year's banquet will be held, as in
past years, at the Kermit E. White
Center on the campus of Elizabeth
City State University. The guest
speaker for this year's banquet will
be North Carolina's governor, the
Honorable Gov. Jim Martin.
Also, during the meeting several
awards will be presented by the Albe
marle Area Development Associa
tion honoring recipients in the areas
of business, economic and commu
nity development as part of the asso
ciation's Economic Development
Business Awards Program.
This year the award for busfness
and economic development in Per
quimans County will be presented to
Dr. Robert E. Lane, MD, PA of Hert
ford. Dr. Lane recently opened his
own medical practice in Hertford, af
ter several years association with the
Chowan Medical Center. Dr. Lane is
well known and well respected in
Perquimans County. He is the County
Medical Examiner. Medical Director
for the Brian Center Nursing Fa
cility, Chairman of the Perquimans
County American Heart Association,
Chief of Staff at Chowan Hospital, an
active member of the Hertford Sad
dle Club, and Dr. Lane is also in
volved with the Indian Riders 4-H
Club in Perquimans County.
During the AADA banquet and
award presentation a short video
tape on Dr. Lane and his contribu
tions to the economic development of
Perquimans County will be pre
The AADA annual meeting and
awards banquet is open to the public
and everyone is invited and encour
aged to attend. Tickets for the eve
ning are $10.00, and they can be pur
chased at the Perquimans County
Extension Office and the Perqui
mans County Chamber of Com
Vernon James honored
A charter member of College of
The Albemarle's Board of Trustees
was recently honored for his years of
service to the college and to north
eastern North Carolina.
^Rep. Vernon James (D-Pasquo
? nk ) has served COA since Decem
ber 1960 when he was first named by
the governor of North Carolina to
serve on the college's Board of Trust
ees. Since that time, he has been re
appointed to the Board by si* gover
nors from both political parties.
"If you get through a couple of gov
ernors, you're doing well," James
told the group of COA faculty, staff,
administrators and fellow Board
??embers gathered for the occasion.
*'ve zigzagged and dodged the shots
a long time."
This year, however, James was not
reappointed by Gov. James Martin
for another term on COA's Board.
James, who served as chairman of
the Board during 1986-87, said he be
lieves serving the college has helped
him better serve the Albemarle area
during his years as a legislative rep
"Don't write me off. I intend to
keep doing the most I can help serve
this college and others in the area,"
said James.
COA President Parker Chesson
presented James with a plaque and
commented on James' efforts for the
college. "He has always been there
when the college needed him," said
Ray Jones Jr., COA's new chair
man of the Board, presented James
with a gavel for all he has done for
the college, the community and the
state of North Carolina.
Smoke-out scheduled
On Thursday, November 19,
1987, Americans across the
jiation will join together in the
American Cancer Society's
"Great American Smoke
For 24 hours beginning on
the 19th the public is asked to
refrain from smoking in
honor of this event.
For more information on
the "Great American Smoke
out" and activities which are
planned in our are contact the
local chapter of the American
Cancer Society in Elizabeth
City at 338-5353.
Area forecasters are calling for
[partly cloudy and windy weather
fwith a slight possibility of showers
on Thursday. Thursday's high tem
peratures will be in the mid to upper
60s. Lows will be in the 40s.
On Friday and Saturday the
weather Is expected to be sunny and
cooler with highs in the 50s and
flows in the 30s.
Commissioners adopt
resolution on Monday
The Perquimans County Board of
Commissioners passed a resolution
on Monday night in support of estab
lishing a no wake zone just off the
shore line of Holiday Island in the Al
bemarle Sound.
Mr. Ed Allen, a resident of Holiday
Island came before the Perquimans
County Board of Commissioners on
Monday as a representative of the
Holiday Island Board of Governors to
request that the board adopt the reso
lution so that channel markers and
waterway signs could be erected in
the canals throughout Holiday Is
land, and in the canal approaches.
In providing background informa
tion for the board Monday, Mr. Allen
told the commissioners that for years
the residents of Holiday Island have
had plans to dredge the canals
throughout their area leading from
the Albemarle Sound. For approxi
mately 15 years the six miles of ca
nals have fallen into a bad state
according to Allen, and just recently
the Holiday Island Board of Gover
nors and the Holiday Island Property
Owners Association decided to take
the bull by the horns and do some
thing to correct this problem.
In February of 1987, the group re
ceived a CAMA permit to dredge the
canals, and after bidding out the pro
ject work has recently begun. Cape
Dredging of Buxton. North Carolina
is currently dredging the area.
Holiday Island is now ready to re
quest that the state erect channel
markers for the waterways, but be
fore this can be done Allen told board
members several things must be
done, the major thing being the es
tablishment of the no wake zone.
The no wake zone will extend 50
yards off the shoreline along the
coast of Holiday Island leading into
the canals. The purpose of establish
ing the no wake zone is to legalize the
markers, which will be erected so
that wildlife enforcement officials
can enforce violations which occur in
the area.
Allen told board members that as
soon as the North Carolina Wildlife
Resources Commission receives
their resolution in support of estab
lishing the no wake zone, they would
take action to erect the state-ap
proved signs.
