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"...people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil" - John 3:19 ....... A forum by, for and about Beaufort County, NC.---Speaking Truth To Power---We seek to be Right, not balanced--- "Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right...to knowledge, as their great Creator...has given them understandings, and a desire to know, but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge; I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers"--John Adams, Dissertation on Canon and Fedual Law, 1765.Spacer

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BREAKING NEWS: SCOTUS strikes a blow against electronic snooping

March 31, 2015 | 07:54 AM
The U. S. Supreme Court struck a blow against warrantless digital snooping devices in a North Carolina case Monday. The reports: If the government puts a GPS tracker on you, your car, or any of your ...more»

Obama moves to take control of local law enforcement

March 31, 2015 | 08:36 AM
We suspect many local law enforcement agencies in America are going to seriously regret seeking and accepting Federal dollars over the last few years. Accepting those funds, from whatever source and ...more»
Bonus Deal

Bowe Bergdahl—Deserter ?

March 30, 2015 | 07:04 AM
Bowe Bergdahl—Deserter ? The story about America’s last "POW" and I use that term loosely, is once again in the news. I only use that term POW because that is how the media identifies him....more»

Google controls the information you have available to you.
Google owns the White House, Obama and Congress.
Here's how they do it.

Access is power. Money buys access.
March 28, 2015 | 10:11 PM
Google owns the White House. It owns Obama. It controls whomever it wants to control. It controls information. Nuff said. Kyle Smith, writing in the NY Post gives us the details of how they do it: ...more»
Southern Reflections

Inept or uncommitted

March 28, 2015 | 12:32 PM
Is it any wonder that voters are leaving the Republican Party and registering as independents? In North Carolina, an independent must register as "unaffiliated" ....more»
Diogenes' Lamp

Words that can't be used to describe Hillary

March 28, 2015 | 09:48 AM
A New York Times political reporter claims she’s been threatened by a Hillary Clinton volunteer group — if she uses a list of words the group deems ‘coded sexism’ to describe Clinton ...more»

Meet Chuck Schumer

March 28, 2015 | 08:17 AM
As Jim Bispo says: Meet Mrs. Schumer's boy Chucky. Nick Gillespie, who is Editor-in-Chief of reason.com tells us what to expect from Harry Reid’s apparent successor: It's long been said that ...more»

There's a buzz in the state's GOP about when the 2016 primary will be held

feedback icon 1 | March 27, 2015 | 04:20 PM
There’s a buzz within the state’s GOP about the upcoming primary. No, not who to vote for or support but when to hold it. Another perspective says it is a tug of war between local conservative ...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 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»

Obama surrenders to Iran

March 27, 2015 | 05:53 AM
Adam Kredo, writing for the freebeacon.com reports: The Obama administration is giving in to Iranian demands about the scope of its nuclear program as negotiators work to finalize a framework agreement ...more»

Columns

Daily Haymaker

Tempest in a Teapot in the GOP House caucus

March 26, 2015 | 02:47 AM
There’s a bit of a Tempest in a Teapot in the Republican House Caucus right now. Seems the Leadership is scrambling to hold the lid on the teapot. Brant Clifton has the story at the Daily Haymaker ...more»
Tinsel Town Talks

Julie Adams revisits the Black Lagoon

March 23, 2015 | 07:11 PM
How much mileage could a studio expect from a 1950s film starring a biologist with a fascination for a secluded fishpond? Quite a bit, when the scientist is beautiful Julie Adams wrapped in a skin-tight ...more»
Liberty Belle

Property rights

feedback icon 1 | March 23, 2015 | 07:04 AM
The unalienable rights of "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" are inscribed within the Declaration of Independence. Study of the writings of the framers reveals that "the pursuit of happiness" ...more»
AgentPierceSaid

Raucous Caucus - Crazy Days on Jones Street!

March 23, 2015 | 06:13 AM
One might be tempted to conclude that the latest Agent Pierce was a parody if it were not so true. The foolishness coming from Jones Street, especially the west side, these days makes us wonder it the ...more»
From The Right

The United Nations: An expensive joke on the us

feedback icon 1 | March 21, 2015 | 08:32 PM
The United Nations- An Expensive Joke on the US By Bill Moore The United Nations was formed after World War II to help Nations work together to avoid future wars and for joint economic development....more»
D'ya think?

