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.
June 27, 2017
RALEIGH — The main reason Gov. Roy Cooper and other North Carolina Democrats cited for opposing the Republican-led legislature's new budget plan was that it saved too much and cut taxes too much.
June 25, 2017
As a business that relies on public information to do its job informing readers, The Daily Advance obviously wants government officials to release as much of it to the public as possible.
There is something troubling, however, about Elizabeth City officials’ recent decision to release the…