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The week in review

August 29, 2015 | 09:04 AM
The first 10 articles posted below on our Home Page on the weekend are ranked according to the most interest generated during the last week....more»

Coverup! The hospital saga grows

What did they know on August 17 that they did not know on July 7? Why will they not say?
feedback icon 4 | August 23, 2015 | 09:53 PM
On July 7, 2015 the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners voted 6-1 to dissolve the Beaufort Regional Health System Authority. Then on August 17 they voted to reverse that action. So what changed? ...more»

How our Board of Commissioners handles (mishandles) our money

feedback icon 5 | August 20, 2015 | 12:47 PM
thAt the August Board of Commissioners meeting we were treated to a remarkable example of how sloppy the majority on this board is in dealing with requests for handouts to various special interests of ...more»
Bonus Deal

POW/MIA flag racist???

feedback icon 6 | August 18, 2015 | 04:09 PM
POW/MIA Flag Racist??? There was an article, some days ago, in Newsweek Magazine about how the POW/MIA flag was racist. I couldn’t find anywhere in the article about how it was racist except that ...more»

SCOTUS: Police must have a search warrant to view motel registration information

August 25, 2015 | 02:30 PM
Last week we published an article that reported that a state district court judge in Alamance County ruled a Burlington, NC city ordinance unconstitutional because it allowed police to demand of motel ...more»

Who is to blame for cuts in Teacher Assistant positions in BCS?

feedback icon 5 | August 23, 2015 | 12:59 PM
Bill Cook met with a group of about two dozen concerned citizen, mostly teachers and teacher assistants (TAs) on Thursday night (8-20-15) at the Chocowinity Fire Department. Most of the meeting was ...more»

Word from the top of the GOP: No effort will be made to try to block Donald Trump in NC

feedback icon 1 | August 25, 2015 | 07:58 PM
The rumors of Donald Trump’s death as a Republican presidential candidate in North Carolina appear to be greatly exaggerated. So says Hasan Harnett, the Chairman of the NC GOP. In a press release ...more»

Deer farming debate heats up

August 25, 2015 | 04:23 AM
This issue of deer farming is heating up. Grass Roots North Carolina, the premier gun rights organization in the state recently released a statement in opposition to legislation in the General Assembly ...more»

2 out of 3 swing voters want constraints put on taxing

feedback icon 1 | August 24, 2015 | 07:58 PM
We’ve said it before and it bears repeating again here: We do not have a tax problem in this state, we have a spending problem. Of the General Assembly reduced the size of government by reducing ...more»

Latest Planned Parenthood videos

What happens when we accept the unacceptable
August 26, 2015 | 07:14 PM
In case you’ve been out of the galaxy recently you know about Planned Parenthood being exposed as a baby body parts factory. But if you have not seen the latest prepare to be even more shocked ...more»

Columns

From The Right

American Dream Summit 2015

August 23, 2015 | 10:11 PM
This past weekend I joined 3600 activists from 50 states to attend the Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Summit in Columbus Ohio. It was called the American Dream Summit 2015. Almost 150 bus loads of Activists ...more»
D'ya think?

Current Events

August 23, 2015 | 01:46 PM
Making College Affordable . Hil tells us she knows how to reduce the cost of getting a college education. Simple. Pour $350B (yes - Billion) taxpayer dollars on Colleges and Universities over the ...more»
Bonus Deal

Sacrificing lives for money?

August 20, 2015 | 08:48 AM
Sacrificing lives for money? I talked to an active duty Army recruiter the other day and the discussion turned to the Administration’s decision to reduce troop strength by 42,000....more»
D'ya think?

Environmental stewardship

feedback icon 1 | August 18, 2015 | 04:13 PM
It's a good thing it wasn't Exxon or BP who spilled all the toxic waste out of the Colorado mine into the Animas River: Toxic waste that had been there reportedly not doing much harm since 1922 when the ...more»
From The Right

Republican elite national bird

feedback icon 2 | August 15, 2015 | 08:35 AM
Republican Elite National Bird- The Ostrich? I think it is time for Establishment Republicans to change their mascot from the elephant to the Ostrich. The elephant traces back to the 1870's when a ...more»
D'ya think?

Pay discrepancies

August 15, 2015 | 08:26 AM
Pay Discrepancies I read the other day that there is yet another study going on to document the disparity in remuneration between the CEO class and the worker class. Surely they will find that the CEOs ...more»
Hood: I'd rather be right

Certificates of Need are not in the public's best interest

Concentrating our health care in a few places increases its vulnerability to terrorism
August 14, 2015 | 06:49 PM
One of the unanticipated fall outs from the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) otherwise known as socialized medicine, is the effort to concentrate services to increase volume, reduce overhead and continue ...more»
D'ya think?

