Aydlett, NC

River's Landing sewage woes: City: 2 apartments unfit for occupancy

Tenants in two apartments at River’s Landing were forced to spend Wednesday night at a local hotel after the city ruled the apartments were not fit for human habitation because of sewage that backed up into the units. Community Development Director Kellen Long said the city ruled the two units uninhabitable Wednesday after it was notified of the problem Tuesday afternoon by a tenant. Long said sewage backed up into...
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Bomb threats targeting colleges close COA campuses

College of The Albemarle campuses in Pasquotank, Chowan, Currituck and Dare counties were all evacuated and closed for more than two hours Thursday in response to a bomb threat. Around 1:55 p.m. Thursday, COA officials were notified by the Elizabeth City Police Department that emergency dispatchers had received a call threatening there was a bomb on one of the college’s campuses. The caller did not specify which campus, but based...
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Rivers: Reasons for Hicks' resignation unclear

Elizabeth City’s interim city manager has resigned for reasons that remain unclear. Mayor Kirk Rivers confirmed Thursday that interim City Manager Richard Hicks notified city officials Wednesday of his plan to resign on July 29. According to a memo Hicks sent to City Council, city department heads and the city attorney, Hicks said he was giving City Council 30 days notice of his intention to resign, which he said is...

Bomb threat reported College of Albemarle campus

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — The Elizabeth City Police Dept. got a call just before 2 p.m. that a bomb was found on a College of Albemarle (COA) campus. Police said the caller was not specific as to which campus; however, police said it was indicative that the threat was to either COA - Elizabeth City or COA – Dare.

Town of Kitty Hawk Fire District receives new rating after inspection

Property owners in Kitty Hawk could see a decrease in fire insurance premiums thanks to the improved rating by the North Carolina Department of Insurance/Office of the State Fire Marshal. On June 27, 2022 Commissioner of Insurance Mike Causey announced that the Kitty Hawk Fire Department had advanced its fire...

Corolla Wild Horse Fund introduces Crow, unannounced foal born in early spring

Excited to finally share a photo of the one remaining unannounced foal — meet Crow!. This colt was born in early spring but his parents very rarely come out of the marsh. They were on the beach Wednesday because the biting flies have been really bad. It was a pleasant surprise to see them out there and get some good pictures. We’ve been keeping track of him through supportive property owners who send photos and updates as they see him.

Town of Southern Shores files brief in support of mid-Currituck bridge construction

The Southern Shores Town Council drew together a coalition of neighboring municipalities and interested local organizations in support of construction of the long-delayed mid-Currituck bridge and authorized its town attorney to file an amicus brief in the appellate case now blocking construction of the bridge. The Town of Southern Shores issued a press release on June 23 announcing the filing of the brief.

Vacationing with the family: Stop meal wars before they start

We vacation with family. I'm not sure why. Of course, it's wonderful to spend all that quality time together stress-free, making memories, etc. And the reality is that I'm proud to say we've managed to avoid all-out war at the dinner table. I mean, it starts out like a bad joke: A diabetic, a red-meat-lover, a ground-beef hater, a dairy allergic and a gluten-free health nut walk into a condo. Forget politics. Just try feeding this crowd.

Kitty Hawk Police warn on jury duty scam

Kitty Hawk Police Department investigators have been made aware that scammers are calling local community members, posing as Kitty Hawk Law Enforcement, and telling them that they are being fined for missing jury duty. The Kitty Hawk Police Department does not enforce jury duty compliance, nor will we ever call you asking for payment information over the telephone for an enforcement action.

Ashton Colson, Jr.

Ashton “Skeeter” Colson, Jr., age 66, of New Hope, NC died on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Currituck Health and Rehabilitation Center in Barco, NC. Born in Pasquotank County, NC on January 13, 1956 to the late Ashton Colson, Sr. and Grace Etta Leonard Colson, Skeeter was a carpenter by trade and worked in construction.

East Lake Community meeting on proposed new Alligator River Bridge

Come join us on July 19th when representatives from NCDOT will be present to give us a presentation on the new proposed 2 Lane Alligator River Bridge. Be prepared with any questions you may have and be sure to pass the word and invite anyone who may have an interest to come out and join us.

BROTHERS James Melvin and Jefferson Glover celebratory exhibition at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery

The BROTHERS exhibit on display July and August at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery. ‘Visit with the Artists’ Reception July 10, from 2 to 4 pm. BROTHERS is the title of a celebratory exhibition in the West Wing and Alcove at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head. Featuring some 30 paintings by Outer Banks artists James Melvin and Jefferson Glover, the display results from conversations between the two about a joint exhibition and their presentation of the idea to Pat Eure at Glenn Eure’s Gallery.

Virginia man died after swimming off Nags Head

A GoFundMe campaign has been started for the family of Jeremy Neil Suess who died on Sunday, June 26 after an accident while swimming in the waters off Nags Head. According to his obituary, Suess, 50, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, grew up in North Springfield, Virginia and attended Thomas Jefferson High School. He attended college at James Madison University and continued his studies in Atlanta, where he received his certificate in Christian Counseling from the Psychological Studies Institute and his master’s degree in Counseling from Georgia State University.

As racial tensions heightened in Elizabeth City, these students decided to calm — and change — the culture at their charter school

Back in person after the pandemic with more students from nine different counties together in a new school building, and with racial tension in the school and community at a high point after the killing of Andrew Brown, this school allowed students to lead the way, building a school culture around respect and inclusivity. This series includes five student perspectives and two perspectives from the guidance counselors in their own words.

EC to celebrate art, independence Friday

Residents will get a chance Friday to celebrate both local artists and Independence Day at a combination First Friday ArtWalk and Family, Fun and Fireworks! Celebration. ArtWalk begins downtown at 4 p.m. and continues through 7 p.m. Family, Fun and Fireworks! Celebration activities get underway downtown and along the waterfront at 4 p.m. and will conclude with a fireworks show over the Pasquotank River starting at 9 p.m. A number of streets along the waterfront area will be closed to accommodate the celebration. ...

Patricia Bucknum Julian

On Monday, June 27th, 2022, Patricia Bucknum Julian, loving wife and mother of four children passed away at the age of 69. Pat was a force of nature and fiercely independent. She lived her life with and equal measure of compassion and conviction. To know her was to love her and if you were fortunate enough to be in her orbit you were loved like no other.