More from Perquimans

  • Some feel other projects more important

    April 12, 2014 - 5:36pm

  • Low-scoring US 17 project funds possible

    By Peter Williams | April 12, 2014 - 5:36pm

    Two intersection improvements on U.S. Highway 17 in Perquimans have a chance of being funded — not because they scored high on state rankings — but because they are relatively cheap and part of a much larger project.

  • State reports large decrease in dropouts

    By Peter Williams | April 12, 2014 - 5:36pm

    The Perquimans County High School dropout rate fell 45 percent last year according to a state report issued last week.

  • Baseball fan surprised in Hertford

    By Peter Williams | April 12, 2014 - 5:35pm

    When Norman Sperling set out from California on his latest adventure in his recreational vehicle, Hertford wasn’t on the itinerary.

  • Boat clearance difference delays bridge progress

    By Peter Williams | April 3, 2014 - 8:46pm

    HERTFORD — A difference of two feet in the planned height of the replacement span for the S-Bridge in Hertford has delayed work on the project for now.

  • Schools pitch traffic solution

    By Peter Williams | April 2, 2014 - 7:15pm

    Officials propose spending $81,000 to ease a traffic problem that is impacting Perquimans Central School and anybody who is passing through on the road that connects downtown Winfall with Hertford at the wrong time of day.

  • Some road projects threatened

    By Peter Williams | April 2, 2014 - 7:15pm

    The failure to pass a federal highway funding bill would impact 108 road and bridge projects in North Carolina, but replacement of the S-Bridge in Hertford is not one of them.

  • Fire damaged apartments will be repaired

    By Peter Williams | April 2, 2014 - 7:15pm

    A four-unit apartment complex heavily damaged by fire in February will be repaired and the 18 people who were displaced have been or soon will be resettled elsewhere.

  • County: Slow, steady growth

    By Peter Williams | April 2, 2014 - 7:14pm

    The Albemarle region as a whole grew in population between 2010 and 2013 despite losses in two of the five counties.

  • Black leaders see chance for positive change

    By Peter Williams | March 27, 2014 - 8:19am

    Black leaders in Perquimans County say the end of a mural that depicted a Confederate battle flag creates an opportunity for the community to unite.

  • Time runs out for downtown mural

    By Peter Williams | March 27, 2014 - 8:18am

    Adowntown mural that depicted the history of Perquimans County and included a Confederate battle flag is gone.

  • Mural’s artist never sought to offend community

    By Peter Williams | March 27, 2014 - 8:18am

    The Confederate battle flag on a mural in downtown wasn’t a statement that some people are saying it was, according to the artist who designed and executed the artwork.

  • Medical helicopter now based closer to Perquimans

    By Peter Williams | March 27, 2014 - 8:18am

    The basing of a medical helicopter in Edenton should mean the time it takes to get help in Perquimans County will be cut in half.

  • Woman comes to grips with loss of house

    By Peter Williams | March 27, 2014 - 8:17am

    A Hertford woman has lost her last hope to save her house from demolition because of plans to replace the S-Bridge downtown.

  • Peter Williams: I’m ready for jail now

    March 27, 2014 - 8:16am

  • Bridge hits a new snag

    By Peter Williams | March 27, 2014 - 8:16am

    An issue over the comparative height of a new bridge to replace the 86-year-old swing span in Hertford has delayed work on the project for now.

  • Peter Williams: Look for positive things

    March 20, 2014 - 9:20am

    I’ve always admired people with a half full cup. You know the kind of people I’m talking about.

  • Letter: America has forgotten its history

    By Claude Milot | March 20, 2014 - 9:19am

    History is a valuable teacher. But if we don’t learn its lessons, we are bound to repeat the mistakes of the past.

  • Fire destroys two homes

    By Peter Williams | March 20, 2014 - 9:17am

    Two vacant homes were destroyed and a third was damaged early Friday morning by a fire in the 800 block of King Street.

  • Hertford agrees to more talks

    By Peter Williams | March 20, 2014 - 9:17am

    Hertford officials want to continue discussions with Duke Power on a deal that would allow municipalities a chance to sell their share of Duke-owned power plants.

  • Letter: Charity event drew community support

    March 20, 2014 - 9:16am

    Once again, the Hertford and Perquimans County community came through in supporting the charity basketball game Monday evening between the Harlem Ambassadors and the Perquimans Hoopsters.

  • Pirates Roundup: Perquimans taking lessons into Coastal play

    From Staff Reports | March 20, 2014 - 9:16am

    The Perquimans baseball team got to take out some early season frustration on Mattamuskeet in its Coastal 10 Conference opener, thrashing the Lakers 26-2 on Friday.

  • Tough Haul: Limits snag anglers’ livelihoods

    By Cindy Beamon | March 15, 2014 - 10:14pm

    HERTFORD — Commercial fisherman Jonathan White estimates he caught 3,000 to 4,000 pounds of fish last week that he had to throw back.

  • Letter: McCrory is not telling the truth

    March 13, 2014 - 10:06am

    To the Editor:I am mystified as to why so many people are incapable of recognizing that Gov. McCrory is a blatant liar.

  • Letter: US energy policies need change

    March 13, 2014 - 10:05am

    Dear Editor:Russia invaded Crimea and conquered it without firing a shot.