Zoning issues are becoming more of a problem for the county and its eleven municipalities as business developers and property owners, seeking to expand commercial development, encroach into areas originally zoned for residential use. The result of these conflicts are rezoning requests that i…

Carteret County Commissioners have unfairly and disingenuously made N.C. Representative Pat McElraft part of their efforts to take total control of the county’s communications to taxpayers and residents by claiming that she is complicit in the county’s participation in H.B. 51.

Despite the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, North Carolina’s tax revenues have remained surprisingly robust, which is giving Governor Cooper an excuse to spend unbudgeted funds rather than to conserve them for future needs. The state can ill afford the governor’s spendthri…

Growth is happening rapidly in Carteret County and this fact has the attention of the four Bogue Banks town mayors of Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Indian Beach and Emerald Isle. Unfortunately, these four town officials are not that confident that the rest of county is as concerned or p…

Democrats on the N.C. State Board of Education voted Thursday to drive a political agenda focused on social and cultural engineering designed to tear down America’s greatness with the intention of promoting a more globalist perspective. The result of this decision, combined with the current …

North Carolina voters are dissatisfied with the state’s education leaders, from Raleigh to the local school board, according to a recent poll. This loss of faith in the leadership of the state’s public education system may result in less control of a monolithic industry by a select few and o…

North Carolina State Board of Education members, meeting in Raleigh this week, chose to ignore growing concerns regarding academic progress in the state’s public school system and instead spent hours arguing over proposed changes in the state’s social studies curriculum focused on liberal, s…

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Public education is experiencing a profound change as a result of the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Highlighting this change are two disparate events that are resulting in a review of how education is being delivered and who is the ultimate judge about the process.

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Inaugural addresses are important for U.S. Presidents to establish the goals and objectives of their administration that will motivate the country to participate in a shared goal. Unfortunately, President Joe Biden missed that opportunity Wednesday as he took the oath of office on the West F…

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Bullying of political opponents, particularly conservatives who dare to support President Trump, now includes using the broad brush of ‘guilt by association.’ Sadly, this is happening at all levels of the political spectrum and deserves a quick resounding rebuke from the public.

“Dysfunctional” is the operable description for the activities in Washington D.C. as Democrats in Congress draw up plans to punish their Republican counterparts for support of President Trump over the past four years. Compounding this perception of political guilt to be applied to Republican…

Public school students at every level nationwide have been and are going to be short changed in their education experience due to the restrictions on in-class participation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Action must be initiated immediately to remediate this damage and to improve remo…

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