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News & Commentary

The week in review

February 06, 2016 | 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»

UPDATED--Do we really want first responders being Federalized?

2-5-16 updates at the end of the original article
feedback icon 7 | February 02, 2016 | 06:44 PM
Let us say upfront: We don’t subscribe to the prevailing push to accept the "Halo Effect." That is, because a service is noble and done by great people it should not be challenged or questioned. ...more»

Hood's comments at the Blounts Creek Fire/EMS meeting

February 02, 2016 | 01:54 PM
This is the first in a series of article on emergency services issues the County is now facing. There's been a lot of smoke but very little light shed on the crucial issues. We asked Hood to address ...more»

Sarah Palin...time to eat crow

February 03, 2016 | 05:34 PM
Sarah Palin has come out strongly criticizing Ted Cruz’s campaign over the Ben Carson "dropout" imbroglio. But Palin's own fans are overwhelmingly critical of her for shooting from the hip and ...more»

Leading Iowa newspaper calls for a review of the Democrat caucus results

feedback icon 1 | February 04, 2016 | 05:41 PM
The Des Moines Register is calling for a review of the Iowa caucus results. They write: Once again the world is laughing at Iowa. Late-night comedians and social media mavens are having a field day ...more»

The Little Guy wins one, but the job is still not done

feedback icon 1 | February 04, 2016 | 06:08 PM
Woopee! The Little Guy wins one. The Daily Signal is reporting that a judge has awarded restitution of the legal fees a convenience store owner incurred when he had $107,000 confiscated in a civil ...more»
Hood: I'd rather be right

Beaufort County...The Big Easy

feedback icon 3 | February 02, 2016 | 01:50 PM
Do you know how much money you have in the bank? Chances are you have a good idea. Chances are you know how close to being over drawn you are. If you own or run a business there is a good chance ...more»

Compare the GOP candidates in this Conservative Review profile

January 29, 2016 | 07:14 AM
Conservative Review has a very compelling review of the candidates running in the Republican Primary. ...more»

More proof of the irrelevance of the Establishment political parties in NC

February 01, 2016 | 04:13 PM
We've previously asserted here that the relevance of political parties is shifting at the national, state and local levels. Donald Trump is certainly the prime example, but there are other indicators....more»

Cruz wins Iowa, Clinton and Sanders in virtual tie

feedback icon 4 | February 01, 2016 | 10:43 PM
With 99% of the Republican caucus results in, Ted Cruz has won the Iowa delegate race, with Donald Trump coming in a close second, followed by Marco Rubio. Fox News was reporting Cruz the winner with ...more»

We no longer have any border security

February 04, 2016 | 01:49 PM
D'ya think?

With friends like this...

February 01, 2016 | 05:09 PM
Intellectual nudity

Connecting the dots

February 01, 2016 | 06:29 AM

Columns

From The Right

New York values

feedback icon 1 | January 23, 2016 | 06:14 PM
A great deal of time and space has dedicated to the discussion over Senator Cruz' statement referencing "New York Values". Full disclosure requires me to state that I was born in New York, married, raised ...more»
Intellectual nudity

Government closed due to weather

feedback icon 3 | January 22, 2016 | 02:52 PM
On Thursday, January 21st I attended the Tea Party meeting at Mt. Olive College in Washington. I was tired, taught high school all day, exercised, and really desired to stay at home, but America's a mess ...more»
Hood: I'd rather be right

Another Beaufort County real estate boondoggle

More of the Beaufort County Way
feedback icon 7 | January 22, 2016 | 06:39 AM
It should be readily obvious to anyone that the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners is not very good a making real estate deals. Three strikes and you are out. Strike one was the VOA site....more»
D'ya think?

Presidential qualifications

feedback icon 3 | January 16, 2016 | 11:06 AM
Just when you thought the "birther" issue had pretty much gone away, here it comes again - courtesy of Donald Trump. He questions whether it is appropriate for Ted Cruz to be running for President....more»
Intellectual nudity

Intellectual Nudity on our Future Politicians!