Wallace Nelson also came before
the Board of Commissioners on Mon
day to inform the board of the forma
tion of a citizens coalition against
Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Perqui
mans County. Nelson, who serves on
the governor's council against drug
and alcohol abuse, told board mem
bers Monday that the local group has
held two meetings, and has a third
scheduled for November 30th.
Nelson told board members that he
and members of the coalition feel
that the drug problem is a commu
nity problem, and that the coalition
needs community support to be effec
tive. Wallace also told the commis
sioners on Monday evening, that he
was not asking at this time for any
thing specific from them other than
their support, but that the coalition
might need their help at a later date.
The commissioners stated their
support for the formation of the local
coalition, and told Nelson that they
would work in any way possible to as
sist their efforts.
Under other business, the board
took the following action: the board
of commissioners adopted an en
croachment agreement with the
North Carolina Department of Trans
portation regarding a communica
tion line for the water department.
The line will be place on a bridge be
longing to the NCDOT. Previously
the line had been running under the
creek bed. The line carries a signal
from the plant to the water pump
which starts the pump. The board
also approved purchasing a new 1988
automobile for the Perquimans
County Sheriff's Department, and an
IBM computer system for the depart
ment. The commissioners expect the
car to arrive in January or February.
The computer equipment will be in
place as soon as possible. The com
missioners also granted the Hertford
chapter of the BPW permission to
erect their Christmas Tree on the
court house lawn as they have done in
the past.
There being no futher business for
the board to discuss the meeting was
adjourned. The board will meet
again on November 30th at 7:30 p.m.
when they hold a pubic hearing on the
proposed land use plan.
Newbold -
While to
As has been customary the Perqui
mans County Restoration Associa
tion, owner and operator of North
Carolina's oldest house, Newbold
White. will close it for the winter on
November 26. The site will be re
opened on March t, 1988.
The Board of Directors will enter
tain the docents at a luncheon at noon
on November 24 to show their appre
ciation to these volunteers. All Board
Members are urged to attend so that
they may become acquainted with
the docents. Without them, the site
could not be kept open, and the thou
sands of hours the docents volunteer,
make them the mainstay of the site's
A seventecnth-century cemetery
was discovered at the site several
years ago, and during 1986 archaeolo
gical work was completed so that the
grave site could be enclosed. At 1:30
p.m. on November 24, the Reverend
Henry A. Bizzell, Jr., Pastor, Hert
ford United Methodist Church, and
Raymond A. Winslow, Jr., Archivist.
Perquimans County Restoration As
sociation, will conduct a service of
re-dedication for this cemetery. The
graves have been marked with brick,
and the Association will maintain the
site in perpetuity. The public is in
cited to attend this service at 1:30
Newbold ? White House, North Carolina's oldest house.
Chowan Hospital to sponsor ministers
conference on drug and alcohol abuse
cnowan Hospital, in cooperation
with the Governor's Council en Alco
hol and Drug Abuse among Children
and Youth, will jointly sponsor an ed
ucational conference for area min
isters and church lay leaders on alco
hol and drug abuse problems. The
conference is to exchange ideas, in
formation, and program availability
aimed at prevention, intervention,
and treatment issues we face with to
day's drug and alcohol abuse prob
In June of 1986, Governor Jim Mar
tin established the Governor's Coun
cil to serve as an advocate and pro
motion group to coordinate efforts
addressed to problems in this area.
Johnny Byran, Hospital Director, in
announcing this conference, stated,
"It is difficult to pick up a newspaper
or watch a television newscast with
out being reminded of the drug and
alcohol abuse problems we face to
day. It has permeated throughout the
whole of society, affecting all ages,
all socio-economic groups, all races,
all denominations, in effect, every
The conference is scheduled for
Monday, November 30, 1967, in the
classroom at Chowan Hospital on
Virginia Road in Edenton from 10
a.m. until 3 p.m., with registration
beginning at 9:30 a.m. There will be
no registration fee and lunch will be
provided at no cost by Chowan Hospi
tal, Hollowell Blount Drug Store,
Mitchener's Pharmacy, and Wood
ard's Pharmacy. All area ministers
and other interested citizens are en
couraged to attend. To register.
please call Betty Swindell at 482-8451,
extension 200 as soon as possible.
"Every child borri today will face a
decision on the use of drugs or alco
hol and they are learning to make
those decisions at a younger age",
stated Wallace Nelson, Director of
Pharmacy at Chowan Hospital, and a
member of the Council. "Early in the
Council's work, we recognized the
important role the churches have in
addressing this problem. We formed
an ecumenical committee and they
have worked with local ministers to
set up these conferences throughout
the state to educate and learn from
our clergy".
Mr. Earlie Jones, Executive Direc
tor of Oakleigh, a drug treatment
center in Durham and a member of
the Governor's Council, will give an
overview of the problems we face to
day in our state.
Other topics discussed wiH include
"The Role of the Church in Alcohol
and Drug Abuse", presented by the
Reverend Robert Cooke, pastor of St.
Paul's Episcopal Church in Wilming
ton, and "Intervention Strategies for
the Minister" presented by the Rev
erend John Schield, Executive Direc
tor of STEP-1, a drug rehabilitation
program in Winston-Salem.
"It is essential that we share this
conference with as many church
leaders as practical; therefore, at
tendance of ail area ministers is im
portant to our success", stated
Bryan. "Chowan Hosaital is pleased
to be able to work vrfth the Gover
nor's Council in presenting this semi
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