Bertie Co. Ceremony For Tornado Victims

Victims and survivors of the deadly tornadoes last month in Bertie County were remembered and honored with a ceremony Tuesday night.

All twelve people who died, and their families, were honored by county and state officials.

Families of those victims, friends and community members heard from county commissioners and from representatives from Governor Perdue's office and U.S. Senator's Burr & Hagan.

A candelight ceremony followed the remarks by the dignitaries.

Families were given a certificate to honor their loved ones after the ceremony.

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A ceremony to honor the victims and bring together the survivors of the April 16th tornado in Eastern Carolina will take place Tuesday.

Bertie County is planning the ceremony at the Bertie Middle School gymnasium on Highway 13 in Windsor. The event is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.

Twelve people died in the storms in Bertie County, accounting for half the tornado deaths in the state. Officials say the ceremony aims to bring together the survivors, families and communities.


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  • by Maggie Location: Windsor on May 25, 2011 at 01:44 PM
    Could any of you do a better job? Stop attacking him as a person! Put urself in his shoes and stop being ignorant!
  • by You Betcha Location: Chwan Co NC on May 25, 2011 at 04:55 AM
    Why wouldn't the Lord punish a Nation with these storms that put a NON-Christian Hethan in the White House.......Think about it America...Look at the news!
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      by Bertie Co. Resident on May 25, 2011 at 05:19 PM in reply to You Betcha
      I'm sick of hearing that these storms are punishment from God! And what does the president have to do with the ceremony to honor the victims in Bertie Co? Comments should relate to the story you're commenting on.
  • by Julian Location: Bath on May 24, 2011 at 09:25 PM
    Obama don't care about. The tornado that killed at least 116 people and left Joplin, Missouri, in ruins Sunday. Or Bertie County , NC. He and his wife Michelle went on vacation again. Out of America again.
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      by BLAHammed on May 25, 2011 at 10:50 AM in reply to Julian
      I personally feel the reason he left was because he did not want to be around when Netanyahu addressed congress.He embarrassed oblahma bad enough the first time.Did'nt you see the smoke coming out of his ears.oBLAHma cant handle any kind of opposition.
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        by Blahammed on May 25, 2011 at 02:00 PM in reply to BLAHammed
        On another note I went up their to help do clean work.I feel for those people.
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