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.
Not so with Adani…
November 11, 2018
About the best metaphor for Tuesday’s midterm election results is a “mixed bag.”
On the one hand, Democrats wrestled control of the U.S. House from Republicans, creating much-needed accountability for President Trump. On the other hand, Republicans solidified their control of the…
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…
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…
October 07, 2018
Pasquotank water customers can probably be thankful there’s a contested commissioner election next month.
September 30, 2018
The full U.S. Senate will have the final say on whether Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, becomes a justice on the court — but not before the FBI has a chance to investigate allegations of sexual assault leveled against the nominee.
September 23, 2018
After bottling up his real feelings about Christine Blasey Ford and her 36-year-old allegations of sexual assault against his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, for nearly a week, President Trump decided Friday he just couldn’t bite his tongue and hide his anger and annoyance any longer.
September 09, 2018
Just as election officials across North Carolina were celebrating finalization of this fall’s ballot, and finally turning their focus to preparing for the important Nov. 6 mid-term election, the Trump administration’s Justice Department decided to go fishing for phantom illegal voters.