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The beginning of the end of the Republican Party

August 31, 2015 | 05:44 PM
Eric Erickson, writing at Redstate.com says: The beginning of the end of the Republican Party has started. On Friday, I told you the Republican Party is dying. Then, yesterday, Ross Douthat in the ...more»

Why NC must stand firm behind its election laws

August 31, 2015 | 07:48 PM
Christian Adams and Hans S. Von Spakovsky, writing in the National Review.com make a compelling argument for why the case against North Carolina’s recent election law changes are perfectly sound ...more»

Gang leader threatens to kill the prosecutor in his case

Her boss, US Attorney Thomas Walker, seeks reduced sentence for the drug dealer
August 31, 2015 | 03:34 PM
Don Carrington of the Carolina Journal Online has yet another expose that resulted from superb and courageous investigative reporting. It is a sordid tale. A gang of illegal aliens in Duplin County ...more»

Latest poll: 2:1 in favor of an outsider among GOP voters

August 31, 2015 | 08:14 PM
Dr. Ben Carson has rocketed to the top of a new poll of Iowa Republicans, and the retired neurosurgeon-turned-politician is now tied with Donald Trump as front runner for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination....more»

The City of Washington has a problem that it really needs to fix

It is past time to get this problem solved
feedback icon 2 | August 29, 2015 | 02:21 PM
John Locke, writing in his Second Treatise of Government said: Government is thus created to protect and preserve men's property; this is considered its most significant purpose and the most common ...more»

Wildlife documentaries by local videographers presented at The Turnage

August 30, 2015 | 08:50 AM
STRS Productions of Washington NC recently presented their latest wildlife video documentary, Refuge Swan Quarter, at the Turnage Theater. This is the seventh documentary of the REFUGE series....more»
D'ya think?

The Iran giveaway

August 30, 2015 | 08:32 AM
The Iran Giveaway The Prez has been finding fault with the Reps resistance to the Iran give-away deal negotiated (??) by his chief spear carrier, John Kerry. He says they have been finding fault with ...more»

Wildlife Resources Commission to seek ownership of the VOA site

Using funds that come from gun owners and hunters
August 29, 2015 | 09:14 AM
Thank the Lord for the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. They are saving the taxpayers of Beaufort County from more nonsense by the majority on the Beaufort County Commission. On August 27, 2015 the ...more»

The failure of liberalism and hypocrisy of the Elite Media seen in Virginia killings

And Barack Obama is not heard from
feedback icon 5 | August 27, 2015 | 08:09 PM
The abject hypocrisy of the left in general and the Elite Media in particular is blatantly obvious in the reporting on the Virginia killings of Alison Parker and Adam Ward by a deranged nutcase....more»
Liberty Belle

Tragedy and hope

feedback icon 3 | August 27, 2015 | 10:30 AM
In 1966 Harvard history professor Carroll Quigley wrote a book called "Tragedy and Hope," and within lies what might be considered a blueprint for the future. "The chief problem of American political ...more»

Latest Planned Parenthood videos

August 26, 2015 | 07:14 PM
D'ya think?

All lives matter

August 26, 2015 | 06:25 PM

Columns

From The Right

American Dream Summit 2015

August 23, 2015 | 10:11 PM
This past weekend I joined 3600 activists from 50 states to attend the Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Summit in Columbus Ohio. It was called the American Dream Summit 2015. Almost 150 bus loads of Activists ...more»
D'ya think?

Current Events

August 23, 2015 | 01:46 PM
Making College Affordable . Hil tells us she knows how to reduce the cost of getting a college education. Simple. Pour $350B (yes - Billion) taxpayer dollars on Colleges and Universities over the ...more»
Bonus Deal

Sacrificing lives for money?

August 20, 2015 | 08:48 AM
Sacrificing lives for money? I talked to an active duty Army recruiter the other day and the discussion turned to the Administration’s decision to reduce troop strength by 42,000....more»
D'ya think?

Environmental stewardship

feedback icon 1 | August 18, 2015 | 04:13 PM
It's a good thing it wasn't Exxon or BP who spilled all the toxic waste out of the Colorado mine into the Animas River: Toxic waste that had been there reportedly not doing much harm since 1922 when the ...more»
From The Right

Republican elite national bird

feedback icon 2 | August 15, 2015 | 08:35 AM
Republican Elite National Bird- The Ostrich? I think it is time for Establishment Republicans to change their mascot from the elephant to the Ostrich. The elephant traces back to the 1870's when a ...more»
D'ya think?

