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Saturday, July 21, 2018
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Cooper: Students need help making Finish Line

July 21, 2018

Gov. Roy Cooper said the state’s new Finish Line grants will help ensure community college students aren't thrown off track from graduating or pursuing a career when emergency expenses arise.

“A car repair should not determine your future,” Cooper said of the program during a…


ECDI director: Pure Oil station sale close

July 20, 2018

The long-vacant former Pure Oil service station building at one of downtown Elizabeth City’s key intersections may soon have a new owner.

Elizabeth City Downtown Inc. Director Deborah Malenfant told EDCI board members on Thursday that an offer for the former service station at the corner of…


Preparing for the worst: ECSU hosts 'active shooter' exercise

July 18, 2018

Police, paramedics and other first responders  honed their response skills to a mass shooting on Tuesday during an “active shooter” drill at Elizabeth City State University.

The simulation began just after 9 a.m., when a “gunman” with a semiautomatic rifle attacked…


Meteorologist: Ocean temps will play key role in storm intensity

July 18, 2018

CURRITUCK — Is the Albemarle vulnerable to a hurricane this year, and is there any way to predict how many major storms could potentially strike the region before hurricane season officially ends in November?

The answer to the second question is no, according to Bill Sammler, warning…