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Hertford County Schools closed Monday

Riverside Restaurant at Tuscarora Beach lived up to its name as shown in this photo taken early Sunday afternoon where waters from the Chowan River are at the front entrance of the popular eatery. Staff Photo by Cal Bryant

The winds have ended; now the clean-up begins.

Hertford County residents are in the recovery mode in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, a storm that left widespread damage in her wake.

According to the latest update from Hertford County Emergency Management, the county continues to be under a state of emergency, although the countywide curfew ended at 6 a.m. Sunday as well as the ban being lifted for the sale of beer and wine.

The storm shelter located at Hertford County High School closed at noon on Sunday.

Mandatory evacuations are still in effect for Tunis, Cotton Island, Leisure Shores and Arrow Road.

Hertford County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, as will all Hertford County Governmental offices.

Municipal government offices in both Ahoskie and Murfreesboro will operate under normal hours on Monday.

Chowan University officials announced that classes are canceled for Monday.

District 6B court officials stated that Hertford County Civil District Court and Northampton County Criminal District Court will be closed on Monday, Aug. 29.

For updated information from Hertford County Emergency Management, call 252-358-7819. Please remember to only call 911 for emergencies.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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