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The week in review

October 10, 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»

It does appear that changes will be coming to the US House. About time.

feedback icon 1 | October 08, 2015 | 08:59 PM
U. S. House Republicans have no clear choice to succeed John Boehner as Speaker of the House. The "heir-apparent," Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew today. Rumors and stories are flying....more»

How to handle active shooters at church

feedback icon 4 | October 04, 2015 | 04:25 PM
How to handle Active Shooters at Church reports 142 school shootings since the Sandy Hook massacre. The Church Law Institute reports 135 deadly force incidents occurred in the worst year ...more»

Unofficial: Judge dismissed Belhaven/NAACP suit against Vidant

feedback icon 2 | October 08, 2015 | 08:14 PM
Sources are telling us that the judge in the Belhaven/NAACP v. Vidant case has dismissed the case, refusing to allow it to go to a jury trial. But requests to his office for a copy of the order were ...more»

They RAISED our gas taxes, not lowered them. Don't let'em try to claim otherwise

We'll pay $400 million more in gas taxes. Doesn't look like a tax cut to us.
feedback icon 2 | October 07, 2015 | 07:36 PM
They did not cut our gas tax bill, but rather we’ll pay $400 million more. We recently saw a newsletter from one of our DownEast Legislators that bragged about "cutting the gas tax....more»

Another example of how corrupt our government in Raleigh is

Hemp, another name for marijuana, coming to NC
October 06, 2015 | 10:09 PM
Beginning to sound like a broken record: "No law passed in the last fifteen days of the Legislative session should extend beyond the next fifteen days." "We have the best government money can buy..." ...more»

Another rural hospital closes

Franklin Medical Center in Louisburg to close
feedback icon 1 | October 07, 2015 | 07:58 PM
One of the things we learned in sitting through the droning of lawyer arguments Tuesday (10-5-15) on the closing of Pungo Hospital was the fact that the current laws in North Carolina that should be protecting ...more»

Belhaven v. Vidant: Goes to court

feedback icon 3 | October 06, 2015 | 09:42 PM
The case of Belhaven and the NC NAACP vs. Vidant Heath Systems went to court today (10-6-15) in Little Washington. A gaggle of lawyers obfuscated for most of the day. When it was over the judge said ...more»
Daily Haymaker

Haymaker: RIP GOP

feedback icon 1 | October 01, 2015 | 07:52 PM
Brant Clifton at the Daily Haymaker says: It’s a new day in North Carolina politics. We’ve been saying for a while that the political parties no longer matter much....more»
D'ya think?

Gun control

feedback icon 2 | October 03, 2015 | 09:51 AM
Our prayers and sympathies go out to the families and friends of those who are no longer with us as the result of the shootings in Roseburg Oregon. The same feelings go out to the families and friends ...more»
D'ya think?

Your bias is showing

October 08, 2015 | 06:26 AM



Agent Pierce has a fix for the mess with the UNC Board of Governors

September 29, 2015 | 07:15 PM
Agent Pierce has penned a ringer on the charade that passes as the "UNC Board of Governors." Here’s the unvarnished version: That stumbling, bumbling administrative vaudeville act known euphemistically ...more»
D'ya think?

Outfoxed again 2.0

feedback icon 1 | September 28, 2015 | 09:30 AM
In what seems to have become an annual exercise in the "Shut Down the Government" blame game, we are hearing that if the Government is "shut down" this year the Reps will get credit for it (again)....more»
From The Right

Time to talk about what is right in America

feedback icon 1 | September 27, 2015 | 07:16 PM
Time to Talk about What's Right in America Every time you turn on the TV or Radio, you consistently hear what is wrong with America. Immigration, Police Harassment, Lack of fairness, Income inequality, ...more»
Liberty Belle

Dr Carson and Islam

feedback icon 5 | September 27, 2015 | 07:15 PM
When presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson made his controversial remarks about a Muslim serving as president of the US, some in the media seized his words like a dog with a bone — lambasting him ...more»
From The Right

Heritage Presidential Debate

feedback icon 1 | September 22, 2015 | 04:45 PM
Several days after the CNN debate I was in Greenville South Carolina attending the Heritage Action Forum and training for 2015. ON the first day all the Sentinels, some 900 of us, were in attendance and ...more»
Liberty Belle

The Bill of Rights

feedback icon 9 | September 21, 2015 | 07:43 PM
Many people falsely believe that the Bill of Rights was enacted to preserve liberty and prevent tyranny, with the Supreme Court being the arbiter to decide what those rights are and how to enforce them....more»
D'ya think?


