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BREAKING NEWS: Harnett booted out as GOP Chairman

April 30, 2016 | 06:21 PM
Hasan Harnett has been removed as GOP Chairman...more»

Chocowinity Town Board to meet May 3

Zoning enforcement, new apartment complex, political signs and no parking on Jasmine Dr. to be considered
April 29, 2016 | 07:40 AM
The Chocowinity Town Board will meet May 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall. The meeting is open to the public. Inside you will find links to the Agenda and Minutes of the April 5 meeting...more»

The week in review

April 30, 2016 | 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»

There are alternatives to supporting businesses that try to push the homosexual agenda

Boycott Target petition drive set to surpass one million tomorrow
feedback icon 3 | April 28, 2016 | 05:45 PM
A group that ranks businesses by their respect for Christian buyers has identified the top ten alternatives to Target, as more Americans walk away from Target for embracing the radical gay lobby and ...more»

Get ready for another Obama attack on guns

April 28, 2016 | 08:24 PM
Fox News is reporting: The Obama administration is locked and loaded for a fresh push on gun control initiatives — reportedly moving to advocate for so-called "smart gun" technology as early as ...more»

Supporters of HB2 vastly outnumber the opponents at competing rallies

feedback icon 1 | April 26, 2016 | 08:54 PM
Duel rallies were held in Raleigh Monday, the first day of the legislative session. One group supported HB2, which prohibits mean using women’s restrooms and the other group opposes HB2, contending ...more»

Currituck County case could have a profound impact on zoning laws in NC

April 26, 2016 | 09:46 PM
There’s an interesting zoning case brewing in Currituck County. The dispute is filed as Swan Beach LLC v. Currituck County. A Superior Court judge just ruled that Currituck County owes the homeowners ...more»

Our School Board is not doing its job in recovery of the money our schools are due

April 27, 2016 | 08:27 PM
We come to that time of year that the School Board claims they need more money for our schools. Yet there is a pot of money sitting out there that rightly belongs to the schools but the School Board ...more»

Growing number of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs standing up to Federal encroachment on local law enforcement

April 28, 2016 | 07:54 PM
A growing number of local sheriffs across America are beginning to stand up to the Federal Government’s encroachment on state’s rights. The Washington Post reports Local police chiefs and ...more»

What household income tells us about policies in Washington DC

April 26, 2016 | 09:32 AM
If you don’t ever study another chart here again you must really learn what this one shows. It is a picture of how household incomes have changed since 1971. And when you learn what the facts ...more»

Columns

Teacher's Desk

NC Supreme Court hands Legislature a stunning defeat on teacher tenure

No evidence that tenure has anything to do with having better teachers in our classrooms
feedback icon 1 | April 17, 2016 | 05:42 PM
The N. C. Supreme Court Friday (4-15-16) handed the Legislature a whopping defeat, and for good reason. Once again the bungling by Legislative leaders has produced a train wreck. This time it was their ...more»
Rev. Mark Creech

The smearing of a State

feedback icon 1 | April 17, 2016 | 03:48 PM
To smear someone means to sully, vilify, or soil a good reputation. It carries with it the idea of smudging or blurring the truth. Since the North Carolina General Assembly passed HB 2, my beloved state ...more»

The Big Apple dilemma

feedback icon 2 | April 17, 2016 | 10:09 AM
We are hearing just how badly Ted Cruz tripped up when he mentioned "New York City Values" in an Iowa speech. There are those who would suggest that he may have been simply speaking the truth in the very ...more»
AgentPierceSaid

HB2 is not about bathrooms. It is cultural anarchy.

feedback icon 1 | April 13, 2016 | 08:05 PM
Agent Pierce has, we think, the best spot-on commentary on this HB2 nonsense we have read. Among other things he says: This is a graphic example of "cultural anarchy"....more»
Daily Haymaker

Not gonna work Mr. Governor

feedback icon 4 | April 13, 2016 | 08:53 AM
Our Governor is trying to split the baby....more»
Daily Haymaker

Consider this whenever you pay your light bill

feedback icon 2 | April 11, 2016 | 09:08 PM
If you don’t believe "money talks in North Carolina" read this: The solar goons are something else. They have this Jason Voorhees-like quality to them. Just when you think they’re finally ...more»
AgentPierceSaid

Duke “Snowflakes” on the warpath !!

