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Commissioners hear a devastating audit report on their oversight failures

March 05, 2015 | 08:03 PM
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners, meeting in their annual "retreat" at the Estuarium in Washington, heard a devastating analysis of the county’s finance system from its new Chief Finance ...more»
Daily Haymaker

Here's why so many people are thoroughly disgusted with government these days

March 05, 2015 | 06:46 AM
Seldom does a day go by these days that we don’t become even more disillusioned with the shenanigans we see in government, from the county, state and national levels. The particularly disturbing ...more»

McCrory proposes a "tax and spend" budget with a $2 billion increase in spending and $475 million more in gasoline taxes

March 06, 2015 | 06:04 AM
While it is hidden very well in his proposed budget, Governor Pat McCrory wants $475 million more from drivers, a move that would put North Carolina’s gas tax in the top five of the fifty states, ...more»

The Beaufort County Way: Don't let the people know how their business is being conducted

Shenanigans: The way five commissioners believe the public's business should be conducted.
They are hell bent of keeping the public in the dark

feedback icon 3 | March 04, 2015 | 11:26 PM
You’re going to be treated in this article to a prime example of why the people of Beaufort County cannot attend a meeting or even watch the cable video broadcast of County Commissioners meetings ...more»

What difference does it make if HIllary Clinton violated Federal law

feedback icon 2 | March 05, 2015 | 12:02 PM
As an infamous former Secretary of State once said: "What difference does it make now?" We have our doubts that Hillary Clinton will try that one again any time soon to cover up nefarious things she ...more»
Tinsel Town Talks

Marilyn Knowlden’s Decade in Hollywood

March 04, 2015 | 11:44 PM
Marilyn Knowlden’s Decade in Hollywood Her career as a child actress only lasted from 1931-1944, but Marilyn Knowlden has carried the memories for a lifetime. "My parents enrolled me in a dance ...more»

Vidant suffers downgrade by Moody's

March 04, 2015 | 08:30 PM
Moody’s Investors Service announced Tuesday (3-3-15) that it is downgrading Vidant Heath bond rating. The move comes in conjunction with the impending sale of revenue bonds (debt to be paid from ...more»

Republican Surrender Monkeys give Obama everything he wanted on amnesty

feedback icon 2 | March 03, 2015 | 09:33 PM
Here we go again. There’s not a dime’s worth of difference in the Democrat leadership and the Republican leadersh in Congress...either house. With majorities in both houses the Republicans ...more»

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the world

And in so doing shows how miserable our American President actually is
March 03, 2015 | 09:21 PM
It is difficult, or perhaps impossible, to overemphasize the significance of the speech made today (3-3-15) before a joint session of Congress. At a time when American foreign policy is in shambles as ...more»
Southern Reflections

Reflections of a Southerner

Who will Serve With Them?
March 03, 2015 | 09:18 PM
Ordinarily we would be impressed with many of the GOP presidential candidates jumping into the 2016 race. However, if we have learned anything about past campaigns, it’s the staff, advisors and ...more»

Pungo Hospital update

March 01, 2015 | 07:28 PM
Liberty Belle

The hobbled President

March 01, 2015 | 04:27 PM

Columns

Diogenes' Lamp

The truth you need to know about Beaufort County EMS Service – Where does the money go?

feedback icon 8 | February 05, 2015 | 07:48 PM
Editor's note: The public is not being told the truth about the Chocowinity EMS dispute with Beaufort County. In fact, some of the statements we understand Jay McRoy made at meetings in Cypress Landing ...more»
Doc's Deliberations

High school graduation

feedback icon 1 | February 05, 2015 | 03:25 PM
What do you expect from a high school education? Do you believe today’s high school graduates receive what you expect? Do you believe today’s high school graduates are prepared to vote on ...more»
Bonus Deal

The President’s disdain for our military

February 05, 2015 | 08:11 AM
Does anyone think that the President is really concerned with Veterans or their health, notwithstanding the first lady's visit to military hospitals? He has pulled them out of a war in which they have ...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»

Work Ready Community effort launched

February 16, 2015 | 02:29 PM
Beaufort County Community College and local economic development interests recently announced the launch of an effort to certify the county to those seeking to locate their businesses here or expand an ...more»

Duke Energy awards $248,302 to BCCC

February 04, 2015 | 08:50 AM
WASHINGTON, N.C. — Duke Energy and Beaufort County Community College today announced a $248,302 investment from the Duke Energy Foundation to upgrade the equipment used in the Welding Technology ...more»

BCCC to mark grand opening of fitness trail

January 15, 2015 | 11:28 AM
Beaufort County Community College will mark the completion of a new fitness trail and exercise stations with a grand opening scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, outside of Building 8 on the BCCC campus. The ...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»

