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August 22, 2017

Pasquotank commissioners heard impassioned pleas for both removing and keeping the county’s Confederate monument next to the courthouse Monday night but took no action.

Keith Rivers, president of the Pasquotank County branch of the NAACP, pressed commissioners to remove the monument, citing…


Sungazers: Region looks skyward for eclipse

August 21, 2017

SOUTH MILLS — Monday's solar eclipse left a lasting impression on nearly 200 citizen-astronomers who witnessed the event at Dismal Swamp State Park.

"It's really cool," said Nathaniel Werderman, who attends Camden County Middle School.

He likened the image of the moon moving across the…


Edenton to discuss monument, vigil to be held for victims

August 20, 2017

EDENTON – Edenton Town Council will discuss next week both the Confederate monument on South Broad Street as well as the 2015 state law that prohibits its removal from that site.

Before then, however, a vigil will be held to remember the three people killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, last…


County officials mixed on new maps

August 20, 2017

Days before state lawmakers will hold public hearings on proposed new legislative districts, some area county commissioners are expressing mixed views about the maps they've seen so far.

A number interviewed last week see a proposed 11-county 1st District in the draft state Senate map as possibly…