Today is Thursday, April 9, the 100th day of 2020. There are 266 days left in the year. On this date 10, 25 and 50 years ago, The Daily Advance reported:

In 2010, Elizabeth City City Councilman Michael Brooks told fellow councilors he was angry about the parks and recreation department’s decision to have a city employee clean bathroom floors with a toothbrush.

In 1995, questions about the district health department’s growing $4 million fund balance prompted Health Department Director Howard Campbell to turn down more than $150,000 in local appropriations from four counties.

In 1970, Piedmont Airlines was considering closing its Elizabeth City office. The Winston-Salem based airline said it was considering office closings in four other small North Carolina cities.