Monday, October 15, 2018

Performers, attendees call Hispanic festival a success

October 15, 2018

Both performers and attendees said they had a good time at Elizabeth City State University’s inaugural Hispanic Heritage Festival on Saturday.

Designed as an event to bridge the area’s Hispanic and non-Hispanic communities, the festival at the R.L. Vaughan Center featured Hispanic…

Jobless rate falls to 18-year low, but 3 counties still above state rate

October 15, 2018

Unemployment fell slightly across the Albemarle in August, but the jobless rate in three area counties still remained well above the state average.

Statewide, unemployment fell to 3.9 percent in August, the lowest rate in 18 years. That’s down two-tenths of a percent from July.

Across the…

Hospital unveils new technologies

October 15, 2018

Sentara Albemarle Medical Center showed off a quartet of new technologies last week, highlighting new diagnostic and other tools for treating lung, heart and breast diseases and conditions.

Flu pandemic deadly to dozens of local residents a century ago

October 14, 2018

Sallie Jennette was 40 years old when she developed pneumonia in November of 1918. As in other cases of Spanish Flu, her condition had followed a similar course, growing more severe and almost impossible to treat. Complications from influenza took her life on Nov. 20, 1918.

Jennette was the wife of…