Elizabeth City, North Carolina

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related programs

spotting during World War II, helping to minimize losses to East Coast shipping. http: www.elizcity.com weeksnas A joint public-private airpark adjacent to the Coast Guard base is in the planning stages. Intended to make Elizabeth City a premier hub of the aviation industry, the airpark hopes to attract major tenants as well as the Aviation Science programs of Elizabeth City State University and related programs by the College of the Albemarle. Arts and culture


related activities

Davis , a justice on the Federal Court of Appeals, was born in Elizabeth City, as was John C. B. Ehringhaus, governor of North Carolina from 1933-1937 and for whom Ehringhaus Street, a major thoroughfare, is named. thumb National Potato Peeling Contest, one of several potato-related activities at the festival (File:NC Potato Festival 2010.jpg) During the same era, nine-ball legend Luther Lassiter was born in Elizabeth City


record speed

at Elizabeth City Shipyard-2Nov1942.jpg thumb Submarine chaser SC-708 under construction at Elizabeth City Shipyard. The shipyard not only built the most subchasers for the US Navy (30 out of 438) but also holds the record speed for construction of said class, with SC-740 laid down in only thirty days. thumb SC-1280 was one of thirty subchasers built at the Elizabeth City Shipyard. (File:SC-1280-Elizabeth City Shipyard.jpg) Such new opportunities established Elizabeth City as a thriving


lively local

Fair Shopping Elizabeth City's shopping districts are generally centered on the Historic Downtown CBD (Central Business District), the Ehringhaus Street US 17 Business (U.S. Route 17 in North Carolina) strip, Hughes Boulevard US 17, or the newest outgrowth, the City Center West Halstead Boulevard Extended Weeksville Road NC 344 (North Carolina Highway 344) corridor. *'''Historic Downtown Elizabeth City''' Home to small Mom-and-Pop shops, lively local restaurants


water based

deep-water port whose varied industries as lumbering, shipbuilding, grain, fish and oyster processing, together once made the city a formidable regional economic center rivaling that of Norfolk, Virginia, and Baltimore, Maryland. With the 1881 establishment of the Elizabeth City and Norfolk Railroad, later renamed the Norfolk Southern Railway (Norfolk Southern Railway (1942–82)), water-based shipping was rendered less relevant, with many of the waterside industries relocating


current large

the current large Norfolk Southern Railway System. The railroad resumed using "Chocowinity" to designate the location in 1970, after railway telegraphs were replaced with voice communications via 2-way radios. is a town in Perquimans County, North Carolina Perquimans County , North Carolina, United States. The population was 2,185 at the 2008 census. It is the county seat of Perquimans County, North


technical training

Station Elizabeth City is the largest United States Coast Guard Air Station in the nation, and home to five commands - Air Station Elizabeth City, Aircraft Repair and Supply Center, Aviation Technical Training Center, Support Center Elizabeth City, and Small Boat Station Elizabeth City - as well as the off-base

National Strike Force Coordination Center located in northern Elizabeth City. Recently incorporated into the United States Department of Homeland Security, the base, along with a host of defense contractors anchored by DRS Technologies, provide a host of local jobs and maintains an influx of Coast Guard and industry employees from all around the country. The USCG Air Station and the Aviation Technical Training Center (ATTC) in Elizabeth City were featured in numerous scenes of the 2006


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Fair Shopping Elizabeth City's shopping districts are generally centered on the Historic Downtown CBD (Central Business District), the Ehringhaus Street US 17 Business (U.S. Route 17 in North Carolina) strip, Hughes Boulevard US 17, or the newest outgrowth, the City Center West Halstead Boulevard Extended Weeksville Road NC 344 (North Carolina Highway 344) corridor. *'''Historic Downtown Elizabeth City''' Home to small Mom-and-Pop shops, lively local restaurants


science programs

spotting during World War II, helping to minimize losses to East Coast shipping. http: www.elizcity.com weeksnas A joint public-private airpark adjacent to the Coast Guard base is in the planning stages. Intended to make Elizabeth City a premier hub of the aviation industry, the airpark hopes to attract major tenants as well as the Aviation Science programs of Elizabeth City State University and related programs by the College of the Albemarle. Arts and culture

as of fall 2011 http: www.ecsu.edu administration ia urm quickfacts.cfm on a compact campus along the city's southern edge. Founded as a normal school in 1891, it now serves the higher educational needs of northeastern North Carolina's sixteen counties, offering 37 undergraduate and four master's degrees. http: www.ecsu.edu academics index.cfm ECSU offers Aviation Science programs at their training facility


lively local'

Fair Shopping Elizabeth City's shopping districts are generally centered on the Historic Downtown CBD (Central Business District), the Ehringhaus Street US 17 Business (U.S. Route 17 in North Carolina) strip, Hughes Boulevard US 17, or the newest outgrowth, the City Center West Halstead Boulevard Extended Weeksville Road NC 344 (North Carolina Highway 344) corridor. *'''Historic Downtown Elizabeth City''' Home to small Mom-and-Pop shops, lively local restaurants

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

'''Elizabeth City''' is a city in Pasquotank County (Pasquotank County, North Carolina), North Carolina, in the United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 18,683.

Elizabeth City is the center of the Elizabeth City Micropolitan Statistical Area (Elizabeth City micropolitan area), with a population of 64,094 as of 2010. The city is the economic center of the region, as well as home to many historic sites and cultural traditions.

Marketed as the "Harbor of Hospitality", Elizabeth City has had a long history of shipping due to its location at a narrowed bend of the Pasquotank River. Founded in 1794, Elizabeth City prospered early on from the Dismal Swamp Canal as a mercantile city, before later shifting later into a varied industrial and commercial focus. While Elizabeth City still retains its extensive waterfront property, it is linked to neighboring counties and cities by highways and bridges and serves as the site of the largest US Coast Guard base in the nation.

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