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Beaufort County should reduce spending in next year's budget

As we have previously reported there was an interesting discussion at the recent Commissioners' Planning Retreat about how to develop the FY 2016 budget....more >>
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The State now says buffers are not what they were cracked up to be

Exactly what we've been saying for years

We have on numerous occasions here ...more >>
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Get ready for a huge increase in property insurance if this goes through

Our property insurance is now nearly as much as our mortgage payment. But many people are about to see their current rates go up dramatically because of "climate change/sea level rise" foolishness....more >>
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The need for civil service reform in Washington DC

Most people think if we elect a Republican President and the GOP controls both houses of Congress, even if the Senate has 61 Republicans then the Republican Agenda will be implemented....more >>
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Opposition to the $2 billion bond issue grows

It appears that the opposition to the $2 billion bond issue that will be on the March 15 ballot is growing. We have two articles that explain why....more >>
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Supreme Court deals a blow to Obama's coal plant regulations

The New York Times is reporting: In a major setback for President Obama's climate change agenda, the Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the administration's effort to combat global warming by regulating emissions from coal-fired power plants....more >>
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NASCAR moving to the pro sports ownership model

There was a time when, if you wanted to be a race car driver, you scrounged up enough money to open a shop, buy or make the equipment and then you were "off to the races." If you won you eventually could find some sponsors to pay the bills and if you won big you got a shot at the best sponsors....more >>
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Hillary Clinton will not be President

Hillary Clinton will not be President of the United States. The only question we have now is when the Democrat Establishment accepts that fact and rolls out Plan B. Clinton not only lost Iowa, she also lost New Hampshire by nearly 2:1....more >>
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Liberty Belle

Freedom of speech

"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led like sheep to the slaughter." George Washington Our founding fathers and those involved in writing our original documents were not far removed from tyrannies that would gladly remove your head from your shoulders if perchance you spoke harshly of the king....more >>
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We need to use Reserve Accounts but we need a long range capital financing plan even more

At the 2016 Board of Commissioner Retreat County Manager Brian Alligood explained how he proposes to use capital reserve funds as opposed to the way the board has used fund balance to meet spending needs above the recurring needs....more >>
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Flanders Filters is being bought by Japan's Daikin Industries

The Asian Review is reporting that Flanders Filters is being acquired by Japan's Daikin Industries. They report:
Japan's Daikin Industries is acquiring a leading U....more >>
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NC's congressional districts headed to the Supreme Court

The three-judge panel in the Middle District Court in North Carolina today refused to stay their order that North Carolina's congressional districts are unconstitutional because the court found that race was a predominate factor in two of the districts: The first and twelfth....more >>
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Rep Walter B. Jones maneuvers additional funds to dredge the Morehead City port

Today, Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) secured an additional $5 million dollars from the Army Corps of Engineers to dredge Morehead City Harbor this year. Last month, Congressman Jones wrote a letter to Army Corps of Engineers leaders explaining that the harbor's channel has shoaled from its authorized depth of 45 feet down to 38 feet, and requested additional resources to address the problem....more >>
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Daily Haymaker

Another example of the Ruling Class spending campaign donations for things other than their campaign

The Daily Haymaker is reporting another example of the Ruling Class using campaign donations for things other than campaign expenses. No law violated…because they wrote the law to allow for it....more >>
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2015: Record year for shark attacks

Time to appoint a government commission to address this danger

Make of this what you will. What we make of it is that the N. C. Marine Fisheries Commission has failed to protect the public. If marine fisheries managers can control keeping a species from going extinct to be sure they can also eradicate this dangerous species....more >>
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Illegals socked ObamaCare for over $750 million

We personally know people who cannot afford to pay for the medicines, yet they do not qualify to "welfare" so they do not have to pay. Yet, Fox News reports:
Illegal immigrants and individuals with unclear legal status wrongly benefited from up to $750 million in ObamaCare subsidies and the government is struggling to recoup the money, according to a new Senate report obtained by Fox News....more >>
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UPDATED--Do we really want first responders being Federalized?

2-5 and 2-8-16 updates at the end of the original article

Let us say upfront: We don't subscribe to the prevailing push to accept the "Halo Effect." That is, because a service is noble and done by great people it should not be challenged or questioned. We saw a perfect example of that Monday night in Captain Ray Harris' presentation....more >>
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County gets a devastating audit report

Shows that Hood was right all along

The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners were blistered by the 2015 external audit which was presented eight months after the fiscal year ended....more >>
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How to cut county government spending

As Beaufort County heads into another budget year we thought it was very interesting and informative to hear a debate on government spending at the recent Board of Commissioners Planning Retreat....more >>
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D'ya think?

Figures don't lie

Figures Don't Lie....In an effort to curry the women's vote, the Dems are (and have for a long time been) telling us that women earn 77˘ (or thereabouts) for every $1.00 paid to those of the male persuasion....more >>
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From The Right

Why the NC bond issue must be defeated

Most people do not know but in addition to the primary vote on March 15th, North Carolinians will also vote to approve or disapprove a $2.2 billion dollar bond request. Credit must be given where it is due....more >>
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Court throws out NC Congressional Districts map

Racial gerrymandering is illegal per this decision

If upheld this case could have significant impact on Beaufort County...more >>

Illinois Board of Elections rules Ted Cruz is a natural born American

Ted Cruz will be on the Illinois Republican Primary ballot even though two residents objected because they contended he was not a natural born citizen of the United States. The State Board of Elections dismissed the challenge and ruled that he is a natural born citizen....more >>
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More proof of the irrelevance of the Establishment political parties in NC

We've previously asserted here that the relevance of political parties is shifting at the national, state and local levels. Donald Trump is certainly the prime example, but there are other indicators....more >>
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Parkinson's Law

Work (and most everything) expands to fill the space created for it

In 1955, the British writer Cyril Northcote Parkinson (1909-1993) published an article in The Economist that has become a classic on bureaucracies, especially government bureaucracies....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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