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The week in review

August 30, 2014 | 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»

Big time election spending comes to Beaufort County

feedback icon 1 | August 28, 2014 | 10:03 PM
Within the past seven or eight years a county commissioner race from the primary to the November General Election could be financed for $3,000.00. Twenty thousand dollars would do the same for a sheriff’s ...more»

Warren Smith: An open letter to the BOC. The jail numbers just do not add up

Warren was right on "economic development" and he's right on the jail
feedback icon 5 | August 27, 2014 | 08:06 AM
Warren Smith is at it again. As he did on the economic development boondoggle--some would say "fraud"--dumped on the taxpayers of Beaufort County, he has now done his homework on the cost of a new jail....more»
Daily Haymaker

Who is John Rhodes? The difference between Thom Tillis and Kay Hagan

Tired of politicians claiming to be one thing and acting like another?
feedback icon 3 | August 24, 2014 | 05:34 PM
Tired of politicians claiming to be one thing and acting like another? If so you may want to meet John Rhodes: BLOCKQUOTE>"I didn’t go looking for this opportunity," said John Rhodes, the best-known ...more»

Kay Hagan and the Post Turtle

feedback icon 1 | August 22, 2014 | 09:32 AM
Cajun language and culture are rich for many reasons that I talked about in my January column. One of them is that the sense of humor and friendliness of Cajuns are such that even insults are delivered ...more»

Too many bullies, not enough servants

feedback icon 6 | August 24, 2014 | 05:08 PM
It has become more obvious that the majority of the Beaufort County leadership offices are occupied by bullies. A bully is going to have his way, no matter what others may think or desire, even if how ...more»

Belhaven Hospital—far from dead, excitement is in the air

feedback icon 1 | August 28, 2014 | 09:43 PM
The Belhaven Hospital situation has been like a roller coaster and a soap opera put in a blender. It is hard to separate the parts. Belhaven has been through begging, pleading, praying, marches, negotiations, ...more»

Cowell’s Alternative, Part 2: Conflicts Of Interest Claims And Campaign Donations

August 27, 2014 | 08:55 PM
WFAE, the Charlotte NPR station is running series on the State Treasurer’s Office, or more specifically how Treasurer Janet Cowell manages the biggest pot of money in Raleigh—the state pension ...more»

So who's really interested in cleaning up government?

August 28, 2014 | 07:35 PM
The two articles from WFAE, public radio in Charlotte, about State Treasure Janet Cowell raise troubling issues. We feel the time has come to address the fundamental issue here. ...more»

Is Beaufort County another Ferguson, Missouri?

feedback icon 1 | August 24, 2014 | 06:59 AM
Could Beaufort County be another Ferguson, Missouri? Warren Meyer has posted in his Coyote Blog the information below that should cause those of us in Beaufort County to ask: "Do we have a similar ...more»

Holder’s police-shooting hypocrisy

August 27, 2014 | 08:25 PM

We don't have to have more Fergusons

August 26, 2014 | 08:35 PM


D'ya think?

Safety revisited

August 26, 2014 | 08:38 PM
Safety Revisited In March of 2011, I wrote a piece about safety. In it I opined that there is no such thing as safety because so called "safety" in reality is the absence of risk....more»
D'ya think?


August 23, 2014 | 03:53 PM
Perfection Perfect is the enemy of good. I don't know who coined that phrase, but whoever it was, certainly got it right. It is a phrase which the bureaucrats who run our government have either never ...more»
A Libertarian's Library

Turning America into a war zone, where ‘We the People’ are the enemy

feedback icon 1 | August 22, 2014 | 09:07 AM
John W. Whitehead, writing for the Rutherford Institute says: What Americans must understand, what we have chosen to ignore, what we have fearfully turned a blind eye to lest the reality prove too ...more»
Bonus Deal

Veterans' groups respond to Sen. Burr

feedback icon 1 | August 19, 2014 | 09:46 PM
I think both of these letters point to the obvious disconnect between our "elected" officials" and the voice of the people. Just because Burr has an R beside his name doesn't preclude him from being one ...more»
From The Right

Is there a war on religion?

feedback icon 2 | August 11, 2014 | 06:29 PM
Since the beginning of time there have always been conflicts over Religion. Sometimes it is between believers and non- believers. At other times it is between religions as to who is the true one....more»
D'ya think?

Fearless conversation

August 06, 2014 | 08:26 PM
Never wonder whether Jim Bispo feels bound to political correctness. Our friend tells it like he sees It whether you like it or not. Bravo Jim!...more»
D'ya think?

American Patriotism

August 02, 2014 | 11:15 AM
American Patriotism If you didn't listen to the Prez's speeches, you wouldn't know what it means to be a good American. (Yeah...right.) Just lately, he has been telling us what is unpatriotic....more»
A Libertarian's Library

In memoriam to Milton Friedman on the anniversary of his birth

August 02, 2014 | 11:12 AM
In honor of Milton Friedman we post this article which appeared at on his birthday. Milton Friedman was born on this day, July 31, in 1912, and he would have been 102 years old....more»
Teacher's Desk

Why the temporary classrooms exist in Chocowinity

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»

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»

BCCC provides training for P & G Manufacturing employees

August 12, 2014 | 11:50 AM
Four employees of P & G Manufacturing’s Washington plant recently completed Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification coordinated by Business and Industry Services at Beaufort County Community College ...more»

Veteran educator, farmer chosen to head BCCC’s new Agribusiness Technology Program

July 28, 2014 | 10:11 AM
Veteran educator William R. Askew who grew up on a Beaufort County farm has been chosen to head the new Agribusiness Technology Program at Beaufort County Community College. Askew, a 1989 graduate of ...more»

BCCC schedules entrepreneurial core curriculum classes

July 14, 2014 | 12:30 PM
Business and Industry Services at Beaufort County Community College announces a schedule of upcoming classes this fall that serves as the core curriculum for potential and existing small business owners. 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»


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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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Acivist judges at it again!

