July 25, 2017

Elizabeth City officials are re-evaluating how the city will afford a new nature trail at Charles Creek Park because the project has, so far, only won a trickle of grant dollars toward its $130,000 price tag.

This spring, city staff proposed creating a boardwalk loop through the marshy area south…

July 24, 2017

An Elizabeth City man was recently sentenced to nearly a decade in federal prison for a firearms-related charge, while another city man is awaiting sentencing on federal drug and firearms-related charges.

Donovan Letrell Hall, 36, appearing before U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle in Raleigh on…

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July 24, 2017

GRANDY – A Dare County-based organization that helps people facing temporary emergencies has a greater presence on the Currituck County mainland — and is seeking input on how to be better known to the public.

Interfaith Community Outreach is open twice a week — Wednesdays and…


July 24, 2017

CURRITUCK — Matt Paulson admits it wasn’t the most scientific of polls, but the results from the questionnaire he passed out recently to customers couldn’t have been clearer: 

The current ban in Currituck on selling alcoholic beverages prior to noon on Sundays is unpopular…

July 24, 2017

CURRITUCK – Residents and visitors to Currituck County will have to wait a couple of more weeks before they’re able to buy beer, wine and mixed drinks earlier on Sunday mornings.

Despite support from the Currituck Chamber of Commerce and a majority of commissioners, the Currituck Board…

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July 24, 2017

The firm auditing the bills of Elizabeth City’s utility customers is going to report what it finds, not what city officials want to hear, a company executive recently pledged in an interview with The Daily Advance.

Keith Readling, executive vice president of Raftelis Financial Consultants,…

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July 24, 2017

The US Coast Guard has suspended its search for a missing swimmer in the Currituck Sound.

In a release late Saturday night, the Coast Guard announced it had suspended a search for a man who went missing while tubing behind a pontoon boat near the Town of Duck. The Coast Guard began the search…

July 23, 2017

Authorities have found the body of the swimmer who went missing in the Currituck Sound near the Town of Duck on Saturday.

Zandro Samonte, 45, of Bergenfield, New Jersey, was found deceased just north of the Duck-Southern Shores line, according to a release from Duck officials on Sunday.

The U.S.…

July 23, 2017

Organizers cleared more than $43,500 at May’s N.C. Potato Festival to help with the ongoing restoration of downtown Elizabeth City

The amount was disclosed at Thursday’s monthly meeting of Elizabeth City Downtown Inc., the city’s main street-down revitalization organization.



July 23, 2017

EDENTON — The curtain has closed on the Taylor Theater, according to a recent Facebook post.

On July 21, manager Bob Krochmal posted, "It's with a heavy heart that I have to tell everyone the theater is closed for good. After hearing today that my landlord has no intention of getting both…

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