Power outages in Belhaven to be expected Tuesday due to relocation of historic home

BELHAVEN, N.C. (WITN) – On Tuesday, there will be power outages on the East end of one Eastern Carolina town.

The town of Belhaven says that a historic home on Main Street will be moved, causing power outages for some residents between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

The home being moved is the historic Methodist Church Parsonage home on Main Street in Belhaven which made its way down Edward and Tooley Street Tuesday. Homeowner and pastor, Cris Noble previously owned the home for eight years and says the church is expanding and building a new sanctuary so they sold it.

“We gave it to them for the cost of moving it but that preserves a historical house. That house was originally built in I think, 1907, so it has a lot of history behind it. A lot of pastors have lived there over the years and a lot of blessings are in that house,” Noble said.

According to Noble, the new homeowners are still calling the house the parsonage but it will be renovated.

Residents along Main Street between Edward Street and Tooley Street should be sure no vehicles are parked on the side of the street.

Main Street will be blocked between Paul Funeral Home and Edward Street.

The town says that residents in the following areas will experience the planned outage:

  • East Main Street
  • East Water Street
  • Pamlico Street (south of the light)
  • Edward Street (between Main and Water Streets)
  • Magnolia Street
  • Riverview Street
  • Broad Street
  • Cedar Street
  • Lamont Street
  • Tooley Street
  • East Street
  • Latham Street (between Cedar and Lamont)
  • E. Bay Street
  • E. Pungo Street
  • Cuthrell Street
  • E. Pantego Street (from Lamont to East Street)

The duration of the outage is unknown at this time but the town ensures that crews are working as quickly as possible to restore power to all residents during the relocation of the historic home.