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December 15, 2018

An Elizabeth City resident was targeted by a bomb threat on Thursday — apparently as part of a nationwide wave of bomb threats that turned out to be a hoax. 

The Elizabeth City Police Department investigated the bomb threat and hoax against Tanglewood Apartments, City Manager Rich Olson…

December 14, 2018

CHAPEL HILL — Elizabeth City State University Chancellor Karrie Dixon no longer has the word “interim” as part of her title.

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted unanimously Friday to name Dixon as ECSU’s chancellor on the recommendation of UNC…


December 14, 2018

There’s a tinsel tussle in downtown Elizabeth City, where storefronts are vying to win this year’s Downtown Christmas Window Decorating Contest.

Twenty-six businesses are competing in this year’s event, and voting continues through Dec. 23, according to Deborah Malenfant, director…

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December 14, 2018

Win or lose, the Northeastern High School football team bidding for the state 2A title in Raleigh today knows it enjoys a ton of fan support back home. 

The Eagles embarked on their journey to the state capital in a charter bus Friday morning, complete with a police car escort onto Oak…

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December 14, 2018

CHAPEL HILL — The University of North Carolina Board of Governors has named interim Chancellor Karrie Gibson Dixon the new chancellor at Elizabeth City State University.

The board made the announcement following a vote at its meeting in Chapel Hill earlier today, according to an ECSU press…

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December 14, 2018

The full-scale renovation of the library on College of The Albemarle’s main campus in Elizabeth is proceeding on budget and on time, with the facility now expected to open in late March or early April.

The project represents a complete overhaul of 21,000 square feet of space in the two-story…


December 14, 2018

CURRITUCK — Christmas gifts are more than paper and plastic and gadgetry; they're a message that people are remembered, and valued.

That's why Operation Santa Claus continues in full force in Currituck County, and why Dawn Smith continues to lead the major gift-giving program for…

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December 14, 2018

Elizabeth City officials are looking to increase solid waste fees for residents in February, citing the rising costs of recycling.

City Council voted unanimously Monday to hold a public hearing on Jan. 14 to discuss raising the city’s monthly solid waste fee from $22 to $23, effective Feb. 1.…


December 13, 2018

KILL DEVIL HILLS — A dream birthed in Elizabeth City almost 100 years ago now draws thousands of visitors to the Outer Banks each year.

The late W.O. Saunders, publisher of the Independent newspaper in Elizabeth City, was looking for an idea in the 1920s to jump-start economic…

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