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April 25 • 09:14
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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: Bungles the most important decision the BOC makes

The result may have been great, but the process was severely flawed...even illegal...in selecting a new County Manager

Beaufort County has a new County Manager but unfortunately he does not have a legal contract due to the blunders of the board, Chairman, County Manager and Clerk....more >>
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Republicans acting like Democrats, extend solar tax subsidies

Mike Speciale voted against more corporate crony capitalism

Republicans are not supposed to be in favor of crony capitalism-corporate welfare. You'd never know it from the way many of them are voting these days. The House Tuesday (4-21-15) passed the solar energy tax give-a-way following the Senate approving it earlier....more >>
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Supreme Court gives Americans a victory for the Fourth Amendment

Holds that cops cannot use a traffic stop to go on a fishing expedition

The U. S. Supreme Court on Tuesday (4-21-15) gave all American a resounding victory by upholding the Fourth Amendment's protection from unreasonable search and seizure. In a Nebraska case they overturned a conviction and remanded for re-trial because the police used a routine traffic stop to search the defendant's vehicle for drugs when they had no probable cause to suspect illegal drugs....more >>
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Tillis and Burr vote to allow Loretta Lynch to become Attorney General

Trying to have it both ways, they voted for her before they voted against her when they knew she would be confirmed.

"Not a dime's worth of difference…" Our two senators, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis voted to allow Loretta Lynch to become Attorney General today (4-23-15). It's a little tricky and you may hear otherwise but read the following and you'll know what was actually done....more >>
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Not a dime's worth of difference: Five Republicans side with Democrats to kill H681 which would have repealed the Renewable Energy mandate.

Money talks, big money talks loudly

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 was a sad day in North Carolina, for many reasons. House Bill 681 was killed by one vote with five Republicans joining ten Democrats to killed the bill in committee without allowing it to be debated and voted on by the full House....more >>
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Supreme Court allows individual cops to be held personally liable for violating the rights of citizens

Yesterday (4-22-15) the U. S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in a case that could have far reaching impact. The fundamental issue is whether individual police officers and their supervisors can be held personally liable for violation a citizen's constitutional rights....more >>
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Abuse under color of law cannot be tolerated in a free society

One of the major reasons this nation was settled by early colonists was the fact that our forefathers wanted to live without fear of an oppressive government. My how things have changed....more >>
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Why the sudden interest in solar energy?

We're beginning to wonder about some of these Republicans we sent to Raleigh. Raising taxes, backing economic development incentives, giving drivers licenses to illegal aliens ......more >>
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Time to act on repealing renewable energy standards. HB 681 needs your support and action.

UPDATED: Tuesday p.m.

UPDATE: We have an update on the progress of H 681. You need to act immediately if you favor state energy policies that will allow us lower electric rates and curtail crony capitalism at our expense....more >>
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BOC illegally approved the CEMS contract, even after having been warned they were acting illegally

Once again, Hood was right. We need a better Chairman, Manager and Attorney for Beaufort County

Once again, Hood Richardson was not only right, but also correct. He tried to tell the Board of Commissioners that they were violating the law but they ignored what he was saying....more >>
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Brian Alligood selected as new Beaufort County Manager

The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners voted Monday (4-20-15) to hire Brain Alligood as the county's new County Manager. Mr. Alligood is currently the Washington City Manager....more >>
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Does our Constitution mean no more to Hillary Clinton than it does to Barack Obama

Never mind. We already know the answer to that question.

Are we about to elect another president who violates the Constitution with impunity? When the U. S. Constitution was adopted, according to the debates in the Convention, it was intended that no person would obtain private emoluments except from the salary they were paid to do their government job....more >>
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The best government money can buy

Google Inc , already one of Washington's biggest spenders, set a company record for its lobbying activity in the first quarter of 2015 when it spent $5.5 million, according to a government database....more >>
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A Libertarian's Library

The most fundamental--and essential--of all rights

We urge you to read, reflect and ponder what this author has to say. If infused into our society it has, we think great potential for improving the life we would leave for our children and grandchildren to live....more >>
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D'ya think?

Government responsibilities

We keep hearing that a whole lot more folks are now covered by health insurance than before Obama Care. We hear numbers like 30M folks who are still not covered....more >>
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What is it about Hillary Clinton that causes us to cringe?

Deborah Tyler, writing at the American Thinker has a psychoanalysis of Hillary Clinton that only a woman could get by with:
Watching Hillary Clinton reach out and touch ordinary Americans is excruciating....more >>
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Liberty Belle

A Republic, if you can keep it

The story goes that after the Constitutional Convention, Benjamin Franklin was asked, "Well, Doctor, what have we got – a Republic or a Monarchy?" Franklin responded: "A Republic – if you can keep it....more >>
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Hood: I'd rather be right

County government and ethics

County government and ethics Good government requires that the public know how their business is being conducted. When that happens better decisions are made. When it does not happen bad decisions result....more >>
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D'ya think?

America

America America must be a terrible place. At least that's what our Prez tells almost any foreigner willing to listen. Likewise a lot of demonstrators and "talking heads" we see on TV....more >>
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From The Right

War on Women - The Real Facts

War on Women - The Real Facts The Left is again rolling out a page of their old playbook and planning on using the "War on Women" as a reason to elect Democrats, in particular Hillary Clinton as President....more >>
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Southern Reflections

Living in Galt's Gulch

Who is John Galt?

The 2016 elections may very well be the last realistic opportunity to reverse the downward decline of this Republic. At least there will be some principled conservatives willing to speak to the important issues....more >>
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