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December 16, 2018

State Rep. Bob Steinburg, R-Chowan, did the right thing last week when he belatedly fired his legislative assistant, Diana London, following her guilty plea to a charge of misdemeanor larceny in Dare County.

London, who had been facing felony embezzlement charges prior to her plea agreement with…

December 09, 2018

Last month, the voters of North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment that requires specific forms of voter identification be shown before citizens of voting age are allowed to cast a ballot in this state.

Legislators are currently crafting the language that will structure the specific legal…

December 02, 2018

While a lot of the judicial confirmation news coming out of Washington, D.C., of late could at best be described as disappointing, there was some positive news on Thursday.

November 25, 2018

While the response so far has been disappointing, it's hard to fault the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Board of Education for its efforts to get public input on hiring the next superintendent of schools.

November 18, 2018

Typically when a developer says he wants to build a pollution-free industrial facility capable of bringing in potentially hundreds of thousands a year in extra property tax revenue, elected officials are slapping themselves silly over their community’s good fortune. 

November 11, 2018

About the best metaphor for Tuesday’s midterm election results is a “mixed bag.”

November 04, 2018

Communities nationwide have discovered the benefits of investing in, salvaging and reviving their business districts, parks and other common areas.

October 28, 2018

In politics, if you’re trying to pass something controversial, one of the oldest tricks in the book is to pair it with something less controversial and present them together as a package. Another trick to gain passage is to flood the zone — overwhelm the audience with more things than…

October 21, 2018

The first day of early voting would seem to telegraph the message that this year's mid-term election has generated a lot of interest in the direction of our government at every level and in the individuals who voters are looking to for leadership.

Many important issues, from taxation to education…

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October 14, 2018

It’s the kind of anniversary no one wants to remember. A year ago this past Friday, four inmates at Pasquotank Correctional Institution beat to death four correctional employees in a failed escape attempt. 

The brutal murders of the four PCI staff members on Oct. 12, 2017, coming on the…

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