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May 28, 2017

City councilors not only made the right call last week by not firing City Manager Rich Olson over Elizabeth City’s utility billing fiasco, they also struck the right tone in their decision.

May 28, 2017

The recent terrorist attack in Manchester was horrible and cowardly.

Innocent people-women,teens,and children who just wanted to see a pop concert were brutally attacked by heartless evil. It would be so easy just to shake our heads, but we must not. Let me repeat myself — we must not! This…

May 28, 2017

As a long time observer of our city council, what took place during Monday evenings meeting was an all time low.

No, I am not referring to the failed attempt to terminate our city manager — that has been tried before.

We had three U.S. and Russian distinguished visitors address council on the…

May 28, 2017

President Donald Trump said to two Russian officials in the oval office, “I just fired the head of the FBI, James Comey. A nut job, a crazy. I faced great pressure because of Russia and that’s been taken off.”

What dreadful, shameful words from our President to officials of…

May 28, 2017

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May 27, 2017

WASHINGTON — Even by Washington standards of heartlessness and hypocrisy, where ketchup was once deemed a vegetable and campaign promises are made to be broken, the new Trump federal budget is jaw-dropping.

May 27, 2017

Small-town living is about building relationships.

May 27, 2017

Now I’ve heard it all. I love the way those following the status quo make up their house rules and manipulate poor residents. Now that the FBI is cracking down on the crimes in western North Carolina it is only a matter of time until the agency moves eastward. State Auditor Beth Wood…

May 27, 2017

Thanks once again to liberal Democrats and liberal celebrities, our society has reached an all-time low. Most everyone knows that on broadcast TV, late-night talk show host Steven Colbert joked about oral sex acts between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. On HBO, Bill Maher suggested that President…

May 27, 2017

If a conservative, in the context of American history and culture, is someone whose moral touchstone is personal responsibility, then it’s difficult to see what thirsting for the blood of scapegoats and wanting a would-be god-emperor to magically solve one’s problems have to do with…

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