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Our Views

April 08, 2018

Credit Pasquotank commissioners for not taking “no” for an answer.

Several months ago, they showed significant political courage approving what will be the county’s third referendum in six years on raising the local sales tax rate to pay for pressing public education needs.…

April 01, 2018

The discussion on school safety last week during a joint meeting of the Camden County Board of Commissioners and the Camden County Board of Education was illuminating and probably similar to conversations going on — or should be going on — across the state.

March 25, 2018

We were struck by two recent starkly different prescriptions for responding to the burgeoning opioid addiction crisis that’s killing thousands of Americans, 42,000 of them just last year.

March 18, 2018

The idea of high-speed ferries whisking visitors between “harbor towns” on the Albemarle Sound has been around a while.

March 11, 2018

It's still early in the 2018 election season, but already a victim of the developing political contests has fallen on the side of the campaign trail, and it's not a candidate dropping out of the race.

March 04, 2018

Despite disagreeing strongly with the decision, we do understand the underlying motive a majority of Elizabeth City city councilors had for recently rejecting an agreement to install a Russian-funded monument at the city’s Coast Guard Park: anger at the Russian government for attempting to hack our elections.

February 25, 2018

The response last week to potential threats at schools in Pasquotank, Camden and Perquimans counties illustrates how students and educators are taking more responsibility for school safety and security.

February 21, 2018

Hertford Town Council meetings have been a lot better attended of late, but it’s not because of any of the reasons — a controversial property rezoning, personnel decision or property tax increase — citizens generally take a sudden interest in their local government.…

February 18, 2018

Filing for this year’s general election got underway in North Carolina last Monday, and by week’s end full slates of area candidates for Congress, the state Legislature, sheriff, county commissioner and even school board had started to emerge.

February 14, 2018

Ignore it and maybe it will go away. That sounds like the advice an aloof neighbor might give for a stray dog that has wondered onto your property — just days before the animal kills YOUR dog or cat.

It also sounds a lot like how the Currituck County Commissioners view the issue of…

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