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Beaufort County's "economic development" has killed more jobs than it has created

October 30, 2014 | 08:28 AM
Al Klemm, his cronies at the Committee of 100, and scores of others (ie. Golden Leaf Foundation etc.) have often justified "economic development" projects by use of the "multiplier effect....more»

Ted Cruz compares 1964 (Reagan) to today (Obama)

October 30, 2014 | 09:14 PM
On October 27, the anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s famous We Have a Choice speech in 1964, we posted a short video clip of Reagan’s comments. On the same day Ted Cruz, Senator from Texas, ...more»
From The Right

Time to vote for America

October 30, 2014 | 09:36 PM
Time to vote for America As a former Tea Party President and a Conservative, I am finding Republican support for certain candidates to be tepid at best. There is a myriad of reasons or rationale for ...more»
Teacher's Desk

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

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»

Early voting updates

October 22, 2014 | 11:15 AM
Early voting in the November 4 election begins today (10-23-14) Here is a schedule for both the main site at the Board of Elections and at the satellite polling places in Belhaven, Aurora and Chocowinity. UPDATE ...more»

Commentary: BOCO politics at its worst

feedback icon 10 | October 29, 2014 | 09:37 PM
Stan Deatherage calls it the "silly season." Stan is wrong. It is the disgusting season. Within less than twenty-four hours we have seen a disgraceful attack on Eva Buck, candidate for Clerk of Court....more»

Has the time come to fix the problems with the U. S. Constitution?

feedback icon 1 | October 29, 2014 | 08:38 PM
Seldom does a week go by that we do not see an article in the news that talks about the violation of the U. S. Constitution, most recently by Barack Obama, but if you’re really a student of history ...more»

An open letter to Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and Governor McCrory

October 29, 2014 | 05:52 PM
More than 30,000 readers read our posts about the Commissioner of Agriculture, with the support of the Governor prohibiting legal permit holders from exercising their right to carry concealed firearms ...more»

The time has come that we get serious about protecting our Fourth Amendment rights

feedback icon 1 | October 29, 2014 | 05:40 PM
The Fourth Amendment says: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall ...more»
AgentPierceSaid

If you're not outraged you have not been paying close enough attention

October 28, 2014 | 09:23 PM
If you’re not outraged about what has been going on and UNC-CH you’re just not paying attention. Get with it. Read this: The name "Deborah Crowder" has transcended the borders of UNC’s ...more»

Most newspapers, but not all, are dying

October 28, 2014 | 05:31 PM
D'ya think?

Aid to our enemies?

October 25, 2014 | 10:34 AM

Columns

D'ya think?

Political Correctness

feedback icon 1 | October 21, 2014 | 10:07 AM
Political Correctness Have you ever wondered who is in charge of Political Correctness?? It's the PC Police. But that still doesn't answer the question. So I decided to find out just who that is ...more»
Bonus Deal

Maybe our President should take a lesson from one of his predecessors regarding Isis/Isil.

October 20, 2014 | 07:05 PM
America and the Barbary Pirates: An International Battle Against an Unconventional Foe by Gerard W. Gawalt Gerard W. Gawalt is the manuscript specialist for early American history in the Manuscript ...more»
D'ya think?

Eric Holder

October 11, 2014 | 09:50 AM
Every American who cares about this nation should read this Jim Bispo commentary. We hope you will forward it to all your contacts. It is that important....more»
From The Right

Why the Government is inept

October 10, 2014 | 05:46 PM
· Fast and Furious- agent dead and no one held accountable · 4 dead in Benghazi - no one held accountable for lack of support · Obama care Website crashes after months of prep · IRS ...more»

GOP's big idea: Let's not have a wave election

feedback icon 1 | October 09, 2014 | 09:58 PM
GOP's big idea: Let's not have a wave election On Monday, the Washington Times reported on the Homeland Security Inspector General’s finding that detention facilities for illegal border-crossers ...more»
Southern Reflections

To my State Reps
To my TEA Party Comrades

feedback icon 2 | October 09, 2014 | 09:55 PM
The highest administrative office in the land, the President, decides which laws he will obey, which ones he won’t and which ones he will issue an unconstitutional edict modifying or excusing a ...more»
Daily Haymaker

Dont just CHANGE senators. CHANGE the mind-set.

feedback icon 1 | October 05, 2014 | 09:15 PM
The spouse of a prominent NCGOP activist — who also is a top party activist — posted a comment on our Facebook page that started off like this: "I don’t ever agree with anything that ...more»
D'ya think?

The Secret Service

October 05, 2014 | 06:39 PM
The Secret Service Eric Holder may not be the only miscreant chosen by the Anointed One to run one of the Government Departments. The Secret Service, which only a few years ago was moved from Treasury ...more»
Bonus Deal

National suicide by political correctness

feedback icon 1 | October 03, 2014 | 09:04 AM
The following, by Lawrence Sellin, was posted at:  http://www....more»
Teacher's Desk

Why the temporary classrooms exist in Chocowinity

feedback icon 1 | 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»

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»

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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

It's not who votes that counts, it's who counts the votes!