U.S. deal-making

feedback icon 1 | August 09, 2015 | 12:52 PM
Unless you are a masochist, I would suggest you avoid reading the text of the Iran "deal". It includes paragraph after paragraph describing what the US (and the partners) are obliged to do and hardly ...more»
From The Right

Reflections on the Republican Debates

feedback icon 2 | August 09, 2015 | 12:38 PM
Reflections on the Republican Debates As I reflect on what I observed last night many questions surface. Who won? Who lost and needs to go home? Were the format, questions and moderators appropriate? ...more»
Liberty Belle

The sin of murder

feedback icon 9 | August 09, 2015 | 12:37 PM
In last week’s column, someone commented that my problem isn’t with Planned Parenthood, but with women who have abortions. However (my?), the real problem is an out of kilter society; one ...more»

New program trains fiber optics technicians

August 26, 2015 | 04:13 PM
The days of copper wire within the communications industry are coming to an end. Today, modern telephone, cable television and internet data are carried through fiber optics systems. A new program at ...more»

State, county fund college’s operations

August 25, 2015 | 12:53 PM
Beaufort County Community College operates on a budget funded by the N.C. General Assembly and the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners, and setting the budget each year is an intricate process. The ...more»

Board of Trustees charts the college’s course

August 17, 2015 | 01:30 PM
At the top of the chain of command at Beaufort County Community College is the Board of Trustees, which sets policy for the college and is composed of members of the community. Members of the Board of ...more»

District Attorney approves new Defensive Driving class

August 10, 2015 | 11:54 AM
Got a traffic ticket? Want to get it reduced? Beaufort County Community College’s Division of Continuing Education now offers a revamped Defensive Driving course based on the Health and Safety Council ...more»

Tour Italy with the BCCC Foundation

August 10, 2015 | 11:53 AM
The Beaufort County Community College Foundation and the Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a 10-day trip to Italy that will include some of the country’s most beautiful ...more»

Fall 2015 Spotlight

August 03, 2015 | 10:05 AM

Misc

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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Tell us it is not true

August 25, 2015 | 12:56 PM

N.C. Wildlife Resources to turn VOA property into conservation

August 29, 2015 | 07:47 AM
WITN is reporting: "Nearly 3,000 acres of land that was once slated to be developed into an area of recreation is now on a different path. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission voted on Thursday ...more»

In Reply

August 28, 2015 | 09:37 PM
Our GOP district organizations back effort to remove Boehner August 22, 2015 | 02:50 PM GOP District organizations call for removal of Boehner Both of the Congressional district Republican organizations ...more»

Boehner calls Ted Cruz an ''a-hole''

August 28, 2015 | 06:37 PM
John Boehner is not one of the Republican base's favorites and when Boehner called Ted Cruz an ''a-hole'' at a fundraiser in Colorado, he probably helped Senator Cruz' campaign for president. ...more»

Eric Cantor joins Jeb Bush campaign - loser backs loser

August 27, 2015 | 08:50 PM
A prominent GOP establishment loser, Eric Cantor has taken a position with another loser, Jeb Bush, the one time frontrunner who is now in a three way tie for third place in the GOP presidential race. ...more»

DoD manual allows journalists to be held as 'belligerents'

August 27, 2015 | 08:28 AM
" "In general, journalists are civilians," the 1,180 page manual says, but it adds that "journalists may be members of the armed forces, persons authorized to accompany the armed forces, or unprivileged ...more»

I'm The Crook

August 26, 2015 | 09:45 PM
Who is the Crook?...more»

Another liberal Boehner advisor outed - this time on abortion

August 26, 2015 | 07:26 PM
The tapes on Planned Parenthood outed another of John Boehner's liberal advisors, this time on the issue of abortion - a sister of the CEO of the company selling baby parts, who is also a Hillary supporter. ...more»

Six liberal commissioners and their $lush fund

Lynyrd | Aug 29 | 07:30 AM
Concerning the full time pregnancy prevention dollars, do you think Ms. Ebison knows about chastity ...more»

Liberal media criteria

Lynyrd | Aug 29 | 06:56 AM
Stop the racism! Whoops, black on white don't apply. Ban that rainbow flag! Whoops, wrong flag. Well ...more»

nobody thinks Bryce is a victim

Ted | Aug 28 | 04:17 PM
Except maybe those that would use him to further their own political agenda. People on the extreme ...more»

Nancy explained why, Mr. Evans.

npc | Aug 28 | 12:46 PM
Education is the key. The principles of liberty and the founding documents have not been understood ...more»

Pop goes the weasel (I mean liberal)

Lynyrd | Aug 27 | 10:20 PM
Speaker Tim Moore is North Carolina's John Boehner....more»

Clinton and Green Energy corruption

RSemmes | Aug 27 | 09:08 PM
A biofuels green energy company that has given the Clinton Foundation $100,000 is being touted by Hillary ...more»

Tragedy and Hope

Rhys Evans | Aug 27 | 09:00 PM
Right again, Nancy. The sad part is that I see no light at the end of the tunnel and I can't understand ...more»

