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Manning, former Herald publisher, dies at 89

EDENTON — Edward Nelson “Pete” Manning, 89, a former longtime publisher of the Chowan Herald, died at his home in Edenton on Thursday. He was 89. For more than 50 years, Manning was Edenton’s newspaperman, doing everything from delivering papers, working as a linotype operator, serving as general ma


Police trying to locate missing NC teen

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WNCT) - Police are trying to locate a missing Elizabeth City teen last seen Thursday afternoon. According to the Elizabeth Police Department, Destiny Privott was last seen in the area of Northeastern High School around 5 p.m.


Edenton Police Chief helps seize thousands of dollars worth of NBA counterfeit items

EDENTON, N.C. – The Edenton Police Chief helped seize thousands of dollars worth of NBA counterfeit items while assisting an NBA Trademark Investigator. On January 10, NBA Trademark Investigator Wayne Grooms wanted assistance from the Edenton Police Chief and other agencies in working the NBA All-St


Elizabeth City Police respond to armed robbery, teen arrested

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – The Elizabeth City Police Department arrested one juvenile in connection to a robbery that happened at the Dollar General on Weeksville Road Sunday. At approximately 2:24 p.m., officers responded to the store at 1903 Weeksville Road in reference to an armed robbery. Officers s


Man wanted for murder in Edenton

EDENTON, N.C. (WAVY)- Investigators named the suspect they want to find in a homicide case. Edenton Police said in a Facebook post, Andrew Cooper, 31 is wanted for the Feb. 14 murder of Dwight Coston, 36.


Search underway for woman believed to have been kidnapped after shooting, house fire in North Carolina

HICKORY, N.C. — Deputies said they are searching for a 22-year-old woman they believe was kidnapped following a shooting and house fire in Catawba County Friday afternoon. Officials told WSOC that the suspect Derek Moser was last seen in the area of Pinebark Court in Newton. Authorities identified t


$500K grant to help yacht maker create 50 jobs

EDENTON — The state has awarded the town of Edenton a $500,000 grant to help a local yacht maker renovate its 38,000-square-foot plant and create 50 new jobs. The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority announced Thursday that Edenton will receive the grant through the Building Reuse program t


North Carolina judge overturns mandatory voter ID amendment

A federal judge on Friday afternoon ruled to remove the North Carolina constitutional amendment requiring voter ID, citing rampant gerrymandering in the state's general assembly, reports The Hill.


North Carolina teen arrested for murder of father, who was found with dog leash around his neck

A North Carolina teen was arrested and charged with the murder of his father, who died just days after authorities found him inside his home with a dog leash around his neck. A grand jury on Friday indicted 16-year-old Alexander Bishop in the death of his father, William “Bill” Bishop, and he was bo


Voter fraud means new election in North Carolina

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Chowan to mull solar project

EDENTON — Chowan County commissioners will hold a public hearing Monday on a proposed 5-megawatt solar farm in the northern end of the county. Ryland Road Solar, a SunEnergy1 company, has applied for a conditional use permit to develop the solar farm at 3448 Virginia Road, north of the Ryland Road i


MISSING: Police searching for 17-year-old Elizabeth City girl

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Police are asking for the public's help tracking down 17-year-old Destiny Privott from Elizabeth City. Authorities say Pivott went missing Thursday around 5 p.m. She was last seen near Northeastern High School.


Teenager missing from Elizabeth City

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WITN) - Police in one Eastern Carolina city hope you can help them find a missing girl. Elizabeth City police say Destiny Privott was reported missing at 5:00 p.m. Thursday.


North Carolina Man Sentenced To 40 Years For 2014 killing Of Roommate In St. Thomas

ST. THOMAS — A North Carolina man who confessed to killing his roommate more than four years ago has been handed a 40-year prison sentence with credit for time already served, Department of Justice Public Media Officer announced Friday.


Brick thrown off North Carolina overpass, shattering woman’s windshield, ‘I could’ve been killed’

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating two reports of objects being thrown off overpasses onto cars below. WTVD reported that the first report happened Feb. 17 around 4 p.m. Drivers on Highway 87 said three young men were on the Arsenal Street pedestrian bridge hold


Rockslide closes I-40 in western North Carolina

A Friday evening rockslide on Interstate 40 in North Carolina has closed the roadway in both directions. The North Carolina Department of Transportation announced the closure on its Twitter page on Friday night.


R. Kelly charged with 10 counts of sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago prosecutors have charged R&B star R. Kelly with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse, according to media reports citing court records. Friday's charges come after years of allegations directed at Kelly, accusing the now 52-year-old of sexual misconduct involving women and unde


North Carolina student dies following complications from the flu

RALEIGH, N.C. — Raleigh student Skyler McCardle died following severe complications from the flu on Friday, according WTVD, citing an online health journal posted by family. McCardle was a student at GRACE Christian School in Raleigh and was diagnosed with the flu last Friday, according to Eric Brad


NBC: Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution

(WAVY) -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with allegedly soliciting prostitution, NBC News reports citing police in Florida. NBC Boston reports Kraft is being charged with two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution based on two separate visits.


Dem in disputed North Carolina race says he'll run for special election

Dan McCready, the Democratic candidate in the contested race for North Carolina's 9th Congressional District, announced Friday that he will run in a special election to fill the undecided seat.