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"...people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil" - John 3:19 ....... A forum by, for and about Beaufort County, NC.---Speaking Truth To Power---We seek to be Right, not balanced--- "Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right...to knowledge, as their great Creator...has given them understandings, and a desire to know, but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge; I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers"--John Adams, Dissertation on Canon and Fedual Law, 1765.Spacer

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BOC rejects appeal to help save Pungo Hospital

May 04, 2015 | 11:01 PM
Our County Commission gives us yet another backroom deal from the Beaufort County Way . They heard an appeal to save the Pungo Hospital and without no debate brushed aside a request that would have ...more»

Governor's grand scheme to reform state government falls flat

May 04, 2015 | 09:32 PM
Nearly every modern Governor has taken a shot at "reforming" state government—making it more "responsive," efficient, effective, or whatever the latest buzz words in business have been....more»
AgentPierceSaid

UNC Professor Reed hits a homer!

May 05, 2015 | 07:23 PM
Our pal John Shelton Reed "hits a homer" with his latest analysis of The Great Unpleasantness — Scandal Reveals Two Cultures at UNC. JSR’s take is how even behind the ivy-covered walls of ...more»
Bonus Deal

House panel approves $612 billion authorization bill

May 04, 2015 | 08:41 PM
Source: The Military Times House panel approves $612 billion authorization bill By Leo Shane III, Staff writer 10:55 a.m. EDT April 30, 2015 The House Armed Services Committee early Thursday adopted ...more»

Important gun rights bill due to be considered Wednesday

May 03, 2015 | 07:50 PM
There are powerful forces at work in the Legislature to try to water down several important Second Amendment bills that have been introduced this session. One such bill, H562, we have been reporting ...more»
Diogenes' Lamp

Will we never learn

May 04, 2015 | 08:36 AM
Diogenes Lamp — April 30, 2015 Will We Never Learn? Beaufort County citizens must face the fact that the active voters (what few there are) have elected an incompetent Board of Commissioners; again....more»
D'ya think?

Baltimore travesty

May 03, 2015 | 07:18 PM
Baltimore Travesty We hear all kinds of "reasons" for the seemingly out of control demonstrations we have been treated to across the country lately. We are told that something must be done to reverse ...more»
Liberty Belle

Corruption and degeneracy

May 03, 2015 | 07:17 PM
In his first inaugural address, March 4, 1817, President James Monroe warned: "What raised us to the present happy state? ... The Government has been in the hands of the people. To the people, therefore ...more»

Law enforcement officers busted for drug charges

feedback icon 1 | April 30, 2015 | 08:36 PM
The U. S. Attorney for the Eastern District of N.C. issued the following news release today (4-30-15): Thirteen current and former law enforcement officers and two other individuals have been indicted ...more»

17 things the Elite Media is not telling you about the "riots"

feedback icon 2 | April 30, 2015 | 08:06 PM
Newsmax.com is reporting: Much of the mainstream media coverage of the Baltimore riots has focused on the supposed misdeeds of police in a city with an alleged history of police brutality, but far ...more»

What's behind all this rioting?

April 29, 2015 | 08:40 AM

Columns

A Libertarian's Library

The most fundamental--and essential--of all rights

April 21, 2015 | 04:18 PM
We urge you to read, reflect and ponder what this author has to say. If infused into our society it has, we think great potential for improving the life we would leave for our children and grandchildren ...more»
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Government responsibilities

April 21, 2015 | 03:21 PM
We keep hearing that a whole lot more folks are now covered by health insurance than before Obama Care. We hear numbers like 30M folks who are still not covered....more»
Liberty Belle

A Republic, if you can keep it

April 19, 2015 | 06:05 PM
The story goes that after the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked, "Well, Doctor, what have we got — a Republic or a Monarchy?" Franklin responded: "A Republic — if you ...more»
Hood: I'd rather be right

County government and ethics

feedback icon 1 | April 18, 2015 | 02:32 PM
County government and ethics Good government requires that the public know how their business is being conducted. When that happens better decisions are made. When it does not happen bad decisions ...more»
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America

April 18, 2015 | 10:04 AM
America America must be a terrible place. At least that's what our Prez tells almost any foreigner willing to listen. Likewise a lot of demonstrators and "talking heads" we see on TV....more»
From The Right

