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…

May 24, 2017

A vote to fire Elizabeth City City Manager Rich Olson failed 5-3 Monday night.

Fourth Ward City Councilor Darius Horton called for the firing, arguing Olson had lost the trust of city residents in the wake of months of troubled utility bills. The city attempted last summer to switch to a new…


May 24, 2017

The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Board of Education wants to go back to Pasquotank County officials and make their best case for more money to fund next year’s education needs.

Following discussion at Monday’s ECPPS board meeting, Sharon Warden, board chair, said she will move quickly to…

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May 24, 2017

A bill that would pave the way for College of The Albemarle facility construction in Currituck and Dare counties has hit a snag in the General Assembly, but COA trustees are working to get the bill moving.

The bill, House Bill 656, was introduced by Rep. Bob Steinburg, R-Chowan. It allows N.C.…

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May 24, 2017

About 40,000 people attended last weekend’s 2017 N.C. Potato Festival, event officials said Tuesday.

Elizabeth City Downtown Inc. Director Deborah Malenfant, in an email Monday, said the estimate for the three-day event is based on information received from visual spot checks, amusement ride…


May 24, 2017

The Edenton Tea party, NSDAR last meeting before summer was filled with Certificates of excellence, achievement and accomplishments. Returning from the 117th North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution State Conference, Regent Gay Chatham brought home honors and awards. Regent Chatham…

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May 24, 2017

When South Greenville Elementary School teacher Michael Bonner made a surprise visit to Edenton last Wednesday, only a handful of people knew he was coming.

Among the few who’d been tipped off about his impending visit to an end-of-year celebration for beginning teachers, mentors and support…

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May 23, 2017

Gov. Roy Cooper toured Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City on Monday for the first time since being elected North Carolina's chief executive last autumn.

"It is Memorial Day week – and I'm taking time to show veterans how much I appreciate them, along with active military and our…


May 23, 2017

The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Board of Education was expected to discuss at its meeting Monday night how to deal with the $1.4 million gap between what the county commissioners have proposed in local operating funds and what Superintendent Larry Cartner says is necessary to maintain services at the…

May 23, 2017

Numerous meter re-readings, incorrect late penalties, time-consuming work orders, and signs of frustration marked the weeks leading up to Elizabeth City abandoning its utility software conversion, newly released city emails show.

The Daily Advance earlier this month asked for the city's emails that…

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