Pay discrepancies

August 15, 2015 | 08:26 AM
Pay Discrepancies I read the other day that there is yet another study going on to document the disparity in remuneration between the CEO class and the worker class. Surely they will find that the CEOs ...more»
Hood: I'd rather be right

Certificates of Need are not in the public's best interest

Concentrating our health care in a few places increases its vulnerability to terrorism
August 14, 2015 | 06:49 PM
One of the unanticipated fall outs from the Affordable Care Act (Obama Care) otherwise known as socialized medicine, is the effort to concentrate services to increase volume, reduce overhead and continue ...more»
D'ya think?

U.S. deal-making

feedback icon 1 | August 09, 2015 | 12:52 PM
Unless you are a masochist, I would suggest you avoid reading the text of the Iran "deal". It includes paragraph after paragraph describing what the US (and the partners) are obliged to do and hardly ...more»
From The Right

Reflections on the Republican Debates

feedback icon 2 | August 09, 2015 | 12:38 PM
Reflections on the Republican Debates As I reflect on what I observed last night many questions surface. Who won? Who lost and needs to go home? Were the format, questions and moderators appropriate? ...more»
Liberty Belle

The sin of murder

feedback icon 9 | August 09, 2015 | 12:37 PM
In last week’s column, someone commented that my problem isn’t with Planned Parenthood, but with women who have abortions. However (my?), the real problem is an out of kilter society; one ...more»

New program trains fiber optics technicians

August 26, 2015 | 04:13 PM
The days of copper wire within the communications industry are coming to an end. Today, modern telephone, cable television and internet data are carried through fiber optics systems. A new program at ...more»

State, county fund college’s operations

August 25, 2015 | 12:53 PM
Beaufort County Community College operates on a budget funded by the N.C. General Assembly and the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners, and setting the budget each year is an intricate process. The ...more»

Board of Trustees charts the college’s course

August 17, 2015 | 01:30 PM
At the top of the chain of command at Beaufort County Community College is the Board of Trustees, which sets policy for the college and is composed of members of the community. Members of the Board of ...more»

District Attorney approves new Defensive Driving class

August 10, 2015 | 11:54 AM
Got a traffic ticket? Want to get it reduced? Beaufort County Community College’s Division of Continuing Education now offers a revamped Defensive Driving course based on the Health and Safety Council ...more»

Tour Italy with the BCCC Foundation

August 10, 2015 | 11:53 AM
The Beaufort County Community College Foundation and the Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce are sponsoring a 10-day trip to Italy that will include some of the country’s most beautiful ...more»

Fall 2015 Spotlight

August 03, 2015 | 10:05 AM

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why we exist and how we see our role
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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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History teaches those who will learn

August 31, 2015 | 06:03 PM

The best scorecard we have found

September 01, 2015 | 07:31 AM

Hungary being overwhelmed by illegal alien migrants

September 01, 2015 | 09:05 PM
Hungary is being overwhelmed by illegal aliens and has had to shut down Budapest's largest railroad station as illegal alien migrants storm passenger cars to try to get to Germany and illegal aliens have ...more»

Hillary Intentionally Originated & Distributed Highly Classified Informatio

September 01, 2015 | 05:25 PM
"A review of recently released e-mails shows that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly originated and distributed highly classified national security information. Clinton’s classified ...more»

Hillary Shared An Email Network With The Clinton Foundation

September 01, 2015 | 09:00 AM
"Hillary Clinton’s private email server was housed at the same physical location and on the same network as an email server used and operated by the Clinton Foundation, Breitbart News has exclusively ...more»

Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

September 01, 2015 | 08:45 AM
"A Kentucky county clerk must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected contentions that she is being forced to violate her religious convictions." ...more»

Black Panthers ‘We Will Start Creeping Up on You in the Darkness’

August 31, 2015 | 06:14 PM
"Armed Black Panther members marched in front of the Waller County jail and shouted, "You’re gonna stop doing what you’re doing, or we will start creeping up on you in the darkness." The ...more»

Black lives matter and so do all others including Law Officers

August 31, 2015 | 05:31 PM
Another police officer was cruelly slain Friday night, this time in Houston, Texas. Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, served in the Harris County Sheriff’s office for a decade until he was shot in the ...more»

Speed Bumps in the Cemetery???

