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Attorney General Roy Cooper eats crow, a little bit

Buys his way out of liable lawsuit for $75K and a measley apology--but that is just our opinion of the implications of this case
April 17, 2014 | 05:02 PM
Roy Cooper is reported to have settled a decade old liable lawsuit that had been filed against him as a result of a 2000 campaign ad he ran while running for Attorney General. Cooper can still remain ...more»

Takeover: What it will take to save the GOP and our nation

Unaffiliated voters should know what they will be deciding on May 6. It is not so much a choice of candidates as it is a choice of the way we will allow ourselves to be governed
feedback icon 1 | April 17, 2014 | 10:46 AM
Richard Viguerie’s recently released book Takeover should be required reading for every Republican and especially for every Republican in Beaufort County. In TAKEOVER Viguerie makes the case ...more»

Greg Brannon on Common Core

feedback icon 1 | April 17, 2014 | 09:14 AM
Dr. Greg Brannon, amazingly while he is trouping all over the state campaigning for the U. S. Senate, sat down and put his thoughts on the hot button issue of "Common Core" on paper. Reading this will ...more»
Teacher's Desk

It's time for N. C. to abandon Common Core

And return to the basics
feedback icon 1 | April 17, 2014 | 09:13 AM
There’s been a lot written lately about "Common Core." Boiled down to the essence, the debate has raged between those who oppose Common Core as a dubious intrusion of government control into the ...more»

al Qaeda thumbs its nose at Obama

Meanwhile Team Obama is obsessed with listening to Americans' phone calls and reading our emails
April 17, 2014 | 11:48 AM
While Team Obama is obsessed with listening to our phone calls and reading our emails al Qaeda holds one of its largest every meetings and Obama does nothing about it....more»

'90% of life' is not 'showing up on time'; 100% of life is possessing integrity

feedback icon 1 | April 16, 2014 | 04:47 AM
Some of our local county commissioner candidates need to read Pete Kaliner’s most recent column: For some folks having integrity is an elusive conundrum that is never achieved....more»

With friends like this...

feedback icon 1 | April 16, 2014 | 04:18 AM
Some of our local county commissioner candidates need to read Pete Kaliner’s most recent column: Personally, one of the biggest turnoffs of political parties is the way its members tear each other ...more»

UNC-BOG Expose: Season Finale.... maybe

April 16, 2014 | 04:16 AM
In what might be the exciting Season Finale of our widely-acclaimed peek into the mysterious world of the UNC Board of Governors, we muse rhetorically on how the success (or lack) of this august body ...more»

Land ownership: A case of Might Makes Right

April 15, 2014 | 05:34 AM
According to our reader logs, "cattle trespass" situation in Nevada indicates a strong interest in that issue. We thought it deserved a more thorough treatment so here are some thoughts to ponder....more»

New study: Parents and teachers should learn how to help kids who play violent video games

April 14, 2014 | 10:02 PM
Parents/grandparents: Pay what your child is playing. CBS Detroit has a story, with a link to a study in the Journal of Pediatrics that we think is an important read for every parent ...more»


From The Right

A plan to come together as a Nation

April 04, 2014 | 08:48 PM
FROM THE RIGHT A Plan to Come Together as a Nation By Bill Moore While I was attending the Conservative Leadership Conference in Raleigh, I had the privilege of hearing Matt Kibbe, President of Freedom ...more»
Daily Haymaker

Tillis in 2006: Rhodes call for Morgan resignation a BAD IDEA

March 31, 2014 | 08:44 PM
The 2002 power-sharing deal in the North Carolina House between Democrat Jim Black and Republican Richard Morgan was one of the most divisive, acrimonious periods in the state’s political history....more»
From The Right

Why school districts and the Left oppose the "Opportunity Scholarship Program"

feedback icon 1 | March 27, 2014 | 04:18 PM
Republicans at the state level are undergoing an attack from the Left over the opportunity Scholarship program for low income students. The most recent letter attacked Representative Bob Steinburg over ...more»

Why I won't talk about Mayor Pat the Perp

March 27, 2014 | 11:49 AM
I was at a local Panera’s with Eric My Website Guy when my email went to WILDFIRE mode. Ten emails within five minutes containing the three words "Charlotte Mayor Arrested". I reckon you’ve ...more»

Brannon responds to critics on why he did not vote for Romney

feedback icon 1 | March 26, 2014 | 05:07 PM
I've been a Republican for my entire life. I voted for McCain, Bush, and every Republican nominee all the way back to Reagan. I've also been an OBGYN for 25 years. I've been blessed to be a part of ...more»
Daily Haymaker

What's the prime criterion for finding someone "unelectable"?

