UPDATE: Welcome to the Local News and Information section!  Information about places I frequent often or consider home bases, and the surrounding areas highlighting items for the underserved communities.  Stay tuned! #News #Information #Events #PSAs

[I’m from a small town called Windsor, North Carolina.  A while back, I was attempting to create a printed paper and site to keep up with the community and everything that was going on there.  It didn’t quite happen as I imagined.  Although it took some time to get things started, we are here!]   Do you have stories and information?  Drop me a line …or a story.  Make sure it’s sourced; and I’ll post it.


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Bertie County: Tall Glass of Water Project (TGOW)

Have you visited the beach at the Bertie County’s Tall Glass of Water Project?  It started gaining steam back in 2019.  I’ve linked to the Bertie County page above.  It tells all about the project and I encourage you to go and read about it for yourself.  I got so interested in it, I took […]

The 2022 Official Primary Election Results – Bertie

Are you interested in learning about results for your primary local elections? You can see the results for your area by conducting a similar search as I did for Bertie County. There is a great deal of information available! And, don’t forget… Vote in the general election in November!!! Remember, voting for those who are […]

Public Hearing… My first post for The Bertie Lantern 2021

I have had my site and a page dedicated to Bertie County information up for a while… just hadn’t  had the energy to search for content or decide how to post it.  So, finally, I decided to just do it. I found this information about a  Public Hearing on the Bertie County FY 2021-2022 Budget […]

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I grew up in a small town called Windsor, North Carolina– The county seat of Bertie County.  This is not the “official” history, but it is a history of interesting facts I could find about the area–salted with my bits and pieces of storytelling.  I have also included interesting links that I hope you find interesting as the story unfolds.   By the way, hopefully this will be an on-going history as I plan to update it with additional links and revisions as the present themselves as I go along.  So check back often for updates and click on the other tabs for news and information too.  Thanks and peace.

Bertie County was founded and established as a county in 1722.  According to my research, it was originally part of Albemarle County and was called Bertie Precinct.  After becoming a county, Bertie at one point, had approximately 45 townships, though some, by now,  may have combined and merged into single townships– possibly for economic reasons. Out of the 45 townships,  I know of approximately 13.  Windsor, Lewiston, Roxobel, Kelford, Askewville Aulander, Ahoskie (though no longer considered part of Bertie County), Colerain, Indian Woods, Merry Hill, Powellsville, Sans Souci, and Woodard (aka The Neck).  I’ll go into detail about each later on in the (his)story.  I’ve probably driven through many of the others dozens of times but just didn’t realize they were actual townships.  You can read brief descriptions about the townships at this site called The Towns and Communities of Original Bertie County.  I found it and other interesting sites and information while researching the content of this writing. …to be continued

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Google Search Results for Windsor, NC: Google Search Results for Bertie County: Townships of Bertie County (From Roots Web):


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