April 29, 2018
We were keenly interested in retiring state Sen. Bill Cook’s endorsement last week of Dare County businessman Clark Twiddy in the May 8 Republican primary in the 1st Senate District.
April 22, 2018
How do you break something that isn’t broken? By fixing it, of course.
That old saw recently came to mind after a Perquimans County commissioner suggested the county explore changes to its voting method for county commissioners — changes that almost certainly would result in a county…
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.