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The week in review

November 28, 2015 | 09:04 AM
The first 10 articles posted below on our Home Page on the weekend are ranked according to the most interest generated during the last week....more»

Lack of competitive bidding raises its ugly head again

Speaker Moore: "nothing improper..."
feedback icon 1 | November 22, 2015 | 12:31 PM
The Charlotte company under scrutiny for how it got maintenance contracts at state prisons has received about $7 million annually from a no-bid contract to maintain jails in Mecklenburg County, records ...more»

The Culture of Corruption in Raleigh has got to go

November 23, 2015 | 05:45 PM
John Hood, writing at the Carolina Journal has picked up on the theme of how to eliminate the culture of corruption in Raleigh from political contributions and state business....more»
D'ya think?

Black Lives Matter madness

feedback icon 5 | November 21, 2015 | 10:26 AM
Last week I wrote about the inmates taking over the asylum at the University of Missouri. It turns out that it's happening all over the place. I suggested that "Hands up - don't shoot", even though ...more»
Hood: I'd rather be right

Hood: EMS upgrade will cost more than they are telling you it will

feedback icon 3 | November 23, 2015 | 07:36 PM
The recently approved upgrade of emergency services in Beaufort County will cost more—much more—than the six commissioners are telling you it will. Just as they did with the jail, they are ...more»

Six commissioners give taxpayer money away

More of the Beaufort County Way
feedback icon 6 | November 16, 2015 | 11:05 AM
The Beaufort County Commission voted 6-1 at their November meeting to give the Zion Shelter $12,500 in this fiscal year and invited them to apply for more during the FY 2016 budget development process....more»

Is the Sheriff beating a dead horse? Or is that horse really not dead?

feedback icon 1 | November 23, 2015 | 05:59 PM
Is the Sheriff beating a dead horse? Or is that horse really not dead? Many people in Beaufort County believe the issue of a new jail has been quashed. If you’re one of them, think again....more»

New hope for a cure for Alzheimer's

feedback icon 1 | November 23, 2015 | 06:53 PM
For those who have had direct experience with a loved one with Alzheimer’s there is little doubt that it is a terrible disease that takes a toll on not only the patient but those who live with them....more»

The consequences of Ted Cruz's rise

November 24, 2015 | 08:14 PM
Jonathan Tobin, writing at Commentary Magazine explains why Ted Cruz may be moving to be the winner in Iowa and the early primaries. He writes: The latest poll out of Iowa confirms a couple of trends ...more»

More proof that our election system in NC is a sham

feedback icon 2 | November 26, 2015 | 06:38 PM
Here we go again. Another story of corruption in North Carolina’s election system. The Voter Integrity Project reports: The first felon convicted under the VIP’s "FLANC" project, Pasco ...more»



The Fort Sumter moment?

feedback icon 4 | November 16, 2015 | 08:52 PM
The mob of black anarchists taking over the University of Missouri was a pretty Big Deal last week. It happened BEFORE Ronda Rousey was KO’ed in Australia so maybe you have forgotten it already.......more»
Liberty Belle

An unfair world

feedback icon 5 | November 16, 2015 | 02:44 PM
This past weekend my family went to Greenville to watch the middle grandson participate in a play-off game for the county’s parks and recreation league. My grandson’s team was by far the ...more»
Intellectual nudity

Is the History Channel the only one left?

feedback icon 2 | November 14, 2015 | 11:38 AM
Are you watching too much TV in the evenings? Personally, I can't stand the reality shows so I watch Fox between 730 and 1030. Lately, O'Reilly is really turning me off. He's always been arrogant, but ...more»
D'ya think?

