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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 >>
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The Beaufort County Way: Another Beaufort County fiasco

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 >>
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Ted Cruz announces his bid for President in 2016

Conservatives have a choice. What will they do with it?

At Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. today (3-23-15) Sen. Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for President of the United States in the 2016 election. Here is his speech and an update of an interview with Sean Hannity....more >>
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S394 would make gun laws more uniform across the state. It should be passed into law.

Pay attention gun owners. We need to see that this bill passes. Capitol connection.com reports it this way:
A bill filed in the North Carolina Senate Tuesday would give teeth to a state law that, barring some exemptions, requires counties and municipalities not to pass firearms laws more stringent than state law....more >>
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Star Parker: Cruz-Carson...the Dream Team

The presidential election of 2016 will be a defining moment for the nation and for the Republican Party. Not so for the Democratic Party. There's no controversy among Democrats about what America should be and what their party is about: big government, welfare state socialism and secular humanism....more >>
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Daily Haymaker

Tempest in a Teapot in the GOP House caucus

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 >>
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Local sales tax would be distributed by population if Senate bill passes

It's hard, once you get on the Gravy Train, to get off. That's why you're going to hear such wailing and gnashing of teeth by the big cities (and many smaller, such as Washington) and the wealthy counties....more >>
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Liberty Belle

Property rights

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" is the right to attain and hold property....more >>
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AgentPierceSaid

Raucous Caucus - Crazy Days on Jones Street!

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 renovators put something in those digs that has changed the program from red to yellow....more >>
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Beaufort's greatest threat: Monopolistic health care

Given to us by the Beaufort County Way

Another example of the Beaufort County Way. Remember the chant: "UHS, UHS, UHS!" The cheerleaders were urging the Beaufort County Commission to give our hospital to University Heath System, later to rebrand itself as Vidant Heath....more >>
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Fossil fuels will save the world (really)

Matt Ridley, writing at the Wall Street Journal has what we think is the best summation of the issues surrounding energy policy we have seen recently. He reports:
The environmental movement has advanced three arguments in recent years for giving up fossil fuels: (1) that we will soon run out of them anyway; (2) that alternative sources of energy will price them out of the marketplace; and (3) that we cannot afford the climate consequences of burning them....more >>
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Obama surrenders to Iran

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 in the coming days, according to sources familiar with the administration's position in the negotiations....more >>
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Teacher's Desk

Let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater

Dan Way, writing at the Carolina Journal has a good piece on the data collection system that the state is developing for students known as the P-20W system. He does a good job of explaining it, but we think leaves an erroneous implication that it is a dangerous thing....more >>
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Yemen falls to Iran...Another Obama failure

Bad news just keeps coming for Barack Obama's foreign policy. The extreme Muslim Caliphate rolls on. Now Yemen has fallen to Iran backed Islamic extremists. Yet Obama is about to cut a deal, which he's not going to tell us about the details, with Iran to allow them to develop nuclear weapons....more >>
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Will Jeff Epstein end Hillary's presidential bid?

Hillary has a problem. (Yeah, we know; she has lots of problems and has for years) But more precisely, the Democrats have a Hillary problem. To be even more precise, everybody has a Bill Problem....more >>
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Repealing "Certificates of Need" would bring more competition into health care

The General Assembly is now debating taking some small steps to address the problem of the monopoly that is much of health care in this state. Nowhere is that a greater problem than for the people in Eastern North Carolina and especially in northeastern North Carolina where Vidant has a chokehold on the choices we have for obtaining health care....more >>
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MCAS Cherry Point slated for $183 million upgrade

Great news for one of the largest employers in Eastern NC

The Department of Defense is slated to spend $183 million over the next five years and MCAS Cherry Point in neighboring Craven County. That is really good news for all of Eastern North Carolina....more >>
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