Flight of the Alby: Gliders fly statue across US

MAPLE — A glider pilot was soaring above Currituck this week in hopes of finishing the last leg of a journey that began six years ago in California.

  • ECSU, MACU enrollees increase

    Elizabeth City State University and Mid-Atlantic Christian University are both reporting increases in enrollment this fall, while College of The Albemarle, which enrolls more students than the two universities combined, is reporting a slight decrease in enrollment.

  • Longtime clerk to commission board retires

    Longtime Pasquotank County Clerk Karen Jennings retired last month after 30 years of service with the county, 28 of them as clerk to the Board of Commissioners.

  • Bicyclist injured in collision with van, airlifted to Norfolk

    A Coast Guardsman was airlifted Thursday evening to a Virginia hospital after a collision on Weeksville Road involving the bicycle he was riding and a commercial van, the N.C. Highway Patrol said Ryan Sheffield, 37, of the 700 block of Small Drive, was bicycling south on Weeksville Road, while Kevin Harrell, 36, of the 2000 block of Delia Drive, also was going south, in a 2005 Chevrolet owned by City Beverage, when the accident happened, Trooper J.K. Jones said.

  • Funds for police vests announced

    Elizabeth CityFunds for police vests announcedThe city has learned it is eligible for more than $5,370 in reimbursement for use as a 50-percent match toward the purchase of bulletproof vests for city police officers.

  • Road to be closed for repairs

    The bridge on Toxey Road will be closed later this month for repairs.The work is set to begin at 8 a.m.

Ready to go — The wait is over: ECSU takes on VUL in opener

It was all that Elizabeth City State cornerback Maliek Wright said he had been thinking about the past month. So much so, he couldn’t keep it to himself.

Canstruction! 3-D art competition uses canned goods to build hunger awareness

A bridge constructed from canned food could help fight hunger in the Albemarle.

Today’s editorial cartoon

  • Letter: Columns by Audette, MACU faculty have impact

    Columns by Audette, MACU faculty have impactI was delighted that the Elizabeth City Council finally voted unanimously to support Elizabeth City State University’s application for an “InnovateNC” grant on Monday, Aug. 24.

  • Letter: Dems need reckoning on Planned Parenthood

    Dems need reckoning on Planned ParenthoodIt was Walt Kelly through the mouth of his cartoon character Pogo Possum who famously said, “We have met the enemy, and they are us!” I wonder if there is a single Democrat, politician or otherwise, out there who is willing to step up and proclaim their support for what we’ve all seen on the Planned Parenthood videos?

  • Letter: Arrive alive: Always follow rules of roads

    Arrive alive: Always follow rules of roadsFor those of your readers who have been driving for years and forgotten the basics, or who are just starting out behind the wheel, here is a reminder, or something new, depending on their point of view.

  • Robinson: Now that Trump has signed GOP pledge, the game is on

    WASHINGTON — Now we’ll see whether the magic works inside the Republican Party’s big and unruly tent as well as it did outside.

  • Lopez: Project Rachel provides motherly love, healing of the heart

    On one August Saturday morning, people were gathering outside Planned Parenthood clinics across the country.