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May 01, 2016 - 21 minutes ago

The top U.S. executive for Buick and GMC Trucks says he’s upbeat about the future of both brands, both here in the U.S. and abroad, as well as the automotive industry as a whole.

Duncan Aldred, U.S. vice president of the two General Motors divisions, was in Elizabeth City last week...

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May 01, 2016 - 21 minutes ago

EDENTON — A citizens group seeking to reverse town council’s vote not to sell the former Northeast Commission building believes it needs to change only one council vote to win its objective, a leader of the group says.

MaryScott Haigler, a leader in Progress Edenton, said the...

May 01, 2016 - 21 minutes ago

A Texas man who once taught agricultural education apparently submitted the winning $3.7 million bid in March for the former U.S. Coast Guard housing complex property off Weeksville Road.

Local officials have declined to identify the man by name, saying the U.S. General Services...

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May 01, 2016 - 21 minutes ago

A recent survey of Elizabeth City’s streetlights suggests serious upgrades are needed to meet the brightness standards of a new city streetlighting policy.

Last week, city staff unveiled a proposed streetlighting policy developed after city electrical crews surveyed the nearly 4,000...

May 01, 2016 - 21 minutes ago

Since the advent of big box stores and warehouse clubs, we have been conditioned to expect that when we buy in bulk, we will pay less per unit, ounce, or pound for our groceries and other household products. But on a recent trip to the grocery store, I was reminded that bigger isn’t always...

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May 01, 2016 - 21 minutes ago

The U.S. Coast Guard is celebrating 100 years of aviation this year, and the timing was perfect for the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum to add the first Coast Guard aircraft to its collection.

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May 01, 2016 - 21 minutes ago

Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Teal Carter laughed and smiled when asked whether she ever could have imagined she would someday be the postal official at Base Elizabeth City.

“I didn't expect it, but I was more than happy to do it,” she said. “I like sorting things.”

Carter,...

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April 30, 2016

With nearly two full terms in the General Assembly now under their belts, the region’s Republican representatives in the state Senate and House have both moved up in the latest legislative effectiveness rankings compiled by a nonpartisan research organization.

State Sen. Bill Cook,...

April 30, 2016

Capt. John Etheridge said goodbye to the Elizabeth City Police Department Thursday following a sendoff from co-workers and city officials that was both humorous and heartfelt.

Etheridge, the only African-American to ever achieve the rank of police captain in Elizabeth City, retired this...

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April 30, 2016

The sudden closing this week of a Raleigh-based nonprofit that helped develop schools like J.P. Knapp Early College and the Northeast Academy of Aerospace and Advanced Technologies is ”a tremendous blow to education in North Carolina,” Joe Peel, one of the founders of the academy, said Friday.

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