Every day for the past several weeks, groups of protesters have marched peacefully on Elizabeth City’s streets demanding release of the body camera footage showing the April 21 shooting death of Andrew Brown Jr. by Pasquotank sheriff’s deputies. “Release the Tapes!” has been their just rallying cry.

The tortuous slow drip of police video footage in the fatal police shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. in Elizabeth City has confounded national media, which have struggled to explain this state’s convoluted police video law to the rest of the country.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans of Filipino descent had a median household income of just over $100,000 in 2019. The median household income of white Americans that year was about $66,000.

On May 8, my wife and I pulled into a gas station and filled the family car’s tank. It was just dumb luck. Within 24 hours, we were driving past gas stations with yellow plastic bags over the pump handles and “no gas” signs at the lot entrances.

Navigational lighthouses provide security, reassurance and direction to seafaring travelers. During a storm, quartermasters and ship captains alike find solstice from the beacon streaming from a lighthouse. The cylindrical shape and specific painting scheme provides daytime sea going travele…

While rural broadband deficits predated COVID-19, the pandemic has exploded the conversation surrounding what it means to access the internet in rural America.

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged each of us to recognize two important truths: that our own safety depends on the actions of others, and that our own choices impact those around us. Some populations, such as people living in prisons, are particularly vulnerable and rely heavily on others to protect their health and safety.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged each of us to recognize two important truths: that our own safety depends on the actions of others, and that our own choices impact those around us. Some populations, such as people living in prisons, are particularly vulnerable and rely heavily on others to protect their health and safety.

I was a guest clergy at St. James Episcopal Church in Belhaven during this Easter season where I asked a question of how the transforming miracles of the Bible might happen today. At its root, this is a question faced not only by Christians. Millions of people of many faiths wonder every day as to how they might achieve and experience the kind of grace described in ancient texts. I discovered new insight recently via two current happenings — a Zoom call and a car trip through a familiar intersection in wastern North Carolina.

In the nine elections between 1980 and 2012, candidates with one of three names — Bush, Cheney and Romney — appeared on the GOP’s national ticket nine times. Yet today, those names are all reviled by a party dominated by one man: Donald J. Trump.

In the nine elections between 1980 and 2012, candidates with one of three names — Bush, Cheney and Romney — appeared on the GOP’s national ticket nine times. Yet today, those names are all reviled by a party dominated by one man: Donald J. Trump.

Does President Joe Biden have a mandate to rebuild the United States? To remake American capitalism? To reshape the role of government? The president’s Democratic supporters say yes. But the results of the election that brought Biden to office say no.

Does President Joe Biden have a mandate to rebuild the United States? To remake American capitalism? To reshape the role of government? The president’s Democratic supporters say yes. But the results of the election that brought Biden to office say no.

Even after Jan. 6, Facebook didn’t want to deal once and for all with President Donald Trump’s poisonous lies, so it punted, first by suspending him “indefinitely,” and then by asking its blue-ribbon Oversight Board to review the decision. On Wednesday, the Oversight Board punted back. Over to you, Mark Zuckerberg.

In this graduation season, we should note with pride that 40 years ago ECU graduated its first class of physicians. This remarkable feat was accomplished just 16 years after Chancellor Leo Jenkins launched parallel efforts to obtain university status for East Carolina College and start a new medical school. Transforming ECU into an institution of national stature with a new school of medicine sparked remarkable advances in our community and region, which provides a very positive story to tell as ECU focuses on an innovative future under our new chancellor.

In early April Duke University announced that all new and returning Duke students must present proof of Covid vaccination before enrolling for the fall semester. Notre Dame, Cornell, Brown, Rutgers, Syracuse and Wake Forest have implemented the same requirement. Look for others to follow. But can they legally require vaccination?

In April, a Swedish plastics manufacturer announced that it would be locating its first U.S. production facility in Gaston County, creating 22 jobs at an average salary of $59,132. That news merited a press release from the state Department of Commerce and a quote from Gov. Roy Cooper.

Americans are so wont to say things like Remember the Alamo, Remember the Maine, Remember Pearl Harbor and Remember 9/11. We now have another remembrance: Tuesday, April 20, 2021. It’s the day a much-confused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on dead George Floyd and thanked him for “sacrifi…

Many Americans don’t or won’t wear masks, social distance, or get vaccinated. Yet they consider themselves to be “good Christians.” Until they themselves get infected and sick, the pandemic is other people’s problem.

It was a too-uncommon display of bipartisanship and government unity last week at the announcement Apple was going to invest about $1 billion, develop its first east coast campus, an engineering hub in the Triangle and create 3,000 high-paying jobs in North Carolina.