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SILVER ALERT: Plymouth Police looking for 81-year-old man

PLYMOUTH, N.C. (WITN) -A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 81-year-old man last seen in Plymouth.Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Curtis Davis who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.Davis was last seen in a Black Mercury Mountaineer with

WITN - 2018-06-17 17:03:00

Recreation push not likely to alter tax decrease in Halifax County

It looks likely Halifax County taxpayers will have a slightly lighter burden next year, but not everybody is happy about that.Audrey L. Hardy, coordinator of the Roanoke Valley Community Health Initiative, hopes the Halifax County Board of Commissioners will change its mind about a property tax decr

ROANOKE DAILY HERALD - 2018-06-17 10:00:00

Eight children, one adult displaced after apartment fire in Suffolk

SUFFOLK, Va. – Nine people, including eight children, are looking for a new place to call home.


Dangerous plant that could cause burns, blindness found in Virginia

ISLE OF WIGHT, VA (WWBT) -An invasive species of plant that can be incredibly dangerous to humans has been spotted in Virginia.Sap from the Giant Hogweed, which can be between 8 and 14 feet tall, can cause your skin to be severely burned just by sunlight.If the sap gets into your eyes, it can leave


Fruit Recall Linked To This One Virginia Grocery Store

EMPORIA, VA — Only one store in Virginia has been linked to this week's recall of pre-cut melons, according to the Food and Drug Administration. The store is Piggly Wiggly in Emporia, in southern Virginia, officials said as of Saturday. Other retail locations may be added to the list, according to t

PATCH - 2018-06-17 14:00:00

Tarboro store begins selling bulletproof book bag

TARBORO, N.C. (WITN) -A new product invented in Eastern North Carolina may help you and your family stay safe, especially for kids at school.


Orchard produces freshness at a cost

Dean Kight and his wife, Joyce, examine their peach orchards at Oak Grove Orchard, on US 301 between Halifax and Weldon. They said they work long hours to produce fresh crops.Carolyn Harmon | The Daily Herald

ROANOKE DAILY HERALD - 2018-06-17 10:00:00

Elizabeth City partners with new Internet provider

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Residents of an eastern North Carolina city have a new option for Internet service.TheDaily Advancereports that Eastern Shore Communications is serving customers in Elizabeth City. The city government is its first business customer.The Cape Charles, Va., provider, began t

SHORELINEMEDIA.NET - 2018-06-17 17:22:42

New businesses welcome in changing Enfield

ENFIELD — Jim Horne was waiting for his order of Philly cheesesteaks on Wednesday.It was his second visit to S&G Grill, on McDaniel Street, since it opened in April. He said he likes to pick up a large order on Thursdays for his co-workers at Halifax Mutual Insurance Company. He was a day early.“The


Roadway closed in Suffolk for possible hazmat incident

SUFFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Police and fire crews were on the scene of a possible hazmat situation in Suffolk Thursday night.According to officials, Emergency Communications received a call around 8:25 p.m. after a citizen alerted them about an industrial tanker truck leaking an unknown substance.The tru


Burke publishes children's book - The Suffolk News-Herald

Suffolk native Valerie Burke self-published a children’s book in February called “A Good Apple.”The book is educational and features subjects like the alphabet, numbers and colors, but it also features Bible verses and moral teachings.“The book introduces foundational life learning skills for all ch

SUFFOLK NEWS-HERALD - 2018-06-16 21:27:01

Braves streak continues with walk-off victory - The Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald

AHOSKIE – Ahoskie scored the winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning here Monday evening as Bear Grass committed an error, producing a walk off 9-8 victory for the Braves in junior American Legion baseball action.Ahoskie opened the scoring with a run in the bottom of the second inning. Parker


Folks plan for 301 Endless Yard Sale

Cassandra Barner, Halifax County Department of Social Services supervisor, is busy putting out signs along US 301 on Tuesday. The department is putting out signs early to garner interest for the upcoming “301 Endless Yard Sale,” in which they will participate on Saturday only. Their proceeds will go


Hertford to use $131K in fund balance

The increase in police salaries comes as town officials are searching for a new police chief. The current salary range for the police chief listed on the town’s website is $42,516 to $62,923. The starting salary for a police officer is $31,121, according to the website.


Potential hazmat incident shuts down Suffolk roadway

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- An industrial tanker leaked an unknown substance Thursday night in the Harbour View section of Suffolk, creating a potential hazmat incident that's closed a portion of roadway in the area.


Suffolk Workforce Development Center to host hiring fair for skilled laborers

SUFFOLK, Va. – Calling all job seekers!The Suffolk Workforce Development Center will host a hiring fair for the Virginia/North Carolina Pipeline from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19.Those seeking to fill skilled labor positions for the Suffolk-based business Mills Marine & Ship Repair LLC are


Legislator releases emails sought by ACLU, constituent

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina legislator has released more than 1,100 pages of un-redacted emails after a constituent and the American Civil Liberties Union sought them.The Daily Advance of Elizabeth CityreportsRepublican Rep. Beverly Boswell of Dare County released the emails that th

WATAUGA DEMOCRAT - 2018-06-16 18:57:56

BC-BBM--Southern League Glance

BC-BBM--Southern League GlanceSouthern LeagueBy The Associated PressAt A GlanceAll Times EDTNorth DivisionWLPct.GBJackson (Diamondbacks)3829.567—Montgomery (Rays)3632.5292½Chattanooga (Twins)3533.5153½Tennessee (Cubs)3533.5153½Birmingham (White Sox)3235.4786South DivisionWLPct.GBBiloxi (Brewers)4028


Ex-Coastie guilty of impersonating fed worker

At A GlanceAll Times EDTNorth DivisionWLPct.GBJackson (Diamondbacks)3729.561—Montgomery (Rays)3532.5222½Tennessee (Cubs)3532.5222½Chattanooga (Twins)3532.5222½Birmingham (White Sox)3135.4706South DivisionWLPct.GBBiloxi (Brewers)3928.582—Mobile (Angels)3530.5383Pensacola (Reds)2936.4469Mississippi (B


Police nab teens in break-in

Shane Preston Allen Keel, Maquez Edge and Jaquez Edge, all 18 and from Tarboro, were charged by the Tarboro Police Department with felony counts of breaking and entering, larceny and safecracking.