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House budget proposes $1 Billion dollar increase in state spending.

Let's hope the Senate reigns in this massive increase in spending. Mike Speciale voted against it!
May 26, 2015 | 09:03 PM
Sarah Curry, writing for the John Locke Foundations reviews the current status of the state budget after the House finished with its verson: Everyone is talking about the $22 billion+ House Budget ...more»

COA: Obama broke the law on executive amnesty

May 26, 2015 | 03:43 PM
Obama and his pseudo-Justice Department has lost another court battle. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s injunction against Obama’s amnesty via executive fiat Tuesday, ...more»

Ferguson protestors are now protesting over not getting paid as they say they were promised

May 26, 2015 | 08:30 AM
John Blosser, writing at reports: At least some of the protesters who looted, rioted, burned buildings and overturned police cars in Ferguson, Missouri, last year were promised payment ...more»

UNC-Bd of Governors taking the axe to programs that have few students

May 26, 2015 | 09:21 PM
The UNC Board of Governors seem to finally be getting serious about cutting out degree programs that how consistently low enrollments. But it does not sit well with the liberal academia community....more»

What it will take to insure we have a Memorial Day 2025

May 25, 2015 | 09:04 PM
This is the second article in this series on the changes in the national attitude about and within the American military and share what we think it will take to insure that ten years from this Memorial ...more»
Bonus Deal

Memorial Day, 2015

Special Bonus Deal column
May 25, 2015 | 10:16 AM
Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor those who paid the ultimate price in service to their country and to protect our liberties and freedom. George Schryer, our Bonus Deal columnist does just that ...more»

Will there be a Memorial Day in 2025?

feedback icon 3 | May 24, 2015 | 03:06 PM
Memorial Day, 2015—a day we honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in fighting "for our freedoms and liberties." And we think that is good. It is right that we do so. But on this Memorial ...more»

Cartel politics is ruining our nation, state and county

feedback icon 1 | May 24, 2015 | 12:17 PM
Cartel politics is ruining our nation, state and county. Politicians running on one set of principles and then voting according to an entirely different set after being elected is causing many Americans ...more»

American exceptionalism

feedback icon 1 | May 24, 2015 | 11:11 AM
We are exceptional and it is the successful record of assimilation that has made us so. All we have to do is keep up the Balkanization of America that the grievance industry seems to be pushing and our ...more»

IG: Patriot Act does not catch terrorists or prevent terrorism

May 22, 2015 | 05:15 PM
As the US Senate debates whether to extend the Patriot Act we learn that not one terrorism case has been cracked using the spy data they have collected while spying on innocent, law-abiding Americans....more»

Trapped in my own home

May 22, 2015 | 04:14 PM


Liberty Belle

The plight of the poor

May 11, 2015 | 07:31 AM
"The utopian schemes of leveling [redistribution of the wealth], and a community of goods [central ownership of all the means of production and distribution], are as visionary and impracticable ...more»
D'ya think?

Living wage

May 10, 2015 | 08:03 AM
A Living Wage The demands for a "living wage" that we have been hearing from various (union funded) groups of protesters across the country certainly provide us some food for thought....more»
Southern Reflections

Southern Reflections: Local edition

May 09, 2015 | 07:11 PM
When a continued union becomes impossible, the best alternative is a mutually compatible divorce. Our combined school system , never approved by local residents is too large, unwieldy and has become a ...more»
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Jeff Miller stands up for vets

May 07, 2015 | 07:28 AM
Jeff Miller, Secretary of the US House of Representatives Committee on Veterans Affairs, takes VA Secretary McDonald to the woodshed regarding the VA’s continued stonewalling the committees’ ...more»

UNC Professor Reed hits a homer!

May 05, 2015 | 07:23 PM
Our pal John Shelton Reed "hits a homer" with his latest analysis of The Great Unpleasantness — Scandal Reveals Two Cultures at UNC. JSR’s take is how even behind the ivy-covered walls of ...more»
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House panel approves $612 billion authorization bill

May 04, 2015 | 08:41 PM
Source: The Military Times House panel approves $612 billion authorization bill By Leo Shane III, Staff writer 10:55 a.m. EDT April 30, 2015 The House Armed Services Committee early Thursday adopted ...more»
Diogenes' Lamp

Will we never learn

feedback icon 1 | May 04, 2015 | 08:36 AM
Diogenes Lamp — April 30, 2015 Will We Never Learn? Beaufort County citizens must face the fact that the active voters (what few there are) have elected an incompetent Board of Commissioners; again....more»
D'ya think?

Baltimore travesty

feedback icon 1 | May 03, 2015 | 07:18 PM
Baltimore Travesty We hear all kinds of "reasons" for the seemingly out of control demonstrations we have been treated to across the country lately. We are told that something must be done to reverse ...more»
Liberty Belle

Corruption and degeneracy

May 03, 2015 | 07:17 PM
In his first inaugural address, March 4, 1817, President James Monroe warned: "What raised us to the present happy state? ... The Government has been in the hands of the people. To the people, therefore ...more»
D'ya think?


