July 08, 2018
Just what is it about the Albemarle Commission that invites financial scandal?
That may seem like a provocative question, but long-time readers of The Daily Advance familiar with the commission’s history — two directors were fired back to back in the 1990s for either malfeasance or…
July 01, 2018
President Trump appears to be all but declaring a trade war with tariffs and threats of tariffs on foreign goods.
June 24, 2018
Something remarkable happened last week.
June 17, 2018
About a year ago, state Republican leaders vowed to retaliate in response to a painful rebuff from the U.S. Supreme Court, which had just refused to review a lower court ruling striking down the Legislature's 2013 discriminatory voter ID law.
“All North Carolinians can rest assured that…
June 10, 2018
City Council’s hiring of a Texas firm instead of a Canadian one to replace Elizabeth City’s decades-old utility billing software, while the wrong decision, wasn’t itself a calamity. What could prove calamitous is the way council went about making the decision.
As city officials…
June 03, 2018
She may not know it yet, but state Rep. Beverly Boswell, R-Dare, is making a good case for why North Carolina laws that ensure the public's access to official records are so important and why they must continue to be valued and strengthened.
Currently, the House District 6 representative seems…
May 27, 2018
If a situation is unsafe, it’s best to make it unsafe, even if there are unanswered questions about the methods.
By instituting new driving restrictions and a new beach-parking permit system — one taking effect on Monday, the other in effect as of Friday — Currituck…
May 20, 2018
The spectacle of more than 15,000 educators protesting on the streets of Raleigh and in the halls of the General Assembly last Wednesday carried a potent message to legislative leaders and to the citizens of North Carolina about public education.
In a very public way educators are calling out the…
May 13, 2018
The following are some observations/lessons/takeaways from last week’s primary election:
1. First, political candidates can say a lot of things. But what they can’t say – and not run the risk of backfiring — are outright lies that assume voters are too ill-informed to know…
May 06, 2018
Elizabeth City police Chief Eddie Buffaloe would rather be spending his time trying to stem the opioid traffic coming into Elizabeth City, solving crimes or creating strategies to prevent criminal activities. To do that effectively he's got to keep enough of his department's officers on the streets,…