Opinion

A challenge for cheaters

The majority of you have been cheating. A recent survey said 91 percent of Americans do work-related tasks off the clock. Thirty-seven percent spent more ... Read more

Seeking beneficial solutions

That unsightly, floating green mess on Jack’s Creek isn’t algae or scum. It’s aquatic vegetation known as duckweed. What might look terrible to us is ... Read more

Sound Off, Sept. 1, 2013

I see somebody called in and said should the students wear uniforms? I say, “No.” Everybody does not need to be dressed alike. That’s why ... Read more

Sound Off, Aug. 30, 2013

Can someone soon tell us when the city is going to get out here and clean up the trees that have been cut down in ... Read more

Sound Off, Aug. 27, 2013

I picked up a copy of the County Compass, basically a Pamlico County paper, and I can’t believe how Hood Richardson is blasting our sheriff, ... Read more

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Columns

Beaufort County economy, Beaufort County workforce

I’ve always been impressed with how many people volunteer their time to help their community and others in need of help in Beaufort County. Beaufort ... Read more

Dishing the dirt: maximize your pruning

From the Extension Master Gardeners In general, the best time to prune woody shrubs and trees is during late winter or early spring when plants ... Read more

Write Again … If I win the lottery

This weekly endeavor is being written the morning after the winning results of the $billion-plus Power Ball drawings (Jan. 13, 2016). So. This is now ... Read more

Heart failure and exercise

February is American Heart Month, which brings awareness to the fact that coronary heart disease is the No. 1 killer in the nation of both ... Read more

Write Again … Such were his gifts

Today’s column, friends, is mostly an obituary-news feature that appeared in the Miami Herald in January. It’s about Dr. William David Sime. Dave Sime. Some ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

How to fix a Pamlico Sound estuarine system

To the Editor: It’s my responsibility as a fisherman to help this estuarine to survive for generations to come. I have a lot of knowledge ... Read more

Letter to the editor: Residents should vote ‘yes’ in March

To the Editor: I read with interest your recent editorial entitled “Schools need county’s support more than ever.” While I agree our county leaders have ... Read more

Letter to the editor: The diet of Lent

To the Editor: This Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period before Easter, when many Christians abstain from animal foods in remembrance of Jesus’ ... Read more

Playground should be built around the ‘big wheel’

To the Editor, I just drove by the (Havens Garden) Park and counted seven children climbing all over the “wheel.” Forget history and nostalgic pictures, ... Read more

Letter to the editor: Humane Society needs to do more for rescue animals

To the Editor, I read with interest your story about the collaborative effort ongoing in this community to find homes for as many animals as ... Read more