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.

Enlisted Association honored for boosting membership

A few years ago, the Elizabeth City branch of the Coast Guard Enlisted Association had just eight members and was in danger of losing its charter.

Albemarle Volunteers: Retiree is Salvation Army’s top volunteer

Richard Cobb’s wife Pam has been on staff with the Salvation Army for 21 years as the agency’s bookkeeper.

Public records

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  • Police Blotter

    Currituck Sheriff

  • Crimewatch: Dec. 18-20

    Currituck Sheriff

  • Police Blotter: Dec. 9-15

    Pasquotank SheriffA report of larceny was turned in Dec. 15 in the 900 block of Wellfield Road. Responding officer: K.R. Andrews.

  • Crimewatch: Dec. 6-13

    Elizabeth City PoliceQuentin Teniel Daniel, 32, of the 80 block of Jeffries Cove, Rocky Mount, was arrested on Dec. 6 and charged with felony possession of cocaine, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, and felony possession with intent to sell or deliver counterfeit controlled substance.

  • Police Blotter: Dec. 6-8

    Pasquotank SheriffA report of breaking and entering was turned in Dec. 6 in the 300 block of Old Okisko Road. Responding officer: J.A. Matthews.