Latest Perquimans County, North Carolina Stories

2008-10-03 09:00:37

Tax experts from the state Department of Revenue will conduct free seminars at community college small-business centers. The seminars will help entrepreneurs and small-business owners better understand state tax issues. The seminars will cover five topics: tax implications for starting a business; tax implications for expanding a business; the basics of sales and use tax; the basics of withholding taxes; and dealing with the North Carolina Department of Revenue. The local schedule is as...

2008-09-04 09:00:27

By FRANK ROBERTS By Frank Roberts Correspondent HERTFORD It began with Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy, Dopey and a young lady known as Snow White. Twenty-four years ago their adventures and misadventures became the first offering of the Hurrah Players. This year, as befits the 21st century, moods and attitudes have changed, but it is still a Disney world. The Norfolk-based company is bringing "High School Musical" to Perquimans County High School on Friday for a...

2008-07-25 09:01:08

By RYAN HUTCHINS By Ryan Hutchins The Virginian-Pilot More than half of the public schools in Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties failed to make adequate yearly progress under No Child Left Behind testing, according to preliminary results released this week. For some schools that receive federal Title I funding, it will mean continued sanctions, such as giving students the option of attending another school or offering additional tutoring. The results...

2008-06-26 09:03:11

CAMDEN COUNTY | Northeastern Community Development Corp. is accepting applications through July 11 for the 2008-09 More at Four Pre-Kindergarten Program. The program helps prepare 4-year-olds who have not had experience in socializing and learning in a group setting for kindergarten. More at Four is open to qualifying Camden County children who are eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2009. The new age eligibility requirement says the child must be 4 on or before Aug. 31, 2008,...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'