Budget cuts to end bacteria tests

CURRITUCK — The state plans to stop checking for bacteria in the Currituck and Albemarle sounds that local counties use to issue swimming alerts.

  • Sources: Cops’ killer angry over Garner death

    NEW YORK — A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two “pigs” in retaliation for the chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two police officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.

  • Hospital on track to be in the black

    Next year should mark an end to operating losses at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, the hospital’s top officials said last week.

  • Murder suspect’s job frustrates victim’s father

    When James Holley Sr. and his wife went into a local Hardee’s restaurant for breakfast last week, the last person they expected to see working there was the man accused of murdering their son three years ago.

  • Head-on crash kills person

    A two-vehicle head-on collision on Friday resulted in a fatality, according to Pasquotank County Sheriff Randy Cartwright.

  • Rebecca Cross: A downtown holiday gift is a gift that keeps giving

    It’s the “Season of Giving” and many of you have been out shopping for decorations, cards, and gifts for friends and loved ones.

The Breaux Code: Swimming siblings lead NHS in, out of pool

Step onto the pool deck at the Albemarle Family YMCA in Elizabeth City and it’s easy to sense a family atmosphere that pervades meets.

Coast Guard celebrates legacy of first flight

Coast Guard aviators have patrolled the nation’s skies for nearly 100 years, but it wasn’t the pilots who first helped get the airplane off the ground.

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