April 26, 2017 - 20 minutes ago

Because of a transposed number, Angela Welsh’s column published in the Saturday, April 22, edition contained an error in her calculation of a sample Elizabeth City residential electric bill for one month. The column should have said the city’s residential rate of .1094 cents per…

April 26, 2017

Under the Affordable Care Act, premiums are up and jobs are down, with some even leaving employment to qualify for more subsidies. Programs like this destroy a productive society.

This is a battle of ideas. The question should not be who pays, but rather, how do we lower the overall cost of health…

April 26, 2017

In the cartoon on page A4 of the Monday, April 24 edition, perhaps you could explain what was trying to be conveyed? How are guns a problem? Yes, the older metal one will rust and the newer plastic one will melt. Maybe the point trying to be made is somehow a totally inanimate object (the gun) has…

April 26, 2017

On June 15th, the Class of 2017 will gather with their friends, family members, and school system staff to celebrate a major life milestone as they receive their high school diplomas. Their Commencement Ceremony will mark the first official appearance of a new symbol of the importance of the moment.…


April 26, 2017


April 25, 2017

Well I see there was no mention of my solution for Elizabeth City’s billing utility problems and the need to re-establish trust.

With the firing of the city’s finance director there is only one way to do this. It’s not because the public suspects anything nefarious, but because…

April 25, 2017

On occasion I read the online version of your newspaper as I am a native of Elizabeth City, now living in California.

I was amused by a recent letter to the editor from a reader who described your newspaper as “liberal.” It seems that many of those with a conservative bent describe any…

April 25, 2017

Saw on Facebook that Museum of the Albemarle celebrated a 50th anniversary with a gala. Sad that I had to learn about this on social media since I was one of the first full-time employees of the MOA after it became the first satellite museum of the North Carolina Museum of History. There were only…

April 25, 2017


April 24, 2017

I was reading in the April 17 edition of The Daily Advance the story, “Perquimans adopts stricter, clearer noise rules,” and about how those rules “could bring a loud result: A misdemeanor conviction and a $100 fine or 30 days in jail.”

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