f THE PERQUIMANS WEEKLY | Volume 57, No.47 USPS 42?-080 . Hertford. Perquimans County, N.C., Thursday, November l?, 1987 m ? LOCAL reekly constitution corneij see pg. 9 FEATURE Area homes tour scheduled see pg. 3 COMMUNITY Achievement night set see pg. 2 [Parade scheduled 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 past. 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 5307. The grand marshall for this years parade will be announced at a later date. 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 . Policeman 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. , ? ? 1 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 return. 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 sented. 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 merce. 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 resentative. "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 Chesson. 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 out". 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. 'Weekend Forecast 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 close 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 operation. 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 p.m. 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 lems. 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 person". 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 r,o- "