February 18, 2018

Local law enforcement officials investigated a “specific threat” against Northeastern High School late Saturday but determined the student who made it wasn’t capable of carrying it out, school officials said Sunday.

A press release from the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools…

February 18, 2018

A website created to help attract more retirees to Elizabeth City is up and running, touting the city as a place to enjoy architecture, arts, boating, continuing education, dining, healthcare, warm weather and quality-of-life experiences.

The website, RetireInEC.com, also includes an approximately…

Retire in Elizabeth City logo .jpg

February 18, 2018

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — City leaders from both Elizabeth City and Portsmouth, Virginia joined Russian dignitaries on Friday for a memorial service for long-departed Russian sailors.

The service, called a Panikhida, was held at the U.S. Naval Hospital Cemetery in Portsmouth.

Conducted by Father…

Russian ambassador Elizabeth City Portsmouth Memorial

February 18, 2018

When it was built with Rosenwald funding on what was then the campus of the Elizabeth City Colored Normal School in 1921, the “practice school” was the place where African-American college students learned the craft of teaching.

Under the watchful eyes of their instructors,…


February 18, 2018

The law firm representing local ophthalmologist Dr. Jitendra Swarup on Friday defended Swarup’s decision to pay a $2.9 million settlement to resolve allegations he took kickbacks from medical suppliers.

The law firm, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick and Raspanti, issued a press release about…

February 18, 2018

An aging heating system at Northside Elementary School, pushed to its limits during the unusually cold weather last month, needs to be replaced, the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools maintenance chief said last week.

Frankie Floyd, director of facilities and maintenance for ECPPS, told…

February 18, 2018

Shay Leslie Boutique, a fixture in Elizabeth City’s downtown for nearly 25 years, will be closing next Saturday and relocating to Dare County, owner Kathy Munden said last week.

Munden, who lives in Kill Devil Hills, said Thursday she’s moving her women’s fashion shop to a space…


February 18, 2018

Ruby Mercer has always thought of herself as decorator, designer and planner.

Even as a girl growing up in Barco, she recalls always being interested in getting things into place that were out of place.

"I would rearrange a room or change the pictures," Mercer, now 64, recalls.

It’s why…


February 17, 2018

CAMDEN — A Camden County man accused of firing a handgun at two other men he was chasing in his truck, will face more charges in connection with the incident when he goes on trial this summer. 

Terry Wayne Rose, 49, of the 100 block of Edgewater Drive, appeared before Superior Court…


February 17, 2018

It's easy to say electoral districts should be drawn in a fair, nonpartisan way, but how can it be done?

Local residents debated that question during the Fair Maps Town Hall Thursday night at the Pasquotank County Courthouse in Elizabeth City.

The event featured government reform advocates and…

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