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As Carteret County’s 11 municipalities respond to rapid growth of their communities, which will accelerate once I-42 terminates at the Newport town limits in the next seven years, they are now facing an added challenge - municipal leadership.

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Just as the nation and the state wrap up National School Choice Week, Jan. 22-29, it is worth noting that the one organization most opposed to this concept, the Nation Educational Association (NEA) and its state affiliate the North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE), are increasing the…

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Education has, for well over 150 years, been seen as a simple process of teaching the basics of life skills, the three R’s as they are known - reading, writing and arithmetic. As society, technology and science have advanced so too has the need to make significant changes in the educational …

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N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein’s announcement this week that he is running for governor in 2024 is a clear indication that state politics is both big business requiring millions of dollars in investments and has become a full-time occupation. But, the nature and messaging used in the annou…

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Peletier Commissioner Steven Overby’s sudden and precipitous resignation from that town’s board of commissioners, after only a year of service, highlights the impacts of political polarization and inertia delaying important decisions that this relatively new town is facing.

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Once again N.C. Treasurer Dale Folwell is being targeted for taking his job seriously- to assure the best services at the best price for state operations, in this case health care services for retired and current state employees. But this time the criticism, involving a decision to make a ch…

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Recent vandalism of electrical power stations and the rolling blackouts associated with record cold temperatures have shed a light on an issue that politicians and global climate experts have ignored as they’ve pushed for green energy development- our infrastructure is aging and in desperate…

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Monday evening’s public hearing by the Carteret County Commissioners regarding the rezoning of a 156-acre lot just outside the town of Peletier’s Extra Territorial Jurisdiction did more than conclude a debate over the development of a proposed recreational vehicle and campsite park, it showe…

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Carteret County Commissioners are expected Monday evening to finally settle a dispute regarding a potential RV park on 156 acres of previous wooded natural area on Highway 58 outside of the town of Peletier’s extra territorial jurisdiction. Their decision will not only have major growth rami…

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“Wacktivism” is North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell’s description of the efforts by the international investment firm Black Rock to promote stock investments in nascent green technology industries over high performing and sustainable industries that have “carbon footprints.”

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Vandalism of the Duke Energy electrical substation in Moore County last week has done more than just focus national attention on that golf resort community’s unexpected disruption, it should focus attention on the vulnerability of the nation’s infrastructure. Yet ultra-liberals are working o…

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Carteret County is blessed with a variety of special attributes that distinguish this coastal community. The most obvious are its unique coastal geography which provides easy access to inland and coastal waters, and the culture of local communities that have long relied on and benefited from…

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With only two U.S. House seats yet to be decided, nearly a month after the mid-term election, it is time for the nation to refocus on a season that is best known for celebrations, gift giving and charity- Christmas. But even this final season of the year is fraught with conflict and discomfo…

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Our National Day of Thanksgiving is often equated with a quaint image of the Pilgrims celebrating their second year of survival in Plymouth, Massachusetts, following a harsh winter and drought with the help of the native Wampanoag Indian tribe. But the national recognition of this day of tha…

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