August 29, 2014 | 02:52 PM
Federal Judge in Utah has declared Ban against Polygamy as unconstitutional. Says it violates Freedom of Religion as followers of a Mormon sect believe in Polygamy. Now we will be forced to allow multiple ...more»

FBI national domestic threat assessment omits Islamist terrorism

August 29, 2014 | 11:49 AM
"The FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting—both ...more»

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Philadelphia Earns Millions By Seizing Cash And Homes From People Never Cha

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Why St. Louis Tea Party Went to Ferguson To Shop

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You can’t change the world in your living room. We targeted the small businesses that were hit hard by violence—violence committed (mostly) by out of town agitators, criminals, vandals, and ...more»

What Thom Tillis did to Beaufort County

August 28, 2014 | 10:35 AM
Since the very first colonial legislature, Beaufort County had always had a state representative in the legislature from our own county. Our county was intact, not divided, so that we had one of our ...more»

Differences disgusting

August 27, 2014 | 05:05 AM

What's up

August 26, 2014 | 07:39 PM

Old School left Vs. Tea Party Right

August 26, 2014 | 03:49 PM

A "Reset" that makes sense

August 26, 2014 | 03:32 AM

Partisan politics with our Military

August 25, 2014 | 12:07 PM

Good Idea, different split

Joe Blow | Aug 29 | 04:01 PM
I think the time for a divide is LONG overdue. But, rather than having states as a whole go to this ...more»

Thanks for the info

Walter | Aug 29 | 08:27 AM
Money in politics in DC and Raleigh is the single worst thing that has ever happened to our country. ...more»

Safety,,, Really?

Aug 28 | 11:47 PM
Consider this for a moment. Is it possible that the State of NC would allow a Jail in Beaufort County ...more»

Well Done Yourself, Harold

Warren Smith | Aug 28 | 08:50 PM
Harold, no one has done as much as you have to wet their match. Keep it up... "Stop The Jail."...more»

What I would like to know

Rachel | Aug 28 | 05:07 PM
is when is someone going to sue the 4 looneybirds to make them repay the taxpayers out of their own ...more»

Well Done

Harold Smith | Aug 28 | 04:32 PM
Another well reasoned and insightful analysis from Mr. Smith. Thank you, Sir. However, Commissioners ...more»

Gun Control

Ibenhad | Aug 28 | 09:31 AM
it is not the gun that kills. It is the man behind the gun. Some of the police are watching too many ...more»

Amazing what real numbers can show

Buzz Cayton | Aug 28 | 09:13 AM

New jail

Kimo | Aug 28 | 08:59 AM

Huckabee is a big government Republican

RSemmes | Aug 28 | 08:18 AM


Ernie Cole | Aug 28 | 07:11 AM


Chris Wilkeson | Aug 27 | 08:54 PM

No disagreement here

Charles Hickman | Aug 27 | 07:44 PM

Am I surprised that Obama lied?

Clifton | Aug 27 | 06:47 PM

Hey Charles..

Jack | Aug 27 | 02:07 PM

Morgan and Black recruited Tillis

Jesse Helms Republican | Aug 27 | 10:59 AM

True bullies on the Beaufort County Commission

Charles Hickman | Aug 27 | 09:19 AM

Community Bulletin Board

The Miracle of America

August 29, 2014 | 03:42 PM
There will be an 18 hour seminar presented in Belhaven every Monday night beginning on September 15, 2014. Participants will learn how the Miracle of America produced more human progress in 200 years ...more»

Beaufort Board of Commissioners meet Sept 2

August 29, 2014 | 02:16 PM
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners will meet Sept. 2 at 5:00 p.m. You can review the agenda at the link to the right....more»

Education Forum for Candidates

August 29, 2014 | 02:11 PM
Beaufort County Schools and Beaufort County Community College have joined forces to sponsor an Education Forum for Beaufort County commissioner and General Assembly candidates from districts that include ...more»

Ernie Coleman for Sheriff Choco fundraiser Sept. 12

August 22, 2014 | 09:51 PM
The Ernie Coleman for Sheriff campaign will hold a Pancake and Sausage supper fundraiser on Sept. 12 at the Chocowinity Fire Department building from 5 to 8 PM. All voters are invited to bring the family ...more»

Mexico objects to Texas National Guard on border

August 22, 2014 | 09:44 PM
The gall of these people! Mexico is objecting to Governor Rick Perry's deployment of the Texas National Guard on the Mexican border to try to stop crossing by illegal aliens. ...more»

State employees' salary database

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Forced annexation is wrong

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Location of Jail in Chocowinity

Tim Baker | July 14, 2014 | 05:55 PM
I don't believe in any way, shape, or form would the location of the jail in the Chocowinity Industrial Park be beneficial to the Town of Chocowinity. I am of the belief that if a new Jail were to be ...more»
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