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MIKE WALDEN COLUMN: Was popping the mileage fee balloon a good idea?

There’s a concept in politics called a “trial balloon.” It’s a way to test the support for a policy idea before it is formally proposed. ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Spread the news

I saw on a weather website the other day that we are expecting an inch. Can you believe that we might actually see an inch…of ... Read more

3 days ago by Staff Reports.

D.G. MARTIN COLUMN: Quirky characters save the Hatteras Lighthouse

Do you remember back in 1999 when the Hatteras Lighthouse was moved about 1,000 yards to escape the rising ocean? A happy outcome was not ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Corporate tax should be priority

North Carolina state government is headed into the 2021-22 fiscal year with nearly $5 billion in unanticipated revenue and unencumbered savings. Even after making critical ... Read more

4 days ago by Staff Reports.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Albemarle streets in bad shape

I no longer live inside the city limits of Albemarle since moving in 2019; however, I did for over 65 years and paid taxes for ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

CRYSTAL COCKMAN COLUMN: An early morning adventure

A recent Monday I was given the day off and decided to meet a good friend at Morrow Mountain State Park for a hike. We ... Read more

6 days ago by Staff Reports.

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: A family time

Our family was hoping for some good weather for Easter. With a few cold nights before Easter, we weren’t sure the weather was going to ... Read more

1 week ago by Staff Reports.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: ‘Partisan’ reading bill passes easily

On March 31, the North Carolina Senate passed the hugely controversial SB 387, titled the Excellent Public Schools Act of 2021, by margin of 48 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

JOHN HOOD COLUMN: Political fantasies can be costly

RALEIGH — It’s hard not to play along when children come up with cute untruths. For example, for a time one of my boys used ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

DOUG CREAMER COLUMN: Using your talents

It seems like we have been fighting water problems for several weeks at our house. First, we had an underground leak. We got that repaired ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

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