February 25, 2017

State Sen. Bill Cook, R-Beaufort, has introduced a bill to help smooth the road for the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools after it opens its first early college this fall.

Cook advised Elizabeth City-Pasquotank officials Friday he had introduced a bill to declare the new school a…


February 25, 2017


February 25, 2017

Currituck County banned development of new solar farms this week following resident complaints that they generate too much construction noise and aren’t aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

A number of Currituck’s neighbors are also taking a hard look at their own rules for solar…


February 25, 2017

In 1989, Michael Etheridge started building Pasquotank County's solid waste department from scratch. Some 28 years later, he says the department is an efficient, profitable and respected operation.

And so he's decided to retire next month.

Etheridge, 50, said Friday he's stepping down as…


February 24, 2017

A group called EC NC Progressives will host a “Defending the ACA” rally at Mariners’ Wharf Park Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The event will offer an opportunity for anyone affected by the Affordable Care Act to speak.

For more information, contact clynnpersico@gmail.…

February 24, 2017

If state lawmakers don’t want to force local school districts to pay more for smaller K-3 class sizes, they will need to act soon, local school officials say.

“We’re flirting with it being too late,” Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools Superintendent Larry Cartner said…


February 24, 2017

The Amazon Wind Farm US East should be allowed to continue operating, a leading House Republican said Thursday after touring the Navy's long-range radar facility in Chesapeake, Virgina.

Rep. John Szoka, R-Cumberland, said in a phone interview Thursday he plans to report on lawmakers' visit to the…


February 24, 2017

CURRITUCK — The ban on new solar farm development Currituck commissioners approved this week won’t affect two solar facilities in the county — one that’s already completed, the other that’s still under construction.

It could affect a third, however, that is currently…

February 24, 2017


February 23, 2017

Before she retired, Lynn Hagius worked for the state of Connecticut helping people apply for and collect disability benefits from the Social Security program.

Though she’s no longer working, Hagius still wants to help people. It’s why she showed up for one of two open houses the local…

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