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An open letter to the Beaufort County Commission
from Warren Smith

July 30, 2014 | 10:52 AM
July 31, 2014 Beaufort County Commissioners 121 W. Third Street Washington, NC 27889 Gentlemen: Earlier last year you began acting on a proposal to fund a new jail at the Washington Industrial Park....more»

Abolish DHS, or see our liberties continue to be abused under color of law

July 30, 2014 | 12:47 PM
If you’re not alarmed you don’t understand what is going on in this country with the Department of Homeland Security. It is becoming Nazi-like gestapo. The most recent example comes right ...more»

State Board of Elections needs some training in group decision making process

July 30, 2014 | 07:43 PM
The State Board of Elections and all county boards of election are controlled, by law, by a majority of members of the same party as the Governor. That means that the party that loses out in the gubernatorial ...more»

Ethanol: The scam of the century

You pay every time you fill up at the pump and every time you go to the grocery store or eat in a restaurant...but we get little or nothing for it.
July 30, 2014 | 04:05 PM
The problem with many environmentalists is that they have ulterior motives. And those motives often are not protecting or enhancing the environment but rather some other nefarious motive, often as not ...more»

O'Neal's walk is working. Here's how the N&O reports it

feedback icon 1 | July 29, 2014 | 07:32 PM
Belhaven mayor Adam ONeal is trying to call attention to the plight of small, rural hospitals in the wake of the closing of Pungo Hospital in Belhaven. To draw attention he’s been on a walk from ...more»

Now we know what the NCAE's beef with the GOP is

July 29, 2014 | 07:17 PM
The NCAE (teacher’s union)—as distinguished from "teachers"—has been very critical of Republican legislative leaders. What they don’t tell you is what their beef really is with ...more»

Are we going to just take it?
Let anyone marry anyone or whatever they wish with the law's blessings?

feedback icon 1 | July 29, 2014 | 07:06 PM
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled Virginia’s marriage law against homosexual marriage to be unconstitutional. They found the right to marriage in the U. S. Constitution, although the ...more»

GOP budget continues crony corporate welfare just as the Dems did

If you voted for "change" in the Big Wigs using your money to benefit their cronies you've got the shaft
July 29, 2014 | 06:39 PM
Kenny Rogers had it right. "you never count your money while you sittin at the table, there’ll be time enough for countin when the dealin’s done." Such appears to be the case on Jones Street ...more»

Check this story out if you believe the law does not protect the Courthouse Rats

July 28, 2014 | 09:31 PM
There are many more important stories in the news today, but this is one that should be documented for the record. If you ever have had any doubts about whether the Courthouse Rat Pack protects its own ...more»

Roy Cooper will no longer defend the N.C. Constitution's ban on homo-sexual marriage

feedback icon 2 | July 28, 2014 | 08:13 PM
WRAL-TV is reporting: Following a federal appeals court ruling Monday that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper said his office would no longer ...more»
D'ya think?

Constitutional convention

July 26, 2014 | 09:37 AM

"Guns welcome" boosts business

July 24, 2014 | 07:00 PM

What's happening in NC this weekend

July 24, 2014 | 08:13 AM

Columns

Flip Side

Is the Pungo Hospital closing just the tip of the iceberg?

feedback icon 3 | July 07, 2014 | 10:14 PM
Vidant wasted no time padlocking the front door of Pungo District Hospital and covering up the signage around the building. This 9 month scourge of bad publicity couldn’t end soon enough....more»
D'ya think?

Slow learners

July 07, 2014 | 10:10 PM
Slow Learners Here we go again. The conservatives (read Republicans) are taking a beating again. This time over the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby ruling. Just like they did when the Government got "shut down" ...more»
Hood: I'd rather be right

Grand Jury inspects the jail...again

feedback icon 2 | July 06, 2014 | 09:11 AM
Grand Juries are required by General Statute to inspect the county jail one time each year. The Beaufort County Grand Jury did its duty according to their report dated June 23, 2014....more»
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The Cost of Serving...Clinton Poverty

July 06, 2014 | 08:59 AM
The Cost of Serving...Clinton Poverty Did you ever take out a loan to buy a house?? If not, how about a loan to buy a vehicle?? Either way, during the first year of your payments (in the case of a car) ...more»
From The Right

Our Constitutional Scholar at work

July 06, 2014 | 08:58 AM
FROM THE RIGHT Our Constitutional Scholar at work!!! By Bill Moore When President Obama ran for office his campaign was claiming he was a Constitutional Expert having taught it in Law School....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»

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»

Ambrose is new BCCC Staff Association President

July 09, 2014 | 10:41 AM
Gail Ambrose, technical services coordinator for the Learning Resources Center at Beaufort County Community College, has been chosen to head the BCCC Staff Association for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. ...more»

Endowment honors memory of Dr. Tom Nicholson

July 07, 2014 | 09:28 AM
Students pursing medical fields at Beaufort County Community College will receive financial assistance in the future thanks to an endowment created in memory of a prominent Washington physician — ...more»

Scholarship honors long-time mental health advocates, John and Geneva Morgan

June 30, 2014 | 09:40 AM
The Beaufort County Mental Health Association has awarded a scholarship to a student attending Beaufort County Community College in honor of John and Geneva Morgan, long-time mental health advocates. "John ...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 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 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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July 31, 2014 | 03:26 AM

