July 21, 2017

Elizabeth City’s municipal election will include a contested race for mayor as well as contests for City Council in all four wards.

Sam Davis, who mounted an unsuccessful bid for mayor in 2015, filed Friday to face Pasquotank County Commissioner Bettie Parker in the mayoral race. Parker filed the…


July 21, 2017

COROLLA – The swimmer whose body was discovered on a beach in Corolla early Friday morning has been identified as a 30-year-old Pennsylvania man.

Aaron Davis of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, died as a result of accidental drowning, the Currituck Sheriff’s Office said.  


July 21, 2017

A local attorney who ran twice in 2015 for a seat on City Council in Elizabeth City’s 4th Ward is back again to take another shot at the seat.

Jason Gillis, 33, a family law attorney, ran twice in 2015 — vying for a 4th Ward Council seat both in the regular election and in the special…


July 21, 2017

COROLLA – Authorities were searching Thursday afternoon for a swimmer who went missing off the Currituck County Outer Banks.

Coast Guard officials said watchstanders in Wilmington received a call shortly before 2 p.m. that a swimmer was missing off Pine Island in Corolla. 

According to…

July 21, 2017

The YMCA of South Hampton Roads is interested in taking over management of several outdoor facilities at Elizabeth City’s only country club, a spokeswoman for the YMCA confirmed this week.

Terri Reedy, spokeswoman for the Norfolk, Virginia-based YMCA, said Tuesday the group’s board has…


July 20, 2017

CAMDEN – A Camden County man has been indicted by a grand jury on a charge of second-degree murder, apparently following an autopsy report showed a woman died after taking a high-powered mix of drugs two years ago.   

Dontae Williams, 39, is charged with causing the death of…

July 20, 2017

HERTFORD — Hertford police are investigating a shooting incident at a housing complex Wednesday night that sent three people to hospitals with gunshot wounds.

Police responded to a report of gunfire at the Wynne Fork Court housing complex about 9:45 p.m., police Chief Douglas Freeman said.…


July 20, 2017

WILMINGTON — The U.S. Coast Guard and local emergency personnel are searching for a swimmer who disappeared off the coast of Corolla.

A statement from the Coast Guard said the command center in Wilmington received a 911 call on Thursday about a 30-year-old man was seen by his wife and friend…

July 20, 2017

The two incumbent city councilors in Elizabeth City’s Fourth Ward filed for re-election Wednesday, while a political newcomer became the latest candidate to file in the Second Ward.

Councilors Johnnie Walton and Darius Horton became the first two candidates to file in the Fourth Ward for the…


July 20, 2017

Elizabeth City City Council last week awarded an almost $1.2 million contract for sewer improvements around Herrington Road, though the costly project is forcing the city to trim back water upgrades.

Council voted to award George Raper and Son, of Elizabeth City, a $1.15 million contract to replace…

Joseph Pearce Elizabeth City Public Works
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