June 25, 2016

Currituck woman hopes to be write-in candidate

CURRITUCK — A Currituck woman seeking to run as an unaffiliated candidate for county commissioner fell short of the required number of signatures needed to get on the November ballot.

Rachael Grout did not collect the 729 signatures by the…

June 25, 2016

Described as ‘asset,’ Viventi moving family to NJ

Dion Viventi is resigning as manager of the Elizabeth City Regional Airport, citing family considerations.

Viventi said Friday he's leaving the job to move his family closer to his elderly mother in New Jersey. His last day as airport…

June 25, 2016

A bill passed by the state Senate earlier this week that would severely limit new wind power projects in eastern North Carolina is based on false premises and will not become law this year, state Rep. Bob Steinburg, R-Chowan, said on Friday.

The Senate, with the support of state Sen. Bill Cook, R-…

June 25, 2016

“ … And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus …. “ — Hebrews 12:1b-2a (The Bible, New International Version)

The power of intentionality is amazing. I reflect back to the days when both of my sons were teens. Both were…

June 24, 2016

Incumbent, challenger hold first debate in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE — North Carolina’s law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Friday in the state’s first gubernatorial debate between the incumbent who signed the law and his challenger who wants to repeal it.…

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June 24, 2016

A program to help Perquimans kindergartners learn to swim and a program to help boost the test scores of students from low-income families were among the top recipients of $22,000 in grants handed out by two regional philanthropic groups earlier this week.

Four area high school students also…


June 24, 2016

A report by a Duke University student asserts that Elizabeth City could seize on a number of economic growth opportunities by, among other initiatives, encouraging more affordable housing, providing tax credits to small businesses and bringing in a ride-sharing service like Uber.

In an…

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June 24, 2016

The grant-writer who helped the city of Elizabeth City secure funding for Coast Guard Park and renovations to the former Elizabeth City Middle School building is leaving for a new job in New Bern.

In an interview Wednesday, her last day as Elizabeth City’s community development manager,…


June 24, 2016

Elizabeth City State University and the Albemarle Commission are pursuing establishing a Regional Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center that the agencies’ officials say could bring game-changing businesses and good jobs to northeastern North Carolina.

The university and the Hertford-based…

June 23, 2016

An Outer Banks developer has secured a total of $1 million in Community Development Block Grant funding for two major redevelopment projects, one the former Southern Hotel in Elizabeth City and the other the former Hotel Hinton in Edenton. 

SAGA Construction and Development of Kill Devil Hills…

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