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February 19, 2019

Gavin and Alex Whitehurst were recently presented with a Command Coin and a thank-you letter from Cmdr. Randy Meador, commanding officer of Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City. Gavin, a fourth-grader at Camden Intermediate School, and brother Alex, a first-grader at Grandy Primary School, learned that…


February 17, 2019


February 17, 2019

This year’s Arts of The Albemarle Gala will celebrate a decade of AoA’s new home at The Center and a corresponding metamorphosis from a small gallery of visual art to a busy hub for visual and performing arts and a crucial economic driver for downtown.



February 17, 2019

Dockside wins Christmas window decorating

Dockside Elizabeth City is the winner of the Downtown Elizabeth City Christmas Window Decorating Contest, officials announced last week.

Dockside, located at 115B South Water Street, is known for being creative in decorating their windows each season…


February 17, 2019

To celebrate Black History Month, I wanted to reflect on the life and work of Elizabeth Keckley. If you’re unsure of who she is, or why, like myself, you don’t remember her name from your history classes, let me begin with this: She was among one of the first African American women to…

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February 16, 2019

With his coiffed hair and rock-and-roll swagger, 1950s teen idol Conrad Birdie grabs the microphone, belts out lyrics to a song and wins the hearts of his adoring fans.



February 16, 2019

Whether it’s a sofa damaged by water in a hurricane or a cherished chair in need of repair, Pat Temple gives new life to furniture at her upholstery business in Hertford.

Temple has upholstered sofas and chairs at Pat’s Upholstery since she opened in 1985. She also creates slip covers,…


February 16, 2019

I was walking around in the brush recently and noticed thick stands of cockleburs. I tried to avoid them, but before I realized it my pants collected dozens.

People with hunting dogs know all about cockleburs. Long-haired dogs have even more problems. Sometimes prickly burs get so entangled that…

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February 14, 2019

Rodney Meads says it’s the little surprises that help keep his marriage to Melanie fresh and strong.


February 14, 2019

As we celebrate Valentine’s Day I am grateful for a love song that is as unlikely as it is infectious.

Steve Earle’s “Galway Girl” has really grown on me since I first heard it just a few years ago. It’s a great love song in that it just basks in the joy of love and…

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