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Our Views

April 22, 2019

With most of the region’s political attention focused right now on the upcoming special election in the 3rd Congressional District, it’s easy to forget the other elections that typically grab notice in even-numbered years.

That’s likely not the case in Hertford, however, where one…

April 14, 2019

Elizabeth City residents want their local police force to be effective and reliable at what they are entrusted to do, so insuring the department has adequate resources, training and good leadership should be a priority for taxpayers and city leaders.

During the past several years it has been. In…

April 07, 2019

Elizabeth City City Councilor Johnnie Walton is right when he says the city manager’s current budget proposal for next year doesn’t represent the city’s values.

The $74 million-plus spending plan as currently proposed by City Manager Rich Olson would raise the city property tax…

March 31, 2019

Pasquotank County commission and education officials gathered last week to discuss budget needs for the next year.

March 24, 2019

There’s nothing wrong with Pasquotank County commissioners’ decision last week to slow down the county’s agreement to purchase, along with the city of Elizabeth City, The Daily Advance’s building for $1.15 million and to expend another $350,000 renovating the structure for a new senior center.

March 17, 2019

City Council may already be too far down the road toward buying two new electric motorcycles for the police department, but if they are not, we'd urge them to give it a second thought.

March 10, 2019

It’s a movie we’ve seen in Raleigh plenty of times before, no matter who’s in power. 

February 24, 2019

Politicians take positions or votes all the time at variance to what they purport are their core beliefs. 

February 17, 2019

Listen in on discussions among area public boards, and it's likely economic development will arise in one form or another. Talk may be about how to stimulate the local economy with incentives to businesses, job creation or recruitment initiatives, or it may center on ways to improve life and…

February 10, 2019

Both our city and county governing boards made changes to their meeting schedules recently that appear to reflect greater sensitivity and appreciation for more open and accountable government.

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