August 13, 2018

ELIZABETH CITY — North Carolina's prison inmates will now face harsher penalties for assaulting prison employees, N.C. Director of Prisons Kenneth Lassiter said Friday.

In an interview with The Daily Advance, Lassiter explained inmates will face longer periods of restrictive housing and loss…

August 13, 2018

ELIZABETH CITY — Dennis Daniels has become the new head of Pasquotank Correctional Institution, while his predecessor has been quietly demoted in the wake of a deadly escape attempt at the prison last year.

N.C. Director of Prisons Kenneth Lassiter appointed Daniels as interim administrator…

Dennis Daniels Interim Pasquotank Prison Administrator

August 13, 2018

It was a day for hugs, a few tears and recognition of the sacrifices made by military families.

One hundred sixty men and women from the Winterville North Carolina Army National Guard's 514th Military Police Company said goodbye to friends and family at a deployment ceremony on Sunday morning at…


August 13, 2018

From paddling with pool noodles to leaping in mid-air with frisbees in their mouths, dogs young and old, large and small, made a huge splash during the Greenville Recreation and Park’s annual doggie pool party on Sunday at the Greenville Recreation and Park community pool. 

The pool,…


August 13, 2018


Soup kitchens

The Community Outreach Soup Kitchen, 3492 Walnut St., Farmville, serves meals from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The service is carried out by local volunteers from churches and individuals and is totally supported by donations from the community. Call Janet Heath…


August 13, 2018

ROCKY MOUNT — After 50 years of shepherding students safely through traffic around two Rocky Mount schools, Dornella Joyner has retired as a school crossing guard.

Joyner, 78, began her career at O.R. Pope School before it was integrated with Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools. After 44…


August 13, 2018

WINDSOR — Billy Smithwick opened the door to a rustic house built 13 feet 6 inches above the mucky swamp.

A cypress tree nearly 2 feet in diameter grew right through the middle of the single room.

“The rubber boot down there keeps the varmints out and the rubber boot up there keeps the…


August 13, 2018

ELIZABETH CITY — If you have never prepared your pizza crust with cauliflower, North Carolina Cooperative Extension agents have a surprise for you.

Cauliflower and wheat flower are nutritional alternatives to the white flower used to prepare the traditional pizza crust.

Extension agents from…


August 13, 2018

Oh, what a relief it is.

Local residents who flock to the Town Common for its playground, riverside view, food trucks, concerts, yoga or fishing now have a permanent restroom facility to utilize. 

According to Gary Fenton, Recreation and Parks Director, the new bathroom facilities were…

August 12, 2018

Experts touted the health benefits and and cultural importance of breastfeeding at a conference last week.

The N.C. Lactation Consultants Association brought together the state’s public health professionals at the Eastern Area Health Education Center in Greenville during World Breastfeeding…

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