April 29, 2015 | 06:47 AM
Potpourri Russian Adventures in Ukraine. Both the Anointed One and his Secretary of State (whose four or five month tour in Viet Nam all those years ago surely qualifies him as a great international ...more»

Seventeen graduate from BCCC BLET Program

May 26, 2015 | 10:46 AM
Seventeen Basic Law Enforcement Training students were recognized in graduation ceremonies Thursday, May 21, at Beaufort County Community College that also included a memorial for a fallen officer. Johnny ...more»

State’s Commerce Secretary is BCCC graduation speaker

April 29, 2015 | 09:33 AM
N.C. Secretary of Commerce, John E. Skvarla, III, will deliver the commencement address at the 2015 graduation exercises for Beaufort County Community College to be held Thursday, May 14. BCCC graduation ...more»

Join the BCCC Foundation for croquet Saturday, May 16

April 24, 2015 | 08:22 AM
Join the Beaufort County Community College Foundation for the 12th Annual Cutthroat Croquet Tournament to be held Saturday, May 16, along the waterfront in Bath. Corporate sponsors of the event are Atlantic ...more»

Local businesses get boost from center’s experts

March 30, 2015 | 01:49 PM
A 50-year veteran of the restaurant business, Bob Doe knows what it takes to make a restaurant successful. That’s why, for the past two years, Doe has been one of the subject matter experts who ...more»

BCCC College for Kids 2014 schedule announced

March 23, 2015 | 03:31 PM
The worlds of art, beekeeping, sailing, hunting, sewing, video games and woodworking are among the activities young people can explore during College for Kids 2015 at Beaufort County Community College. ...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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Terms of Use

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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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May 27, 2015 | 07:46 AM

Gov. Jindal says Congressional GOP waving white flag of surrende

May 27, 2015 | 02:18 AM
Louisiana's Republican Governor Bobby Jindal has accused Congressional Republicans of waving the white flag of surrender to Obama. His immediate issue of concern was Obamacare, which polls show is a ...more»

Pentagon report predicted West’s support for Islamist rebels would create

May 26, 2015 | 11:03 AM
According to the newly declassified US document, the Pentagon foresaw the likely rise of the ‘Islamic State’ as a direct consequence of this strategy, and warned that it could destabilize ...more»

We are to have tolerance for Islam

May 25, 2015 | 08:12 PM
This man got it right. Watch to the end. ...more»

Boy Scouts of America Preesident calls for end to ban on gay leadership

May 25, 2015 | 12:56 PM
Meridian Magazine reports: The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert M. Gates, called Thursday for an end to the organization’s ban on gay adult leaders. "I truly fear that any other alternative ...more»

The Chamber of Corporate Welfare

May 25, 2015 | 10:06 AM
The nature of what was once a leading organization supporting free enterprise has sadly changed. The Chamber of Commerce can now more accurately be called the Chamber of Corporate Welfare. They are ...more»

Now I understand why our elected officials in DC won't secure our borders

May 25, 2015 | 07:03 AM
"The Islamic State group has suggested it could buy a nuclear weapon over the next year and smuggle it into the U.S. from Mexico. The claim was made in an article allegedly penned by British hostage ...more»

Carson, Waker, Cruz take lead at major southern GOP regional event

May 25, 2015 | 01:42 AM
The Southern Republican Leadership Conference is a major annual event for Republican Party leaders across the south, and this year's event featured speeches by Presidential candidates followed by a straw ...more»

The Constitution and the oath

George H Schryer | May 27 | 02:35 PM
I have never been able to find anything anywhere that indicates that my oath of enlistment has/had an ...more»

Memorial Day

George H. Schryer | May 27 | 02:27 PM
When I first joined the military in 1957 it wasn't for God and Country. I could say that I did it to ...more»

Cameron offers details of immigration plan

Jesse Helms Republican | May 27 | 09:38 AM
British Prime Minister David Cameron has offered details of the legislation he will offer to discourage ...more»

TTIP is a secret human killer in the long-term and the people ar

Dr David Hill | May 26 | 02:09 PM
They are slowly killing us all on the altar of corporate greed and our politicians and bureaucrats who ...more»

A bittersweet toast

Charles Hickman | May 26 | 12:36 PM
Yes, a damned shame. It's been a long time since I served. During my service time my principal mentor ...more»

Jerry Langley is Beaufort County's Boss Hogg

concerned taxpayer | May 26 | 11:02 AM
The chemistry of this graft is a bit different in the county than at the state or national level. In ...more»

Top Ten List for "Assimilation"

Roger Clegg, Ctr for Equal Opportunity | May 26 | 10:51 AM
Re "assimilation": Here's my top-ten list of what we should expect from those who want to become Americans ...more»

You nailed it

Susan M | May 25 | 05:33 PM

Trapped in the trap he helped build

Dick Adams | May 25 | 05:21 PM

My response

Walter | May 25 | 04:54 PM

You mean like the

Ted | May 25 | 11:26 AM

Please correct title

May 25 | 11:25 AM

Ann's phony marijuana numbers

Jose Gonzalez | May 25 | 09:30 AM

Keep pedophiles out of the Boy Scouts

Support Religious Freedom | May 25 | 09:10 AM


ted | May 25 | 08:56 AM

No more Memorial Day.

