Elizabeth City Feels Like Home for Retired U.S. Coast Guard Couple

Meet the Campbells Throughout Don Campbell’s 33 years with the U.S. Coast Guard, he and his wife, Bette Lou, have moved seven times, calling five places home: Fort Myers Beach, New Orleans, Clearwater, Los Angeles and Elizabeth City. When it came time to retire, it was fitting that they made their permanent home where Don […]

Love Strikes Twice for Elizabeth City Retirees

Meet the McNamaras For Geoff and Jody McNamara, it was love at first sight. As young professionals working in Fairfax, Va., they met on a blind date in 1987. He worked for the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Service as a fire medic. She was finance manager at the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. Maybe it […]

Elizabeth City Perfect Spot for Second Career

Meet the Bruderles A second career can be oh so rewarding, as Pete Bruderle will tell you. Nearly 30 years into a successful financial career, working and traveling the globe as a CFO, he left it behind in 2006 to teach high school math. Eight years later, he and his wife Sally made another life-changing […]

“A Wonderful Life” in Elizabeth City

Meet the Madrins Following busy careers that kept them working long hours and on the go, Beverly and Buddy Madrin relocated from Raleigh to Elizabeth City 13 years ago to retire. Theirs hasn’t been a golf-in-the-morning and cocktails-at-sunset kind of retirement, however. Between their volunteer commitments and extracurricular interests, the vivacious couple continues to keep […]

Love of Books and Films Inspire Publicist Simone Cooper

As the head of her self-named public relations firm, Simone Cooper keeps a busy schedule. Last year, her work with authors, media companies and artists had her traveling to New York City at least once a month. And when she’s not working, Cooper devotes her spare time to planning and overseeing Elizabeth City’s Mariners’ Wharf […]

Allison Cianciulli likes being in the “happy business.” Find out why.

Elizabeth City residents who have planned a wedding, celebrated an anniversary or selected fine china have probably shopped at Selig’s. And if they’ve shopped at Selig’s, chances are they are now good friends with its amiable proprietress Allison Cianciulli. In 2003, she purchased the long-time jewelry story that dates to 1882. She has since transformed […]

Audra Marx Blends Beans and Business Savvy for Coffeehouse Success

Meet Audra Marx. She and her husband, John, own two businesses in downtown Elizabeth City: Muddy Waters Coffee House, a hip and happening place to nab a great cup of coffee and good conversation, and SoHo Organic Market, specializing in organic and gluten-free products and craft beers. Find out why this Elizabeth City native decided […]

Meet NextGen Center’s Kyle T. Snyder

In early May, the North Carolina State University’s Institute for Transportation Research and Education announced the hiring of Kyle T. Snyder as the first permanent director for the NextGen Air Transportation Center. Snyder comes to the Center from Middle Tennessee State University, where he launched and managed that school’s Unmanned Air Systems program. EC|PCEDC E-News […]

U.S. Coast Guard Employee Went from Apprentice to Work Leader in Record Time

Boosting the readiness of its MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter fleet has been a top priority for the U.S. Coast Guard since it implemented its Medium Range Recovery Helicopter conversion project, or T-Mod Conversion, in 2007.Overhauling the Jayhawks and installing new avionics suites, that include a communications package and sensor system, will enhance the capabilities of the […]

TCOM Electronics Technicians Keep Company’s Aerostats Flying High

Inside an enormous hangar that once launched World War II Navy blimps, TCOM, L.P. manufactures and assembles airships and the lofty aerostats that are used for air defense systems and surveillance around the world. A key to the Elizabeth City, N.C. operation is an inventory of fine-tuned machines—and the technicians who keep them running. Bradley […]