Training For the Real Thing: Ambulance simulator helps train EMTs

For a new paramedic or emergency medical technician, there used to be no way to gain practical experience responding to someone with a medical crisis except to do it for real, huddled with them in the back of an ambulance.

  • Energy firm will build berm

    CURRITUCK — The company building a solar farm near Moyock says it will comply with an agreement to screen the facility from neighboring residents but has yet to set a date for the work.

  • Top bid for USCG housing complex $3.7M

    The federal government has received a top bid of $3.7 million for the former U.S. Coast Guard housing complex -- nearly twice the minimum offer the government was seeking.

  • EC weatherizes record 88 homes since June

    Elizabeth City has weatherized a record 88 homes since June 30, pumping more than $360,000 into making homes more energy efficient to slash city residents’ electric bills.

  • Hospital improves ER wait times, care rates

    When a patient enters Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, their hope is to return to healthy living — quickly and fully.

  • Sentara cited for distinction in maternity care

    Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina has named Sentara Albemarle Medical Center a “Blue Distinction Center” for low-cost, high-quality maternity care, Sentara officials said Friday.

Feature Photos: Motocross Madness

Staff photos by Thomas J. Turney The Elizabeth City Motocross Park held a Northeast Qualifier this past weekend.

First Friday Art Walk this evening

The streets of Downtown will be alive with the First Friday Art Walk this evening, offering a variety of artistic choices at different stops along the way.

Today’s editorial cartoon

  • Douglas Cohn: Trying to stop Trump, Republicans may turn to Plan C

    WASHINGTON — This is the year of firewalls. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s firewall to slow the surging Sen.

  • David Brooks: Trump the betrayer the truth GOP voters need to hear

    Now, at long last, the big guns are being brought to bear. Now, at long last, some major Republicans like Mitt Romney are speaking up to lay waste to Donald Trump.

  • Holly Audette: To be nominee, Trump must also win at convention

    Some observations about the current presidential contest. Someone please show me actual evidence Donald Trump is a racist?

  • Our View: Senate acting childishly in court appointee denial

    Lost in all the talk about the juvenile hijinks of the Republican presidential candidates has been the equally juvenile response by Republican leaders in the U.S. Senate to President Obama’s impending nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Letter: Other COA campuses should share bond

    In the Thursday, Feb. 25, edition of The Daily Advance, a story on the front page with the headline, “College president: $2B bond is needed,” quoted College of The Albemarle President Kandi Deitemeyer as saying, “We have more than $7 million in (needed) projects just at the Elizabeth City campus in terms of repairs and renovations and that’s what we’ll focus on, if the bond passes…. COA’s Board of Trustees will decide exact projects” will be done.