April 11, 2016 | 08:35 PM
Duke may be off the sports page these days but that isn’t stopping West Derm’s notorious Gothic insane asylum from "making news". Mike Krzyzewski isn’t yelling at poor little Ducks ...more»
From The Right

Guest column on the delegate issue

feedback icon 1 | April 11, 2016 | 09:22 AM
Author’s note: A close friend of mine, wrote this piece. I thought it was so well written, I asked his permission to use it as a guest column . Charlie Allo granted this permission. Please read ...more»
Southern Reflections

What we have is not "free trade"

feedback icon 1 | April 10, 2016 | 07:43 PM
We have been feeding on too much government education and propaganda. "Free Markets" not only protect productive jobs but they produce more jobs. What we have been led to call free trade is nowhere close ...more»
D'ya think?

America's place in the World

April 09, 2016 | 06:02 PM
I rather suspect there aren't a lot of folks who remember the "gas crunch" of the 1970s. I do. I can barely remember last week, but I can remember the 70s with great clarity. My wife and I moved from ...more»

The Making of America
This section contains the previous Liberty Belle articles on The Making of America. They are based on the book by that name by Cleon Skousen which showed how and why America made more human progress in 200 years than had been made in the previous 5000 years of human existence. That is the Miracle of America. Dr. Skousen shows how this miracle can be lost if we fail to adhere to the 28 Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said must be understood and perpetuated by every generation that desires peace, prosperity, and freedom. Nancy Murdock (Liberty Belle) teaches a seminar on the book and you can take it by contacting her at: nancyccta@hotmail.com.

Liberty Belle

The Declaration

feedback icon 1 | April 19, 2016 | 10:09 PM
On occasion politicians and pundits actually mention the Constitution. And when it serves their purpose, others will whip out the Constitution to make a point or two. However, seldom is the original ...more»
Liberty Belle

The Making of America

feedback icon 3 | April 14, 2016 | 06:14 PM
It’s quite interesting to see how many Americans believe the sanitized version of the Pilgrims travels and subsequent adventures in the colonies. But further examination reveals quite a different ...more»
Liberty Belle

The miracle that changed the world

feedback icon 1 | April 05, 2016 | 07:08 PM
How did America make more progress in 200 years than had been made in the previous 5000 years before her? Nancy Murdock begins a series in which she explains how the Miracle of America happened....more»

LEC is one-stop shop for academic assistance

September 21, 2015 | 11:57 AM
Whether it’s a matter of studying for a particular class or test, or getting help with technology like email or Blackboard, Beaufort County Community College’s all-new Learning Enhancement ...more»

Get fit at BCCC

September 21, 2015 | 11:56 AM
A new health and fitness program at Beaufort County Community College is aimed at improving the health and fitness of citizens of its service area. The Get Beau-FITT! program will start with a Kick-Off ...more»

Tyrrell County Fire Dept. hosts BCCC Fire School Weekend

September 15, 2015 | 11:10 AM
COLUMBIA, N.C. — The Albemarle Fireman’s Association and Beaufort County Community College will host a Fire School Weekend in Tyrrell County on Oct. 2-4, 2015. Classes will be held at the ...more»

Late Start Classes for Fall 2015

September 15, 2015 | 10:59 AM
Check with your advisor about adding an 8-week, full-credit class to your Fall 2015 schedule. The following classes are available in Late Start format: ART 111 - Art Appreciation BUS 110 - Intro to Business BUS ...more»

College works to attract, assist, retain students

September 09, 2015 | 10:01 AM
A combination of factors has resulted in a dip in full-time enrollment at Beaufort County Community College for Fall 2015, but the news isn’t all bad. The staff and faculty are responding to the ...more»

