August 17, 2019

The first group of students in College of The Albemarle’s new associate degree program in emergency medical science have varied backgrounds and experience levels.

While most of the dozen students enrolled already are certified as either an emergency medical technician or paramedic and have…

August 17, 2019

The Pasquotank County Courthouse is a place of justice, but also one of history and memory.

To those latter ends, local judges and lawyers gathered Friday morning to dedicate a long-awaited portrait to Resident Superior Court Judge C. Everett Thompson, who led a short but distinguished career until…


August 17, 2019

State Sen. Bob Steinburg said during a visit to Elizabeth City State University’s newly renovated Khan Planetarium Friday that recent positive developments in enrollment, facilities and programs at ECSU are “like a dream come true.”

The state-of-the-art planetarium facility is…


August 17, 2019

The Elizabeth City Police Department responded to a complaint from former City Councilor Michael Brooks on Friday, rejecting his account of a traffic stop in which he claimed an officer acted unprofessionally toward him.

Brooks criticized the officer, whom he did not name, during the public comment…

August 16, 2019

The Albemarle Area United Way raised more than $450,000 in 2019 — knocking its fundraising goal out of the park, AAUW Executive Director Bill Blake announced during the nonprofit’s annual Campaign Kickoff and Awards Luncheon on Thursday.

The total blew past the AAUW’s goal of $350,…


August 16, 2019

If you are a TV watcher, do not recycle today’s paper before setting aside the new What 2 Watch guide.

The 10-page entertainment guide starting on B1 contains all the daytime and primetime programming charts for the greater Elizabeth City area in one place. The seven-day guide will be…

August 16, 2019

Droves of students returned to the College of The Albemarle on Thursday, the first day of the fall semester for the 2019-20 school year.

A warm day with intermittent clouds made for a relaxing atmosphere at the Elizabeth City campus, where students spoke with The Daily Advance between classes.…


August 15, 2019

A church congregation in southern Pasquotank County is in mourning following the death of its pastor in a motorcycle accident less than two miles from the church Wednesday night.

The Rev. Calvin Preston Pitchford, 60, of the 4000 block of Timmerman Drive, Elizabeth City, died in a single-vehicle…


August 15, 2019

EDENTON — Edenton mayoral candidate Jacqueline Hardy-Lassiter insisted this week that she’s a town resident — and therefore eligible to run in this fall’s election — even though Chowan County records indicate her husband lives outside the town limits.


August 15, 2019

MOYOCK — The Currituck Board of Education rejected this week a controversial proposal to reassign some 60 Moyock Elementary School students to Shawboro Elementary in the wake of overwhelming public opposition.

An estimated 125 people attended a special meeting of the Currituck Board of…

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