February 15, 2019

State Sen. Bob Steinburg, R-Chowan, will head a new Senate committee tasked with making prisons safer, as state officials continue their response to the slayings of five correctional employees at prisons in Bertie and Pasquotank counties in 2017.

Steinburg will chair the Senate Select Committee on…


February 15, 2019

GREENVILLE — He was a devoted husband and father who wanted to be remembered for his integrity and love of God and the Catholic Church.

He also was the voice for veterans, farmers, fisherman, businessmen and everyone in between. And when he went off to Washington, he was not afraid to go…


February 15, 2019

The first Out of the Darkness suicide prevention walk in northeastern North Carolina is being planned for this April in Elizabeth City.

The tentative date for the walk is Saturday, April 13; the finalized date and venue will be announced later.

Although the exact route for the walk is still being…


February 15, 2019

A program allowing ECSU juniors to compete for a Coast Guard scholarship that pays their full tuition and affords them Coast Guard pay and benefits was formalized Thursday at a ceremony attended by both Coast Guard and university officials.

Rear Admiral Keith Smith, commander of the Coast…


February 15, 2019

The cleanup continued in an Elizabeth City resident’s yard Thursday, a little over a day after some kind of storm event packing powerful winds uprooted seven or eight 40-foot-tall trees on the property.

Bernie Trevillian and wife Jan weren’t at home when the strong winds struck their…

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February 14, 2019

EDENTON — Edenton police are investigating the death of a man they say was a homicide victim.

Police Chief Henry King said Thursday that officers responded to an incident near North Granville and West Carteret streets about 3:17 p.m.

When they arrived, they found Dwight Coston, 35, who…

February 14, 2019

First responders are shown at the scene of a vehicle collision at McPherson Circle/City Center Boulevard and Halstead Extended in Elizabeth City, Thursday evening. Details about possible injuries were not available from Elizabeth City police, but the accident appeared to cause major front-end…


February 14, 2019

Campus police have asked Elizabeth City State University students to take precautions — in particular, to lock their dorm room doors — following a rash of dormitory thefts and the arrest of an ECSU student in connection with two of them.

Paul Samuel Culbreth IV, 18, of Gastonia, was…

February 14, 2019

Alveta Chamblee, a receptionist at the Hornthal, Riley, Ellis & Maland law firm in Elizabeth City, reacts with emotion as she listens to the “Singing Valentine” delivered by (l-r) Rod Cushing, Dan Evans, Marc Woodbury and Sam Showalter, a barbershop quartet with the Albemarle Sounds…

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February 14, 2019

County boards of elections in North Carolina still aren't fully in place, but they are getting close.

The State Board of Elections partially filled the county boards for 75 counties when it met last week, according to state board spokesman Patrick Gannon.

Twenty-four counties got no appointments…

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