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  • NC group joins search for missing woman

    By Peter Williams | November 24, 2015 - 9:02pm

    HERTFORD — The family of a Perquimans County woman missing since May has enlisted the help of a North Carolina-based group that assists in searching for missing persons.

  • Perquimans names schools chief

    By Peter Williams | November 24, 2015 - 9:01pm

    HERTFORD — The Perquimans County school board didn’t have to look too far to find its next superintendent.

  • Clerk workers’ data access improper

    By Peter Williams | November 14, 2015 - 9:25pm

    HERTFORD — A routine state audit found no evidence of fraud in the Perquimans County Clerk of Court’s Office but said two employees’ improper access to data systems could have made fraud harder to detect.

  • Aples wins seat in Hertford

    November 4, 2015 - 8:34pm

    A write-in candidate tallied the most votes in Tuesday’s election for two seats on Hertford Town Council.

  • Local police chief recovering

    October 16, 2015 - 8:12pm

    Local police chief recoveringHertford Police Chief Douglas Freeman is recovering from injuries he suffered in July while helping another police officer arrest a crime suspect, the town manager confirmed.

  • Storm provides a test

    By Peter Williams | October 14, 2015 - 4:37pm

    Perquimans County got to experience a “trial run” while preparing for Hurricane Joaquin — the Category 4 storm that never came.

  • Business Expo attracts buyers, sellers

    By Peter Williams | October 14, 2015 - 4:36pm

    The fourth annual Business Expo drew 40 businesses and more than 500 people to the Perquimans Recreation Center last week.

  • Police chief recovering

    By Peter Williams | October 14, 2015 - 4:36pm

    Hertford Police Chief Douglas Freeman is recovering from injuries he received in July while helping another officer with the arrest of a 35-year-old man.

  • County to upgrade 911 system

    By Peter Williams | October 14, 2015 - 4:36pm

    Perquimans County has secured a grant that will allow the county to update the county’s 911 system.

  • Layden named to anti-trafficking board

    October 7, 2015 - 8:17pm

    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 - 8:16pm

    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 - 8:22pm

    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 - 8:22pm

    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 - 8:21pm

    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 - 7:58pm

    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 - 7:25pm

    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 - 7:19pm

    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 - 7:19pm

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

  • ‘Love PQ’ community outreach effort grows

    By Peter Williams | August 11, 2015 - 7:18pm

    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 - 7:18pm

    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 - 3:54pm

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

  • Fields ready for new role

    By Peter Williams | August 7, 2015 - 3:53pm

    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 - 3:53pm

    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 - 3:52pm

    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 - 3:52pm

    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.