April 16, 2018

With calls for service steadily increasing, Pasquotank and Camden officials are starting to plan for the future of their shared ambulance service.

Pasquotank County Manager Sparty Hammett reported last week that he and Camden County Manager Ken Bowman are reviewing a proposal from Mission Critical…


April 15, 2018

Elizabeth City City Council voted unanimously last week to spend $60,000 mapping the city’s electrical infrastructure, a reversal from two weeks ago when councilors deadlocked on the project and the mayor declined to break the tie.

Councilors voted 8-0 to hire Davey Resource Group to start a…

April 15, 2018

CURRITUCK — Twelve years ago, Currituck County voters overwhelmingly rejected a referendum that would have allowed their county to also take on the powers of a city — to become, in effect, a “unified” government. 

Despite that message from Currituck voters, the…


April 14, 2018

A Pasquotank County man was being treated at a Virginia hospital Saturday after he was shot by his son during an argument, the sheriff said.

April 12, 2018

The city of Elizabeth City’s proposed $66.5 million budget for 2018-19 calls for no property tax or electric rate increases, an “aggressive capital improvement plan” for water and sewer service, and implementation of the NorthStar utility billing software system.

City Manager…


April 11, 2018

Sentara Healthcare is either meeting or exceeding the goals of its lease with Pasquotank County for the county-owned Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, the hospital’s president advised county commissioners this week.

Sentara Albemarle President Coleen Santa Ana told commissioners, as well as…


April 09, 2018

The Albemarle lost one of its favorite entertainers when Tom Cherry died last month.

Dickie Sanders, of the local Out 'n the Cold bluegrass band, described Cherry last week as one of the best actors the community has ever seen.

"When Tom Cherry took the stage everyone in the audience kind of sat up…


April 07, 2018

Elizabeth City's skateboarders need wait no longer to use the city's first skatepark, which officially opened following a ceremony on Friday.

“We're really excited for our youth coming up skateboarding and other kids that might start skating who never would have because we didn't have a…


April 06, 2018

Pasquotank County has joined nationwide litigation against opioid manufacturers and distributors, whom a consortium of lawyers alleges drove the addictive drugs' proliferation throughout the U.S.

In a 7-0 vote, commissioners voted to hire McHugh Fuller Law Group, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, one of…

April 06, 2018

New businesses in Elizabeth City could soon get a break on “system development fees” the city charges for setting up water and sewer service, following a review of the fees that's now on the city's website.

The fees, charged for installing water and sewer meters, could drop by more than…

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