Sunday, February 26, 2017

Twins, age 6, help save mom's life

February 26, 2017

People don't always get to decide when bad things happen, but they can decide what to do about them.

When something bad appeared to be happening to their mom, Husam and Eyad Shishani, both age 6, decided they needed to do something to help.

The twin brothers, both first-graders at Central…

League urges action to end gerrymandering

February 26, 2017

North Carolina needs grassroots action now to force state lawmakers to end gerrymandering, League of Women Voters of North Carolina board member Walter Salinger said in Elizabeth City on Saturday.

Salinger spoke at a luncheon hosted by the LWV of Northeastern North Carolina at The Villa restaurant.…

Residents rally in support of Obamacare

February 26, 2017

Local residents rallied in support of the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare as it is widely known, on Saturday morning in Elizabeth City, calling on Congressional Republicans to fix rather than repeal the law that provides health insurance for millions of Americans.

The rally of roughly two dozen at…

EC oral surgeon fills need in Tanzania

February 26, 2017

Oral surgeon Frank Bald has operated on tens of thousands of mouths in 30 years of practice in Elizabeth City, but he's never worked with a hammer and chisel until recently.

Bald was in Tanzania from Jan. 26 to Feb. 11 on a medical mission trip when he resorted to the primitive tools. The dental…