The collegiate grievance culture

November 14, 2015 | 11:32 AM
It would seem that the inmates have taken over the asylum at the University of Missouri. They have forced the resignation of the school's president over racial issues....more»
Bonus Deal

Veterans Day 2015

November 10, 2015 | 06:35 PM
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, those words indicate the exact time that the armistice was signed to end the "War to end all wars" and it was first called Armistice Day....more»
Liberty Belle

Rewriting history

feedback icon 4 | November 08, 2015 | 04:15 PM
The New York Times Magazine recently posed the following question on Twitter: "If you could go back and kill Hitler as a baby, would you do it?" Why the magazine would tweet such a preposterous question ...more»
D'ya think?

Dem Hypocrisy??

November 07, 2015 | 08:43 AM
It's hard to believe, but we have been hearing one Dem after another complaining about how much the government is spending. It came as a bit of a surprise until it became clear that the complaints are ...more»
Intellectual nudity

Why "Intellectual Nudity"?

feedback icon 3 | November 06, 2015 | 11:20 AM
Can you take the clothes off your intelligence? Can you make your brain nude? Do you know the why behind what you believe? For example: I was raised in a Catholic and Democratic home....more»
Bonus Deal

Allen West to Barack Obama

This should be read by every American and then sent to our elected officials in Washington
feedback icon 1 | November 05, 2015 | 08:44 PM
Every American should "storm the barricades" over this. Our men and women are dying because their Commander-In-Chief does not know what he's doing....more»
Short Burst

Short burst

feedback icon 1 | November 04, 2015 | 06:17 PM
The Republicans on stage last week should have walked off the stage, as a group, the other night and left CNBC with two hours of dead air or fill time. 50 Special Operations personnel is a fierce some ...more»

LEC is one-stop shop for academic assistance

September 21, 2015 | 11:57 AM
Whether it’s a matter of studying for a particular class or test, or getting help with technology like email or Blackboard, Beaufort County Community College’s all-new Learning Enhancement ...more»

Get fit at BCCC

September 21, 2015 | 11:56 AM
A new health and fitness program at Beaufort County Community College is aimed at improving the health and fitness of citizens of its service area. The Get Beau-FITT! program will start with a Kick-Off ...more»

Tyrrell County Fire Dept. hosts BCCC Fire School Weekend

September 15, 2015 | 11:10 AM
COLUMBIA, N.C. — The Albemarle Fireman’s Association and Beaufort County Community College will host a Fire School Weekend in Tyrrell County on Oct. 2-4, 2015. Classes will be held at the ...more»

Late Start Classes for Fall 2015

September 15, 2015 | 10:59 AM
Check with your advisor about adding an 8-week, full-credit class to your Fall 2015 schedule. The following classes are available in Late Start format: ART 111 - Art Appreciation BUS 110 - Intro to Business BUS ...more»

College works to attract, assist, retain students

September 09, 2015 | 10:01 AM
A combination of factors has resulted in a dip in full-time enrollment at Beaufort County Community College for Fall 2015, but the news isn’t all bad. The staff and faculty are responding to the ...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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Please read carefully the following Terms and Conditions relating to your use of this website. By using this site, you are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions of use. This policy should ...more»
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Privacy Policy

September 29, 2007 | 07:52 PM
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Live Sky News feed

November 20, 2015 | 09:57 AM

They don't make'em like the used to

November 20, 2015 | 02:31 PM

Muslim migrants clash with police as Macedonia builds fence on border

November 28, 2015 | 06:16 PM
Macedonia has joined Hungary and Slovenia in building a fence on its border to deal with the influx of Muslim migrants flooding into Europe. While Macedonia's army started work on the fence, Muslim migrants ...more»

Mormons Stepping Up Aid to Refugees

November 27, 2015 | 09:24 PM
London — Mormons in Europe, supported by church headquarters in the United States, are stepping up their aid to refugees fleeing to Europe. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints — ...more»

Dutch Prime Minister - Europe may go the way of Roman Empire due to Muslims

November 27, 2015 | 10:21 AM
The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, has warned that Europe faces the same fate as the Roman Empire if they do not stem the flood of Muslim migrants into the continent. The Roman Empire ...more»

