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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…

June 25, 2017

President Donald Trump’s Cabinet certainly did a Jonestown performance recently in the cabinet room. It was sort of shocking to hear and watch cabinet members heap mountains of praise on our “Dear Leader” President Trump for all his accomplishments since taking office.

At the…

June 25, 2017

I travel U.S. Highway 17 South daily going to and from my work, and one thing I see several times a week is extremely disturbing.

While driving with my car's cruise control set on the speed limit I'll be passed by marked local law enforcement vehicles that are exceeding the speed limit by 10 to 20…

June 25, 2017

Born at the old Albemarle Hospital in 1943, I enlisted in the Marines when I was 18 and visited Pasquotank County from time to time when my parents were alive. But until recently, when I attended a high school reunion and visited several cousins, it had been 20 years since I last visited Elizabeth…

June 25, 2017

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June 24, 2017

Editor's note: This is the second of a two-part column. The first part was published in Friday’s edition.

Cuba Gooding Jr. said it best in the movie Jerry Maguire. “Show me the money!” he cried, and, if one considers the Elizabeth City Convention and Visitors Bureau’s…

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June 24, 2017

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June 23, 2017

After reading your editorial page for some time I felt compelled to write my first letter to a newspaper.

A recent letter-writer hit the nail on the head. At least half of your readers are conservative and, like me, fall into that "basket of incorrigibles" who voted for Donald Trump. I thought a…

June 23, 2017

Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part column. The second part will be published on Saturday. 

A group has an excellent idea, attracts high class talent and works hard, but the results don’t come: it’s a plan that simply doesn’t work. In some cases bits and…

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June 23, 2017

Democrats and liberals finally got the horrific violence and bloodshed against the right that they have been lusting after. James Hodgkinson, another member of the proud tolerant left and a Democratic supporter of Bernie Sanders, went on a shooting spree in Alexandria, Virginia, specifically…

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