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The week in review

October 25, 2014 | 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»

Citizens on the Stop The Jail Committee laud Keith Kidwell for his work on the jail issue

feedback icon 3 | October 18, 2014 | 06:16 PM
The group of Beaufort County citizens that has been working for several months examining the issues surrounding the jail in Beaufort County has issued a press release praising Keith Kidwell for his role ...more»

Did Ed Booth lie about not raising taxes, or is he just ignorant?
Read this and decide for yourself

feedback icon 1 | October 22, 2014 | 10:38 AM
Did Ed Booth lie at the 10-13-14 Candidate’s Forum, or does he simply not know what he’s doing as a County Commissioner? Either way, it’s bad. Watch the video below and decide for ...more»
Diogenes' Lamp

What is the Clerk of Court hiding?

feedback icon 4 | October 19, 2014 | 08:59 PM
What is the Clerk of Court Hiding? If you’ve been in court in Beaufort County in the last few years, as a defendant, witness or as a juror you know one simple fact: The people who get the short ...more»

You should read this before you vote

feedback icon 2 | October 22, 2014 | 09:21 AM
You should read this before you vote. It clearly illustrates why the appellant court seats on the ballot are so important. If you’re not sure who the conservative, strict constitutionalist judges ...more»
Daily Haymaker

There's not a dime's worth of difference in the D's and the R's

Here's but another example or two, or three, or four...you get the idea
feedback icon 1 | October 20, 2014 | 07:44 PM
We've been saying for months now: "There really is not a dime's worth of difference between the Democrats and Republicans in Washington...and not much more in Raleigh with some of them....more»

Candidate's Forum: Sheriff candidates

feedback icon 1 | October 15, 2014 | 08:19 PM
This is a continuation of the videos from the Candidates Forum held recently. In this installment we share the clips from the Sheriff candidates. We don’t want to impinge on your assessment but ...more»

Candidates' Forum video--Clerk of Court

October 15, 2014 | 02:39 AM
Inside you will find the first set of videos from Monday night’s (10-13-14) Candidates’ Forum, sponsored by the Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce, the Washington Daily News and ...more»

The TV media are doing a very poor job of informing the people of Beaufort County on corruption in county government

Complex issues just can't be covered in two-minutes
feedback icon 9 | October 11, 2014 | 01:14 PM
A small group of people is making decisions for the people of Beaufort County with little of no accountability because the public is deprived of the information they need to assess the decisions being ...more»

Tea party activists remain wary of Thom Tillis in US Senate race

feedback icon 4 | September 30, 2014 | 10:51 PM
Thom Tillis is the Republican nominee for the U. S. Senate from North Carolina. But is he? In the May Primary he got 222,446 votes. But 264,390 voters who voted in the May Primary on a Republican ballot ...more»

Early voting updates

October 22, 2014 | 11:15 AM
D'ya think?

America as Santa Claus

October 24, 2014 | 08:45 AM

Judicial candidates stop in New Bern

October 21, 2014 | 09:14 PM

Columns

D'ya think?

Eric Holder

October 11, 2014 | 09:50 AM
Every American who cares about this nation should read this Jim Bispo commentary. We hope you will forward it to all your contacts. It is that important....more»
D'ya think?

The Secret Service

October 05, 2014 | 06:39 PM
The Secret Service Eric Holder may not be the only miscreant chosen by the Anointed One to run one of the Government Departments. The Secret Service, which only a few years ago was moved from Treasury ...more»
D'ya think?

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 8 | 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»
D'ya think?

Why don't you and them go fight??

feedback icon 1 | September 21, 2014 | 07:49 PM
Why don't you and them go fight?? Our intrepid Secretary of State didn't want to call going after ISIS a war. If it was a war the DOD would seem to be the more sensible organization to be running it....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»

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»

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»

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»

Misc

What you should know about this website

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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feedback icon 3 | January 04, 2009 | 04:50 PM
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Terms of Use

feedback icon 4 | December 09, 2007 | 09:26 PM
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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Recent Videos

And she would be president

October 25, 2014 | 09:02 AM

Why woud you believe Obama now?

