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News & Commentary

The week in review

feedback icon 1 | April 25, 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»

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 illegal...in selecting a new County Manager
feedback icon 2 | 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»

Republicans acting like Democrats, extend solar tax subsidies

Mike Speciale voted against more corporate crony capitalism
feedback icon 4 | April 22, 2015 | 04:58 PM
Republicans are not supposed to be in favor of crony capitalism, corporate welfare. You’d never know it from the way many of them are voting these days. The House Tuesday (4-21-15) passed the ...more»

Supreme Court gives Americans a victory for the Fourth Amendment

Holds that cops cannot use a traffic stop to go on a fishing expedition
feedback icon 1 | April 22, 2015 | 10:31 AM
The U. S. Supreme Court on Tuesday (4-21-15) gave all American a resounding victory by upholding the Fourth Amendment's protection from unreasonable search and seizure. In a Nebraska case they overturned ...more»

Tillis and Burr vote to allow Loretta Lynch to become Attorney General

Trying to have it both ways, they voted for her before they voted against her when they knew she would be confirmed.
April 23, 2015 | 08:56 PM
"Not a dime’s worth of difference..." Our two senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis voted to allow Loretta Lynch to become Attorney General today (4-23-15). It’s a little tricky and you ...more»

Not a dime's worth of difference: Five Republicans side with Democrats to kill H681 which would have repealed the Renewable Energy mandate.

Money talks, big money talks loudly
April 23, 2015 | 07:56 PM
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 was a sad day in North Carolina, for many reasons. House Bill 681 was killed by one vote with five Republicans joining ten Democrats to killed the bill in committee without ...more»

Supreme Court allows individual cops to be held personally liable for violating the rights of citizens

April 23, 2015 | 08:28 PM
Yesterday (4-22-15) the U. S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in a case that could have far reaching impact. The fundamental issue is whether individual ...more»

Abuse under color of law cannot be tolerated in a free society

April 22, 2015 | 08:41 AM
One of the major reasons this nation was settled by early colonists was the fact that our forefathers wanted to live without fear of an oppressive government. My how things have changed....more»

Why the sudden interest in solar energy?

feedback icon 4 | April 20, 2015 | 07:52 PM
We're beginning to wonder about some of these Republicans we sent to Raleigh. Raising taxes, backing economic development incentives, giving drivers licenses to illegal aliens ......more»

Time to act on repealing renewable energy standards. HB 681 needs your support and action.

UPDATED: Tuesday p.m.
feedback icon 2 | April 20, 2015 | 07:18 PM
UPDATE: We have an update on the progress of H 681. You need to act immediately if you favor state energy policies that will allow us lower electric rates and curtail crony capitalism at our expense....more»

Columns

Daily Haymaker

Duke plays basketball better than it handles a noose in a tree

April 13, 2015 | 05:09 PM
Duke may have won the basketball championship but the Big Shots in the Allen Building are not doing so well recently. Here hypocrisy (a.k.a gutlessness) is showing quite badly. Duke took about as bad ...more»
D'ya think?

American negotiators

April 13, 2015 | 09:12 AM
After all the effort John Kerry exerted, the Reps are bad-mouthing the deal he worked so hard to strike with Iran. Shame on them.. Actually, it begins to look as though the Anointed One's approach for ...more»
Liberty Belle

Woodrow Wilson revisited

April 12, 2015 | 08:59 AM
In a letter to James Monroe, Thomas Jefferson wrote: "Our first and fundamental maxim should be, never to entangle ourselves in the broils of Europe." Apparently Woodrow Wilson didn’t bother to ...more»
Bonus Deal

Iran and nuclear weapons

feedback icon 1 | April 10, 2015 | 07:06 AM
I was talking to a young, in his 50’s, dyed in the wool, past union leader, Democrat the other day and he said that we should just leave Iran and Israel have at each other. My response was "you ...more»
A Libertarian's Library

The dignity of the individual

April 09, 2015 | 08:15 AM
Hopefully Americans will gain a better understanding of libertarianism in the coming election that we now have. If that happens it will be a good thing, no matter who wins for libertarianism is the leaven ...more»
Hood: I'd rather be right

The Belhaven hospital

feedback icon 4 | April 09, 2015 | 03:54 AM
The Town of Belhaven is making progress in its efforts to have a hospital on the site of the former Pungo District Hospital located on Water Street. Efforts to get Pantego Creek LLC, the present owner ...more»
Liberty Belle

The tyrant Woodrow Wilson

feedback icon 2 | April 09, 2015 | 03:52 AM
"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." John Adams It’s human nature to decry the current political landscape, ...more»
Tinsel Town Talks

Patricia Morison remembers Tarzan, the Thin Man and Sherlock Holmes

April 06, 2015 | 01:04 PM
Patricia Morison Remembers Tarzan, the Thin Man and Sherlock Holmes According to the 2010 U.S. census, less than 0.02% of Americans live to be centenarians. Actress Patricia Morison joined that exceptionally ...more»
Short Burst

Religious freedom

feedback icon 3 | April 04, 2015 | 08:48 PM
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably ...more»
D'ya think?

