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July 19, 2017

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July 19, 2017

After reading the statement that “the White House claims that (President) Trump has never promoted or encouraged violence,” I concluded that White House personnel, President Trump and a large number of the general public are totally oblivious to what violence really is.

When one body-…

July 19, 2017

RALEIGH — A fellow reporter and I tried recently to make a list of N.C. legislators who have traditional, 9-to-5 jobs.

Our list was short. Few can balance the legislature's grueling schedule with the demands of a boss and set hours. Imagine telling your supervisor that you won't be…

July 19, 2017

The Ranchland Property Owners Association had a light pole installed at the entrance to our subdivision many years ago to aid in finding our community in the darkness. The association brought about many improvements to our neighborhood but has long been inactive due to burnout, illness, deaths of…

July 19, 2017

I am saddened about the passing of Mid-Atlantic Christian University founder George BonDurant. I am saddened but at the same time I am joyous because a faithful servant has gone home.

I first met "Mr B" when I was still in the Navy. I toured what was then Roanoke Bible College with someone who had…

July 18, 2017

As previously documented, attending meetings is a problem for at least one member of our current city council. In part, this may be due to the fact that there is no policy for meeting attendance. Council members may skip meetings — there’s no limit to how many — and…

July 17, 2017

I’ve been watching Elizabeth City’s governance for 17 years. To say the dysfunction of City Council has contributed negatively to the degree of our progress is an understatement.

Last week’s council meeting was a disgrace beyond what has become routine. The resignation and…

July 16, 2017

Most Americans aren't concerned that the various security agencies of the government tend to make the rules as they go along but they should be.

For instance, people didn't blink an eye at Former FBI Director Jim Comey’s disclosures that he broke the chain of custody of classified information…

July 16, 2017

President Donald Trump believes he lost 3 million popular votes because of widespread voter fraud. And because of his “great loss” he is creating an election integrity commission. So he now wants voter roll data on all U.S. voters in the country, including the last four digits of…

July 16, 2017

The living Word, the symbolic Word — not the literal word — teaches that we should live the "...gospel of Eternal love, graceful acceptance, and inclusive community." The living Word has inspired every movement toward justice, including the movement to end slavery and the one…

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