September 21, 2017

An Elizabeth City police officer was struck by gunfire from his service-issued firearm earlier this week, department officials reported.

Police spokeswoman Latoya Flanigan said Officer Lamont Butts was treated and released from Sentara Albemarle Medical Center after sustaining an injury to his…


September 21, 2017

Elizabeth City's city council candidates in the First and Fourth Wards grappled with some of the city's long-standing challenges on Tuesday, including giving young people more reasons to stay in Elizabeth City and combating poverty.

The candidates discussed those issues during a forum at the…


September 21, 2017

CURRITUCK – A Currituck County man is facing felony charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, discharging a firearm into occupied property and negligent child abuse, allegedly stemming from a domestic incident, records show.

Michael Jame Eisenhaur Irwin, 34, of the 800…


September 21, 2017

A 22-year-old Elizabeth City man is being held at Albemarle District Jail on a charge of assaulting a female during an incident Tuesday morning in the 900 block of Herrington Road and trying to escape law enforcement, police said.

Shamont James is accused of attacking Daija Mclean, 19, who fled to…

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September 21, 2017

It’s not every day you see college students dressed in Colonial Era garb — but then not every week is Constitution Week.

Half a dozen or so Mid-Atlantic Christian University students commemorated the signing of the U.S. Constitution by wearing period attire on Wednesday. It was the…


September 21, 2017

Annya Soucy, whose husband served in the U.S. Coast Guard aboard C-130 search-and-rescue airplanes, has taken many snapshots of aircraft.

On Sept. 8, Soucy, who works as the marketing and communications adviser at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, saw a Duke Life Flight helicopter on the Elizabeth…

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September 20, 2017

An Elizabeth City woman apparently was at fault in a collision involving a motor vehicle and a bicyclist close to the Halstead Boulevard entrance to Lowe's Home Improvement earlier this week, police said.

Derrick Harvey, 19, on Monday afternoon was pedaling a bike east and across Halstead, toward…

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September 20, 2017

Despite disappointing results from last year’s state standardized testing program — including the designation of the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools as a low-performing school district — ECPPS officials are encouraged by efforts to reverse the downward trend.

During a…


September 19, 2017

Elizabeth City police are conducting an internal investigation to find out why an officer's firearm discharged and struck him while he was inside the police department Tuesday.

September 19, 2017

Editor’s note: Due to the number of the candidates and press deadline, coverage of Tuesday’s city elections candidate forum will continue in Thursday’s paper. 

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