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Beaufort County headed for another "Build It And They Will Come" boondoggle?

November 24, 2014 | 04:36 PM
The guys in the OCCC (Ole Codgers Coffee Club) have finally figured out why Al Klemm is leaving the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners. Try as he might, he could not figure out a way to make the ...more»
D'ya think?

Green energy

November 23, 2014 | 01:46 PM
Green Energy The money we spend on our pursuit of so called "green energy" seems to know no bounds. Are you ready to be outraged?? If so, read on... In April 2011 The Department of Energy announced ...more»
From The Right

The Consequences of being caught in a Deception

November 21, 2014 | 05:03 PM
Any government elected official is only as effective as his or her word. Develop a pattern of deception or outright lying to the Public and you have lost your ability to effectively govern....more»
Southern Reflections

Taking care of business at home

November 23, 2014 | 01:44 PM
Taking Care of Business at Home Recent election results have riveted our attention on the national scene. What with the threat of ISIS, 5 Million illegals being added to our employment roles, NSA using ...more»

House GOP selects new leadership team

November 23, 2014 | 05:39 AM
Brant Clifton has the "inside story" of the election of a new NC House Leadership team: A rightward shift. That’s how two sources — who both had votes in today’s leadership vote — ...more»

Which justices are in play in the new ObamaCare case?

feedback icon 1 | November 21, 2014 | 08:10 PM
ObamaCare is headed back to the Supreme Court. Many legal scholars expect the outcome this time to be different. Michael Dorf, writing at Justia Verdict has an interesting, albeit esoteric for Legal ...more»

Sen. Sessions reacts to Obama's illegal amnesty

Even Obama said it was illegal...before he had a reason to ignore that fact
feedback icon 1 | November 20, 2014 | 11:29 PM
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) writes in USA Today: Americans defeated President Obama's disastrous amnesty plans both in Congress and at the voting booth. Tonight, President Obama defied an entire nation ...more»

JLF promotes Swanson to president and CEO as 25th anniversary approaches

November 20, 2014 | 11:07 PM
There are changes happening at North Carolina’s premier conservative "think tank," the John Locke Foundation. Here’s the recent press release announcing those changes: As the John Locke Foundation ...more»

Video gaming loses a big one

November 20, 2014 | 05:14 PM
The video gaming/gambling business in North Carolina lost a big one Tuesday (11-18-14) when the Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 that two operators’ conviction of violating the recently revised state ...more»

Obama is about to commit an act of constitutional infamy

feedback icon 3 | November 20, 2014 | 04:39 PM
Peter Wehner, writing at offers the following on Obama coming Executive Order on immigration: The president will present his case on behalf of his forthcoming executive order ...more»

Beaufort GOP changes chairmen

November 19, 2014 | 08:11 PM

Smug Obama administration duped the public

November 18, 2014 | 08:30 PM

The case for impeachment of B. H. Obama

November 18, 2014 | 01:36 PM


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»
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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»

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»
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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»


What you should know about this website

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

But that we had more like this man

November 21, 2014 | 04:57 PM

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» 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
"Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." ― Samuel Ullman ...more»

Never stand in line again

November 21, 2014 | 07:18 PM
A friend sent this little story to me. Some men carry and handle their diplomacy better than others. When former U.S. Military commander in Afghanistan, General McChrystal, was called into the Oval ...more»

Blacks should wake up

November 21, 2014 | 05:20 PM
As a black American who voted twice for Obama I am disgusted with him about many things, not the least of which is the disparate impact of his economic policies on black Americans and this amnesty thing ...more»

New DHS immigration rules

November 21, 2014 | 04:59 PM
"The new priorities are striking. On the tough side, the president wants U.S. immigration authorities to go after terrorists, felons, and new illegal border crossers. On the not-so-tough side, the administration ...more»

Charlie Daniels

November 20, 2014 | 04:07 PM

Thank you Mr. President

November 20, 2014 | 12:05 PM

Sen. Burr supports NSA spying on Americans

November 19, 2014 | 05:46 AM

Inspirational Quote for the day

November 18, 2014 | 11:00 PM

Inspirational quote for the day

November 17, 2014 | 11:04 PM

Solar farms raise electric rates

Jesse Helms Republican | Nov 24 | 08:00 AM
Solar farms and wind farms are very inefficient ways to produce electricity and doing so raises our ...more»

Tell me

Rachel | Nov 24 | 07:40 AM
Our Econ. Development clowns have done such a good job of everything else so now you want them going ...more»

Beaufort Co. VOA land could have national implications

Frances | Nov 24 | 07:23 AM
WNCT reported this on Nov. 21, 2014 "The proposed park at the old VOA site in Beaufort County could ...more»

NC has its own green energy boondoggles

Jesse Helms Republican | Nov 24 | 02:50 AM
Right here in North Carolina, taxpayers and electric ratepayers are bamboozled by the green energy boondoggle, ...more»

Independence thru independents

Marm | Nov 23 | 04:14 PM
r Semmes doesn't understand that unaffiliated voters are not leaving the choice of candidates to the ...more»


Frances | Nov 22 | 07:31 PM
Using Andy and Andrew in the search he is not showing up in NC DPS offender public search as being in ...more»

Australia shows securing the border can be done

Jesse Helms Republican | Nov 22 | 10:48 AM
Australia was once plagued by many thousands of boat people coming from Indonesia. Use of military force ...more»

liberal course

RSemmes | Nov 22 | 01:41 AM

I know him to

pete | Nov 21 | 05:29 PM

Walter Jones is only NC GOPer fighting Obama amnesty

Jesse Helms Republican | Nov 21 | 02:20 PM

Leadership: Step Up to Help Them

Mattie Lawson | Nov 21 | 10:54 AM

Makes sense to me.

npc | Nov 21 | 08:56 AM

Concerning the Jail, et al

Warren Smith | Nov 21 | 05:31 AM


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George H. Schryer | Nov 20 | 08:27 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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