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How government programs have not only not eliminated poverty, they may have actually made poverty worse

December 22, 2014 | 03:38 PM
The story is told that when the Chinese learned that American farmers produced ten time as much corn per acre as the state farms in China did one of the first things they did when Nixon opened up exchange ...more»

The foolish man searches in all the wrong places

December 20, 2014 | 04:45 PM
The story is told that a police officer came across a man crawling around on the ground. The officer stopped and inquired if the man needed help. "Yes, I do," exclaimed the man. "I’m drunk but ...more»
From The Right

New Spending Bill: Sellout, disaster or good compromise?

December 19, 2014 | 08:14 AM
There has been a great deal of complaints over the new spending bill passed by Congress to fund most of the government until 30 September. Liberals complain it weakens the Dodd-Frank Financial Law and ...more»
D'ya think?

Rabble rousers, skin merchants and police

December 20, 2014 | 05:15 PM
Rabble Rousers, Skin Merchants, and Police A while back I tried to open a conversation about race in response to Eric Holder's contention that people are afraid to speak out about the subject....more»

Baynes out at Mid-East Commission

December 20, 2014 | 07:42 AM
Timothy Baynes has been fired as Director of the Mid-East Commission. In a letter dated December 19, 2014 Board Chairman Walter Willet advised Bayes that the termination is effective immediately but ...more»

Obama amplifies the shift in power to the Imperial Presidency

December 19, 2014 | 08:52 PM
There is little doubt in our mind that our Founding Fathers would be mortified if they knew what presidents in recent history, including BH Obama, have done to the concept of the "balance of power" between ...more»

What's wrong with Common Core?

feedback icon 4 | December 18, 2014 | 08:37 PM
There’s been a great deal written and said about "Common Core." What started out as an effort to form a common or uniform national curriculum has been essentially derailed. Instead, that approach ...more»

Commissioners vote to not do jail repairs: What's behind this?

feedback icon 2 | December 18, 2014 | 07:08 PM
To some, the Beaufort County Commissioners sent conflicting signals when they voted 4 to 3 to halt all work on the new jail proposed for Chocowinity and then voted not to make repairs to the existing ...more»

Beaufort commissioners vote to serve notice of termination of Chocowinity EMS's contract

December 18, 2014 | 07:05 PM
The following story appeared in the December 18, 2014 County Compass Beaufort County Commissioners voted five to two at the December 1st special called meeting to notify the Chocowinty EMS their present ...more»
Doc's Deliberations

Minimum wage

December 18, 2014 | 07:40 AM
Minimum Wage Everyone desires more income. But, is a forced increase in wages paid by employers to those with minimal skills the proper way for those individuals to obtain more income? Let’s ...more»

Are we headed for a third party?

December 17, 2014 | 08:22 PM

North Carolina can change the nation

December 15, 2014 | 09:45 PM

Columns

AgentPierceSaid

I agree with the latest UNC@CH protestors !!!!

December 05, 2014 | 06:01 AM
STOP THE PRESSES! The latest group of adolescent misfit toys are all aflutter over at UNC@Chapel Hill. Continuing a tradition going back to The Tet Offensive, The Selma March and The Demise of the ...more»
A Libertarian's Library

How are jobs actually created?

December 05, 2014 | 05:49 AM
Peter St. Onge, writing at mises.org gives us a simple lesson in "job creation" that we would commend to you, or Governor and some members of the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners....more»
From The Right

If these executive orders stand- beware America

feedback icon 1 | November 29, 2014 | 07:39 PM
If These Executive Orders stand- Beware America Obama’s Executive Orders on Immigration have again driven a wedge between the people of the United States. Many are upset and feel he has exceeded ...more»
D'ya think?

Patrician horse traders

November 29, 2014 | 08:32 AM
Patrician Horse Traders We are hearing a lot about the negotiation with Iran over their nuclear program. It begins to look as though the Prez (wanna be Patrician) and his (already) Patrician spear ...more»
For Love of God and Country

An outrageous comparison: Amnesty as the next ‘Emancipation Proclamation’

feedback icon 1 | November 27, 2014 | 06:52 PM
According to Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, President Obama's plan to excuse the illegal action of millions of immigrants not unlike Abraham Lincoln's effort to free slaves....more»
AgentPierceSaid

WWKCD - "Miss Kitty" vs UNC's Sugar Babes

November 25, 2014 | 08:44 PM
Dean Katherine "Kitty" Carmichael was bigger than life to UNC students back in The 60s. She was The Church Lady long before there was Saturday Night Live. "Kitty" was Dean of Women at UNCCH in the ...more»
AgentPierceSaid

I was not there (in Ferguson). Were you?

November 25, 2014 | 06:18 PM
I HAVE actually been to St Louis, probably more often than most of you. But I’ve never been to its suburb of Ferguson. I certainly was not there on the night of the Michael Brown incident....more»
D'ya think?

