May 24, 2018

The “Comics” section of your May 3 edition contained a very inappropriate comic for young children. It was also a shock for this adult to see it in a so-called “family-friendly” comics section of the newspaper.

The “Close to Home” comic showed a…

May 23, 2018

After having five children in the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools almost continuously since 1990, my husband and I made the difficult decision to withdraw our youngest child last month from his elementary school and home-school him.

In Doug Gardner’s column in the May 20 edition,…

May 23, 2018

A racist and male chauvinist pig, a fellow teacher and "one of my best friends," warned his history classes of "the negative by- products of industrialization." A commentator recently referred to plastic as a global threat. I heard this from one of "the fake news " slaves, so it must be false, like…

May 23, 2018

Today’s column focuses on education spending. I wrote a column on the subject in October 2016, and much of this research comes from that column.

Education is always a primary consideration in elections as political parties jockey for position, either on offense or defense, to put their best…


May 20, 2018

The spectacle of more than 15,000 educators protesting on the streets of Raleigh and in the halls of the General Assembly last Wednesday carried a potent message to legislative leaders and to the citizens of North Carolina about public education.

In a very public way educators are calling out the…

May 20, 2018

Teachers who marched for education at the General Assembly earlier this month are mad at the wrong people.

Here are three groups that teachers should also lobby for higher wages.

1. Your neighbors. Pasquotank County narrowly passed a small increase in the sales tax rate, to be devoted to public…


May 19, 2018

It was unsettling to hear Vice President Mike Pence tell us that Special Counsel Robert Mueller should wrap up the Russian investigation in the interest of our country.

How odd that Mr. Pence would like the probe to shut down just when every rock Mr. Mueller is turning over a Russian crawls out.…

May 19, 2018

How would you define begging? I’ll say it’s asking for something you need. 

Our newspaper published an article claiming it’s against the law to beg. If that’s the case, a lot of people are guilty. Take all these flyers you get in the mail, wanting a donation for…

May 18, 2018

The D.C. “swamp” is alive and well as special interests line up to protect themselves in the Farm Bill being debated this week in Congress. Four areas of this bill need significant reform: crop subsidies, sugar restrictions, insurance payments and work requirements for food stamp…

May 18, 2018

Here's a sample of The Daily Advance's hypocrisy that goes for news these days. The headline over a recent letter stated: 'If economy is humming, who cares if president is a liar?” Please be advised that the headline is of The Daily Advance’s origination, not the writer’s.…

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