Gates County, NC

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COVID-19 drive-thru clinic, June 24

GATES – A partnership between five agencies will offer COVID-19 vaccinations from 10 a.m. until 12 noon on Thursday, June 24 at the Gates County Health Department. The vaccines will be administered via a drive-thru clinic held in the parking lot of the health department, located at 29 Medical Center Road.
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Mill worker killed

GATESVILLE – An employee of a local lumber mill was tragically killed in a workplace accident near here Monday morning. Gates County Sheriff Ray Campbell said the accident occurred at Gates Custom Milling, located on NC 37 south of Gatesville. The victim’s name was not released pending the notification of...
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Gates County native earns rank of Brigadier General

FORT SILL, OK – For Brig. Gen. Richard Harrison the new stars on his uniform were a direct tie to his interest in serving others while he was growing up in Sunbury, North Carolina. Harrison, the commandant of the Air Defense Artillery School, chief of ADA here, became a new...
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Gates County felon locked up on weapon charge

RALEIGH – Anthony Eugene Kee of Hobbsville was sentenced here June 10 to 18 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a felon. Kee pled guilty to the charge during a court proceeding on March 4. According to court documents and statements made during hearings, the Gates County...
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COVID-19 active cases declining

The Roanoke-Chowan area was free of COVID-19 related deaths last week. Meanwhile, the number of local active cases continues to show that the virus, while still deadly for those with compromised immune systems and/or in poor general health, appears to be loosening its grip. Active cases are down this week...
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No ‘culture shock’ for new Gates County Manager

GATESVILLE – Timothy (“Tim”) L. Wilson didn’t roll his eyes in distain upon learning that the area where he was interviewing for a management position only had a single stoplight. Nope….that fact never bothered Wilson as his roots can be traced to sparsely populated western North Carolina and, later as...
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Gates County budget proposed

GATESVILLE – Two weeks into his new job, Gates County Manager Tim Wilson has proposed an operating budget that includes no increase to property taxes; adds two full-time positions to the county’s local government workforce, and gives them all a four percent raise to boot. For FY 2021-22, Wilson is...
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Welcome to Gates County, North Carolina!

Gates County is part of the Inner Banks of North Carolina and home of Merchants Millpond State Park. Our people are our greatest resource, producing locally and globally as a Hampton Roads community. NOTICE:. At the January 20th Board of Commissioners' Meeting the Board voted on the following:. - credit...
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Enos L. Holloman

AHOSKIE – Enos Landing “E.L.” Holloman, 87, of Ahoskie, died Thursday, May 20, 2021 in Rich Square Nursing and Rehabilitation. Mr. E.L. was born in Gates County on February 28, 1934, was the son of the late Jesse Holloman and Carrie Lee Landing Askew, and was raised on the farm with his great-grandparents, P.P. and Daisy Landing. In addition to his parents and great-grandparents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Glenda Holloman Byrd.
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Monument decision maintains ‘status quo’

I read the “United We Stand” letter in the May 13th issue of the Gates County index and reflected upon the question posed by the author: “Do the residents of Gates County hold a blueprint that others across our nation need to follow? Absolutely not!. I grew up in Gates...
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Gates County blood drive memorializes late donor

GATESVILLE – Over the course of his adult life, Frank Speight Rountree promoted the importance of donating blood. It wasn’t until the latter stages of his life that he found himself on the receiving end of that needle. Rountree passed away on New Year’s Day, 2021 from acute myeloid leukemia....
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No local COVID deaths last week; active cases still falling

With nearly 50 percent of the adult population in three of the four local counties receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Roanoke-Chowan area continues to see deaths and active cases of the virus greatly decline. There were no local deaths from the virus last week and...
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Gates County adds $1.1 million to fund balance

GATESVILLE – After a couple of down years, it appears that Gates County local government’s finances are making significant gains. Tim Lyons with Mauldin & Jenkins CPAs presented the county’s 2019-2020 audit to the board of commissioners at their regularly scheduled meeting here April 21. Lyons gave the county an...
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James Savage

Celebration of life for James Savage, a believer in Christ Jesus will be Tuesday May 11,2021 at New Hope Church graveside at 1:00pm. Visitation will be Monday May 10,2021 at Stallings funeral home from 5 to 7. He was born in Gates County NC but has been a resident of Elizabeth City NC for over 50 years. He enjoyed working at our Elizabeth City Coast Guard for over 40 years. He was a very kind father and husband.
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United We Stand!

Do the residents of Gates County hold a blueprint that others across our nation need to follow?. Instead of destroying all references of their past, the citizens of Gates County are instead adding a chapter to their history book. This is in reference to Cal Bryant’s front page article –...
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J & J vaccine clinics slated locally this week

With federal health officials expressing confidence in the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Albemarle Regional Health Services (ARHS) will move forward with offering that type of COVID-19 shots this week at local drive-thru clinics. Following a thorough safety review, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug...
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Confederate statue will have company

GATESVILLE – After several months of fact finding and soul searching, a group of six Gates County residents have reached a decision on the fate of the 106-year-old Confederate monument that sits on county-owned property in downtown Gatesville. That monument will stand, but it will be joined by a newer...
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ARHS to offer J&J vaccine at 3 mass clinics this week

Albemarle Regional Health Services will hold three mass clinics this week offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following state and federal determinations that the single-dose vaccine is safe and effective to use against COVID-19. The clinics will be held at Bertie High School at 715 U.S. Highway 13 North, Windsor...