Feature Photo: Steamers Open Season

An excited crowd looked on as Steamers pitcher Jacob Banks threw the first pitch of the home opener agianst the Fayetteville SwampDogs at Hicks Field in Edenton on Wednesday.

  • Event to counter Westboro planned

    A downtown sports bar and restaurant plans to host a “pro-gay” and “pro-military” fundraiser Saturday night as a counter to expected protests in Elizabeth City on Sunday by the controversial Westboro Baptist Church.

  • Westboro-targeted churches: Services to go on as normal

    The four churches in Elizabeth City that have been targeted for protests by the Westboro Baptist Church congregation on Sunday plan to hold services as usual that day.

  • Dupree Coast Guard Academy bound

    CAMDEN — A Camden County High School senior will be the second student from his school in as many years to attend the prestigious U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.

  • Peeping suspect pleads guilty

    CURRITUCK — A former emergency medical technician accused of secretly videotaping women at both a fire station and a tanning booth is currently serving probation after pleading guilty to two felony charges last month.

  • Currituck schools creates Facebook page

    CURRITUCK — Currituck County Schools has created a district Facebook page to share information on school activities, as well as closings, delays and emergency notifications, school officials said Wednesday.

Reception strong for Biggs Open golf

HERTFORD — When the eGolf Gateway Tour decided to come to Albemarle Plantation and The Sound Golf Links course, it was coming on blind faith.

This year's art event making bigger Splash than ever

Last November downtown Elizabeth City was full of the sort of energy that draws people to this waterfront town; a festive environment spurred on by the presence of a whole lot of artists and an event called Splash.

Today’s editorial cartoon

  • Letter: Christianity under attack from liberals

    Christianity under attack from liberalsI agree with the writer of “Carson’s ‘psychopath’ remark mischaracterized.” Liberals love to quote conservatives and although they may quote correctly it’s usually out of context and the intent is to be mean-spirited.

  • Letter: Controlling nothingness will come to nothing

    Controlling nothingness will come to nothingFortunately for myself, I am not a human being. I will confess my inherent origin: a world composed of nothing.

  • Letter: Pasquotank River span fixes taking too long

    Pasquotank River span fixes taking too longI see where they are going to fix the other bridge over the Pasquotank River. Is that going to take five years too?

  • Letter: Thankful for friendly, courteous police officers

    Thankful for friendly, courteous police officersDuring church service this past Sabbath, my pastor, Bishop Ernest Sutton, mentioned how grateful we should be for a wonderful police department.