Fourth term now official: Recount confirms Johnson’s win

CURRITUCK — Sheriff Susan Johnson’s re-election to a fourth term became official Thursday, after a recount showed her still holding a 77-vote lead over challenger Billy Long.

  • City police turned down for grant

    Elizabeth CityCity police turned down for grantThe city police department has been denied its request for a grant worth up to $25,000 from the Eastern North Carolina State Fund Committee, a division of the National Rifle Association.“The committee cited a high number of applications and the inability to fund all requests as the reason for denial,” City Manager Rich Olson said Friday in his weekly FYI memo.

  • Military couple gets back security deposit

    Local landlord Barry Keyes said Thursday he has refunded a security deposit to a military couple in Fort Campbell, Ky., that had to cancel plans to rent a house from him in Elizabeth City after their orders changed.

  • Group urges more to sign up for health insurance

    Tis the season for many things, and one of them should be signing up for health care insurance, says the director of a nonprofit championing the Affordable Care Act in North Carolina.

  • Student charged with having weapon on school grounds

    HERTFORD — A Perquimans County High School student, stopped by police because of his truck’s noisy muffler, is facing more serious charges of having a weapon on school property and carrying a concealed firearm.

  • COA’s ‘Autumn Affair’ nets almost $80K

    College of The Albemarle’s recent “An Autumn Affair” truly will be one to remember.

Playoff purpose: For Eagles, Aces, Bruins, reasons to believe

For the three area football teams remaining in the in the postseason, each will have a particular purpose going into tonight’s games.

  • Mike Sweeney: Find the bait balls and you will find fish

    This is the time of year that the bait balls tend to start and where there is chaos there is profit.

  • Lady Mustangs hit by Pride

    It was one moment in a blowout loss, but it was one that defined progress for the Mid-Atlantic Christian women’s basketball team.

  • Hardy omission angers East Carolina coach

    GREENVILLE — East Carolina head coach Ruffin McNeill responded strongly to learning that senior wide receiver Justin Hardy had not been named one of the 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to college football’s top pass-catcher.

  • Mustangs trapped into home defeat

      It wasn’t one big run that allowed North Carolina Wesleyan to pull away from Mid-Atlantic Christian. It was a series of small ones.

  • ECSU women drop opening game at Shaw

    RALEIGH — The Elizabeth City State women’s basketball team got to see a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association team for its season opener on Tuesday.

Winston is one fly dog

Once upon a time Winston was a wildly active dog — a Jack Russell terrier that had more than typical energy.

Today's editorial cartoon

  • Letter: Wig Shop comes to aid of disabled veteran

    Wig Shop comes to aid of disabled veteranLast Saturday, Nov. 15, I was on my electric wheel coming back from the post office.

  • Letter: DA, Hawkins disregard disturbing report

    DA, Hawkins disregard disturbing reportHaving read the article entitled “Camden teacher suspended for conduct” in the Nov. 15 edition of The Daily Advance, I am compelled to write a response.

  • Letter: Bill’s architect exposes Obamacare’s lies

    Bill’s architect exposes Obamacare’s liesIt doesn’t seem to bother anyone that millionaire Congressman Charley Rangel owns real estate in the Caribbean on which he doesn’t pay taxes or that he regularly calls white people “crackers,” among several other endearing terms, while former Democratic Chairwoman Donna Brazile sees Republicans’ major blowout on Nov. 4 as an opportunity for the GOP to “work” with her party.

  • Clay Perkins: Write your own proclamation of thanks to God

    “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” — 1 Chronicles 16:34 (The Bible, New International Version)“Give thanks to the God of gods; his love endures forever.

  • Hezekiah Brown: More things change in politics, more they stay the same

    After reflecting on the 2014 midterm election and engaging in conversation with some of my colleagues, many appeared to be shocked that Republicans were victorious in gaining seats in the U.S. Senate, Congress, state governor mansions and state legislatures.