January 20, 2017

Elizabeth City city councilors are slated to discuss giving themselves raises beyond the 10.5-percent raise they approved in November. There may not be enough votes, however, to approve higher pay hikes.

During a finance committee meeting Thursday, City Manager Rich Olson brought the raises up at…

January 19, 2017

Pasquotank County commissioners have narrowly agreed to allow the county to purchase a new ambulance without seeking competitive bids, a move that raised questions about whether the county was getting the best possible price.

The board voted 3-2 to authorize the purchase of the $150,000 ambulance…

January 18, 2017

Martin County is now officially Pasquotank County’s partner in providing backup 911 service in Pasquotank.

January 16, 2017

On the day of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday residents gathered at a local church to celebrate diversity and unity, principles that the slain civil rights leader worked so hard to forge.


January 16, 2017

Pasquotank officials made two accounting mistakes in their handling of last year’s finances, but otherwise properly administered the county’s nearly $56.8 million budget properly, the county's auditor reported last week.

Greg Adams, of Thompson, Price, Scott, Adams and Co., presented…

January 12, 2017

Elizabeth City City Council has approved an ordinance allowing microbreweries to open downtown, despite lingering concerns the businesses might turn into nightclubs.

The ordinance, months in the making, passed unanimously by a 6-0 vote during Monday's council meeting.

The ordinance provides that…

January 11, 2017

Elizabeth City has hired a planner from southeastern Pennsylvania to direct the city’s revamped Planning Department, now called Community Development Department.

City Council unanimously approved Matthew Schelly's hiring following a closed session Monday night. 

Schelly, 56, is a senior…


January 10, 2017

Pasquotank County's recycling centers will be open today and Thursday following recent snow and icy conditions, County Manager Rodney Bunch reported Tuesday.

The recycling centers will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Other than being open this one Thursday, the recycling centers are resuming their…

January 09, 2017

Area hospital officials are reserving comment on Gov. Roy Cooper’s plan to have hospitals pick up North Carolina’s share of the costs of his plan to expand Medicaid coverage to an estimated 500,000 uninsured state residents.

Sentara Albemarle Medical Center officials declined to comment…

January 09, 2017

Area lawmakers differ on Gov. Roy Cooper’s call for expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

Republicans call the move illegal and say it won't work, while a Senate Democrat said she welcomed Cooper’s initiative — even though it appears to violate a state law passed by…

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