October 19, 2017

HERTFORD — Veronica Skinner Darden is being remembered as a hard worker who understood the dangers of her job at a state prison, but also as someone who loved to laugh and was dedicated to her church.

Darden, 50, a Correctional Enterprises manager at Pasquotank Correctional Institution, was…

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October 19, 2017

CURRITUCK — The N.C. Ferry Division plans to temporarily suspend service on its Currituck-Knotts Island route for repairs on Tuesday, the N.C. Ferry Division said in a press release.

The route will be shut down after the 7 a.m. departure from Knotts Island to Currituck so that ramps and…

October 19, 2017

HERTFORD — First responders in Perquimans County will get a chance to test their response skills tonight during a simulated structure fire in Hertford’s downtown.

The training exercise is expected to begin at 5 p.m. and require the closing of a number of roads and intersections in…


October 19, 2017


October 19, 2017

Pasquotank County plans to force the District Attorney's and Public Defender's offices to relocate some personnel, citing three counties' long refusal to pay Pasquotank a share of the costs providing office space for prosecutors and public defenders.

District Attorney Andrew Womble and Chief Public…


October 19, 2017

The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools has posted online the district's plan for moving out of low-performing district status and the individual school improvement plans for the district's low-performing schools.

Low-performing schools as indentified by the N.C. Department of Instruction are…

October 19, 2017

SOUTH MILLS — A 33-year-old Virginia woman has been charged in connection with a fatal traffic collision Sunday that claimed the life of an elderly man riding his bicycle on U.S. Highway 17.

Ashly Michelle Vereen, of the 500 block of Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach, was charged with misdemeanor…

October 18, 2017

Closer collaboration between teachers and increased use of project-based learning for students are among the ways P.W. Moore Elementary School plans to turn around its severely deficient academic performance.

The school was the first in the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools to receive an F…


October 18, 2017

RALEIGH — A North Carolina judge’s long-running fight with the police department that detained his adult son could force municipalities to provide more of their internal records to the public.

The state Court of Appeals on Wednesday hears from attorneys for Superior Court Judge Jerry…


October 18, 2017

CURRITUCK — A Virginia man whom Currituck officials say was shot during a domestic dispute on Knotts Island this weekend is being held in a Virginia jail on charges already pending against him in a separate matter.

Bruce Bishop, 36, of the 4800 block of Blackwater Road, Virginia Beach, was…

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