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June 23, 2017

With North Carolina deaths from opioid abuse on the way to surpassing deaths from motor vehicle wrecks this year, county commissioners around the state are looking for ways to help combat the problem 

Pasquotank County commissioners have joined the effort, agreeing Monday to hold a public…

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June 22, 2017

POWELLS POINT — Nick Timberlake has been to a couple of massive waterparks in his native Ohio. So he was looking forward to slipping and sliding on the brand new H2OBX Waterpark in Powells Point.

Timberlake, who was among the waterpark’s first visitors after it opened on Thursday, said…

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June 22, 2017

CAMDEN — A Camden County woman who escaped with her daughter from a fire that severely damaged their home this week says her family has been the recipient of overwhelming community support.

Christina Pennington expressed gratitude during a phone interview Wednesday for the calls and messages…

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June 22, 2017

CURRITUCK – Currituck commissioners have signed off on the master plan for the proposed Moyock Mega-Site — a project one commissioner said was needed to ensure northern Currituck avoids sprawl and develops in an orderly fashion.  

"We know that folks are coming to the county,"…

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June 21, 2017

A rising country music singer will perform at Base Elizabeth City this August to help the U.S. Coast Guard celebrate its birthday. 

Shane Owens will perform Aug. 4 on base as part of the Coast Guard’s upcoming 227th anniversary celebration. Webster Public Relations, the firm that…

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June 21, 2017

POWELLS POINT — A day after postponing its long-anticipated opening, the H2OBX Waterpark in lower Currituck County is set to open at 10 a.m. today.

Erin Ruppenthal, spokeswoman for Camelback Properties, announced today’s opening in a statement Wednesday evening, apologizing to the…

June 21, 2017

In the Ivory Coast during the 1980s, women were generally expected to settle down and raise families.

Instead, Hortense Dodo went to the United States to study food science and how to improve vital crops.

Dodo, currently an adjunct professor at Fayetteville State University and founder of…

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June 21, 2017

In case there's any doubt that Karin Montero, Phyllis Bosomworth, Jordan Suchon and Nannette Turner-Williams are excellent women, the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce made it official Wednesday.

The four women are this year's winners of the Chamber's “Women of Excellence” awards,…

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June 21, 2017

Elizabeth City police are investigating after someone riddled a car near the Woodstock Apartments complex on Walker Avenue with bullets Wednesday afternoon.

No injuries and no other property damage were reported in the incident, which police said occurred about 2:27 p.m., according to a press…

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June 21, 2017

State Rep. Bob Steinburg said Wednesday it looks like the clock might run out this legislative session on a bill he introduced to pave the way for new College of The Albemarle facilities in Currituck and Dare counties.

House Bill 656, also known as the College of The Albemarle Construction Funds…

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