Gates County, NC

Police chase in Suffolk ends in Gates County, NC

SUFFOLK, Va. — A man is facing charges after he allegedly led Suffolk police on a chase across state lines into North Carolina, the Suffolk Police Department said. Shortly before 5 p.m. on August 3, Suffolk police said a call came in of a reckless driver in the 1100 block of Carolina Road. Officers located the driver on Whaleyville Boulevard and conducted a traffic stop.
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Despite her success, Polson has never forgotten her roots

Despite her success as an award-winning writer and television producer, Beth Polson has never lost her passion for the Albemarle area. Instead, she continues to cherish the lasting friendships and the small-town culture that were so instrumental in forming her character. A longtime resident of Corapeake, Ms. Polson graduated from Gates County High School in 1965. Her business teacher, the beloved Cleveland Hawkins, who ultimately enjoyed a very successful educational career, had just started his first teaching assignment when Polson, then a 12th-grader with a...
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Virginia chase ends in Gates County

EURE – Deputies with the Gates County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a fugitive on the run out of the state of Virginia on Wednesday afternoon. According to Gates County Sheriff Ray Campbell, at approximately 5:10 p.m. Gates County Communications received information that officers with the Suffolk (Virginia) Police Department were in pursuit of a wanted suspect that was heading towards Gates County.

Chesterfield man charged with leading police on chase into NC

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - A Chesterfield County man faces multiple charges after authorities say he led them on a chase into North Carolina. Suffolk Police Department notified the Gates County Sheriff’s Office in North Carolina that they were pursuing a wanted man heading toward Gates County. Deputies set up...

Water billing issues addressed

GATESVILLE – Just like a bad cold that refuses to go away, the Gates County Board of Commissioners are again faced with billing complaints from customers of the county’s public water system. The latest round of problems appears to be associated with $60 “service fees” assessed to water...

Gates County, North Carolina Has One of the Highest Foreclosure Rates in the Nation

The worst inflation in 40 years has led to cascading effects, with consumer sentiment declining and gross domestic product decreasing in the first quarter of this year. While the Federal Reserve has been raising rates to tame inflation, this has resulted in higher mortgage rates. Combined, these factors appear to be cooling the U.S. housing market after white-hot demand in the past two years sent prices skyward.

Gates County native sworn in as Judge

CHARLOTTE – Attorney Shanté Burke-Hayer, a native of Gates County, was officially sworn in to begin her journey as District Court Judge in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County on July 8. Burke-Hayer ran a successful campaign, emphasizing her dedication to “the people” and desire to provide support for families, children, and...

Man gets life without parole in 2018 shooting of Gates man

GATES — A man charged in the December 2018 shooting death of a Gates County man will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility of parole. Terrell J. Parker, 35, was found guilty of 1st degree murder for the shooting death of Isaac J. Hawk, an employee with the Gates County Clerk of Superior Court said Friday. Hawk was 31 at the time of his death. ...

NCDOT lists major projects in Gates Co.

GATESVILLE – NCDOT’s Strategic Transportation Improvement Program list (2020-2029) includes several upcoming projects in Gates County. The county’s board of commissioners were updated about those projects during their recent regularly scheduled meeting. Win Bridgers NCDOT Division One Engineer shared the highlights of those pending projects. “These are...