Taylor, Crawford first to be recognized by town


The Town of Williamston will be celebrating Black History Month during February by honoring and recognizing local African-Americans who have made significant contributions to the community. The effort is being headed by Ward 1 Councilman Tony Hagood who said an honoree will be chosen each week for a “Black History Month Achievement Award” being presented by the Town. The first two local African-Americans to be recognized are Williamston Police Chief Tony Taylor, who is the first African-American Police Chief for the town and Officer Darlene Crawford, who is the first African-American female police officer for the town. Williamston Mayor Mack Durham joined the honorees.