October 24, 2014 | 10:59 AM
Facts 1. Obama postponed his amnesty actions until after the elections for fear it would lose votes for democrats 2. Obama is losing support from Hispanic voters over lack of amnesty actions 3. White ...more»

Dr. Greg Brannon Voting Your Conscience in Senate Election

October 23, 2014 | 12:04 PM
There are time when we have to take a stand and look at principle over party. As in war, sometimes there is collateral damage. Dr. Brannon makes a good case for principle in this WPTF radio interview. ...more»

Voting

October 22, 2014 | 08:59 PM
Voters need to know who their voting for. Just to vote for a party is pitiful. Parties don't vote, the elected leaders vote and if they don't care about "We the People" and our Constitution, WE don't ...more»

Star Spangled Banner using a Ruger 10/22

October 22, 2014 | 03:46 PM
It doesn’t get much more American than this folks. A Youtuber has uploaded a video of himself playing the Star Spangled Banner using a set of musically tuned steel targets and a Ruger 10/22 rifle. ...more»

Idaho city threatens to jail Christian pastors who refuse gay weddings

October 21, 2014 | 05:45 AM
Homo-fascism has arrived. An Idaho city is goosestepping over religious liberty by threatening to jail Christian pastors for 180 days plus a $1,000 fine for every DAY they refuse to marry homosexual ...more»

Lest there still be any doubt

October 20, 2014 | 07:11 PM
In<mailto: tomhardy51@In > a fit of rage, Obama snaps at U.S. Military brass: “Don’t you dare try and paint all of Islam with the same brush” [ http://www.barenakedislam. ...more»

Like Rats leaving a sinking ship

October 20, 2014 | 05:02 PM
What just happened to Obama should have every Democrat Candidate running for cover. source=MailChimp&utm ...more»

Our Response to Ebola

October 17, 2014 | 09:48 PM

Can we survive two more years?

October 17, 2014 | 09:37 PM

Where is Tillis on gay marriage?

October 16, 2014 | 05:11 AM

What's with this?

October 15, 2014 | 11:25 AM

Ebola Care

October 14, 2014 | 03:23 PM

Told ya

R alligood | Oct 24 | 11:16 PM
I've been saying the same thing all my life,,, Sorry im not educated or sophisticated enough to say ...more»

Public servant Booth

Dick Adams | Oct 23 | 10:17 PM
The truth on both the questions is YES. The lie is a matter of record if anyone has the energy to research ...more»

An Article V convention

Sue Long | Oct 23 | 08:47 PM
The Congressional Research Services (CRS) is the authoritative source that Congress goes to for accurate ...more»

Court Watch-'- Yesiree

All Too True | Oct 23 | 03:01 PM
Amen! I am all for it! It appears to be a big racket from the little Ive been exposed and nobody answers ...more»

Religious Freedom For All

Religious Freedom | Oct 23 | 02:20 PM
Raised lifelong as a Christian AND a heterosexual, Im afraid I will never understand why *some* people ...more»

Inevitable

Tired | Oct 23 | 01:32 PM
Love it or hate it, Obamacare is here to stay. As a lifelong hospital employee (different hospitals) ...more»

anti same sex unioons

laura rankin | Oct 23 | 12:07 PM
Dan Forest is really upset over the court ruling regarding same sex marriage. He seems to be obsessed ...more»

I hope Dr. Greg Brannon

npc | Oct 23 | 07:33 AM

Justice Race

Oct 23 | 05:40 AM

Thom Tillis is an Obama Republican

RSemmes | Oct 23 | 02:59 AM

Thank you

GrandmaB | Oct 22 | 08:50 PM

The Culprit is Us

Mattie Lawson | Oct 22 | 06:03 PM

Careful Who You Vote For if You Like This Idea

Mattie Lawson | Oct 22 | 05:54 PM
Gary | Oct 22 | 02:14 PM

Both dirty

Frances | Oct 22 | 06:01 AM

Hooray for Phil Berger

RSemmes | Oct 22 | 03:19 AM

Community Bulletin Board

Luggage 4 Love Drive (Greenville Chapter)

October 20, 2014 | 08:41 AM
Integrated Family Services, PLLC is hosting a Luggage 4 Love Drive (Greenville Chapter) to collect luggage for children who come into foster care. Foster children placed by Beaufort County Department ...more»

Pizza Night

October 17, 2014 | 10:04 AM
The Beaufort County Choral Society is having a Pizza Night fundraiser at Pizza Inn in Washington, Monday, October 20, 2014, 5 pm-8 pm. A percentage of each of our guests' meals and their tips will be ...more»

Chocowinity Town Board meets Tuesday Oct 7

October 07, 2014 | 08:30 AM
The Chocowinity Town Board will meet Tuesday October 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall. The agenda calls for consideration of approving a cell phone tower request and approval of a solar farm off ...more»

Conservative Republicans Club to meet Thursday

October 07, 2014 | 08:28 AM
The Conservative Republican Club of Beaufort County will meet Thursday October 9, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the University of Mt. Olive (west end of the building) on US 264 W in Washington. The public is ...more»

Organist Gail Archer Performs Free Concert 10/12

October 01, 2014 | 11:33 AM
Internationally renowned concert organist and recording artist Gail Archer tours worldwide enthralling listeners with her ability to leap seamlessly from baroque to late romantic and modern eras. WHEN: ...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»

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»
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