February 21, 2018

Three of four finalists seeking to become Elizabeth City’s next fire chief are local residents and two are current members of the city’s fire department.

Corey Mercer of Rocky Mount and Chris Carver, Barry Overman and Paul Pureza of Elizabeth City were introduced to the public…

February 21, 2018

Pasquotank County’s new county manager said Tuesday he sees “positive momentum” in the county and that his goal is “to move that forward.” 

Interviewed a day after Pasquotank commissioners voted to hire him, Sparty Hammett said he's winding down his consulting…

Sparty Hammett Pasquotank Manager

February 21, 2018

CURRITUCK — A proposal to charge non-residents of Currituck fees to park on the county’s northern beaches will require a second positive vote before it can take effect.

Commissioners voted 6-1 Monday to amend county ordinances to charge the beach-parking fees starting the Friday before…


February 21, 2018

Area middle and high schoolers learned about career opportunities in everything from hospitality service and catering to aviation and health care during the annual Groundhog Job Shadow Day on Tuesday.

Students from five schools — River Road Middle School, H.L. Trigg Community School,…


February 20, 2018

An Elizabeth City teenager died at a Virginia hospital on Monday, a day after the pickup truck in which she was a passenger collided with another pickup in southern Pasquotank County, the N.C. Highway Patrol said.

February 20, 2018

The parents of a child who drowned in a residential swimming pool last spring hope to convince people of the importance of having safeguards in place around pools.


February 20, 2018

Sparty Hammett is Pasquotank County’s new manager.

Pasquotank County commissioners voted 6-0 to hire Hammett under a two-year contract in which he’ll be paid about $125,000 a year; Commissioner Lloyd Griffin was absent. Hammett replaces Pasquotank County Manager Rodney Bunch,…

February 20, 2018

Pasquotank County will sell off its shares of medical properties in Camden for $275,000, following a vote of Pasquotank commissioners Monday.

Commissioners agreed to accept an offer from Camden commissioners for Pasquotank's shares of the Camden Medical Park and the former Northeastern Community…

February 20, 2018

Pasquotank County commissioners agreed Monday to accept a lower price for valuable commercial properties the county owns in Currituck County.

They also deadlocked on trimming their Realtor's commission on the properties when they do sell.

A year ago, Pasquotank commissioners agreed to hire Cindy…

February 20, 2018

CURRITUCK – The chairman of the Currituck County Commission has entered the Republican primary against state Rep. Beverly Boswell of Dare County for the right to represent the redrawn state House District 6.

Commissioner Bobby Hanig on Monday morning made official his candidacy for the May 8…

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