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Reward raised to $20k in shooting death of Franklin 10-year-old
Law enforcement is now offering $20,000 for information that leads to the arrest of Tashawnda Drayton, who is known to have ties to the Hampton Roads area.
Trio arrested in convenience store robbery
One faces additional charges in residential B&E The post Trio arrested in convenience store robbery appeared first on The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald.
Victim in deadly Suffolk overnight shooting identified
He was identified as 26-year-old Devon Eason of Suffolk.
Reward Doubled in Search for Suspected Child Killer Tashonda Drayton
The hunt for accused child killer T Shonda Drayton intensifies as the US Marshall service doubles the reward to $20,000. Known as rapper 23 Brazy, Drayton is wanted for the shooting death of a 10-year-old boy in Franklin.
Tragedy Strikes Suffolk: A Call to Action Against Gun Violence
In the early hours of a recent Monday, the Suffolk community was plunged into despair following a deadly shooting event. Devon Eason, a 26-year-old man, was tragically found with life-threatening gunshot wounds around 2:45 a.m. near the Heritage Acres apartments on Nansemond Parkway. Efforts to save him were in vain as he succumbed to his injuries on the spot. This incident has not only left a void in the hearts of Eason's family and friends but has also cast a spotlight on the broader issue of gun violence plaguing urban neighborhoods.
Family altercation leads to deadly shooting
MURFREESBORO – An alleged altercation between family members led to a man killing his brother near here early Sunday morning. Hertford County Sheriff Dexter Hayes said that Jahiem Taylor, age 20, is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of his 25-year-old brother, Keondre Taylor. J. Taylor is being held without bond pending […] The post Family altercation leads to deadly shooting appeared first on The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald.
Celebrating One Year of Community-Oriented Policing in Bertie County with Sheriff Tyrone Ruffin
December 5, 2023, marked a significant milestone in Bertie County with Sheriff Tyrone Ruffin celebrating his first anniversary at the helm. A native of Murfreesboro with over 15 years in law enforcement, Sheriff Ruffin has been steadfast in fulfilling his promises of unity, visibility, and community engagement. His hands-on leadership and commitment to a 'working' sheriff's role have enhanced the rapport between law enforcement and residents, reflecting the principles of Community-Oriented Policing (COP).
14-year-old boy missing from Suffolk, police say he is 'endangered'
According to the department, Isaiah Amos was last seen Sunday around 7 p.m. when leaving his home in Pughsville.
Alleged shooter struck by vehicle, injured in Suffolk
SUFFOLK, Va. — An investigation is underway after authorities say a man who opened fire was struck by a vehicle he shot at in Suffolk just after noon Tuesday. The Suffolk Police Department said a man, who has not been publicly identified, shot at a vehicle carrying three men on Lee Street near West Washington Street at 12:06 p.m. The driver in turn struck the alleged shooter with his vehicle, wounding the man.
Elf in the Park! Festive holiday hunt underway in Suffolk
Reports are coming in of daily sightings of Santa's Elves in Suffolk, with evidence left behind in city parks.
A job well done
Carotel Club honors Hertford County EMS The post A job well done appeared first on The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald.
The Gatling Gun
Richard Jordan Gatling of Murfreesboro, N.C, had many inventions, including a rice-sowing machine, a screw propeller for steamboats and improvements to the toilet. But he is best known for the Gatling gun, the first successful machine gun. The Gatling gun was invented at the start of the Civil War in...
Broncos maintain high standards
Franklin High School’s varsity boys basketball team has a high standard to meet thanks to the outstanding performance of its 2022-23 squad, but three games into the 2023-24 season, the Broncos have been showing they are equal to the task. They improved to 3-0 on Monday evening, Dec. 4, with a definitive 68-35 home win […] The post Broncos maintain high standards appeared first on The Tidewater News.
John Trent chosen Bertie board chair
Bertie County Commissioners elected John Trent as the new Commission Chair Monday evening at their regularly scheduled meeting. Trent replaces Commissioner Ron Wesson as chair. Ron Roberson was elected Vice-Chair, replacing Commissioner Michael White in that role. The terms are for one year. Before changing seats, Wesson thanked everyone for a “very successful year” and briefly outlined the commissions accomplishments. ...
Driver charged with DUI after crashing on the CBBT
SUFFOLK, Va. — A driver has been charged with driving under the influence after a crash on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Tuesday morning. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Director of Operations, Edward Spencer said that a northbound vehicle had struck a crash cushion protecting a maintenance lane closure at the North Channel Bridge around 2:35 a.m. Lanes reopened just before 5:00 a.m.
Smithfield Foods helps feed hungry in the region
Smithfield Foods donated truckloads of food to food banks in the Hampton Roads area during November through its Helping Hungry Homes hunger relief program. Additionally, Smithfield donated hams and cash to support nonprofit organizations in Virginia and North Carolina to fight hunger during the holidays, according to a news release. “At Smithfield, we feel a […]
New Powellsville board sworn in
The Powellsville Town Commissioners in this Bertie hamlet will have a new look in 2024, and a younger one as well. Two new commissioners took their first oath of office at the Powellsville Town Hall here Tuesday before a packed room of citizens and well-wishers. Antonio Hoggard and Camille Taylor will fill two seats, along with re-elected commissioner Hattie Askew, on the three-member board when they first convene as a...
Residency program works to recruit doctors to rural communites
ECU Health’s effort to attract more doctors to rural communities has been successful with two of four practitioners in its inaugural Rural Family Medicine Residency Program class agreeing to stay in Duplin and Hertford counties. Program leaders say its success will continue to grow as the number of participants increases. What started with four residents is now at 10 residents. The program will grow to 27 residents next year, said Dr. Audy Whitman, clinical assistant professor of family medicine at the Brody School of Medicine...
Pet pantries could use food donations
There’s no need for dog neglect cases in Bertie County, according to Beth Northcott She is the Founder and President of Companion Animal Advocates Bertie (CAAB). Northcott began the nonprofit organization last year after concerns heightened throughout the county regarding dog neglect cases. It July, 2022 Northcott addressed the Bertie County Board of Commissioners and recommended they adopt a tethering law. When that failed to gain support, Northcott took it...
Murfreesboro residents advised to boil water before consumption
MURFREESBORO, N.C. (WNCT) — There is now a water advisory for those who live in Murfreesboro. The town advises that water from the tap should be boiled before use. This includes water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and preparing food. Boiling water for one minute should kill any organisms that could be […]