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…
February 11, 2018
Elizabeth City City Council put off making a decision at its annual retreat last week on allowing the city to make a second attempt at converting its utility billing software.
February 07, 2018
The National Institute of Corrections recently released its report on safety and security at Pasquotank Correctional Institution in the wake of October’s failed inmate escape attempt, and to no surprise its chief finding is that the prison is woefully understaffed — so understaffed that employees have cut corners on safety with deadly consequences.
February 04, 2018
The official start of the 2018 election campaign season is still a week away, but, alas, political fireworks are already lighting up the horizon.
January 31, 2018
Anyone who’s ever attended an Elizabeth City City Council meeting in person or watched one on TV probably agrees that there’s often way too much talk going on.
January 28, 2018
When Chancellor Thomas Conway announced out of the blue recently that he plans to retire at the end of May after only two years at the helm of Elizabeth City State University, we, like probably many others, immediately assumed the worst.