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Teacher's Desk

Those who do know their history are doomed to repeat it

feedback icon 1 | July 02, 2015 | 08:08 PM
The general public has a serious lack of knowledge of our history, particularly North Carolina history. That is true because our schools do not adequately teach it. And they don't teach it because our ...more»
A Libertarian's Library

Monetary Central Planning and the State, Part 1: A Little Bit of Inflation Never Hurt Anyone. Right?

July 02, 2015 | 08:35 PM
With this article we begin a series by Richard M. Ebeling, in the Future of Freedom Foundation : When I was an undergraduate majoring in economics in the late ’60s and early ’70s, several ...more»

Just a Flag…. Just a….. Just…..

July 02, 2015 | 08:38 PM
There is this riddle. Q: How do you eat an elephant? ..... A: One bite at a time. "An elephant" is used as the example of something very large in this riddle. It is not intended to signify the symbol ...more»

It's not about marriage. It's about religion.

July 03, 2015 | 06:12 AM
Ben Shapiro, writing at writes: Late last week, after the Supreme Court of the United States declared without any Constitutional basis that the Constitution mandates same-sex marriages be ...more»

ECU Chancellor stepping down

July 01, 2015 | 09:06 PM
ECU’s Chancellor Steve Ballard announced today (7-1-15) that he is stepping down. He gave no reason and disclosed nothing about his future plans in his announcement. It read: Chancellor Steve ...more»

Another example of unnecessary government intrusion into our lives

feedback icon 1 | July 01, 2015 | 08:23 PM
Some of our distinguished legislators think you are too dumb to know what’s good for you, so they’re going to pass some more regulations to protect you from your stupidity. The issue: Some ...more»

Some school systems parking their driver's ed cars until the Legislature sends more money

July 01, 2015 | 07:59 PM
The Associated Press is reporting: With state funding to help pay for driver's education in question, at least a third of North Carolina's school systems are suspending their programs this summer....more»

Thomas Sowell: Supreme Court disasters

feedback icon 2 | July 01, 2015 | 04:16 PM
Dr. Thomas Sowell comments on the implications for our nation from the recent Supreme Court decisions....more»

Ron Buzzeo's disgusting performance on the FY 2016 budget

feedback icon 6 | July 01, 2015 | 11:47 AM
Ron Buzzzeo explained why he would not support a tax break for struggling taxpayers when he voted for the budget. But in his speech he reveals his dismal understanding of local government finance and ...more»
Daily Haymaker

Beware: Spin doctors who don't tell you their agenda

June 30, 2015 | 08:58 PM
Brant Clifton reports on a new blog that appears to be a cheerleader for Team McCrory. He reports: I’ve got to hand it to Team McCrory. Their PR shop has failed miserably in dealing with the ...more»
D'ya think?

Salary inequity

June 28, 2015 | 08:36 AM
Bonus Deal

Bye bye American pie

June 28, 2015 | 08:31 AM



More “Deep Thoughts” re: UNC BOG

June 15, 2015 | 11:02 PM
Shoot till you win, Agent Pierce. On two occasions recently I have proffered my opinions re: The Next President of The UNC System. Both commentaries drew more than the usual reader interest which is ...more»
D'ya think?

There oughta be a law...

feedback icon 1 | June 15, 2015 | 10:37 PM
There Oughta be a Law Almost daily we hear about one government agency or another either doing or proposing to do something they claim is only for our own good. Whatever they want to do will benefit ...more»
D'ya think?

Baltimore justice

June 14, 2015 | 07:37 AM
Baltimore Justice All that matters to the Baltimore DA is "justice". I call her brand of justice, "Protestor Justice". That would be Justice as demanded by the protesters and seemingly embraced by ...more»

Carolina's been put on probation for "lack of institutional control..." AgentPierce has a solution

June 12, 2015 | 07:34 AM
While not a part of Agent Pierce’s article, we thought you might want to peruse this bit of news along with AP’s "solution" Current NCSU Chancellor Randy Woodson is unequivocally THE ...more»
Liberty Belle

The fallacy of income inequality

feedback icon 3 | June 09, 2015 | 03:49 PM
It appears the catch phrase for the 2016 election will be "income inequality". It has become the mantra for Hillary Clinton, organizations like Move, and the mainstream media, and more than likely ...more»
From The Right

NC Voter ID Law--The Left's latest tool to divide us

feedback icon 3 | June 07, 2015 | 12:42 PM
Last week I attended a hearing run by the NC State Board of Elections (NCSBE). It was a regional meeting to get public input on the rules written to implement the new voter ID law....more»
A Libertarian's Library

BOCO's economic development has been flawed because it is based on flawed reasoning

June 07, 2015 | 11:41 AM
We have long contended that Beaufort County’s economic development scheme is fatally flawed. It has been based on flawed business decisions and those decisions have cost the taxpayers over ten ...more»
D'ya think?

