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How much Medicaid can NC afford and what other state functions are going to suffer if current trends continue?

November 25, 2014 | 07:03 PM
At the risk of overstating the case, North Carolina faces a major problem with Medicaid. Most of the attention to date has been focused on straightening out the bureaucratic bungling that has been the ...more»

Obama on Ferguson: America is racist...
Give me more power

November 25, 2014 | 05:59 PM
Ben Shapiro, writing at Brietbart.com we think has hit the nail on the head about the irresponsible statements made by Barack Obama over Ferguson. He says: On Monday night, after the media’s ...more»

We Are the Enemy: Is this the lesson of Ferguson?

Let us not miss the main point in all of this
November 25, 2014 | 01:55 PM
Much of the public discourse surrounding the Grand Jury verdict in the Darren Wilson shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO misses the major point. The best explanation we have seen of that point ...more»

Obama to give social security and Medicaid to illegals and a $3K bonus to employers to hire them over American citizens

November 26, 2014 | 08:21 AM
We are now beginning to see what is in Obama’s executive order on immigration. Be prepared to be disgusted. Under President Obama’s new program to protect millions of illegal immigrants ...more»
AgentPierceSaid

I was not there (in Ferguson). Were you?

November 25, 2014 | 06:18 PM
I HAVE actually been to St Louis, probably more often than most of you. But I’ve never been to its suburb of Ferguson. I certainly was not there on the night of the Michael Brown incident....more»
AgentPierceSaid

WWKCD - "Miss Kitty" vs UNC's Sugar Babes

November 25, 2014 | 08:44 PM
Dean Katherine "Kitty" Carmichael was bigger than life to UNC students back in The 60s. She was The Church Lady long before there was Saturday Night Live. "Kitty" was Dean of Women at UNCCH in the ...more»

UNC-CH audit shows that there has not been a reduction in revenue

feedback icon 1 | November 25, 2014 | 10:17 AM
We recently posted an article that showed the most recent State Auditor's report of ECU's financial situation was in much better shape than many of the households paying taxes to support the UNC system. ...more»

If the government can outlaw internet gaming what can it not outlaw?

The government should get out of trying legislate morality
feedback icon 1 | November 25, 2014 | 08:42 AM
We recently posted an article entitled: Video gaming loses a big one that got very little attention....more»

No indictment in Darren Wilson case
Obama indicts America

feedback icon 1 | November 24, 2014 | 11:02 PM
The Grand Jury in the Darren Wilson case has returned a "No true bill" on all charges. The case is thus closed. Obama goes off half-cocked again....more»

Read this and watch the video and tell us you don't think Obama should be impeached

feedback icon 1 | November 24, 2014 | 07:12 PM
Certainly most of our readers know that Obama has issued executive orders that his administration not enforced immigrations passed by Congress that he does not approve of. He believes the immigration ...more»

Columns

From The Right

R-E-S-P-E-C-T-- MIA in our Culture

November 16, 2014 | 08:12 AM
R-E-S-P-E-C-T-- MIA in our Culture Aretha Franklin once sang a song called R-E-S-P-E-C-T, something our current culture appears to have forgotten. It is definitely M-I-A( Missing in Action) in our current ...more»
D'ya think?

Rules for conservatives?

November 16, 2014 | 08:10 AM
Rules for Conservatives?? We keep hearing about Saul Alinski and his "Rules for Radicals". Mostly we bad mouth it and him and let it go at that. Maybe that isn't the smartest thing we could be doing....more»
Southern Reflections

Who needs enemies?

November 16, 2014 | 08:03 AM
As one who usually finds it beneficial to vote with my Republican friends, it’s sometimes a confusing arrangement. We recently read where our GOP Governor is suing our GOP legislative leaders....more»
Bonus Deal

No one is more "anti-war" than the military

November 12, 2014 | 04:41 PM
Fox News this morning had a story about a band that was playing an anti-war song from the sixties at an event for the military and the talking heads thought they should be strung up by the thumbs....more»
AgentPierceSaid

Now we know who is responsible for banishing Kay Hagan

November 11, 2014 | 07:18 PM
In a rare convergence of partisan agreement, every itty bitty sub-group in that Glorious Big Tent of the Democrat Party has officially and adamantly declared: "We (insert name of weirdo sub-group) are ...more»
D'ya think?

Overcoming poverty

feedback icon 1 | November 10, 2014 | 11:31 AM
Overcoming Poverty In the mid 1960s a couple of professors from Columbia University figured out how to wipe out poverty in the U.S.. Why it took a couple of Ph.Ds to figure out that we could wipe out ...more»
From The Right

The Party that cried “Wolf”

November 09, 2014 | 10:30 PM
The Party that cried "Wolf" As I reflected on the mid- term Election and why the Republicans did so well, I could not help but remember Aesop’s’ Fable of the boy who cried wolf. For those ...more»
Daily Haymaker

Not just an election, but a restraining order

November 06, 2014 | 07:19 PM
There’re two common threads emerging in the media about Tuesday’s election results. The left is trying to provoke a stampeded designed to get Republicans to believe they must "work together" ...more»
Teacher's Desk

The lowest common denominator

Common core is but a symptom of what is wrong in public education
November 04, 2014 | 07:09 AM
North Carolina has just been through the "Common Core" debate and we are still in the "fourth quarter" of that debacle. While we seem to be ahead on the scoreboard, one can never tell because as this ...more»
Teacher's Desk

Most politicians don't know what they're talking about when they talk about education

feedback icon 1 | October 30, 2014 | 05:31 PM
From what we gathered from a mailer we found in our mailbox, Beaufort County Commissioner candidate Ron Buzzeo believes that teacher supplements (apparently larger ones) would keep the best teachers in ...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»

