August 21, 2017

They weren’t lined up when employees opened the doors Monday at 5 a.m., but customers in the drive-thru line still seemed excited Elizabeth City finally has a Starbucks store. 

Lorie Munden, who was on her way to work, said she was thrilled the Starbucks at the Shoppes at Tanglewood is…

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August 21, 2017

A local restaurateur said he saw quite an upswing in business as a result of the change in Elizabeth City's ordinance allowing sales of alcoholic beverages on Sunday mornings.

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August 21, 2017

“Southern Living” — the go-to guide on Southern culture, food and travel — has featured Elizabeth City on its website as one of 15 affordable small communities across the South loved by the magazine’s editors

"Any city that has wine and cheese parties on the…


August 20, 2017


Two El­iz­a­beth City car deal­er­ships have joined forces with All­state in­sur­ance com­pany to pro­vide one-stop shop­ping for both car- and insurance-buy­ing cus­tomers.

Toy­ota of El­iz­a­beth City and Nis­san of…


August 19, 2017

Tourists spent more — a lot more — in North Carolina in 2016, including in the Albemarle region.

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina announced recently that visitor spending in 2016 rose a record $22.9 billion, an increase of 4.4 percent from 2015. Of the…


August 14, 2017

After moving around Elizabeth City’s downtown the past 15 years, one of the area’s premiere shops for comics-readers and gamers recently found a new home on Halstead Boulevard. 

Earth 383 Comics and Games operator Duf Franco said he’s happy about his new location at Halstead…


August 09, 2017

Adelia Cole says her youngest daughter, 13-year-old Lila Winner, is counting down the days until the new Starbucks opens at the Shoppes at Tanglewood.


July 30, 2017

A Hertford couple have been working all month to transform the former Water's Edge Grill on the Elizabeth City waterfront into an Italian restaurant that they hope to open sometime early next week.

Andrew LeClair and his wife, Tiffany, plan to have a “soft” opening for their Paradiso…

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July 21, 2017

The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is interested in taking over management of several outdoor facilities at Elizabeth City’s only country club, a spokeswoman for the YMCA confirmed this week.

Terri Reedy, spokeswoman for the Norfolk, Virginia-based YMCA, said Tuesday the group’s board has…


July 17, 2017

About the same time Michael McDaniel started thinking he’d need something to do once he retired from the Coast Guard, he got an idea for what that something might be.

McDaniel, who spent his last nine years in the Coast Guard as an instructor at the Aviation Technical Training Center at…

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