Feature Photo: Learning Safety to Protect Lives

Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Medical Services Director Jerry Newell (with microphone) has youngsters display the numbers “9-1-1” while a clown guesses the proper sequence of digits to make an emergency call, Wednesday, at the Elizabeth City Fire Department’s annual Life and Safety Show at College of The Albemarle’s Community Auditorium.

  • Insurance rate hike hearing to start Oct. 20

    CURRITUCK — A hearing to decide if homeowners insurance rates will go up in North Carolina once again is scheduled for later this month.

  • Four seek three commission seats in Perquimans

    HERTFORD — With two incumbents deciding against re-election, the Perquimans Board of Commissioners seated in December will have at least two — and possibly three — new members.

  • Colleges look to close job skills gap

    Participation in more STEM classes. Better “soft” skills. More specialized training.

  • No beef: EC Arby’s closes

    Elizabeth City residents hungry for an Arby’s roast beef sandwich apparently will now have to travel to Virginia to get one.

  • Court blocks part of NC’s new voting law

    Parts of North Carolina’s new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month’s elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday.

Loud Actions: ECSU linebacker speaks through tackles

There are other ways to express one’s self beyond talking. For soft-spoken Stephen Williams, he communicates more through smiling and tattoos. And football.

Free live music, bike rides make this a happening weekend

Now that autumn is in full swing, you can bet that your to-do list just got really long, full of great events.

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