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January 19, 2018

North Carolina’s Republican lawmakers tout how much they have cut taxes, but they’ve also quietly allowed an increase in what are essentially hidden taxes — state fees.

From the 2011-12 budget year — the first after Republicans took full control of the legislature…

January 19, 2018

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January 18, 2018

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January 18, 2018

CAMDEN, S.C. — While recently perusing unread books gathering dust on my shelves, one tome caught my eye and, upon being loosed from the grip of neglect, fell open to a random page from which leapt the following sentence: "The ancestors of a critical and growing mass of present-day Americans existed in dung heaps of humanity amidst rotting vegetables."

January 18, 2018

RALEIGH — If energy companies respond to the Interior Department’s recently announced process for pursuing oil and gas exploration off the North Carolina coast, it is likely that residents or visitors will never see any rigs, pipelines, or depots, as these facilities are located either far offshore or off the beaten path.

January 18, 2018

What the power-worshippers fail to understand is that power is by its very nature self-limiting (any power great enough to overpower itself is correspondingly weak enough to be overpowered by itself); and because power is never absolute, no one holds onto it forever. 

Calls for the execution…

January 18, 2018

A few months ago we all saw the Trump cabinet members, one by one, thank him for having chosen them for their positions. One would have thought you were actually seeing or hearing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s group.

But it wasn’t. It was happening at the White House in America, a…

January 17, 2018

It was very disappointing to open The Daily Advance on Sunday morning and read the following front-page headline: "City cuts public comment time limit."

January 17, 2018

Once blessed with two U.S. Postal Service locations, Elizabeth City for some time now has been the home of only a single post office, that being on Ehringhaus Street. 

January 17, 2018

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