Major crises such as the world is experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic always bring out the true character in people, particularly political leaders. It is during these momentous events that we see specific separation between charity and avarice, between hope and despair and even between …

As the state, the country and the world worry about saving lives of those people exposed to the COVID-19 virus, we have to question why N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein would want to focus on the removal of life for the unborn.  Stein and 20 other Democrat state Attorneys General signed a gr…

As government offices avoid public meetings in confined spaces due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, state, county and municipal public officials are relying on the benefits of technology to conduct their public meetings. Terms such as video conferencing and Zoom (a brand of video conferencing…

The recent criticisms of President Trump’s press conference Sunday, in which he noted that the “federal government is following the lead of the states” is foretelling of a threat far greater than the one the nation faces with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two government declarations were made this past week that had major economic impact on our county. But the implementation of the decisions stands in stark contrast as to how the respective government agencies understand the ramifications of their decisions.

National Sunshine Week is celebrated nationally each year to promote the benefits of open and transparent government and to remind the public that our government, as noted by Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, is a “government of the people, for the people, by the people.”  This year’s National …

Carteret County is facing challenging decisions as it deals with continued population growth and aging infrastructure, particularly its highways and bridges. Unfortunately there seems to be a lack of willingness to work with the state when it comes to highway investment.

As the state continues to finance recovery from hurricanes Matthew, Florence and Dorian there is another storm creating economic havoc that needs to be addressed. This storm goes by several names - novel coronavirus, COVID-19 and most recently Wuhan Coronavirus. No matter what it is called, …

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