April 28, 2017

MOYOCK – Marcia Steele says she’s a big supporter of solar energy because it’s both quiet and clean.

"It helps the environment," Steele said. "There's not a negative thing about it. When the sun shines, it makes power."

Steele, who lives in the Tulls Creek area of Currituck County,…


April 28, 2017


April 28, 2017

MOYOCK – Among the attendees at Wednesday’s grand opening of SunEnergy1’s solar farm in Currituck County were representatives of the three Boston-based institutions partnering on the project.

Joe Higgins, director of business operations with the Massachusetts Institute of…

Joe Higgins

April 27, 2017

WINDSOR — A prison guard from Edenton who worked in Bertie County has died after she was attacked by an inmate.

North Carolina Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Pamela Walker said in a news release the attack happened late Wednesday afternoon at the Bertie Correctional Institution in…

April 27, 2017


April 27, 2017

Elizabeth City staffers were distrustful of the city's new utility billing software, sought tech support for minor issues and maybe even hoped the software would fail, according to a report from a technical consultant the city hired last year.

City Attorney Bill Morgan released the report by David…

April 27, 2017

Elizabeth City police are investigating a report of gunfire in which two vehicles and a house were struck by bullets early Thursday. 

Officers received a call about gunfire in the Southern Avenue area about 1:12 a.m., Sgt. James Judge said Thursday.

When officers arrived, they discovered…

April 27, 2017

BARCO – Busloads of middle and high school students from across the region got a peek Wednesday at some of the cutting-edge technology they might use as college students preparing for high-tech manufacturing jobs.

Students from the Perquimans, Pasquotank and Currituck school districts toured…


April 27, 2017

CAMDEN — Camden County Schools Superintendent Melvin Hawkins has announced his retirement, stating that Friday will be his last day with the school district.

Hawkins, 51, said Wednesday he’s retiring now for family reasons and because he’s eligible to do so. Though Friday will be…


April 26, 2017

City councilors have rejected setting spending restrictions on fixes to Elizabeth City's utility billing problems — fixes the city manager said Monday could cost at least $30,000 in personnel expenses alone.

The move followed a demand Monday by several city councilors for more oversight of…

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