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Thursday, September 21, 2017
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1st, 4th ward candidates take on city issues

September 21, 2017 - 57 minutes ago

Elizabeth City's city council candidates in the First and Fourth Wards grappled with some of the city's long-standing challenges on Tuesday, including giving young people more reasons to stay in Elizabeth City and combating poverty.

The candidates discussed those issues during a forum at the…


Local powerboat champ donates 'Goober' to MOA

September 21, 2017 - 57 minutes ago

By CINDY BEAMON

Albemarle Life Editor

Museum of the Albemarle has opened a new exhibit spotlighting local racing legend Kevin Harrell and the powerboat that won him national championships.

The exhibit contains Harrell's racing gear and Goober, a C-Stock Runabout built in 1997 that still holds the…


EC motorist cited in collision with bicyclist

September 20, 2017

An Elizabeth City woman apparently was at fault in a collision involving a motor vehicle and a bicyclist close to the Halstead Boulevard entrance to Lowe's Home Improvement earlier this week, police said.

Derrick Harvey, 19, on Monday afternoon was pedaling a bike east and across Halstead, toward…


Setting sail: Racers at Moth Boat Nationals 'tinker' with speed

September 20, 2017

Sailboats cannot sail straight into the wind. That's why three legs of the Moth Boat Nationals Regatta in Elizabeth City can be so challenging.

Boaters begin the race and complete two other legs with the wind in their faces but no air in their sails. To get moving, the light, fast boats need to…