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NEWS & COMMENTARY

The week in review

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 >>

Investigations of the jail suicide leave many unanswered questions

Would this tragedy have happened if the Board of Commissioners had listened to Hood Richardson?

William Joseph Gares is dead. He died on November 30, 2014 of "asphyxia due to hanging" in the Beaufort County Jail. The state did two investigations of the circumstances of Mr. Gares' death, one by the Jail Inspection section of the Department and Health and Human Services (Jail Inspector) and one by the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI). On August 19, 2015 District Attorney Seth Edwards issued his report. Many questions remain....more >>
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The City of Washington has a problem that it really needs to fix

It is past time to get this problem solved

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 reason why the people in a state of nature consent to be governed....more >>
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Latest poll: 2:1 in favor of an outsider among GOP voters

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 >>
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Why NC must stand firm behind its election laws

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 and legal....more >>
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Gang leader threatens to kill the prosecutor in his case

Her boss, US Attorney Thomas Walker, seeks reduced sentence for the drug dealer

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 murdered a man in a dispute over illegal drug proceeds....more >>

The solar energy scam is obscene. Just look at the numbers

The solar energy incentives policy of the State of North Carolina is not just corrupt crony capitalism, it is obscene....more >>
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The time has come for Christians to act

There is a holocaust going on in the Middle East against Christians. So what will American Christians do about it?...more >>
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The beginning of the end of the Republican Party

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 New York Times echoed my key point....more >>
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Wildlife Resources Commission to seek ownership of the VOA site

Using funds that come from gun owners and hunters

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 Commission voted to authorize the pursuit of the acquisition of the Voice of America tract of land off Cherry Run Rd....more >>
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Liberty Belle

Tragedy and hope

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 life for a long time has been how to make the two Congressional parties more national and international....more >>

Heritage Action calls on House to defund Planned Parenthood

From Russ Vought, with Heritage Action for America we lear that Mitch McConnell has once again caved in to Barack Obama. He writes:
Earlier this week, Mitch McConnell said he wouldn't fight to defund abortion giant Planned Parenthood because he thinks Barack Obama would say no....more >>

Warren Smith offers a compelling argument against the County getting back into the real estate speculation business

Mr. Gary Brinn Mr. Brian Alligood Mark Newsome Martyn Johnson 121 W. Third Street Washington, NC 27889 Gentlemen, September 1, 2015 The consideration being given to using "industry ready" buildings to attract manufacturing companies to Beaufort County gives insufficient consideration to the cost of equity and the level of risk in this strategy....more >>
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An act of kindness and forgiveness we can only hope we would be able to do likewise

This is not your typical "hard news" material. But we do think it is a story that most of us should reflect upon. WBTV.com reports:
A Charlotte pastor is once again speaking about forgiveness after a man pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for sparking a wreck that killed the family's young toddler and resulted in the death of their newborn son....more >>
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Legislature considering one primary in March for all elections

WTVD in Raleigh is reporting:
North Carolina legislators are considering whether to move all primary elections next year to March, not just the presidential primaries, key House and Senate leaders said Wednesday....more >>
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Dems give Obama a victory in Iran bomb deal

Myway.com is reporting:
Senate Democrats have rallied the 34 votes they need to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in Congress, handing President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory....more >>
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COA rules in favor of schools yet again and against governments like Washington and Chocowinity

Pay attention Washington City Council and Chocowinity Town Board and your attorneys. The N. C. Court of Appeals Monday (9-1-15) handed down yet another decision that is just the latest in a long line of cases that uphold the conclusion of law that is the state or one of its subdivisions (municipal or county) collect money from a person as a result of violating some law the clear proceeds of that money shall go to the schools, not to other county or municipal purposes....more >>
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Will this be the session that goes down in history as a GOP sellout?

We predict that the current session of the Legislature will go down in history. Of this we are sure: It will be recorded in history that the Republican leadership in the House and some in the Senate sold their political soul to the alternative energy scam that we also will predict will go down as one of the most atrocious scams in American political history....more >>
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SCOTUS: You must obey us, regardless

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 >>
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Cheney: Obama to blame for ISIS and the loss of Iraq

Former Vice President Dick Cheney has put the finger on Barack Obama for the loss of Iraq to ISIS. Greg Richter reports the story at Newsmax.com
President Barack Obama is to blame for the rise of the Islamic State terror group (ISIS), says former Vice President Dick Cheney....more >>
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Wildlife documentaries by local videographers presented at The Turnage

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 >>
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D'ya think?

The Iran giveaway

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 the deal before they have even read it....more >>
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AgentPierceSaid

It is Official: I am For Trump !

Read this Agent Pierce said column and ask yourself: How many other people feel the same way? By "other people" we mean real people you actually know. Forget the polls. Just think of five people you know how they think and ask yourself if this could be describing them....more >>
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D'ya think?

All lives matter

All Lives Matter It was several weeks ago when Gov. O'Malley pronounced that all lives matter and got shouted down for making such an outrageous assertion. He rather quickly apologized to the Black Lives Matter group that was kicking up all the sand and withdrew his assertion that white lives and all lives matter....more >>
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How our Board of Commissioners handles (mishandles) our money

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 tax payer money....more >>
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Bonus Deal

POW/MIA flag racist???

POW/MIA Flag Racist??? There was an article, some days ago, in Newsweek Magazine about how the POW/MIA flag was racist. I couldn't find anywhere in the article about how it was racist except that the article stated that the idea was first brought up by the Nixon administration (1969-1974)....more >>
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US Cellular and Washington Square Mall trample freedom of expression

Be careful what kind of messages you might have on your vehicle (or perhaps on your clothes or even your tattoos) when/if you visit Washington Square Mall in Little Washington. If what happened to Kalyn Hardison is any indication you should be sure your vehicle is politically correct before venturing onto the Mall property....more >>
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Mass delusion in an age of propaganda and political correctness

How to escape the age of mass delusion--reasoned expression of The Truth

This article at www.federalist.com explains much about what is happening in America, as well as how Barack Obama has transformed American with a mammoth shift in power to the Federal Government. It explains that how he did it was by creating "mass delusion" as the predicate for "government action."...more >>
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