May 21, 2018

After two days of overcast skies and threats of rain, attendees of the final day of this year’s N.C. Potato Festival got a treat on Sunday: Sunshine.

"It's nice, isn't it?" Elizabeth City resident Darlene Hampton asked as she stood watching three of her grandchildren ride the giant Ferris…

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May 21, 2018

Nearly half a century after he was killed in the Vietnam War, Sgt. Benjamin Benton of Camden County received an official welcome home Sunday afternoon.

A crowd of about 65 people attended a remembrance service for Benton, who was killed at age 23 on Jan. 18, 1969, at his gravesite at Westlawn…


May 21, 2018

CURRITUCK — Currituck commissioners will hear from the public tonight on a county proposal to pay for full-time firefighters in Corolla by raising the property tax rate in the Outer Banks community by 5 cents.

A hearing on the proposal, which seeks to raise the tax rate in Corolla from 48…

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May 21, 2018

Progressive policy analysts visited in Elizabeth City over the weekend to host workshops on pressing state issues — and to encourage local action to solve them.

During a Community Public Policy Forum held at The Mount church on Saturday, staffers with the Raleigh-based NC Justice Center…


May 20, 2018

COROLLA — Currituck emergency services personnel rescued a teenager from the Currituck Sound on Saturday after his Jet Ski lost power offshore.

According to a press release, Currituck emergency crews were dispatched about 6:49 p.m. after learning about an overdue Jet Skier. The person…

May 20, 2018

Elizabeth City wants to give away a generator to the Albemarle District Jail Commission — and all the costs that come with it.

The city's offer is a product of the jail board’s challenge to part of its utility bill from September. Jail Administrator Bob Jones told City Council…

May 20, 2018

The second day of this year’s N.C. Potato Festival drew an estimated 20,000 people to Elizabeth City’s downtown and waterfront, a city official said Saturday. 

Cool temperatures prevailed for much of the day, as festival-goers snacked on barbecue and other vendor food offerings,…

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May 20, 2018

Camden Early College is not a traditional high school, so it was probably fitting that the graduation speech by the school’s salutatorian on Saturday didn’t follow tradition.

Annabelle An­drews didn’t give a tra­di­tional speech to her fel­low grad­u­ates…


May 20, 2018

State Rep. Bob Steinburg, R-Chowan, plans to ask fellow lawmakers to double the death benefit paid to families of correctional employees killed in the line of duty.

Steinburg is also proposing the new benefits be made retroactive to last spring, covering the employees killed at Bertie Correctional…


May 20, 2018

Pretty soon you’ll not only be able to buy a firearm at Chauncey’s Pawn and Gun, you’ll be able to try it out there as well.

The longtime firearms dealer plans to open Elizabeth City’s first indoor shooting range this summer.

Robert Chauncey, who co-owns Chauncey’s…

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