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Posted on 12/03/2020 by Mayor Bettie Parker

mayor bettie parker of elizabeth city at cypress creek grillOne of my favorite places to eat in Elizabeth City is Cypress Creek Grill. Its location on Water Street, across from the Pasquotank River, allows one to enjoy a scrumptious meal while capturing a picturesque view of the activities on the River. Sailing and water skiing are just two of the exciting events that can be observed on a sunny afternoon.

I also enjoy eating at Uncle Chuck's Soul Food Cafe on Griffin Street. There you can enjoy great tasting Soul Food and delicious homemade desserts. When you aren't able to dine-in, order-to-go service is readily available.

My favorite place to shop in Elizabeth City is at the Belk Department Store. Because I have so little time to "walk-and-shop", I must confess, the majority of my shopping is done online. But when I do have time, I can easily spend an hour to an hour and a half browsing in the Belk store.

However, I would like for visitors to know that there are many more shops and businesses to choose from in the downtown area and the Tanglewood Shopping Center off of Halstead Boulevard Extended. I am proud to support these businesses and recommend family and friends to patronize them as often as possible.

mayor bettie parker of elizabeth city, nc waving at incoming boaters on the waterfrontEC is widely known for its impeccable parks and the wide range of activities offered that the whole family can enjoy. My favorite parks are Mariners Wharf and the Waterfront Park. When going to either of these sites, I get to relax and take in all of the water activities. Sometimes, I even get to engage in interesting conversations with many of my constituents and visitors from surrounding cities and towns.  

Nmayor wearing mask delivering food to elderly community memberow, get this. One of my most favorite places to be in the whole wide city is the Mayor's office! In addition to performing the duties of the Mayor, I get to invite people to my office from a variety of places to do business with or just to have a friendly chat. I have an open-door policy with the intent to make people feel at ease when coming to the Mayor's office.

Beginning at a very young age, I have always held the highest regards for the Mayor's Office and the person serving as the Mayor. As the first female to be elected Mayor of The City of Elizabeth City, it is a great honor to be seated in the "space" that was once occupied by "men only". I labor diligently to carry out the duties of the Mayor in an equitable and accomplished manner comparable to those of my predecessors. My only hope is that when the citizens of this community think of Mayor Bettie Parker, they think leadership, character, and empathy.

Mayor Bettie Parker  

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