Currituck Dems tap unaffiliated Bell to run for vacant seat

CURRITUCK — Unaffiliated voter Horace W. Bell III has been nominated by the Currituck County Democratic Party as its candidate for the vacant District 4 seat on the Currituck Board of Commissioners.

  • School term change brings few filers

    EDENTON — So far the shorter terms for Edenton-Chowan Board of Education members haven’t resulted in many applicants for the job — even though that was one of the stated reasons last year for making the change.

  • Shelter donation continues tiff

    CURRITUCK — A $500 donation briefly offered but not accepted this week by the Currituck Animal Shelter’s new operator was either a peace offering or a political stunt with strings attached, depending on whom one asks.

  • Disclosure rules eyed for 3 city boards

    Appointed members of Elizabeth City’s boards with the power to make decisions affecting real estate may soon have to disclose their business and property holdings — just like city officials and employees already do.

  • Historically black colleges face uncertain future

    For generations, historically black colleges and universities have played a key role in educating young African-Americans.

  • EC man charged in bomb threat

    KITTY HAWK — An Elizabeth City man is facing charges of making in a false bomb threat against the Kitty Hawk Walmart.

Prep Football Notebook: Focus shifts to coaching clinic

GREENSBORO — The second of two ‘dead weeks’ for North Carolina high school athletics is this week, but unlike the one earlier in the month, this week’s a little more lively.

  • Fishers of Men: Buchanans take home points championship

    HERTFORD — With a points title up for grabs Saturday, five different teams were within range during the final team series event of 2014 for the North Carolina East Division of the Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail.

  • Lee Owen: Country’s best youth roll off in New York

    With tournament season in full swing, the youth bowlers also got in on the action this week in Buffalo, New York.

  • Area athletes realize East-West honor

    GREENSBORO — Bronson Watts, Aaron Carver and Dakwon Foreman have all finished their high school athletic careers, received diplomas and are planning to play at the next level.

  • Northeast Dragway unites to remember fallen dragster

    WINFALL — On Saturday night drag racers from New York to the Carolinas came to the drag strip to honor one of their fallen racers during the second annual Sonny McCoy Memorial Grudge Fest.

  • Men of Summer: Adult league for love of game

    A screaming hopper is no match for Dustin Pedroia. The Boston Red Sox infielder, a three-time Gold Glove winner, can turn those shots into put outs with ease.

Program integrates art with regional science, history

Trekking from Port Discover to Dog Corner Park on the morning of July 9, two youngsters discussed why it might be important to measure a body of water’s cloudiness.

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