July 26, 2017

Opioids are one of the big surprises of my late middle age.

It was four years ago in July that I had my brief fling with Oxycodone.

The magic pills were prescribed by doctors with the best of intentions after I had a new, titanium right hip installed. I remember the nurse at "hip school" a month…


July 26, 2017

Kudos to Holly Koerber Audette and her column on July 3rd. As usual, Holly articulated perfectly how those of us on the political right with “traditional” values feel. To the leftist dirtbags rioting and destroying everything they can without ever being called out by the liberal media,…

July 26, 2017

Change is coming to Elizabeth City. In October, we will have a new mayor, and a least three new members on City Council.

It is in every citizen’s best interest that we elect thoughtful, dedicated leaders. Individuals willing to do their homework, listen to constituents, and come to meetings…

July 25, 2017


July 24, 2017

Well the gong has rung and the filing deadline for municipal elections has come and gone.

I have consulted about campaigns and candidates for decades. I always stress the importance of numbers and not relying on the anecdotal observations or commentary a candidate hears. It is often not reliable as…


July 24, 2017


July 23, 2017

“We do lots of water activities.”


July 23, 2017

The issue: Council recently rejected a proposal to tie council compensation to attendance at council meetings.

Our position: This was the right decision. Attendance at meetings isn’t a financial incentives issue; it’s a political issue. It’s not city council who should decide…

July 23, 2017

Am I the only one aware of grave robbers and vandalism in our local cemeteries?

I have consistently honored my parents’ memory with nice arrangements from Jeffrey’s Florist on holidays, their birthdays and seasonally. They’ve all been in the same weighted copper pot since…

July 23, 2017

Recently a letter-writer questioned whether or not “some of The Daily Advance's ultra conservative neo-Christian regular letter writers were real warm-blooded human beings.” I feel rather certain that the primary target of his allegation was the author of another remarkable piece that…

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