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June 28, 2016

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June 28, 2016

City Council unanimously adopted a $65.7 million budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year on Monday that raises both property tax rates and water and sewer fees.

The spending plan, which was detailed at the public hearing two weeks ago, raises the city's property tax rate by 1.5 cents to 65 cents per…

June 28, 2016

Much like the thousands of children it serves, the Albemarle Smart Start Partnership is growing to face a changing world. To ensure it remains relevant in rapidly changing times, the partnership has renamed itself the Albemarle Alliance for Children and Families.

Alliance President Denauvo Robinson…

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June 27, 2016

JARVISBURG – A Currituck teenager who apparently was out for a late-night bike ride was killed early Monday when he was struck by a fuel delivery truck on U.S. Highway 158, the N.C. Highway Patrol said.

Junior Dale Ratliff, 16, of James Way, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision…

June 27, 2016

An inmate at Pasquotank Correctional Institute was treated for non-life threatening injuries last week after he was attacked by another inmate wielding a homemade knife, the Pasquotank sheriff said. 

Delano Byars, 34, was injured Thursday afternoon after he was stabbed in the neck by another…

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June 27, 2016

An Elizabeth City attorney made a brief but heartfelt speech late last week expressing concerns about the state of downtown, but saying the Arts of the Albemarle can be an anchor for revitalizing the once-proud central business district.

Tom Nash on Thursday evening told the annual gathering of AoA…

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June 27, 2016

College of The Albemarle has launched a newly redesigned website that college officials say allows students, both current and prospective, as well as the community quicker and easier access to COA’s programs and services.

Visually, the new website, www.albemarle.edu, is more appealing,…

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June 27, 2016

Mike Hindenach has worked to help promote the City of Hospitality. Starting in two weeks, he’ll get a chance to do the same in the Harbor of Hospitality.

Hindenach, 50, is the new president of the Elizabeth City Area Chamber Commerce. Hired by the Chamber Board of Directors June 13, he starts…

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June 27, 2016

CURRITUCK - The attorney for the owner of a “mega-cottage” on Currituck’s Outer Banks said he and his client are still reviewing a recent N.C. Court of Appeals ruling reversing a lower court decision allowing construction of the house to go forward. 

June 26, 2016

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Elizabeth City airlifted an ill crewman from a tanker off Virginia Beach, transporting him to medical facilities in Norfolk, Va., on Saturday afternoon.

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