Kudos to Julie Robinson and the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Community Relations Commission.
President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are vigorously trying to sell tax reform as both a job-creator and gift to the middle class. It’s hard-sell, however, when most of the reform efforts’ tax benefits — three-quarters by some estimates — go to the wealthiest Americans.
The reaction last week from state Republican leaders was telling — telling much about the self-serving motives behind redistricting, which should foster a chorus of voices to end political gerrymandering by any party in North Carolina.
Because new highways bring new traffic, and new traffic can bring economic benefits like new jobs and more tax base, there’s always plenty of interest — often competing interest — about where they should go.
Prisons are dangerous places to be, regardless of whether you live in one as an inmate or work at one as an employee.
The Albemarle region has seen its share of solar and wind power projects over the last five years.
It’s been a week since Stephen Paddock opened fire from an upper floor at a Las Vegas hotel room, raining down a torrent of bullets into a crowd of country music lovers at an outdoor festival, killing 58 people and wounding nearly 500 others.
We can certainly understand Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools officials’ efforts to put a smiley face on an otherwise dire situation following release of school performance grades last month.
Campaign signs have been popping up like spring flowers around Elizabeth City in the last month.
Four Pasquotank County residents have died so far this year from opioid overdoses, three fewer than last year.