Our Views

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

The issue: Sen. Bill Cook, R-Beaufort, is not supporting House Bill 656, a measure that could help College of The Albemarle add more facilities in Currituck and Dare counties. The bill is currently bottled up in a Senate committee after receiving overwhelming support in the state House.


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.

May 14, 2017

There aren't many issues that affect every North Carolina county the way that public education does.

May 07, 2017

College of The Albemarle trustees face a tough but important decision on the new agriculture program college officials hope to roll out in fall 2018: Where to base it.

April 30, 2017

In the last several elections, North Carolina voters have handed over to the Republican Party veto-proof majorities in both the N.C. House and Senate, and for the period Jan. 2013, to Jan. 2017, put in office Republican Gov. Pat McCory, securing GOP control over the state's political and legislative infrastructure.

April 23, 2017

The first step to fixing any mistake, as anyone who’s ever made and survived one knows, is admitting you’ve made it.

April 16, 2017

Currituck's Outer Banks has a well-deserved reputation for its alluring beaches, relative isolation and peaceful resort atmosphere.

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