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Community activist elected Elizabeth City mayor

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) — The community activist who helped lead protests after the death of Andrew Brown Jr. in April 2021 has been elected mayor of Elizabeth City. Kirk Rivers, the mayor-elect, is a former Elizabeth City council member. Rivers received more than fifty percent of the vote. Following Brown’s death, Rivers led days […]
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Racial justice advocates see wins in Elizabeth City elections

In Elizabeth City, activists have waited more than a year to get to the ballot box. On Tuesday, they made their voices heard, electing candidates up and down the city's council. "I'm overjoyed that change is coming," said Keith Rivers, president of the Pasquotank County NAACP. "That there are more...
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Center is nearly ready

A new health provider should be seeing patients in downtown Plymouth – and serving students in county schools — before the summer is over, according to the head of the nonprofit that’s delivering the new clinic. Michael McDuffie says reconstruction of the Adams Street facility is virtually...
PLYMOUTH, NC
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Mobile clinic ready to serve northeastern North Carolina counties

Monarch, in partnership with Trillium Health Resources, will launch its Mobile Integrated Care Clinic on Monday, May 23 offering mental health and substance use disorder services to communities within Gates, Halifax, Nash and Northampton counties. The Mobile Integrated Care Clinic will visit community locations within Gates, Halifax, Nash and Northampton...
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, NC
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Junior League of Columbia swears in first African-American President

Local entrepreneur and community leader Rania Jamison made history in front of a standing room only crowd last night when she was sworn in as the first African-American President of the Junior League of Columbia. “The last few years have dealt us all some serious blows,” Jamison said. “Now we...
COLUMBIA, NC
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College of the Albemarle holds 19th annual Medical Assisting Pinning

College of The Albemarle (COA) celebrated four Medical Assisting graduates in a pinning ceremony held Monday, May 9, 2022, in the Performing Arts Center at COA – Elizabeth City. During the ceremony, the graduates received their pins, participated in a candle lighting ceremony and recited the Medical Assisting Creed....
ELIZABETH CITY, NC
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Richard E. Coston, Jr. of Elizabeth City, May 16

Richard “Dick” Coston, Jr., age 81, of Elizabeth City, NC passed away peacefully after a short illness on May 16, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. Dick was predeceased by his parents; a daughter, Michele; and three grandchildren, David, Amy, and Ashley. Dick is survived by...
ELIZABETH CITY, NC
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Ross Allen Wilson of Camden, May 14

Ross Allen Wilson, age 65, of Camden, NC passed away on Saturday May 14, 2022. He was the loving husband of Joretta Nissen Wilson. He was born in the small town of Merwin, MO on March 13, 1957 to the late Archie Leon Wilson and Edith Lillian Aleshire Wilson. He spent his adolescence in the back country, where he developed a love for hunting and fishing with his brothers Roger Wilson, Darrel Wilson, and sister Elaine Tshudi, all of MO. In 1981 he joined the US Navy serving 6 years, 2 of which were spent on the flightdeck of USS Nassua. After leaving the Navy he worked developing his carpentry skills which eventually led him to his final position as the lead contract carpenter of over 20 years at the Coast Guard Base in Elizabeth City, NC.
CAMDEN, NC
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Chapel Hill celebrates 100-year-old matriarch

Chapel Hill Missionary Baptist Church’s congregation came together in a big way Saturday, May 14, celebrating an early birthday for their longest-serving matriarch, 100-year-old Jonnie Mae McClees. For close to a century, the Columbia resident has attended and served Chapel Hill as a dedicated deaconess. During that considerable amount...
CHAPEL HILL, NC
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Teacher of the Week: Scarlett Lyon

CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) -This week’s Teacher of the Week for May 18 is Scarlett Lyon from Early College East High School. Originally from Columbia, N.C., Lyon graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics with Teaching Licensure, Bachelors of Science in Environmental Policy and Management with a minor in Economics. She was also a North Carolina Teaching Fellow.
CRAVEN COUNTY, NC
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T&D Region heat to be near record

The T&D Region will bake under the hottest temperatures so far this spring as the mercury is forecast to climb to about 99 degrees both Thursday and Friday under sunny skies. "We have an upper-level ridge building over the Carolinas tomorrow and Friday and really warm temperatures with near-record highs are expected," Columbia National Weather Service Meteorologist Hunter Coleman said. "It is not uncommon to have mid to upper 90s in the middle to the end of May."
COLUMBIA, NC
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Manteo soccer squad defeats Camden, moves on in playoffs

The Manteo High School girls soccer team opened the state playoffs on May 16 with a convincing 9-0 victory over visiting Camden. Cecilia Lowe and Kenzie Flynn paced the attack with 4 goals each. The squad improved its overall season record to 15-4 and will now host South Granville Wednesday, May 18th, at 5 pm in second-round action.
MANTEO, NC
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CJ Liverman Jr.

Comillos Jackson “CJ” Liverman Jr., 84, of Columbia, died Monday, May 16, 2022, at his home. CJ was born in Tyrrell County on February 26, 1938, to the late Comillos J. Sr. and Lillie Swindell Liverman. He was married to the former Starlyn Comstock, who survives. CJ was...
COLUMBIA, NC
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Marching for peace

Concerned citizens and activists took to the streets of Plymouth for the second time to advocate for social justice and call for an end to police brutality. Over a dozen citizens turned out Thursday evening with signs emblazoned with calls to action. Originally, the event was planned as a procession...
PLYMOUTH, NC
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Ross Allen Wilson

Ross Allen Wilson, age 65, of Camden, NC passed away on Saturday May 14, 2022. He was the loving husband of Joretta Nissen Wilson. He was born in the small town of Merwin, MO on March 13, 1957 to the late Archie Leon Wilson and Edith Lillian Aleshire Wilson. He spent his adolescence in the back country, where he developed a love for hunting and fishing with his brothers Roger Wilson, Darrel Wilson, and sister Elaine Tshudi, all of MO. In 1981 he joined the US Navy serving 6 years, 2 of which were spent on the flightdeck of USS Nassua. After leaving the Navy he worked developing his carpentry skills which eventually led him to his final position as the lead contract carpenter of over 20 years at the Coast Guard Base in Elizabeth City, NC.
ELIZABETH CITY, NC
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