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August 27, 2016 - 22 minutes ago

In general, in a campaign filled with controversial statements, it's fair to say Donald Trump doesn't do apologies and he doesn't do regret.

August 27, 2016 - 22 minutes ago

WASHINGTON – It’s one thing to oppose candidates because of their beliefs, or not like them because of their personalities.

August 26, 2016

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August 26, 2016

Perquimans County has a proud history of family and friendships. It’s proud of the accomplishments of graduates of our schools, its farming heritage and the natural beauty of the county. On Wednesday and Thursday night of this week a quasi-judicial hearing was held at the Perquimans…

August 26, 2016

Who’s driving the Timbermill moneytrain? Chowan County representatives are on-board shoveling coal. Apex conductors are apparently allowing lease-affected landowners to toot the whistle. What’s ahead if the bridge across the ravine goes out? County commissioners…

August 26, 2016

I applaud W. Eric Thomas' column in a recent edition of The Daily Advance. It is refreshing and stimulating to see someone who aspires to openness and being straightforward in his approach to dealing with the public.

His former boss is probably pouting, which goes to show you there are still some…

August 26, 2016

This month marks a major turnover in the folks who work to make the area more prosperous. There’s a new head of the Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce, and soon to come, a new executive director of Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. They will lead two of the four key economic development…

August 25, 2016

I have strong opinions. You probably do, too. Most people have deeply felt convictions about at least some matters of public controversy. Given the right context, most are willing to express their views to others and debate their disagreements.

How do we form our opinions? When we are children, our…

August 25, 2016

Reading the positive news stories in the paper is always welcome, but there are events that make me stand and cheer! Events like the prayer meetings for law enforcement and the public schools, and the recent decision by Camden County Sheriff Tony Perry to put our nation’s national motto, "In…

August 25, 2016

In response to the article written by William F. West about Coast Guard Cmdr. Bruce Brown’s lament about low Coastie interest in Elizabeth City, I’d like to say I am reminded of the expression, “Giving goes both ways.”

I’ve lived in Elizabeth City for three years and…

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