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August 19, 2017

Tourists spent more — a lot more — in North Carolina in 2016, including in the Albemarle region.

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina announced recently that visitor spending in 2016 rose a record $22.9 billion, an increase of 4.4 percent from 2015. Of the…


August 18, 2017

The co-chairman of a community relations panel believes Pasquotank County’s Confederate monument needs to be moved from the courthouse.

Jason Schubert, co-chairman of the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Community Relations Commission, also is urging county officials to host a forum on the…


August 18, 2017

The new splash pad at Enfield Park officially has a new name.

Elizabeth City City Council on Monday officially named the splash pad after former Elizabeth City Mayor Roger McLean.

Council unanimously approved renaming the splash pad for McLean, honoring the late mayor who city officials credit as…


August 18, 2017

HERTFORD – A second suspect has been arrested in a shooting that injured three people at the Wynne Fork Court housing development in Hertford last month.

Hertford Police Chief Douglas Freeman said Friday that Quintral Lashaun Porter, 25, was arrested in the Raleigh area Wednesday by agents…


August 18, 2017

A representative of the Charlotte-based company that audited Elizabeth City’s utility bills both presented the firm’s findings and defended the limitations of its analysis Monday night.

Keith Readling, executive vice president of Raftelis Financial Consultants, made the presentation…

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August 18, 2017

Alcohol sales at Elizabeth City restaurants and convenience stories can start two hours earlier this coming Sunday. 

Elizabeth City City Council this week became the latest local government in North Carolina to approve an ordinance allowing alcohol sales before noon on Sundays.

Council voted 6-…

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August 18, 2017

Pasquotank County has filed an insurance claim for damages to the Confederate monument next to the courthouse — damages that one county commissioner described Thursday as vandalism.

The vandalism to the monument apparently happened three months ago, long before the current debate over whether…


August 18, 2017

The leader of one of the state's largest farm or­ga­ni­za­tions says the idea of any­one, es­pe­cially chil­dren, go­ing hun­gry in the world is un­think­able for farm­ers.

“Farm­ers ab­so­lutely hate hunger,” N.C. Farm…


August 18, 2017

The superintendent of the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools has opted not to hold a back-to-school convocation for schools staff this year.

ECPPS Superintendent Larry Cartner told the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Board of Education at its regular meeting last month that he had decided not to…


August 17, 2017

U.S. Postal Ser­vice staff will con­tinue to pro­vide ser­vices to cus­tomers in the lobby of the El­iz­a­beth City Post Of­fice as re­pairs con­tinue to stop a roof leak, a Postal Ser­vice spokes­woman said Thurs­day.

The roof was…

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