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Southern Shores removes traffic barricades for holiday

Town acknowledges some traffic mitigation efforts have failed. The Town of Southern Shores has announced it will be removing all traffic barricades for the big July 4 holiday weekend. That decision comes amid the town’s acknowledgement that this season’s efforts at traffic mitigation have not produced the desired results.
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Fun, Family & Fireworks!:

People started gathering near the Elizabeth City waterfront early Friday afternoon for what local officials said would be an impressive early Fourth of July fireworks show. Kevin Wetzel of Wetzel Pyrotechnics of Currituck County and six other employees started loading almost 1,300 shells late Friday afternoon that were scheduled to launched at 9 p.m. for 40-minute display over the Pasquotank River. In addition to the fireworks, the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Parks...

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...

College of the Albemarle campuses evacuated Thursday following bomb threat

The Elizabeth City Police Department received a call at approximately 1:55 pm on Thursday, June 30th, that a bomb was located on a College of The Albemarle (COA) campus. The caller was not specific as to which campus; however, based on the information received, it was indicative that the threat could be referring to COA – Elizabeth City or COA – Dare.

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...

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...

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.

Steinburg secures $12.5M for COA simulation center

State Sen. Bob Steinburg said Wednesday that he has secured about half of the money that College of The Albemarle needs to build a health sciences simulation center for its nursing program on the college’s Elizabeth City campus. Steinburg, R-Chowan, said $12.5 million was added to the $27.9 billion adjusted state budget that General Assembly leaders agreed to on Tuesday. COA said in May that the health sciences simulation center is expected to cost around $25 million. ...

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.

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.

Burns' fame as 'Mr. Biscuits' rising at Belcross Biscuit

CAMDEN — Whether it’s his scrumptious strawberry biscuits or mouthwatering buttermilk biscuits, it’s evident why people are starting to call Jeff Burns “Mr. Biscuits.” Burns and his wife, Cherylyn, are the new owners of what formerly was Belcross Bake Shoppe at 269 U.S. Highway 158 East in Camden. They took over ownership of the bakery in May and renamed it the Belcross Biscuit Company. Besides signature creations like blueberry bourbon...

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...

Patricia C. Mills

Patricia (Pat) C. Mills passed away on June 28, 2022 at the age of 88. She was born in Schenectady, NY on December 10, 1933, and was the youngest of four daughters, to the late Alphonse and Katherine (Murphy) Boisvert. Pat was an amazing wife, mom, grandmother, and friend. She...
Government Technology

Elizabeth City State University to Offer Online Drone School

(TNS) — A historically Black state university more than five hours away is expanding its four-year aviation degree online to students in Mecklenburg County and the surrounding areas. Elizabeth City State University — which offers the state’s only degree program for aviation science and unmanned aircraft systems, also known...