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The week in review

feedback icon 1 | September 20, 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»

Chocowinity Planning Board plays along with the solar scam

September 18, 2014 | 10:50 AM
We have the video of the September 15, 2014 Chocowinity Planning Board meeting at which the board approved recommending the permitting of a solar farm on a tract of land zoned Residential off of Bragaw ...more»

It was not supposed to be this way. Tillis is not drawing the support he needs to win

You know you're in trouble when "she's worse than him" is what your campaign is running on
September 16, 2014 | 06:35 PM
The Establishment Republicans told us all during the spring primary season that Thom Tillis was THE ONE to retire Kay Hagan. Grassroots Republicans didn’t buy that argument then and they are buying ...more»
Daily Haymaker

More bad news for the Tillis Establishment

September 18, 2014 | 10:46 PM
There’s still more bad news for Thom Tillis. His base is deserting him. Brant Clifton reviews the latest Fox News poll and reports: We posted earlier about the Fox News poll of this race....more»

Environmental groups that have attacked Bill Cook are subject of campaign finance complaint

Lets hope the SBOE does a better job on this than on Sen. Hartsell
feedback icon 1 | September 18, 2014 | 10:15 PM
Civitas files election complaint with the State Board of Elections over campaign finance reports filed by a left-wing environmental group that has been attacking Sen. Bill Cook, among others....more»

Obama uses casual sex approach to ISIS

September 14, 2014 | 09:11 AM
Todd Beamon, writing at reports: Retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden on Friday elaborated on his "casual sex" analogy in describing President Barack Obama's sole reliance on using airstrikes ...more»

Elections have consequences

September 08, 2014 | 02:43 PM
"Elections Have Consequences" This was the response from the Anointed One to Eric Cantor just after the inauguration in 2009. The entire statement was; "Elections have consequences, and at the end of ...more»
Daily Haymaker

The Speciale matter

feedback icon 4 | September 15, 2014 | 01:05 PM
We think Brant Clifton has it exactly right on the "Speciale matter." He writes: It made me sick to my stomach to read about and hear about the arrest of Michael Speciale, Jr....more»

Remind us again please: What is the difference between Democrats and Republicans in Washington?

September 18, 2014 | 10:59 PM
Somebody quick! Tell us again what the difference is between Democrats and Republicans in Washington. See: House Speaker John Boehner (R.-Ohio) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D....more»

Immigrants are not only getting the new jobs but their income is increasing 15 times as much as native-born Americans

feedback icon 1 | September 16, 2014 | 08:45 PM
We recently published a report that showed that all of the net job growth in North Carolina since 2000 went to immigrants....more»
D'ya think?

Let's go (Partway) to War

September 14, 2014 | 11:28 AM


D'ya think?

Safety revisited

feedback icon 1 | 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»
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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Here we go again

September 16, 2014 | 09:04 PM

Who's tending the store?

September 16, 2014 | 07:37 PM

Libertarian Nominee In N.C. Senate Race Calls Voter ‘Ignorant Moron’

September 20, 2014 | 05:24 PM
Things are getting interesting. "After getting into an argument over the point, the candidate fired back to Badalian: "Well, obviously our realities are quite detached. I prefer my reality over yours ...more»

Michelle O creates trouble for kids with cancer Read more at http://www.wnd

September 18, 2014 | 07:26 PM
"RANT: I am LIVID! I just got a phone call from a St Jude mom whose son is battling a brain tumor. ... Tomorrow, this little boy has his MRI. The results come after. His mom was told that she cannot bring ...more»

Ninth Circuit Affirms It's Illegal To Wear American Flag Shirts On Cinco De

September 18, 2014 | 07:11 PM
"It’s official: the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order declining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California high school who were sent ...more»

The Homeless Scam

September 18, 2014 | 03:34 AM
I'm sure many people have noticed a group of "Homeless" people that float around between Washington and Greenville. On my way to work, there is a man who always stands in the median of HWY 264 at the ...more»

