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Commentary: Can a Tourism Authority with taxing authority be justified?

September 30, 2014 | 07:58 AM
Al Klemm is proposing a county tourism authority, with the power to tax. He says it is an effort to promote more tourists coming to Beaufort County and spending more money in local businesses....more»

Another example: Not a dime's worth of difference between most Democrats and Republicans

September 27, 2014 | 04:53 PM
"When Kay Hagan voted for President Barack Obama’s 2009 economic stimulus package, the Democratic senator hailed it as "the best way forward for working families across North Carolina....more»
A Libertarian's Library

How they stole our liberties under the pretense of protecting us

September 30, 2014 | 08:39 PM
While we have slept we have allowed our own government officials to take from us what we would never have allowed an invading army to do. Americans have become conditioned to willing relinquish our liberties ...more»
Teacher's Desk

The single most important improvement we need to make in our schools

September 30, 2014 | 09:26 PM
Bill Massey is a retired teacher and principal. He recently wrote the following in the News & Observer: Listing reasons why public schools can seem ineffective these days can be overwhelming: not ...more»

Was Hagan asleep at the wheel on ISIS threat?

Chaired a committee that should have seen it coming but she called no hearings on the matter nor offered any bills to respond to it
September 30, 2014 | 11:29 AM
Kay Hagan is the chairman of a Senate committee that is supposed to keep up with emerging terrorists threats. During the rise of the Islamic radicals in Syria and Iraq she held no hearings on the matter ...more»
Diogenes' Lamp

Voters will get a chance to bring much needed change to the court system in Beaufort County

September 29, 2014 | 09:58 AM
If you have had reason to interact with the court system in Beaufort County in recent years, as a juror, witness, defendant, plaintiff or settle an estate you know our court system is in great need of ...more»

Atheism, America & Freedom

Jim Bispo raises some troubling questions about the Anointed One's commitment to insure Americans' safety and about the preferential treatment given atheists over Christians
feedback icon 6 | September 29, 2014 | 08:38 AM
Atheism, America, & Freedom Watching the news and seeing how our Constitution, our freedoms, and our way of life are being abused every day by the Anointed One and the folks he has appointed to run the ...more»
Southern Reflections

Those other feet

September 27, 2014 | 05:07 PM
Putting our best foot forward is effective, depending on what we do with the other one. If it ends up in our mouth, the damage may be irreversible. We all know activists who know better, but spend the ...more»
From The Right

A Tale of Two Countries--Are we a nation of laws or of mob rule

September 26, 2014 | 04:41 PM
Going back in history we remember the French Revolution and the years of 'the Reign of Terror". Then people's lives were ruined and people often beheaded via the guillotine. All it took was a "citizen" ...more»
Daily Haymaker

Both Tillis and Hagan talking about the wrong ideas

September 26, 2014 | 05:25 AM
It’s been reported that when Chester Carlson, the inventor of the photocopying machine, tried to sell his invention to more than 20 companies, including IBM and General Electric, he was turned down ...more»

Lies and damn lies

September 25, 2014 | 08:25 PM

Eric Holder is out

September 25, 2014 | 02:09 PM
Daily Haymaker

Tillis is blowing it

September 24, 2014 | 09:18 PM

Columns

D'ya think?

Let's go (Partway) to War

feedback icon 1 | September 14, 2014 | 11:28 AM
Let's go (Partway) to War The Anointed One Challenges Syria with a red line in the sand and when that doesn't seem to be achieving anything, he asks Congress for authority to "go after" them....more»
D'ya think?

Tax inversions

September 08, 2014 | 02:33 PM
Tax Inversions We have been hearing a lot about tax inversions lately. According to a NY Times article by Josh Barro published on 8/9/14, tax inversion is "... a tax avoidance maneuver in which an American ...more»
From The Right

Gore vs. Sendler- Guess who should have won the Nobel Peace

feedback icon 1 | September 07, 2014 | 07:01 PM
We are all aware that former Vice President Al Gore was awarded jointly the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. It was given to him and the International Panel on Climate Change for their work on Climate Change....more»
From The Right

Words have consequences, but so do actions

September 04, 2014 | 08:21 PM
President Obama has often lectured others to the fact "Words have Consequences". What he fails to realize or admit, so do actions or inactions. As with people, a nation is known by its words and actions....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 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»

BCCC receives Golden LEAF Grant for Agribusiness Technology Program

August 14, 2014 | 10:25 AM
Beaufort County Community College has received a $97,075 grant from the Golden LEAF Foundation to support the creation and implementation of the college’s new Agribusiness Technology Program. The ...more»

BCCC provides training for P & G Manufacturing employees

August 12, 2014 | 11:50 AM
Four employees of P & G Manufacturing’s Washington plant recently completed Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification coordinated by Business and Industry Services at Beaufort County Community College ...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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why we exist and how we see our role
feedback icon 8 | 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»
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Recent Videos

September 28, 2014 | 06:56 PM

Understanding Bikes or Protecting the Nation?