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Recent Videos

Sarah Palin at CPAC 2015

February 27, 2015 | 06:03 PM

May as well laugh as cry

March 05, 2015 | 08:26 PM

Electable? Bush and Christie favorability is underwater

March 05, 2015 | 03:35 PM
The liberal media tries to argue that liberal Republicans are ''electable'' but polling shows Jeb Bush and Chris Christie have more voters who view them unfavorably than favorably, even among Republicans. ...more»

Clinton with private email and server for govt. business

March 04, 2015 | 05:19 PM
"Hillary Clinton supporters are currently scrambling to minimize the significance of her using a private Gmail address to conduct all of her business as Secretary of State, but in 2007, Clinton herself ...more»

Why Your Heart Disease Risk Might Be Lower Than You Think

March 04, 2015 | 05:14 PM
Of the five popular tools that doctors rely on to predict whether you’re headed for heart trouble, four of them have a pretty major flaw ...more»

Time to dump Boehner as Speaker

March 03, 2015 | 06:21 PM
Boehner's disastrous handling of the debacle on funding Obama's amnesty decree causes immense problems for the country and the party. The train wreck started with CRomnibus in a short session that Boehner ...more»

Obama Unveils National ObamaLaw Plan

March 03, 2015 | 07:56 AM
"President Barack Obama today introduced his plan for a progressive takeover of state and local policing. "We have a great opportunity... to really transform how we think about community law enforcement ...more»

Liberal media is promoting Jeb Bush

March 02, 2015 | 09:19 PM
Why does the so-called Main Stream Media (MSM) so love Jeb Bush? It seems their standard practice to promote an establishment Republican during the primaries for GOP nominee, and then turn on them after ...more»

Seven Cops and Lawyers Apparently ‘Lied’ to Put This Man in Jail

March 02, 2015 | 01:49 PM
"Douglas Dendinger is a 47-year-old disabled Army veteran who found himself the target of an apparent police conspiracy to put him away for life — all because he handed a court summons to a cop, ...more»

Confused?

Robert | Mar 06 | 07:08 PM
Try "Inebriated." I think the Dems have a picture of Gary doing something and he is hostage. Hostage ...more»

ban

ben | Mar 06 | 07:05 PM
When did unilateral action in a democracy become acceptable? An issue this contentious requires more ...more»

Responsibility

Mar 06 | 05:56 PM
I sorta disagree with the assertion that neither the former manager nor finance officer have any responsibility ...more»

Copy of Audit

Mar 06 | 04:37 PM
Where is a copy of the audit? It is not posted on the County's website. I'd like to read it. Bill ...more»

Pelosii Dems vow to back Boehner's speakership

Jesse Helms Republican | Mar 06 | 04:24 PM
With growing talk of a move by conservatives to oust Speaker John Boehner, who has been singularly inept ...more»

When?

Mar 06 | 04:16 PM
When will the full 2014 audit be available to the stockholders (i.e. citizens and voters) to read? ...more»

We Are Flying Blind, Quite the Surprise.

Warren Smith | Mar 06 | 03:44 PM
There was little need for an audit: 1) The county taxpayers never once received an accurate report from ...more»

Nancy Pelosi trying to save Boehner as Speaker

Jesse Helms Republican | Mar 06 | 01:34 PM

Splain sometin to me

Susan P | Mar 06 | 01:32 PM

Renee Ellmers likely to have a primary

Jesse Helms Republican | Mar 06 | 01:17 PM

We need a Recall System!

BC | Mar 06 | 09:49 AM

County financials

James Hackney | Mar 06 | 08:43 AM

Take note voters

R. Respess | Mar 06 | 07:02 AM

Who is responsible

Walter (not B) Jones | Mar 06 | 06:56 AM

Hoody

Rachel | Mar 06 | 06:53 AM

Hood is right, as usual

Rachel | Mar 06 | 06:35 AM

Community Bulletin Board

Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association host workshop in New Bern

March 06, 2015 | 09:09 AM
Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association Will host a Workshop for Constitutional Conservatives and an Educational Forum for the Replacement of Common Core March 7th, 2015; 1:00 to 5:00 PM Stanley Ballroom, ...more»

Craven County GOP Convention

March 05, 2015 | 06:16 AM
The Annual Convention of the Craven County Republican Party will take place at the Court House Annex, 302 Broad Street in New Bern on Saturday March 14. Registration opens at 7:30, the Convention begins ...more»

Dr. Greg Brannon to Speak in New Bern

March 03, 2015 | 12:17 PM
The Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association (CCTA) announced that Dr. Greg Brannon will be the featured speaker March 7 as part of a Workshop for Constitutional Conservatives. The event will also feature ...more»

March 2015 DSS Board Meeting

February 18, 2015 | 01:44 PM
****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»

GOP precinct meetings canceled

February 17, 2015 | 09:53 AM
The Beaufort County Republican Party Precinct meetings scheduled for Tuesday have been canceled as the college will be closed. Stay tuned for more information on the new date. Keith D Kidwell Chairman ...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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