April 18, 2018

HERTFORD — Two Perquimans County men are facing cocaine trafficking charges after they and three other persons were apprehended in a roundup of alleged drug traffickers in North Carolina and Arizona, authorities said on Wednesday.

Gregory Whidbee, 41, of the 800 block of Ocean Highway,…


April 16, 2018

HERTFORD — Any effort to change Perquimans County’s system of electing county commissioners that hurts minority voters will be met with a stiff challenge, a county commissioner says.

Commissioner Joe Hoffler said he opposes changes to the county’s “single-shot”…


April 11, 2018

HERTFORD — Hertford’s town manager has resigned to take a job as planning director in neighboring Chowan County.

“I felt I needed to spend more time outside of working,” Town Manager Brandon Shoaf said Wednesday. “The manager’s job, not just in Hertford,…


April 11, 2018

HERTFORD — After 40 years in Hertford, the Albemarle Commission is considering moving from Perquimans County, perhaps to Elizabeth City.

Cathy Davison, executive director of the 10-county regional council of government, said this week the commission’s board has directed her to look…


April 09, 2018

HERTFORD — For nearly a quarter-century, Perquimans County has used a “single-shot” voting system designed to elect more minorities to the county’s Board of Commissioners.

Adopted in 1993 and taking effect a year later, the system restricts voters to one choice in county…


March 13, 2018

A number of students at Perquimans County High School plan to leave class and walk to their school’s flagpole on Wednesday as part of a planned nationwide student demonstration against gun violence and in support of school safety.

Elsewhere in the region, school officials said they are…

March 03, 2018

HERTFORD — Fifty firefighters from four volunteer fire departments battled heavy winds Friday night to prevent a fire that completely destroyed a riverfront home from spreading. 


February 23, 2018

HERTFORD — A Perquimans County commissioner has filed for re-election to a second term.

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February 22, 2018

HERTFORD — A 15-year-old student at Perquimans County Middle School is in custody and likely will face charges after allegedly threatening gun violence at the school Thursday morning.

February 22, 2018

HERTFORD — A Hertford town councilman already facing a 10-day jail sentence for resisting a police officer during a traffic stop has been sentenced to more than a year of supervised probation for having a handgun during the stop — a violation of his probation for an earlier conviction. 

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