Science fiction from NOAA on global warming

November 27, 2015 | 09:17 AM
NOAA, under the Obama regime, has become a major source of science fiction on so-called global warming, twisting facts to promote an ideological agenda. The most blatant NOAA distortion is totally ignoring ...more»

German police chief: ISIS terrorists entering Europe among Muslim migrants

November 26, 2015 | 08:47 PM
A German police chief has acknowledged that ISIS terrorists are entering Europe bent on terrorist missions among the flow of Muslim migrants flooding Europe. Germany is estimated to reach almost a million ...more»

Trump was right. The Lib Media is wrong.

November 26, 2015 | 09:42 AM
So NPR, the New York Times and the Associated Press searched contemporaneous news accounts and could find no evidence of Muslim-Americans cheering in Jersey City. That’s odd. Because it took me ...more»

Are European Mormons not conservative?

concerned taxpayer | Nov 28 | 05:59 PM
The flow of Muslim migrants to Europe is 80% military age men, very much NOT the profile of real refugees. ...more»

classic travel visa card

christopher huggins | Nov 28 | 04:02 PM
I blame the CIA for Intelligence failure for 9/11 and the torture of innocent individuals who does not ...more»

Liberalism is a mental disorder

Lynyrd | Nov 27 | 10:26 PM
Psychiatry may help....more»

Feed the mongoose

Charles Hickman | Nov 27 | 10:06 PM
Wouldn't it be nice if our paid public officials worked one tenth as hard on this issue as the volunteers ...more»

Conservative caterpillars to Liberal butterflies:

J.P. Jones | Nov 27 | 09:37 PM
Metamorphosis, indeed. You expect this kind of crap from Langley, Belcher, and Booth; they're Democrats. ...more»

Rattlesnake or Cobra

Rachel | Nov 27 | 01:57 PM
Josh Howard is an arrogant scumbag. He presided over a kangaroo court in the removal of one of our ...more»

Candidate Trump

Mark Alan Remick | Nov 27 | 12:07 PM

Pasco Parker arrest story

Jay DeLancy | Nov 27 | 11:23 AM

Obama given pass due to very weak GOP leaders

Jesse Helms Republican | Nov 27 | 10:27 AM

new med

Nov 26 | 04:32 PM

Ted supports

Ted | Nov 26 | 12:45 PM


BC | Nov 26 | 10:50 AM


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Kimo | Nov 26 | 08:02 AM

It's on the tape

Lynyrd | Nov 25 | 10:58 PM

Renewable energy parasites

john steed | Nov 25 | 12:11 PM

Community Bulletin Board

Washington City Council to meet Monday

November 19, 2015 | 03:31 PM
The Washington City Council will meet Monday, November 23 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. You can review the agenda and supporting material at the link to the right....more»

Beaufort Patriot Tea Party Thursday Nov. 19, 7:00pm

November 16, 2015 | 03:56 PM
Beaufort Patriot Tea Party meets Thursday Nov. 19, 7:00 pm. West end of the Mount Olive University Building. 4535 US High Way 264 West, Washington NC You will have an opportunity to purchase a top brand ...more»

Beaufort County Commission to meet November 9, 2015

November 05, 2015 | 05:38 PM
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday, November 9, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at 121 W. 3rd St. in Washington, NC. You may download the agenda and supporting materials by clicking on the ...more»

Washington City Council to meet Monday, Nov. 9

November 05, 2015 | 11:34 AM
The Washington City Council will meet Monday, November 9, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. You can download the agenda and supporting materials by clicking on the link to the right....more»

Terra Ceia Christian School Fall Auction

November 05, 2015 | 10:34 AM
Terra Ceia Christian School is having our annual fall auction on Friday Nov. 6th. There is a soup/chili supper starting at 5:30 followed by the auction at 7pm. There are lots of baked items, crafts, ...more»

