September 20, 2019

The College of The Albemarle Board of Trustees has named Jack Bagwell the community college’s 11th president.

The N.C. State Board of Community Colleges, meeting this morning, approved the COA trustees’ recommendation to name Bagwell the college’s new president.

Bagwell, vice…


September 20, 2019

Sheri McDaniel tries her hand at the popular football toss contest at the Elizabeth City Area Business Expo Tailgate Party at the K.E. White Center, Thursday night.


September 19, 2019

Gerald Fennell rides away with several bags filled with groceries during a food giveaway at Tabernacle of Faith Community Outreach Center at 515 N. Road St., Elizabeth City, Thursday afternoon. The church received several shipments of food items and volunteers were working as early as 7 a.m.…


September 19, 2019

City Councilor Kem Spence says because 75 percent of Third Ward residents are like him, working class, they need a representative on City Council who understands working-class people’s values and concerns.

The 48-year-old unit manager at Pasquotank Correctional Institution believes he fits…


September 19, 2019

CAMDEN — Eager to get moving on a school facility project, Camden officials plan to meet next month to work out details for getting a construction bond referendum on the county ballot in November 2020.

County and school officials are striving to meet a Dec. 20 deadline to get a bond…

September 19, 2019

HERTFORD — Perquimans County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man who led them on a foot chase in Hertford Wednesday that injured two law enforcement officers and prompted the lockdown of two county schools.

Hertford police Chief Dennis Brown said Travis Searcy, 28, was arrested…


September 19, 2019

More than 80 voters cast ballots on the first day of early voting for the Oct. 8 city election in Elizabeth City.

By late afternoon on Wednesday, 79 of those ballots had been cast at the Pasquotank Board of Elections office. Two were cast at the Camden Board of Elections office. City voters who…


September 19, 2019

EDENTON — Speakers at a public forum in Edenton on Tuesday agreed that Chowan County needs to keep its high school in town. Views were mixed, however, on whether the school should be a renovation of the current John A. Holmes High School or a brand new facility.

A total of 31 people —…

September 19, 2019

What can elected city officials do to make Elizabeth City more like a university town?

That was a topic of discussion at Tuesday night’s informal forum for candidates in Elizabeth City’s Oct. 8 municipal election. The forum was held in the Ridley Student Center on campus at Elizabeth…


September 18, 2019

HERTFORD — Two Perquimans County law enforcement officers were injured Wednesday while chasing a suspect believed to have been involved in at least one altercation, and possibly two, near Perquimans County High School.

Both the Hertford police officer and Perquimans sheriff’s deputy…

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