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

July 19, 2017

The dog days of summer will arrive in the Albemarle region starting Thursday.

Perquimans County Emergency Services Director Jonathan Nixon issued an advisory Wednesday afternoon noting that maximum heat indexes are expected to reach the triple digits Thursday, Friday and throughout the weekend.…

July 19, 2017


July 19, 2017

CAMDEN — A Dare County man on trial for fatally shooting his uncle two years ago was sentenced to a minimum prison term of 20 years Wednesday after pleading guilty to a charge of second-degree murder.

James Ball, 36, of Manteo, pleaded guilty to the reduced charge in the slaying death of Billy Ball,…

James Ball Camden Sheriff's Office mugshot.bmp

July 19, 2017

CAMDEN — As the public weighs in on the search for the next superintendent of the Camden County Schools, their comments suggest a preference for hiring someone from outside the school district.

The Camden County Board of Education is searching for a superintendent to replace Melvin…

July 19, 2017

Contested races developed for council seats in two of Elizabeth City’s four wards on Tuesday, as third candidates filed in both the First and Second wards.

Gabriel McLease Adkins filed for one of the Second Ward’s two open seats, joining incumbent councilors Tony Stimatz and Anita…

Frank Caruso
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