February 23, 2018

Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools is facing millions of dollars in new expenses, based on a budget preview that Superintendent Larry Cartner gave Pasquotank County commissioners on Tuesday.

During a joint meeting of commissioners and the ECPPS Board of Education, Cartner outlined the…


February 23, 2018


February 23, 2018

HERTFORD — A Perquimans County commissioner has filed for re-election to a second term.

Wallace Nelson, 65, a Republican, filed for the Board of Commissioners’ May election Thursday afternoon, Perquimans elections officials said.

Nelson returned to the Perquimans commission board…

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February 23, 2018

Pasquotank and Camden counties' ambulance and dispatch services will again have separate directors, following a vote of Pasquotank County commissioners earlier this week.

Commissioners' action means that Jerry Newell will continue to serve as head of Emergency Medical Services. However, he will…


February 23, 2018

Using the herbicide dicamba in tandem with dicamba-resistant soybeans is an effective technology used by some area farmers.

That's because dicamba kills weeds that have grown tolerant to other weed killers, such as glyphosate, also known as Roundup. Examples of those kinds of weeds include Palmer…


February 22, 2018

HERTFORD — A Hertford town councilman already facing a 10-day jail sentence for resisting a police officer during a traffic stop has been sentenced to more than a year of supervised probation for having a handgun during the stop — a violation of his probation for an earlier conviction.…


February 22, 2018

CAMDEN — A Cam­den County man is due in court today fol­low­ing his ar­rest on felony charges alleging he en­gag­ed in sex­ual ac­tiv­ity with a 12-year-old girl.

Alton Lee Roberson III, 36, of the 100 block of Julian Drive, was arrested last week following…


February 22, 2018

CURRITUCK — A former bookkeeper for a Currituck company has been arrested and charged with embezzling more than $23,000 while working for the firm, court records show.

Nancy Phelps Gaskins, 46, of the 300 block of North Spot Road, is charged with 13 counts of embezzling from Blue Water…


February 22, 2018

HERTFORD — A 15-year-old student at Perquimans County Middle School is in custody and likely will face charges after allegedly threatening gun violence at the school Thursday morning.

Lisa Lane, a spokeswoman for the Perquimans County Schools, said the student was in a class where…

February 22, 2018

Despite high hopes for a fall 2018 launch of its planned agribusiness curriculum, College of The Albemarle will have to wait another year before beginning the two-year program.

The COA Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the agribusiness associate of science program and to…

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