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Permits now required for beach parking

May 25, 2018

CURRITUCK — Starting today, non-county motorists wanting to park on the beach along a heavily traveled strip of the Currituck Outer Banks will have to have a paid permit to do so.

The Currituck Board of Commissioners approved the parking permit system in March in response to concerns about…


Chicken rush: Popeyes opening draws big crowd

May 24, 2018

A large crowd turned out for the opening of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen’s first restaurant in Elizabeth City on Thursday, and there was no doubt what customers were lining up for. 

"I just love their chicken," said Tyesha O'Neal, who ordered a two-piece combination meal. "It's so delicious.…


We Are the Future: EC Foundation awards $105K in grants

May 24, 2018

A local nonprofit that runs a summer camp to help young girls build skills in economic literacy and STEM subjects is one of four groups that will be receiving a total of $32,500 in grant funds this spring from the Elizabeth City Foundation.

Girls Incorporated of the Albemarle will receive $12,500…


Convicted sex offender shoots himself at motel as officers arrive with warrant

May 23, 2018

Elizabeth City police said a convicted sex offender shot himself at a local motel Tuesday evening minutes after officers arrived to arrest him for fleeing the custody of state probation officials.

Elijah Demetrius Humes, 23, shot himself at the Elizabeth City Days Inn shortly before 8 p.m., police…