War on Women - The Real Facts

feedback icon 2 | April 17, 2015 | 09:01 AM
War on Women - The Real Facts The Left is again rolling out a page of their old playbook and planning on using the "War on Women" as a reason to elect Democrats, in particular Hillary Clinton as President....more»
Southern Reflections

Living in Galt's Gulch

Who is John Galt?
feedback icon 1 | April 14, 2015 | 04:15 PM
The 2016 elections may very well be the last realistic opportunity to reverse the downward decline of this Republic. At least there will be some principled conservatives willing to speak to the important ...more»
Daily Haymaker

Duke plays basketball better than it handles a noose in a tree

April 13, 2015 | 05:09 PM
Duke may have won the basketball championship but the Big Shots in the Allen Building are not doing so well recently. Here hypocrisy (a.k.a gutlessness) is showing quite badly. Duke took about as bad ...more»
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American negotiators

April 13, 2015 | 09:12 AM
After all the effort John Kerry exerted, the Reps are bad-mouthing the deal he worked so hard to strike with Iran. Shame on them.. Actually, it begins to look as though the Anointed One's approach for ...more»
Liberty Belle

Woodrow Wilson revisited

April 12, 2015 | 08:59 AM
In a letter to James Monroe, Thomas Jefferson wrote: "Our first and fundamental maxim should be, never to entangle ourselves in the broils of Europe." Apparently Woodrow Wilson didn’t bother to ...more»

State’s Commerce Secretary is BCCC graduation speaker

April 29, 2015 | 09:33 AM
N.C. Secretary of Commerce, John E. Skvarla, III, will deliver the commencement address at the 2015 graduation exercises for Beaufort County Community College to be held Thursday, May 14. BCCC graduation ...more»

Join the BCCC Foundation for croquet Saturday, May 16

April 24, 2015 | 08:22 AM
Join the Beaufort County Community College Foundation for the 12th Annual Cutthroat Croquet Tournament to be held Saturday, May 16, along the waterfront in Bath. Corporate sponsors of the event are Atlantic ...more»

Local businesses get boost from center’s experts

March 30, 2015 | 01:49 PM
A 50-year veteran of the restaurant business, Bob Doe knows what it takes to make a restaurant successful. That’s why, for the past two years, Doe has been one of the subject matter experts who ...more»

BCCC College for Kids 2014 schedule announced

March 23, 2015 | 03:31 PM
The worlds of art, beekeeping, sailing, hunting, sewing, video games and woodworking are among the activities young people can explore during College for Kids 2015 at Beaufort County Community College. ...more»

BCCC to exit Federal Direct Student Loan Program effective July 1

March 19, 2015 | 07:50 AM
Beaufort County Community College will cease participation in the Federal Direct Student Loan Program effective July 1, 2015. As a result, BCCC will not originate any new student loans after that date. The ...more»

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Your use of this website acknowledges your acceptance of the Terms of Use . In addition, to understand how the website operates you should read this article "What you should know about this website." ...more»
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Success!!! Find out for whom

May 04, 2015 | 02:12 PM

Clay Christensen's interesting life

May 04, 2015 | 09:18 PM
Personal lifeedit Christensen lives in Belmont, Massachusetts with his wife, Christine. They have five children, including Matthew played college basketball at Duke University and was a member of the ...more»

McConnell, Corker sell out to Obama on Iran

May 04, 2015 | 02:43 PM
Under the US Constitution, treaties or agreements with foreign powers require an affirmative vote to be approved. Now Senator Bob Corker (RINO-TN) is trying to stand that principle on its head, with ...more»

Idaho city will jail pastors who refuse to perform homosexual weddings

May 03, 2015 | 08:09 AM
An Idaho city now says it will jail Christian pastors who refuse to perform homosexual weddings. This is one more example of why Religious Freedom legislation is badly needed throughout our country: ...more»

Two Bear H bombers intrude into air defense zone

May 02, 2015 | 05:59 AM
"The Tu-95 Bear H bombers flew into the Alaska zone on April 22. But unlike most earlier incursions, NO U.S. interceptor jets were dispatched to shadow them, said defense officials familiar with the ...more»

Minorities reject Obama climate agenda

May 02, 2015 | 04:40 AM
Black and Hispanic leaders are rejecting President Obama's climate crusade as something that will hurt the poor with higher utility rates and reduce economic opportunities for the poor. The new EPA carbon ...more»

Preliminary findings show Gray suffered head injury in police van

April 30, 2015 | 04:05 PM
"An investigation into the death of Baltimore resident Freddie Gray has found no evidence that his fatal injuries were caused during the videotaped arrest and interaction with police officers, according ...more»

City of Washington Budget

April 30, 2015 | 03:55 PM
I would like to request that the Observer investigate the recent request by the outgoing city manager turned into incoming county manager's request for a property tax increase and water, sewer, and storm ...more»

Commissioners

Frances | May 04 | 06:37 AM
Yes the commissioners were elected in good faith to be good stewards. Except for one commissioner, ...more»

I've had enough of these high taxes!

