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May 20, 2018

COROLLA — Currituck emergency services personnel rescued a teenager from the Currituck Sound on Saturday after his Jet Ski lost power offshore.

According to a press release, Currituck emergency crews were dispatched about 6:49 p.m. after learning about an overdue Jet Skier. The person…

May 20, 2018

Elizabeth City wants to give away a generator to the Albemarle District Jail Commission — and all the costs that come with it.

The city's offer is a product of the jail board’s challenge to part of its utility bill from September. Jail Administrator Bob Jones told City Council…

May 20, 2018

The second day of this year’s N.C. Potato Festival drew an estimated 20,000 people to Elizabeth City’s downtown and waterfront, a city official said Saturday. 

Cool temperatures prevailed for much of the day, as festival-goers snacked on barbecue and other vendor food offerings,…

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May 20, 2018

Camden Early College is not a traditional high school, so it was probably fitting that the graduation speech by the school’s salutatorian on Saturday didn’t follow tradition.

Annabelle An­drews didn’t give a tra­di­tional speech to her fel­low grad­u­ates…

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May 20, 2018

State Rep. Bob Steinburg, R-Chowan, plans to ask fellow lawmakers to double the death benefit paid to families of correctional employees killed in the line of duty.

Steinburg is also proposing the new benefits be made retroactive to last spring, covering the employees killed at Bertie Correctional…

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May 20, 2018

Pretty soon you’ll not only be able to buy a firearm at Chauncey’s Pawn and Gun, you’ll be able to try it out there as well.

The longtime firearms dealer plans to open Elizabeth City’s first indoor shooting range this summer.

Robert Chauncey, who co-owns Chauncey’s…

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May 20, 2018

CAMDEN — The Camden County Schools has created a new administrative position to focus solely on improving students’ academic achievement.

Yolanda Anderson will start as the district’s new chief academic officer on July 1. Anderson is coming to Camden from Broadview Middle…

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May 20, 2018

GREENVILLE — The difference between life and death is sometimes only seconds, and a partnership between Vidant Health, the East Carolina Police Department and Pitt County Schools is aiming to make those precious seconds count.

“Stop the Bleed,” a campaign that was pushed…

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May 20, 2018

Pasquotank County Commerce Park will soon be home to a second commercial laundry service — one exclusively serving vacation rental firms on the Outer Banks and in Virginia Beach.

Tim Cafferty, of Cafferty Enterprises LLC, said Thursday he's looking to open a laundry service for his…

May 19, 2018

Nearly half a century ago, a 23-year-old 82nd Airborne Infantryman from Camden County was killed in action while fighting in the Vietnam War.

At 11 a.m. on Sunday, the late Platoon Sgt. Benjamin Benton will be remembered at a graveside ceremony at West Lawn Cemetery. 

Among those at the…

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