September 19, 2015 | 10:46 AM
Outfoxed It begins to look as though the Reps have been outfoxed by the Anointed One again. His spear carrier, John Kerry, comes home with an agreement that he claims is going to keep Iran from getting ...more»
From The Right

Debate or slugfest? Did it accomplish anything?

September 18, 2015 | 02:44 PM
After watching the CNN debate, I came away with many mixed emotion. First, I need to address the CNN format and then the candidates. To be fair to CNN I think their moderator team did a better job keeping ...more»
Liberty Belle

The arbiters of law

feedback icon 4 | September 15, 2015 | 07:50 PM
One Biblical passage comes to mind when considering the case of Kim Davis and the brouhaha surrounding "same sex marriage": "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God, the things ...more»
From The Right

Is there really a refugee crisis or just media hype?

September 13, 2015 | 07:43 PM
FROM THE RIGHT By Bill Moore Is there really a refugee problem in the Middle East? To some degree, but not to the degree being pushed by the media and select government leaders. Yes it is true many ...more»

LEC is one-stop shop for academic assistance

September 21, 2015 | 11:57 AM
Whether it’s a matter of studying for a particular class or test, or getting help with technology like email or Blackboard, Beaufort County Community College’s all-new Learning Enhancement ...more»

Get fit at BCCC

September 21, 2015 | 11:56 AM
A new health and fitness program at Beaufort County Community College is aimed at improving the health and fitness of citizens of its service area. The Get Beau-FITT! program will start with a Kick-Off ...more»

Tyrrell County Fire Dept. hosts BCCC Fire School Weekend

September 15, 2015 | 11:10 AM
COLUMBIA, N.C. — The Albemarle Fireman’s Association and Beaufort County Community College will host a Fire School Weekend in Tyrrell County on Oct. 2-4, 2015. Classes will be held at the ...more»

Late Start Classes for Fall 2015

September 15, 2015 | 10:59 AM
Check with your advisor about adding an 8-week, full-credit class to your Fall 2015 schedule. The following classes are available in Late Start format: ART 111 - Art Appreciation BUS 110 - Intro to Business BUS ...more»

College works to attract, assist, retain students

September 09, 2015 | 10:01 AM
A combination of factors has resulted in a dip in full-time enrollment at Beaufort County Community College for Fall 2015, but the news isn’t all bad. The staff and faculty are responding to the ...more»


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why we exist and how we see our role
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A bad deal

October 09, 2015 | 09:42 AM

Have we been conned about recycling?

October 05, 2015 | 08:47 AM

Bavaria threatens German government with unilateral action to stop migrants

October 09, 2015 | 06:28 PM
Bavaria has threatened to take matters into its own hands on the flow of Muslim migrants into Germany by taking control of its own borders and stopping the migrants from entering the state. It is also ...more»

U.S. provides Middle Eastern Refugees Welfare

October 08, 2015 | 08:41 PM
We have enough welfare, food stamps and Government support to handle for our own people. Now we are adding to the deficit with Middle Eastern Refugees on Food Stamps and cash welfare. ...more»

Did Someone At DHS Edit The Wikipedia Pages Of McCarthy And Ellmers

October 08, 2015 | 05:35 PM
"An Internet address originating from the Department of Homeland Security was tied to entries made on the Wikipedia pages of North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers and California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, alleging ...more»

Muslim refugee riots ignored in U.S. media blackout

October 08, 2015 | 04:37 PM
"The unrest and destabilization in Sweden, which has received zero coverage in the U.S. media Hundreds of cars were torched, shops had their windows smashed, a police station was set ablaze and fire departments ...more»

