Tyrrell County, NC

Tyrrell County, NCroanokebeacon.com

Tyrrell man arrested on drug charges

A Columbia man was arrested by Tyrrell County Sheriff’s deputies last week after turning himself in to authorities after warrants were issued for his arrest on drug charges. Kenneth James Spruill, 53, was charged June 9 with three counts of possession... For full story, check out this week’s paper.
Tyrrell County, NCDaily Advance

Time for a Beach Book!

The weather is getting hot and it is almost time to go to the beach and soak up some sun. An essential part of my beach visits is having a good book on hand while watching the waves and feeling the sand between my toes. At the Tyrrell County Public...
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Tyrrell County, NCDaily Advance

Tyrrell Commission budget adopts modest tax increase

COLUMBIA – Tyrrell County Commission adopted a modest 1-cent property tax increase Wednesday. Before the commission discussed the budget Wednesday after the Chowan Herald’s press deadline, no tax increase was in the cards. However, commissioners opted to approve a 1-cent tax increase to provide additional funds for drainage projects/assistance. Thus,...
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Tyrrell County, NCDaily Advance

Make Tyrrell more welcoming for all

I am writing in response to a letter from Denise McClees, who says she has grown weary of the conflict regarding the Confederate monument in Tyrrell County. Many of us are weary of the conflict and all that the Confederate statue stands for. I agree with Ms. McClees that the...
Columbia, NCthecoastlandtimes.com

Singspiration back on schedule in Columbia

The Tyrrell County 5th Sunday Night Singspiration is back on schedule for Sunday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Cabin Swamp Church of Christ in Columbia. This follows almost a year-and-a-half of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic with restrictions on distancing, meeting size and mask requirements. For some local churches, this will be their first outing and first group singing since the COVID-19 began to spread.
Tyrrell County, NCthecoastlandtimes.com

Tyrrell County Schools superintendent Oliver A. Holley elected NERESA chairman

The Northeast Regional Educational Service Alliance (NERESA) has elected Tyrrell County Schools Superintendent Oliver A. Holley to serve as its chairman. The NERESA consists of 17 regional school districts, including Tyrrell, Washington, Edenton-Chowan, Elizabeth City-Pasquotank, Camden, Currituck, Dare, Perquimans and Hyde counties. “I look forward to continuing the work of...
Tyrrell County, NCDaily Advance

Summer Reading is For Teens and Tweens, Too!

This year at the Tyrrell County Public Library, we are making an exciting addition to the Summer Reading Program!. As a part of our “bigger and better than ever” Summer Reading Program for this year, we are working with the Friends of the Tyrrell County Library to provide parallel prizes and events for the “tween” and teen (10-18) age group!
Tyrrell County, NCDaily Advance

Alligator photographed in Tyrrell County

Chowan County resident Kathy Lane, from the Rocky Hock area, recently took photographs of a wild alligator in Tyrrell County. According to Lane, the photographs of the alligator sunning itself on a fallen pine tree were taken about 2 miles before reaching the Alligator River, in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. It appeared to be 5 to 6 feet long.
Hertford, NCDaily Advance

Tyrrell man faces host of charges after high-speed chase through Hertford

HERTFORD — A Columbia man wanted on assault and other charges in Tyrrell County is facing additional charges in Perquimans County after leading law enforcement Friday on a high-speed pursuit through downtown Hertford that involved two sideswipes of other vehicles and ended with a short foot chase. Kevin Terrell Garnett,...
Tyrrell County, NCWITN

Tyrrell County tent collapses, sends two to hospital

TYRRELL COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - The former sheriff in Tyrrell County says strong storms Tuesday night caused a tent to collapse, sending two people to the hospital. Former sheriff Darryl Liverman says it happened around 7:45 p.m. on U.S. 64 just east of Columbia. Liverman says several people were under the tent at the time and had minor injuries.
Tyrrell County, NCthecoastlandtimes.com

Tyrrell County Schools moves to in-person instruction on Wednesdays

On Monday, April 26, the Tyrrell County Schools Board of Education met and discussed increasing instructional hours for the remainder of the year. A motion was passed approving the TCS Re-Entry Plan change to convert the remaining remote Wednesdays after this week to on-campus instructional days. All schools will now...
Tyrrell County, NCDaily Advance

May Changes at the Library

At the Tyrrell County Public Library, we are looking forward to an exciting month!. First, starting this week, we are open longer to serve our patrons! Beginning May 3rd, we will be open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m; Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m; and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tyrrell County, NCthecoastlandtimes.com

Tyrrell County clerk recognized for outstanding achievements

Penny Rhodes Owens, clerk to the Tyrrell County Board of Commissioners, was awarded the 2020 Howard Holly Award by the North Carolina Association of County Clerks. The presentation was virtual during the recent association conference and recognizes outstanding achievements to the association and to the profession. It is the highest award given by the association.
Tyrrell County, NCouterbanksvoice.com

Tyrrell deputies save a life with brave rescue

(Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Office) This account of a dramatic rescue by Tyrrell County Sheriff’s deputies on Monday night has been posted on the Sheriff’s Facebook page. “Last night (4/26/2021) Deputy Hughes and Deputy Spence were alerted to an overdue motorist/missing person from Nash County that could possibly have been broken down along US 64. The deputies responded to the area and began searching for the individual’s vehicle.
Tyrrell County, NCthecoastlandtimes.com

Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Office deputies rescue driver from submerged car

Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Office deputies rescued a motorist in distress Monday night, April 26. TCSO Deputy Hughes and Deputy Spence were alerted to an overdue motorist/missing person from Nash County that could possibly have been broken down along US 64, according to TCSO. Hughes and Spence responded to the area and began searching for the individual’s vehicle.
Tyrrell County, NCthecoastlandtimes.com

Tyrrell County man arrested for sex-related crimes involving minor

The Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Office has reported that on April 19, TCSO arrested and charged Chaunse Delong, of Gum Neck, with “multiple offenses including indecent liberties with a minor, statutory rape of a child less than 13, and other charges that related to the crime.”. Delong is in jail under...
Manteo, NCDaily Advance

Gum Neck man charged with sex crimes

GUM NECK -- Monday, Tyrrell County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged Chaunse Delong of Gum Neck, with multiple offenses including indecent liberties with a minor, statutory rape of a child less than 13, and other charges that related to the crime. He is currently in jail under a $635,000 secured bond.
Tyrrell County, NCDaily Advance

Pettigrew Regional Library System Expanding Services as COVID Declines

With the good progress of the nationwide vaccine distribution effort, states are dialing down COVID restrictions, the total number of active infections nationwide has significantly decreased to what it was in early October, and over 206 million Americans have received one or both of the vaccine doses. With these positive...