Bertie County, NC

Bertie County,

Bonuses approved for Bertie employees

WINDSOR – They may only have a small one percent raise in one hand, but the other hand will soon be filled with a four-figure bonus. The Bertie County Board of Commissioners adopted the FY 2021-22 budget here last week, only after hearing from several county workers – primarily DSS employees – who expressed frustration over such a small cost of living increase.
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Municipal filing draws near

WINDSOR – Those interested in seeking elective offices in their respective municipalities will soon have to file. The Bertie County Board of Elections will host filing for the towns of Askewville, Aulander, Colerain, Kelford, Powellsville, Roxobel and Windsor from noon on Friday, July 2 through noon on Friday, July 16.
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Bertie County Library, Cooperative Extension officially open

WINDSOR – The Bertie County Commissioners, along with various other public officials held the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Bertie County Library and Cooperative Extension building on Wednesday, June 16. “I am honored to see all of you here today. I am honored to inform you if your goal...
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Bertie County,

New Beginning

WINDSOR – Nearly five years have passed since back-to-back storms delivered what for many would have been a knockout blow. However, Bertie County – the scene of numerous natural disasters over the course of several decades – has a knack for bouncing back. Their latest rebound came here on Wednesday...
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Some employees decry 1 percent salary increase

WINDSOR – The Bertie County Commissioners held a public hearing Monday night for the proposed 2021-2022 fiscal year budget. During the presentation, Bertie County Manager Juan Vaughan, II., said there had been several work sessions to look at the budget, and several changes had been made. “The updated proposed budget...
Windsor, NCDaily Advance

Teacher Housing initiative revived

WINDSOR – It would be a strong and worthy comeback. The idea to provide affordable housing as a way of attracting and retaining Bertie County’s public school teachers, which seemed stalled or doomed only a few months ago, now may be returning to the front burner. District I Bertie County...
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Bertie track finishes fourth, sixth

ELIZABETH CITY – Bertie High School’s boys track team finished in fourth place while the girls took sixth in the Northeastern Coastal 2A Conference meet Wednesday (June 9) at Northeastern High School. The Bertie boys finished with 28 points while the girls ended up with eight points. The Falcons amassed...
Hertford County,

Thieves cross county lines

WINTON – Three local men are behind bars here, charged with residential break-ins in both Hertford and Bertie counties on June 4. Isaiah D. Holley, 19, of Ahoskie, Keonta T. Palmer, 20, of Powellville, and Kevon D. Watford, 21, of Aulander were apprehended during a vehicle stop in Bertie County less than 45 minutes after a reported break-in in Hertford County.
Hertford County,

Cooper, Daye charged again

WINDSOR – Two local men charged last week in a rash of residential break-ins in Hertford County now face similar charges in Bertie County. Kyle Jamal Cooper, age 23 of Askew Lane, Aulander, and 20-year-old Deijion Daye of Boyette Street in Murfreesboro, were issued Bertie County arrest warrants while incarcerated in the Hertford County Detention Center.
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Bertie County weather forecast

A slight chance of showers between noon and 3pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 3pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Bertie County,

Bertie tightens purse strings

WINDSOR – After years of watching its fund balance slowly erode, it appears that Bertie County local government’s finances are taking an upward turn. County Manager Juan Vaughan II shared his FY 2021-22 budget proposal with the board of commissioners here Tuesday at their regularly scheduled meeting. That financial spreadsheet calls for reduced spending, the same property tax rate, a slight raise for county employees, and a promise to continue an effort to rebuild the fund balance.
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Windsor will hold firework event July 2

WINDSOR – A Windsor tradition will return this year. Fireworks will once again light up the night sky over the Cashie River in observance of Independence Day. This is after the 2020 celebration had to be canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Freedom Fireworks will be held...
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No tax increase included in proposed county budget

WINDSOR - “There is some good news and some not so good news.”. This was Bertie County Manager Juan Vaughan’s opening remark during his presentation of the Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Proposed Budget to the Bertie County Commissioners. “The good news is the Ad Valorem tax rate will remain the same....
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Sheriff seeks information in murders

Bertie County Sheriff John Holley said his office is diligently working two unsolved murders. Tuesday afternoon, Sheriff Holley said deputies investigating the shooting deaths of James Calvin Watford and Tarquin Fogg. “We are investigating both murders and feel like we have a handle on who committed the crimes,” Sheriff Holley...