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Council approves BFC contract, but questions remain

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 25, 2018) The Berlin Town Council approved a $605,000 contract for services with the Berlin Fire Company and Berlin EMS on Monday, as Councilman Thom Gulyas, the lone dissenter in the 3-1 vote, sternly outlined the reasons for his “no” vote. The contract represents a significant increase in the town’s… Read more »

Mathews used to being calming presence for town

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 18, 2018) Once and future Snow Hill Mayor Stephen Mathews confirmed on Tuesday he would take over for departing Mayor Charlie Dorman, who will leave the post on Oct. 31. Mathews will be sworn in on Nov. 1 and will serve until a special election is held next May. Dorman… Read more »

Berlin honors baseball, softball all-stars

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 18, 2018) Along with the milestone of the 150th anniversary of the Town of Berlin’s incorporation, officials on Saturday also celebrated another historic event: a pair of state champion Little League teams. Nornie Bunting, Berlin Little League president, said the occasion of having state champions in both boys’ baseball and… Read more »

Turmoil in Snow Hill as mayor exits

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 15, 2018) The abrupt resignation last week of Snow Hill Mayor Charlie Dorman wasn’t as simple as the “time to move on” scenario initially outlined in Dorman’s announcement. Statements released by Dorman and the Town Council this week revealed a strong disagreement between the mayor and council about how… Read more »

Downtown Berlin packed for event, anniversary bash

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 18, 2018) The town of Berlin got a break in the weather Saturday, as the sun came out and people flooded the streets for a well-attended Oktoberfest event and to honor the anniversary of the town’s incorporation, 150 years ago. Thousands watched live music on four separate stages – from… Read more »

Mayor will deliver celebratory speech during anniversary

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) Highlighting the 150th anniversary celebration of the Town of Berlin’s incorporation on Saturday is a man whose roots in the town go back three generations, Mayor Gee Williams. Williams is scheduled to deliver remarks on the historic occasion at 2 p.m. on Artisan’s Green. “It’s a big day… Read more »

Berlin Oktoberfest, birthday bash

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) Berlin’s annual Oktoberfest, Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., will feature four stages of live music, authentic German food and locally produced beer, along with the celebration of a major historical milestone. “I always get excited about Oktoberfest each year,” said Economic and Community Development Director Ivy Wells,… Read more »

Gerardi property added to town growth area

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 11, 2018) Public interest was slightly less than expected Tuesday night, as the Berlin Town Council voted 4-1 to pave the way for the annexation and development of a new “Berlin Gateway” on Route 50 by adding three parcels of land to its growth area. The property owner, Ernie Gerardi,… Read more »

Foultz’s ‘Two Steps Forward’ memoir gets film adaptation

By Josh Davis, Associate Editor (Oct. 4, 2018) Local icon Anna Foultz is about to be in pictures. A Texas-based media company has acquired the film rights to Foultz’ memoir “Two Steps Forward” and hopes to begin production next year ahead of an international release near the end of 2019. According to an official description of… Read more »