August 30, 2016

A large water leak forced students out of Viking Village at Elizabeth City State University Tuesday afternoon.

The leak was apparently caused by a sprinkler head discharging on the second floor of the student dormitory, ECSU spokesman Robert Kelly-Goss said Tuesday afternoon after conferring with…

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August 30, 2016

Local law enforcement officials are apparently searching for an inmate who ran away from a work detail this afternoon.


August 30, 2016

Elizabeth City State University's enrollment has plunged to 1,350 students for the fall 2016 semester, leading University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings to announce a new “working group” to figure out how to reverse years of shrinking enrollment.

“While application…

August 29, 2016

School bells rang across Pasquotank County on Monday, as students returned for the first day of school.

Starting the day earlier than other campuses in the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools district, J.C. Sawyer Elementary School opened its doors at 7:30 a.m. Parents and elementary schoolers…

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August 29, 2016

CAMDEN – Amanda Beasley laughed when she found out why her 7-year-old daughter didn’t want to return to Grandy Primary School on Monday morning.

"Because I don't get paid," Lily La Velle said in providing her reaction to starting the 2016-17 year. When asked why she wanted money for…

August 29, 2016

College of The Albemarle President Kandi Deitemeyer is among the five finalists for the president’s job at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.

Deitemeyer couldn't immediately be reached for comment Monday, but COA Trustee Doug Gardner said Deitemeyer advised trustees in mid-…


August 29, 2016

EDENTON —  All four schools in the Edenton-Chowan system saw smooth starts to the 2016-2017 school year on Monday.

Steve Wood, principal at John A. Holmes High School, said it was a good first day at the high school.

“Everything went very well this morning,” Wood said.



August 29, 2016

CURRITUCK — When you’ve spent your whole life with someone, it can be tough to be separated for the first time.

That’s what parents Anthony and Kirsty Cahoon were dealing with Monday morning at Central Elementary School on the first day of school. Their twin sons, Hunter and Jase,…


August 29, 2016

HERTFORD — More than 1,600 students returned to school Monday morning in Perquimans County.

Some showed up at the wrong school.

Hertford Grammar School Principal Jason Griffin was out front greeting the returning students there when his two-way radio alerted him of a problem. A young…


August 29, 2016

RALEIGH — Business owners, beachgoers, and fishing captains on North Carolina’s Outer Banks were warily watching tropical weather Monday that could rain out one of the last busy weeks of the summer.

The first weather system was expected to become a tropical storm before brushing the…

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