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Editor’s note: The following is a statement released by U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy, R-N.C., in response to an interview request by The Daily Reflector in Greenville about the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. It appears here as a letter to the editor.

Last weekend a college friend of 55 years hosted two of us from our class at her home in Elizabeth City. Approaching on U.S. Highway 17 from Virginia, I was struck by the array of wind turbines outside of town stirring up energy in demonstration of a forward-looking community.

For all those that hate and want to destroy Donald Trump and those Republicans who refer to themselves as “never Trumpers” I say this: Ask yourselves how did we get to Trump becoming president of the United States?

The world's largest telescope is way up there right now exploring that part of the universe in our immediate neighborhood, even if it scans an area a thousand or a million light years in extent.

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The world's largest telescope is way up there right now exploring that part of the universe in our immediate neighborhood, even if it scans an area a thousand or a million light years in extent.

In his Jan. 7 published statement, Third District Congressman Greg Murphy, R-N.C., accuses members of the House Select January 6 Committee of partisan distraction. In fact, it is the congressman who is trying to distract us from the truth about this tragic event.

It's Dec. 31 and I could not think of a better way to close out 2021 but with this story I saw on TV: A store clerk called the police to report someone had left a bag on the counter with four puppies inside. The two officers responding to the call — and later two others — decided that each w…

On the list of things Americans care about, Jan. 6, 2021 probably ranks somewhere between 500 and 600. But that of course didn’t stop the Democrats and media from feigning hysterical rhetoric and outrage.

The Jan. 6th Capitol riot was an exercise by a horde of misguided individuals seeking to disrupt the election of Joe Biden as president. Unfortunately, the death of a protester wasn’t the result of misguided ignorant participants.

A local columnist the other day wrote about Jan 6, 2021, and the headline The Daily Advance selected was “Tragedies of 2021 began with Jan. 6 insurrection.” Assuming that The Daily Advance selects headlines my first thought was does the writer of this column use the word “insurrection?” The …

What is in the Freedom to Vote Act, for which the Democrats will sacrifice the Senate filibuster — the requirement for 60 votes — in order to pass it? To describe it is to damn it. It would federalize all elections, and thus allow the invalidation of all state voter ID laws by stripping powe…

It seems that how fast one drives down Church Street is of no concern to law enforcement or our City Council. In fact I have noted the local police, sheriff and state vehicles running well above the limit without warning lights or sirens.

Editor’s note: The following is a statement released by U.S. Rep. Greg Murphy, R-N.C., in response to an interview request by The Daily Reflector in Greenville about the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. It appears here as a letter to the editor.

Environmental and other scientists know for certain that the climate on Mother Earth is rapidly changing. They know for certain that Earth and its waters are getting too warm.

On Nov. 19, 2008, then President Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel made this statement: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.”

The PBS News Hour just featured its annual collage of solo and choral group military service men and women singing “Feliz Navidad.” It was inspirational and just what many of us needed to end another COVID-19 year.

Chowan County and our town of Edenton have so many things to offer. Besides having its exceptional location and beauty, it is a mecca for historical tourism. Edenton has strong connections to the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights Movement.