Green energy

feedback icon 1 | November 23, 2014 | 01:46 PM
Green Energy The money we spend on our pursuit of so called "green energy" seems to know no bounds. Are you ready to be outraged?? If so, read on... In April 2011 The Department of Energy announced ...more»
Southern Reflections

Taking care of business at home

November 23, 2014 | 01:44 PM
Taking Care of Business at Home Recent election results have riveted our attention on the national scene. What with the threat of ISIS, 5 Million illegals being added to our employment roles, NSA using ...more»
From The Right

The Consequences of being caught in a Deception

November 21, 2014 | 05:03 PM
Any government elected official is only as effective as his or her word. Develop a pattern of deception or outright lying to the Public and you have lost your ability to effectively govern....more»
Eastern Sportsman

Eastern Sportsman

September 24, 2011 | 04:03 PM
We are providing you with an RSS feed to the latest hunting, fishing and outsdoors articles from the internet....more»

BCCC schedules two courses for Concealed Carry Permit seekers

October 28, 2014 | 03:22 PM
The Division of Continuing Education at Beaufort County Community College will offer courses in November and December for individuals seeking to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The course ...more»

Mattimoe returns to BCCC for poetry reading

October 01, 2014 | 09:28 AM
Former Lead Instructor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Beaufort County Community College Tim Mattimoe returns to campus to read from his new book of poetry, Calligraphy on the Moon’s Face. The ...more»

BCCC to open its doors to community Oct. 2

September 30, 2014 | 11:36 AM
Beaufort County Community College is opening its doors and inviting members of the community throughout its service area to visit and learn about opportunities available to them. The college will hold ...more»

Beaufort County Early College High School teacher named North Carolina History Teacher of the Year

September 24, 2014 | 09:21 AM
Amanda Smith, a teacher at Beaufort County Early College High School, has been named North Carolina History Teacher of the Year for 2014. Smith teaches World History and Civics and Economics to ninth ...more»

Education Forum for candidates set for Sept. 30; public invited to submit questions

August 26, 2014 | 09:53 AM
Do you want to know where candidates for political office stand on teacher tenure, school vouchers, public school and college funding? If so, a forum for candidates would be a good time to ask them and ...more»

Protect and Serve

Deprivation of rights under Color of Law

feedback icon 2 | February 26, 2014 | 06:14 PM
We have made reference to, on several occasions, illegal acts of public officials "under color of law." From comments and questions we have received it is clear to us that not many people understand ...more»

Final Tayloe Pharmacy case dismissed

feedback icon 9 | April 13, 2013 | 10:23 AM
Nearly a year later, the Government’s case in the Tayloe Pharmacy drug bust is over. Last week (4-11-13) the U. S. Attorney dismissed all of the felony charges against the final defendant, Amanda ...more»

County faces lawsuit from Sheriff Department's actions in 12th Street siege case

feedback icon 5 | February 18, 2013 | 05:12 PM
Regular readers of this site know about The Sieze on 12th Street. If not, you can find the series in the left column under the Protect and Serve section. Now the County faces a possible lawsuit ...more»

Bad cops are a symptom of a bad accountability system

January 06, 2013 | 05:24 PM
We honestly and earnestly believe that most law enforcement officials are honest, brave and hardworking people who really care about making our society a better place. But unfortunately, not all of them ...more»

12th St. Siege case dismissed because of a bungle by sheriff's deputies before the defense could present its case.

feedback icon 7 | October 31, 2011 | 06:26 PM
It was not a good day for the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department. The case against Carter Leary in the June 15, 2011 12th street siege case was thrown out of court before the defense even put ...more»

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Texas A&M University study ranks Obama fifth best President..... ever.

December 21, 2014 | 10:38 AM
Texas A&M University study ranks Obama fifth best President..... ever. This is a very interesting study. I approve of it. The Texas A&M Study calls Obama the 5th Best President in Americas history. ...more»

Sheriff makes arrest in Southside case

December 19, 2014 | 02:12 PM
Press release: On December 16, 2014, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received various reports through various social media sources of a threat directed toward Southside High School located ...more»

McConnell maneuvers key conservative out of Senate Budget chair

December 19, 2014 | 11:26 AM
Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) has been ranking Republican on the US Senate Budget Committee for four years. Usually when a party gains a Senate majority, its ranking members then become the committee ...more»

The Impetrial Presidency

December 19, 2014 | 09:43 AM
Comparing the executive orders of one President to another is and interesting read but we keep missing the mark. The United States should operate on the rule of law and the US Constitution. Because ...more»

Boehner, McConnell and 1933

December 18, 2014 | 04:02 PM
When we look at Obama trying to rule by decree, we should consider German politics in the year 1933 after the Reichstag fire. Hitler was Chancellor but his party did not have a majority in the Reichstag ...more»