September 30, 2014 | 08:36 AM
Since 2009 the National Science Foundation has awarded $300,000 of your tax money to the University of California for studies how to ride a bike. Claim it is to help lower carbon footprint. Claims bicycle ...more»

About a 1,000 show up in Colorado Springs for veterans marijuana giveaway

September 28, 2014 | 04:42 PM
At least someone is trying to help veterans. "Roger Martin, the executive director and co-founder of Operation Grow4Vets, which put on the event, said the group's goal is to bring cannabis to veterans ...more»

Top ten things parents hate about Common Core

September 28, 2014 | 07:21 AM
Those who beleive in local control of local schools should thank our GOP legislature for killing the Big Government national education standards called Common Core in North Carolina. Common Core threatens ...more»

Glad it was not a gun free zone

September 27, 2014 | 08:49 AM
For those who fight to remove gun rights- How much worse would the slaughter in Oklahoma have been if the owner was not ARMED? Lucky for the others working there it was a not a gun free zone ...more»

US citizens kicked out while armed forces recruits foreigners

September 27, 2014 | 07:01 AM
What a turn of events in the ''Obamanation''. American citizens are getting the pink slip in our armed forces while the Obama regime is actively promoting enlistment of foreign citizens into the same ...more»

Another Military Officer fired by the Muslim Sympathizers.

September 26, 2014 | 11:27 PM
Lt. Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the Joint Forces Staff College at the National Defense University. He had 19 years of service and ...more»

Obama Praises Muslim Cleric Who Backed Killing of U.S. Soldiers

September 26, 2014 | 05:11 PM
And he is one of the moderates, that he wants to arm? "President Barack Obama favorably quoted and praised on Wednesday in his speech before the United Nations a controversial Muslim cleric whose organization ...more»

Romney Right Again

September 26, 2014 | 08:55 AM

Stopping the Jail

September 25, 2014 | 05:47 PM

grandmab

September 24, 2014 | 09:58 PM

Want a fake drivers license?

September 24, 2014 | 09:55 AM

Karl Rove is sabotaging GOP Senate chances

September 24, 2014 | 04:28 AM

Jim Bispo doesn't think

Bill Thacker | Sep 30 | 12:02 PM
I should have quit reading when Bispo established the pattern of referring to the President of the United ...more»

Hey Guys!

Just Wondering | Sep 29 | 09:49 PM
If there is no God it doesn't matter. Of there is, You have a real problem. ...more»
Sep 29 | 08:29 PM
Chel made $600K from NBC. $1 mill from the foundation. Had trust from grandparents. 20% down got loan ...more»

Meds

Chris Weiss | Sep 29 | 10:26 AM
There are some excellent medications that the author should discuss with his doctor to help with paranoia ...more»

Answer

Arlo | Sep 29 | 10:06 AM
You asked "Or am I not reading the First Amendment correctly??" You are not reading the First Amendment ...more»

Uh, this article is full of errors.

TedTheAtheist | Sep 29 | 09:45 AM
Jim Bispo? Who the hell are you? Where did you study this topic? First off, the word 'atheism" is not ...more»

Response to A-A-F

btao | Sep 29 | 09:19 AM
Your bigoted view of religion in America is alarmingly common. My takeaway on your perspective is ...more»

A simple checklist

npc | Sep 28 | 04:06 PM

Oklahoma terroroist

Kimo | Sep 28 | 08:32 AM

The need for a Tea Party Remedy

npc | Sep 27 | 11:23 AM

Stopping the Jail

Keith Kidwell | Sep 26 | 10:06 PM

JEA...just another step

Todd Bennett | Sep 26 | 09:34 PM

also also

George | Sep 26 | 12:41 PM

Holder

Kimo | Sep 26 | 09:17 AM

Haugh is bouncing off the wall crazy.

RSemmes | Sep 26 | 02:50 AM

Community Bulletin Board

Flu Shots at Beaufort County Health Department

September 29, 2014 | 11:48 AM
Beginning Wednesday October 8th, the Beaufort County Health Department will be giving seasonal flu shots Monday — Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm at the health department, 1436 Highland Drive, Washington. ...more»

6th annual coastal pregnancy centers legacy of life banquet

September 25, 2014 | 04:22 PM
Monday evening September 29, 2014. Coastal pregnancy centers 6th annual legacy of life banquet will be held at the 1st Church of Christ, 520 E. 10th St. at 6:30 PM. The keynote speaker is Dr. Kim Brown. ...more»

Free clothing and other treasures at local church

September 22, 2014 | 08:11 AM
Free Clothing and other treasures available Saturday September 27th from 8am-noon. Open to the public. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 80 Cedar Circle, just off river road, Washington ...more»

The Miracle of America--It's not too late to enroll

September 19, 2014 | 09:25 PM
There will be an 18 hour seminar presented in Belhaven every Monday night beginning on September 15, 2014. Participants will learn how the Miracle of America produced more human progress in 200 years ...more»

PotashCorp Sponsors Community Open House, Sunday, September 21 at Camp Bodd

September 17, 2014 | 09:42 AM
PotashCorp Aurora Joins With Boy Scouts To Provide Free Outdoor Experiences To Entire Community Maybe you live in a city where setting up a shooting opportunity for your son or daughter to experience ...more»

Beaufort County DSS Monthly Board Meeting

September 02, 2014 | 09:14 AM

Radio show topic

September 01, 2014 | 05:53 PM

The Miracle of America

August 29, 2014 | 03:42 PM

Education Forum for Candidates

August 29, 2014 | 02:11 PM

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»

GOP Chair's Letter To The Editor

Proctor Kidwell | September 07, 2014 | 02:24 AM
Letter to the Editor. As chairman of the Beaufort County Republican Party, I would like to remind fellow Republicans that we must put all of our efforts into winning the elections in November. We have ...more»
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