Perquimans County, North Carolina

The Edenton baseball team not only avenged its only Northeastern Coastal Conference defeat Friday, the Aces did it in style.

Edenton pounded out 11 hits en route to a 12-2 win over Hertford in six innings that kept it tied atop the NCC standings with First Flight.

The Aces (10-3 overall, 6-1 NCC) began conference play last month with a 4-0 loss to the Bears (11-4, 4-3) in which they were held to one hit.

Allen Tynch, Jack Downum, Chris Seese and Rob Bunch all had two hits this time around.

It would be nearly impossible to notch a more dramatic conference-opening victory than the Perquimans baseball team did Monday.

Currituck heavyweight Michael Doherty had it easy in the 3A state wrestling tournament until Friday night’s semifinals.

Doherty advanced to the semis via two forfeits. When he finally got to wrestle, the Knight senior earned a place in tonight’s championship bout at the Greensboro Coliseum when he stunned Danny Edwards of Parkwood (46-3) — the state’s No. 1 3A heavyweight in — with a 6-1 overtime decision.

HERTFORD — Shelby Stokely had seen enough.

After her Perquimans volleyball team easily handled Manteo in the first two games of Tuesday’s state 1A second-round match and built a 17-4 lead in the third, the visitors had closed to within 24-22.

“I felt like we should have been playing better,” the Lady Pirates junior hitter said. “I wanted to get the ball and put it away.”

A moment later, Stokely got her wish as setter Breann Fields gave her a perfect pass.

A forest is growing on the stage of Perquimans County High School as members of the PCHS Drama department prepare for their production of Stephen Sondheim’s musical “Into the Woods”.

HERTFORD — Tre Brothers, age 19, was shot and killed around midnight Sunday in a Perquimans County home during a reported dispute over alleged stolen property.

No arrests had been made as of Monday afternoon, according to Perquimans County Sheriff Eric Tilley.

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HERTFORD — A Pasquotank County sheriff’s deputy who was transporting a female patient released from a mental facility lost control of his vehicle and crashed in a ditch near the Perquimans River bridge Friday evening.

No injuries were reported, but emergency medical personnel were at the scene checking the female patient, who complained of arm and neck pain, Pasquotank Sheriff Randy Cartwright said.

“My main concern is nobody is injured and it was only a one-car accident,” Cartwright said.

As the daughter of a farmer, gardening is in Carol Billek’s roots.

“I’ve always been interested in gardening,” said Billek.

When Billek and her husband retired and relocated from their home in New Jersey to Hertford, she immediately began to plan a garden. Enthusiastic about her new home, Billek said “There is always something blooming in North Carolina.”

“The first year we were here, we started asparagus.”

Edenton exploded for 13 runs in the third inning en route to a 19-0 win over Hertford in softball action on Thursday.

Northeastern and Currituck set the stage for tonight’s battle for undisputed possesion of first place in the Northeastern Coastal Conference by notching one-sided softball victories Tuesday.