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»

Terms of Use

feedback icon 1 | December 09, 2007 | 09:26 PM
Please read carefully the following Terms and Conditions relating to your use of this website. By using this site, you are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions of use. This policy should ...more»
Rant & Rave
Your chance to speak your mind or read what others have to say about any topic
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Recent Videos

Intended only for mature adults

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Something to think about

April 30, 2016 | 03:59 PM
This to me is the big threat, if this happens it is the end of this country as we know it.. in my opinion A lot of people have brought up the fact that they ...more»

Lawyers

April 29, 2016 | 05:33 PM
Lawyers should never ask a Georgia grandma a question if they aren't prepared for the answer. In a trial, a Southern small-town prosecuting attorney called ...his first witness, a grandmotherly, elderly ...more»

Marines of WWII

April 28, 2016 | 05:56 PM
A true story about 19 Marines killed on an island, Makin Atoll, defending against the Japanese. Their unit had to retreat, but before leaving they asked the islanders to please bury the fallen Marines ...more»

Boehner says he will vote for Hillary Clinton over Ted Cruz

April 28, 2016 | 03:22 PM
It becomes more clear all the time how establishment Republicans hate the conservatives within their own party more than they do Democrats. John Boehner just showed that yet again with his remarks last ...more»

Murderers, Rapists, Kidnappers: Nearly 20,000 Criminal Aliens Released

April 28, 2016 | 06:28 AM
"Federal immigration authorities last year released 19,723 criminal illegal aliens back onto U.S. streets who have been convicted of 64,197 crimes — including 208 homicides. The number of criminal ...more»

Is Moscow pulling Trump's strings?

April 27, 2016 | 09:13 PM
As Erick Erickson points out, there are just too many ties between Donald Trump and Russia. Here is his article in The Resurgent: ...more»

Cartels Help Terrorists in Mexico Get to U.S. to Explore Targets

April 27, 2016 | 12:08 PM
"Mexican drug traffickers help Islamic terrorists stationed in Mexico cross into the United States to explore targets for future attacks, according to information forwarded to Judicial Watch by a high-ranking ...more»

Equality is a virtue, not a vice.

Apr 30 | 02:56 AM
Please remember, that all men and women are created equal. Black and white. Christian and Jew. Gay and ...more»

what Bucky said

Kemp Philips | Apr 29 | 05:18 PM
To anyone who believes what Eldon said had nothing to do with sexual orientation I have a wonderful ...more»

Sen. Mike Lee blasts Boehner for attack on Cruz

Jesse Helms Republican | Apr 29 | 07:22 AM
Utah's Senator Mike Lee has blasted John Boehner for Boehner's recent attack on Ted Cruz in which Boehner ...more»

UK independence

Nicholas Sturgeon | Apr 29 | 05:53 AM
The self-styled 'elite' is so petrified that the UK might become an independent nation state to the ...more»

Alabama town votes to ban Target bathroom policy

Support Religious Freedom | Apr 28 | 08:14 PM
The city council of Oxford, Alabama has unanimously adopted a city ordinance that prohibits allowing ...more»

Boycott PayPal - there are alternatives

Support Religious Freedom | Apr 28 | 08:08 PM
PayPal is one of the more obnoxious corporate bullies trying to pressure states to bow down to the homosexual ...more»

HB2 and Fundamental Rights

Joey Berry | Apr 28 | 02:08 PM
The issue with HB2 is that the LGBTQ community is attacking a fundamental right to privacy and security ...more»

Timing Is Everything!

