September 21, 2018

Amber Goodyear was not in Wilmington when Hurricane Florence tore into her hometown with ferocious winds, violent storm surge and relentless rainfall — effectively turning the port city into an island cut off from the rest of the state.

Goodyear, a student at Mid-Atlantic Christian…


September 21, 2018

The hand-crafted dome that sits atop the Pavilion at Waterfront Park is getting a face-lift for the first time in a decade.

The Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. Board of Directors agreed to a partnership with the city of Elizabeth City on Thursday to split the $21,300 cost of restoring the dome. Under…

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September 21, 2018

EDENTON — Edenton officials notified water customers this week that the town’s drinking water is in violation of state law because it contains elevated levels of a chemical linked to bladder and other forms of cancer. 

The notice to Edenton’s 2,107 water customers follows an…


September 20, 2018

In a surprising move, Albemarle Hopeline has apparently fired its director after less than four months on the job.

“We thank Mr. (Dwight) Decoskey for his service to this important organization,” Albemarle Hopeline President Robert Kelly-Goss said in a press release Thursday.


Dwight Decoskey Albemarle Hopeline Director

September 20, 2018

The College of The Albemarle Foundation will hold its second annual Pork and Pearls extravaganza Saturday — but this year no one will be kissing a pig.

Although the pig-kissing was a centerpiece of last year’s Pork & Pearls, the focus this year — in addition to food and…


September 20, 2018

HERTFORD — Quentin Jackson’s legal troubles continued last week, as a judge found the first-term Hertford town councilman guilty of trespassing on his cousin’s property.

District Court Judge Meader W. Harriss III found Jackson guilty of first-degree trespassing on Sept. 12.…


September 20, 2018

The Salvation Army of Elizabeth City is the latest local agency to send volunteers to help fellow North Carolinians recovering in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.

Thursday morning, Jeff Sawyer, Michele Perkins and Christina Blackmon left Elizabeth City in the Salvation Army’s mobile…

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September 20, 2018

Albemarle Hopeline is refocusing its counselors on helping victims, expanding its crisis response team, and working on a new job training program, the nonprofit's new director told Pasquotank County commissioners this week.

Dwight Decoskey, who took over as director in June, said he’s…

Dwight Decoskey Albemarle Hopeline Director

September 19, 2018

GiGi and Matt Charlebois, owners of the Edenton Coffee House, are organizing an effort to place donation boxes in local businesses where folks can drop off supplies for humans and pets alike as part of the Hurricane Florence relief effort.

The couple, who continued a tradition at the coffee house…

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September 19, 2018

The Greater Albemarle Area Chapter of the American Red Cross on Tuesday was loading a trailer of cots to be deployed to a shelter somewhere in the Hurricane Florence-affected area.

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