Leader of Scout Troop Confronted by Armed Border Patrol Speaks Out

July 31, 2014 | 10:57 AM
"At the check point, one of the boys took a picture of the border agent and "threw the agent into a frenzy." According to Fox, the agent immediately confiscated the camera, told the boy that he could ...more»

Russia violates Nuclear Treaty

July 31, 2014 | 06:37 AM
Russia violates 1987 Nuclear agreement by developing Cruise missiles. Obama immediately sends a letter about the serious treaty violation. Looks like another group of Putin's friends will lose their ...more»

15% of Hampton VA employees told to falsify appointment records

July 30, 2014 | 04:15 PM
There is a chart on the site that shows the % of each facility. "Internal VA documents show the depth of fraudulent scheduling, manipulation of data and in some cases intimidation of staff to hide delays ...more»

News Crew Booted From State Property for Filming Outside Empty Prison

July 30, 2014 | 02:37 PM
Really strange: " "WILTON - A NewsChannel 13 crew was threatened with arrest on Thursday. It happened as they were working on a story about the historic Grant Cottage in Wilton where President Ulysses ...more»

Homeland Security Agents Raid Home to Seize Land Rover For Violation of EPA

July 30, 2014 | 02:13 PM
"In another example of how the Department of Homeland Security has expanded far outside the purview of its original function, six vehicles full of DHS agents were required to seize a Land Rover from a ...more»

Portecting Borders

July 30, 2014 | 07:35 AM
Interesting that in public politicians properly state that Israel has the right to defend its borders while at the same time refusing to protect ours. ...more»

Sheriff Candidate Write-In....Really?

July 29, 2014 | 05:00 PM
I understand the stooges are at it again... trying to get signatures so that they can have a write-in candidate for Sheriff and he is actually one of them.... currently o the Sheriff's Dept...... The ...more»

For real?

Jul 31 | 02:09 PM
The text of the editorial attempts to flash back the movement of educators today who are united across ...more»

Reason NCAE is really upset with GOP.

Cathy Musci | Jul 31 | 01:12 PM
Please do not insult your readers with propaganda! I am a teacher and member of NCAE and resent the ...more»

Roy Cooper failing to uphold the will of the people

W.L. Eaker | Jul 31 | 01:01 PM
If Roy Cooper,who is in essence the lawyer of the people of N.C., has no interest in upholding the will ...more»

We have idiots as GOP members on the State Board

Raphael | Jul 31 | 12:10 PM
There is a very limited area in which by law county board decisions have to be unanimous, Trying to ...more»

Don't confuse Klemm with facts

Raphael | Jul 31 | 12:00 PM
Don't confuse Klemm with facts because his mind is made up. Just because he made Head Janitor at National ...more»

Warren Smith's Open Letter...

Donald Dixon | Jul 31 | 06:37 AM
Very good points. They are actually the same points I had been bringing to the commissioner's meetings ...more»

Thank you

Frances | Jul 31 | 06:15 AM
Mr. Smith again thank you for your excellent letter. I have wondered about the cost after building ...more»

dhs seize land rover ILLEGALY

us born terrorist | Jul 30 | 06:47 PM

Lower power bills?????

Clifton | Jul 30 | 04:01 PM

response

Bill Moore | Jul 30 | 10:12 AM

O'Neal is wrong on Medicaid expansion

Raphael | Jul 30 | 08:14 AM

Write in cannot win

Raphael | Jul 30 | 07:56 AM

Sorry,

Frank | Jul 30 | 04:36 AM

Roy Cooper

Jackie Van Essendelft | Jul 29 | 10:36 PM

Jackboots in Washington

Truth | Jul 29 | 08:45 PM

WE THE PEOPLE...

Crystal Clear | Jul 29 | 08:42 PM

Rumor or True

pookie | Jul 29 | 04:49 PM

Community Bulletin Board

Liberty Torch PAC Fund-raiser with Walter B. Jones

July 22, 2014 | 08:29 PM
Join us in Pitt County North Carolina for an evening with Congressman Walter B. Jones to benefit Liberty Torch PAC. Master of Ceremonies will be Retired General Hal James of Craven County. Also joining ...more»

Mattie Lawson-Michael Speciale Fun-raiser at Bennett Vinyards

July 15, 2014 | 09:09 AM
A really fun outing at Bennett Vineyards, 6832 Old Sand Hill Rd, Edward NC, July 19. 4:30 pm till 8:30 pm. Fun-Fellowship-Free wine tasting. Professional entertainment to keep you rocking and laughing. ...more»

Beaufort Patriot Tea Party

July 14, 2014 | 05:42 PM
The Beaufort Patriot Tea Party will have John Pack with the Office of Emergency Services as the guest speaker for July 17, 7:00pm, Thursday, Mount Olive University building west end, 4525 US Highway 264 ...more»

Beaufort County Board of Social Services Meeting

July 14, 2014 | 01:51 PM
The Board of Social Services regularly scheduled meeting will be held Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12:00 and is open to the public. This meeting will be held at the Beaufort County Department of Social ...more»

Conservatives Republicans Club to meet Thursday

July 09, 2014 | 10:47 AM
The Beaufort County Republicans Club will meet Thursday 7-1-14 at 7:00 p.m. in the west end of the Mt. Olive University building at 4525 W. 264 in Washington. Beaufort County politics will be the order ...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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