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Sunday, February 18, 2018
Russian ambassador Elizabeth City Portsmouth Memorial

EC leaders attend service for Russians in Va.

February 18, 2018 - 1 minute ago

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — City leaders from both Elizabeth City and Portsmouth, Virginia joined Russian dignitaries on Friday for a memorial service for long-departed Russian sailors.

The service, called a Panikhida, was held at the U.S. Naval Hospital Cemetery in Portsmouth.

Conducted by Father…


Rosenwald site eyed for heritage center: 'Practice school' needs restoration

February 18, 2018 - 1 minute ago

When it was built with Rosenwald funding on what was then the campus of the Elizabeth City Colored Normal School in 1921, the “practice school” was the place where African-American college students learned the craft of teaching.

Under the watchful eyes of their instructors,…


Munden to close Shay Leslie in EC, reopen in KDH

February 18, 2018 - 1 minute ago

Shay Leslie Boutique, a fixture in Elizabeth City’s downtown for nearly 25 years, will be closing next Saturday and relocating to Dare County, owner Kathy Munden said last week.

Munden, who lives in Kill Devil Hills, said Thursday she’s moving her women’s fashion shop to a space…


Event plan­ner hopes biz becomes APEX of event spaces

February 18, 2018 - 1 minute ago

Ruby Mercer has always thought of herself as decorator, designer and planner.

Even as a girl growing up in Barco, she recalls always being interested in getting things into place that were out of place.

"I would rearrange a room or change the pictures," Mercer, now 64, recalls.

It’s why…