December 31, 2017
State Rep. Bob Steinburg is right: The N.C. Department of Public Safety needs to publicly release the findings of its investigations into the deaths of five prison workers, including four at Pasquotank Correctional Institution this fall.
December 24, 2017
Last week’s swearing-in of Elizabeth City’s new mayor and city councilors was historic for a couple of reasons.
December 17, 2017
Who isn't for tax reform? Faced with year-long record-keeping, maintaining files and setting aside several days to fill out tax forms, the option of completing a basic 1040 with a standard deduction gets a thumbs-up from most taxpayers.
December 10, 2017
Joe Peel didn’t serve as long as Jerome Flora or John Bell, two of Elizabeth City’s longest-serving mayors, but his six-year tenure as the city’s top elected leader is sure to rank among the most impactful ever.
Peel, who steps down Monday night, is often referred to as a…
December 03, 2017
The issue: The Board of Education for the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools has rejected a request by district officials to either charge for or end altogether the transportation service ECPPS now provides to the after-school programs sponsored by three local nonprofits.
Our position: The…
November 29, 2017
Long after Appomattox, much ink has been spilled regarding the Civil War.
Where does it end? Probably won't.
We should continue to debate the causes and effects of the Civil War in a civil tongue.
Past is prologue and the forces that shaped the conflict influence who we are today. Our nation does…
November 26, 2017
After more than three decades of lecturing Hollywood and the news media about their supposed lack of moral principles, Republicans and their evangelical Christian wing suddenly find the shoe on the other foot: They’re the ones having to hear lectures about the failure to put moral principle above profit.
November 19, 2017
Kudos to Julie Robinson and the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Community Relations Commission.
November 12, 2017
President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are vigorously trying to sell tax reform as both a job-creator and gift to the middle class. It’s hard-sell, however, when most of the reform efforts’ tax benefits — three-quarters by some estimates — go to the wealthiest Americans.
November 05, 2017
The reaction last week from state Republican leaders was telling — telling much about the self-serving motives behind redistricting, which should foster a chorus of voices to end political gerrymandering by any party in North Carolina.