August 16, 2018 - 2 minutes ago

Southgate Mall officially began its second act on Wednesday as Southgate Park. 

A crowd of about 50 people turned out for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark completion of the transformation of the former mall into a new shopping center.

"We think this is 'Main and Main' of Elizabeth City," Clay…

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August 16, 2018 - 2 minutes ago

The subcommittee in charge of gathering public input in the search for the next chancellor at Elizabeth City State University agreed Wednesday to begin holding public forums as early as next week.

ECSU and University of North Carolina System officials have set a target of February 2019 for having…

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August 16, 2018 - 2 minutes ago

Pasquotank County has now spent more than $132,000 on legal counsel for secret deliberations with Sentara Healthcare — and there's no clear end to the payments in sight yet, based on interviews with county officials.

In response to questions from The Daily Advance, Pasquotank Finance Officer…

August 15, 2018

The Pasquotank Sheriff’s Office is investigating after someone painted two state road signs in northern Pasquotank County to look like swastikas, the symbol of Nazi Germany.

N.C. Department of Transportation spokesman Timothy Hass said the signs, which are on opposite sides of U.S. Highway…

August 15, 2018

If you love hot dogs from Byron’s Hot Dog Stand and haven’t had one in a while, you probably ought to get by there for one either Thursday or Friday.

Friday in fact will be the last day Byron’s will be open — at least under its current owners, Byron and Stacey Hickman. The…

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August 15, 2018

Elizabeth City Regional Airport’s coffers should be $2.4 million richer this fall, after the airport authority closes on a major property deal with the U.S. Coast Guard.

The authority voted unanimously Tuesday night to accept the Coast Guard’s $2.4 million offer for the land on which…


August 15, 2018

CURRITUCK — A pair of Chowan County shoplifting suspects are facing a number of felony charges after leading law enforcement officials on a nearly 30-mile chase Monday that began in Dare County and ended in Currituck County.

Calvin Alston, 34, of the 100 block of Oakdale Drive, and Luis Cruz,…

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August 15, 2018

In response to crowded driver’s license offices and longer-than-expected wait times for customers, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles said Tuesday it's making a series of changes, including bringing in more personnel.

DMV officials said they're working to hire more than 100 new license…


August 15, 2018

Joanne Sanders started her first full day as acting superintendent of the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools on Tuesday, and already she was tackling a major challenge: making sure every classroom in the district has a teacher by the first day of school in two weeks. 

Sanders, who was…


August 15, 2018

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