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  • Layden named to anti-trafficking board

    October 7, 2015 - 9:17pm

    BelvidereLayden named to anti-trafficking boardA Belvidere woman has been named to a two-year term as at-large member of a state board that works to fight human trafficking in North Carolina.

  • Perquimans OKs 120-day halt on new wind projects

    By Peter Williams | October 7, 2015 - 9:16pm

    HERTFORD — The Perquimans Board of Commissioners has approved a 120-day moratorium on any new industrial-sized wind turbine projects in the county.

  • State warns of algal blooms

    September 27, 2015 - 9:22pm

    RALEIGH — State officials are urging people to avoid contact with toxic algal blooms in and around the Albemarle Sound after tests revealed that the algae contains a toxin that can be harmful to people or animals.

  • Boards consider wind power regulations

    By Peter Williams | September 27, 2015 - 9:22pm

    A three-member subcommittee of the five-member Perquimans County Planning Board will review the county’s rules governing commercial wind towers.

  • Electric relief is coming

    By Peter Williams | September 27, 2015 - 9:21pm

    Hertford electric customers should expect to see about a 7 percent decrease in rates under a deal that allowed the town to sell off assets in Duke Power power plants.

  • A ‘quality’ turnout for Indian Summer Festival

    By Peter Williams | September 12, 2015 - 8:58pm

    HERTFORD — Thousands flocked to downtown Hertford Friday and Saturday, but the crowds at the 34th annual Indian Summer Festival were down from previous years.

  • Ruritans build wheelchair ramp

    August 20, 2015 - 8:25pm

    The Rocky Hock Ruritan Club recently built a wheelchair ramp for one of its own members.

  • Shelter reaches out to find homes

    By Rebecca Bunch | August 11, 2015 - 8:19pm

    Twenty-two dogs and puppies have a good chance to find homes thanks to a new cooperative arrangement between the Tri-County Animal Shelter in Tyner and an SPCA near Philadelphia, Pa.

  • Aydlett named interim principal

    By Peter Williams | August 11, 2015 - 8:19pm

    Tim Aydlett is back for his second curtain call as an educator.

  • ‘Love PQ’ community outreach effort grows

    By Peter Williams | August 11, 2015 - 8:18pm

    An effort that started three years ago with one church reaching out to the community to help has blossomed to what organizers wanted in the first place.

  • Perquimans FFA Alumni group hopes to form

    By Peter Williams | August 11, 2015 - 8:18pm

    A meeting is planned Monday to form an adult support group for Perquimans County High School’s Future Farmer of American (FFA) program.

  • Recreation department now taking registrations

    By Peter Williams | August 7, 2015 - 4:54pm

    The Perquimans Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for upcoming programs.

  • Fields ready for new role

    By Peter Williams | August 7, 2015 - 4:53pm

    The way Melissa Fields views it, she won’t be a stranger when she takes the helm at Perquimans County High School this month.

  • Bridge land was offered to DOT

    By Peter Williams | August 7, 2015 - 4:53pm

    The previous owner of a key piece of property in two of the three scenarios to replace Hertford’s S-Bridge offered to sell the house to the state in 2008 to make way for a new bridge.

  • Forrestburg club honored by DOT

    By Peter Williams | August 7, 2015 - 4:52pm

    A Perquimans County Ruritan Club was honored last month as the county’s longest serving participant in the state’s Adopt-A-Highway program.

  • Perquimans man selected to lead COA’s Edenton-Chowan campus

    By Peter Williams | August 7, 2015 - 4:52pm

    A Durant’s Neck man who got his start at a community college has been named to lead the College of the Albemarle’s Edenton-Chowan campus as the new dean.

  • Public input sought in Perquimans superintendent search

    By Peter Williams | July 25, 2015 - 7:03pm

    The public is invited to attend two meetings in August to talk about what traits they’d like to see in a new school superintendent.

  • Stallings named top superintendent

    July 23, 2015 - 8:34pm

    The state’s high school athletic association has named Perquimans County Schools Superintendent Dwayne Stallings at its superintendent of the year.

  • Motorist charged after collision

    July 23, 2015 - 8:33pm

    HERTFORD — An Elizabeth City motorist’s failure to stop for a stoplight resulted in a two-car collision in Hertford last week, town police records show.

  • 4,500 gallons of sewage leaks into swamp

    July 21, 2015 - 9:28pm

    WINFALL — About 4,500 gallons of raw sewage leaked into a swamp next to the Perquimans River Monday after a value failed at a lift station in Winfall.

  • Field smoke blamed for wreck

    By Peter Williams | June 24, 2015 - 7:45pm

    Smoke from a burning wheat field was blamed for a six vehicle accident June 17 on U.S. 17 north of Winfall.

  • Winfall tax rate unchanged

    By Peter Williams | June 24, 2015 - 7:44pm

    The Town of Winfall has approved a budget for next year that will hold the line on property taxes at 41 cents per $100 in property value.

  • Local teens to compete in volleyball nationals

    By Peter Williams | June 24, 2015 - 7:44pm

    A pair of Perquimans County teens are headed to California next month to compete for a national championship.

  • Family, lawmen reach out for information

    By Peter Williams | June 24, 2015 - 7:44pm

    The mother of a 39-year-old Holiday Island woman who has been missing for more than three weeks is pleading for the public to come forward with information about her daughter.

  • Rider hopes to raise money, awareness

    By Peter Williams | June 24, 2015 - 7:43pm

    Mandy Whitehurst’s goal is to ride 250 miles on her bicycle to raise money to fight childhood cancers.