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August 22, 2017

Several years ago at a local church, I asked that we pray for America because I believed we were at a crossroad and facing the greatest peril in our history. I was met with a look of stunned disbelief. Later, I renewed my request for the same reasons with similar results. Not one congregant seemed…

August 22, 2017

I am writing in regard to your article, "Man gets probation for fatal collision," published on Monday, Aug. 14. It was unbelievable that Jeremy Basnight was given a mere 60-day jail sentence in the vehicular death of Pamela Nichols, who was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband.

To add…

August 22, 2017

Someone must do something to make sure that our president never says: "Who knew nuclear weapons ( or climate change) were so destructive?

Jim Bridges

Elizabeth City

August 22, 2017

I was very glad to read that the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northeastern North Carolina has recently urged the Pasquotank Board of Commissioners to adopt a new animal welfare ordinance. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in 1866 in…

August 22, 2017

RALEIGH — What difference does it make?

No, I’ve not become jaded, defeatist, or desperate. I’m naturally optimistic. While perfection is impossible in our world, things can be better than they are. Through purposeful action, all of us can help make that happen.

As a conservative,…

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August 21, 2017

Mitt Romney issued this statement about the Charlottesville, Virginia, protest regarding a Confederate statue: “No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes.”

August 20, 2017

Two years ago, following the murder of nine black churchgoers in Charleston by a white supremacist who was inspired by Confederate imagery, many communities across the South, including this one, were forced to confront their own connection to the Confederacy.

The confrontation in Elizabeth City…

August 20, 2017

One hears so many ultraconservative people say today, “We want our country back.”

I think the Native-American people are the only ones who have a legitimate right to make that statement. Unless you are a Native American, you are an immigrant, like it or not!

I think…

August 20, 2017

If the riot at Charlottesville, Virginia, has shown us anything it's that anarchy will continue as long as the governors of the affected states do nothing to quell the violence.

It is not the province of the president of the United States to busy himself with local matters, and that's exactly what…

August 20, 2017

Columnist John Hood finds it inconvenient and too costly to ban plastic bags on the Outer Banks. Plastic bags in the ocean and sounds kill birds, turtles and other marine life. A floating plastic bag in the water looks like a jelly fish and lunch for a turtle. Ingesting plastic is deadly for shore…

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