May 26, 2017

It's coming almost two years later than expected, but Elizabeth City is moving forward with implementing a new $3.75 million “smart grid” system for its electrical and water systems.

The city will spend $2.25 million from its electrical fund and $1.5 million from its water-sewer fund…

May 26, 2017

CURRITUCK — Despite a teacher’s claim to the contrary, the superintendent of the Currituck County Schools is standing by his assertion that higher pay in neighboring Dare County and Virginia is a major reason teachers leave the school district. 

Teacher David Gift earlier this…


May 26, 2017

The state Senate’s approved version of next year’s budget includes nearly $5 million in additional funding for Elizabeth City State University over the next two years as a way to shore up sagging enrollment.

Information provided by the office of Sen. Bill Cook, R-Beaufort, indicated the…

May 26, 2017

American soldiers who lost their lives in the service of their country will be remembered at four different Memorial Day ceremonies across the region on Monday.

The largest of the ceremonies will be at 1 p.m. at West Lawn Cemetery off Main Street Extended in Elizabeth City. Led by retired Army…


May 25, 2017

The N.C. Senate approved budget proposal would reduce SNAP benefits — also known as food stamps — for more than 51,000 children statewide, including 422 in the five area counties, according to figures compiled by a statewide advocacy group.

More than half the number of affected children…

May 25, 2017

Elizabeth City City Council approved a new monument Monday that will honor World War II airmen from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union.

The “Monument to Military Brotherhood” will feature aviators from the three nations standing above a seaplane and be located at…


May 25, 2017

Elizabeth City police responded to an incident late Wednesday afternoon in which a man in a pickup truck apparently threatened to shoot himself.

The incident, which happened in the parking lot of the shopping center at Port Elizabeth Centre about 5:40 p.m., apparently ended peacefully.



May 25, 2017

POWELLS POINT – The H2OBX waterpark in Lower Currituck apparently isn't going to be ready to open in time for Memorial Day.

Camelback Properties broke ground on the $46 million mega-recreational complex off N.C. Highway 158 last October. At the time, Camelback officials said the waterpark…


May 25, 2017

An article in Wednesday’s edition, "Olson firing defeated," incorrectly stated that Mayor Pro-Tem Anita Hummer supported City Manager Rich Olson's decision to fire former city Finance Director Sarah Blanchard. During the meeting, Hummer said "when you fire those that are in charge of the…

May 24, 2017

Elizabeth City utility bills for April are currently going out and the city's billing system will be back to normal next month, City Manager Rich Olson reported to City Council Monday.

In an update on the city's fix to its ongoing utility billing problems, Olson said April bills for the city's…

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