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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

News & Commentary

The week in review

January 31, 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»

Sheriff Coleman announces reorganization of the Sheriff's staff

feedback icon 11 | January 28, 2015 | 07:16 PM
Beaufort County Sheriff Ernie Coleman announced today (1-28-15) a reorganization of the Sheriff’s Office. He appears to have created a leaner, more focused organization. Here's what it looks like......more»

Tis better for ten guilty persons to escape than that one innocent suffer

What is the highest responsibility of all government officials?
feedback icon 2 | January 29, 2015 | 08:16 AM
We have often contended that the greatest abuses of our inalienable rights come not from flawed laws that are debated and passed by legislative bodies, but rather from recalcitrant little people hiding ...more»

Sarah Palin signals interest in running for President in 2016

In Iowa, she draws a crowd
feedback icon 1 | January 24, 2015 | 02:49 PM
Much of the Looney Left did not sleep good last night. The thing they fear most seems to be coming. Sarah Palin has indicated her interest in running for President in 2016. The Washington Post (and ...more»
Diogenes' Lamp

Capitulation

feedback icon 1 | January 13, 2015 | 07:32 AM
Capitulation This was in full view of all in attendance at the Beaufort County Commissioners meeting Monday evening, January 5, 2015. The Chairman of the board of commissioners, Gary Brinn, capitulated ...more»

Will Beaufort's "build it and they will come" dream become like Glendale's nightmare?

feedback icon 1 | January 27, 2015 | 03:33 PM
We frequently post article here that challenge the basic assumption of taxpayer-funded "economic development grants" and programs. Our basic contention is that they don’t work. Typically, what ...more»

Obama's EPA rules for power plants will hurt everyone, badly

Why do we cut off our nose to spite our face when it does little good?
feedback icon 2 | January 29, 2015 | 09:13 PM
The impending EPA rules on electric power plants will hit you hard. They will cause our electricity to go up, and will cost thousands of jobs in the state. They will lower incomes and make everything ...more»

So who has the legitimate power to decide what to do about the jail?

feedback icon 1 | January 28, 2015 | 08:13 PM
There is currently a court order issued by Superior Court Judge Wayland Sermons concerning the fitness of the current county jail. This article discusses some of the political and legal issues raised ...more»

Teen sexting can have devastating effects

January 29, 2015 | 12:50 PM
A reader sent us a link to a story that ran by Channel 8 in the Triangle about a high school student who sent a picture of herself to her boyfriend, who broadcast it around school....more»

Rand Paul goes after civil forfeitures. Let's support him.

January 29, 2015 | 04:25 PM
Last week we posted an article that reported that Attorney General Eric Holder has order an end to federal participation in civil forfeitures....more»

Columns

D'ya think?

Obama library

January 10, 2015 | 07:33 PM
The Obama Library So where will it be located.?? That's easy. It'll be in his "home town".. Wait. Not so fast.. Would that be in Honolulu Hawaii - where he was born and raised (except for that part ...more»
Southern Reflections

Fool me once...

January 09, 2015 | 08:18 AM
Recent results have riveted our attention on the national scene. Though the GOP won a major victory, they are running scared. What could possibly threaten them so much that they would rush to condemn ...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 to mark grand opening of fitness trail

January 15, 2015 | 11:28 AM
Beaufort County Community College will mark the completion of a new fitness trail and exercise stations with a grand opening scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, outside of Building 8 on the BCCC campus. The ...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»

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»

Misc

Rant & Rave
Your chance to speak your mind or read what others have to say about any topic
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Terms of Use

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Recent Videos

Scott Walker's first ad

January 29, 2015 | 05:46 PM

Scott Walker takes lead in Iowa poll - Bush 4th

February 01, 2015 | 04:37 AM
The latest poll in Iowa, the first state which will vote for the presidential nomination shows Governor Scott Walker (R-Wis) in first place, with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken.) second, and establishment favorite ...more»

Americans killed by Cops now outnumber Americans killed in Iraq war

January 31, 2015 | 10:48 PM
ACCORDING TO MILITIA NEWS: Cops have killed well over 5,000 Americans since 9/11. Many of these killings have occurred during no-knock raids, which have risen by 4000% since the 1980s. Iraqi insurgents, ...more»

Furman on Swat Teams

January 31, 2015 | 10:41 PM
Scott Furman make a very good point in "Reader Response". Wonder if Sheriff Coleman will consider this wisdom. It seems that some law enforcement officers have been watching too much TV....more»

Released illegal alien criminals commit 1,000 new crimes

January 31, 2015 | 08:56 AM
The Obama administration has been releasing illegal aliens who have committed crimes in the US back into our country instead of deporting them as the law requires. Now it has turned out that these released ...more»

Don't ask question unless you can stand the answer.

