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August 28, 2016

Anyone who has grown up or spent time in a small city or town has probably heard, or said: “There's nothing to do around here.”

That observation, a certainty to have been uttered in a variety of languages since cave-dwelling youth began complaining about hideous wall art, has reared its…

August 28, 2016

I heard this amusing story recently: a preacher went to Abraham Lincoln and told him the Lord had appeared to him in a vision and told him he was on Lincoln’s side. Lincoln replied, “Well, I hope the Lord is on my side, but what I need is in Kentucky.”

Ann Bechiom

Elizabeth…

August 28, 2016

So our “golfer in chief” and worst president ever, Barack Obama, was embarrassed by Donald Trump into having to visit devastated Louisiana, after his 900th vacation. This is the same despicable man who chastised George Bush after Hurricane Katrina by saying, Bush “only saw…

August 28, 2016

Since N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles spokeswoman Marge Howell can't provide an explanation for how Elizabeth City City Councilman Darius Horton's revoked and/or suspended driver’s license was reinstated, maybe I can.

He either played the gold “stay out of court” card I mentioned…

August 28, 2016

Well it seems that Councilman Darius Horton has his driving privilege restored for now. It remains to be seen just how long it will take before his scofflaw attitude on the road results in another suspension or revocation.

It certainly didn't take long at all for him to assume the…

August 27, 2016

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

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…

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