Clifton Pyle | May 25 | 07:25 AM

Thank you

Frances | May 24 | 06:44 AM

Community Bulletin Board

Beaufort County DSS Board of Directors Meeting

May 26, 2015 | 09:15 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»

102.5 The Bone Fishing Slam and BBQ Festival

May 21, 2015 | 10:14 PM
PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release ...more»

NC Coastal Federation Camps, Cruises, and Clean-ups

May 18, 2015 | 11:10 AM
North Carolina Coastal Federation 2015 Summer Camps This summer, children can explore the wonders of the coast with the federation’s Coastal Discovery Summer Camps! Campers will take part in hands-on ...more»


May 18, 2015 | 11:00 AM
Introduction of "Citizens for Better Government" Beaufort County. This meeting is for all Citizens of Beaufort County that are tired of the "Boss Hog Politics" in Beaufort County. We are facing more ...more»

Ben Carson volunteers needed

May 08, 2015 | 01:56 PM
Volunteers needed to campaign on behalf of presidential candidate Ben Carson. To learn why Ben Carson would make a good president there will be a kick-off dinner on Tues, May 19, at King Chicken Banquet ...more»

The Beaufort Way

The Beaufort County Way: Focusing on the wrong things

feedback icon 7 | May 13, 2015 | 08:51 AM
More from the Beaufort County Way. If you still have any doubt that our county is currently governed by a bunch of clowns you should review how, at their May meeting, they handled the agenda item entitled ...more»

Warren Smith makes a clear and convincing case for a property tax rate reduction in next year's county budget

feedback icon 5 | April 30, 2015 | 07:20 PM
The Beaufort County Commissioners have scheduled two budget workshops on May 18 and 19. Both will be held at the regular meeting place, beginning at 5:00 p.m. As usual these session will be for the ...more»

An open letter from Warren Smith to the BOCO Board of Commissioners

feedback icon 3 | April 29, 2015 | 04:00 PM
As is true with all counties and municipalities in North Carolina, Beaufort County is set to begin the FY 2016 budget development process soon. As we have previously reported, the county is sitting on ...more»

The Beaufort County Way: Bungles the most important decision the BOC makes

The result may have been great, but the process was severely flawed...even selecting a new County Manager
feedback icon 4 | April 23, 2015 | 10:39 AM
Beaufort County has a new County Manager but unfortunately he does not have a legal contract due to the blunders of the board, Chairman, County Manager and Clerk....more»

BOC illegally approved the CEMS contract, even after having been warned they were acting illegally

Once again, Hood was right. We need a better Chairman, Manager and Attorney for Beaufort County
feedback icon 4 | April 17, 2015 | 09:56 PM
Once again, Hood Richardson was not only right, but also correct. He tried to tell the Board of Commissioners that they were violating the law but they ignored what he was saying....more»

Beaufort County continues to violate the law

The public has a fundamental right to know how their business is being handled
feedback icon 3 | April 16, 2015 | 04:57 PM
Beaufort County has called a Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for Monday April 20, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. The notice says the meeting will be held in the Board Room at 121 W 2nd St....more»

CEMS saved! Or was it?

Cartel politics makes another irrational decision
feedback icon 7 | April 06, 2015 | 11:10 PM
Mama used to say: "Be careful what you wish for, you may just get it." We’re not sure if the good folk in Cypress Landing had a mama as wise as ours but if not they are about to learn. They got ...more»

The Gang of Five is about to give us another train wreck...and CEMS will be '10-7' when they are needed

feedback icon 1 | April 04, 2015 | 10:11 AM
The good folks of Beaufort County are about to be treated to another boondoggle by The Beaufort County Way This time it’s about the revised Chocowinity Emergency Services (CEMS) contract. Once ...more»

County to CEMS: "Do the transports and if it cuts your service to the district, just do the best you can"

More of the Beaufort County Way
March 31, 2015 | 09:03 PM
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners Negotiating Committee for the Chocowinity EMS (CEMS) met with representatives of the CEMS Tuesday (3-31-15) to review the latest revisions of a proposed new ...more»

When a pound of prevention is not worth an ounce of cure

The illusion of security is more dangerous than insecurity
March 27, 2015 | 12:58 PM
Simon Calder, writing at the British makes a compelling argument that what actually caused the death of 149 innocent people last week in the French Alps was an irrational reaction ...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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