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.

  • Business: Biz seek employees, customers at Currituck expo, job fair

    BARCO — The Corolla Adventure Park hasn’t completed construction of its new Currituck facility yet, but the aerial theme park has already started introducing itself to potential customers.

  • EC crime rate falls 14 percent

    The police department’s closer working relationship with the public and a public that’s more vigilant about suspicious activity are being credited for an overall 14 percent drop in index crimes in Elizabeth City last year.

  • EC downtown in running for $500K award

    Elizabeth City is on the short list of 9,000 communities across America for a $500,000 award from a Minneapolis-based company seeking to help boost hard-hit downtowns.

  • Mandatory building fix-ups eyed

    City officials could fix up rundown and neglected downtown buildings and bill the owner later under a newly proposed ordinance.Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc.

New Camden ag agent arrives

CAMDEN — Camden County farmers have some new help with growing their crops courtesy of a new agriculture agent, Austin Brown. Brown arrived for his new post on Jan. 4.

  • Camden EDC reimburses Camden Realty for waterline

    CAMDEN — The Camden Economic Development Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the reimbursement of $19,000 to Camden Realty Group, LLC for construction costs related to a water line extension project.

  • Andrews, Munro vie to replace Duckwall in Camden

    CAMDEN — The two Republicans seeking to replace Sandy Duckwall on the Camden Board of Commissioners both believe they can help the county do more to attract businesses to Camden’s northern end.

  • Camden to join lawsuit on fines

    CAMDEN — The Camden Board of Education is joining more than 30 other North Carolina school boards in challenging the way some traffic fine and forfeiture revenues are disbursed that if successful, could net the Camden schools $53,000.

  • Camden to continue hearing on subdivision

    CAMDEN — A public hearing on Green Meadows LLC’s request for a special use permit to develop a nine-lot subdivision off Pudding Ridge Road in the South Mills Township was continued until May 2, the board of commissioners decided Monday.

  • Dismal State Park plans First Day Hike

    SOUTH MILLS — Officials at Dismal Swamp State Park have some new year’s advice: to start 2016 on the right track, hit the trails.

Sheriff: House where man killed in 2013 set afire

EDENTON — The house where a Chowan County man was shot to death more than two years ago was destroyed by fire Thursday night and one of the dead man’s close friends has been charged with setting the blaze.

  • Chowan manslaughter trial heads to jury

    EDENTON — Josh Byrum took the witness stand in his own defense Monday afternoon and said he feared for his and his younger brother’s life in the midst of an altercation at his residence when he fatally shot 21-year-old Dylan Burton a few days before Christmas 2013.

  • Planners back solar farm plan

    A request to locate a 5-megawatt solar farm within Edenton’s extraterritorial jurisdiction passed muster with the town’s planning board last week.

  • Fuel stop dooms man wanted in robbery

    EDENTON — An Edenton man was arrested Friday night in Bertie County after allegedly committing armed robbery at a Chowan County business, stealing the clerk’s car and stopping at a gas station in Windsor to fill up.

  • Agencies seek to avoid involuntary commitments

    A conversation between agencies involved in the involuntary commitment of the mentally ill in Chowan County is helping to create a road map for helping them avoid that fate.

  • County official backs recording of meetings

    A member of the Chowan County Board of Commissioners has endorsed a citizen’s push to record the board’s meetings and provide public access to the recordings in the interest of transparency.

Business: Biz seek employees, customers at Currituck expo, job fair

BARCO — The Corolla Adventure Park hasn’t completed construction of its new Currituck facility yet, but the aerial theme park has already started introducing itself to potential customers.

  • Maryland firm to bring 20 jobs to Moyock

    MOYOCK – Currituck County will soon be the site of a new business that constructs containment units for storing used fuel from the country's nuclear power plants.

  • Currituck delays rezoning vote again

    CURRITUCK — Currituck commissioners have again postponed a vote on conditional rezoning for a proposed subdivision, this time to investigate whether the project would affect the county-owned airport.

  • North Swan Beach development case continued to March

    CURRITUCK — After a day of testimony and review of the issues involved, a 4-year-old civil case aimed at Currituck County’s efforts to halt a proposed commercial development in North Swan Beach has been extended yet another month.

  • Currituck hopeful clarifies remarks about Whalehead

    CURRITUCK — A Currituck County commissioner candidate has clarified statements he made at last week’s candidates forum on the Board of Commissioners’ decision to take over operations at the Whalehead Club in Corolla.

  • Decision 2016 — Commissioner hopefuls face off

    BARCO — Two primary election candidates for Currituck commissioner on Tuesday separately criticized decisions of the current Board of Commissioners to take over operations at the county-owned Whalehead Club and move up its meeting times to 5 p.m.

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.

  • EC crime rate falls 14 percent

    The police department’s closer working relationship with the public and a public that’s more vigilant about suspicious activity are being credited for an overall 14 percent drop in index crimes in Elizabeth City last year.

  • EC downtown in running for $500K award

    Elizabeth City is on the short list of 9,000 communities across America for a $500,000 award from a Minneapolis-based company seeking to help boost hard-hit downtowns.

  • Mandatory building fix-ups eyed

    City officials could fix up rundown and neglected downtown buildings and bill the owner later under a newly proposed ordinance.Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc.

  • Tillis tours USCG base

    When it comes to government operations, U.S. Sen.

Board deadlocks on wind rules

The Perquimans County Commission deadlocked in a three-to-three vote on Monday when it came to the issue of increasing the setbacks for new industrial-sized wind turbine projects.

  • Man arrested for 2012 murder

    HERTFORD — After nearly four years on the run, a 24-year-old man has been arrested for a 2012 murder he is alleged to have committed in Perquimans County.

  • Woman airlifted after collision on US 17

    HERTFORD — A Chowan County woman had to be airlifted to a Virginia hospital for treatment last weekend after her pickup truck collided with another vehicle and overturned on U.S. Highway 17 in Perquimans County.

  • Perquimans nixes stricter turbine setback

    HERTFORD — Perquimans commissioners will not require new industrial-sized wind energy turbines to be erected farther away from private residences.

  • DOT: S-Bridge needing repairs

    The N.C. Department of Transportation wants to close Hertford’s S-Bridge for about two months as soon as it can to make repairs.

  • School board candidate withdrawls

    One of the four candidates for Perquimans County School board will have to decline the office if he’s elected because he’s accepted a job with the school system.