January 14, 2016 | 06:14 PM
What aspiring young man or woman in Beaufort County or in any American county would ever desire to be a politician after watching government in action on CSPAN, the national government channel, TV news, ...more»
Hood: I'd rather be right

Elections are about taxes. Taxes are the mother's milk of government power

January 13, 2016 | 05:27 PM
Pay attention folks. Hood blows the whistle on the County Commission. He shows in this article how their Big Spending is going to result in a tax increase....more»
Bonus Deal

The US Marines, KIA

feedback icon 1 | January 11, 2016 | 08:45 AM
The US Marines, KIA January 9, 2016 By Ray seems like it’s something new every day now. It seems like it’s something worse ...more»
D'ya think?

Hil's lies and FBI investigations

January 10, 2016 | 10:20 AM
Hil's lies and FBI Investigations So what's going on with the FBI and its investigation into Hil's (private) e-mail server and potential national security violations?? There are two things about which ...more»
Liberty Belle

What happened to education?

feedback icon 2 | January 10, 2016 | 10:18 AM
If we compare the United States to many of the other countries of the world, we are relatively young at just under 240 years. The history of Great Britain, for example, covers thousands of years with ...more»
From The Right

Executive orders I could live with

feedback icon 1 | January 10, 2016 | 10:17 AM
Many Conservatives, including myself, are upset with the types and frequency of Executive Orders issued by President Obama over the past 7 years. We feel they overstep his powers, ignore Congress and ...more»

LEC is one-stop shop for academic assistance

September 21, 2015 | 11:57 AM
Whether it’s a matter of studying for a particular class or test, or getting help with technology like email or Blackboard, Beaufort County Community College’s all-new Learning Enhancement ...more»

Get fit at BCCC

September 21, 2015 | 11:56 AM
A new health and fitness program at Beaufort County Community College is aimed at improving the health and fitness of citizens of its service area. The Get Beau-FITT! program will start with a Kick-Off ...more»

Tyrrell County Fire Dept. hosts BCCC Fire School Weekend

September 15, 2015 | 11:10 AM
COLUMBIA, N.C. — The Albemarle Fireman’s Association and Beaufort County Community College will host a Fire School Weekend in Tyrrell County on Oct. 2-4, 2015. Classes will be held at the ...more»

Late Start Classes for Fall 2015

September 15, 2015 | 10:59 AM
Check with your advisor about adding an 8-week, full-credit class to your Fall 2015 schedule. The following classes are available in Late Start format: ART 111 - Art Appreciation BUS 110 - Intro to Business BUS ...more»

College works to attract, assist, retain students

September 09, 2015 | 10:01 AM
A combination of factors has resulted in a dip in full-time enrollment at Beaufort County Community College for Fall 2015, but the news isn’t all bad. The staff and faculty are responding to the ...more»

Misc

What you should know about this website

why we exist and how we see our role
feedback icon 7 | 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»

Terms of Use

feedback icon 1 | December 09, 2007 | 09:26 PM
Please read carefully the following Terms and Conditions relating to your use of this website. By using this site, you are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions of use. This policy should ...more»
Rant & Rave
Your chance to speak your mind or read what others have to say about any topic
feedback icon 3 | January 04, 2009 | 04:50 PM
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Recent Videos

You need to learn what is going on

February 05, 2016 | 10:20 AM

What if Michael Savage is right?

February 05, 2016 | 08:10 AM

Reduce Beaufort County Taxes? Nah

February 05, 2016 | 12:29 PM
Having just sat through two days of the Beaufort County Commissioners Budget Retreat, I have a few comments. There was very little substance offered toward reducing the overall projected spending presented ...more»

Chicago Stock Exchange Says It's Being Sold to Chinese-Led Group

February 05, 2016 | 10:42 AM
"The Chicago Stock Exchange said a Chinese investor group agreed to acquire it, giving the buyer entry into the intensely competitive U.S. equity market. Chongqing Casin Enterprise Group has signed a ...more»

Common Core math explained in under two minutes

February 05, 2016 | 08:42 AM
It is amazing how they can take something so simple and make it so drawn out. Video in article is eye opening. ...more»

