Coast Guard

June 24, 2017

Joe Peel has presented only two keys to the city in his 5½ years as Elizabeth City mayor.


June 23, 2017

Bruce Brown held the rank of commander at the start of Friday’s change-of-command ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City.


June 21, 2017

A rising country music singer will perform at Base Elizabeth City this August to help the U.S. Coast Guard celebrate its birthday. 

Shane Owens will perform Aug. 4 on base as part of the Coast Guard’s upcoming 227th anniversary celebration. Webster Public Relations, the firm that…


June 19, 2017

Capt. Erik Langenbacher thanked his colleagues and bid farewell Monday, passing control of the Coast Guard's aviation 'A' school to a new leader.

The Aviation Technical Training Center is responsible for training Coast Guard enlisted personnel for careers in aviation. On Monday, command of the ATTC…


June 18, 2017

If you're at school picking up your kids, and you happen to see a talking boat, don't worry—you're not crazy. It's just "Coastie," the talking tug boat.

The local auxiliary, or "flotilla," recently built a replica of Coastie, an oversized toy tugboat that speaks and has eyes that move, much…

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June 18, 2017

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Coast Guard released its 2016 Recreational Boating Statistics recently, revealing that boating fatalities nationwide that year totaled 701, the highest number of yearly boating fatalities on record in the last five years.

From 2015 to 2016, deaths increased 12 percent from…


June 18, 2017

Every military move has a story – something unique that everyone remembers.

We've had the gypsy moth move, the bee sting move, the dropped furniture move, the delivery of other people’s furniture move, and many more.

We've had friends who have had moves with the packed trash, the…

June 16, 2017

The Elizabeth City-based headquarters of the Coast Guard's elite anti-pollution response team has a new commander.

Capt. Mark Shepard succeeded Capt. William Carter as commanding officer of the National Strike Force Coordination Center during a change-of-command ceremony at the Coast Guard's…


June 09, 2017

U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Richard Craig's final set of official orders were short and sweet.


June 04, 2017

BALTIMORE — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter James Rankin, a 175-foot buoy tender homeported at the Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, is scheduled to set the historic Francis Scott Key buoy in the Patapsco River Monday near the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

The buoy marks the symbolic spot where…

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