Charles Hickman | May 03 | 10:35 PM
Warren Smith has laid out a convincing case for tax reduction in next year's county budget. I can't ...more»

Renewables

Farmer with a Dell | May 03 | 10:27 PM
Cow manure is also a form of "renewable"¯ energy, and it seems to be readily available "" from behind ...more»

Warren Smith Letter: Ditto

Charles Hickman | May 03 | 10:09 PM
We elected commissioners to be good stewards in doing the county's business, not to dream up crazy schemes ...more»

The one thing YOU neglect to mention

Support Religious Freedom | May 03 | 02:19 PM
These are two Christian pastors who are being threatened with being jailed for 180 days and fined $1,000 ...more»

Justice Alito hit the nail on the head

Walter | May 03 | 12:15 PM
in the oral arguments when he said: "If gays can marry, why can't four lawyers choose to all marry ...more»

The ONE thing to neglect to mention:

Chuck Anziulewicz | May 03 | 09:47 AM
Talk about sins of omission. The one thing you fail to mention in this rant is that this case hinges ...more»

Principled or not?

Charles Hickman | May 03 | 08:44 AM

Point # 2 on the Knife

Robin Grace | May 02 | 10:58 PM

Freddie Gray point number 2

Robin Grace | May 02 | 10:55 PM

Party Platform Committee

Jack Brosch | May 02 | 12:45 PM

Budget Planning

Ray Leary | May 01 | 11:32 AM

practical renewables

RSemmes | May 01 | 10:00 AM

out of character

RSemmes | May 01 | 09:55 AM

Don't Need Their Help

Harold Smith | May 01 | 08:53 AM

Community Bulletin Board

Beaufort County DSS Monthly Board Meeting

April 28, 2015 | 09:32 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»

Beaufort County DSS Monthly Board Meeting

March 18, 2015 | 01:43 PM
Re: Department of Social Services Board Meeting The Board of Social Services regularly scheduled meeting will be held Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:00 and is open to the public. This meeting will be ...more»

Special Meeting - Beaufort County DSS

March 11, 2015 | 11:40 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 will hold a special meeting ...more»

Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association host workshop in New Bern

March 06, 2015 | 09:09 AM
Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association Will host a Workshop for Constitutional Conservatives and an Educational Forum for the Replacement of Common Core March 7th, 2015; 1:00 to 5:00 PM Stanley Ballroom, ...more»

Craven County GOP Convention

March 05, 2015 | 06:16 AM
The Annual Convention of the Craven County Republican Party will take place at the Court House Annex, 302 Broad Street in New Bern on Saturday March 14. Registration opens at 7:30, the Convention begins ...more»

Dr. Greg Brannon to Speak in New Bern

March 03, 2015 | 12:17 PM

March 2015 DSS Board Meeting

February 18, 2015 | 01:44 PM

GOP precinct meetings canceled

February 17, 2015 | 09:53 AM

Washington City Council to meet Feb. 9

February 07, 2015 | 08:18 AM

School Board meeting Monday

January 09, 2015 | 07:46 PM

The Beaufort Way

When a pound of prevention is not worth an ounce of cure

The illusion of security is more dangerous than insecurity
March 27, 2015 | 12:58 PM
Simon Calder, writing at the British independent.co.uk makes a compelling argument that what actually caused the death of 149 innocent people last week in the French Alps was an irrational reaction ...more»

The Beaufort County Way

Here's how to understand Beaufort County pollitics
feedback icon 3 | March 27, 2015 | 05:59 AM
What is THE BEAUFORT COUNTY WAY ? It is a term we coined to simplify describing how Beaufort County politics works. It came from The Carolina Way, which was originated by Coach Dean Smith at UNC-CH ...more»

The Beaufort County Way: Another Beaufort County fiasco

March 25, 2015 | 07:59 AM
The following appeared in the March 20 County Compass --Now we’re hearing that some are saying that access to the Beaufort County Courthouse should be restricted....more»

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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