March 25, 2014 | 09:20 PM
Sometimes it seems like the more some people know the more they forget. "Electability" is an example. That’s the art of projecting your on wishes onto someone you don’t want to get elected, ...more»
A Libertarian's Library

By what right does Congress exercise power over the People of the United States?

feedback icon 1 | March 25, 2014 | 04:47 PM
Lysander Spooner (1-19-1808—5-14-1887) was one of America’s most noteworthy political philosophers of the nineteenth century....more»
D'ya think?


March 24, 2014 | 04:33 PM
Russian Adventures in Ukraine. Both the Anointed One and his Secretary of State (whose four or five month tour in Viet Nam all those years ago surely qualifies him as a great international strategist) ...more»
Hood: I'd rather be right

Another exercise in government lunacy

feedback icon 3 | March 24, 2014 | 02:46 AM
There’s a story unfolding in Hyde County with Rose Acre Farms that every North Carolinian should not only be aware of but fighting mad about. Here’s the "short version:" Rose Acre produces ...more»
From The Right

Beam me up Scotty, they remain uncivilized

March 21, 2014 | 06:56 AM
Generation after generation has grown up on various levels of Star Trek. Their common purpose was to explore new worlds and try to make friends. Remember the Prime Directive? Never interfere with what ...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»

Registration under way for BCCC Commercial Truck Driving School

April 09, 2014 | 11:28 AM
Registration is under way for those interested in enrolling in the Commercial Truck Driver Training Program at Beaufort County Community College. Night and weekend classes will begin Tuesday, May 20, ...more»

BCCC to offer potential students a free look at college life

March 24, 2014 | 07:58 AM
Are you thinking about starting college for the first time or going back to school to upgrade your job skills? Or are you wondering whether the time is right or your study skills are good enough? Then ...more»

Duke Energy awards $141,029 to Beaufort County Community College

March 18, 2014 | 10:51 AM
Duke Energy and Beaufort County Community College today announced a $141,029 investment from the Duke Energy Foundation. The funds will be used to buy equipment to establish an Industrial Maintenance ...more»

Go to jail to support the GED at BCCC

March 10, 2014 | 09:46 AM
The Division of Continuing Education at Beaufort County Community College is seeking volunteers who are willing to either "go to jail" or "post bond" for someone to be sent to jail to fund a scholarship ...more»

Manufacturing Open House scheduled for April 8 at BCCC

March 05, 2014 | 11:14 AM
The latest in equipment and training for careers in advanced manufacturing will be on display to the public at Beaufort County Community College Tuesday, April 8, as part of Advanced Manufacturing Awareness ...more»

Protect and Serve

Deprivation of rights under Color of Law

feedback icon 1 | 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 7 | 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 3 | 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»


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Young Child Parade 4-11.14

April 12, 2014 | 09:35 PM

Laura Ingraham exposes Taylor Griffin as phony on immigration

April 17, 2014 | 10:41 AM
Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham has exposed DC establishment Congressional candidate Taylor Griffin as a phony on the issue of illegal immigration. Griffin's mealy mouthed responses show ...more»

Decisions up in smoke

April 17, 2014 | 07:51 AM
Recent scientific studies have indicated smoking marijuana has a permanent effect on the brain. These studies indicate it will affect your ability to make decisions. Since President Obama has admitted ...more»

Attorney General Roy Cooper Alert

April 16, 2014 | 05:20 PM
Planning to travel over Easter weekend, or looking forward to a trip later this summer? Before you leave, take some simple steps to keep your home and belongings safe while you’re away. Burglars ...more»

There is a need for Voter ID

April 16, 2014 | 11:48 AM
Representative Ruth Samuelson reports: Recently, the North Carolina State Board of Elections presented some startling facts on potential voter fraud to the Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee. ...more»

After ducking candidates forums, Tillis now ducks TV debate

April 16, 2014 | 09:46 AM
Thom Tillis has been ducking all the candidate forums put on by party organizations and other groups around the state, while the other major candidates have been attending. Now, Tillis is ducking the ...more»

Good for the goose - good for the gander??