Police: IRS scammers responsible for hoax SWAT call

September 17, 2014 | 12:01 PM
"(WAVY) — 10 On Your Side told you about an IRS phone scam sweeping the country on Monday. Now Newport News police say a new twist in the scam targeted a local woman. Police said the callers are ...more»

Vidant Health, 2 other health systems collaborate to form new company

September 17, 2014 | 11:56 AM
"Vidant Health, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Wake-Med Health and Hospitals are collaborating to form one giant company." ...more»

A Radar Gun that Catches Driver Texting Is in Development

September 17, 2014 | 10:25 AM
"ComSonics, a Virginia-based company, is developing a radar gun-like device with which police officers will be able to detect drivers who are texting. The gadget uses the telltale radio frequencies that ...more»

Right on

Junius O | Sep 20 | 09:31 PM
I don't know the person this man was talking to but I know a number of people he would have been right ...more»

O standards?

Capt. America's Wife | Sep 19 | 10:39 PM
It's laughable that anyone would think O fired them over lack of high standards. O wouldn't know high ...more»

Not for the merge

npc | Sep 19 | 06:21 PM
because it cuts out competition. I would rather see these two hospitals compete in all areas of health ...more»

Re: NCBH-Vidant-WakeMed - The Editor Is Spot-On

DrMaryJohnson | Sep 19 | 12:40 PM
And since this development pretty much cinches a sixteen-year-old black-listing for me (I have paid-in-spades ...more»

These are the same people that I dealt with back during the prim

Stan Deatherage | Sep 19 | 09:22 AM
The short story: I was adamant that no one can take one of my images from BCN, made by me, to use ...more»

Nation's heroes (the toozs)

Dick Adams | Sep 18 | 11:07 PM
The serious problem is not the mental retards on the field in the funny space like garb, but rather ...more»


Joe | Sep 18 | 12:11 PM
An interesting development...more»

Crossing the River Styx

J.P. Jones | Sep 18 | 08:45 AM

Lots of words

npc | Sep 18 | 02:57 AM

You're on dope

C. Hickman | Sep 17 | 10:43 PM

Militarization of Law Enforcement

Observer | Sep 17 | 08:03 PM

Burr will not get my vote

Jesse Helms Republican | Sep 17 | 03:33 PM

Representative Michael Speciale is my hero

Mattie Lawson | Sep 17 | 12:19 PM

There is a chance here of such

Stan Deatherage | Sep 17 | 09:53 AM

Who is really behind this?

RSemmes | Sep 17 | 04:18 AM

What we have now

Tombo | Sep 16 | 10:38 AM

Community Bulletin Board

The Miracle of America--It's not too late to enroll

September 19, 2014 | 09:25 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»

PotashCorp Sponsors Community Open House, Sunday, September 21 at Camp Bodd

September 17, 2014 | 09:42 AM
PotashCorp Aurora Joins With Boy Scouts To Provide Free Outdoor Experiences To Entire Community Maybe you live in a city where setting up a shooting opportunity for your son or daughter to experience ...more»

Conservative Republican Club meeting Thursday

September 09, 2014 | 12:59 PM
The Conservative Republican Club will meet Thursday Sept. 11 at 7:00 PM at 4525 US West (west end of the Mt. Olive University building). ...more»

Washington City Council to meet Monday 9-8-14

September 03, 2014 | 01:54 PM
The Washington City Council will meet Monday at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. You can review the agenda and backup materials at the link to the right....more»

Beaufort County DSS Monthly Board Meeting

September 02, 2014 | 09:14 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»

Radio show topic

September 01, 2014 | 05:53 PM

The Miracle of America

August 29, 2014 | 03:42 PM

Education Forum for Candidates

August 29, 2014 | 02:11 PM

Pantego Museum 2nd Annual Fish Fry

August 19, 2014 | 07:21 PM

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»

GOP Chair's Letter To The Editor

Proctor Kidwell | September 07, 2014 | 02:24 AM
Letter to the Editor. As chairman of the Beaufort County Republican Party, I would like to remind fellow Republicans that we must put all of our efforts into winning the elections in November. We have ...more»

Forced annexation is wrong

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