Cops accountable, authorities say

Law enforcement leaders underscored two points during Tuesday night’s NAACP forum in Elizabeth City: we enforce the law with empathy, and we expect to be held accountable.

  • Residents, DOT ponder traffic backup fixes

    JARVISBURG — Lower Currituck residents apparently aren’t the only ones looking for ways around the traffic backups on U.S. Highway 158 that can mar summer weekends.

  • Generator upgrades to save county $50K a year

    Pasquotank County should save $50,000 a year on utility costs once it upgrades two diesel generators at the Public Safety Building in Elizabeth City, the county manager said this week.

  • Retiring teacher of year answers higher calling

    Elizabeth City-Pasquotank’s Teacher of the Year Johnna Purkett will be retiring next month, but she’ll still be serving the community.

  • High school student charged with rape

    A Pasquotank County High School student has been charged with statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a minor, court records show.

  • US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama abruptly announced the U.S. is re-establishing long-broken diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity.

Freshman Sutton leads NHS over Nighthawks

  Freshman Damar Sutton had a double-double as Northeastern’s boys basketball team came back from a first quarter deficit and evened its record with a 66-53 win against First Flight on Tuesday.

Christmas on Main is Sunday at AOA

Three children on stage rehearsing their parts for Sunday’s Christmas on Main holiday revue at Arts of the Albemarle fidget excitedly, giggling as they run through their lines.

Today’s editorial cartoon

  • Letter: Emmerich’s 'Christmas Carol’ great show

    Emmerich’s ‘Christmas Carol’ great showI recently attended Emmerich Theatre Production Company’s production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at College of The Albemarle.

  • Letter: Ending film tax incentives will cost NC

    Ending film tax incentives will cost NCI enjoyed reading the column on the North Carolina film industry exhibit and the reporting of the demise of the industry in our state.

  • Letter: Hoping for racial harmony this Christmas

    Hoping for racial harmony this ChristmasOn Dec. 12, I read a column by Nicholas D. Kristof in which he vividly describes a made-up world where the tables are turned on white people.

  • Letter: Protests outlet for mob outrage, not justice

    Protests outlet for mob outrage, not justiceWe know that life is important. All life is so important that its substance is beyond our comprehension.

  • Letter: Data bases available on police use of force

    Data bases available on police use of forceAlthough it may be difficult to obtain statistics from government agencies, Wiki-type data bases exist online that catalog news media reported data.