VectorCSP Receives DHS Small Business Achievement Award

(Elizabeth City, NC, April 30, 2018) – VectorCSP, headquartered in downtown Elizabeth City, North Carolina, was one of just two Coast Guard support businesses, out of more than 2,000 Department of Homeland Security contractors, to win the Department’s Small Business Achievement Award. DHS honored the company last week for its superior work with the U.S. […]

Community Partners Launch Retire In EC Campaign

This month, Elizabeth City community partners are launching a new advertising campaign, video and website,, with a clear message for retirees – Elizabeth City is a great place to visit and an even better place to live. With a focus on drawing more people to the area for retirement and second careers, the Retire […]

Eight-screen Cineplex Coming to Elizabeth City

Next year, Elizabeth City residents will have their choice of eight gigantic screens for watching just-released studio films as plans for a new multiplex cinema continue to unfold. Earlier this year, Albemarle Theatres LLC proposed the development of a $10 million Cineplex at City Center West during city and county public hearings. In February, both […]

Plans for Weatherly Building Underway

James Flanigan has sweet plans for Elizabeth City’s historic Weatherly Candy Factory Building. At a Committee of 100 meeting in January, he outlined to local business leaders how he and his partners at J.D. Lewis Construction Management of Richmond will convert the waterfront building and two adjacent buildings into 40-plus upscale modern loft apartments. “We […]

Spring Newsletter

Meet COA President Dr. Robert Wynegar

Last spring, Dr. Robert Wynegar and his wife drove their RV across the country, with dogs in tow, from Nevada to North Carolina. Their destination: College of The Albemarle (COA) in Elizabeth City, where Wynegar reported to work as its new president in April. His resume includes leadership roles with Western Nevada College; Hillsborough Community […]

Fall Newsletter

A Familiar Face Leads Base Elizabeth City

During a change-of-command ceremony on June 23, 2017, Randy F. Meador was installed as Commander of U.S. Coast Guard Base Elizabeth City, overseeing six tenant commands that coordinate and provide regional mission support activities within the Fifth Coast Guard District. As a kid growing up in Duncanville, Texas, Meador didn’t frequent the Gulf beaches, nor […]

Luxury Limo and Coach Service Rolls into Town

Legacy Limousine and Luxury Coaches relocated its high-end bus and charter bus service from Hampton Roads to Elizabeth City earlier this quarter, arriving in style at the Pasquotank County Commerce Park. Founder and CEO Chris Johnson wanted a spacious, accessible location to grow his company, with ample room for designing, building, renovating and customizing executive […]

Elizabeth City’s New Haunt, Ghost Harbor Brewing Co. Opening Soon

Local beer aficionados can soon sip a locally crafted brew fresh from the tap when Elizabeth City’s first microbrewery opens late this fall in the downtown area. Thomas and Tabitha Reese, owners of the new Ghost Harbor Brewing Co., are looking to attract those with a taste for craft beer and newcomers who may be […]