For more than a year, the University of North Carolina’s Board of Governors has tried to resolve a problem that didn’t really exist: What should it do with Silent Sam? The Confederate statue with its racist roots had been topped by protesters on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus in August 2018. Agree with the method or not, Silent Sam no longer was a safety hazard or a source of pain and controversy to the school community.

Monday, December 09, 2019
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President Trump didn’t jet off to Madrid for last week’s United Nations climateklatsch, but Nancy Pelosi brought a congressional delegation — and a message. “By coming here,” she proclaimed at a news conference, “we want to say to everyone: We’re still in. The United States is still in.”

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Jack Bagwell began his duties as College of The Albemarle’s 11th president last week, and already he’s striking the right notes, engaging on the right issues, and showing the public visibility the college needs from its leader.

Friday, December 06, 2019
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Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign, which began with possibility like none other in this election cycle, ended abruptly for the most prosaic of reasons. It “simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue,” she announced Tuesday.

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Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign, which began with possibility like none other in this election cycle, ended abruptly for the most prosaic of reasons. It “simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue,” she announced Tuesday.

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Friday, December 06, 2019
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Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign, which began with possibility like none other in this election cycle, ended abruptly for the most prosaic of reasons. It “simply doesn’t have the financial resources we need to continue,” she announced Tuesday.

Thursday, December 05, 2019

The breakdown in global recycling markets and the growing public alarm over plastic waste in the ocean has prompted appropriately consequential action across the globe.

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In 2009, President Barack Obama promised that under Obamacare, “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.”

Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Monday, December 02, 2019

It has become obvious that Russia’s shameless leaders don’t care what the world thinks of their systematic cheating in sports. Just another anti-Russian slander, declared Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov when confronted with the latest evidence, this time of an attempted cover-up of past cheating.

Sunday, December 01, 2019

North Carolina reigns as a hotbed of capitalism. Our legislature even requires public schools to teach the virtues of free enterprise.

After years of planning and a four-year successful pilot program, Elizabeth City officials are finally embarking on a $8.3 million program to make every water and electric meter in the city “smarter.”

Saturday, November 30, 2019

To a community leader who has dedicated his life to helping others. The Rev. Rodney Coles, founder of Churches Outreach Network in Greenville, has been formally recognized by U.S. Congressman Greg Murphy for his service to eastern North Carolina. Coles, who spent last weekend feeding the needy at the JOY Soup Kitchen, recalled the poverty of his childhood and said he believes he is called to service by God. There is no doubt he is a blessing to his community.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

They say the definition of a political gaffe is when a politician is caught telling the truth. Well, Republican Sen. Jerry Tillman on Nov. 15 told the truth about his party’s motives in drawing new maps for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Monday, November 25, 2019

Faced with a troubling outbreak of a mysterious vaping-related illness and the skyrocketing use of electronic cigarettes among teens, President Trump announced in September that the Food and Drug Administration would pull flavored electronic-cigarettes from the market, possibly within weeks.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Thanks to efforts by local officials and state Rep. Howard Hunter, state lawmakers included $100,000 in the state budget this year for construction of a shelter in Elizabeth City to provide emergency housing for the city’s homeless population.

Friday, November 22, 2019