Sheriff's Office issues press release re. Southside High School threats

December 17, 2014 | 06:26 PM
On December 16, 2014, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received various reports through various social media sources of a threat directed toward Southside High School located on Hwy 33 E in ...more»

Supreme Court

December 16, 2014 | 08:41 AM
Fox news is reporting: "The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that police officers may use evidence seized during a traffic stop even if the reason the officers pulled the car over was based on a misunderstanding ...more»

CRomnibus was a sellout

Jesse Helms Republican | Dec 22 | 07:18 AM
It amazes me when sometimes a conservative drinks the Boehner koolaid. The last CR should have run ...more»

We will need to defend Walter again from the DC elitists

Jesse Helms Republican | Dec 21 | 11:18 AM
Last primary election, Walter Jones came under attack from the Washington, DC insiders, the beltway ...more»

No difference

George H. Schryer | Dec 21 | 08:52 AM
A perfect example of why nothing will change in the halls of power and corruption. Unfortunately Term ...more»

New SCF radio ad on the Boehner betrayal

Jesse Helms Republican | Dec 21 | 07:14 AM
The Senate Conservatives Fund has a new radio ad out on Boehner's betrayal of the Republican base in ...more»

Jeff Sessions is one of most principled Senators

RSemmes | Dec 21 | 03:09 AM
Senator Jeff Sessions probably let standing for principle end his shot at this chairmanship. He knew ...more»

New Congress should junk ethanol mandate

RSemmes | Dec 21 | 03:01 AM
the new Congress should junk the oppressive ethanol mandate, but don't count on it with Obama enablers ...more»

ethanol

Nickey Riley | Dec 20 | 09:54 AM
it's not only 2 cycle engines automotive manufactures are behind ethanol they want old car's...more»

Common Core

Eppie | Dec 19 | 04:13 PM

Not a dime's worth of difference.

BC | Dec 19 | 12:09 PM

What about Priorities?

Buzz Cayton | Dec 19 | 10:04 AM

Bush and Christie support Common Core

Jesse Helms Republican | Dec 19 | 04:54 AM

VOA land is a boondoggle

Jesse Helms Republican | Dec 19 | 04:44 AM

Bonus Deal Where have the Fighter Pilots gone

Teresa Schryer Ader | Dec 18 | 03:27 PM

no amnesty

andrew herrera | Dec 18 | 02:19 PM

Term Limits

Bryan Anderson | Dec 18 | 10:07 AM

Term Limits

George H. Schryer | Dec 18 | 07:09 AM

Community Bulletin Board

Beaufort County Department of Social Services Monthly Board Meeting

December 15, 2014 | 02:31 PM
****PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT**** To: Board of Social Services From: Sonya A. Toman, Director Re: Department of Social Services Board Meeting The Board of Social Services regularly scheduled ...more»

Washington City Council meets Dec. 8

December 03, 2014 | 12:28 PM
The Washington City Council will meet Monday December 8, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council chamber at City Hall. You can download the agenda and supporting documentation by clicking on the link to the ...more»

Beaufort County Department of Social Services Monthly Board Meeting

December 01, 2014 | 08:05 AM
****PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT**** To: Board of Social Services From: Sonya A. Toman, Director Re: Department of Social Services Board Meeting The Board of Social Services regularly scheduled ...more»

Washington City Council to meet Monday 11-24-14

November 19, 2014 | 07:40 PM
The Washington City Council will meet Monday, November 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The agenda and supporting materials may be reviewed by downloading the at the link to the ...more»

Want to learn more about windpower?

November 05, 2014 | 08:01 PM
Chowan County citizens are sponsoring a FREE wind energy education get-together, on Saturday, November 22, from 9 AM to noon. The location is the First Presbyterian Church meeting room (200 South Moseley ...more»

Pizza Night

October 17, 2014 | 10:04 AM

My Personal Experience voting in North Carolina on November 4, 2014

THEODORE ZIOLKOWSKI | November 04, 2014 | 11:47 PM
My personal experience with voting today in Precinct 013 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. (1.) I am handicapped and had a severe problem. (2.) I voted in Precinct 013 in Forsyth County. (3.) The ...more»

Tayloes' Hospital Pharmacy

George H. Schryer | October 14, 2014 | 01:27 PM
I used to use the pharmacy at Walmart for most of my medical supplies until last Sunday. My wife had just been released from the hospital and I had to get some medicines for her to take early the next ...more»

RE: “This is Big. It could be really big for Beaufort County”

Andrew Menaquale | September 22, 2014 | 04:29 PM
Dear Editor, Anyone reading "This is Big. It could be really big for Beaufort County" should be aware of some serious problems with the report’s analysis before deciding how "big" this would actually ...more»
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