Our Views

July 23, 2017

The issue: Council recently rejected a proposal to tie council compensation to attendance at council meetings.

Our position: This was the right decision. Attendance at meetings isn’t a financial incentives issue; it’s a political issue. It’s not city council who should decide…

July 09, 2017

The issue: Quietly passed anti-business and job development moratorium threatens to curtail planned wind-energy projects in eastern North Carolina and elsewhere.

Our position: Gov. Cooper should veto HB 589 and have the Legislature strip the wind energy moratorium from an otherwise good bill.…

July 02, 2017

City councilors are weighing proposed changes to the Downtown Improvement Grant program, including some ideas that would expand the reach of financial assistance to businesses operating outside the immediate downtown area.

June 27, 2017

RALEIGH — The main reason Gov. Roy Cooper and other North Carolina Democrats cited for opposing the Republican-led legislature's new budget plan was that it saved too much and cut taxes too much.

June 25, 2017

As a business that relies on public information to do its job informing readers, The Daily Advance obviously wants government officials to release as much of it to the public as possible.

There is something troubling, however, about Elizabeth City officials’ recent decision to release the…

June 18, 2017

The issue: City officials are looking into an audit of all of its 12,500 utility customer accounts as a way to confirm the actual use and accurate billing of customers after the city’s attempt to install new billing system software in the last year failed resulting in incorrect billing…

June 11, 2017

In yet another example of why we don’t think Bill Cook puts our area’s interests first, the state senator is making no effort to get behind a bill that could have tremendous benefits for our community college and the students it could potentially serve.


June 04, 2017

Let's face it, raising taxes in the current political climate is not a step public officials take easily. A prevailing conservative sentiment to cut or even eliminate taxes comes with potential consequences at the polls for those who even whisper the words "tax increase." Unfortunately, that can…

May 28, 2017

City councilors not only made the right call last week by not firing City Manager Rich Olson over Elizabeth City’s utility billing fiasco, they also struck the right tone in their decision.

May 21, 2017

It’s been nearly a year since we said Donald Trump was not fit to be president and never would be fit to be this nation’s commander in chief. Trump’s four months in office, in particular the past 13 days, have done nothing to convince us otherwise.

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