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Diogenes' Lamp

What is the Clerk of Court hiding?

October 19, 2014 | 08:59 PM
What is the Clerk of Court Hiding? If you’ve been in court in Beaufort County in the last few years, as a defendant, witness or as a juror you know one simple fact: The people who get the short ...more»

Can Ebola be stopped without closing our borders?

October 20, 2014 | 08:52 AM
Any school principal who has experienced an outbreak of head lice in their school know what infectious disease is about and some of the essentials in eliminating an infection and preventing it....more»

Pastors and church leaders take note

This is where Political Correctness leads you
October 18, 2014 | 06:54 PM
Erick Erickson, writing in his Diary at Red State.com reports: It is one of the tenets of the current movement toward gay marriage. They get to get married, Christians are forced to provide goods and ...more»

Citizens on the Stop The Jail Committee laud Keith Kidwell for his work on the jail issue

feedback icon 1 | October 18, 2014 | 06:16 PM
The group of Beaufort County citizens that has been working for several months examining the issues surrounding the jail in Beaufort County has issued a press release praising Keith Kidwell for his role ...more»

An open letter from GRNC's President to Rep Michael Speciale

October 16, 2014 | 10:33 PM
The following was posted by Paul Valone on the Grassroots North Carolina website. We'll have more commentary on this later but first we would like to offer it at face value to our readers....more»

Government regulations prevented use of machine that could have detected Ebola patient

October 16, 2014 | 10:32 PM
We said "you can’t count on the government protecting you from Ebola..." Now we learn that government regulations prevented the Texas hospital from using a machine that could have quickly and accurately ...more»

How much would you walk for a double-cheesburger?

October 16, 2014 | 10:08 PM
We don’t have anything against exercise, particularly running or walking. We just don’t think it help you lose weight, even if does do other good things for you. Now we have supporting data....more»

UPDATED AND COMPLETE: Video from Candidates' Forum--County Commission

October 16, 2014 | 11:28 AM
Here are the video clips from Monday (10-13-14) Candidate’s Forum. These are the clips from the County Commission candidates...more»

Obama Administration bungling the Ebola pandemic just like they have everything else

You can't count on the government to protect you
October 15, 2014 | 08:54 PM
We've said it before and we'll say it again. You can't count on the government taking care of you and your family. You must be prepared to do so yourself. Here's proof: If you’ve been keeping ...more»
Daily Haymaker

Why we should all vote "NO" on the Constitutional Amendment

feedback icon 2 | October 15, 2014 | 08:31 PM
Arguably, and certainly for some people for years to come, the most important vote on the November 4 ballot will not be to fill an office, but it will be the proposed Constitutional Amendment....more»

Columns

D'ya think?

Eric Holder

October 11, 2014 | 09:50 AM
Every American who cares about this nation should read this Jim Bispo commentary. We hope you will forward it to all your contacts. It is that important....more»
D'ya think?

The Secret Service

October 05, 2014 | 06:39 PM
The Secret Service Eric Holder may not be the only miscreant chosen by the Anointed One to run one of the Government Departments. The Secret Service, which only a few years ago was moved from Treasury ...more»
D'ya think?

Atheism, America & Freedom

Jim Bispo raises some troubling questions about the Anointed One's commitment to insure Americans' safety and about the preferential treatment given atheists over Christians
feedback icon 8 | September 29, 2014 | 08:38 AM
Atheism, America, & Freedom Watching the news and seeing how our Constitution, our freedoms, and our way of life are being abused every day by the Anointed One and the folks he has appointed to run the ...more»
D'ya think?

Why don't you and them go fight??

feedback icon 1 | September 21, 2014 | 07:49 PM
Why don't you and them go fight?? Our intrepid Secretary of State didn't want to call going after ISIS a war. If it was a war the DOD would seem to be the more sensible organization to be running it....more»
Teacher's Desk

Why the temporary classrooms exist in Chocowinity

feedback icon 1 | June 02, 2010 | 11:20 AM
In the Beaufort Observer's report of the Chocowinity Town Board meeting on June 1 there is a discussion of the mobile units at Chocowinity Middle School that were granted a three-year temporary "Special ...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»

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»

Education Forum for candidates set for Sept. 30; public invited to submit questions

August 26, 2014 | 09:53 AM
Do you want to know where candidates for political office stand on teacher tenure, school vouchers, public school and college funding? If so, a forum for candidates would be a good time to ask them and ...more»

BCCC receives Golden LEAF Grant for Agribusiness Technology Program

August 14, 2014 | 10:25 AM
Beaufort County Community College has received a $97,075 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation to support the creation and implementation of the college’s new Agribusiness Technology Program. The ...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

What you should know about this website

why we exist and how we see our role
feedback icon 8 | 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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Terms of Use

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Recent Videos

May as well laugh as cry

October 16, 2014 | 06:43 AM

Our Response to Ebola

October 17, 2014 | 09:48 PM
Now you see it. Now you don't...more»

Can we survive two more years?