GOP

Ted | Aug 27 | 12:12 PM

In response to Equality Matters

W.H. Cratch lll | Aug 27 | 12:04 PM

CD

Ted | Aug 27 | 10:30 AM

They

Ted | Aug 27 | 10:23 AM

Reveal Your Race

Equality Matters | Aug 27 | 10:19 AM

No explanations coming from this crew

J.P. Jones | Aug 27 | 09:02 AM

Educational priorities are screwed up

J.P. Jones | Aug 27 | 08:57 AM

The reality is that we have liberals within the GOP

Jesse Helms Republican | Aug 27 | 07:45 AM

Demands

Frances | Aug 27 | 07:29 AM

Well stated

Frances | Aug 27 | 07:22 AM

Community Bulletin Board

Cycling for the Coast

August 25, 2015 | 02:50 PM
Join the North Carolina Coastal Federation for it's 5th Annual Cycling for the Coast fundraising ride. Coastal North Carolina has some of the most spectacular and productive shorelines in the world. ...more»

Washington City Council meeting Monday (8-24-15)

August 19, 2015 | 05:51 PM
The Washington City Council will meet Monday, August 24, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. You can review the agenda and supporting material by downloading the link to the right....more»

Special Meeting of Bd. of Commissioners

August 14, 2015 | 04:07 PM
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioner will hold a special called meeting Monday at 8:30 a.m. in the regular meeting place. Two items are on the agenda: Appropriating $315,000 to the schools to fund ...more»

Special Board of Commissioners meeting Monday 8-17-15 at 8:30 a.m.

August 13, 2015 | 12:56 PM
Beaufort County has announced that there will be a special called meeting of the Board of Commissioners on Monday August 17, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. (yes, in the morning). The announcement says only: "This ...more»

Filing re-opened for Pantego town board

August 04, 2015 | 06:47 PM
The Beaufort County Board of Elections was notified Monday, August 3rd, of the passing of Robert Edwards, candidate for Town of Pantego Commissioner. General Statute § 163-294.4 (b) dictates that if ...more»

The Beaufort Way

Commissioners reverse themselves on school funding and dissolving the Hospital Authority

When will the nonsense ever stop?
feedback icon 4 | August 17, 2015 | 07:54 PM
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners, without Frankie Waters or Ron Buzzeo in attendance, moved Monday (8-17-15) to try to clean up some of the blundering they have done over the last few months....more»

Citizens For Better Government calls out the Commissioners on their illegal actions

feedback icon 17 | July 14, 2015 | 08:52 AM
At the end of the open meeting in the July 7, 2015 regular monthly meeting of the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners there was an interesting incident that is very telling about this board and some ...more»

Ron Buzzeo's disgusting performance on the FY 2016 budget

feedback icon 7 | 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»

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»

Here's how you did NOT get a tax break next year

feedback icon 4 | June 24, 2015 | 02:00 PM
This is the third in a series in which we will be breaking down the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners’ FY 2016 budget development. In this installment you will see how you did NOT get a deserved ...more»

The Beaufort County Way--Gary Brinn: The posterboy for cartel politics

feedback icon 3 | June 21, 2015 | 01:14 PM
Gary Brinn is a perfect example of the Beaufort County Way of cartel politics. Compare what he said when he was running to how he acts as chairman now....more»

The Beaufort County Way--Cartel of Six to Taxpayers: Kiss off suckers!

Commissioners refuse to give the taxpayers a break from excessive taxation
feedback icon 7 | June 15, 2015 | 10:14 PM
Although they are sitting on a mountain of cash, six members of the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners refused Monday night to even consider returning some of that excess cash back to the taxpayers ...more»

Another fraud from Al Klemm: An unelected tax levying group for tourism scams

The businesses don't want it but this bunch knows what's best for the people who make a living in the business
feedback icon 3 | June 14, 2015 | 09:58 PM
We’ll take a chance and predict that the public hearing on the County’s FY 2016 tonight (6-15-15) will not include much about a new tax that Al Klemm is proposing for Beaufort County....more»

Public hearing on a budget that shortchanges schools and Sheriff deputies and shafts the taxpayer

Hood Richardson the only commissioner willing to cut taxes and return excess case to the taxpayer
feedback icon 2 | June 02, 2015 | 05:43 PM
UPDATED No Tax Cut!--When the dust cleared on Monday’s Beaufort County Board of Commissioners regular monthly meeting we have a budget for next year, subject to technical final approval after a ...more»

CEMS saved! Or was it?

April 06, 2015 | 11:10 PM

A tipping point on the Second Amendment?

Tom | August 27, 2015 | 06:21 AM
Oh Grit, it's incredible how few new veehilcs are being bought, how oil consumption has fallen away compared to just a year ago and how general consumption levels have dropped. Someones going to have ...more»

Negative effects of government funding of illegal immigrants

Themes | August 27, 2015 | 03:50 PM
Hi Matt,I always fiegurd you were smarter than the average ecologist As to the FBI, and its British equivalent, I notice that you don't list your full name either, which is wise both from a trouble with ...more»

How can "conservative" politicians vote for economic development incentives?

Claumar | August 27, 2015 | 03:50 PM
My brother recmomended I might like this website. He was entirely right. This post truly made my day. You can't imagine how much time I have spent looking for this info! Thanks!...more»
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