January 17, 2019

EDENTON — Computer software used by North Carolina school districts to calculate student grades may have tallied them incorrectly in some districts during the first quarter, resulting in grades that either were too high or too low for an undetermined number of students.

Edenton-Chowan Schools…


January 17, 2019

Nearly 40 candidates applied for the vacant superintendent’s job in the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools.

Allison Schafer of the N.C. Schools Boards Association, the group assisting the ECPPS Board of Education with its search for a new superintendent, said 39 applicants is “a…

January 17, 2019

The chairman of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors renewed his commitment to being a full-throated advocate for Elizabeth City State University on Wednesday, vowing the campus never again will be “forgotten” by the university system or state policymakers.

Board of…

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January 17, 2019

HERTFORD — The time frame for improving Harvey Point Road has been moved up, but it’ll still be years before Perquimans County motorists see the work.

The N.C. Department of Transportation originally planned to complete the road improvement work in 2023. That timeline has now been moved…

January 17, 2019

The Elizabeth City Fire Department is urging city residents to be careful when using space heaters following a house fire on Speed Street caused by one Monday night.

Interim Fire Marshal Dena Richardson reported Wednesday that “improper use of a space heater” caused the fire at…


January 16, 2019

GREENVILLE — Congressman Walter B. Jones underwent successful hip surgery on Tuesday, a day after falling at his home and breaking his hip, Jones’ office confirmed Wednesday.

The Farmville Republican’s Washington D.C. office confirmed the injury and the operation in a three-…


January 16, 2019

HERTFORD — A judge sentenced Hertford Town Councilman Quentin Jackson to four months in jail on Wednesday after finding him guilty of assaulting a fellow councilor following a town meeting last October.

Jackson’s 120-day jail sentence is on hold, however, because he appealed District…


January 16, 2019

A newly sworn-in state representative from Durham who graduated from Elizabeth City State University will be the keynote speaker for this year’s ECSU Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.

State Rep. Zack Hawkins, D-Durham, will speak at an event held at Museum of the Albemarle on Monday at…


January 16, 2019

Counterfeit bills are popping up around Elizabeth City, as police are investigating at least two more instances of fake money being passed at local businesses. 

In both cases, the fake bills were passed on Saturday at different Food Lion grocery stores, according to the Elizabeth City Police…

January 16, 2019

Pasquotank County commissioners voted Monday to raise customer water fees, despite some public opposition to them when they were first proposed last fall.

In a 6-0 vote, commissioners voted to raise the water deposit for renters from $60 to $100, the cutoff fee from $25 to $40, and the fee to start…

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