August 20, 2017

Days before state lawmakers will hold public hearings on proposed new legislative districts, some area county commissioners are expressing mixed views about the maps they've seen so far.

A number interviewed last week see a proposed 11-county 1st District in the draft state Senate map as possibly…


August 20, 2017

Elizabeth City State University planetarium director Sultana Khan isn't the only “eclipse chaser” from northeastern North Carolina.

Take Barry and Mary Anne Keyes, for example. They've been eclipse enthusiasts for more than 20 years, and they've rented a house in Charleston, S.C., to…

Corona Lovers Imaging Team

August 20, 2017

Elizabeth City State University’s planetarium may be named for its director Sultana Khan, but she won’t be anywhere near the planetarium during Monday’s historic solar eclipse.

Instead, she’ll be watching the eclipse in Columbia, S.C., which is near the center of the 70-mile…


August 20, 2017

The road to recovery should start close to home, and that's why a Chesapeake-based methadone clinic has opened a new location in Elizabeth City.

Since opening in June, the Elizabeth City Treatment Center has been quietly working to help people beat addiction to opioids, the new center's CEO, Chris…


August 20, 2017


Two El­iz­a­beth City car deal­er­ships have joined forces with All­state in­sur­ance com­pany to pro­vide one-stop shop­ping for both car- and insurance-buy­ing cus­tomers.

Toy­ota of El­iz­a­beth City and Nis­san of…


August 19, 2017

Tourists spent more — a lot more — in North Carolina in 2016, including in the Albemarle region.

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina announced recently that visitor spending in 2016 rose a record $22.9 billion, an increase of 4.4 percent from 2015. Of the…


August 18, 2017

The co-chairman of a community relations panel believes Pasquotank County’s Confederate monument needs to be moved from the courthouse.

Jason Schubert, co-chairman of the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Community Relations Commission, also is urging county officials to host a forum on the…


August 18, 2017

The new splash pad at Enfield Park officially has a new name.

Elizabeth City City Council on Monday officially named the splash pad after former Elizabeth City Mayor Roger McLean.

Council unanimously approved renaming the splash pad for McLean, honoring the late mayor who city officials credit as…


August 18, 2017

HERTFORD – A second suspect has been arrested in a shooting that injured three people at the Wynne Fork Court housing development in Hertford last month.

Hertford Police Chief Douglas Freeman said Friday that Quintral Lashaun Porter, 25, was arrested in the Raleigh area Wednesday by agents…


August 18, 2017

A representative of the Charlotte-based company that audited Elizabeth City’s utility bills both presented the firm’s findings and defended the limitations of its analysis Monday night.

Keith Readling, executive vice president of Raftelis Financial Consultants, made the presentation…

Keith Readling
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