Our Views

August 12, 2018

Elizabeth City residents, business owners and patrons in the last 25 years have experienced a fairly long and continuous history of traffic-impeding downtown renovations. All have resulted in complaints about delays, traffic detours and lost business.

At the same time, it seems that all of the…


August 05, 2018

State Rep. Bob Steinburg, R-Chowan, says he didn’t break any laws or ethics rules when his new sports marketing company signed a $50,000 contract with Currituck County last year to facilitate the county’s sponsorship of a college basketball tournament in Asheville this fall.

While that…

July 29, 2018

Last week City Council heard or suggested an array of options to make the highway corridor of Halstead Boulevard, where it runs past the campus of Elizabeth City State University, safer for pedestrians. Not one of them should be dismissed, and others should be added.

Council was discussing the…

July 22, 2018

Fresh off his "success" in Helsinki helping Vladimir Putin avoid accountability for a host of international crimes, including the attack on our elections in 2016, President Donald Trump now says he plans to invite the Russian leader to the White House this fall.

Trump is already planning a Trump-…

July 08, 2018

Just what is it about the Albemarle Commission that invites financial scandal?

That may seem like a provocative question, but long-time readers of The Daily Advance familiar with the commission’s history — two directors were fired back to back in the 1990s for either malfeasance or…

July 01, 2018

President Trump appears to be all but declaring a trade war with tariffs and threats of tariffs on foreign goods.

June 24, 2018

Something remarkable happened last week.

June 17, 2018

About a year ago, state Republican leaders vowed to retaliate in response to a painful rebuff from the U.S. Supreme Court, which had just refused to review a lower court ruling striking down the Legislature's 2013 discriminatory voter ID law.

“All North Carolinians can rest assured that…

June 10, 2018

City Council’s hiring of a Texas firm instead of a Canadian one to replace Elizabeth City’s decades-old utility billing software, while the wrong decision, wasn’t itself a calamity. What could prove calamitous is the way council went about making the decision.

As city officials…

June 03, 2018

She may not know it yet, but state Rep. Beverly Boswell, R-Dare, is making a good case for why North Carolina laws that ensure the public's access to official records are so important and why they must continue to be valued and strengthened.

Currently, the House District 6 representative seems…

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