‘I Will Serve as Speaker Until The House Votes to Elect a New Speaker

October 08, 2015 | 03:56 PM
Can they hold the elections for new speaker tomorrow, please. ...more»

ICE: Sanctuary cities 340, 9,295 illegals released from jail, 6,460 at larg

October 08, 2015 | 02:46 PM
"Sanctuary cities have grown to 340, up from 276 identified in July. Between January 1 and September 30, 2014, local sanctuaries released 9,295 alien offenders that ICE was seeking to deport. More ...more»

Alive after the fall

October 07, 2015 | 09:26 PM


Ted | Oct 09 | 03:43 PM
they don't have the votes. You need votes. Without them you got nothing....more»

Same as ever

Lynyrd | Oct 09 | 12:04 PM
Big money wins again. They have the representatives and we the people do not....more»


Frances | Oct 09 | 08:35 AM
We also need to remember which legislators knew that the tax would drop lower without new legislation ...more»

No Surprises Here

Dr. Mary Johnson | Oct 09 | 08:07 AM
The law in NC has always been "inadequate" and stacked against anyone trying to hold a hospital accountable ...more»


Ted | Oct 09 | 06:42 AM
Loves guys like you! ...more»

After Admiting

Ted | Oct 09 | 06:26 AM
The 4.5 million dollars spent to investigate Hillary and Benghazi was a political which hunt really ...more»

Contact for Jack Jaboe

Buzz Cayton | Oct 08 | 09:32 PM
Jack, contact: News from National Black Robe Regiment ...more»

Which legislators voted to raise the gas tax

concerned taxpayer | Oct 08 | 09:14 PM

Well Stuie

Ted | Oct 08 | 07:31 PM


Rufus | Oct 08 | 11:08 AM

Bring your bible to school

Jack Jarboe | Oct 08 | 10:37 AM

The politics of monopoly

J.P. Jones | Oct 08 | 08:36 AM

Pedestal of the Martyred

The Poet Darkling | Oct 07 | 11:22 PM

Brian Brown is a liberal Republican

Jesse Helms Republican | Oct 07 | 12:36 PM

School laws for weapons possession

Frances | Oct 07 | 11:26 AM

Stupid is as stupid does.

Stu Upson | Oct 07 | 10:04 AM

Where to find Justice

Buzz Cayton | Oct 07 | 09:18 AM

Community Bulletin Board

Hospital Authority Board to meet October 16

October 08, 2015 | 07:04 PM
AGENDA Beaufort County Hospital Authority Board Meeting Friday, October 16, 2015 Meeting Begins at 9:00 a.m. 121 West 3rd St, Washington Please note the meeting will be held at the Beaufort County Administrative ...more»

Board of Commissioners to meet Monday

October 02, 2015 | 02:46 PM
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. at 121 W. 3rd St. in Washington. You can download the agenda and supporting materials by clicking on the link to the right....more»

Beaufort County DSS Monthly Board Meeting

September 23, 2015 | 03:48 PM
The Board of Social Services regularly scheduled meeting will be held Monday, October 19, 2015 at 12:00 and is open to the public. This meeting will be held at the Beaufort County Department of Social ...more»

Washington City Council to meet Monday

September 23, 2015 | 12:01 PM
The Washington City Council will meet Monday September 28, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. You can review the agenda and supporting materials by clicking on the link to the right....more»

A to Z Doll Club Doll, Bear and Toy Show and Sale

September 23, 2015 | 11:39 AM
Annual Doll, Bear and Toy Show and Sale Sponsored by The A to Z Doll Club of Washington- AT The Tar Heel Variety Theater ...more»

