March 25, 2018

We were struck by two recent starkly different prescriptions for responding to the burgeoning opioid addiction crisis that’s killing thousands of Americans, 42,000 of them just last year.

A group of health care, social work and law enforcement professionals meeting in Elizabeth City on March…

March 25, 2018

At the eastern end of Ehringhaus Street, where it intersects with Water Street, is a dilapidated brick building that sits empty at one of the city's busiest, high-visibility intersections.

It’s an eyesore, and it belongs to the College of The Albemarle Foundation where I’m a past…


March 23, 2018

Every time a Republican is elected into the White House, bad things happen. Why do we forget the history of voting tragedies? Maybe some voters are too young to have voted for Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, or George H.W. Bush. But they should remember the election of George W. Bush. 

It was…

March 22, 2018


March 22, 2018

Instead of “Harbor of Hospitality” perhaps Elizabeth City City Council should modify the Elizabeth City welcome signs to read: ”Harbor of Hospitality Unless You Are Russian.”

Councilman Johnnie Walton’s concerns could have been addressed if he and others had made the…

March 22, 2018

Having read the article in your paper about Food Lion buying the Farm Fresh store on Hughes Boulevard, I agree with at least two of the people interviewed by your reporter in the article. Elizabeth City does not need another Food Lion; we absolutely do need more variety of grocery stores. One…

March 21, 2018

Candidate Barack Obama, in his primary election for the Democratic nomination for president, said this about working-class, rust-belt workers: "They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

March 20, 2018

Science and theology agree that critical questions facing all of humanity involve our origin, the cause of our creation, and explanations of our existence. 

March 20, 2018

In an attempt to impress a group of young Marines during an appearance in San Diego last week, our commander in chief said, "You don't ever want to be on the other side of a fighting Marine, it's trouble."

March 20, 2018

Since hope is gone from the oval office. It’s stormy all day long for dear leader President Trump.

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