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January 17, 2019

Federal workers aren’t the Salvation Army’s typical clients.

But because of the partial government shutdown, now in its 28th day, the Salvation Army of Elizabeth City is offering to help federal workers pay their utility bills.

Caseworker Lola Wright said Thursday that the Salvation…

January 17, 2019

EDENTON — Edenton officials are advising customers to expect possible discoloration of their water while the town refills the Park Avenue water tank.

In a press release Wednesday afternoon, town officials said the process of refilling the tank may cause rust-colored water and particles to…

January 17, 2019

Elizabeth City police have arrested a local man and charged him in connection with the recent break-ins of a school and a nonproft and the attempted break-in of a business.

James Philip Wanzer, 33, whose last known address was the 1500 block of Emerald Lake Apartments, Elizabeth City, is charged…


January 17, 2019

EDENTON — Computer software used by North Carolina school districts to calculate student grades may have tallied them incorrectly in some districts during the first quarter, resulting in grades that either were too high or too low for an undetermined number of students.

Edenton-Chowan Schools…


January 17, 2019

Nearly 40 candidates applied for the vacant superintendent’s job in the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools.

Allison Schafer of the N.C. Schools Boards Association, the group assisting the ECPPS Board of Education with its search for a new superintendent, said 39 applicants is “a…

January 17, 2019

The chairman of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors renewed his commitment to being a full-throated advocate for Elizabeth City State University on Wednesday, vowing the campus never again will be “forgotten” by the university system or state policymakers.

Board of…

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January 17, 2019

HERTFORD — The time frame for improving Harvey Point Road has been moved up, but it’ll still be years before Perquimans County motorists see the work.

The N.C. Department of Transportation originally planned to complete the road improvement work in 2023. That timeline has now been moved…

January 17, 2019

The Elizabeth City Fire Department is urging city residents to be careful when using space heaters following a house fire on Speed Street caused by one Monday night.

Interim Fire Marshal Dena Richardson reported Wednesday that “improper use of a space heater” caused the fire at…


January 16, 2019

GREENVILLE — Congressman Walter B. Jones underwent successful hip surgery on Tuesday, a day after falling at his home and breaking his hip, Jones’ office confirmed Wednesday.

The Farmville Republican’s Washington D.C. office confirmed the injury and the operation in a three-…


January 16, 2019

HERTFORD — A judge sentenced Hertford Town Councilman Quentin Jackson to four months in jail on Wednesday after finding him guilty of assaulting a fellow councilor following a town meeting last October.

Jackson’s 120-day jail sentence is on hold, however, because he appealed District…

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