Texas takes a Stand Against Sharia Law

February 04, 2016 | 04:41 PM
Good for Texas, wonder when other states will have the courage to stand up for America. ...more»

Jimmy Carter endorses Donald Trump

February 04, 2016 | 04:38 PM
Former liberal Democrat President Jimmy Carter says that Donald Trump is the candidate he prefers in the Republican primary because Trump has no fixed opinions on issues. The candidate Carter does not ...more»

US Border patrol no longer ordering illegals to appear in court

February 04, 2016 | 01:15 PM
The US Border Patrol, at the order of the Obama regime, are releasing illegal aliens they apprehend and no longer even ordering them to appear for deportation hearings. They are also no longer told they ...more»

MS-13 foot soldiers use 'surge' to cross border, 'colonize new criminal ter

February 04, 2016 | 12:55 PM
"Criminal networks with Latin American roots, such as MS-13 and the 18th Street gang, are using the administration's open-door policy at the border to slip in recruits that are causing a huge spike in ...more»

Walter Jones is a taxpayer hero

concerned taxpayer | Feb 05 | 08:04 PM
Walter Jones has a great record for the taxpayer. In the last 11 years, Walter Jones: - is the only ...more»

A Scalawag, Carpetbagger County Commission

J.P. Jones | Feb 05 | 04:32 PM
While the morons are in a frenzy about Hood's personality, the Gang of Six County Commissioners are ...more»

The Plan is, there is no Plan

Rufus | Feb 05 | 01:44 PM
Was there any discussion of the projected cost of the expansion of county-wide Paramedic EMS? Did anyone ...more»

Key person in Iowa Dem caucus was Hillary campaigner

Jesse Helms Republican | Feb 05 | 08:41 AM
Wow! The stench of corruption in the Iowas Democratic caucus gets worse. It has now come out that the ...more»

This is Me, But There Is More

Warren Smith | Feb 05 | 08:39 AM
Funding emergency programs are no different than funding every day spending decisions. The cost needs ...more»

Tax money

Feb 04 | 11:47 PM
Does it really matter? If your house was on fire or if your loved ones where haveing a heart attack ...more»

Beaufort patriot Tea Party

Buzz Cayton | Feb 04 | 11:36 PM
Taylor is painting with too broad a brush. The Beaufort Patriot Tea Party did not endorse him!...more»

Taylor Griffin is funded by lobbyists and special interests

Jesse Helms Republican | Feb 04 | 08:10 PM

Obama immigration lawlessnesses means

Borderhawk | Feb 04 | 02:02 PM

Tea Party

Frances | Feb 04 | 01:05 PM

Why did Griffin deposit the check?

john steed | Feb 04 | 12:53 PM

The John Boehner candidate

Jesse Helms Reublican | Feb 04 | 10:36 AM

Reality check

Taylor Griffin | Feb 04 | 08:46 AM

RNC and that anti-Cruz debate moderator

Jesse Helms Republican | Feb 03 | 08:52 PM

NRA endorsements

RSemmes | Feb 03 | 08:22 PM

Community Bulletin Board

Commissioners to hold "retreat"

January 30, 2016 | 09:00 AM
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners will hold a Special Called Meeting for their 2015 Board Retreat on Wednesday February 3, 2016 and Thursday February 4, 2016 which will be held at the NC Estuarium ...more»

Beaufort Commissioners to meet Monday 2-1-16

January 30, 2016 | 08:57 AM
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners will hold their regular monthly meeting Monday, 2-1-16 at 5:30 p.m. the meeting will be held in Room 218 in the Courthouse. You can review the agenda and supporting ...more»

Beaufort County DSS Monthly Board Meeting

January 29, 2016 | 11:17 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»

Washington City Council to meet Monday 1-25-15

January 21, 2016 | 09:50 AM
The Washington City Council will meet Monday, January 25, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. The agenda and supporting background material can be accessed by clicking on the link to the right...more»

Tea Party Meeting Thursday Jan. 21, 7:00pm

January 16, 2016 | 09:07 AM
Location: 4535 US Highway 264 West, Mount Olive College, Washington, West end of the building. The featured speaker for the Beaufort Patriot Tea Party will be Larry Holmquist, who is running for the ...more»

