DIG it: 4 of 7 downtown projects done

Elizabeth City officials and local landlords say the first year of Elizabeth City’s Downtown Improvement Grant program has gone well, with four of the seven funded projects completed.

  • Power plant sale price to be announced

    The public will learn next week what Duke Energy Progress plans to pay for the shares Elizabeth City and 31 other municipalities own in four power plants — but it could be some time before the cities’ customers know how much the sale lowers their electric rates.

  • Fire at rest stop probed as arson

    CURRITUCK — Currituck and state authorities are investigating a suspected arson involving a fire Sunday night at the visitor rest stop on U.S. Highway 158 between Coinjock and Grandy.

  • Sheriff: Man died of self-inflicted wound

    The Pasquotank sheriff has determined than a county man whose body was found earlier this month took his own life.

  • School board interviews may start Aug. 2

    The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Board of Education plans to offer interviews to an as yet-undetermined number of the 13 applicants for a vacant school board seat beginning the second week of August.

  • Feature Photo: Race to the Bottom

    A youngster emerges from the enclosed slide at Pasquotank County's Meads Pool, Tuesday afternoon.

One Last Hurrah: Final high school event for area All-Stars

GREENSBORO — After scoring 136 goals in an illustrious high school career with Camden, Bronson Watts still had something to prove, and he proved it.

  • Edenton one-hits Pilots in win

    Edenton starting pitcher Cody Thompson and a pair of relievers combined for a one-hitter, and Evan Rogers and Aaron Wright each drove in a run in a 2-0 win on Tuesday.

  • Prep Football Notebook: Focus shifts to coaching clinic

    GREENSBORO — The second of two ‘dead weeks’ for North Carolina high school athletics is this week, but unlike the one earlier in the month, this week’s a little more lively.

  • Fishers of Men: Buchanans take home points championship

    HERTFORD — With a points title up for grabs Saturday, five different teams were within range during the final team series event of 2014 for the North Carolina East Division of the Fishers of Men National Tournament Trail.

  • Lee Owen: Country’s best youth roll off in New York

    With tournament season in full swing, the youth bowlers also got in on the action this week in Buffalo, New York.

  • Area athletes realize East-West honor

    GREENSBORO — Bronson Watts, Aaron Carver and Dakwon Foreman have all finished their high school athletic careers, received diplomas and are planning to play at the next level.

Rhoades Review: Johansson seals the deal as an action star in ‘Lucy’

Sure, we’d be happy just listening to the computerized purr of her voice in “Her.” But there’s a physical side to Scarlett Johansson, too.

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