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June 24, 2017

Elizabeth City officials are proposing changes to the city's Downtown Improvement Program that could put more public dollars into businesses across the city, not just downtown.

City council earlier this month asked city staff to look at revamping the four-year-old program to help business owners…

June 24, 2017

The rue21 store in Elizabeth City will be closing on Sunday, one of nearly 400 apparel stores the Pennsylvania-based apparel chain is shuttering after filing for federal bankruptcy protection last month.

A rue21 employee at the store at Tanglewood Pavilions this week said the store was closing…

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June 24, 2017

Joe Peel has presented only two keys to the city in his 5½ years as Elizabeth City mayor.

One was to a visiting group that worked with the Center Players theater arts program.

The other was to Bruce Brown, who on Friday completed a three-year tour as commanding officer of Coast Guard Base…

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June 23, 2017

POWELLS POINT – A 60-year-old man was injured Thursday at the new H2OBX Waterpark, authorities said Friday.

The man, identified as a park patron, suffered injuries to his upper arms and was taken to Outer Banks Hospital, Currituck County Fire-EMS Chief Chip Melton said. Citing patient…

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June 23, 2017

Bruce Brown held the rank of commander at the start of Friday’s change-of-command ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City.

He concluded the event as a newly promoted captain. 

Brown, the base’s commanding officer since May 2014, was relieved by Cmdr. Randy Meador in a…

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June 23, 2017

With North Carolina deaths from opioid abuse on the way to surpassing deaths from motor vehicle wrecks this year, county commissioners around the state are looking for ways to help combat the problem 

Pasquotank County commissioners have joined the effort, agreeing Monday to hold a public…

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June 22, 2017

POWELLS POINT — Nick Timberlake has been to a couple of massive waterparks in his native Ohio. So he was looking forward to slipping and sliding on the brand new H2OBX Waterpark in Powells Point.

Timberlake, who was among the waterpark’s first visitors after it opened on Thursday, said…

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June 22, 2017

CAMDEN — A Camden County woman who escaped with her daughter from a fire that severely damaged their home this week says her family has been the recipient of overwhelming community support.

Christina Pennington expressed gratitude during a phone interview Wednesday for the calls and messages…

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June 22, 2017

CURRITUCK – Currituck commissioners have signed off on the master plan for the proposed Moyock Mega-Site — a project one commissioner said was needed to ensure northern Currituck avoids sprawl and develops in an orderly fashion.  

"We know that folks are coming to the county,"…

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June 21, 2017 - 8 minutes ago

The College of The Albemarle Board of Trustees voted unanimously last week to study the feasibility of a two-year degree program in emergency medical services.

The college currently offers a number of continuing education courses for EMS personnel in the region. But Robin Harris, COA’s dean…

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