Free health screenings

September 18, 2015 | 09:11 PM

Beaufort Patriot Tea Party

September 09, 2015 | 11:53 PM

County Commission to meet Thursday

September 08, 2015 | 09:12 AM

Beaufort County DSS Monthly Board Meeting

September 01, 2015 | 07:47 AM

Cycling for the Coast

August 25, 2015 | 02:50 PM

Special Meeting of Bd. of Commissioners

August 14, 2015 | 04:07 PM

The Beaufort Way

Coverup! The hospital saga grows

What did they know on August 17 that they did not know on July 7? Why will they not say?
feedback icon 5 | August 23, 2015 | 09:53 PM
On July 7, 2015 the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners voted 6-1 to dissolve the Beaufort Regional Health System Authority. Then on August 17 they voted to reverse that action. So what changed? ...more»

How our Board of Commissioners handles (mishandles) our money

feedback icon 5 | August 20, 2015 | 12:47 PM
thAt the August Board of Commissioners meeting we were treated to a remarkable example of how sloppy the majority on this board is in dealing with requests for handouts to various special interests of ...more»

Commissioners reverse themselves on school funding and dissolving the Hospital Authority

When will the nonsense ever stop?
feedback icon 4 | August 17, 2015 | 07:54 PM
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners, without Frankie Waters or Ron Buzzeo in attendance, moved Monday (8-17-15) to try to clean up some of the blundering they have done over the last few months....more»

Citizens For Better Government calls out the Commissioners on their illegal actions

feedback icon 17 | July 14, 2015 | 08:52 AM
At the end of the open meeting in the July 7, 2015 regular monthly meeting of the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners there was an interesting incident that is very telling about this board and some ...more»

The Commissioners' hospital decision is seriously flawed

feedback icon 11 | July 10, 2015 | 04:26 PM
UPDATED: 7-11-15 The 7-7-15 vote by six member of the Board of Commissioners was seriously flawed in a number of different ways. We have the video of the action and an analysis showing why it is severely ...more»

Commissioners vote to abolish the Hospital Authority and seize the 6.4 million dollar trust fund

feedback icon 3 | July 08, 2015 | 10:50 AM
Six members of the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday (7-7-15) to dissolve the Beaufort County Regional Medical Authority and to confiscate the 6.4 million dollars held in an escrow ...more»

Ron Buzzeo's disgusting performance on the FY 2016 budget

feedback icon 7 | July 01, 2015 | 11:47 AM
Ron Buzzzeo explained why he would not support a tax break for struggling taxpayers when he voted for the budget. But in his speech he reveals his dismal understanding of local government finance and ...more»

Frankie Waters...gets it wrong and manages to slap the taxpayers in doing so

Yes the County has needs, but the taxpayers have needs also. His approach is killing the local economy
feedback icon 6 | June 29, 2015 | 09:02 AM
Frankie Waters get it wrong when he goes against giving the taxpayers a break. Yes the County has needs but sticking cash under the mattress is not the way to address those needs. The money could be ...more»

Robert Belcher uses absurd reasoning on schools' budget requests

feedback icon 3 | June 26, 2015 | 08:33 AM
My wife handed me the grocery list and ask that I go by the store and get the groceries. When I got to the store I got everything on the list and headed to the checkout, only to discover I had left my ...more»

Here's how you did NOT get a tax break next year

feedback icon 4 | June 24, 2015 | 02:00 PM
This is the third in a series in which we will be breaking down the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners’ FY 2016 budget development. In this installment you will see how you did NOT get a deserved ...more»

Suburban Propane Expansion Update

Phillip & Valerie Boyd | September 26, 2015 | 03:20 PM
Thank you so much for your coverage on the propane bulk facility in our neighborhood. The existing 30,000 gallon tank should not have been allowed in 1992 and it is sure not in our best interest to increase ...more»

A tipping point on the Second Amendment?

Tom | August 27, 2015 | 06:21 AM
Oh Grit, it's incredible how few new veehilcs are being bought, how oil consumption has fallen away compared to just a year ago and how general consumption levels have dropped. Someones going to have ...more»

Negative effects of government funding of illegal immigrants

Themes | August 27, 2015 | 03:50 PM
Hi Matt,I always fiegurd you were smarter than the average ecologist As to the FBI, and its British equivalent, I notice that you don't list your full name either, which is wise both from a trouble with ...more»
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