NOVEMBER 8, 2012  
Now Showing: Elizabeth City, N.C.
on"Today in America"

Nationally-syndicated television program to feature "Harbor of Hospitality®"

in 15 broadcast markets beginning in November


In southern circles, Elizabeth City, N.C., is known for its warm welcome, river-front lifestyle and aviation roots as headquarters of one of the largest U.S. Coast Guard bases in the continental United States. Now, television audiences in nine states will discover the "Harbor of Hospitality" when they view a special segment of "Today in America" scheduled to appear on the FOX Business Network and regional news networks in 15 national markets 

beginning this month. 


Hosted by retired NFL Quarterback Terry Bradshaw, "Today in America" blends businessstories and lifestyle features with interviews of interesting people to showcase communities and areas of interest around the country. The Elizabeth City segment was filmed on location earlier this summer as the result of a joint 

marketing promotion of the City of Elizabeth City, Albemarle Economic Development Commission (AEDC), Committee of 100 and the Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (ECACVB).  


"Our goal in this video was to engage anyone whose interest in our area might lead to an economic boost-a CEO, an entrepreneur, or a community-oriented individual or couple looking for a place to retire," said AEDC Director Wayne Harris. "We're hopeful that this breezy showcase of business and cultural assets, along with our beautiful harbor, will do the trick." 


Showcasing Elizabeth City's Attributes

Highlighting the city's waterfront, downtown, recreational areas, aviation sites, colleges and healthcare facilities, the five-minute "Today in America" segment showcases Elizabeth City's attributes as both business and tourism destinations. Among those interviewed include former Mayor Steve Atkinson, who speaks of Elizabeth City's famous "Rose Buddies" welcoming crew for boaters; College of the Albemarle President Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer and Elizabeth City State University Professor Anthony Sharp, who address the area's educational opportunities; and Elizabeth City Regional Airport Manager Scott Hinton, who expands on the region's burgeoning aviation industry.  


The Elizabeth City segment will begin airing Saturdays in November at 10:30 a.m. on WAZN-TV in Charlotte, N.C. In the months to follow, the segment will be featured on regional news networks in the following markets:  Atlanta; Baltimore; Columbia, SC; Greenville-Spartanburg-Asheville; Greensboro-High Point-Winston-Salem; Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York; Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News; Philadelphia; Raleigh-Durham; Richmond-Petersburg; Roanoke-Lynchburg; Savannah; Bristol, Va.-Johnson City and Kingsport, Tenn.; and Washington, DC.  


"The 'Today in America' segment really captures the sense of history, arts and community that is so unique to Elizabeth City," said ECACVB Director Charlotte Underwood. "We hope that those who see the news feature will be enticed to visit us in the months ahead."

Additional information and future broadcast dates can be found on the "Today in America" website at



Elizabeth City is the "Harbor of Hospitality®"

Elizabeth City is located in Northeastern North Carolina on the Intracoastal Waterway, halfway between

Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks. Known as the "Harbor of Hospitality," the city has six National Register Historic Districts and is home to the Museum of the Albemarle, The Center at Arts of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City State University Planetarium, Port Discover Hands-on Science Center and one of the largest U.S. Coast Guard bases in the Continental United States. Nature-based travelers are drawn to the area's proximity to Dismal Swamp and the abundance of outdoor recreational offerings.




Contact us online or call the Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at
252-335-5330 or toll-free at 1-866-324-8948.

400 South Water Street, Suite 101, Elizabeth City, NC 27909