Elizabeth City, NCWITN

Arrested Elizabeth City protesters appear in court

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WITN) -Black Voters Matter and its partners packed the Pasquotank County Courthouse Thursday morning to demand all charges be dropped against protesters who have been arrested during demonstrations following the death of Andrew Brown Jr. Four of the protesters who have recently been arrested during a demonstration...
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Ahoskie, NCroanoke-chowannewsherald.com

Ahoskie Council approves new budget

AHOSKIE – With little discussion, the Ahoskie Town Council unanimously approved the town’s operating budget for FY 2021-22 here Tuesday evening at their regularly scheduled meeting. Town Manager Kerry McDuffie presented a General Fund budget in the amount of $5,873,225. He emphasized that the budget maintains the current property tax...
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Elizabeth City, NCDaily Advance

Independent's Saunders to be featured in Cropsey exhibit

For the town of Elizabeth City, the year 1908 brought with it the publication of its first private newspaper, The Independent. With an overall mission of supporting clean and fair government, no story went untold, and no powerful individual was safe from being exposed within the pages of the newspaper.
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Judge pauses loan forgiveness program for farmers of color

MILWAUKEE — (AP) — A federal judge has halted a loan forgiveness program for farmers of color in response to a lawsuit alleging the program discriminates against white farmers. U.S. District Judge William Griesbach in Milwaukee issued a temporary restraining order Thursday suspending the program for socially disadvantaged farmers and...
Gates County, NCroanoke-chowannewsherald.com

Gates County native earns rank of Brigadier General

FORT SILL, OK – For Brig. Gen. Richard Harrison the new stars on his uniform were a direct tie to his interest in serving others while he was growing up in Sunbury, North Carolina. Harrison, the commandant of the Air Defense Artillery School, chief of ADA here, became a new...
Elizabeth City, NCwcti12.com

State autopsy report of Andrew Brown Jr. released

ELIZABETH CITY, Pasquotank County — The NC state medical examiner's autopsy report on Andrew Brown Jr. has been released. Brown was shot in Elizabeth City on April 21, minutes after Pasquotank County Sheriff's Deputies arrived to serve an arrest warrant on drug-related charges. The report noted that Brown was killed...
Pasquotank County, NCouterbanksvoice.com

Battle over Brown body cam video may be over

The legal battle over the body camera footage that was a central issue in the fatal shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. by Pasquotank County Deputies may be over without a public release of the video. The April 21 shooting occurred in front of Brown’s Elizabeth City home while he was...
Gates County, NCroanoke-chowannewsherald.com

Gates County felon locked up on weapon charge

RALEIGH – Anthony Eugene Kee of Hobbsville was sentenced here June 10 to 18 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a felon. Kee pled guilty to the charge during a court proceeding on March 4. According to court documents and statements made during hearings, the Gates County...
Elizabeth City, NCDaily Advance

County to give Boys and Girls Club, SOULS money from sale of former ECMS

Pasquotank County will give the Boys & Girls Club and the SOULS feeding program a portion of the proceeds from the anticipated sale of the former Elizabeth City Middle School. County commissioners voted earlier this week to give the Boys & Girls Club $150,000 and SOULS $10,000 from the sale, which is expected to bring the county $420,000.
Washington County, NCWITN

Washington County baby in need of bone marrow transplant

CRESWELL, N.C. (WITN) - When her daughter Danielle was born with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID), a rare disease that compromises the immune system, Christina Wallace worked tirelessly to keep her alive. “We thought we were going to lose her because they said she won’t make it past 2 years without...
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Man found shot to death lying in the grass in Elizabeth City

A man was found shot to death early Wednesday lying near a creek that flows through Elizabeth City. Police found Daquan Mercer, 21, lying unresponsive in an open grassy area close to Charles Creek, between Herrington Drive and B Street, at 1:10 a.m., according to a release from the Elizabeth City Police Department. Mercer had been shot several times, the release said. Anyone with information ...