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Our Views

September 17, 2017

Four Pasquotank County residents have died so far this year from opioid overdoses, three fewer than last year.

September 10, 2017

Forecasters are now saying the worst of Hurricane Irma will pass well to the west when the monster storm, after wreaking major damage on communities south and west of us, finally reaches North Carolina as early as tomorrow. 

September 03, 2017

In pursuit of options to bring jobs and investment to Elizabeth City, local leaders and economic developers may have discovered they’ve been sitting on an untapped opportunity.

August 27, 2017

We hope a new financial report on the Currituck County Schools puts to rest recent questions by Currituck commissioners about the school district’s financial transparency and stewardship of taxpayer dollars.

August 20, 2017

Two years ago, following the murder of nine black churchgoers in Charleston by a white supremacist who was inspired by Confederate imagery, many communities across the South, including this one, were forced to confront their own connection to the Confederacy.

August 19, 2017

It’s been a long time, more than a hundred years probably, since an out-and-proud white supremacist occupied the White House as president.

August 06, 2017

It’s just a draft of a larger report that won’t be released until the end of the month, but a six-page report on the accuracy of Elizabeth City’s utility billing system should bring a sigh of relief to both city officials and those who buy their utilities from the city.

 

July 23, 2017

The issue: Council recently rejected a proposal to tie council compensation to attendance at council meetings.

Our position: This was the right decision. Attendance at meetings isn’t a financial incentives issue; it’s a political issue. It’s not city council who should decide…

July 09, 2017

The issue: Quietly passed anti-business and job development moratorium threatens to curtail planned wind-energy projects in eastern North Carolina and elsewhere.

Our position: Gov. Cooper should veto HB 589 and have the Legislature strip the wind energy moratorium from an otherwise good bill.…

July 02, 2017

City councilors are weighing proposed changes to the Downtown Improvement Grant program, including some ideas that would expand the reach of financial assistance to businesses operating outside the immediate downtown area.

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