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March 17, 2018

To continue a team effort against what they described as a lethal opioid crisis, professionals from law enforcement, health care, social work and other fields gathered for a conference Friday at Museum of the Albemarle.

The Eastern Area Health Education Center, the Pasquotank-Camden Child Community…

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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

CAMDEN — Camden school officials are putting together a plan for school improvement they hope that in four years could make Camden County Schools the best school district in the state — possibly even the best in the nation.

The Camden Board of Education voted unanimously earlier…


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

Supervalu, the Minneapolis-based parent of the Farm Fresh grocery chain, is selling 21 of its 38 supermarkets in Virginia and North Carolina, including its store in Elizabeth City. 

Food Lion, the Salisbury-based grocery chain, is buying three of the Farm Fresh stores, including the one off…


March 15, 2018

After just a year on the job, Elizabeth City’s public utilities director is leaving for the private sector.

Joseph Pearce has been hired as the next director of operations for Aqua America of North Carolina, part of a national water and wastewater utility company. His last day with the city…

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March 15, 2018

CAMDEN — Plans to build a $5 million county administration center in Camden have been put on hold, at least until the summer.

County Manager Ken Bowman said Monday that commissioners have decided to scrap their current plans for the center. They could begin new talks on the building as…


March 15, 2018

CURRITUCK — A Dare County man with a previous criminal record of resisting an officer is facing new charges after allegedly pushing and trying to punch a Currituck sheriff’s deputy who had pulled him over on suspicion of driving while impaired. 

Kevin Wayne Braddy, 34, of the…

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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…

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