January 28, 2018
It's not a secret, but it bears repeating: building a successful business is hard.
January 27, 2018
Elizabeth City City Council voted Monday to approve a $20,000 grant intended to help two downtown businesses — even though councilors didn't know then who the businesses were.
Council voted unanimously to award a Business Improvement Grant to Christ Episcopal Church to help it with a costly…
January 14, 2018
Ron Sandlin has tried everything.
He's boosted pay, added vacation days and even lowered the minimum age requirement from 25 to 23. But he still can't find enough qualified people to drive Patriot Transportation Holding's oil trucks.
"I've been in this business since 1984, and I've never seen what…
January 07, 2018
The percentage of unemployed North Carolinians increased both statewide and across the Albemarle in November, according to the latest data from the N.C. Department of Commerce.
January 04, 2018
James Flanigan said he and his business partner Kevin O’Leary like to turn a community’s “ugly duckling” into a swan.
January 01, 2018
An Elizabeth City couple's charming home is now a lodging establishment for those wanting to stay for short or extended periods of time in the Harbor of Hospitality.
December 29, 2017
A spokeswoman for Outer Banks homebuilders and real estate professionals is blasting both a proposed statewide insurance rate hike for homeowners and the way state Department of Insurance officials have informed the public about it.
December 26, 2017
The owners of Firehouse Subs in Elizabeth City have purchased the former Comstock’s Confectionery building downtown and are moving forward with plans to renovate the first floor of the two-story structure.
December 25, 2017
Christ Episcopal Church has asked the city of Elizabeth City for a $20,000 Business Improvement Grant to help improve property it plans to rent to two businesses.
December 24, 2017
Rene Markham has had a lot of jobs during her working life: ballroom dance instructor, Belk saleswoman, loan officer, real estate agent and teacher.