Locally Grown: Schools: Buying local fruits, veggies can be challenging

Area school districts would like to serve students more fruits and vegetables that are grown locally, but there are challenges — most of which are regulatory — to getting the produce into school cafeterias, officials say.

  • Baker to undergo surgery for breast cancer

    City Councilwoman Jean Baker said Monday she hopes to soon undergo surgery for early-stage breast cancer, adding the disease has had little effect on her official duties in Elizabeth City so far.

  • Transport planners backing bond plan

    Gov. Pat McCrory’s $1.37 billion highway bond proposal has won regional support even though only one highway in the 10-county area is on the project list.

  • Cities to pay less for bond debt

    Elizabeth City, Hertford and Edenton will pay thousands of dollars a year less than expected in leftover debt costs as a result of Duke Energy Progress’ power plant purchase agreement with the N.C. Eastern Municipal Power Agency.

  • Camden to resume search for second JLP instructor

    CAMDENCamden to resume search for instructorCamden County Schools has resumed its search for a second Junior Leadership Program instructor after its first candidate pulled out of the job.

  • With missing fin, rescue swimmer still performs

    “I took the injured woman first,” said Petty Officer 3rd Class Evan Thigpen, an aviation survival technician at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City.“We were doing fast-basket recoveries to the helicopter, but I had drifted 40 yards from the vessel.

Almost Here: Workouts turn into official practice

Monday reopened workouts and contact between players and coaches after a week off, dubbed a dead period by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

EC-Pasquotank Schools hosts AIG camp

Nearly 100 academically or intellectually gifted elementary students were able to explore an academic interest in depth during the weeklong Summer Enrichment Academy.

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