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Opinion

June 23, 2017

After reading your editorial page for some time I felt compelled to write my first letter to a newspaper.

A recent letter-writer hit the nail on the head. At least half of your readers are conservative and, like me, fall into that "basket of incorrigibles" who voted for Donald Trump. I thought a…

June 23, 2017

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part column. The second part will be published on Saturday. 

A group has an excellent idea, attracts high class talent and works hard, but the results don’t come: it’s a plan that simply doesn’t work. In some cases bits and…

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June 23, 2017

Democrats and liberals finally got the horrific violence and bloodshed against the right that they have been lusting after. James Hodgkinson, another member of the proud tolerant left and a Democratic supporter of Bernie Sanders, went on a shooting spree in Alexandria, Virginia, specifically…

June 23, 2017

Caesar

June 22, 2017

Our City Council and city staff have been hard at work on the city's proposed budget for fiscal year 2017-18. During four productive budget work sessions, council members, along with Mayor Joe Peel, City Manager Rich Olson and Assistant City Manager Angela Cole, prioritized funding for projects…

June 22, 2017

I really enjoyed the column by Doug Gardner on June 16th about American fathers. Today, almost 25 million American children grow up in homes without responsible father figures to guide and direct them. This is one of the many shocking U.S. Census statistics Mr. Gardner mentioned in his column.

I…

June 22, 2017

While the country was watching the testimony of James Comey, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Financial Choice Act. They passed it through just like our state legislature does when passing some very wrong and unpopular bills — with little or no debate and, therefore, no…

June 22, 2017

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June 21, 2017

On Friday, June 23, sometime around 5 a.m, it will be the fifth anniversary since my son, Jacob Bezik, was killed. Jake’s killer has not served a single day in jail. In fact, although there was an investigation by public safety officials — the Currituck County Sheriff’s…

June 21, 2017

Shelby Spong writes that the tribe was, at one time, the basic unit of life and that the members of the tribe were "...interrelated, interdependent,and mutually responsible." Both science and religion, I think, teach that we are all interrelated. DNA shows that we are the same, except for tiny…

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