ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (Aug. 17, 2011) – The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has promoted Norman Watts to captain for District 1, where he will manage and supervise law enforcement operations for hunting, inland fishing and boating. He will also coordinate boating safety and hunter education programs.
Watts was previously a lieutenant in the district, a jurisdiction that includes Hertford, Gates, Currituck, Camden, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Chowan, Bertie, Martin, Washington, Tyrrell, Dare and Hyde counties. His predecessor, Capt. Jay Rivenbark, retired Aug. 1.
“Northeast North Carolina is a special place and I’m proud to call it home,” said Capt. Watts. “I look forward to the opportunity and challenge of this promotion, serving conservation and public safety.
“Not to brag too much, but this region is superb for the outdoors, with the best in nature, hunting, fishing and boating, and I am glad to be a part of it. We w