October 29, 2014 | 11:29 AM
The Party of By, For and Of The Government will soon be back with their usual bag of election tricks (sorry, no treats, Kids, even if it is practically Halloween). Recent revelations about large numbers ...more»

Chicago Activists Unchained, Destroy Black Leadership

October 28, 2014 | 04:24 PM
If a white person talked like that they would be called racist. ...more»

Please correct me if I am wrong

October 28, 2014 | 03:27 PM
by COL. ROBERT F. CUNNINGHAM and PATRICK RISHOR, The Gilmer Mirror Quit trashing Obama's accomplishments. He has done more than any other President before him. Here is a list of his impressive ...more»

New Tillis TV ad

October 28, 2014 | 07:23 AM
Thom Tillis has a new TV ad out that says he believes our elected representatives should stand up to their political parties. Maybe Tillis needs to explain to Republican voters who he expects to vote ...more»

Proof of our government's insanity

October 26, 2014 | 02:59 PM
Lewiston Idaho Veterinarian’s Letter to the Editor re: Ebola, Nails it! The present Ebola crisis in the world is frightening. I have submitted the following letter to the editor of the Lewiston ...more»

Why woud you believe Obama now?

October 24, 2014 | 10:59 AM
Facts 1. Obama postponed his amnesty actions until after the elections for fear it would lose votes for democrats 2. Obama is losing support from Hispanic voters over lack of amnesty actions 3. White ...more»

Dr. Greg Brannon Voting Your Conscience in Senate Election

October 23, 2014 | 12:04 PM
There are time when we have to take a stand and look at principle over party. As in war, sometimes there is collateral damage. Dr. Brannon makes a good case for principle in this WPTF radio interview. ...more»

Voting

October 22, 2014 | 08:59 PM

Star Spangled Banner using a Ruger 10/22

October 22, 2014 | 03:46 PM

Lest there still be any doubt

October 20, 2014 | 07:11 PM

Like Rats leaving a sinking ship

October 20, 2014 | 05:02 PM

Our Response to Ebola

October 17, 2014 | 09:48 PM

Can we survive two more years?

October 17, 2014 | 09:37 PM

Where is Tillis on gay marriage?

October 16, 2014 | 05:11 AM

What??

citizen | Oct 31 | 09:45 AM
What if old Harry is telling the truth? What if 90% of what he has reported is true? What if 60is true? ...more»

Like your last sentence and tried it, but

npc | Oct 31 | 07:48 AM
to no avail. Parties are organized from the top down. They choose Primary winners that are picked ...more»

Schools should

npc | Oct 31 | 07:11 AM
teach this important lesson on economics. It could easily be done in the early grades by having the ...more»

Eva Buck's campaign

Donna Lay | Oct 30 | 07:51 PM
I know Eva Buck. And I know there is no more qualified candidate. I can only hope that people who have ...more»

Agree. Thanks.

npc | Oct 30 | 07:31 PM
So happy to see this article. It is high time that everyone gives the founding father credit for designing ...more»

Shocked by Stan ??

R.alligood | Oct 30 | 05:39 PM
Im not,,thats why he got voted out.. He's never been anything more than Hoods pawn..Never had an idea ...more»

Thank you Mr. Scarborough

Dalton Buck | Oct 30 | 04:45 PM
My wife, Eva Buck, has done nothing wrong. When I could not button my pants, tie my shoes, shave my ...more»

ConCon

npc | Oct 30 | 03:31 PM

Shocked at Stan Deatherage

RSemmes | Oct 30 | 02:54 PM

It's About Time!!!!

How you like me now! | Oct 30 | 02:05 PM

BOCO Politics

Sue | Oct 30 | 10:29 AM

Know you too well

Who ya deddy | Oct 30 | 10:25 AM

Crazy Harry

More Money More Money | Oct 30 | 09:11 AM

Let me be sure

Walter | Oct 30 | 08:56 AM

Mentally deranged Pot calling Kettle...

Rachel | Oct 30 | 07:50 AM

More Goop from the GOP

Warren Smith | Oct 30 | 07:29 AM

Eva Buck bankruptcy

Gene Scarborough | Oct 30 | 07:06 AM

Community Bulletin Board

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»

Chocowinity Town Board meets Tuesday Oct 7

October 07, 2014 | 08:30 AM
The Chocowinity Town Board will meet Tuesday October 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall. The agenda calls for consideration of approving a cell phone tower request and approval of a solar farm off ...more»

Conservative Republicans Club to meet Thursday

October 07, 2014 | 08:28 AM
The Conservative Republican Club of Beaufort County will meet Thursday October 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the University of Mt. Olive (west end of the building) on US 264 W in Washington. The public is ...more»

Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert 10/12

October 01, 2014 | 11:33 AM
Internationally renowned concert organist and recording artist Gail Archer tours worldwide enthralling listeners with her ability to leap seamlessly from baroque to late romantic and modern eras. WHEN: ...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»

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»
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