Murfreesboro, NC

Bears deliver one-two punch in season-opening win

GATESVILLE – By air and by ground…Hertford County High School delivered here Thursday night. Led by junior quarterback Keveon Rodgers, who passed for 229 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 126 yards and two additional scores, the Bears blanked Gates County, 46-0, in the season opener for both teams.
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Juvenile arrested in Wednesday’s deadly shooting

AHOSKIE – One person is in custody for the deadly shooting of a Murfreesboro woman. Hertford County Sheriff Dexter Hayes said that a local 16-year-old juvenile was arrested at around 10:30 pm Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder in the death of 54-year-old Angie Britt. That teen is being...

Garysburg man arrested for 2021 crime

JACKSON – An old criminal case has resulted in an arrest. The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office reports that 33-year-old Jacob Davis of Garysburg was served with an outstanding arrest warrant on Aug. 11. NCSO Lt. A. Collier served the warrant, which charged Davis with larceny of motor vehicle...

Drive-by shooting claims life of Murfreesboro woman

AHOSKIE – A drive-by shooting claimed the life of a local woman Wednesday morning. Hertford County Sheriff Dexter Hayes said 54-year-old Angie Britt of Murfreesboro died as the result of gunshot wounds she suffered while operating a vehicle on Boone Farm Road just outside the community of Union. Hayes...

Proposed pipeline project impacts Hertford and Northampton

WASHINGTON, DC – Federal officials here are in the process of preparing an environmental impact statement on a proposed project that has ties to Ahoskie and Pleasant Hill (Northampton County). Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC (Transco) has developed the Southside Reliability Enhancement Project. Transco proposes to construct and...

Alumna Jasmine Basnight to Serve as Area Director for Residence Life

Chowan University welcomes 2022 graduate Jasmine Basnight as Area Director for Residence Life. In this role, Basnight is responsible for the oversight of residence halls on the north side of campus which includes Belk Hall, Simons Hall, and Dunn Hall. A native of Fayetteville, NC, Basnight graduated from Chowan with...

Garysburg woman arrested, charged after speeding stop

A Garysburg woman was arrested and charged Wednesday evening after a Weldon police officer stopped her for speeding. Weldon Chief Christopher Davis said the arrest of Alexis Rebecca Barnes, 25, occurred around 5:30 p.m. at the intersection of West Third and Chestnut streets. Corporal S. McKimmey stopped the vehicle and...

Eric Carey Hired as Executive Chef for Chowan University

Pioneer College Caterers and Chowan University welcome Eric Carey as the new Executive Chef. Better known as “Mr. E,” Carey is a Hertford County, North Carolina native, graduating from Hertford County High School and furthering his education at Elizabeth City State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business management. He also completed a BA, MA, and MDiv in Biblical Studies from Grace Bible College and Theological School and is pursuing a doctorate in Christian counseling. Carey is also the owner of Mr. E’s Kitchen & Catering, located nearby Aulander, NC. Carey has shared his passion for home-cooked, southern-inspired dishes throughout northeastern North Carolina for over 16 years.

Library manager updates Northampton Commissioners

JACKSON – Lillie Pernell, Branch Manager of the Northampton Memorial Library, appeared before the county Board of Commissioners to update them on happenings at the local library in Jackson. “On behalf of the Northampton Memorial Library and Albemarle Regional Library system, we want to thank the Board, and we...

Bertie County plans anniversary celebration

WINDSOR - N.C. Governor Roy Cooper should clear his calendar for Nov. 5. He is going to be invited, along with other state and county leaders and every resident, to join the 300 year anniversary celebration of Bertie County. That was the message Assistant County Manager David Scarborough presented to the Bertie County Board of Commissioners Monday evening as plans for the 300 year Anniversary Celebration are underway. Scarborough reported...

Bryant takes over library reins

Windsor native Ryann Bryant was named the Bertie County Library Manager on August 1, taking over library management from former manager Nancy Hughes, who retired on July 31 after a 36-year career at the Windsor-based library. Bryant was born and raised in Windsor and holds a Bachelor’s in English from East Carolina University and a Masters in Library and Information Sciences from Rutgers University, as of May 2020. Currently there...

Indian Woods celebrates 'Back to School'

INDIAN WOODS - Chicken grillers, chicken lovers, chicken judges, volunteers, participants, family members, friends and school aged children all gathered Saturday at the Blue Jay Recreation Center in Indian Woods to enjoy a ‘Back to School Extravaganza.’ And an extravaganza it was. Community spirit filled the air along with the pleasant aromas of a barbecue cook off. Inflation didn’t show its face Saturday as the Blue Jay Recreation Association provided...

Ghost Guild plans to explore historic buildings in Murfreesboro

MURFREESBORO – The Ghost Guild, Inc. and the Murfreesboro Historical Association (MHA) have entered into a partnership to explore the town’s history with an opportunity for members of the public to join them. The Ghost Guild will research and investigate MHA properties in the fall of this year,...

DSS receiving applications for director post

WINDSOR - The question of who dropped the ball overseeing the procedures at the Bertie County office of Social Services remains unanswered as resumes to fill the vacant director’s position have been received. Former Bertie County Social Service Director Cindy Perry resigned abruptly on June 24 in light of a June 30 scheduled pre-dismissal conference addressing the possible unlawful signing of Social Service custody orders by the director. Currently under...

Office of Alumni Relations Launches Alumni Verification

Chowan University recently launched a comprehensive alumni verification project in preparation for our 175th Anniversary. Our 175-anniversary celebrations will begin on October 11, 2022 (Chowan’s 174th birthday) and run through Homecoming 2023. We’ve assembled the information currently listed in our alumni files and need your help to confirm the...

Chowan Co. Health Department slates clinic schedule

The following are the upcoming clinics scheduled for the Chowan County Health Department for the month of February through Albemarle Regional Health Services. Chowan, Currituck and Hertford County Health Departments have night clinics on the first and third Thursday nights from 5-7 p.m. Clinics scheduled for August include: Thursday, Aug. 18 ...