Pasquotank County, NC

Daily Advance

Suspend marches, help healing start

We continue to believe Andrew Brown Jr.’s fatal shooting by Pasquotank sheriff’s deputies two months ago deserves more legal scrutiny than it received from our district attorney. There has to be legal accountability for fatally shooting an unarmed man not known to be a violent threat, who wasn’t wanted for a violent crime, and whose only offense seems to have been not wanting to get arrested.
Pasquotank County, NCDaily Advance

EC artist Little's design chosen for BLM street mural in front of City Hall

City resident Michael Little has been selected to paint a Black Lives Matter street mural on Colonial Avenue in front of City Hall. Little was one of four artists who submitted proposals to paint the mural as part of the city’s Black Lives Matter Street Art Project. The project was approved by City Council following the shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr. by three Pasquotank sheriff’s deputies on April 21.
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Elizabeth City, NCDaily Advance

Joseph J. Armstrong

Joseph J. Armstrong ELIZABETH CITY - Homegoing Services for Joseph J. Armstrong will be Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 12 Noon at Faith Victory Christian Center. Dr. Larry Brown will give the eulogy and Pastor Gloria Brown will be officiating. Visitation will be Friday June 18, 2021 at Stallings Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Joseph J. Armstrong was born April 10, 1936 in Pasquotank County to the late James and Mahalia Armstrong. Joseph leaves to cherish his loving memories his wife of 51 years, Tammer Mae Armstrong. To this union 9 children were joined, three children preceded in death. Two girls, Robin Lowders (Charles) and Jonna Armstrong (Tony); four sons, Micheal Armstrong, Daniel Armstong, Melvin Burton (Glenda), Russell Burton; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
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Elizabeth City,

Coast Guard medevacs sick person from research trawler

ELIZABETH CITY, Pasquotank County — The Coast Guard medevaced a boater 17 miles offshore near the Virginia/North Carolina state line on Wednesday. Watchstanders at Sector North Carolina command center got a call at about 3:30 p.m. from a research trawler, saying a person aboard was experiencing severe abdominal pain. A...
Elizabeth City, NCDaily Advance

Attorney: In-person must mean public, too

Local government bodies that have resumed full meetings in person but are still barring the public from attending those meetings are operating in violation of the state’s Open Meetings Law, a North Carolina media attorney said this week. Beth Soja, an attorney with Steven Martin Vaughn & Tadych, which is...
Elizabeth City, NCDaily Advance

African American Experience launches on Juneteenth

A regional tourism initiative designed to connect people with Black heritage and historical sites will kick off Saturday. The African American Experience of Northeast North Carolina highlights the contributions of African Americans while encouraging a better understanding of the region’s cultural heritage. The digital program is a collaborative effort by...
Pasquotank County, NCDaily Advance

Meads Pool not opening this summer

After nine years of operating Meads Pool under a lease agreement with Pasquotank County, the nonprofit Alton E. Meads Recreation Center will not be opening the pool this year. Carl Ralph explained that the Alton E. Meads Recreation Center had concluded that it was not feasible to continue operating the pool under the existing lease agreement with the county, which began in 2011.
Elizabeth City, NCDaily Advance

Pasquotank Sheriff probes fraud case costing victim $2K

Assault on a female was reported June 1 in the 1200 block of Little River Drive, Elizabeth City. Investigating officer: J.C. Gray. Fraud, causing the loss of $2,000 in currency, was reported June 2 in the 900 block of Simpson Ditch Road, Elizabeth City. Investigating officer: B.J. McKecuen. Motor vehicle...
Elizabeth City,

The killing of Andrew Brown Jr.

Pasquotank County sheriff’s deputies shot and killed Brown in Elizabeth City in late April 2021. On the morning of April 21, 2021, seven Pasquotank county sheriff’s deputies went to the Elizabeth City residence of Andrew Brown Jr. to serve two arrest warrants and a search warrant. Within seconds of their arrival, Brown tried to flee and three officers fired, fatally shooting Brown.
Pasquotank County, NCDaily Advance

Brown rally speakers voice anger, resolve

Protesters of Andrew Brown Jr’s killing by Pasquotank County Sheriff’s deputies said Saturday they will continue protesting until they see justice for Brown and his family. The Rev. William Barber II told those gathered for a rally at Waterfront Park Saturday afternoon that the Moral Mondays marches he helped lead...
Elizabeth City, NCDaily Advance

Pasquotank commissioner committees to meet Monday

The Pasquotank Board of Commissioners’ Utilities Committee will meet in Courtroom C of the Pasquotank County Courthouse, Monday at 2:30 p.m. The board’s Finance Committee will meet at 4 p.m. and the board’s regular meeting will be at 6 p.m. The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Tourism Development Authority will host a...
Elizabeth City, NCDaily Advance

Pasquotank utilities panel to meet at courthouse Monday

The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Board of Education will hold committee meetings at the ECPPS administrative offices today at 5 p.m. The meeting can be livestreamed at The Pasquotank Board of Commissioners’ Utilities Committee will meet in Courtroom C of the Pasquotank County Courthouse, Monday at 2:30 p.m. The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank...
Camden County, NCDaily Advance

EC Rotary Club presents $2K scholarships to 12 grads

Twelve graduates from the Class of 2021 are $2,000 more prepared for college, thanks to $24,000 in scholarships presented earlier this week by the Elizabeth City Rotary Club. The Rotary Club presented $2,000 scholarships to 12 graduates from Camden and Pasquotank counties during the club’s weekly meeting at Towne South Church of Christ on Monday. The students were awarded one of seven scholarships the Rotary Club presented this year. The name of those scholarships, the recipients and the high schools the recipients attended are as follows:
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.