December 15, 2017

KNOTTS ISLAND — Cur­rituck County Man­ager Dan Scanlon told Knotts Is­land res­i­dents this week the county hasn’t set­tled yet on a fi­nal so­lu­tion for their long-term fire protection. However, officials would like to see a…

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December 14, 2017

EDENTON — A local investment group has purchased the Taylor Theater in Edenton, breathing new life into the movie house that closed this summer. 

Charlie Creighton, who along with Samuel Dixon and Larry Sellers heads the investment group, said the group has purchased the theater building…


December 14, 2017

Elizabeth City police have arrested a local man wanted in connection with the robbery and shooting of a city man earlier this week.

Damon Shy’quay Williams, 23, of the 600 block of Massachusetts Ave., Elizabeth City, was arrested Thursday for the robbery and shooting on Monday of Jordan…


December 14, 2017

Members of  the new Elizabeth City City Council that took office this week apparently don’t want to wait until next month to get an update on city utility issues.

Second Ward City Councilors Anita Hummer and Gabriel Adkins said Thursday that they have called for a special meeting of…

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December 14, 2017

An 18-year-old Elizabeth City man has been charged in connection with a series of vehicle break-ins, and charges are pending against a juvenile accused of assisting him.

Jesean Brown, 18, of the 300 block of East Cypress Street, has been charged with 31 counts of felony breaking and entering a…


December 14, 2017

HERTFORD — For the second year in a row, a teacher in the Perquimans County Schools has been named the region’s top teacher.

Kaley Kiffner, a science teacher at Perquimans County Middle School, found out she had been named Regional Teacher of the Year on Thursday. Kiffner won the award…


December 14, 2017

EDENTON — Edenton’s police chief is taking his crimefighter-teaching skills to a university classroom.

Jay Fortenbery retired from the Edenton Police Department earlier this month to pursue a second career as an assistant professor at Elizabeth City State University. Fortenbery,…

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December 14, 2017


December 14, 2017

Elizabeth City’s population continued to shrink in 2016, but not by as much in prior years, new Census data show.

The data also show the city's demographics are changing, as it's becoming older and whiter.

The Daily Advance reviewed the data after City Manager Rich Olson reported Friday that…

December 14, 2017

HERTFORD — A state agency has fined the town of Hertford $4,067 after a contractor incorrectly applied sludge from the town’s wastewater system to the wrong farm field.

Hertford has a permit from the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality allowing it to spread sludge — the…

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