April 16, 2014 | 07:17 AM
If the Federal Government can choose to ignore laws and enforce only what they agree with like Defense of Marriage Law, Immigration Laws etc. Why can't a rancher in Nevada also have the right to select ...more»

Don Cox is a tune

April 16, 2014 | 02:07 AM
The Silly season is on and Don Cox is the leading man. He bills himself on his signs as a TUNE and he handlers have sealed his claim with the last flyer. He thinks Stan Deatherage is late for some ...more»

Up in Smoke

Confederate Soldier | Apr 17 | 05:13 PM
Mary J.,So that's what has happened to jerry Langley and ed booth!!!...more»

Back to Basics

Buzz Cayton | Apr 17 | 10:01 AM
Vince Lombardi became the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s, where he led the team ...more»

Thom TIllis has supported Common Core

Raphael | Apr 17 | 09:44 AM
The non-conservative establishment candidate in the GOP primary, Thom TIllis, has been a big supporter ...more»

I would say

npc | Apr 17 | 05:53 AM
that the battle is between those who are informed about and understand the principles of liberty at ...more»

Reagan day dinner

Betty | Apr 16 | 10:27 PM
Where is the video?...more»

Politicking on government time

Raphael | Apr 16 | 09:40 PM
Cooper's name was put in the caption strictly for political purposes. This is just a crude way to build ...more»

UNC ATHLETIC Scandal=Watergate Equivalent

Phillip A Wunder | Apr 16 | 02:06 PM
A small group of arrogant, devious men continued to lie, cover up, redact and delay releasing information, ...more»

What an excuse!

Raphael | Apr 16 | 12:14 PM

Cox's differences with GOP are NOT minor

Raphael | Apr 16 | 08:15 AM

Government overeach!!!!!

npc | Apr 16 | 07:27 AM

Cox & Buzzeo, no no no

J.P. Jones | Apr 15 | 07:48 PM

Ooh. Mailer is an ugly tune

Lynyrd | Apr 15 | 07:35 PM

Taylor is Boehner's guy

Raphael | Apr 15 | 02:57 PM

Drone Medal

George Schryer | Apr 15 | 02:51 PM

Community Bulletin Board

Washington City Council to meet April 14 at 5:30 pm

April 13, 2014 | 11:27 AM
Click on the link to the right to download the agenda and backup material....more»

Bd. of Commissioners special meetings

April 11, 2014 | 05:43 AM
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners will hold two upcoming joint special called meetings. On Monday, April 14, 2014, the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners will meet jointly with the Beaufort ...more»

Justice Mark Martin, Keynote speaker for Reagan Day Dinner

April 04, 2014 | 06:42 PM
Thursday April 10, 2014, 6:30pm, Yankee Hall Plantation Justice mark Martin in running for the Chief Justice Seat for the North Carolina Supreme Court and will be our Keynote speaker. Set your GPS ...more»

Meet & Greet with Keith Kidwell Candidate for Commissioner

April 01, 2014 | 09:50 PM
Saturday April 5th at 3PM Ray & Brenda Lewis of Bath will host Keith Kidwell Candidate for Commissioner at the Bath Ruritan Club on Carteret Street, Bath, NC. ...more»

Radio Show

March 31, 2014 | 11:43 AM
My radio show 'U decide"is scheduled to AIR Tuesday April 1st from 12:30 to 1:30Pm on radio 970am Ahoskie My Guest this week is Brent Shypulefski a candidate for the Republican nomination for the 1st ...more»

Don Cox Flyer

Jak | April 14, 2014 | 02:57 AM
Dear Mr. Don Cox, Disrespect, is a word you used in your latest flyer. People have jobs and families that can make them run late for things. You may think this is disrespectful. I think your actions ...more»

A More Modern Way of Living

Aaron Flowers | April 11, 2014 | 05:36 AM
Dear Sir or Madam; It is attributed that your paper published an article under the by line of Letter to the Editor on 17 January 2013 entitle More Modern Way of Living. Whether it was your paper or ...more»

What kind of County Commissioner do we need?

March 20, 2014 | 11:47 AM
March 18, 2014 Editor, Beaufort Observer To the editor. I recently saw a "flyer" supporting someone seeking to be a County Commissioner. He is not new to Beaufort County (claims to be having been ...more»
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