Federal taxes & government waste

April 04, 2015 | 10:29 AM
Over the last three years the Anointed One has (legally) not paid taxes on some $1,072,206 of income ($1,106,606 actual deductions less allowable standard deduction of $34,400). I suppose it is only ...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»

BCCC to exit Federal Direct Student Loan Program effective July 1

March 19, 2015 | 07:50 AM
Beaufort County Community College will cease participation in the Federal Direct Student Loan Program effective July 1, 2015. As a result, BCCC will not originate any new student loans after that date. The ...more»

Live streaming now available for business workshops

March 17, 2015 | 08:42 AM
Prospective and current business owners will no longer have to travel in order to attend most workshops sponsored by the Small Business Center at Beaufort County Community College. This week, the center ...more»

Misc

What you should know about this website

why we exist and how we see our role
feedback icon 7 | 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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Terms of Use

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Recent Videos

Hillary's announcement

April 14, 2015 | 09:41 AM

News with a smile

April 11, 2015 | 06:45 PM

Will non-Republicans decide 2016 GOP presidential nominee

April 23, 2015 | 03:04 PM
The absence of a meaningful primary on the Democrat side makes for a real danger of Democrats and liberals making mischief in the Republican primaries for president. Too many states, particularly early ...more»

Alabama GOP Congressman blasts Rubio on open borders

April 23, 2015 | 11:21 AM
Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Ala) has blasted the GOP Congressional leadership on failure to stand up to Obama's power grab on amnesty for illegal aliens, and made a point to blame GOP Senator Marco Rubio ...more»

VA Sends Veterans’ Medical Info To FBI To Get Their Guns Taken Away

April 22, 2015 | 06:14 AM
"Documents obtained by The Daily Caller and interviews with American veterans reveal a shocking government program: The Department of Veterans Affairs is disarming America’s veterans by getting ...more»

Cops Can't Keep You Waiting for K-9s, Supreme Court Says

April 21, 2015 | 07:36 PM
"Cops can't continue to hold a suspect without probable cause even for the few minutes they might need to wait for a drug-sniffing dog to show up, the Supreme Court said Tuesday. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ...more»

A veil of secrecy shields hospitals where outbreaks occur

April 19, 2015 | 06:40 PM
Very disturbing that so called "health care" facilities would endanger human life like this. ...more»

How the system worked and probably still works

April 19, 2015 | 09:55 AM
"The FBI and Justice Department have admitted forensic examiners from a DNA unit gave flawed evidence at nearly all United States criminal trials spanning 20 years. A report from the department's inspector ...more»

Fourth-Grade Bullying Lesson Has Kids CUSS LIKE SAILORS

April 19, 2015 | 07:33 AM
The little kids then had to loudly, emphatically, shout the swear-word-filled phrases in front of class. The impressively creative youngsters reportedly came up with a host of colorful phrases including ...more»

Beaufort County moron commission

J.P. Jones | Apr 24 | 10:07 PM
You mean these backroom dealing genius commissioners have devised an agreement giving a county employee ...more»

Beaufort County Absolute Monarchy

Rufus | Apr 24 | 06:00 PM
Can we not have BCC set up a course for the Beaufort County Commissioners to attend to learn how to ...more»

New GOP bill in DC to kill renewable energy subsidies

RSemmes | Apr 24 | 12:18 PM
While too many of our Republicans in Raleigh are getting chummy with the radical environmentalists and ...more»

Do you have a list of who voted how?

RSemmes | Apr 24 | 12:05 PM
It would be helpful to have a list of which legislators voted for and against the bill. Maybe we could ...more»

More of the Same Old, Same Old

Ray Leary | Apr 23 | 06:22 PM
This was in evidence today, 4-23-2015, in the Local Government committee session in Raleigh. The committee ...more»

Finally!

Rufus | Apr 23 | 06:07 PM
The Supreme Court has finally rendered a decision in favor of citizens going about their everyday activities, ...more»

Bill Cook becomes an Al Gore Republican

Jesse Helms Republican | Apr 23 | 02:28 PM
Why is our allegedly Republican state senator Bill Cook voting on a major issue for the position of ...more»

Hillary

George H. Schryer | Apr 23 | 01:00 PM

Cruz is not a natural-born citizen

ksdb | Apr 23 | 03:03 AM

Get real

Juan | Apr 22 | 10:47 PM

Ethics & Integrity

Crystal Clear | Apr 22 | 09:24 PM

This is Republicans support for Veterans

Marshall Adame | Apr 22 | 09:18 PM

Updated Figures

Apr 22 | 04:19 PM

Popes, not Kochs are money behind Locke

RSemmes | Apr 22 | 10:01 AM

energy

Ted | Apr 22 | 05:44 AM

Community Bulletin Board

Beaufort County DSS Monthly Board Meeting

March 18, 2015 | 01:43 PM
Re: Department of Social Services Board Meeting The Board of Social Services regularly scheduled meeting will be held Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:00 and is open to the public. This meeting will be ...more»

Special Meeting - Beaufort County DSS

March 11, 2015 | 11:40 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 will hold a special meeting ...more»

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

GOP precinct meetings canceled

February 17, 2015 | 09:53 AM

Washington City Council to meet Feb. 9

February 07, 2015 | 08:18 AM

School Board meeting Monday

January 09, 2015 | 07:46 PM

The Beaufort Way

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 independent.co.uk 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»

The Beaufort County Way

Here's how to understand Beaufort County pollitics
feedback icon 3 | March 27, 2015 | 05:59 AM
What is THE BEAUFORT COUNTY WAY ? It is a term we coined to simplify describing how Beaufort County politics works. It came from The Carolina Way, which was originated by Coach Dean Smith at UNC-CH ...more»

The Beaufort County Way: Another Beaufort County fiasco

March 25, 2015 | 07:59 AM
The following appeared in the March 20 County Compass --Now we’re hearing that some are saying that access to the Beaufort County Courthouse should be restricted....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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