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April 24, 2018

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April 24, 2018

The number of Pasquotank County residents overdosing on opioids has risen so rapidly in recent weeks, local first-responders are having trouble keeping supplies of the drug used to reverse an overdose’s effects, local law enforcement officials said.

Just four months into the year, 70…

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April 24, 2018

MOYOCK — Kurt Watson is very interested in finding out what Currituck County leaders have planned for the Moyock community he’s called home the past 16 years.

That’s why Watson, a 52-year-old paint sales representative who works in Chesapeake, Virginia, attended last week’s…

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April 23, 2018

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s understaffed prisons remain a dangerous place for employees six months after the bloodiest escape attempt in state history left four workers dead, according to agency data and separate case reports.

About three dozen workers at the state’s correctional…

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April 23, 2018

Pasquotank County officials are still early in their budget planning for next year, but are hoping to bring in enough revenue to pay for both employee raises and a bump in health insurance costs — all without seeking an increase in the property tax rate.

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April 23, 2018

Retaining membership and helping members by staying relevant in a changing, digitally-focused business environment are some of the priorities set by the new leader of the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce.

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April 23, 2018

College of The Albemarle isn't asking Pasquotank County for more money this year, though it is asking the county to continue its $500,000-a-year commitment to catch up on a backlog of maintenance projects at the community college.

April 23, 2018

An official who helps oversee three NCWorks career centers in the Albemarle region said businesses looking to hire today want applicants with basic soft skills.

April 23, 2018

CURRITUCK — Proceeding with a proposal to make Currituck a “unified” city-county government might bring the county an additional $1 million a year in state revenues. However, it also could spark citizen outrage and create political division in some areas of the county, an expert on Currituck’s previous bid for unified government says.

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April 23, 2018

WINDSOR — The Bertie County Board of Elections has ruled a sheriff’s candidate ineligible to run in the May 8 primary, determining he is not a county resident because of a residence he still maintains in another county.

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