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  • Man arrested for 2012 murder

By PETER WILLIAMS | February 8, 2016 - 9:31pm

    HERTFORD — After nearly four years on the run, a 24-year-old man has been arrested for a 2012 murder he is alleged to have committed in Perquimans County.

  • Woman airlifted after collision on US 17

    February 5, 2016 - 6:42pm

    HERTFORD — A Chowan County woman had to be airlifted to a Virginia hospital for treatment last weekend after her pickup truck collided with another vehicle and overturned on U.S. Highway 17 in Perquimans County.

  • Perquimans nixes stricter turbine setback

    By Peter Williams | February 4, 2016 - 9:25pm

    HERTFORD — Perquimans commissioners will not require new industrial-sized wind energy turbines to be erected farther away from private residences.

  • Board deadlocks on wind rules

    By Peter Williams | February 3, 2016 - 12:00pm

    The Perquimans County Commission deadlocked in a three-to-three vote on Monday when it came to the issue of increasing the setbacks for new industrial-sized wind turbine projects.

  • DOT: S-Bridge needing repairs

    By Peter Williams | February 3, 2016 - 12:00pm

    The N.C. Department of Transportation wants to close Hertford’s S-Bridge for about two months as soon as it can to make repairs.

  • School board candidate withdrawls

    By Peter Williams | February 3, 2016 - 12:00pm

    One of the four candidates for Perquimans County School board will have to decline the office if he’s elected because he’s accepted a job with the school system.

  • Charges dropped against teacher, investigation continues

    February 3, 2016 - 12:00pm

    Charges have been dropped against a Perquimans County teacher, but he remains on paid leave.

  • Jackson brother to face six more sex charges

    By Peter Williams | February 3, 2016 - 9:00am

    One of the brothers charged with having sex with their sister is now facing six new charges.

  • Judge: Wind farm suit can proceed

By PETER WILLIAMS | December 16, 2015 - 9:20pm

    HERTFORD — A lawsuit challenging a state agency’s approval of the 20,000-acre Amazon Wind Farm East project in Perquimans and Pasquotank counties can proceed, a state judge has ruled.

  • Panel recommends tighter rules on wind power

    By Peter Williams | December 16, 2015 - 5:25pm

    The Perquimans County Planning Board is recommending tighter restrictions on wind power facilities, but not the one-mile setbacks that some opponents want.

  • Democrat to challenge Cook

    By Peter Williams | December 16, 2015 - 5:25pm

    While Rep. Bob Steinburg remains unopposed, the state senator who represents Perquimans County will face at least one challenger next year.

  • Student projects take Flight

    By Peter Williams | December 16, 2015 - 5:25pm

    Rockets filled the skies over Hertford Grammar School earlier this month as part of a program designed to engage fifth-grade students in science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Hertford’s Johnson honored with ‘excellence’ award

    By Peter Williams | December 16, 2015 - 5:24pm

    Phil Johnson, a Hertford resident and regional sales manager for Pepsi, was honored last week as one of the five finalists for a “Men of Excellence” award.

  • Hoffler, Lennon file for office

    By Peter Williams | December 16, 2015 - 5:24pm

    Two more candidates have filed for seats on the Perquimans County Commission.

  • Schools to sue over court surcharge fees

    By Peter Williams | December 7, 2015 - 9:17pm

    Perquimans County Schools officials are taking a $5,000 chance they can get $173,000 back from the state.

  • Jones to seek office

    By Peter Williams | December 7, 2015 - 9:17pm

    Kyle Jones made it official Monday — he will seek a second four-year term on the Perquimans County Commission.

  • Town of Hertford looking to curb electrical demand

    By Peter Williams | December 7, 2015 - 9:17pm

    A typical Hertford power customers is paying $11 a month less for electricity and customers have ways to knock it down another $20 to $24 if they join the effort to voluntarily limit their peak demand.

  • Area high school conferences under review

    By Peter Williams | December 7, 2015 - 9:16pm

    Perquimans County athletes may soon find themselves in a new conference — one that doesn’t include Camden, but could include John A. Holmes in Edenton.

  • NC group joins search for missing woman

    By Peter Williams | November 24, 2015 - 9:02pm

    HERTFORD — The family of a Perquimans County woman missing since May has enlisted the help of a North Carolina-based group that assists in searching for missing persons.

  • Perquimans names schools chief

    By Peter Williams | November 24, 2015 - 9:01pm

    HERTFORD — The Perquimans County school board didn’t have to look too far to find its next superintendent.

  • Clerk workers’ data access improper

    By Peter Williams | November 14, 2015 - 9:25pm

    HERTFORD — A routine state audit found no evidence of fraud in the Perquimans County Clerk of Court’s Office but said two employees’ improper access to data systems could have made fraud harder to detect.

  • Aples wins seat in Hertford

    November 4, 2015 - 8:34pm

    A write-in candidate tallied the most votes in Tuesday’s election for two seats on Hertford Town Council.

  • Local police chief recovering

    October 16, 2015 - 8:12pm

    Local police chief recoveringHertford Police Chief Douglas Freeman is recovering from injuries he suffered in July while helping another police officer arrest a crime suspect, the town manager confirmed.

  • Storm provides a test

    By Peter Williams | October 14, 2015 - 4:37pm

    Perquimans County got to experience a “trial run” while preparing for Hurricane Joaquin — the Category 4 storm that never came.

  • Business Expo attracts buyers, sellers

    By Peter Williams | October 14, 2015 - 4:36pm

    The fourth annual Business Expo drew 40 businesses and more than 500 people to the Perquimans Recreation Center last week.