The Beaufort Way

The "Market-based Conservation Initiative" shows how ill-informed some of our Commissioners are

October 11, 2015 | 06:50 PM
At the October Board of Commissioner's meeting we were treated to yet another example of un-informed commissioners who place the interests of special interests above what is good for all of the people ...more»

Coverup! The hospital saga grows

What did they know on August 17 that they did not know on July 7? Why will they not say?
feedback icon 5 | August 23, 2015 | 09:53 PM
On July 7, 2015 the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners voted 6-1 to dissolve the Beaufort Regional Health System Authority. Then on August 17 they voted to reverse that action. So what changed? ...more»

How our Board of Commissioners handles (mishandles) our money

feedback icon 5 | August 20, 2015 | 12:47 PM
thAt the August Board of Commissioners meeting we were treated to a remarkable example of how sloppy the majority on this board is in dealing with requests for handouts to various special interests of ...more»

Commissioners reverse themselves on school funding and dissolving the Hospital Authority

When will the nonsense ever stop?
feedback icon 4 | August 17, 2015 | 07:54 PM
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners, without Frankie Waters or Ron Buzzeo in attendance, moved Monday (8-17-15) to try to clean up some of the blundering they have done over the last few months....more»

Citizens For Better Government calls out the Commissioners on their illegal actions

feedback icon 17 | July 14, 2015 | 08:52 AM
At the end of the open meeting in the July 7, 2015 regular monthly meeting of the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners there was an interesting incident that is very telling about this board and some ...more»

The Commissioners' hospital decision is seriously flawed

feedback icon 11 | July 10, 2015 | 04:26 PM
UPDATED: 7-11-15 The 7-7-15 vote by six member of the Board of Commissioners was seriously flawed in a number of different ways. We have the video of the action and an analysis showing why it is severely ...more»

Commissioners vote to abolish the Hospital Authority and seize the 6.4 million dollar trust fund

feedback icon 3 | July 08, 2015 | 10:50 AM
Six members of the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday (7-7-15) to dissolve the Beaufort County Regional Medical Authority and to confiscate the 6.4 million dollars held in an escrow ...more»

Ron Buzzeo's disgusting performance on the FY 2016 budget

feedback icon 7 | July 01, 2015 | 11:47 AM
Ron Buzzzeo explained why he would not support a tax break for struggling taxpayers when he voted for the budget. But in his speech he reveals his dismal understanding of local government finance and ...more»

Frankie Waters...gets it wrong and manages to slap the taxpayers in doing so

Yes the County has needs, but the taxpayers have needs also. His approach is killing the local economy
feedback icon 6 | June 29, 2015 | 09:02 AM
Frankie Waters get it wrong when he goes against giving the taxpayers a break. Yes the County has needs but sticking cash under the mattress is not the way to address those needs. The money could be ...more»

Robert Belcher uses absurd reasoning on schools' budget requests

feedback icon 3 | June 26, 2015 | 08:33 AM
My wife handed me the grocery list and ask that I go by the store and get the groceries. When I got to the store I got everything on the list and headed to the checkout, only to discover I had left my ...more»

Suburban Propane Expansion Update

Phillip & Valerie Boyd | September 26, 2015 | 03:20 PM
Thank you so much for your coverage on the propane bulk facility in our neighborhood. The existing 30,000 gallon tank should not have been allowed in 1992 and it is sure not in our best interest to increase ...more»

A tipping point on the Second Amendment?

Tom | August 27, 2015 | 06:21 AM
Oh Grit, it's incredible how few new veehilcs are being bought, how oil consumption has fallen away compared to just a year ago and how general consumption levels have dropped. Someones going to have ...more»

Negative effects of government funding of illegal immigrants

Themes | August 27, 2015 | 03:50 PM
Hi Matt,I always fiegurd you were smarter than the average ecologist As to the FBI, and its British equivalent, I notice that you don't list your full name either, which is wise both from a trouble with ...more»
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