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Friday, October 19, 2018
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Sheriff hopefuls debate safer schools, opioid crisis

October 19, 2018

Protecting schools, fighting theft, and continuing efforts against opioid abuse were among the issues the candidates for sheriff in Pasquotank and Camden counties took on during a forum Tuesday night in Elizabeth City.

The forum featured Pasquotank sheriff candidates Tommy Wooten, a Republican, and…


Phelps stands by comments on school safety

October 19, 2018

Senate District 1 candidate Cole Phelps is standing by his comments that metal detectors and more school resource officers are not “the answer” to ensuring school safety — remarks that his opponent has turned into campaign attacks against him.

State Rep. Bob Steinburg's campaign…


MACU prof helping uncover story of 6th century church

October 19, 2018

More than 1,400 years ago, nestled between hills in arid, northern Jordan, a church like few others welcomed travelers of faith.

Mid-Atlantic Christian University professor Robert Smith has spent the last 30 years learning its story.

Smith discussed the continuing excavation of the Abila pilgrimage…


Currituck campaigners to face new restrictions

October 18, 2018

CURRITUCK — The days of passing out cooked food to voters outside the polling station at the Currituck Board of Elections Office are apparently over.

A ban on cooking or preparing food on county property during one-stop voting was one of the new restrictions green-lighted by the Currituck…