Training firefighters to get more costly

Training and certifying firefighters in North Carolina is about to get more time-consuming and costly, Albemarle-area fire officials say.

  • Cause of late-night city blackout unknown

    More than half of Elizabeth City’s electric customers were without power for about an hour late Sunday night.

  • 60 percent of residents lose power late Sunday

    More than half of Elizabeth City lost electric service for slightly less than an hour late Sunday evening and early Monday morning.

  • US 158 section missing in plan

    CAMDEN — The state has put U.S. Highway 158 back on the map of key corridors for northeastern North Carolina — except for the section running through Camden and Currituck.

  • Locals’ reaction mixed on immigration order

    Area residents are giving a mixed review to President Barack Obama’s executive action last week deferring deportation of an estimated 5 million undocumented immigrants, with those on both sides of the decision pointing to its economic implications.

  • E-Chowan: ACA has ‘unintended consequences’ for schools

    EDENTON — The national effort to ensure all Americans have health care insurance could have unintended negative consequences for long-term substitute teachers and the school districts that employ them.

Northeast Dragway: Cancer survivor wins first drag race of season

WINFALL — As the 2014 drag racing season winds down at Northeast Dragway, drivers have already been discussing their 2015 plans.

Break out your calendar for some area holiday happenings

Well here it is, the holiday season. The kids only have two days of school this week and by Thursday eve we’ll all be lamenting our full bellies while we eye another piece of pumpkin pie.

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