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February 27, 2017

Let me make clear first of all that I swear allegiance to no political party or entity. I'm independent. And also, referring to a recent excellent letter published in your Feb. 24 edition, I'm only 5-foot, 8-inches short!

President Donald Trump is an autocrat/plutocrat who expects all Republicans…

February 27, 2017

Liberalism, at least in its essential character, performs a useful service by challenging simplistic cultural assumptions, but one of the most simplistic assumptions of all is embedded in the idea that “simple” is synonymous with “simplistic.”

Core values have to…

February 27, 2017

I think the banning of new solar farms in Currituck County is a bit short-sighted. Having them provides tax revenue that, unlike housing developments, does not burden our schools and police, fire and emergence medical services. They no more take away farmland than housing developments. They could…

February 27, 2017

What? The president issued a travel ban preventing people from entering this country? He stopped issuing visas? Can he do that? Doesn’t he know that we are a nation of immigrants and there are many who want to come here? What was President Carter thinking?

Oops.... Did I say President Carter?…

February 27, 2017

“Dear Holly,” the personalized message said. “Thank you again for your support for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Your gift could not have come at a better time: the stakes for women's health and rights are higher than ever, and it's critical that we do everything we can to…

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February 27, 2017

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February 26, 2017

The issue: Currituck County leaders have voted for a ban on all future solar facility permitting in the county.

Our position: The county has better options and can take reasonable actions to plan for solar facilities without this ban, which is short-sighted and ill-conceived.

 

As the saying…

February 26, 2017

You recently published a letter accusing the president of ignoring “Holocaust Remembrance Day.” The writer gave him quite a shellacking. But, the write was wrong.

She should have checked the official White House website. I did. I Googled “Holocaust Remembrance Day —…

February 26, 2017

Currituck is trying to ban solar farms?

According to the Currituck Planning Director Ben Woody, many believe solar farms are poor choices for the economy and wildlife. To this I offer a few simple statistics.

Right now, solar companies employ around 7,000 people in North Carolina and they fully…

February 26, 2017

I have volunteered at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center for 10 years in the gift shop and love it.

On the morning of Feb. 18, a friendly 50-55-year-old woman came in to buy three cookies. She asked if she could please have a cup of coffee which we gave her. She began crying. My co-worker and I tried…

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