Camden County sticking with local EMS

CAMDEN — Camden County will not pursue a proposal to change ambulance service providers, county commissioners decided Monday.

  • High school student charged with rape

    A Pasquotank County High School student has been charged with statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a minor, court records show.

  • US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama abruptly announced the U.S. is re-establishing long-broken diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity.

  • School board begins search

    Elizabeth City-Pasquotank school board members were urged this week to involve parents and be wary of candidates supportive of charter schools during their search for a new schools superintendent.

  • New homeless shelter operator hosts Christmas event

    Weeks before its new Elizabeth City-based homeless shelter opens, the Visions of Hope group celebrated Christmas with families in need Monday night.

  • Barnes named chief district court judge

    Edgar Barnes, who grew up working on his family’s blueberry farm in the Sandhills region before beginning a career in the law, will be the region’s new chief District Court judge starting Jan. 1.

Turning the Corner: Lady Vikings rally to win third straight

With the shooting woes that plagued them, Elizabeth City State’s women turned to their defense to pick themselves up, and it worked.

Christmas on Main is Sunday at AOA

Three children on stage rehearsing their parts for Sunday’s Christmas on Main holiday revue at Arts of the Albemarle fidget excitedly, giggling as they run through their lines.

Today’s editorial cartoon

  • Letter: Calling southerners ‘rednecks’ is a slur

    Come on Mike Goodman and Daily Advance staff, a recent letter-writer used profiling slurs that this newspaper would not have allowed if such slurs were used on other groups of people.

  • Letter: Obama hypocritical on issue of secrecy

    In remarks made in connection with the release of the Senate Democrats’ report on the use of “enhanced interrogation techniques” by the Central Intelligence Agency in questioning terrorists some 10 years ago, President Obama noted that it is important for us to admit our mistakes and maintain transparency in our dealings with the world.

  • Letter: Columnist’s critic omitted facts himself

    A recent letter-writer to your newspaper failed miserably in his attempt to discredit the impeccable reputation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson.

  • Patrick Gannon: NC again may be in thick of presidential race in 2016

    RALEIGH — An early poll suggests that North Carolina will again be a battleground state in the 2016 presidential race, especially if former First Lady Hillary Clinton ends up as the Democratic nominee.

  • Letter: Terrorists’ actions much worse than torture

    Regarding the Senate Committee CIA report, this is terrorists versus the USA. We drop water on their heads! They drop heads!