August 31, 2015 | 04:40 PM
On a visit to the cemetery recently, I was surprised to see that the city fathers have placed SPEED BUMPS throughout the area. We have been asking for speed bumps to be placed on 12th St. to help protect ...more»

In support of St. Andrew's Cross and Freedom Abroad

W.H. Cratch lll | Sep 01 | 07:29 PM
This is an example of what is happening but isn't being reported on. As another Compatriot and myself ...more»

The real problem

Walter | Sep 01 | 03:21 AM
is political. What you have is a city government dominated by a small group who think the only place ...more»

Display of the Confederate Battle Flag

Robert Branam | Aug 31 | 10:56 PM
I just wanted to thank you for your position. I have ancestors on Both sides (My g,g,grandfather, Eli ...more»

Time to ban the rainbow flag

Southern Patriot | Aug 31 | 09:37 PM
A black racist and fanatic homosexual activist murders two white normal people for racial and homosexual ...more»

Moses Dallas - black Confederate hero

Southern Patriot | Aug 31 | 09:26 PM
Moses Dallas is a good example of a black Confederate hero. A free black man, Dallas had a lucrative ...more»

Moses Dallas - black Confederate hero

Southern Patriot | Aug 31 | 09:20 PM
vere in the north than in the south.Moses Dallas was a black Confederate hero. A free black man, Dallas ...more»

Mattie

Ted | Aug 31 | 06:22 PM
I will say I have not heard such a simplistic argument in a long time. Got to hand it to you bud. ...more»

Word on the Street

City Citizen | Aug 31 | 05:35 PM

Ted - you really need to do your homework

Mattie Lawson | Aug 31 | 11:15 AM

Two points

Ted | Aug 30 | 03:48 PM

Colored?

Ted | Aug 30 | 03:36 PM

Notice what you said Ted

W.H. Cratch lll | Aug 29 | 10:07 PM

Ted's ignorance rises again

Chip N | Aug 29 | 04:14 PM

In yankee army, blacks were half a person

Southern Patriot | Aug 29 | 03:44 PM

Ted's liberal school

Southern Patriot | Aug 29 | 02:49 PM

Save it guys

Ted | Aug 29 | 11:57 AM

Community Bulletin Board

Beaufort County DSS Monthly Board Meeting

September 01, 2015 | 07:47 AM
The Board of Social Services regularly scheduled meeting will be held Monday, September 21, 2015 at 12:00 and is open to the public. This meeting will be held at the Beaufort County Department of Social ...more»

Cycling for the Coast

August 25, 2015 | 02:50 PM
Join the North Carolina Coastal Federation for it's 5th Annual Cycling for the Coast fundraising ride. Coastal North Carolina has some of the most spectacular and productive shorelines in the world. ...more»

Washington City Council meeting Monday (8-24-15)

August 19, 2015 | 05:51 PM
The Washington City Council will meet Monday, August 24, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. You can review the agenda and supporting material by downloading the link to the right....more»

Special Meeting of Bd. of Commissioners

August 14, 2015 | 04:07 PM
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioner will hold a special called meeting Monday at 8:30 a.m. in the regular meeting place. Two items are on the agenda: Appropriating $315,000 to the schools to fund ...more»

Special Board of Commissioners meeting Monday 8-17-15 at 8:30 a.m.

August 13, 2015 | 12:56 PM
Beaufort County has announced that there will be a special called meeting of the Board of Commissioners on Monday August 17, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. (yes, in the morning). The announcement says only: "This ...more»

The Beaufort Way

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»

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»

The Beaufort County Way--Gary Brinn: The posterboy for cartel politics

feedback icon 3 | June 21, 2015 | 01:14 PM
Gary Brinn is a perfect example of the Beaufort County Way of cartel politics. Compare what he said when he was running to how he acts as chairman now....more»

The Beaufort County Way--Cartel of Six to Taxpayers: Kiss off suckers!

Commissioners refuse to give the taxpayers a break from excessive taxation
feedback icon 7 | June 15, 2015 | 10:14 PM
Although they are sitting on a mountain of cash, six members of the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners refused Monday night to even consider returning some of that excess cash back to the taxpayers ...more»

Another fraud from Al Klemm: An unelected tax levying group for tourism scams

The businesses don't want it but this bunch knows what's best for the people who make a living in the business
feedback icon 3 | June 14, 2015 | 09:58 PM
We’ll take a chance and predict that the public hearing on the County’s FY 2016 tonight (6-15-15) will not include much about a new tax that Al Klemm is proposing for Beaufort County....more»

Public hearing on a budget that shortchanges schools and Sheriff deputies and shafts the taxpayer

Hood Richardson the only commissioner willing to cut taxes and return excess case to the taxpayer
feedback icon 2 | June 02, 2015 | 05:43 PM
UPDATED No Tax Cut!--When the dust cleared on Monday’s Beaufort County Board of Commissioners regular monthly meeting we have a budget for next year, subject to technical final approval after a ...more»

CEMS saved! Or was it?

April 06, 2015 | 11:10 PM

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»

How can "conservative" politicians vote for economic development incentives?

Claumar | August 27, 2015 | 03:50 PM
My brother recmomended I might like this website. He was entirely right. This post truly made my day. You can't imagine how much time I have spent looking for this info! Thanks!...more»
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