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Brunswick County takes a stand on the invasion of illegal immigrants

Ben Powell, reporting for WECT-TV in Wilmington tells us about how one county in North Carolina is responding to the invasion crisis on our southern border.
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The border crisis has made headlines nationally for months, with thousands of children crossing the border into America....more >>
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Luke Skywalker for President! (We prefer John Galt)

Darth Vader preferred over any politician

If you don't believe what we have been saying (the most Americans are sick, tired and fed up with government, politicians and business as usual in Beaufort County, Raleigh and Washington, DC then read this and convince us we are wrong....more >>
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Common Core reform becomes law in North Carolina

Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the bill passed by the Legislature to overhaul "Common Core." Now the real work begins: Defining what North Carolina believes children at each grade level should know and be able to do....more >>
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Know what you need to know about the new EPA emission standards for power plants

This is an article you might want to bookmark for later reading when you have some time not only to read the material but reflect on what you learn here. If nothing else, we would suggest as you review this material that you ask yourself where these decisions should be being made, specifically by bureaucrats or by elected representatives....more >>
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NC Senate headed toward prohibiting pension spiking

The N. C. Senate appears headed toward approving a bill already passed by the House by an overwhelming margin that would prohibit "pension spiking." That's the practice of bumping up the average final compensation of state pension employees in the final years of their work so as to increase the retirement benefits they would receive for the rest of their lives....more >>
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The East is getting the shaft in the new DOT funding scheme

Although it has gone without much public attention the McCrory Administration has screwed DownEast with the new program of prioritizing transportation projects in the long range planning process of the Department of Transportation....more >>
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COA restricts LE "Stop, switch & snoop" fishing expeditions

We here at the Observer are frequently contacted by someone who believes they or their relative, or someone associated with them, that a law enforcement officers has done something illegal to the person....more >>
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COA to Obama: The law means what it says, not what you want it to mean.

Since its enactment by Congress, Barack Obama has re-written ObamaCare dozens of times to suit his own prupose, most often, political purposes. A Federal Appeals Court has not reigned him in....more >>
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Southside water system to be disinfected

As part of the State required regular maintenance of the distribution system, the Beaufort County Southside Water System will use free chlorine as the primary disinfectant from July 25th, 2014, through mid September 2014....more >>
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Amnesty is what's causing the "immigration crisis"
It was deliberately generated by BHO

The Democrats are desperate. They fear not only the loss of the US Senate in the 2014 election, they fear being banished to never-never land because of the failure of their socialistic statism policies that are failing all around them....more >>
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Eastern NC may be in line for major natural gas supply expansion

John Downey, writing for the Charlotte Business Journal reports:
SNL Energy reports Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas' solicitation for bids on a new interstate natural gas pipeline into eastern N....more >>
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Hyde County rally to Save Our Hospital--Noon Tuesday

On Tuesday, July 22 at 12 p.m., Hyde County citizens will share their stories from the last 20 days since the hospital closed of their loved ones suffering and in one case dying waiting to be transported to an emergency room....more >>

Police chief: Armed citizens deter crime

The police chief in Detroit, arguably one of the most crime infested cities in the world, recently said:
"Criminals are getting the message that good Detroiters are armed and will use that weapon," said Craig, who has repeatedly said he believes armed citizens deter crime....more >>
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D'ya think?

Whose side are we on?

Whose Side Are We On?? The White House (whoever that is) is quoted as telling all the world that restraint needs to be exercised by "all parties" to the unpleasantness between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip....more >>
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Can a police officer search your cell phone without a warrant?

Fourth Amendment jurisprudence may be the most heavily litigated amendment to our Constitution. As a general rule, the police must have a warrant prior to conducting a search or seizure unless an exception applies....more >>
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Bonus Deal

Bergdahl gets Army desk job

Army Sgt. Bergdahl has been given a desk job at a Texas military base while he awaits the outcome of an investigation that could lead to disciplinary charges, Pentagon officials said Monday....more >>
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From The Right

Would the world be a better place without the U. S.?

