Four Pasquotank County residents have died so far this year from opioid overdoses, three fewer than last year.
Forecasters are now saying the worst of Hurricane Irma will pass well to the west when the monster storm, after wreaking major damage on communities south and west of us, finally reaches North Carolina as early as tomorrow.
In pursuit of options to bring jobs and investment to Elizabeth City, local leaders and economic developers may have discovered they’ve been sitting on an untapped opportunity.
We hope a new financial report on the Currituck County Schools puts to rest recent questions by Currituck commissioners about the school district’s financial transparency and stewardship of taxpayer dollars.
Two years ago, following the murder of nine black churchgoers in Charleston by a white supremacist who was inspired by Confederate imagery, many communities across the South, including this one, were forced to confront their own connection to the Confederacy.
It’s been a long time, more than a hundred years probably, since an out-and-proud white supremacist occupied the White House as president.
It’s just a draft of a larger report that won’t be released until the end of the month, but a six-page report on the accuracy of Elizabeth City’s utility billing system should bring a sigh of relief to both city officials and those who buy their utilities from the city.
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…
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.…
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.