'Let there be fun': City lights up for the holidays

The holiday spirit shined in downtown Elizabeth City Friday night as big crowds gathered for the Grand Illumination.

  • Stolen vehicle wrecks at house

    Elizabeth City police are asking for the public’s help finding the person who stole a sport utility vehicle and wrecked the SUV at a residence in the vicinity of Queen and Etheridge streets on Thanksgiving evening.

  • City approves $15K for ‘Arcade’ roof fix

    The Elizabeth City City Council has approved spending roughly $15,000 to fix up one downtown property and tear up another, in both cases tapping grant dollars intended to spur business growth.

  • Police: 3 killed, 9 wounded in attack at Planned Parenthood

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A gunman who opened fire inside a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was arrested Friday after engaging in gun battles with authorities during an hours-long standoff that killed three people and wounded nine others, officials said.

  • Salvation Army kettles out next week in Edenton

    EDENTON — The Edenton Lions Club will be ringing the Salvation Army’s Christmas bells in many locations this coming Wednesday, Dec. 2, Thursday, Dec. 3, Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5.

  • Suspect arrested in fatal shooting at Shelby residence

    Suspect arrested in fatal shooting at Shelby residenceAssociated PressSHELBY, N.C. — Authorities in Cleveland County say a suspect has been arrested in a fatal shooting at a home in Shelby.

Fresh(er) Face: New hoop talent ready to emerge in area

Out of the six-player All-Area girls basketball team released last spring, only two are back in the high school ranks.

Barn, lighthouse 'can constructions' will be torn down soon to feed hungry

A barn and silo were raised inside Sentara Albemarle Medical Center’s lobby last weekend.

Today’s editorial cartoon

  • God’s plan: Our Christ-likeness!

    “This is God’s will for you”— 1 Thessalonians 5:8 (NIV)“Now I know that you are the one, true person God meant for me all along,” said the woman in love.

  • York: Obamacare’s troubles a gift to 2016 Republican candidates

    There have been many articles in the last year with some variation of the headline “GOP Surrenders on Obamacare.” The stories mostly concern a tendency among some Republican policy elites to adopt the Washington conventional wisdom that Obamacare cannot be repealed because it has already become deeply entrenched in American life.

  • Robinson: A fine mess the Republican Party has gotten itself into

    WASHINGTON — As the leading Republican presidential candidates rant and rave about deporting 11 million immigrants, fighting some kind of world war against Islam, implementing gimmicky tax plans that would bankrupt the nation and other such madness, keep one thing in mind: The party establishment brought this plague upon itself.

  • Cohn: Turkey made a mistake by shooting first, thinking second

    WASHINGTON — As if the Syrian conflict wasn’t tough enough, the actions of Turkey in shooting down a Russian plane just made it a whole lot tougher and utterly defies logic.

  • Robinson: ‘Political correctness’ are truths GOP does not want to hear

    WASHINGTON — The Republican presidential candidates and the far-right echo chamber have made “politically correct” an all-purpose dismissal for facts and opinions they don’t want to hear.