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|Guest Column: Not all government is non-functional
Much has been put forth in the media citing polls that Americans
believe that our government in Washington, D.C., is
non-functional. Confidence in Congress is near the bottom of the
scale. This has been true for both Democrat and Republican
majorities in Congress.
Unlike on the national scene, here in Dare County, your Board of
Commissioners has, to date, put forth many actions which will lead to
positive results. Read
Commentary: Bathroom re-opens with on-duty compliance officer; gender identity assured
After being closed since late March, Oriental’s public restroom is
again open. The town has been able to hire a certified Gender
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Commentary: This is the face of poverty
was a memorial service for Dorothy Wray Semans Clark at 1 p.m. on
Saturday, April 2 at the Living Water Church of God in Chesapeake,
Va. The service was the last opportunity to say goodbye before her
ashes are scattered in the Colorado mountains.
service was the final piece of the jigsaw puzzle that was her life. We
know bits and pieces of other's lives, but it is not until all the
pieces are sorted and put together that we really understand who they
can't decide which is more correct -- that she died in poverty or of
poverty. I am certain that she -- like all of us -- wanted to depart
this world leaving something good behind. And I know that if by
telling her story, others can be helped and/or enlightened, she would
|Guest Column: Light issues problems plague island villages
have light pollution problems here on Hatteras Island, and they are
pretty easy to spot. Driving south across Bonner Bridge on a clear,
dark night you can see the sky glow of Rodanthe-Salvo-Waves.
Similarly as you drive between Avon and Salvo at night you can spot the
luminescent glow of the village three to five miles away from your