March 22, 2018

Canada geese are destroying crops, damaging ponds and creating unsafe and unsanitary conditions across Pasquotank County, local farm and wildlife officials told county commissioners this week.

N.C. Cooperative Extension officials have been studying the impact of “resident” Canada geese…


March 21, 2018

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools officials plan to seek “restart” status for two additional low-performing schools, saying it will allow the use of student achievement-improvement innovations such as additional instructional time and coaching for beginning teachers.



March 19, 2018

Thanks largely to word of mouth from parents happy with their child’s experience and an assist from the state’s school voucher program, a private school in Elizabeth City has doubled its enrollment in the past three years.


March 18, 2018

The director of Elizabeth City’s Main Street program is warning the public to be more vigilant and to take extra safety precautions in the wake of three recent store larcenies, including two purse-snatchings in the city’s downtown.

March 18, 2018

State and federal agencies have determined the Airport Authority of the Elizabeth City Regional Airport is not the “federally recognized sponsor” of the airport, a determination that complicates its ability to receive federal funding.

March 17, 2018

Two software vendors offered to upgrade Elizabeth City's utility billing system during a meeting with City Council on Thursday, with each pledging to avoid the implementation problems that plagued the city's last conversion attempt.

In a special meeting, councilors heard presentations from Logics…


March 16, 2018

Several schools in Pasquotank County held student walkout events Wednesday in conjunction with a national student demonstration against gun violence, the largest involving 250 students at Pasquotank County High School.

School officials said PCHS students were very cooperative and met in the…

March 16, 2018

The Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce's search for a new president has narrowed to four finalists, one of whom currently serves as the business group’s interim leader.

Chamber Board of Directors Chairwoman Lauren Spruill confirmed this week that interim president Holly Staples is among…

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March 15, 2018

Next year’s Elizabeth City budget could include $600,000 in increased costs for employee benefits, City Manager Rich Olson told city councilors this week.

Olson outlined those costs in a pre-budget work session on Monday. The meeting was the first of many the council will hold to craft next…


March 14, 2018

Elizabeth City City Council will hear presentations Thursday night from two companies bidding to upgrade the city's utility billing software.

City Manager Rich Olson said Wednesday that representatives from both Tyler Technologies and Logics Solutions will present their software to City Council at…

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