The Beaufort Way

Six commissioners give taxpayer money away

More of the Beaufort County Way
feedback icon 8 | November 16, 2015 | 11:05 AM
The Beaufort County Commission voted 6-1 at their November meeting to give the Zion Shelter $12,500 in this fiscal year and invited them to apply for more during the FY 2016 budget development process....more»

The "Market-based Conservation Initiative" shows how ill-informed some of our Commissioners are

October 11, 2015 | 06:50 PM
At the October Board of Commissioner's meeting we were treated to yet another example of un-informed commissioners who place the interests of special interests above what is good for all of the people ...more»

Coverup! The hospital saga grows

What did they know on August 17 that they did not know on July 7? Why will they not say?
feedback icon 5 | August 23, 2015 | 09:53 PM
On July 7, 2015 the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners voted 6-1 to dissolve the Beaufort Regional Health System Authority. Then on August 17 they voted to reverse that action. So what changed? ...more»

How our Board of Commissioners handles (mishandles) our money

feedback icon 5 | August 20, 2015 | 12:47 PM
thAt the August Board of Commissioners meeting we were treated to a remarkable example of how sloppy the majority on this board is in dealing with requests for handouts to various special interests of ...more»

Commissioners reverse themselves on school funding and dissolving the Hospital Authority

When will the nonsense ever stop?
feedback icon 4 | August 17, 2015 | 07:54 PM
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners, without Frankie Waters or Ron Buzzeo in attendance, moved Monday (8-17-15) to try to clean up some of the blundering they have done over the last few months....more»

Citizens For Better Government calls out the Commissioners on their illegal actions

feedback icon 17 | July 14, 2015 | 08:52 AM
At the end of the open meeting in the July 7, 2015 regular monthly meeting of the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners there was an interesting incident that is very telling about this board and some ...more»

The Commissioners' hospital decision is seriously flawed

feedback icon 11 | July 10, 2015 | 04:26 PM
UPDATED: 7-11-15 The 7-7-15 vote by six member of the Board of Commissioners was seriously flawed in a number of different ways. We have the video of the action and an analysis showing why it is severely ...more»

Commissioners vote to abolish the Hospital Authority and seize the 6.4 million dollar trust fund

feedback icon 3 | July 08, 2015 | 10:50 AM
Six members of the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday (7-7-15) to dissolve the Beaufort County Regional Medical Authority and to confiscate the 6.4 million dollars held in an escrow ...more»

Ron Buzzeo's disgusting performance on the FY 2016 budget

feedback icon 7 | July 01, 2015 | 11:47 AM
Ron Buzzzeo explained why he would not support a tax break for struggling taxpayers when he voted for the budget. But in his speech he reveals his dismal understanding of local government finance and ...more»

Frankie Waters...gets it wrong and manages to slap the taxpayers in doing so

Yes the County has needs, but the taxpayers have needs also. His approach is killing the local economy
feedback icon 6 | June 29, 2015 | 09:02 AM
Frankie Waters get it wrong when he goes against giving the taxpayers a break. Yes the County has needs but sticking cash under the mattress is not the way to address those needs. The money could be ...more»

The second shoe falls on the prison contract mess

Frank L. Perry, secretary (Sent by Pamela Walker, Communications Director) | December 10, 2015 | 08:41 PM
Your newspaper’s December 8 commentary on prison maintenance is missing some key facts. A department secretary has the responsibility to the taxpayers to at least listen to what any longtime businessman ...more»

Suburban Propane Expansion Update

Phillip & Valerie Boyd | September 26, 2015 | 03:20 PM
Thank you so much for your coverage on the propane bulk facility in our neighborhood. The existing 30,000 gallon tank should not have been allowed in 1992 and it is sure not in our best interest to increase ...more»

A tipping point on the Second Amendment?

Tom | August 27, 2015 | 06:21 AM
Oh Grit, it's incredible how few new veehilcs are being bought, how oil consumption has fallen away compared to just a year ago and how general consumption levels have dropped. Someones going to have ...more»
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