Welcome redfish! I am afraid that I don't know much about the Elizabeth City area either. I used to do some **** hunting up around there years ago.
The Puppy Drum are starting to move up into the inlets and back waters by now. A few large drum are still being caught on the beach according to the reports in the N&O. From my experience the large drum bites will start getting far and few between by this time of the year. I am sure that someone will reply that can give better insight.