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Police arrest man accused of breaking into empty OBX homes

Jerome Nichols DUCK, N.C. - Police have arrested 52-year-old Jerome Jay Nichols in connection with break-ins and thefts and vacant homes in Duck. Police discovered the break-ins while conducting routine property checks of vacant homes. Photographic and fingerprint evidence was collected at the homes

WTKR - 2018-03-21 19:52:19

Farm Fresh sale limits choice

Having read the article in your paper about Food Lion buying the Farm Fresh store on Hughes Boulevard, I agree with at least two of the people interviewed by your reporter in the article. Elizabeth City does not need another Food Lion; we absolutely do need more variety of grocery stores. One of the

DAILY ADVANCE - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Police investigating shooting at Elizabeth City apartment complex

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - Police are investigating a shooting that happened at the Woodstock I Apartments early Tuesday morning. Officers responded to the area just after 1 a.m. When they arrived, they saw a white car speeding away. The officers on scene alerted other units to be on the lookout for the

WTKR - 2018-03-20 23:58:37

EC council should use evidence to form decisions

Instead of "Harbor of Hospitality" perhaps Elizabeth City City Council should modify the Elizabeth City welcome signs to read: "Harbor of Hospitality Unless You Are Russian." Councilman Johnnie Walton's concerns could have been addressed if he and others had made the effort to search out evidence-ba

DAILY ADVANCE - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Ahoskie police looking for missing man

AHOSKIE, NC (WAVY) - Ahoskie police need your help to find a missing man. They say 87-year-old Percell Porter was last seen at the Bojangles restaurant recently. He was wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, a black coat and a blue baseball cap. Investigators say he may be suffering from a cognitive imp


EC probe man's shooting near apartment complex

Elizabeth City police say a man was treated for a gunshot wound at the hospital following a shooting incident near an apartment complex early Tuesday morning. Jarontae Antonio Chamblee, 24, was treated at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center for a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his left calf and


Deputies save man, two dogs after car overturns in Tyrrell County

COLUMBIA, N.C. (WNCT)- A man and two dogs were trapped when a car overturned in a canal on U.S. 64 just west of the Alligator River Bridge in Tyrrell County Wednesday morning. They were unable to get out of the car due to the water that was coming into the vehicle, deputies said. The deputies knocke

WNCT - 2018-03-21 21:05:31

Silver Alert: Missing man last seen in Ahoskie

Ahoskie, NC (WITN) - A Silver Alert has been issued for a man last seen at an Eastern Carolina Bojangles restaurant. Ahoskie police are looking for Percell Porter, 87. He's believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment. Percell was last seen near the Bojangles on US-13


4 counties report jobless rates higher than NC average

Unemployment increased in all but seven North Carolina counties in January, with Perquimans County - which still had a jobless rate higher than the state average - the only area county to report a slight decrease. Overall, N.C. Commerce officials said Friday the number of employed workers in the sta


EC Downtown director cautions vigilance after purses snatched

The director of Elizabeth City's Main Street program is warning the public to be more vigilant and to take extra safety precautions in the wake of three recent store larcenies, including two purse-snatchings in the city's downtown. Elizabeth City Downtown Inc. Director Deborah Malenfant said in an e


Wrong-way driver causes head-on collision on the Interstate

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- Two people are in the hospital and a third person is facing charges following a head-on collision at the Interstate 264/664 interchange on Sunday morning. Virginia State Police said that around 5:41 a.m., a Ford F-150 driven by 35-year-old Michael Bright of Portsmouth was t


Part of Southern Avenue shut for fixes

Elizabeth City motorists who typically use Southern Avenue should find an alternate route - at least for the next five weeks. Starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, the part of Southern Avenue between B and Edge streets will be closed to traffic for repair work, local Emergency Management officials said last


Some EC biz, agencies may see stormwater fee hike

Elizabeth City's businesses and organizations with large lots may soon pay more in stormwater fees, according to city plans to update calculations for the size of those lots' "impervious" surface areas. City officials are working to finalize those new calculations and submit them to Pasquotank Count


EC teen indicted for B&Es, arson

An Elizabeth City teen remains in custody at Albemarle District Jail following his indictment by a Pasquotank grand jury on 38 counts of breaking into vehicles, one count of arson and multiple counts of stealing firearms. Jesean Brown, 19, of the 300 block of East Burgess Street, is charged in conne


House District 1 hopeful withdraws

A Republican candidate from Tyrrell County has withdrawn his candidacy, leaving only three candidates - two Republicans and one Democrat - seeking election in newly drawn House District 1. The State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement confirmed last week that William Alexander, of Columbia, ha


Plans submitted for new stores

Site plans have been submitted for a four-business shopping center on Premier Boulevard. Alex Hale, of Windsor Commercial, the contractor on the project, said the plans call for a 9,600-square-foot building on Premier Boulevard, between the Halifax County Visitor's Center and the vacant Angus Steakh


VDOT contractor from Chesapeake hit on I-85

Patrice West PETERSBURG, Va. - A VDOT contractor was seriously injured after being hit by a car while on the job, according to Virginia State Police. On Friday at 4:30 p.m., troopers responded to a crash involving a pedestrian on southbound I-85. According to police, a 2010 Nissan Maxima driven by P


Moyock deacon among dozens arrested in multi-state child porn sting

MOYOCK, N.C. (WVEC) -- Two Moyock men are arrested in a sting operation that spanned across eight states. The investigation focused on people who possessed or distributed child pornography. 73-year-old Richard Bell is charged with nine counts of sexually exploiting a minor. Police said Bell worked


Former Moyock church daycare program administrator arrested on child pornography charges

RALEIGH, N.C. - A former church Deacon and administrator of a church daycare program has been arrested on child pornography charges, according to Richard Bell Currituck County Sheriff's Detectives. Richard Wayne Bell, 73, was one of 76 people arrested in the multi-state child exploitation operation,


Harbor Town Project deserves serious study

The idea of high-speed ferries whisking visitors between "harbor towns" on the Albemarle Sound has been around a while. The idea was studied by the former Northeast Economic Development Partnership nearly two decades ago, but for a variety of reasons, not the least of which was the dysfunction of th