Yearly Archives: 2019

Celebration set for Sunday — “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

GRANTSBORO – Everyone is invited to a Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration this Sunday, Jan. 20 beginning at 4 pm in the Delamar Center on the Highway 306 campus of Pamlico Community College. The event, sponsored by a local group known as Citizens Involved In Government, is free. Doors open at 3:45 pm. For more information, contact Sandra Hawkins at (252) 745-3619.…

Trump to Pelosi: “No taxpayer-paid flight for you!”

January 17, 2019 The Honorable Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Madame Speaker: Due to the Shutdown, I am sorry to inform you that your trip to Brussels, Egypt, and Afghanistan has been postponed. We will reschedule this seven-day excursion when the Shutdown is over. In light of the 800,000 great American workers not receiving pay, I am sure you would agree that postponing this public relations event is totally appropriate. I also feel that, during this period, it would be better if you were in Washington negotiating with me and joining the St…

Stage set for important Jan. 22 hearing

Peek into background of controversy! BAYBORO – A majority of elected officials appear poised to adopt a drastic change in the governance of the Pamlico County Health Department – but first the seven-member board of County Commissioners must get past a public hearing scheduled for 7pm on Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the second floor conference room of the Bayboro Courthouse. Over the last decade, the local health department has seen a revolving door of almost a dozen interim, temporary and/or semi-permanent executive directors. Throughout the turmoil, an appointed and now largely disgruntl…

Getting comfy with big numbers!

First in a series: IT’S THE ECONOMY! By Craig Welling Before looking at historical information, let’s look at some terminology commonly used to describe the overall economy. Growing: If the overall economy is growing (expanding), there should be opportunities for us as individuals to benefit. Maybe a pay raise, a bonus, or a change of jobs for better pay. Starting a new business or expanding an existing business could provide higher income and profits. The chances of borrowing money to finance the business will probably be improved in a growing economy. Stagnant: If the economy is not g…
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