Patricia Youngblood: A passion for women’s safety

When Patricia Youngblood first started at Albemarle Hopeline as a volunteer in January 1983, domestic violence was “absolutely hidden,” she says.

Another Gets Away: Vikings sunk in overtime for eighth-straight loss

In the end, what cost Elizabeth City State the chance for a win was the same as what it did to dig a hole for itself in the beginning — turnovers.

Teen poets have an outlet for creative writing

EDENTON — Teens with a love of poetry are invited to attend a day geared toward encouraging their creativity hosted by the Garden of Readin’ in downtown Edenton on Saturday, Feb. 7.

Today’s editorial cartoon

  • Letter: Build one Outer Banks bridge instead of three

    Build one Outer Banks bridge instead of threeThe American College Dictionary defines the word “stymied” as the occurrence of something that hinders, blocks or prevents progress.

  • Letter: The Gospels provoke truth, art reveals it

    The Gospels provoke truth, art reveals itThe Gospels may not be the truth, but it does include and/or refer to (or provoke) the truth.

  • Chris Fitzsimon: So much for the calmer, gentler NC General Assembly

    The conventional wisdom in Raleigh before state lawmakers came back to town this week was that this General Assembly session would be less contentious than the last two, that leaders of the Republican supermajorities in the House and Senate wanted to see how their “reforms” passed in the last four years were working before embarking on a new round of major initiatives.

  • Charles Krauthammer: For Israel, threat of Iranian nuclear weapon is real

    Amid the ritual expressions of regret and the pledges of “never again” on Tuesday’s 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a bitter irony was noted: Anti-Semitism has returned to Europe.

  • Letter: Muslims surrender to same god Christians do

    Muslims surrender to same god Christians doMany Americans want to believe that Islam is essentially a terrorist religion and the Quran a manual of hatred and war.