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Elizabeth City Coast Guard Coalition opens pop-up food pantry to help furloughed families

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) -- The Elizabeth City Coast Guard Coalition opened a pop-up food pantry to help Coast Guard and federal furloughed families during the government shutdown on Friday.


Elizabeth City man charged with breaking and entering after 2 alleged incidents

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – An Elizabeth City resident was arrested on charges of breaking and entering, damage to personal property and injury to real property after two break-ins and one attempted break-in. According to the Elizabeth City Police Department, officers received an alarm call at the Salvat


Man charged in B&Es of school, thrift store

Elizabeth City police have arrested a local man and charged him in connection with the recent break-ins of a school and a nonproft’s store and the attempted break-in of a business.


Reports: Counterfeit cash passed at two more EC biz

Counterfeit bills are popping up around Elizabeth City, as police are investigating at least two more instances of fake money being passed at local businesses. In both cases, the fake bills were passed on Saturday at different Food Lion grocery stores, according to the Elizabeth City Police Departme


EDC developers kick-start new jobs effort

Economic developers are taking their first steps toward crafting a new jobs plan for Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County, and they've already identified some likely industries for recruitment.


Local church holds free dinner for families affected by government shutdown

SOUTH MILLS, N.C. - A local church is trying to help ease the burden for families who have been affected by the government shutdown. Ebenezer Baptist Church in South Mills, North Carolina, held a free family dinner for furloughed government employees Thursday night.


King celebrations to feature breakfast, march, speeches

A newly sworn-in state representative from Durham who graduated from Elizabeth City State University will be the keynote speaker for this year’s ECSU Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration.


UNC Board of Governors chair: ECSU forgotten no more

The chairman of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors renewed his commitment to being a full-throated advocate for Elizabeth City State University on Wednesday, vowing the campus never again will be “forgotten” by the university system or state policymakers.


Police investigating armed robbery at convenience store in Elizabeth City

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Elizabeth City Police Department is investigating an armed robbery Saturday night. Around 9:11 p.m., officers were called to an armed robbery at 1013 North Road Street.


North Carolina man jailed on $5 million bond for murder

GREENVILLE — A North Carolina man is jailed on a $5 million bond after authorities say he killed a man at an apartment complex last year. WITN in Greenville reports police said warrants were obtained for Ricardo Hardison last Friday after he had been on the run for nearly two months. Authorities fil


New Leader Says MLK’s Example Is Good For Ministers’ Area Conference

For the past 31 years the Tidewater Metro Baptist Ministers’ Conference (TMBMC) has held its Martin Luther King Day Observance on Dr. King’s Federal Holiday. This year is no different.


North Carolina inmate escapes from jail, may have stolen community college vehicle

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. — Deputies are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Alexander County Detention Center on Thursday evening, WSOC reports. Officers said the inmate — identified as Jason Mullen, who is from the Statesville area — may have stolen a vehicle from the Catawba Valley Community Co


Town councilman sentenced to 4 months in jail

HERTFORD — A judge sentenced a Hertford Town Councilman to four months in jail on Wednesday after finding him guilty of assaulting a fellow councilor following a town meeting last October.


Organizers add essay contest to King observance festivities

Area high school students had a chance this year to submit essays about civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. as part of the observance of the Jan. 21 holiday that bears King’s name.


From Floyd to Matthew: Vulnerable Populations Respond to Flooding in Eastern N.C.

Above: Jasmine Hayes, photographed by Cliff Hollis, ECU News Services. I am a recent Master of Public Health graduate from East Carolina University. I was born and raised in the small rural town of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. My career goals are to increase the knowledge of health and wellness,


Deputy in eastern NC thought he saw a gun, fired two shots into car, attorney says

A Pender County Sheriff’s deputy thought he saw a passenger in a car point a gun at him, so he opened fire on the car Thursday, according to the officer’s attorney. The deputy, a three-year veteran with the sheriff’s office on the vice and narcotics unit, fired two shots into the car, attorney Barry


Beloved Outer Banks wild mustang dies

COROLLA, N.C. -- A wild mustang who featured prominently in Outer Banks, North Carolina, tourism materials has died. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund announced that the 15-year-old stallion named Roamer died Saturday, a day after being diagnosed with a tear in his GI tract that led to sepsis.


E-Chowan probes possible grading errors

EDENTON — Computer software used by North Carolina school districts to calculate student grades may have tallied them incorrectly in some districts during the first quarter, resulting in grades that either were too high or too low for an undetermined number of students.


Warriors take River City Tournament

The Nansemond River High School wrestling team placed first in the River City Invitational last weekend. The Warriors went down to Elizabeth City, N.C., to compete in the weekend tournament. The Warriors wrestling talent was on display — not only did the team place first, it placed 98 points ahead o


Johnson lifts Edenton girls' basketball past Camden

CAMDEN — The Camden girls basketball team hoped to end a five-game losing streak Tuesday night and they fought hard doing so. The Lady Bruins played front runner for much of the game, but Albemarle Athletic Conference foe John A. Holmes clawed its way back for a tight 45-44 victory.