July 27, 2016

HERTFORD — The former secretary of a school parent-teacher association in Perquimans County is facing charges she embezzled money from the group.

Amber Joy Askew, 32, of Polar Street, Hertford, was arrested July 17 and charged with diverting nearly $1,000 in funds from…

July 27, 2016

COINJOCK — Hold off on any plans to schedule an event at Veterans Memorial Park in Currituck County for a while.

Starting Monday the park in Coinjock will be closed nearly three months for renovations along the water. 

The park is located on the Coinjock Canal, which is part of the…


July 27, 2016

Saying retirees are an untapped economic engine, local officials will soon step up their efforts to draw more of them to retire in Elizabeth City.

July 27, 2016

EDENTON — Lt. Gov. Dan Forest visited a number of local historic sites in Edenton Tuesday afternoon during a campaign swing through the region.

While in town, Forest took a tour aboard the Edenton trolley. Stops included the Cupola House, the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse, the 1767 Chowan…


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July 26, 2016

An Elizabeth City city councilor is facing charges he drove a vehicle while his license is revoked.

July 26, 2016

Pizzas. Goody bags filled with cookies. Random words of thanks from complete strangers.

Those are just some of the expressions of support area police and sheriff’s departments have received from citizens in recent weeks following the fatal shootings of police officers in Dallas, Texas, and…


July 25, 2016

A Florida-based financial debt-servicing company bought the financially troubled Southgate Mall for $8 million Monday at a public auction.

L and R Partners, which is based in Miami, submitted the lone bid for the mall. John McNames, representing the law firm Womble Carlyle Sanders and Rice, placed…


July 25, 2016

EDENTON — An electrical short in a bathroom is being blamed for a mobile home fire last week that left an Edenton family homeless.

Edenton Fire Chief Craig Forlines said Monday that no injuries were reported in the fire at 206 Vance Lane Thursday night.

Firefighters were dispatched around…

July 25, 2016

The Education Foundation of Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools and the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce are likely to back a quarter-cent sales tax referendum that Pasquotank County Commissioners called to support K-12 education, officials with each organization said this week.

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