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State to Beaufort County: Financing a new jail will not be considered until after the November election

So the people will decide whether a new jail will be built now by who they vote for in the election
feedback icon 5 | August 18, 2014 | 07:18 PM
Four Beaufort County Commissioners and two staff people traveled to Raleigh Monday (8-18-14) to hear it straight from the staff of the Local Government Commission (LGC). What they heard was that the ...more»
Daily Haymaker

UPDATE: Tillis loses big time

At least in the House with Thom Tillis
August 19, 2014 | 06:07 PM
Most recently it was giving the Federal government power to enforce inland fishing regulations to satisfy wealthy fat cats. Now we have back room dealing to raise taxes, give the Governor more "walking ...more»
Bonus Deal

Veterans' groups respond to Sen. Burr

August 19, 2014 | 09:46 PM
I think both of these letters point to the obvious disconnect between our "elected" officials" and the voice of the people. Just because Burr has an R beside his name doesn't preclude him from being one ...more»
Cook in the Senate

Sen. Bill Cook releases latest Legislative Report to District 1

August 19, 2014 | 09:55 PM
Sen. Bill Cook has released his latest Legislative Report. You can access the newsletter by ...more»

Governor appoints Mark Martin as Chief Justice

August 18, 2014 | 08:14 PM
WRAL-TV is reporting: Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday named Mark Martin as the new chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Martin, 51, is currently the senior associate justice with the court and ...more»

There are a quarter of a million voter names on the books that the elections people don't know where they live

August 18, 2014 | 08:08 PM
There are enough names of voters on the rolls in North Carolina that the elections boards have no clue where they now live to swing almost any election we hold. That’s because the voter registration ...more»
D'ya think?

America and war

feedback icon 1 | August 17, 2014 | 06:24 PM
We spent about ten years in Iraq and left a lot of American blood on the ground and a lot of the long green in the pockets of the politicos. It took us only about half that time to win (decisively) WWII....more»

Video may be a game changer in the Ferguson situation

feedback icon 1 | August 17, 2014 | 06:20 PM
ijreview.com reports: A previously unnoticed detail in a background conversion of a video taken minutes after the Ferguson shooting could change the course of the investigation into Mike Brown’s ...more»

Ferguson shows the need for police to wear cameras

feedback icon 4 | August 17, 2014 | 06:09 PM
UPDATED German Lopez, writing at www.vox.com reports: If police officers were required to wear body cameras, questions about their conduct — like the ones that have arisen in the wake of the ...more»

A little noticed change in the court system may have far-reaching consequences

Constitutional challenges will be heard by a special court, not by local Superior Court judges
feedback icon 1 | August 17, 2014 | 09:09 AM
The Republican-controlled Legislature is often accused of being "radical" (extremist). Whether it actually is or not is open for debate. But what is not in doubt is that the last session, with very ...more»

We must demilitarize our police

August 14, 2014 | 01:46 PM

Columns

Bonus Deal

The Oath of Enlistment. What does it mean?

July 27, 2014 | 09:06 PM
Two years ago Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Romeo penned the following article on the Langley Air Force Base website. It is still as relevant today as it was the day he posted it. Here what he said: 9/14/2012 ...more»
D'ya think?

Constitutional convention

feedback icon 3 | July 26, 2014 | 09:37 AM
Constitutional Convention--We hear a lot of folks pressing for a change in the Constitution to incorporate a "Balanced Budget Amendment". The argument is based on the belief that such an amendment would ...more»
From The Right

Are we living out Orwell's book "1984"?

feedback icon 7 | July 26, 2014 | 05:22 AM
Nancy Pelosi states we have no borders and we are all Americans since we live in the same hemisphere. Russia is dominating Europe both economically and physically. China is making its presence known though ...more»
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Whose side are we on?

July 20, 2014 | 08:41 AM
Whose Side Are We On?? The White House (whoever that is) is quoted as telling all the world that restraint needs to be exercised by "all parties" to the unpleasantness between Israel and the Palestinians ...more»
Bonus Deal

Bergdahl gets Army desk job

feedback icon 1 | July 20, 2014 | 08:34 AM
Army Sgt. Bergdahl has been given a desk job at a Texas military base while he awaits the outcome of an investigation that could lead to disciplinary charges, Pentagon officials said Monday....more»
From The Right

Would the world be a better place without the U. S.?

feedback icon 3 | July 20, 2014 | 08:30 AM
I recently had the opportunity to view Dinesh D'Sousa's new movie "America- Imagine the World without her". It was excellent and I strongly recommend everyone see it especially our children to counter ...more»
Teacher's Desk

Why the temporary classrooms exist in Chocowinity

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»

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»

BCCC provides training for P & G Manufacturing employees

August 12, 2014 | 11:50 AM
Four employees of P & G Manufacturing’s Washington plant recently completed Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification coordinated by Business and Industry Services at Beaufort County Community College ...more»

Veteran educator, farmer chosen to head BCCC’s new Agribusiness Technology Program

July 28, 2014 | 10:11 AM
Veteran educator William R. Askew who grew up on a Beaufort County farm has been chosen to head the new Agribusiness Technology Program at Beaufort County Community College. Askew, a 1989 graduate of ...more»

BCCC schedules entrepreneurial core curriculum classes

July 14, 2014 | 12:30 PM
Business and Industry Services at Beaufort County Community College announces a schedule of upcoming classes this fall that serves as the core curriculum for potential and existing small business owners. The ...more»

Ambrose is new BCCC Staff Association President

July 09, 2014 | 10:41 AM
Gail Ambrose, technical services coordinator for the Learning Resources Center at Beaufort County Community College, has been chosen to head the BCCC Staff Association for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. ...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 7 | 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»

