Remembering the day the Mayflower sunk

It was early summer 1899 in Plymouth, and when people got together in the warm, humid evenings for homemade ice cream, they complained about the mosquitoes and raved about the barbecue that Enoch Weaver had cooked a couple of weeks earlier at the Washington County centennial celebration. Some of the...
Elizabeth City, NCDaily Advance

Biggs Cadillac, Buick, and GMC Trucks Becomes Railroad Club Sponsor

The Biggs Cadillac, Buick, and GMC Trucks dealership in Elizabeth City has become the first sponsor of the Albemarle Railroad Club. According to Richard “Rick” Durren, the general manager and vice president, “Biggs is proud to be the first local business to step up and support these serious hobbyists.” Model railroading has interested Durren for years, including having an operating train set in the dealership showroom.
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South Mills, NCDaily Advance

Vessel christened in honor of Dismal Swamp Canal ambassador

SOUTH MILLS — Lock master Robert Peek was known as the ambassador and unofficial historian to the Dismal Swamp Canal. Peek, 53, passed away in October, but a vessel named in his honor Wednesday will ensure his presence on the canal for many years. The motor vessel Peek was christened...
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Elizabeth City, NCArkansas Online

Police shooting at vehicles under scrutiny

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. -- Many police departments across the U.S. strictly limit officers' shooting at moving vehicles because they consider the practice ineffective and not worth the risk to human life. But dozens of shootings still occur each year -- with deadly results -- because many departments continue to give...
Edenton, NCDaily Advance

Blessing of the Boats

Blessing of the Boats on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at the Edenton breakwater. About 20 boats of all sizes participated in the annual event, hosted by Edenton Yacht Club.
Pasquotank County, NCDaily Advance

History meets history: Model T Club tours Pasquotank

While the classic American-made cars are the focus, it is family and friendship that make this Ford Model T club so fun, its members say. “It really is an activity that is wonderful for the entire family,” said Carol Cobb, who with her husband Matt, joined the Albemarle Area Chapter of the Ford Model T Club International for a tour of the area Saturday, April 17.
Pasquotank County, NCDaily Advance

15 Model Ts to tour Pasquotank Saturday

Usually they are the sole object of historical interest. But on Saturday, local historical landmarks and venues like the Nell Cropsey House and Museum of the Albemarle will share the spotlight when 15 Model T Fords visit Pasquotank County. Fifteen members of the Albemarle Area Chapter of Model T Ford...
Hertford, NCDaily Advance

Hertford S-Bridge to be closed for new bridge work

HERTFORD — The contractor building the new S-Bridge in Hertford and state transportation workers will again close the current S-bridge on Tuesday to complete work on the new span. McLean Contracting and DOT plan to close the current bridge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Perquimans Emergency Management said Monday.
Elizabeth City, NCDaily Advance

Biggs to join Nissan by adding e-vehicles to inventory

Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC plans to begin selling electric vehicles next year, joining Nissan of Elizabeth City which has offered the electric-powered Leaf for more than a decade. “We’re going to be the trendsetter,” Rick Durren, vice president of the dealership, said of adding electric vehicles to the selection at...
Elizabeth City, NCDaily Advance

City to buy mobile command vehicle

Elizabeth City is getting a mobile command bus earlier than anticipated. City Council voted unanimously Monday to spend $40,000 buying a 2004 Holiday Rambler Endeavor recreational vehicle that will be used jointly by the city’s police, fire, public utilities and electric departments. It will cost an additional $40,000 to upfit...

‘Guns Down, Bikes Up’

AHOSKIE – Thursday, March 4 was to be a special day in the young life of Vashaun Tremaine Smith Jr. The outside linebacker for the Hertford County High School Bears was scheduled to begin his senior season that night, joining his teammates on a trip across the state line to pay a non-conference visit to Southampton County (VA) High School in the delayed opener for both teams due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Elizabeth City, NCDaily Advance

Albemarle EMC awarded grant for car-charging station

Albemarle Electric Membership Corporation plans to install a charging station for electric vehicles at the McDonald’s in Elizabeth City’s Tanglewood shopping center. The cost of the station is being covered by a $74,534 rebate through the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality. Division officials recently announced the first rebates for “Level 2 charging projects” that are being funded by the NC Volkswagen Mitigation Settlement Program.
Hertford, NCWITN

Hertford bridge closing for one day Saturday

HERTFORD, N.C. (WITN) - A Hertford bridge is closing this Saturday for one day. NCDOT and McLean Contracting will close the S-Bridge in Hertford on Saturday, February 27, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Crews are closing the bridge to bring in a concrete pump truck in the existing roadway...
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Plymouth Prowler: A Modern Day Rendition Of A 1930’s Era Hot Rod

This car was made with big risks in mind, making it an excellent collectible!. Chrysler's design and international director Thomas C. Gale has a true affection for 1930s-era hot rods. In fact, at one time he built a Hemi V8 powered, 1933 Ford highboy roadster that was featured in at least one publication. Regardless of which came first, his roadster or the Plymouth Prowler, it’s obvious that Gale couldn’t get enough of the open-wheel hot rod design and wanted to improve up on it with a more modern version.
Hertford County,

HC Emergency Management adds boat to its service fleet

WINTON – Hertford County Emergency Management has added a 21-foot boat to its service fleet. Chris Smith, the county’s Emergency Management Director, said the boat – a 2006 Parker Deep V – was put into service last month. He added that the boat was formerly used by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
Elizabeth City, NCDaily Advance

Colony Tire pays $152K in employee back wages

An automotive tires sales and services company has paid more than $150,000 in back wages to its employees, including workers at its Edenton locations. Colony Tire and Service, which has a corporate office and a sales and service center in Edenton, has paid $152,109 in unpaid overtime to 248 employees, according to a U.S. Department of Labor news release issued Monday.
Washington County,

Marine's give away bikes for Christmas

Members of Washington County’s local U.S. Marine Corp help youngsters take home their very own bike during the organization’s annual Christmas bike giveaway Friday, December 18, in front of the 201 West Water Street’s Vanguard Educational Institute. Each year the group provides a number of bikes to low-income families ahead of the Christmas holiday with cooperation fromother charitable groups. (Staff photo by Arthur Howell)
Elizabeth City, NCDaily Advance

Car parades way to spread holiday cheer to homebound

Here’s a fun and easy way to reach out to your homebound friends this Christmas: Be a parade of one, two or three cars!. Just imagine what your parade would mean to a loved one who has been homebound this year. Be a solo parade, or invite your Sunday School class, high school friends, or family to join.