December 09, 2016

Minnie B. Aydlett said she'll cast her vote for the Pink Pearls, Inc., Tree of Power in the tree decorating contest hosted by Southgate Mall, Thursday. Shoppers at the mall were nominating their favorite holiday-decorated arrangements exhibited during the festive contest.


December 09, 2016

Elizabeth City may soon put $20,000 towards fixing up the long-vacant “Friendly Wig Shop” building on Poindexter Street.

Jeff Mitchell, a local Wells Fargo financial advisor, bought the building recently for office space, City Manager Rich Olson reported to the city council's finance…


December 09, 2016

CURRITUCK – Two recent appointments to the Currituck County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board board resurfaced at Monday's meeting of the new County Commission, prompting extensive debate and discussion about whether the prior commission's action had been proper.

New Commissioner Mary…

December 09, 2016

For the second time in less than a year, Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools will be receiving a $200,000 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation.

The second grant, announced on Thursday, will help ECPPS establish an early college high school. The previous Golden LEAF grant, announced in mid-…

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December 08, 2016

CURRITUCK – A 45-year-old Currituck County man with a prior conviction in Virginia was arrested Wednesday for allegedly operating a methamphetamine laboratory at his residence in Maple.

John Edward Muth Jr., of the 100 block of Rattle Ridge Lane, was taken into custody by the Currituck…


December 08, 2016

The first African-American to ever serve as surgeon general of the U.S. will be the keynote speaker at a fundraising gala in Elizabeth City Friday to help area uninsured and under-insured residents.

Dr. Joycelyn Elders, who served as President Bill Clinton’s first surgeon general from 1993-94,…


December 08, 2016

Area officials say inclusion of northeastern North Carolina counties in the Port of Virginia’s Foreign Trade Zone is one more reason for manufacturers with international supply chains to locate in the region.

The U.S. Department of Commerce has approved seven counties in North Carolina to…


December 08, 2016

HERTFORD — There is one less tool in Perquimans County’s economic development toolbox.

That’s the assessment of Perquimans officials following the announcement this week the N.C. Department of Commerce has reclassified the county from Tier 1 to Tier 2 for 2017.


December 07, 2016

Two Elizabeth City police officers were treated for minor injuries Tuesday night after they were dragged by the moving vehicle of a suspect they were trying to apprehend on outstanding warrants.

A police press release did not identify the officers but court documents identified them as Sgt. P.W.…


December 07, 2016

Pearl Harbor Day observances always hit home for Casey Lawrence.

Lawrence is the granddaughter of James Byrd, a Navy sailor who served aboard the USS Ward, one of the many ships docked in the Hawaiian harbor the morning of the Japanese attack there Dec. 7, 1941.

“He was at the mouth of the…

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