Apr 27 | 06:45 PM

Webster's

jordan cohen | Apr 27 | 11:23 AM

There's nothing elite about this bunch

Charles Hickman | Apr 27 | 04:15 AM

Life Begins

George H. Schryer | Apr 26 | 10:09 PM

Leftist Dictionary

George H. Schryer | Apr 26 | 10:00 PM
RevTodd | Apr 26 | 09:56 PM

A good corporate bully to start boycotting is PayPal

Support Religious Freedom | Apr 26 | 08:07 PM

HB2

Kimo | Apr 26 | 07:33 AM

Target goes even more loony

Support Religious Freedom | Apr 25 | 08:18 PM

Community Bulletin Board

Link to access updates on Whipping Creek Rd. fire

April 24, 2016 | 07:58 PM
The link to the right takes you to a page that contains ongoing updates to the Whipping Creek Rd. fire. That link also contains links to Facebook which has pictures and we are told video will be added....more»

Washington City Council to meet Monday 4-25

April 23, 2016 | 10:45 AM
The Washington City Council will meet Monday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. You can download the agenda and supporting materials by clicking here. You will note at the end of the agenda ...more»

Swamp Life Discoveries

April 20, 2016 | 10:05 AM
Goose Creek State Park will present "Swamp Life Discoveries" on April 23rd at 2:00pm at the park’s visitor center. "Swamp Life Discoveries" is an official event of the 2016 North Carolina Science ...more»

Washington City Council to meet Monday

April 08, 2016 | 04:03 AM
The Washington City Council will meet Monday, April 11, 2016 at City Hall at 5:30 p.m. You can download the agenda material at the link to the right....more»

Beaufort County Board of Commissioners to meet 4-4-16

April 01, 2016 | 09:21 PM
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting Monday, April 4, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the County Administrative Building, Room 111, 121 W 3rd St. Washington, NC. The ...more»

EMS meeting called for Friday

March 30, 2016 | 05:53 PM

Youth Conference

March 30, 2016 | 11:09 AM

April 2016 DSS Board Meeting

March 28, 2016 | 10:27 AM

Dinner with Buck Newton

February 27, 2016 | 08:05 PM

The Beaufort Way
Beaufort County has been plagued for over a decade by bad decisions made by our County Commission. The articles archived in this section document what we call "The Beaufort County Way". Not because it has not produced success as did the "Carolina Way" but because it is a way to focus on many bad decisions over a long period of time.

Six commissioners give taxpayer money away

More of the Beaufort County Way
feedback icon 8 | November 16, 2015 | 11:05 AM
The Beaufort County Commission voted 6-1 at their November meeting to give the Zion Shelter $12,500 in this fiscal year and invited them to apply for more during the FY 2016 budget development process....more»

The "Market-based Conservation Initiative" shows how ill-informed some of our Commissioners are

October 11, 2015 | 06:50 PM
At the October Board of Commissioner's meeting we were treated to yet another example of un-informed commissioners who place the interests of special interests above what is good for all of the people ...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 5 | 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»

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»

The Commissioners' hospital decision is seriously flawed

feedback icon 11 | July 10, 2015 | 04:26 PM
UPDATED: 7-11-15 The 7-7-15 vote by six member of the Board of Commissioners was seriously flawed in a number of different ways. We have the video of the action and an analysis showing why it is severely ...more»

Commissioners vote to abolish the Hospital Authority and seize the 6.4 million dollar trust fund

feedback icon 3 | July 08, 2015 | 10:50 AM
Six members of the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday (7-7-15) to dissolve the Beaufort County Regional Medical Authority and to confiscate the 6.4 million dollars held in an escrow ...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»

What is economic freedom

Shirl | April 26, 2016 | 05:02 AM
I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I am hoping the same hiadrg-ghe site post from you in the upcoming also. In fact your creative writing skills has inspired ...more»

The second shoe falls on the prison contract mess

Frank L. Perry, secretary (Sent by Pamela Walker, Communications Director) | December 10, 2015 | 08:41 PM
Your newspaper’s December 8 commentary on prison maintenance is missing some key facts. A department secretary has the responsibility to the taxpayers to at least listen to what any longtime businessman ...more»

Suburban Propane Expansion Update

Phillip & Valerie Boyd | September 26, 2015 | 03:20 PM
Thank you so much for your coverage on the propane bulk facility in our neighborhood. The existing 30,000 gallon tank should not have been allowed in 1992 and it is sure not in our best interest to increase ...more»
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