Hertford County, NC

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Nucor to the ‘rescue’

WINTON – Thanks to the generosity of Hertford County’s largest employer, the medical well-being of local citizens has taken a turn towards automation. At their meeting here June 7, the Hertford County Board of Commissioners were treated to a demonstration of a lifesaving device donated to the county by Nucor Steel.
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Edenton man drowns in Wiccacon River

HARRELLSVILLE – An afternoon swim ended tragically near here Sunday. Hertford County Sheriff Dexter Hayes said 31-year-old Kendall Lamont Wills of Edenton drowned in the Wiccacon River near the NC Wildlife Boat landing, located at the end of Old Ferry Road. Hayes added that no foul play was involved with...
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Murfreesboro home invasion suspect arrested

MURFREESBORO – One person is behind bars while two others remain at-large following a home invasion here Sunday night that left the victim hospitalized with a gunshot wound. Alfonzo Lee Jordan of Rocky Mount was taken into custody on Monday afternoon in Rich Square. He was charged with one felony count each of attempted first degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, first degree burglary, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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Pay hike suggested for Hertford County employees

WINTON – Hertford County local government employees are in line for a three percent raise effective July 1 pending the approval of the county’s proposed FY 2021-22 budget while the county’s tax rate remains unchanged. County Manager David Cotton provided the details of that budget here Monday morning during a...
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Grady W. Sumner, Jr.

AHOSKIE, NC – Grady Woodfin Sumner, Jr., 92, of 921 Liberty Street, Ahoskie, NC, died Sunday, March 15, 2020 in his home. Mr. Sumner was born in Hertford County on August 13,1927, and was the son of the late Grady W. Sr. and Mary Gatling Sumner. A retired sales representative with North State Provision Company, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Ahoskie, Davie Masonic Lodge #39, A.F. & A.M. and had served in the United States Navy.
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Welcome Back!

MURFREESBORO – Like many events last year, the annual 4-H Livestock Show and Sale in 2020 was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But now that conditions are starting to improve, participants were back again this year, showing off the animals they raised over the past several months in the hopes of earning the title of “champion.”
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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.
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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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Updated: Three charged in break-ins in two counties

AULANDER – Three suspects fleeing after allegedly breaking into a home in Hertford County are now facing similar charges in Bertie County. Bertie County Chief Deputy Kenny Perry said officers with the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office and the Aulander Police Department stopped a car containing the three suspects Friday afternoon.
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Two arrested in rash of break-ins

WINTON – Two local men are behind bars here following their Wednesday arrests on a recent rash of residential break-ins and larceny of weapons and other items. Kyle Jamal Cooper, age 23 of Askew Lane, Aulander, and 20-year-old Deijion Daye of Boyette Street in Murfreesboro, stand charged in connection with five break-ins. That crime wave, which began on May 20, involved residences on Caroline Street, Aulander; Cotton Island Road, Harrellsville; Jackie Brinkley Road, Aulander; Bazemore Road, Cofield; and Quebec Road, Harrellsville.
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COVID-19 claims two more local lives

We’re not completely out of the woods just yet. Even though confirmed and active cases of COVID-19 are falling locally, the virus remains a deadly menace. Albemarle Regional Health Services (ARHS) is reporting COVID-19 related deaths last week in Bertie and Hertford counties. Both individuals were over the age of 65.
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Lives at stake in helipad decision

I was excited and relieved to see our Town Council pass an ordinance allowing for the relocation of the helipad. This important ordinance supports and promotes public health, safety and the general welfare of the town, county and community. However, I am now deeply concerned by new developments that appear...
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Hertford County peanut farmers receive recognition for high yields

Three Hertford County farms received special recognition for impressive peanut yields in the 2020 North Carolina Peanut Yield Contest. Earl White and Sons Farms won the Hertford County Peanut Yield contest as well as the overall 2020 North Carolina Peanut Yield Contest. This is a major accomplishment and honor. Earl...
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Remembering Shaun

AHOSKIE – A young local athlete and assistant coach who was murdered earlier this year was posthumously honored with an award in his name at Ridgecroft School’s annual athletic banquet on May 20. VaShaun Smith was a student and football player at Hertford County High School before his death. But...
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Hertford County toughens solar farm regulations

WINTON – It appears that new language added to Hertford County’s Zoning Ordinance will address the concerns of local leaders and citizens have regarding solar farms. In October of last year, the Hertford County Board of Commissioners, after hearing negative comments about the lack of regulations controlling the placement and aesthetics of solar farms, enacted a moratorium on the issuance of building, zoning, and conditional use and/or special use permits for solar farm facility development.
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Pot, cash seized

AHOSKIE – An Ahoskie man was arrested last week after nearly one pound of marijuana and a large amount of cash were seized during a visit to his residence by a Probation Officer. Trent A. Burby, age 19, was charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sale, and deliver...