June 3, 1966: Stories featured in the Suffolk News-Herald on this date 39 years ago…

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 3, 2005

Budget action, lights top board’s session

Nansemond County Board of Supervisors voted Thursday to accept the proposed $2.6 million budget and heard an announcement that a traffic light will be installed at the intersection of Wilroy and Constance Road.

Total expenditures for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1967 were estimated at $2,409,143, with a surplus at the end of the year amounting to $179,688. This gives a total of $2,588,781.

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Tax levies, a one percent county sales tax, and an ordinance abolishing tax on household furniture were passed.

Three receive band awards

Three senior members were honored with awards Wednesday night as the Suffolk High School band concluded formal activities for this semester with its annual spring concert.

The Kiwanis Club’s Arion Award, given each year to the band member excelling in a number of categories, went to Ronnie Williams, a cornet player and band co-captain.

The award was presented to Williams by Charles Starkey, a Kiwanian who observed that this marked the 13th year the club has presented the Arion award.

Two awards given by the Suffolk Elks Club went to Linda Bullock, a bassoonist, as &uot;Best Performer,&uot; and to James F. Hope Jr., a trombonist, as &uot;Most Valuable.&uot;

Wells to get full treatment

Mayor James F. Hope Thursday night put the entire City Council on a committee to work with City Manager James C. Causey Jr. and City Attorney M. Erskine Watkins on the problem of what to do about the deep well the City of Portsmouth is constructing inside the city limits in an AA residential district.

The problem, as outlined by Mayor Hope during the Council session, is that Portsmouth is honoring Suffolk’s request not to pump or distribute water from the well until a current injunction against the City of Norfolk prohibiting the use of its new deep wells in Nansemond County has been lifted.

However, Mayor Hope pointed out, Portsmouth has not said it will not complete the well and the pump or that it will do no further work on it.

Salvation Army needs a projector

A request went out today from Major Helen Padgett of the Salvation Army for information leading to the acquisition of a used movie projector for use in the Army’s youth and family work.

Major Padgett said the Army has a limited amount of money it can spend on a movie projector, and has unsuccessfully attempted to locate a used one in good condition.

The projector is to be used in youth and adult programs, she explained.

– Compiled by Jennifer Rose