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Studying and creating art is an essential human need

It’s high time the arts get the respect they deserve as bona fide academic subjects for kids.
In the spring, owing to budget woes, the Hyde County School District cut the art teaching position from both schools and there’s no telling when it will be restored. 463 more words

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Obama's Wonderful Words

Obama’s Wonderful Words

Tom Wheeler is Chairman of the FCC. Tom Wheeler before becoming Chairman of the FCC was a lobbyist for the cable and wireless industry. 408 more words


Selecting county commissioners: time to re-examine?

While elections are on people’s minds, it is a good time to examine how the Hyde County Board of Commissioners are elected.
At present, five commissioners represent the following five townships: Lake Landing, Swan Quarter, Currituck, Fairfield and Ocracoke.All Hyde County voters elect these commissioners irrespective of the precinct where the voters reside. 314 more words

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A Good Person, Really?

A Good Person, Really?

At the bottom of the page is an excerpt from “War Machine’s” suicide note. For whiny self indulgence, it would be difficult to exceed. 812 more words


All should help stop bird collisions

As a bird enthusiast and avid conservation biologist, I was pleased to see your piece on bird-window collisions. Studying bird-window collisions, and how to prevent them, has been one of my focuses during my short academic life. 237 more words

Ocracoke's Flora & Fauna

Licensing Journalists: A Panic Decision or an Act of Desperation?

By Peter Quaqua /12 October 2014


I have been following the ongoing debate between the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) and the Liberian government over the licensing of journalists in the country and I am obliged to share my thoughts with the hope of putting some issues into context and to “cool the temper.” Honestly I thought we could spare ourselves of all these ‘distractions’ to apply our combined energies and resources to the national Ebola fight and stop opening new frontiers because we are doing more harm than good to our country. 2,668 more words

Press Freedom

Ocracoke necesita ser escuchado sobre el servicio de ferry de pasajeros

La idea de tener un servicio de ferry (o transbordador) de Hatteras a Ocracoke sólo para pasajeros ha existido por mucho tiempo. Debido a la ruta de los transbordadores de coches tienen que viajar entre las dos islas,  esta idea una vez más recibiendo escrutinio. 385 more words

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