Taking advantage of the opportunity: 9 use private school vouchers

JARVISBURG — Nine former students of the Currituck County Schools are attending Jarvisburg Christian Academy this fall thanks to a court ruling last month allowing for the payment of private school tuition with taxpayer dollars.

  • Teacher investigated for alleged ‘kill black people’ remark

    CAMDEN — A Camden teacher, whose daughter was the victim of a shooting in Elizabeth City last summer, is being investigated for allegedly telling several students she “would kill all the black people she could” if she had only a limited time to live.

  • Voters to decide if defendants can waive jury trials

    Voters who begin casting ballots today for the Nov. 4 general election will have a chance to decide whether the North Carolina Constitution should be changed to allow defendants in non-capital felony cases to waive their right to a jury trial.

  • Special prosecutor expenses hit $37K

    The state’s hiring of a special prosecutor to pursue justice in three murder cases in which the district attorney had an ethical conflict has thus far cost taxpayers nearly $37,000, state records show.

  • Decision 2014: 17,000-plus vote early in 9 counties

    More than 17,000 voters have cast early ballots in the nine area counties that will decide races for state Senate, state House, district attorney, county commissioner, sheriff and school board.

  • Woodard, schools disagree about roof ‘savings’

    A Pasquotank County commissioner candidate claimed last week that local school officials may have trimmed roof-repair costs at Northeastern High School but didn’t return the savings to the county.

Area Soccer Kicked: Bruins downed by Leopards

CAMDEN — With the game winding down to the final 15 minutes and still down a goal, Camden coach Chuck Leslie pulled goalkeeper Tristen Newell and inserted him into the attack.

Albemarle Profile: Liz Reasoner of Food Bank of the Albemarle

Back in 1994 Liz Reasoner moved to Camden County with her husband Donnie, who had just retired from the U.S. Navy. Both came here from San Pedro, Calif.

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