May 19, 2019

Editor’s note: This the last story in a three-part series on the impact of addiction, treatment and efforts to combat a public health crisis.

GREENVILLE — As Paula Dance campaigned for Pitt County sheriff in 2018, she routinely identified the opioid epidemic as the most pressing…


May 19, 2019

Just for fun, John Lee includes in the signature of his work emails that he is the two-time National Potato Peeling champion. When he returns to work Monday, he’ll have to update his signature to three-time champion.

“I’ve got to change it from two to three,” he said,…


May 19, 2019

Camden Early College on Saturday hosted the area’s first high school graduation ceremony of the spring, awarding diplomas to 31 graduates in a ceremony at College of The Albemarle.

Eighteen of those students earned degrees from COA as part of their high school work, and the class has accepted…

051919 COA Early College

May 18, 2019

A popular hamburger and hot dog eatery in Elizabeth City has been closed after apparently defaulting on its lease.

“Tenant is in default of its obligation under the lease,” states the lockout notice posted on the front doors of the Highway 55 restaurant at the Shoppes at Tanglewood.



May 18, 2019

Elizabeth City is slated to get a new dental practice in about a year, when national network Aspen Dental aims to open a new location on Halstead Boulevard Extended.

Construction of the new building housing the dental practice will start late this year and the office should open by the early second…

Aspen Dental Elizabeth City

May 18, 2019

Jeremy Meads (left) and Chris Williamson, representing Piedmont Natural Gas, compete in the team competition of the potato peeling contest at the N.C. Potato Festival, Saturday.


May 18, 2019

With two upset victories in the 1A NCISAA state playoffs, the Albemarle School baseball team played its way into the best-of-three state championship series in Henderson on Friday.

To celebrate the Colts’ first state title appearance since 1991 — and wish them good luck against top-…


May 18, 2019

Catherine Edmonds, the next superintendent of the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools, says she looks forward to a long tenure as leader of the ECPPS district.

Edmonds, who was appointed ECPPS superintendent earlier this week, is coming to the district after only a little more than a year as…


May 18, 2019

Pasquotank County Sheriff Tommy Wooten is seeking the community’s support in assisting a Navy family whose home was destroyed by fire on Tuesday.  

Firefighters from several agencies responded to a structure fire in the 200 block of Linwood Drive shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday,…


May 17, 2019

An impressive opening night turnout, sunny skies and the familiar smell of grilled chicken, onions and peppers helped kick off this year’s N.C. Potato Festival on Friday. 

Around 6 p.m., following the festival’s opening ceremony, organizers said it was too early to get an idea of…

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