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  • Training For the Real Thing: Ambulance simulator helps train EMTs

    By William F. West | March 6, 2016 - 9:15pm

    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

    By Barry Ward | March 6, 2016 - 9:15pm

    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

    By William F. West | March 6, 2016 - 9:15pm

    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

    By JON HAWLEY | March 6, 2016 - 9:15pm

    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

    By JON HAWLEY | March 5, 2016 - 9:38pm

    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

    By JON HAWLEY | March 5, 2016 - 9:37pm

    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.

  • City, county due in court over water dispute April 11

    By JON HAWLEY | March 5, 2016 - 9:34pm

    With their new court date now set for next month, Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County officials aren’t likely to resolve their 16-month-old water rate lawsuit anytime soon. “We’re looking at April 11” for a court date for the water rate dispute, Pasquotank County Attorney Mike Cox reported to county commissioners during a water committee meeting last week. “We were trying to get it heard Feb. 29, but that court session was canceled.” April 11 is the next available court date for Pasquotank Superior Court, Cox said, also noting that both the city’s and county’s legal counsel still need to agree to the date.

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

    By Barry Ward | March 5, 2016 - 9:31pm

    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.

  • Program offers free dental care

    By JON HAWLEY | March 5, 2016 - 9:27pm

    Area residents who need free dental care should mark these dates on their calendar: April 1 and 2.

  • Remembering Selma, marchers trek to elections office

    By William F. West | March 5, 2016 - 9:26pm

    A group of civil rights activists concerned about voting rights in North Carolina marked the 51st anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” attack on civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, on Saturday by marching themselves from Elizabeth City State University to the Pasquotank Board of Elections.

  • Fires leave EC families homeless

    By WILLIAM F. WEST and Barry Ward | March 5, 2016 - 8:48pm

    Two Elizabeth City families are homeless after separate fires damaged their homes in different parts of the city on Saturday.

  • Feature Photo: First Friday Art Walk

    March 4, 2016 - 9:44pm

  • EC crime rate falls 14 percent

    By William F. West | March 4, 2016 - 9:43pm

    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.

  • STEM charter school to hold lottery

    By William F. West | March 4, 2016 - 9:42pm

    More than 235 area schoolchildren will find out today whether they’ll earn a spot at the region’s STEM charter school this fall.

  • More voting in GOP primary

    By JON HAWLEY | March 4, 2016 - 9:42pm

    Area early voters are more excited about participating in the Republican primary, judging by new voter turnout data from the State Board of Elections.

  • Play kicks off 125th anniversary of ECSU’s founding

    By JON HAWLEY | March 3, 2016 - 9:28pm

    “For in order to know where one is going, one must know from where one came,” Elizabeth City State University student Khaliq Satchell proclaimed during a play on Thursday marking the 125th anniversary of ECSU’s founding.

  • Forecasters: Expect windy conditions Friday

    March 3, 2016 - 8:07pm

    Windy and rainy conditions were expected to hit the Elizabeth City area Friday morning.

  • EC downtown in running for $500K award

    By William F. West | March 3, 2016 - 4:31pm

    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.

  • Decision 2016: Presidential race foremost on early voters' minds w/vidoes

    By JON HAWLEY | March 3, 2016 - 4:30pm

    The race for who will succeed Barack Obama as president of the United States was first and foremost on local voters’ minds earlier today, the first day of early voting ahead of the March 15 primaries.

  • Harris exits Camden primary for at-large commissioner

    By Barry Ward | March 3, 2016 - 1:22pm

    CAMDEN — Steven Harris, one of the two Democratic candidates for at-large commissioner in Camden County, is dropping out of the race.

  • Sales, use tax hikes shift burden of funding gov’t

    March 3, 2016 - 12:47pm

    North Carolina’s revenues are strong — and they’ll increase starting this week, thanks to a slew of new taxes.

  • License plate office expands: Change in NC law spurred growth

    By William F. West | March 2, 2016 - 9:00pm

    If you’ve had to get your vehicle registration renewed in Elizabeth City recently, you’ve probably noticed the license plate renewal office has gotten larger.

  • Jones’ challengers OK with delayed primary

    By Jon Hawley | March 2, 2016 - 9:00pm

    North Carolina’s congressional primary elections have been delayed to June 7, and that’s just fine with the two Republican challengers seeking to oust 22-year Congressman Walter Jones, R-N.C.

  • Unaffiliated voters surge in registration

    By JON HAWLEY | March 2, 2016 - 8:59pm

    Unaffiliated voters continue to be a growing force in North Carolina, making up nearly 60 percent of newly registered voters over the past three months.

  • Report: STDs rose 53 percent

    By JON HAWLEY | March 2, 2016 - 5:37pm

    Sexually transmitted diseases in northeastern North Carolina spiked 53 percent in 2015 compared to 2014, according to the latest communicable disease report from Albemarle Regional Health Services.