Thursday, July 09, 2020
CURRITUCK — Currituck school officials have tapped a former superintendent of the Currituck County Schools to serve as interim principal at the county high school.
MURFREESBORO — Citing concerns expressed by students, the trustees at Chowan University in Murfreesboro have voted to remove the late U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms’ name from an athletic facility.
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
CHARLOTTE — After thorough analysis the Board of Directors for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), in conjunction with its Athletic Directors Association (ADA), has voted that NCAA sport competition sponsored by the conference will not occur during the fall of 2020 due t…
On December 24, 1913, deep in the northern Maine woods, loggers put down their tools and made their way back to the communal cabin in response to the clanging dinner bell.
A former member of the Currituck County High School baseball team will continue his baseball career at the professional level.
Some local recreation entities are accepting registrations for summer and/or fall athletic programs.
EDENTON — The Edenton Steamers picked up their third loss of the 2020 season and third consecutive loss to the Tidewater Drillers 15-7 on Thursday night at Historic Hicks Field.
Conference USA released the Old Dominion men’s and women’s basketball league play schedules on Tuesday afternoon.
Thursday, July 09, 2020
We’re all familiar with the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” During these incredibly challenging and unsettling times caused by COVID-19, this sage advice serves as a guidepost in helping ensure each child in North Carolina has a positive experience in re-entering their formal learning at the start of the the 20-21 school year.
Julian Eure’s recent article concerning historical monuments was superb. It was well-written and effectively showed both sides of the monument argument.
White supremacy is at the heart of the issue that is dividing our country. Since our country’s founding, whites have dominated other people and profited from their free, involuntary labor.
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
From police to portraits, from statues to school buildings, Americans are taking a new look at our racial — and racist — past. One legacy of that past is the Electoral College for electing presidents.
Dr. Thomas Sowell has just published “Charter Schools and Their Enemies.” He presents actual test scores of students in traditional public schools and charter schools on New York State Education Department’s annual English Language Arts test and its Mathematics Test. Sowell gives the results of student tests in charter schools such as KIPP, Success Academy, Explore Schools, Uncommon Schools, Achievement First as well as the traditional New York City public schools. On the English Language Arts test, a majority of charter school students, most of whom were black or Hispanic, tested proficient or above. Their achievement ratio was nearly 5 to 1. On the Mathematics test 68% of charter schools’ 161 grade levels had a majority of students testing proficient. In the traditional public schools, 177 grade levels, just 10% had a majority of their student testing proficient.
The Supreme Court last week needlessly poked a hole in Thomas Jefferson’s “wall of separation between church and state.” By a 5-4 vote, the court ruled in a case from Montana that if a state provides a tax break that benefits students at a secular private school, it must include private religious schools as well. The decision is doubly disappointing.
Sunday, July 05, 2020
Many of you are probably looking for family friendly activities to do during this time.
The board of advisers of the Currituck-Dare Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving needs in the local community.
Irene Ward recently retired from the Pasquotank County Library after 40 years.
Friday, July 03, 2020
Editor’s note: This is a recent sermon delivered by the Rev. Marc O’Neal, pastor at Camden United Methodist Church, Trinity United Methodist Church-South Mills, and Sharon United Methodist Church-South Mills.
In the world of science there is no more prestigious institution than Cambridge University’s Cavendish Laboratory. It is home to more than two centuries of Nobel Prize-winning research, including the discovery of the structure of DNA. Inscribed over its entrance of this institution are these…
When the Rev. Benny Oakes and his wife and four daughters sit around the dinner table each evening, they, like many other families during the COVID-19 pandemic, use the time to reflect on the day.
- Hertford police captain investigated after arrest of councilor
- Pasquotank board to discuss monument's future
- Milot’s Musings: The Lies of Black Lives Matter
- Later showing: Albemarle Movies 8 opening delayed again
- 2 Souls Wine Bar eyes November opening
- DayBreak will not reopen
- Businesses seeking to replace workers who aren't returning
- Currituck to host Fourth fireworks show Friday
- Officials honor teen who saved brothers from blaze
- Woman upset after BLM signs vandalized