Feature Photo: A bit of a stretch

Malayah Bethea, 5, gets help from her mother Sheena as she plays at the playground on Catalina Avenue behind the National Guard Armory, Wednesday.

  • Reaction to state budget deal mixed

    House and Senate leaders are expected to lift the curtain today on their deal for this year’s $21.3 billion state budget, but local lawmakers, office-seekers and school officials were already giving it mixed reviews Wednesday.

  • Job threshold high for ‘catalyst’ fund

    The state Commerce Department secretary says a proposed $20 million grant program could spur manufacturing growth in rural, economically distressed corners of North Carolina.

  • Penny Drive utility work could start soon

    For more than six months, Penny Drive residents have been waiting for Elizabeth City officials to complete the utility work necessary to pave their street.

  • Hoffers’ downtown arts-crafts shop closes

    A downtown arts and crafts business has quietly closed its doors, less than a year after it opened.

  • Perquimans elections director-elect has never voted

    HERTFORD — A 20-year-old Perquimans County native who has never voted has been nominated to become the county’s first new elections director in 20 years.

A Step Up: Players react to Walker’s departure

There were few close to the Elizabeth City State program that knew of Shawn Walker’s trip to Louisiana on Monday, although at least one person later realized he got a clue.

  • Steamers on upswing, win third straight

    EDENTON — The ups and downs of a summer season are back up again for the Edenton Steamers, and just in time.

  • ECSU’s Walker heads to Grambling

    Elizabeth City State men’s basketball coach Shawn Walker has agreed to take the same position at Grambling, according to a document obtained by The News Star, a newspaper in Monroe, Lousiana.

  • Juniors get taste of game at Invite

      A tournament centered on golfers ages 5 to 15 has become a family affair at The Pines.

  • ElCiPaCa 8U Second

    The ElCiPaCa Little League 8U All-Star team finished second in the Williamston Invitational Tournament on Sunday.

  • Sangha offers variety of disciplines

    Kenny Johnson may have started out as a wrestler 30 years ago, but as things like mixed martial arts, parkour, Brazilian jiu jitsu, Victus and yoga have evolved, so has he.

Teapots on Parade exhibit will commemorate Tea Party

EDENTON — Involving the whole community in plans to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Edenton Tea Party in October is the idea behind one of its key events — Teapots on Parade.

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