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November 03, 2019

When we recently encouraged Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County officials to spend taxpayer funds helping YMCA at the Pines fund its operations for next year, we did so believing proceeds from the two governments’ share of occupancy tax revenues could be used for the $50,000 the nonprofit…

October 27, 2019

We’re not sure yet what the large turnout of early voters in Hertford means. We in fact won’t know what it means for about another week and a half — until the town’s election results come in on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

But one can’t help but hope that the fact that more than…

October 20, 2019

Capital campaigns can be a great way for nonprofits to raise funds.

October 13, 2019

By openly defying Congress’ impeachment inquiry, claiming he won’t cooperate with subpoenas for documents or witnesses, President Trump has placed himself above the law, embarking on a path that almost certainly will end with his impeachment.

October 06, 2019

A golf course may not be the first place you think of when considering where to invest public tax dollars.

But when the golf club is YMCA at The Pines — the public golf course, swimming pool and meeting facility operated by YMCA of South Hampton Roads — public investment sounds like a…

September 22, 2019

We can certainly understand the impulse to tell someone who’s unhappy with you to go someplace where they will be happy.

Parents certainly feel like doing it all the time. So do spouses, friends, co-workers, bosses and merchants. Suffice to say, if you have interactions with people, at one…

September 22, 2019

We can certainly understand the impulse to tell someone who’s unhappy with you to go someplace where they will be happy.

Parents certainly feel like doing it all the time. So do spouses, friends, co-workers, bosses and merchants. Suffice to say, if you have interactions with people, at one…

September 15, 2019

One of the most significant findings of the 9/11 Commission — the independent panel that studied how ill prepared America was for the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks — was that America’s leaders dramatically underestimated the ruthlessness and ingenuity of those who wished to do this nation harm.

August 25, 2019

Economic development can often be a nebulous concept. You know it may be happening, but it’s still hard to wrap your head around and see the benefits.

Not so this month. Not once, but twice, state officials made the trip to Elizabeth City to formally announce business expansion projects that…

August 18, 2019

The typical assumption by residents on City Council’s decision to require a police presence for the duration of certain official meetings, would be that council wants to ensure public safety. Granted, the tragic string of recent mass-shooting incidents being reported would justify some…

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