Tax season also busy for scammers

SHILOH — While tax season is obviously busy for the Internal Revenue Service, it’s also becoming increasingly busy for those pretending to be from the IRS. U.S. taxpayers have been defrauded to the tune of at least $15 million in recent years by callers impersonating IRS agents.

  • Currituck may swap marshland for beach

    CURRITUCK — Currituck is reconsidering a land swap with an Outer Banks

  • EC Habitat for Humanity Store officially opens

    Though it’s been open since the end of February, the Elizabeth City Habitat for Humanity Store held its grand opening on Thursday, drawing both civic and business leaders.

  • 14-percent electric rate cut eyed

    Many Elizabeth City residents would save hundreds of dollars in utility costs next year even after paying more in property taxes and higher rates for water and sewer service, an analysis of City Manager Rich Olson’s proposed budget shows.

  • Body of man found on beach

    COROLLA — The body of a 57-year-old Missouri man was discovered earlier this week on the beach of the Currituck Outer Banks, the Sheriff’s Office said.

  • Edenton house that is state’s oldest to open for 1st time

    EDENTON — The house that’s believed to be the oldest one standing in North Carolina will open to the public for the first time as part of a tour in Edenton.

Roberson on 52-1: No one wins

  HERTFORD — Justin Roberson had another story to tell in the aftermath of his Perquimans baseball team’s doubleheader against Cape Hatteras on Thursday, where in one game the Pirates posted an eye-raising 52 runs in four innings.

Man’s best friend reaches out to humans in need

When speech therapist Becky Broadfoot moved to Elizabeth City last September with her husband, Christ Episcopal Church Rector, Fr. Chip Broadfoot, she had dogs on her mind.

Today’s editorial cartoon

  • Gene Andrews: God has fix for us that ends all breakages

    “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.

  • Letter: Snide comments no solution to roadsign woes

    The snide, unhelpful remarks continuously published in this section really need to stop. I’m finally tired enough of this redundant theme to write a letter.

  • Letter: Volunteers ensure homebound not forgotten

    As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, the Albemarle Commission Senior Nutrition Program would like to express our appreciation to the 869 volunteers who serve meals to more than 400 homebound clients five days a week throughout the 10 counties we serve.

  • Letter: Roadside signs can grow into problem

    In Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Advance I read that someone in Hertford thinks that roadside signs along the roadway are no big deal.

  • Friedman: China’s Xi walking a fine line with so much at stake

    While U.S.-Iran relations are taking up all the oxygen in the room these days, and they’re vitally important for the future of the Middle East, U.S.-China relations are vitally important for the world — and there’s more going on there than meets the eye.