Winter Weather TriCounty Regional Telephone Directory
Safety Tips Coming in February
Cold weather will be hanging • Pantego Academy Historical
around for the next few months.
Visit www.ReadyNC.org for a host
Museum at Christmas on cover
of tips to keep you warm and safe • Color photos
during the cold days to come. Here • Government pages
are a few of their suggestions.
Wear multiple layers of thin • Easy to use index
clothing instead of a single layer of • Lots of great information (including
thick clothing. You’ll be warmer and Telephone, Advertising, Cable TV,
you can easily remove layers to
remain comfortable. Wear a hat;
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most body heat is lost through the Design information)
top of the head. Mittens are warmer • Delivered in February
than gloves. Cover your mouth with
scarves to protect lungs from di- Telephone Foundation Scholarships
rectly inhaling the extremely cold
air. The TriCounty Telephone an additional application, please
Always keep at least a seven Foundation is offering two $1,000 pick one up at the TriCounty Tele-
day supply of non-perishable food scholarships for high school sen- com business office, the guidance
in your home and a gallon of water iors. These seniors must perma- counselor’s office of your child’s
per person per day. Make sure you nently live in the TriCounty Tele- high school, or download from the
have sufficient heating fuel. If road com telephone service area. Internet at www.gotricounty.biz/
conditions become dangerous, Scholarship applications will be pdf/youth-application.pdf. Appli-
suppliers may not be able to get to mailed in February to TriCounty cations must be returned to the Tri-
you. Never use a charcoal grill or Telecom members whose children County Telephone Foundation or
camp stove indoors for either cook- are high school seniors that our business office no later than
ing or heating. The fumes can be graduate this spring. If you need Wednesday, April 1, 2009.
toxic. Have emergency heating
equipment and fuel available so at REMINDER! 2009 Foundation for Rural Service
least one room in your house is
scholarship applications are due by Friday, February 13, 2009.
warm enough to be livable. When
using kerosene heaters, maintain (See January Dial Tones for details)
ventilation to avoid build up of toxic
If you must travel during a win-
ter storm, reduce your speed and Pike Road Pinetown (Cont…)
leave plenty of room between you Dunbar Wilson E Jr Smith Betty W
and other vehicles. Remember NC 99 Hwy N............. 935-5016 Mill Hole Rd ............... 927-2331
bridges and overpasses accumu- Pinetown Sidney
late ice first. Approach with caution Nixon Richard L
Boyd Christopher & Sarah
and do not apply your brakes while Pungo Shores Dr ....... 964-2630
Respess Rd ............... 927-2009
on the bridge. If you do begin to Shears Phil & Lisa
slide, remove your foot from the Harper William A Mrs
Railroad St ................. 927-3495 Southwinds Ln ........... 964-2179
gas and turn in the direction of the Zachman William M
slide. Do not brake. Pippin Charles
NC Hwy 32 S ............. 927-1875 Post Rd ...................... 964-3380
Call 511 for up-to-the minute
Roche Medical Billing Zachman William M
information about local road condi-
tions. N Boyd Rd.................. 927-2365 Post Rd ...................... 964-3381
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Election of Directors
Tri-County Telephone Member- Annual Meeting of Members,
ship Corporation has eight (8) di- and this nominee will be in-
rectors who are elected for three- cluded with the official notice of
year terms. Each year either two or the meeting, as well as being
three directors have terms which listed on the ballot.
expire. Therefore, it is necessary Present directors may be Tariff Changes
that an election be held at each an- nominated and elected to suc-
nual meeting of members. ceed themselves. Directors are > The Federal Universal Ser-
There are two (2) ways in which elected by majority of the mem- vice Charge rate was decreased
a member can be nominated for a bers present and voting at a duly effective January 1, 2009. This rate
director’s position. constituted meeting. changed from the previous factor of
1. A nominating committee ap- The above summary on the 11.4% to 9.5%. This rate reduction
pointed by the board of directors election of directors is taken from is due to the Federal Communica-
must post, at least 35 days prior TriCounty TMC’s Bylaws. The tions Commission’s (FCC) regula-
to the Annual Meeting of Mem- Nominating Committee will be tions concerning universal service.
bers, a list of one or more nomi- posted at the corporate office and > The returned check fee will
nees for each vacancy that will will meet in March. increase from $20 to $25 effective
occur. The 2009 Annual Meeting of April 1, 2009. The fee is added to a
2. Any fifteen members may nomi- Members of TriCounty TMC will customer’s account for each re-
nate a member by petition, not be held on Thursday, April 23, turned check. Please make sure
less than 40 days prior to the 2009, at Northside High School. you have sufficient funds in your
bank account before presenting us
Attention Juniors with your check to avoid having this
fee added to your account.
Win an All Expenses Paid Trip > Effective April 1, 2009, a late
fee of $5.00 will be added to each
To the Nation’s Capital account not paid in full by the
The Foundation for Rural Ser- Telecom for additional informa- stated due date on your statement.
vice (FRS) Youth Tour will bring tion. Mail your essay to: Tri- For your convenience, you may pay
high school juniors from across ru- County Telecom Youth Tour, PO your account by check, cash, credit
ral America together for an educa- Box 520, Belhaven, NC 27810. card or on-line. For instructions on
tional and exciting experience. This All essays should reach us by how to pay on-line, visit
year the Youth Tour will be held Thursday, March 12, 2009. www.goTriCounty.biz/billpayment.
May 30 - June 3, 2009, in Washing-
ton, D.C. The tour helps educate Trading Post . . . .
youth about rural telecommunica-
tions and the legislative process. Any service or item for sale or rent, on a non-commercial basis, will be published free for
TriCounty Telecom subscribers in the Trading Post. Information to be published must be
They also will tour many of Wash- received by the 15th of the month in order to be included in the following month’s issue of DIAL
ington’s historical and cultural land- TONES. All items should be condensed as much as possible. Services or items may be
marks. advertised for up to, but not longer than, three months per year.
Each year, TriCounty Telecom
sponsors a high school junior who For Sale Set of Noritake china, pattern—Melissa, 8
piece setting with serving pieces,
lives in the telephone service area Tow hitch, 2"x2"x4", drop down with ball $1,400.00. Call 927-2066.
for this tour. Area juniors are in- and 5/8" hitch pin, $12.00. Tow hitch,
2"x2" with ball and 5/8" hitch pin,
vited to write an essay on “What
$12.00. Iron chain, 3/8"x12' with hooks,
would your life be like without a $12.00. Call 964-4481.
Please contact your high school To place your classified ad on our Internet site for FREE, go to
guidance counselor or TriCounty www.goTriCounty.com/local/classifieds.php. It’s easy!! It’s free!!