I recently had the opportunity to view Dinesh D'Sousa's new movie "America- Imagine the World without her". It was excellent and I strongly recommend everyone see it especially our children to counter act the message from the liberals being taught in school....more >>
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Warren Smith to the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners

The circus that is the Gang of Four's ridiculous attempts to rush the building of a new jail before the election just got even more ridiculous with a decision that they would proceed via using financing that would drastically increase the annual cost of the project, thus adding even more of a tax increase. Warren Smith, who has stepped forward numerous times to offer some sanity to this group has once again given them a sound and rational explanation for why their ideas are so foolish....more >>
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Fixing the broken immigration system the most important problem for more Americans

Regular readers of this site know we don't put a lot of stock in public opinion polls. But the latest Gallup Poll is worthy of note. What Gallup reports is that the most important problem Americans see that we have at the present time is immigration. If you think amnesty is a winning issue you need to study these numbers....more >>
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House passes bill to repeal Common Core

Rep. Michael Speciale joined colleagues in the House this week in voting to exercise North Carolina's constitutional authority over academic standards by replacing Common Core with age-level and developmentally appropriate curriculum....more >>
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Obama's purge of the U. S. military is unprecedented

How can we be safe if we destroy that which keeps us safe?

Here is the list of our military elite who have been purged or fired under Obama: Commanding Generals fired: General John R. Allen-U.S. Marines Commander International Security Assistance Force [ISAF] (Nov 2012) Major General Ralph Baker (2 Star)-U....more >>
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Daily Haymaker

This just doesn't happen

This just doesn't happen in North Carolina politics. Especially North Carolina Republican politics. The hand picked establishment candidate is supposed to waltz into office. How dare a grassroots, poorly funded upstart think for a minute that he/she can upset the Way Things Are Spoze To Be....more >>
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We The People will determine whether a jail will be built or not

If you, like many, have not been paying very close attention to the debate over whether to build a new jail you may have missed the major nuance involved in that issue—that is, the timing of the decisions....more >>
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For Obama, it's all about "me"

CNSNews.com reports: Not counting instances when he quoted a letter from a citizen or cited dialogue from a movie, President Barack Obama used the first person singular--including the pronouns "I" and "me" and the adjective "my"--199 times in a speech he delivered Thursday vowing to use unilateral executive action to achieve his policy goals that Congress would not enact through the normal, constitutional legislative process....more >>

Public hearing on financing a new jail

The video clips below are of last Monday's public hearing on the proposed financing of the jail/public safety center. We will let the clips speak for themselves. It takes only a bit over an hour to listen to the entire thing....more >>
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D'ya think?

So who's on first?

So Who's on First?? When we hear references to the President of the United States we frequently hear that the person occupying that position is the most powerful person on earth. Like a lot of other things about the current Administration, that turns out to be not quite true....more >>
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Teacher's Desk

Teachers need tenure, but the public needs for them to have it even more

Every person in Beaufort County (or North Carolina for that matter) who is interested in public education should have been at the Conservative Republicans Club Thursday (7-10-14) night....more >>
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From The Right

Reflections on the 4th

Reflections on the 4th July 4 is the day we celebrate the birth of a nation founded on freedom and the thought people should have the chance to better themselves. As I ate my customary hotdogs and hamburgers, I counted the blessings for having been born and raised in this great nation....more >>
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Why you should remain silent‏

Jul. 5, 2014 | Issue 22 Dear Friends, In this newsletter, we are going to rejoice in "silence" and the right to remain the same. Why do you invoke the right to remain silent? Why invoke your right not to be questioned without your lawyer present? In a nutshell, the answer to this question is: What you say and do is evidence, what your attorney says is not....more >>
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The growing Police State in America

If our readers' interests, as measured by our logs, are indicative of the general population's attitude, the growth of the Police State is a major concern for Americans. A recent article on the Militarization of the Police got more page views than any article we have ever posted....more >>
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The militarization of law enforcement--A case of the cure being worse than the disease.

This article is an older post (2-18-14) that has gone viral on the internet. On 5-9-14 it was ranked 77 of 268,000 articles on the topic by Google. It has been viewed over one million times, most of which came after it rolled off our home page, indicating that the traffic was being driven by links from other websites. Most of those websites are gun related websites. Clearly this topic generates a tremendous amount of interest, both in linked-to's and in page views....more >>
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