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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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

POWELLS POINT — A day after postponing its long-anticipated opening, the H2OBX Waterpark in lower Currituck County is set to open at 10 a.m. today.

Erin Ruppenthal, spokeswoman for Camelback Properties, announced today’s opening in a statement Wednesday evening, apologizing to the…

June 21, 2017

A rising country music singer will perform at Base Elizabeth City this August to help the U.S. Coast Guard celebrate its birthday. 

Shane Owens will perform Aug. 4 on base as part of the Coast Guard’s upcoming 227th anniversary celebration. Webster Public Relations, the firm that…


June 21, 2017

In the Ivory Coast during the 1980s, women were generally expected to settle down and raise families.

Instead, Hortense Dodo went to the United States to study food science and how to improve vital crops.

Dodo, currently an adjunct professor at Fayetteville State University and founder of…

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