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March 08, 2018

WASHINGTON — The commander of the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area is slated to become the agency’s 26th commandant. 

President Trump nominated Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz to the Coast Guard’s top post on Thursday, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen said…

March 08, 2018

A correctional officer at Pasquotank Correctional Institution was treated for non-life threatening injuries after being punched in the face by an inmate Thursday afternoon.

Jerry Higgins, a spokesman for N.C. Public Safety, said the officer was treated at an urgent care center following the assault.…

March 08, 2018

A Pasquotank County man with a prior conviction for taking indecent liberties with a minor is facing new charges after he allegedly shared child pornography online with someone who turned out to be an undercover law enforcement officer.

Alan Anderson, 55, of the 700 block of Griffin Swamp Road, is…

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March 08, 2018

CURRITUCK — After agreeing at their annual retreat not to take a formal position on offshore drilling, Currituck commissioners decided earlier this week to take one after all — in opposition.

Commissioners voted 5-1 to oppose offshore seismic testing and drilling for oil and gas.…


March 08, 2018

Senate District 1 candidate Clark Twiddy presented himself in Elizabeth City Tuesday night for what he described as a “job interview,” fielding questions from members of the Pasquotank County Republican Party.

Twiddy is a Republican businessman and military veteran from Dare County who…


March 08, 2018

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools officials are weighing options on how to provide Chromebooks to students — including a possible cost-saving strategy of allowing some middle school students to take the computers home.

Amber Godfrey, technology director for ECPPS, told members of the…


March 07, 2018

Pasquotank County commissioners are not only pledging to use revenue from a potential sales tax increase for public education alone, they’re also vowing to rescind the tax hike within five years if it’s approved.


March 07, 2018

The U.S. chairman of the US-Russia Joint Commission is asking Elizabeth City City Council to reconsider its opposition to a Russian-funded World War II monument proposed for placement at a city park.

In an interview Wednesday, retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Robert Foglesong said he had written Mayor…


March 07, 2018

CURRITUCK — As expected, Currituck commissioners approved for a second time Monday a change to the county's ordinance that requires most non-residents to purchase a beach parking permit during vacation season.


March 07, 2018

The leader of North Carolina’s Democratic Party rallied the troops in Pasquotank County on Tuesday, urging local Democrats to join efforts to break Republicans' legislative majorities and elect candidates he said are more committed to progress for all state residents.

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