April 21, 2019 - 30 minutes ago

Certain nonviolent drug offenders could get lesser or no prison time, under new legislation proposed by state Sen. Bob Steinburg, R-Chowan.

Steinburg and two other Republican senators filed the North Carolina First Step Act, or Senate Bill 404, late last month, which is now moving through…


April 21, 2019 - 30 minutes ago

Five of the 26 candidates seeking to be the next representative from the 3rd Congressional District have residences outside the district that includes all or parts of 17 counties in eastern North Carolina.

Even so, all five tout their ties to the district and willingness to serve it, which under…


April 21, 2019 - 30 minutes ago

A new agriculture report shows most Albemarle counties experienced declines in soybean and corn sales that mirrored declines statewide from 2012 to 2017.

The 2017 Census of Agriculture, released last week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, shows that the number of farms nationwide and the…


April 21, 2019 - 30 minutes ago


April 20, 2019

College of The Albemarle has established a presidential search committee that includes representatives of the four counties that are home to a COA campus.

The search committee is needed because COA President Robert Wynegar has resigned and said he plans to depart by June 30. The COA Board of…


April 20, 2019

EDENTON — While Eden­ton of­fi­cials are again warn­ing res­i­dents to be care­ful drink­ing the town’s wa­ter, they’re also not­ing work will be­gin soon to rem­edy the prob­lems caus­ing the wa­ter to be in…


April 20, 2019

A motorist drives through standing water at the intersection of Flora Street and Riverside Avenue, around 12:30 p.m. Saturday. A Pasquotank Emergency Management official said the severe weather across the Elizabeth City area Friday evening left several low-lying areas flooded but didn’t…


April 20, 2019

EDENTON — Residents of a Chowan County community are seeking help from the county, law enforcement and the courts against a resident they claim makes their community less safe.

Robin Engel, a resident of Chowan Beach, advised county commissioners last week that her community is circulating a…

April 20, 2019

EDENTON — Chowan commissioners have approved a new lease with the owners of the Edenton Steamers baseball team.

In March, the Steamers’ owners announced that the franchise would be sold. The team, which plays its home games in Edenton, is expected to compete in the Coastal Plain League…

April 20, 2019

The Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a car along U.S. Highway 17 North Tuesday evening.

The initial report came from a caller Tuesday at 6:07 p.m., Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten said. The caller reported that a…

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