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More political correctness run amuck

August 16, 2014 | 09:05 AM

ISIS militants take to social media to encourage Ferguson protesters

August 19, 2014 | 01:58 PM
"ISIS militants and their supporters are using social media to encourage protesters in Ferguson to embrace radical Islam and fight against the U.S. government. News of the militants' campaign to encourage ...more»

Al Klemm says Ron Buzzeo supports new jail

August 19, 2014 | 01:31 PM
Liberal Republican county commissioner Al Klemm, in his comments to the Local Government Commission in Raleigh yesterday, declared that county commission candidate Ron Buzzeo supported the project to ...more»

Document: Army Preparing to Use Lethal Force Against “Unarmed Civilians”

August 19, 2014 | 10:40 AM
"The 132-page document, titled U.S. Army Techniques Publication 3-39.33: Civil Disturbances (PDF), was written in April 2014 and recently obtained by Public Intelligence. The document makes it clear ...more»

Rino Mike Huckabee finally seeing the light on Tea Party

August 19, 2014 | 09:19 AM
Mike Huckabee is endorsing Joe Miller for US Senate in Alaska Miller's simple message is the message of the Tea Party without the varnish and spin the media and liberals put on it. Simply Pro-Constitution, ...more»

Respect for our Military?

August 19, 2014 | 07:31 AM
President or VP could not find time in Vacation to attend a 2 star general's funeral killed in Afghanistan. Yet found time to fly back to DC to talk. Why not meet near the site of the funeral? ...more»

Home schooling rate accelerates in North Carolina

August 18, 2014 | 05:48 PM
"New figures from the state show there were 60,950 home schools in the 2013-14 school year, a 14.3 percent increase from the prior year and a 27 percent increase from two years ago. The state estimates ...more»

Not all learning is book learnin

August 17, 2014 | 05:33 PM
NOW THIS IS A REAL EDUCATION Us older people need to learn something new every day... Just to keep the grey matter tuned up.. Where did "Piss Poor" come from? Interesting history. They used to ...more»

Donald | Aug 19 | 06:02 PM
It was directed to "Would someone please explain" by npc; who was commenting on "Wavevolution" post. ...more»

Huckabee has been in the establishment's pocket

RSemmes | Aug 19 | 05:19 PM
Huckabee is a social issues conservative but often not a conservative when it comes to other issues. ...more»

Ms.

Janelle Stephens | Aug 19 | 04:00 PM
Thank you, Randy Davis, for setting the record strait about Mike Huckabee. I rarely respond to any article ...more»

Huckabee endorsement of Miller....

Randy Davis | Aug 19 | 03:33 PM
I wholeheartedly agree with Jerry Woods. Mike Huckabee is the total opposite of a flip flopper.To make ...more»

Body Double

More Money More Money | Aug 19 | 03:09 PM
From what I have heard Ron Buzzeo is a Klemm double in that he runs as a Republican and votes as a Democrat. ...more»

Tar, feathers, and 4 rails

RSemmes | Aug 19 | 01:23 PM
I would say that some tar, some feathers and four rails would be in order for the four arrogant demagogues ...more»

Your Blurred Vision of Mike Huckabee !

Jerry Woods | Aug 19 | 10:22 AM
Gov. Mike Huckabee has never flip-flopped a day in his life. He is very consistent. Your problem is ...more»

Mean while back at the ranch ...

Buzz Cayton | Aug 19 | 09:36 AM

Name them

Aug 19 | 08:41 AM

No Respect

George H. Schryer | Aug 19 | 08:41 AM

What "above post"

Walter | Aug 19 | 08:33 AM

Stop spending now

Walter | Aug 19 | 08:32 AM

IRAQ

George H. Schryer | Aug 19 | 08:28 AM

Calmer Heads

More Money More Money | Aug 19 | 08:11 AM

Above Post.

Donald | Aug 18 | 06:23 PM

Would someone please explain

npc | Aug 18 | 01:23 PM

I read in the WDN

npc | Aug 18 | 01:16 PM

Community Bulletin Board

Pantego Museum 2nd Annual Fish Fry

August 19, 2014 | 07:21 PM
Pantego Museum is hosting their 2nd Annual Fish Fry On Saturday September 6th 2014. Flounder is cooked on the Museum grounds and will be serving from 11 am to 2 pm. Plates are $7.00 each. Eat in or take ...more»

Washington City Council to meet Monday

August 19, 2014 | 04:54 PM
The Washington City Council will meet Monday August 25, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. You can review the agenda and supporting documentation at the link to the right....more»

Radio show

August 18, 2014 | 08:48 AM
radio show Tuesday August 19th from 12:30 to 1:30Pm on WRCS Ahoskie 970AM Guests include Alegnon Cash From America's Energy Forum- Also our regular spot with Dr Rosemary Fernandez Stein. This segment ...more»

Chocowinity Planning Bd. to consider cell tower on Taylor Rd.

August 14, 2014 | 12:04 PM
The Chocowinity Planning Board will meet in its regular monthly meeting August 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall. It will consider a request to permit a cell tower being placed on Taylor Rd. near ...more»

Health Department press release re. mosquitoes

August 08, 2014 | 05:34 PM
With the recent heavy rains and the likelihood of increased mosquito populations the Beaufort County Health Department’s Environmental Health Section will begin spraying for mosquitoes as the need ...more»

State employees' salary database

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Forced annexation is wrong

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Location of Jail in Chocowinity

Tim Baker | July 14, 2014 | 05:55 PM
I don't believe in any way, shape, or form would the location of the jail in the Chocowinity Industrial Park be beneficial to the Town of Chocowinity. I am of the belief that if a new Jail were to be ...more»
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