January 30, 2015 | 06:02 PM
I do not know if this is true,but the shoe sure fits.----- Now hear the bit liberal dogs will howl! jcl Don't ask question unless you can stand the answer. Oliver North was asked why he thought ...more»

'This is how it started in Russia and Germany'

January 30, 2015 | 08:31 AM
Anita Dittman has been speaking about the Holocaust for more than three decades, telling everyone who will listen of her survival and how Jesus Christ helped her escape the trap that was ‘Hitler’s ...more»

4 simple questions

January 29, 2015 | 03:16 PM
4 simple questions Here's what I would like to know. If the TRUTH ever comes out , and it is decided that Obama was never eligible to be president, what happens to all the laws he signed into being ...more»

Online Job Applications

January 29, 2015 | 02:00 PM

Call Tom Tillis

January 29, 2015 | 11:38 AM

What is the living Constitution?

January 29, 2015 | 08:58 AM

The Imperial President

January 28, 2015 | 07:13 PM

Obama defends his faith in India

January 27, 2015 | 06:40 PM

Cartoon of the day

January 25, 2015 | 07:24 PM

End civil forfeiture

Jesse Helms Republican | Feb 01 | 02:44 PM
According to one of the watchdog groups, Eric Holder only took a small portion of the civil forfeitures ...more»

Gen. Semmes

Scott Furman | Feb 01 | 01:17 PM
Your observation is a perfect example one of the misconception in SWAT strategy and tactics. SWAT is ...more»

SWAT

RSemmes | Feb 01 | 10:23 AM
Until recently, I would have agreed completely about the lack of need of SWAT teams in rural North Carolina. ...more»

No Santa Clause

Weary Willie | Jan 31 | 10:22 PM
So Ted, what you all going to do when you find out there is no Santa Clause? Either it turns around ...more»

SWAT

Scott Furman | Jan 31 | 08:15 PM
I'm not from North Carolina but I was very interested in this article because of the reference to SWAT ...more»

ROFLMAO

9mm | Jan 31 | 04:00 PM
so why You beating your gums about her? Says it all ...more»

online applications

Clifton | Jan 31 | 02:06 PM
After getting rid of these unwanted spammers, I helped her fill out a application for Walmart, online ...more»

Palin

Ted | Jan 31 | 02:03 PM

SCF comments on Obama AG nominee

Jesse Helms Republican | Jan 31 | 01:19 PM

Will Burr and TIllis be part of GOP surrender caucus?

Jesse Helms Republican | Jan 31 | 05:17 AM

Answer to One More Question

ellen | Jan 30 | 07:04 PM
Dick Adams | Jan 30 | 02:36 PM

Right on Ralph

45ACP | Jan 30 | 09:07 AM

Obama trying to Gruber the Middle Class on energy

Jesse Helms Republican | Jan 30 | 07:56 AM

Lynch is just Holder in drag

Jesse Helms Republican | Jan 30 | 07:41 AM

The real problem

Ralph | Jan 30 | 07:36 AM

Community Bulletin Board

Beaufort County DSS Monthly Board Meeting

January 26, 2015 | 02:15 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»

School Board meeting Monday

January 09, 2015 | 07:46 PM
Monthly Board of Education Meeting 4:00 p.m. Board of Education Conference Room 321 Smaw Road Washington, NC 27889 ...more»

Tryon Chapter Embroiderer's Guild of America, New Bern

January 06, 2015 | 02:15 PM
Tryon Chapter Embroiderer's Guild of America, New Bern, North Carolina Business Meeting 2nd Monday of the Month Programs 4th Monday of the Month West New ...more»

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»

Want to learn more about windpower?

November 05, 2014 | 08:01 PM

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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