Albemarle Neighbor

July 22, 2017

The plate is his canvas as Bradley Chambers produces savory swirls of color that are culinary creations of flavor.

These tantalizing dishes are served to his customers at Cypress Creek Grill on Water Street in Elizabeth City.

On April 4, 2016 Chambers became the new executive chef…


July 22, 2017

While I was having dinner at Cypress Creek Grill nine years ago, I stared at the cars passing by on Water Street as the Pasquotank River set in the background like an uninvited but welcome guest at my table.

It had been years since I had written for the newspaper or in any capacity. A couple months…


July 15, 2017

With a caring and empathetic attitude, Cheryl Pureza supports her patients in their time of need.

“I do it because I love it,” said Pureza.

As a registered nurse at Virginia Oncology Associates for the last four years, Pureza has helped numerous patients undergoing chemotherapy.…

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July 08, 2017

With a vibrant splash of color, Jessica Williams is creating jewelry that will enhance any ensemble.

Williams started Jewelry By Jess in April 2017.

“I was shopping, and I kept thinking I could make the pieces I was seeing,” said Williams, describing her decision to pursue the jewelry…


July 01, 2017

On May 1, Karen Davis began her position as the clerk to the board of commissioners and assistant to the county manager in Camden.

“The best part so far is it affords me the opportunity to serve the community,” said Davis.

Davis said her new position requires her to give…

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June 24, 2017

A room of kids creating music as they learn how to play instruments is beautiful harmony to Shannah Boone.

“I never get tired of that sound,” said Boone.

Boone will be instructing a summer music camp with fellow music instructor Nick Simmons for students age eight and up at the Arts of…


June 10, 2017

As Livvy Schwartz opens the window of the Green Beanie Coffee Company's trailer at 6:30 a.m., the aroma of freshly brewed coffee permeates the morning air.

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June 03, 2017

Capturing people in their best light, Leah Simpson creates photography that reflects the character of her subjects.

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May 27, 2017

With a variety of diverse hues and shapes, Mandy Curtis designs creative flower arrangements that will prompt smiles.


May 20, 2017

As a young girl in Shreveport, La., Sandy Young always loved the delicious donuts at the Southern Maid Donuts.

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