Budget cuts to end bacteria tests

CURRITUCK — The state plans to stop the checks for bacteria in the Currituck and Albemarle sounds that local counties use to issue swimming alerts.

  • Man dies after arrest by Greensboro police

    GREENSBORO — Greensboro police say a man banned from Wesley Long Hospital has died after being arrested.

  • Fatal crash victim ID’d

    The person who died in a head-on collision Friday in Elizabeth City has been identified.

  • McCrory to propose new NC road-building sources

    RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory and North Carolina legislators praised each other for the new method they approved last year to fund transportation projects they say is based not on who you know but more on reducing gridlock and creating jobs.

  • Sources: Cops’ killer angry over Garner death

    NEW YORK — A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two police officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.

  • Hospital on track to be in the black

    Next year should mark an end to operating losses at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, the hospital’s top officials said last week.

The Breaux Code: Swimming siblings lead NHS in, out of pool

Step onto the pool deck at the Albemarle Family YMCA in Elizabeth City and it’s easy to sense a family atmosphere that pervades meets.

Coast Guard celebrates legacy of first flight

Coast Guard aviators have patrolled the nation’s skies for nearly 100 years, but it wasn’t the pilots who first helped get the airplane off the ground.

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