Colerain, NC


Martin County Sheriff, WPD make arrests

The Martin County Sheriff’s Office reports of incidents include:. Larceny was reported at 6940 Hwy 64 in Robersonville. Warrant service other jurisdiction was reported at 5276 Hwy 171 in Jamesville. Warrant service other jurisdiction was reported at Academy and Green St. in Robersonville. June 21. Warrant service other jurisdiction...

Plans proceed to change Murfreesboro Bypass

WINTON – After studying several options, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will proceed with an access management / safety project for the Murfreesboro Bypass. Win Bridgers, NCDOT Division One Engineer, confirmed that information as part of his presentation here last week at the regularly scheduled meeting on...

Jean Farr Councill, June 30

Jean was affectionately known as “Jeanie” by her family and friends. She was born on March 18, 1933, in Ahoskie, NC to John Deans Gatling and Louise Ruffin Gatling. After being raised in Franklin, VA she attended James Madison University, graduating in 1953, before pursuing further graduate degrees from the University of Virginia, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Opposition is an opportunity…

We are going to continue our walk through the book of Nehemiah. The work on the wall has begun, but some do not like seeing the progress. They insult, accuse and threaten Nehemiah and all the workers. The work slows because the people are afraid. Fear has an incredible effect on momentum. People will stop in their tracks if things are not accomplished in an orderly fashion. Have you ever...

Burns' fame as 'Mr. Biscuits' rising at Belcross Biscuit

CAMDEN — Whether it’s his scrumptious strawberry biscuits or mouthwatering buttermilk biscuits, it’s evident why people are starting to call Jeff Burns “Mr. Biscuits.” Burns and his wife, Cherylyn, are the new owners of what formerly was Belcross Bake Shoppe at 269 U.S. Highway 158 East in Camden. They took over ownership of the bakery in May and renamed it the Belcross Biscuit Company. Besides signature creations like blueberry bourbon...

Fun, Family & Fireworks!:

People started gathering near the Elizabeth City waterfront early Friday afternoon for what local officials said would be an impressive early Fourth of July fireworks show. Kevin Wetzel of Wetzel Pyrotechnics of Currituck County and six other employees started loading almost 1,300 shells late Friday afternoon that were scheduled to launched at 9 p.m. for 40-minute display over the Pasquotank River. In addition to the fireworks, the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Parks...

Williamston artist takes home 'Best in Show'

Artists, authors, patrons, benefactors and enthusiasts from Bertie and neighboring counties filled the Bertie County Arts Council building last Thursday as the organization hosted its 2022 Juried Members Show. The evening was a walk through Watercolors, Acrylics, Oils, Pottery and Photography as 16 artists framed their talents and presented their works to the public and famed Chowan County Art Judge Margi Wynn. “I was excited to come when Jeri Oltman...

Dr. Riddick receives UNC Diversity Award

CHAPEL HILL – A local man credits his upbringing in a rural environment that helped pave the way for him to earn a prestigious honor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Christopher Riddick was recognized with the Alumni Award, part of the 2022 Diversity Awards...

Details released on fatal crash

AHOSKIE – Details of Saturday’s fatal accident on NC 11 have been released by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol following their investigation. That crash claimed the life of 22-year-old Jaden Sessoms of Ahoskie. According to NCSHP Sgt. S. Richardson, Sessoms was operating a 2017 Mercedes passenger car...

Tradition: State champion Pirates with load of generational connections

The 2022 version of Perquimans baseball achieved something that even the famed late Perquimans alumnus Jim “Catfish” Hunter just missed out on in his playing days. The Pirates won their second consecutive state title. The Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher came very close to the feat in his high school career with Perquimans reaching the state title game a second year in a row in 1964, but those...

College of the Albemarle campuses evacuated Thursday following bomb threat

The Elizabeth City Police Department received a call at approximately 1:55 pm on Thursday, June 30th, that a bomb was located on a College of The Albemarle (COA) campus. The caller was not specific as to which campus; however, based on the information received, it was indicative that the threat could be referring to COA – Elizabeth City or COA – Dare.

Steamers Win Second Straight With All-Around Effort

Edenton, NC – The Edenton Steamers beat the Virginia Beach Sea Dogs 9-1 Saturday night in front of a season-high crowd at Historic Hicks Field. The Steamers improve to 3-0 against Virginia Beach this season, with all three games coming at home. The Clams have now won nine straight at Historic Hicks Field, and their second straight overall.