Government integrity

June 06, 2015 | 09:11 AM
Government Integrity A while back I wrote about the Schedule C folks employed by the Anointed One's Administration. That would be the so called Political Appointees. I lamented the fact that at about ...more»

Registration under way for BLET classes at BCCC

June 23, 2015 | 02:17 PM
Thinking of a career in law enforcement? Registration is now available for Beaufort County Community College’s Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) Night Academy for the Fall 2015 Semester. The ...more»

BCCC Nursing alumnus recognized by hospital

June 18, 2015 | 09:12 AM
Washington, NC — For the third year running, a Beaufort County Community College alumnus has been recognized by Vidant Beaufort Hospital for nursing excellence throughout the year. Melissa Swain, ...more»

BCCC Executive Committee to meet

June 04, 2015 | 05:07 PM
The Beaufort County Community College Board of Trustees Executive Committee will meet at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, in the Conference Room of Building 1 on the BCCC campus. For information about the upcoming ...more»

BCCC Spring 2015 Honor Roll Announced

June 03, 2015 | 02:59 PM
The Registrar’s Office at Beaufort County Community College has released the honor roll for the 2015 Spring Semester. Full-time students maintaining a grade point average, or GPA, of 4.0 or better ...more»

Seventeen graduate from BCCC BLET Program

May 26, 2015 | 10:46 AM
Seventeen Basic Law Enforcement Training students were recognized in graduation ceremonies Thursday, May 21, at Beaufort County Community College that also included a memorial for a fallen officer. Johnny ...more»


What you should know about this website

why we exist and how we see our role
feedback icon 7 | April 09, 2008 | 12:14 PM
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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The job our schools have done

July 02, 2015 | 06:49 PM

Date: October 2014

July 01, 2015 | 07:04 PM

Former Democrat US Senator urges caution in removing CSA flag

July 03, 2015 | 04:09 AM
Noting that soldiers fought honorably on both sides, former US Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) urged caution in removing Confederate flags from public property. Webb noted that issues of the period were complex ...more»

Evil is not in a flag

July 02, 2015 | 07:06 PM
Evil is not in a flag. It is not woven into the very fabric of an object, but in the hearts of men. To believe that racism will miraculously end if this flag disappears is not just recklessly naive, ...more»

Wonder what this makes Gold's Gym logo

July 02, 2015 | 05:37 PM
The Confederate flag is under attack because of Roof's picture with it. Have to wonder what this will mean to Gold's Gym logo. ...more»

Say NO! to Scotus Care

July 02, 2015 | 03:36 PM
We need Nullification and Voter Recall...more»

New Jobs Report just out ---Here's the Ugly Truth Obama Wants to Hide.

July 02, 2015 | 03:27 PM
If you were to read only the first paragraph of the Associated Press report on the government’s brand new jobs report, you’d be led to believe that President Obama’s economic policies ...more»

The Supreme Court's threat to religious liberty

July 02, 2015 | 02:22 PM
Supreme Court Justice Anton Scalia called the Supreme Court, on which he sits. after its recent rulings as ''now a threat to American democracy''. Religious liberty, specifically guaranteed under the ...more»

That would be awesome!

hawkcat | Jul 03 | 03:48 AM
All the deadbeats, druggies and criminals would naturally immigrate to the progressive side where gov. ...more»


Ted | Jul 03 | 02:29 AM
If you can't get a job now, you're just not trying....more»

Civil war

Ted | Jul 03 | 02:24 AM
Of course it's complex but in the end the white elephant ( pardon the pun) was slavery. The south was ...more»

No band of professional haters

RSemmes | Jul 03 | 01:45 AM
Unlike the Confederate flag, the Golds Gym logo does not have a sicko band of professional haters who ...more»


Local Travel Agent | Jul 02 | 09:47 PM
If you don't like it here, remember the advertising slogan. "Delta is ready when you are". Bye....more»

Thomas Sowell

Leigh Ann Harris | Jul 02 | 09:23 PM
I wholeheartedly agree that the states rights have been taken away and that the federal government has ...more»

flag... and everything else

Donald Dixon | Jul 02 | 07:36 PM
The flag should stay. Who is really opposed to it being in South Carolina, or anywhere for that matter? ...more»

Whoa! Put the subtitles up!

Southern Boy Jr. | Jul 02 | 05:24 PM

We thank you!

