Mark Finlayson, Director of the U. S. 17 Association, appeared before the Beaufort County Commission at its December meeting to present the "Economic Impact Study" that the Association has had done in support of continued development of U....more >>
Donald Dixon, one of the announced candidates for Sheriff of Beaufort County spoke during the Public Comment section of the December Board of Commissioner's meeting. Dixon spoke as a small business owner with a background in law enforcement, both by training and experience, and urged those supporting building a new jail to consider the stressed taxpayers....more >>
Hood: I'd rather be rightIf you have never been deceived or lied to you may want to stop reading now. The rest of this article will have no meaning to you. I do not want to disturb your blissful utopia. If, on the other hand, you heard Obama say that you can keep your medial insurance, or President Bush say "Read my lips, no new taxes," or some of Bill Clinton's denials about his behavior while president of the United States, and if you don't really believe that Eric Holder knew nothing about Fast and Furious when he testified to that before Congress you may want to continue reading....more >>
As we have previously reported and documented, we would not be having the debacle that is ObamaCare were it not for Kay Hagan. Hagan cast the deciding vote allowing the law to be passed....more >>
The December meeting of the Beaufort County Commissioners was a humdinger.
Once again, nominal Republican Al Klemm deserted his party and sided with the minority of three Democrats (Langley, Booth and Belcher) to give the Democrats control of the chairmanship....more >>
Once again, the public was illegally excluded from the Beaufort County Board of County Commissioners conduct of county business at its December 2, 2013 monthly meeting. The board voted to go into closed session "for the acquisition of real property…" but failed to disclose the location of the property and the name of the owner....more >>
From The RightIn recent days our President has been reorganizing the World according to his beliefs and in my opinion, taking the World Community closer to the brink of war. His isolationist policies are dangerous....more >>
It's official. There is a difference between men and women! Don't we know it. But the difference we're talking about is probably not what you're thinking. The difference is in the brains of males and females....more >>
Al Klemm appeared before the Beaufort County Board of Education at the board's regular monthly meeting November 25, 2013. He spoke during the "public comment" section of the agenda....more >>
Bonus DealFrom the Military Officers Association of America's website.
THE BOTTOM LINE-----Pentagon Budget FY 2014 Budget Priorities---Who Moved the Goal Line?
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel recently outlined six budget priorities that will shape the Pentagon's FY 2015 budget proposal, which includes protecting investments while seeking "significant savings" in the area of personnel and compensation....more >>
It is a closed system run by Elites for the benefit of Elites that does little for those who own the UniversityThis article posits that the brouhaha at UNC-CH over a public records request of a faculty member's email account simply reveals an attitude that is at the core on an ineffective accountability system used in the UNC system for assessing faculty members. It suggest far too many faculty see themselves as Elites, above being held accountable by anyone other than those who would protect The Club....more >>
At their regular monthly meeting on November 25, 2013 the Beaufort County Board of Education heard a report from Superintendent Don Phipps as well as comments from Paul Varcoe during the Public Comment section of the agenda on the hotly debate issue of the "Common Core....more >>
Teacher's DeskWe want to commend Dr. Phipps not only for a lucid report on Common Core but more so for his leadership in dealing with the issue. Unfortunately, there is much misunderstanding about the issue and his leadership will be crucial in helping Beaufort County work through the controversy....more >>
D'ya think?It would seem that the O.J. magic is gone. Apparently the Kennedy magic (even though only by marriage) is still intact. O.J.'s appeal for a new trial gets rejected. Michael Skakel's latest appeal (there have been numerous others) finally gets some notice....more >>
We'll bet you (and most people in North Carolina) do not realize that an automobile manufacturer is prohibited from selling its cars over the internet. What business is it of the Great State of North Carolina how an automobile manufacturer sells its products? The answer is: Traditional automobile dealers (who spend millions on franchises) have bought enough politicians to keep the competition from moving in on their markets....more >>
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over North Carolina, last week returned a major decision that has significant implications for law enforcement agencies in North Carolina, and especially in Beaufort County....more >>
Our leaders, of both parties, have become traitors of freedom. The question is: Can we save ourselves?To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, those who would trade liberty for security will end up with neither.
Throughout the annals of history, men have fought to gain their freedom and liberty only to eventually lose them....more >>
The Virginian-Pilot is reporting that the OLF is dead. Well, sort of. Well, at least until 2017. And maybe not even then. The Navy has been trying to find a suitable Outlying Landing Field for the F/A 18's based in Virginia since 2008. They needed one to relieve the noise conflicting with the development around Oceana and Fentress air fields in Chesapeake. The Navy announced Tuesday (11-21-13) that they are abandoning the proposed Environmental Impact Studies at least until 2017....more >>
The Soviets learned it, the hard way. So did China. Socialism does not work. It seldom has ever worked for any length of time and never ever as well as free enterprise—i.e., the market....more >>
At the November 4, 2013 Beaufort County Commissioners' meeting William (Buzz) Cayton spoke during the Public Comment section of the agenda on how the board has gone about making a decision to build a new jail in the Chocowinity Industrial Park....more >>
More and more Americans are spending money to get ready for an uncertain future -- gathering food, water, tools, and skills to help them weather anything from a hurricane to a pandemic....more >>
What if, ObamaCare is but a prelude to a total system collapse?Week before last President Obama tried to spin his way out of his 29 statements over two years that "if you like your plan you can keep it. Period. If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor....more >>
It is entirely appropriate for all of us to honor those who have served our nation in the military. Of course Memorial Day is a day set aside to honor those, and their families, who paid the ultimate sacrifice....more >>
Of all American scholars/writers we know today, Dr. Thomas Sowell ranks at or near the top of any list of the most brilliant observers and commentators of American politics and life....more >>
We have long argued that government programs that seek to "manage wildlife" are ineffective at best and purely bogus at worst. Yet they not only cost taxpayers billions of dollars, but they also wreck havoc on families, communities and ruin humans' lives. And all this, based on bad science which is in itself based on false presumptions....more >>
We've received several requests that we publish the names of restaurants that prohibit concealed carry weapons in their establishments. We delayed doing so, waiting to see if any local restaurants would disarm law-abiding citizens with state issued permits....more >>
It was a bad decision and it was made in a bad way.
The decision was an administrative one and should have been made solely by the County Manager according to board policy. Instead, because there is no policy, it was made by a secret phone vote by board members. Such decision-making is certainly contrary to the intent of state law.
North Carolina General Statute § 143-318.9. says:......more >> |