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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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City ponders Waterfront plan options

May 22, 2018

The Elizabeth City City Council has adopted a new “waterfront master plan” that proposes more than 30 projects to help the area attract more people and dollars.

But will those projects happen, and when? City officials aren't sure.

Last week, the city council approved the waterfront…


Autopsies describe fatal prison attack NC hasn't detailed

May 22, 2018

RALEIGH — Inmates used hammers to crush skulls and scissors to spear flesh when they killed four employees last fall in the bloodiest prison escape attempt in North Carolina history, newly released autopsy and other reports by medical examiners said.

The reports offer details that prison…


Sunshine breaks through on fest's final day

May 21, 2018

After two days of overcast skies and threats of rain, attendees of the final day of this year’s N.C. Potato Festival got a treat on Sunday: Sunshine.

"It's nice, isn't it?" Elizabeth City resident Darlene Hampton asked as she stood watching three of her grandchildren ride the giant Ferris…


'Welcome home,' Sgt. Benton: Soldier killed in Vietnam honored

May 21, 2018

Nearly half a century after he was killed in the Vietnam War, Sgt. Benjamin Benton of Camden County received an official welcome home Sunday afternoon.

A crowd of about 65 people attended a remembrance service for Benton, who was killed at age 23 on Jan. 18, 1969, at his gravesite at Westlawn…