Officials with the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools are revisiting whether local law enforcement agencies should have access to live feeds of security cameras at the schools.All campuses of ECPPS — except for Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Early College, which is located on the second floor of a building on the main campus of College of The Albermarle —are equipped with security camera systems.Funding to pay for the security cameras was raised through a community effort spearheaded by restaurant owners Andy and Karin Montero beginning in 2013 on the heels of the deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut in December... [Read More]
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Letters and Priority Mail boxes would be affected, if the USPS price increase goes into affect.        ... [Read More]
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A Gastonia man who joined the sex offender registry after he sexually assaulted a child was arrested Wednesday after allegedly visiting a Gaston County middle school.Jesse Alex Yelton was at Southwest Middle School on Friday, sheriff's deputies say. As a sex offender, Yelton is barred from going to places primarily intended for the care or supervision of minors.The 32-year-old joined the registry following his conviction in York County, South Carolina, in 2005, when he committed a lewd act on a... [Read More]
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With the effects of Hurricane Michael likely to sweep across the Carolinas, Gaston County Schools announced there will be no school Thursday.The closure extends to all activities, including parent conferences and sports, the school system announced.The storm made landfall in Florida on Wednesday with winds exceeding 150 mph. National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Kimball said Gaston County could get 4-6 inches of rain from the storm. [Read More]
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Jamestown Sun You tentatively walk down the broad wooden stairs to the basement of the historic 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse. You're faced with the dilemma of which way to go: a dungeon... [Read More]