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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…

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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.

Police…

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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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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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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