Council delays park lease to church

The Elizabeth City City Council held off leasing a city park to New Calvary Missionary Baptist Church following one of the church’s former members warning the council the church was divided and in litigation.

  • Event a hit with shoppers, businesses

    On a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon on Poindexter Street, one could hear live music coming from the front of Tina Clancy’s Arts & Antiques Connection.

  • Ray Jones Jr., beloved public servant, dies at 88

    Longtime Elizabeth City community leader and public servant Ray S. Jones Jr. died Thursday at Rex Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center near Raleigh. He was 88.

  • Panelist: Cameras protect officers

    A member of a committee tasked with forming a policy for the use of body cameras by Elizabeth City police said he believes the devices will not only protect officers from bogus claims of wrongdoing, but also will hold them accountable when they’re found to be in the wrong.

  • Lynch: Clinic shooting crime against women

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Attorney General Loretta Lynch is calling the shootings in Colorado Springs a crime against women receiving health care services at Planned Parenthood.

  • Happy Shoppers: Belk, Walmart open earlier this year

    Ricky Bass and his wife Chrissy reached the parking lot of the Elizabeth City Belk almost a few hours before a Thanksgiving Day evening opening of the department store so they could vie among other early-birds for a $1,000 gift card.

Wrestling Preview: Area teams enjoying boost in numbers

One of a few reasons why tri-meets worked better for Northeastern Coastal Conference wrestling teams is because it avoided a slew of individual forfeits.

Historic homes open for Holiday Home Tour

Historic homes decked in Christmas finery will open for a Holiday Home Tour this coming weekend in Elizabeth City.

Today’s editorial cartoon

  • Audette: We are blessed with many who give so unselfishly

    It’s the holiday season and even though there are debates about what are the appropriate salutations, Merry Christmas versus Happy Holidays, for example, in general this is a time that has a real sense of community. People make extra effort to invest their time and resources in others and stop to ponder their blessings.

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  • Our View: Public meeting on city-county water dispute needed

    Elizabeth City officials are probably right when they say agreeing to Pasquotank County commissioners’ request for a public meeting on the two governments’ now year-old water rate dispute wouldn’t result in an agreement that had the county dropping its lawsuit against the city and the city dismissing its countersuit against the county.

  • God’s plan: Our Christ-likeness!

    “This is God’s will for you”— 1 Thessalonians 5:8 (NIV)“Now I know that you are the one, true person God meant for me all along,” said the woman in love.

  • York: Obamacare’s troubles a gift to 2016 Republican candidates

    There have been many articles in the last year with some variation of the headline “GOP Surrenders on Obamacare.” The stories mostly concern a tendency among some Republican policy elites to adopt the Washington conventional wisdom that Obamacare cannot be repealed because it has already become deeply entrenched in American life.