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August 03, 2010

For 90 years, The Bank of Currituck has been a mainstay in the Albemarle.

From the Roaring ’20s and through the Great Depression, wars and numerous economic booms, the bank has been a premier full-service community financial institution and a major player in the local construction, commercial and mortgage lending markets.

Unfortunately, as with so many banks that suddenly became overextended when the recession hit like a ton of bricks, The Bank of Currituck was at risk of joining 106 other U.S. banks this year to be shut down due to failure.

August 01, 2010

Congratulations to Lenora Jarvis-Mackey on receiving the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, and on leading the River City Community Development Corp. for 20 years. Jarvis-Mackey was presented the award during RCCDC’s 20th anniversary celebration at Museum of the Albemarle last weekend. Jarvis-Mackey co-founded RCCDC and has been its president and CEO since, overseeing projects such as the $3.6 million Renaissance Commons senior housing complex and the $1.7 million Renaissance Village.

July 31, 2010

North Carolina law is pretty clear: District Attorney Frank Parrish doesn’t have to release the Elizabeth City police incident report detailing the fight outside a city nightclub last January that ultimately led to the arrest of a deputy U.S. marshal on a charge of violating North Carolina’s concealed weapons law.

July 25, 2010

Franklin Scott’s stated reason for changing his mind about becoming director of Elizabeth City’s Housing Authority was the board of directors’ delay in finalizing his contract.

That sounds a bit specious to us.

July 24, 2010

Imagine it’s a calm Friday night at your home. Dinner is over and you’re watching a movie you’ve been dying to see all week. You’re oblivious to the outside world.

But on the outside, there’s mayhem. A police dispatcher broadcasts a warning to all law enforcement agencies to be on the lookout for two dangerous robbery suspects, armed with rifles, last seen driving a stolen car toward Elizabeth City.

July 20, 2010

The issue: Elizabeth City Council adopts list of non-profits that will be funded with a $19,000 city appropriation.

Our position: The city should continue funding those agencies that make a difference in the lives of local residents, but require a formal process for applicants.

Non-profits provide essential, critical needs to the less fortunate in our communities, from food, clothing and shelter to counseling, training and financial assistance.

Such services are in particular demand in rural, poor areas, such as northeast North Carolina.

July 19, 2010

America’s favorite pastime is in full swing in Edenton, as the Steamers chock up win after win. They logged their ninth straight last Saturday night and are 33-9 in the Coastal Plain League. They also are the nation’s top-ranked college summer team, an honor they achieved on July 14. And to think that the Steamers were in danger of not fielding a team because of financial troubles. This would be an opportune time to show your support for the college players and make a donation.

July 03, 2010

Elizabeth City Downtown Inc.’s new director has tackled her job with energy and enthusiasm that should serve her well in her efforts to strengthen the city’s heart and keep it healthy. In less than two months, Rebecca Cross has become a common sight downtown, talking to business owners, attending the film festival, concerts and the downtown market. She has also created an ambitious list of goals.

June 26, 2010

Kandi Deitemeyer was still finding her way around campus when a rare controversy rattled the halls of College of The Albemarle last month. Granted, being fresh to the school and the community, the discord came at an untimely juncture for the new COA president, but the onus of responsibility remains. And on the up side, it’s an opportunity for her to demonstrate the type of leadership she brings to the school.

June 02, 2010

Thumbs Up & Down: Memorial Day is so-named because it was created in remembrance and in honor of military members who died in service to our country. Those who took time to attend one of the memorial services on Monday should be commended for paying tribute to fallen veterans. Unfortunately, fewer and fewer people are attending the cemetery ceremonies and parades are uncommon. Edenton cancelled its observance. As with other national holidays, Memorial Day has morphed into a long weekend of back yard barbecues and trips to the beach. Shame on us.

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