Jessica Young | Jul 02 | 02:41 PM


Ted | Jul 02 | 12:30 PM

Thomas Sowell

David Halseth | Jul 02 | 10:54 AM

Taliban Ted's tunnel vision

RSemmes | Jul 02 | 09:09 AM

Cartel politics

Rache | Jul 02 | 07:37 AM

20 years of study

Ted | Jul 02 | 01:42 AM


Chris | Jul 01 | 08:47 PM

would someone explain

Ted | Jul 01 | 06:57 PM

Community Bulletin Board

Beaufort County DSS Board of Directors Meeting

June 24, 2015 | 03:41 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 to meet June 8

June 05, 2015 | 07:43 AM
The Washington City Council will meet Monday, June 8, 2015 in City Hall. The agenda and supporting documentation can be reviewed by clicking on the link to the right. Note that one of the items on the ...more»

Beaufort County DSS Board of Directors Meeting

May 26, 2015 | 09:15 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»

102.5 The Bone Fishing Slam and BBQ Festival

May 21, 2015 | 10:14 PM
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release ...more»

NC Coastal Federation Camps, Cruises, and Clean-ups

May 18, 2015 | 11:10 AM
North Carolina Coastal Federation 2015 Summer Camps This summer, children can explore the wonders of the coast with the federation’s Coastal Discovery Summer Camps! Campers will take part in hands-on ...more»

The Beaufort Way

Frankie Waters...gets it wrong and manages to slap the taxpayers in doing so

Yes the County has needs, but the taxpayers have needs also. His approach is killing the local economy
feedback icon 6 | June 29, 2015 | 09:02 AM
Frankie Waters get it wrong when he goes against giving the taxpayers a break. Yes the County has needs but sticking cash under the mattress is not the way to address those needs. The money could be ...more»

Robert Belcher uses absurd reasoning on schools' budget requests

feedback icon 3 | June 26, 2015 | 08:33 AM
My wife handed me the grocery list and ask that I go by the store and get the groceries. When I got to the store I got everything on the list and headed to the checkout, only to discover I had left my ...more»

The Beaufort County Way: Focusing on the wrong things

feedback icon 7 | May 13, 2015 | 08:51 AM
More from the Beaufort County Way. If you still have any doubt that our county is currently governed by a bunch of clowns you should review how, at their May meeting, they handled the agenda item entitled ...more»

Warren Smith makes a clear and convincing case for a property tax rate reduction in next year's county budget

feedback icon 5 | April 30, 2015 | 07:20 PM
The Beaufort County Commissioners have scheduled two budget workshops on May 18 and 19. Both will be held at the regular meeting place, beginning at 5:00 p.m. As usual these session will be for the ...more»

An open letter from Warren Smith to the BOCO Board of Commissioners

feedback icon 3 | April 29, 2015 | 04:00 PM
As is true with all counties and municipalities in North Carolina, Beaufort County is set to begin the FY 2016 budget development process soon. As we have previously reported, the county is sitting on ...more»

The Beaufort County Way: Bungles the most important decision the BOC makes

The result may have been great, but the process was severely flawed...even selecting a new County Manager
feedback icon 4 | April 23, 2015 | 10:39 AM
Beaufort County has a new County Manager but unfortunately he does not have a legal contract due to the blunders of the board, Chairman, County Manager and Clerk....more»

BOC illegally approved the CEMS contract, even after having been warned they were acting illegally

Once again, Hood was right. We need a better Chairman, Manager and Attorney for Beaufort County
feedback icon 4 | April 17, 2015 | 09:56 PM
Once again, Hood Richardson was not only right, but also correct. He tried to tell the Board of Commissioners that they were violating the law but they ignored what he was saying....more»

Beaufort County continues to violate the law

The public has a fundamental right to know how their business is being handled
feedback icon 3 | April 16, 2015 | 04:57 PM
Beaufort County has called a Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for Monday April 20, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. The notice says the meeting will be held in the Board Room at 121 W 2nd St....more»

CEMS saved! Or was it?

Cartel politics makes another irrational decision
feedback icon 7 | April 06, 2015 | 11:10 PM
Mama used to say: "Be careful what you wish for, you may just get it." We’re not sure if the good folk in Cypress Landing had a mama as wise as ours but if not they are about to learn. They got ...more»

The Gang of Five is about to give us another train wreck...and CEMS will be '10-7' when they are needed

feedback icon 1 | April 04, 2015 | 10:11 AM
The good folks of Beaufort County are about to be treated to another boondoggle by The Beaufort County Way This time it’s about the revised Chocowinity Emergency Services (CEMS) contract. Once ...more»

New Yachts coming to NC

Ric Stanley | May 28, 2015 | 06:28 PM
Intracoastal Yacht Sales Press Release Wilmington, NC, May 28, 2015 - Intracoastal Yacht Sales is pleased to announce and present Nordic Tugs and Marlow-Mainship recreational trawlers to the Carolina ...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»
Hood tax motion
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