January 22, 2017

The cost of anti-cancer medicines is high, but biotech students at Elizabeth City State University are researching alternatives that may help lower the price.

Biotechnology professor Hirendranath Banerjee has applied for a grant from the National Institutes of Health to explore a lower cost…

Celebrations: Mercer wins first place in state corn yield contest

January 22, 2017

Billy Mercer of Elizabeth City  recently won first place in the a non-Irrigated division of the 2016 National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Yield Contest in North Carolina. Mercer won with Pioneer® brand P1974VYHR, which yielded 260.7014 bushels per acre.

Mercer earned one of the…

Leary named Employee of Year for work on ECSU upkeep

January 21, 2017

Dennis Leary loves his job, and it is his dedication to his work and community which was recently recognized through two honors.

80 percent or bust: Stefanik aims for higher goal in Currituck

January 20, 2017


BARCO - When Mark Stefanik became top administrator of Currituck County Schools, he said his biggest challenge would be guiding the district to higher achievement despite state funding cuts.

Now 15 months later, Currituck's school superintendent said he's still striving to make an already…