BCCC schedules two courses for Concealed Carry Permit seekers

October 28, 2014 | 03:22 PM
The Division of Continuing Education at Beaufort County Community College will offer courses in November and December for individuals seeking to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The course ...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»

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

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why we exist and how we see our role
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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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Recent Videos

Even Hitler does not like ObamaCare

November 24, 2014 | 07:43 PM

Prayer of Thanksgiving

November 26, 2014 | 10:15 AM
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing; He chastens, and hastens his will to make known; The wicked oppressing now cease from distressing. Sing praises to his name; He forgets ...more»

Democratic Flip Flops

November 26, 2014 | 09:11 AM
Interesting how Dem Senator Schumer from NY now claims working on Obama Care was a mistake. Party should have worked on economic issues. Yet last week he voted against the Keystone pipeline. Hypocrite? ...more»

Speaker Pro Tem. Skip Stam reports:

November 25, 2014 | 07:12 PM
As of November 25, 2014 House Republicans are organized and ready for business. Rep. Tim Moore is Speaker-Designate. I have been re-nominated for Speaker Pro Tem. Our Majority Leader is Rep. Mike ...more»

McCrory appointee thwarts legislature, supports radical environmentalists

November 25, 2014 | 06:14 PM
State findings on ''sea level rise'' will impact insurance rates, land use regulation, and other things in eastern NC. The advocates of the global warming theory claim that there will be a big sea ...more»

This Administration needs a complete house cleaning

November 23, 2014 | 01:48 PM
Loins Lerner's Emails magically reappear! Well, this past Friday afternoon, a government watchdog announced that it had magically found 30,000 of Lois Lerner’s emails! That should be cause for ...more»

Senator Vitter's excellent immigration reform

November 23, 2014 | 09:37 AM
The US is the only industrialized country that awards citizenship merely by location of birth. The others base it on the nationality of the parents, a much more rational approach. Now Senator David Vitter ...more»

moveon.org presents the other side

November 21, 2014 | 08:12 PM
This is what the left promotes: Five Things You Should Know—and Share—About President Obama's Immigration Actions: 1. This is a big deal. Providing a mechanism that allows people to live ...more»

Inspirational Quote fo the day

November 21, 2014 | 07:27 PM

Never stand in line again

November 21, 2014 | 07:18 PM

Blacks should wake up

November 21, 2014 | 05:20 PM

New DHS immigration rules

November 21, 2014 | 04:59 PM

Charlie Daniels

November 20, 2014 | 04:07 PM

Thank you Mr. President

November 20, 2014 | 12:05 PM

What you're not paying attention to is the fact that I just

Frances | Nov 26 | 06:56 AM
He admits he took action to change a law. I thought changes in laws had to come through Congress? ...more»

Unjust

Crowder | Nov 25 | 09:40 PM
I went to war with Koonce great guy give the shirt off his back I feel he is getting railroaded by the ...more»

So true

Michael cheng | Nov 25 | 08:52 PM
So many reasons you explained in this article makes since. Why should the government control what we ...more»

Finger in the dike

Dick Adams | Nov 25 | 08:11 AM
ECU board of govs has already announced a three and five percent tuition raise. The overworked and under ...more»

Justice after all...

Crystal Clear | Nov 25 | 05:48 AM
I am happy that the Grand Jury looked at the evidence and the officer was cleared on all charges. Who ...more»

Thank you Walter

Ibenhad | Nov 24 | 04:45 PM
Thank you for your suggestion. And pointing out the obvious. It would be great is we could elect by ...more»

Anybody who watches this video

Walter | Nov 24 | 11:35 AM
should be able to tell quickly who should be the next Chairman of the Commissioners. I don't like Hood's ...more»

This is despicable!

Ibenhad | Nov 24 | 09:23 AM

Solar farms raise electric rates

Jesse Helms Republican | Nov 24 | 08:00 AM

Tell me

Rachel | Nov 24 | 07:40 AM

NC has its own green energy boondoggles

Jesse Helms Republican | Nov 24 | 02:50 AM

Independence thru independents

Marm | Nov 23 | 04:14 PM

When?

Frances | Nov 22 | 07:31 PM

Australia shows securing the border can be done

Jesse Helms Republican | Nov 22 | 10:48 AM

liberal course

RSemmes | Nov 22 | 01:41 AM

Community Bulletin Board

Washington City Council to meet Monday 11-24-14

November 19, 2014 | 07:40 PM
The Washington City Council will meet Monday, November 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The agenda and supporting materials may be reviewed by downloading the at the link to the ...more»

Want to learn more about windpower?

November 05, 2014 | 08:01 PM
Chowan County citizens are sponsoring a FREE wind energy education get-together, on Saturday, November 22, from 9 AM to noon. The location is the First Presbyterian Church meeting room (200 South Moseley ...more»

Beaufort County DSS Board Of Directors Meeting

November 03, 2014 | 08:07 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»

Luggage 4 Love Drive (Greenville Chapter)

October 20, 2014 | 08:41 AM
Integrated Family Services, PLLC is hosting a Luggage 4 Love Drive (Greenville Chapter) to collect luggage for children who come into foster care. Foster children placed by Beaufort County Department ...more»

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»

My Personal Experience voting in North Carolina on November 4, 2014

THEODORE ZIOLKOWSKI | November 04, 2014 | 11:47 PM
My personal experience with voting today in Precinct 013 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. (1.) I am handicapped and had a severe problem. (2.) I voted in Precinct 013 in Forsyth County. (3.) The ...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»
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