August 04, 2010
Republican congressional candidate Ashley Woolard — stepping up his rhetoric linking U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield to embattled Rep. Charles Rangel — is calling on Butterfield to resign from the House Ethics Committee or face investigation.
Woolard, who is challenging Butterfield in this fall’s general election, held press conferences Tuesday in Raleigh, Rocky Mount and New Bern, and spoke with The Daily Advance this week by phone.
August 03, 2010
Meeting the constraints of tight back-to-school budgets will be a little easier during this weekend’s sales tax holiday in North Carolina.
Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and lasting through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, sales across the state of school supplies, clothing and computers will be tax-free.
The approaching tax break has local retailers gearing up for the coming weekend, both in stock and personnel.
July 31, 2010
Members of the Pasquotank County Board of Commissioners are willing to explore a former Elizabeth City resident’s proposal to name the board’s meeting room after the founder of Elizabeth City State University.
Eddie Davis, a Pasquotank native who has maintained an interest in the county’s history, has asked that the county name the commissioners’ meeting room for Hugh Cale.
July 30, 2010
The effect of record-setting heat on field crops this season was on everyone’s mind at the 2010 Pasquotank and Perquimans Farm Tour Friday morning.
The tour, sponsored jointly by the N.C. Cooperative Extension centers in Pasquotank and Perquimans counties, featured trips to local farms and information from the Extension Service.
At a corn variety test plot on Body Road in Pasquotank, farmers got a chance to look at some 29 corn varieties from a number of different seed companies and examine their performance in the field.
July 27, 2010
An Elizabeth City-Pasquotank school board member said parents shouldn’t use the word “fail” when describing the recently released preliminary Adequate Yearly Progress test results.
Last week, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction announced that five of the district’s 12 schools made AYP. With just 41.7 percent of its schools meeting AYP, Elizabeth City-Pasquotank fell below neighboring districts’ preliminary results. It also fell below last year’s AYP results, when 50 percent of the district’s schools made AYP.
July 26, 2010
Within the next three months, Albemarle Health’s cardiac rehab maintenance program will move from its current location in the Albemarle Family YMCA to the fourth floor of Albemarle Hospital.
The move will take place sometime after the hospital moves its infusion suite from its current location on the fourth floor down to the second floor, Jay Briley, vice president of clinical services, said.
After that move is completed, the cardiac rehab maintenance program will occupy the area formerly designated for the infusion suite.
July 20, 2010
Pasquotank County officials approved nearly $86,000 in additions to the reverse-osmosis water treatment plant project Monday but still have about half-a-million dollars remaining in the contingency fund for the project.
All of the change orders will be funded through the contingency line item.