Thursday, November 15, 2018

New book details century-old mystery of Currituck boy's disappearance

November 15, 2018

One September day in 1905, 8-year-old Kenneth Beasley walked out of his Poplar Branch schoolhouse for recess. When recess ended, Kenneth’s schoolmates returned to class but he didn’t.

When Kenneth didn’t turn up, searchers looked for him, scouring the woods and swamp near the…

EC N.C. Career Works holds job fair at local VFW

November 15, 2018

The local employment office on Wednesday reached out to veterans in the Harbor of Hospitality looking for work by bringing business representatives to the Veterans of Foreign Affairs Post 6060 for a job fair.

Marcus Cutrell, the veterans employment representative at the N.C. Works Career Center in…

Aples to resign from Hertford Town Council

November 14, 2018

HERTFORD — A Hertford town councilman widely seen as a moderating influence on other members of the town’s governing board announced Tuesday he’ll be stepping down on Jan. 1.

Archie Aples, who also serves as the council’s mayor pro tem, didn’t say why he’ll be…

Prof: ECSU trustee board not integrated until 1949

November 14, 2018

Although the educational institution that became Elizabeth City State University was founded in 1891 to educate black teachers and had an all-black faculty and staff for decades, all the trustees were white until 1949.

ECSU history professor Glen Bowman described some of the history and politics…