Clinton legacy

March 21, 2015 | 08:30 PM
Clinton Legacy Poor Hillary is getting a lot of mention in the news lately - a lot of it not very complimentary. And the negatives are not all from the Reps. A lot of Dems aren't too happy with her ...more»
Daily Haymaker

Governor and legislators should just buck up and do their jobs rather than passing the buck

March 17, 2015 | 08:01 PM
We tend to agree with most of what Brant Clifton writes, simply because he is an honest to goodness conservative who has the rare ability to apply conservative principles to what he sees happening in ...more»
From The Right

Is the Republican Party trying to become the Whig Party?

feedback icon 3 | March 17, 2015 | 07:10 PM
The Whig Party was a political party in the 1st half of the 1800's. They actually elected 4 presidents before they disappeared and were replaced by the Republican Party. Whig Presidents include Harrison, ...more»
Tinsel Town Talks

Chris Mitchum’s journey to Hollywood

March 16, 2015 | 08:09 PM
You would think appearing in three popular John Wayne westerns in the space of two years would ignite a young actor’s career, especially if the actor's father was Robert Mitchum. And in the early ...more»
Liberty Belle

The Divine Right of kings

feedback icon 1 | March 15, 2015 | 08:13 AM
Algernon Sidney was beheaded in 1683 by King Charles II for having the audacity to opine that the king does not have a divine right to rule the people. At that time it was punishable by death to question ...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»

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»

BCCC announces registration for Summer 2015 Term and Fall 2015 Semester

March 09, 2015 | 11:24 AM
The Division of Student Services at Beaufort County Community College announces the registration schedule for Summer 2015 Term and Fall 2015 Semester. Combined Summer 2015 Term and Fall 2015 Semester ...more»

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If not prison, what?

March 29, 2015 | 05:43 PM

Smart Meters Explode After Truck Causes Power Surge

March 31, 2015 | 03:54 PM
"A power surge left thousands without power in Stockton on Monday after smart meters on their homes exploded. The explosions started at around 8:30 a.m. after a truck crashed into a utility pole, causing ...more»

U.S. Nerve Gas Hit Our Own Troops in Iraq

March 31, 2015 | 01:04 PM
Newsweek is reporting: "During and immediately after the first Gulf War, more than 200,000 of 700,000 U.S. troops sent to Iraq and Kuwait in January 1991 were exposed to nerve gas and other chemical ...more»

Pulling the plug on Renewable Energy

March 31, 2015 | 11:39 AM
State renewable energy mandates drive up electric bills for consumers. NC now has legislation filed to repeal its renewable energy mandate, which repeal will save electric customers money. Here is a ...more»

A Bump in the Road

March 30, 2015 | 03:16 PM
A friend emailed this to me: A SHORT POEM YOU WON'T FORGET "A bump in the road" .... remember that calloused statement? I don't know the author of this poem... I just received it today, but it is ...more»

Tell me again why we had to vote for Tillis

March 30, 2015 | 03:14 PM
North Carolina Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr were among 11 Republicans who voted with Democrats Thursday night for a non-binding budget amendment that would give legally married same-sex spouses ...more»

Pulling the plug on Renewable Energy mandates

March 30, 2015 | 02:55 PM
A bill has now been introduced in our legislature to repeal NC's renewable energy mandate, which has been costing consumers a bundle and will cost a lot more in the future on their electric bills. This ...more»

Lies Told On The Internet

March 30, 2015 | 08:12 AM
While lying has become a way of life for politicians and our current President it is dominant on the Internet. Click here for a list of 10 of the popular lies told on the net. ...more»

You paint with too broad a brush

RSemmes | Mar 31 | 09:46 AM
The problem in both DC and Raleigh is in the leadership. Speaker Moore, for example has as his Chief ...more»
George H. Schryer | Mar 31 | 07:59 AM
Just exactly how much Federal money does our local police and sheriff's office get? Can either of them ...more»

Taxes, Frances.

Donald Dixon | Mar 30 | 07:10 PM
You are saying things I DID NOT say, you are taking the conversation totally out of context. Sales ...more»

That vote will haunt Burr in the primary next year

Jesse Helms Republican | Mar 30 | 05:01 PM
Just watch Burr squirm to explain that vote for homosexuality to GOP primary voters next year. Get ...more»

John Rhodes

Frances | Mar 30 | 03:46 PM
I have to wonder what happened to all the people that were going to write in John Rhodes. I could ...more»

Tax

Frances | Mar 30 | 01:56 PM
These are taxes that people agreed to pay when they purchased something or stayed in a hotel, etc. ...more»

Winner take all is not a good system

RSemmes | Mar 30 | 01:50 PM
In a multi-candidate primary, if candidate 1 gets 28%, candidate 2 27%, candidate 3 24%, and others ...more»

You all got it wrong

Pogo | Mar 30 | 07:22 AM

No Dondi?... YES, Dondi, YES

Donald Dixon | Mar 29 | 04:21 PM

No Dondi

Rachel | Mar 29 | 02:43 PM

Redistribute wealth

Donald Dixon | Mar 29 | 01:18 PM

McCroy

Frances | Mar 29 | 06:57 AM

How to win wars.

suryaraomudragada | Mar 28 | 04:48 PM

Indeed

Walter | Mar 28 | 11:49 AM

Hillary did this while under subpoena

RSemmes | Mar 28 | 11:04 AM

It's gonna be different

Walter | Mar 27 | 03:32 PM

Will We Never Learn?

Ray Leary | Mar 27 | 02:38 PM

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

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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