Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Fentanyl-laced heroin blamed for overdose spike

April 24, 2018

The number of Pasquotank County residents overdosing on opioids has risen so rapidly in recent weeks, local first-responders are having trouble keeping supplies of the drug used to reverse an overdose’s effects, local law enforcement officials said.

Just four months into the year, 70…

Moyock residents get peek at Currituck Station project

April 24, 2018

MOYOCK — Kurt Watson is very interested in finding out what Currituck County leaders have planned for the Moyock community he’s called home the past 16 years.

That’s why Watson, a 52-year-old paint sales representative who works in Chesapeake, Virginia, attended last week’s…

PCI sees most assaults on guards since fatal escape attempt

April 23, 2018

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s understaffed prisons remain a dangerous place for employees six months after the bloodiest escape attempt in state history left four workers dead, according to agency data and separate case reports.

About three dozen workers at the state’s correctional…

Currituck hears pros, cons of unified gov't

April 23, 2018

CURRITUCK — Proceeding with a proposal to make Currituck a “unified” city-county government might bring the county an additional $1 million a year in state revenues. However, it also could spark citizen outrage and create political division in some areas of the county, an expert on Currituck’s previous bid for unified government says.