October 17, 2014 | 09:37 PM
Can we survive two more years?...more»

Remember this! We will--Hagan praises CDC on Ebola

October 16, 2014 | 06:26 PM
"North Carolina senator Kay Hagan said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is "giving us great guidance" on how to deal with Ebola virus infections here in the United States. The Democrat, ...more»

Now your Church Sermons will be censored.

October 16, 2014 | 10:55 AM
OneNewsNow is reporting that Mayor Parker and the City of Houston, fighting a lawsuit related to the ordinance, is demanding that five pastors turn over sermon notes and private communications with church ...more»

Where is Tillis on gay marriage?

October 16, 2014 | 05:11 AM
Thom Tillis has been mighty silent about the radical federal judge ramming gay marriage down North Carolina's throat by prostituting the Constitution. He was an Obama appointee whom Ricahrd Burr openly ...more»

BOCO Sheriff - Directly related experience?

October 15, 2014 | 12:21 PM
I attended the forum held at BCCC on Monday evening. This was the first forum I have ever attended. I found it to be very structured and informative. My purpose in attending was to learn more about ...more»

What's with this?

October 15, 2014 | 11:25 AM
Nearly $1.4M in funding to support anti-discrimination labor laws in Mexico now available from US tax payers Maybe we need to use this money to enforce some of our own laws that are on the books. Illegal ...more»

Ebola Care

October 14, 2014 | 03:23 PM

County Commissiioner

River 1 | Oct 19 | 09:50 PM
Looks like Keith Kidwell, Frankie Waters, and Ron Buzzo need to be the new Commissioners....more»

I do hope Keith Kidwell

npc | Oct 19 | 08:16 PM
becomes a county commissioner. He is a truly great candidate. His background more than qualifies him, ...more»

Time to stand up for traditional marriage

RSemmes | Oct 19 | 02:14 PM
Given that Tillis has played footsie with the gay marriage groupies, going to one of the meetings out ...more»

Bigot?

Wayne | Oct 19 | 12:45 PM
Tillis and Berger have hired the nation's leading anti-gay bigot as their attorney. He is a founder ...more»

The real damage

Walter | Oct 19 | 08:40 AM
from TV news is that many people believe they are informed because they watch the two minute sound bits ...more»

Obama has suppressed anti-ebola drugs

RSemmes | Oct 19 | 07:34 AM
Obama's suppression of anti-ebola drugs has killed thousands: ...more»

Obama's possible response

Frances | Oct 19 | 07:28 AM
Watchdog: Obama to bring non-American Ebola victims to U.S. for treatment "The plans include special ...more»

TV News: Selling cars, and lies

Charles Hickman III | Oct 18 | 11:59 PM

Write in John Rhodes US Senate

Sam Walterson | Oct 18 | 10:42 PM

Release us from Misery

Rufus | Oct 18 | 08:25 PM

Jesse Helms would come out for the conservatives

Jesse Helms Republican | Oct 18 | 11:04 AM

Go home liberal (Can it Kay!)

J.P. Jones | Oct 18 | 08:43 AM

FUnny

Boco50 | Oct 18 | 08:12 AM

As qualified as Obama

Jesse Helms Repubilcan | Oct 18 | 03:26 AM

Stay home

Jesse Helms would stay home | Oct 17 | 11:33 PM

No! No way

Charles Hickman | Oct 17 | 09:42 PM

Community Bulletin Board

Pizza Night

October 17, 2014 | 10:04 AM
The Beaufort County Choral Society is having a Pizza Night fundraiser at Pizza Inn in Washington, Monday, October 20, 2014, 5 pm-8 pm. A percentage of each of our guests' meals and their tips will be ...more»

Chocowinity Town Board meets Tuesday Oct 7

October 07, 2014 | 08:30 AM
The Chocowinity Town Board will meet Tuesday October 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall. The agenda calls for consideration of approving a cell phone tower request and approval of a solar farm off ...more»

Conservative Republicans Club to meet Thursday

October 07, 2014 | 08:28 AM
The Conservative Republican Club of Beaufort County will meet Thursday October 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the University of Mt. Olive (west end of the building) on US 264 W in Washington. The public is ...more»

Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert 10/12

October 01, 2014 | 11:33 AM
Internationally renowned concert organist and recording artist Gail Archer tours worldwide enthralling listeners with her ability to leap seamlessly from baroque to late romantic and modern eras. WHEN: ...more»

Beaufort County DSS Monthly Board Meeting

October 01, 2014 | 09:16 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»

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»

Principles matter to the Republican Party

Steven Rader | September 13, 2014 | 08:50 PM
Letter to the Editor Beaufort Observer Washington, NC Dear Editor: I fear that we may have a bit of a distraction from the county GOP chairman's letter to the editor, the circumstances behind it, ...more»
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