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

The presidency and my experience in the Air Force

When I graduated from high school in 1963, I immediately joined the U.S. Air Force. They let me have the summer off and sent me ... Read more

How to be gluten-free in restaurants

It is estimated that 18 million Americans have “nonceliac gluten sensitivity” whereas 3 million are estimated to have diagnosed celiac disease — an autoimmune disorder ... Read more

Support our wildlife refuge managers

When I read Bill McKibben’s “The End of Nature” a number of years ago, the part that struck me the most was not all of ... Read more

Write Again … Where did it go?

Missing. Where, oh where, did it all go? Well, now. That is the question. Where, indeed? And just what is it that’s missing, Mr. Column ... Read more

The gift of life

Will my doctors still try to save my life if they know I’m a registered organ donor? This is one of the 10 most frequently ... Read more

Letters to the Editor

Serving as a model for rural healthcare

To the Editor, In reference to recent media attention regarding the “Save the Hospital” efforts, our family would like to express our unwavering support for ... Read more

Law protects rights of young children

To the Editor, OK. I’ve listened to all the spin on HB2, all of it demonizing our Governor, Lt. Governor and our General Assembly. Ben ... Read more

Letter to the editor: Eating sustainably

To the Editor, With the 47th annual observance of Earth Day just around the corner, this is a great time to explore more effective ways ... Read more

Recognize the reality and act

To the Editor, Twelve years ago, I relocated to eastern North Carolina. Good schools, moderate real estate prices, affordable taxes, nearby health services and great ... Read more

Fund balances should be about dollars

To the Editor, Misters Richardson, Alligood and Waters and Ms. Radcliffe are all climbing the wrong tree. Fund balances should be about dollars not percentages. ... Read more