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Hyde commissioners schedule special meeting, hearing

The Hyde County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 4, in the Hyde County Government Center, Multi-Use Room, Swan Quarter, and the Ocracoke Community Center. The public is welcome to attend in person and the meeting will also be live streamed via the County’s Facebook Live account.
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Area Fourth of July celebrations begin today

The year that area Fourth of July celebrations were finally set to return to normal has turned out to be somewhat different than expected. While numerous communities, including Greenville and Farmville, will host full-scale events and fireworks this year, some eastern North Carolina towns have seen their celebrations halted again. This time, rather than COVID-19 being the cause, the cancellations have been prompted by an accident in which a brush...

Weekly Devotion – John 17:26

John 17:26, “I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”. Among the other things that Jesus did when he came to earth was to make God known to man. Man had once enjoyed complete fellowship with God in the Garden of Eden, but sin had marred that relationship. And, as you remember, things continued to get worse until the days of Noah when God wiped mankind from the face of the earth with the flood. And then, God called Abraham and began a covenant relationship with him. But it was through Moses that God gave the Israelites the Law. That went a long way to define the relationship that man and God were to have. And yet, man failed to keep that agreement. God continued to love, care for and discipline his people, and people continued to stray and disobey.

Accident leaves drivers injured

A late afternoon car crash in Pantego left drivers of these two vehicles injured Thursday, June 23. According to Pungo River Fire member Lynn Paul, the intersection of the Hwy 99 South and Railroad Bed Road is the site of a number of automobile accidents as the angle of the intersection makes it difficult for drivers to properly see one another and signs reading “Limited Sight Distance” dot the roadsides to caution drivers. (Staff photo by Arthur Howell)

East Lake Community meeting on proposed new Alligator River Bridge

Come join us on July 19th when representatives from NCDOT will be present to give us a presentation on the new proposed 2 Lane Alligator River Bridge. Be prepared with any questions you may have and be sure to pass the word and invite anyone who may have an interest to come out and join us.

Rising BMI Country Artist Wows Florida Broadcasting Execs

Columbia Nashville recording artist and BMI songwriter Kameron Marlowe highlighted the closing dinner at the 2022 Florida Association of Broadcasters Convention in Key Largo by delivering a powerful performance in front of some of the radio and television industry’s most influential executives. The Kannapolis, North Carolina native performed songs from his upcoming album, including his hit single “Giving You Up,” which has received more than 60 million streams on Spotify. The FAB Convention is an annual event where broadcasters hear from industry leaders, and other prominent speakers to discuss issues that affect the broadcast industry.

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May 2, 1948 – June 20, 2022. Helen Vann Hassell Snell, 74, of Columbia, entered her eternal rest on Monday, June 20, 2022, at her home, surrounded by family members. Helen Snell was born in Hertford County, on May 2, 1948, to the late James Summer and Nettie Rose Vann.

Hyde commissioners to hold special meeting on Monday

The Hyde County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 27, in the Hyde County Government Center, Multi-Use Room, Swan Quarter, and the Ocracoke Community Center. The public is welcome to attend in person and the meeting will also be live streamed via the County’s Facebook Live account.

Pocosin Arts School keeping with tradition

Tucked away on the banks of the Scuppernong River, at the end of Main Street in Columbia, The Pocosin Arts School of Fine Crafts has been attracting students, teachers, tourists and art enthusiasts from surrounding communities and distant shores since its inception in 1995. The tiny gem has a shining reputation as a catalyst for collaboration between instructors and students whose work may one day hang in galleries and shops across the globe. ...

Woman faces assault charges in two counties

Creswell woman is jailed in Pitt County after an attack on court officers last week that mirror an incident that landed her in Washington County lockup earlier this year. April Devone Jones, 34, was jailed on $250,000 bond in Pitt County June 14 on felony and misdemeanor charges of assault on a court officer, resisting arrest, communicating threats and simple assault. A Pitt County court date is set July 6...

Weekly Devotion – John 17:24

John 17:24, “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.”. Have you ever thought about what Jesus wants? He is God,...

Fried flounder fundraiser supports Swan Quarter Volunteer Fire Department

The Swan Quarter Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fried flounder fundraising lunch and dinner at the station, located at 25 Oyster Creek Road in Swan Quarter, on Saturday, June 25 from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. The meals include fried flounder, buttered potatoes, homemade coleslaw, hush puppies, dessert and...

Schools ponder private security to boost safety measures

County school officials are looking into if and how private security providers could be used in county schools to augment safety measures furnished by the sheriff’s office School Resource Officers (SROs). Washington County school board chairman Carlos Riddick initiated the review as part of the board’s renewal of a...

Tyrrell County activists want Confederate monument moved

Activists want a Confederate monument removed from the public lawn in front of the Tyrrell County Courthouse in Columbia. The 23-foot statue of a Confederate soldier was erected in 1902 and includes the inscription that it was dedicated "in appreciation of our faithful slaves." It was moved to its current location in 1938.

Dozens to rally in Columbia against Confederate monument

COLUMBIA — Dozens of Tyrrell County residents are scheduled to rally in Columbia Saturday in front of a newly-erected billboard calling for removal of the Confederate monument at the county courthouse. The billboard is the second that Concerned Citizens of Tyrrell County and Emancipate NC have erected in Columbia calling on local officials to remove the monument. Joyce Fitch, a member of the Concerned Citizens of Tyrrell County, is one...

Jacavone leaving Tyrrell library to head Shepard-Pruden

EDENTON — Shepard-Pruden Memorial Library has chosen Jared Jacavone to be its new librarian. Jacavone, who has been the librarian at Tyrrell County Public Library in Columbia since 2018, will fill the position vacated by Jennifer Finlay, who departed in May for New Hanover County Public Library in Wilmington. Jacavone will begin working at the Edenton library on July 1. ...