MOA's Fun Day at the Beach

  Youngsters played summer games, including the limbo, during Wednesday's Fun at the Beach festivities at Museum of the Albemarle.

  • Former shelter operator cleared

    CURRITUCK — Currituck Sheriff Susan Johnson said her department’s probe into complaints about work conditions and treatment of animals has cleared the county’s former animal shelter operator of wrongdoing, but county officials say they are still waiting for a report stating that conclusion.

  • Not much effect from tax bill

    In theory, a new state Senate bill would let northeastern North Carolina counties raise more sales tax revenue to pay for education, transportation and other government needs.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Foreman hits field one last time in All-Star game

GREENSBORO — Before beginning his collegiate football career in a couple of weeks, Dakwon Foreman had one last high school obligation — participating in the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star game.

Live theater companies announce 2014-15 season

While the first show of the season is less than two months out, the area’s theatre companies are busy casting and subsequently rehearsing for the coming 2014-15 theatre season.

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