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Third District race shaping up to be a referendum on John Boehner's leadership of the U. S. House, in a strange sort of way

April 22, 2014 | 11:07 PM
It appears to some that the Republican Primary in the Third Congressional District is boiling down to a fight over the U. S. House leadership, principally Speaker John Boehner. It’s somewhat like ...more»

More Americans standing up to Federal government's overreach

April 22, 2014 | 10:26 PM
We’ve not seen any evidence that Harry Reid or his son are involved in this dispute, but a story from Breitbart.com has many of the hallmarks of government overreach vis-à-vis the Bundy Ranch ...more»

Supreme Court upholds state ban on affirmative action

April 22, 2014 | 09:28 PM
The Legal Times reports: The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday voted, 6-2, to uphold Michigan's ban on state affirmative action programs, finding that the court has no authority to set aside the measure ...more»

The UNC leadership is simply not responding effectively. So now what?

April 22, 2014 | 10:11 PM
Someone once said: "the fact that an institution experiences problems is not a sign of weak leadership, but rather the test of leadership in the face of adversity is how the leader responds....more»
Cook in the Senate

Bill Cook releases another of his periodic updates on legislative matters in District 1

April 22, 2014 | 09:18 PM
Senator Bill Cook on Tuesday, (4-22-14) issued his latest Senate District 1 update. You can review his update by clicking on the link inside....more»

Barbara Simpson responds to Harry Reid calling Bundy Ranch defenders "terrorists"

April 22, 2014 | 04:39 PM
Barbara Simpson, writing at WND.com has nailed Harry Reid in here piece "Hey Harry, You’re the terrorists." She writes: When I was a kid — when things got testy as to what was allowed ...more»
From The Right

Rose Acre Farms Back in the Cross hairs Again!!!

April 22, 2014 | 10:41 AM
Rose Acre Farms Back in the Cross hairs Again!!! Ronald Reagan once said "The closest thing to immortality is a government program". I would add to that "or a government agency bent on destroying you....more»

Chocowinity Planning Board rejects zoning change for jail

feedback icon 1 | April 21, 2014 | 09:58 PM
The Town of Chocowinity Planning Board, meeting in regular monthly session Tuesday (4-21-14), voted unanimously to deny a request by Beaufort County to amend the zoning ordinance to allow for a jail in ...more»

It's election time

April 21, 2014 | 03:09 PM
The May 6 Primary will begin Thursday, April 24, 2014 with Early or "One Stop" voting. Meet the candidates Tuesday night....more»

DMF curtailment of Red Drum season illustrates the absurdity of its fisheries management nonsense

And CCA would count cuckleberries to grow corn
feedback icon 2 | April 20, 2014 | 02:31 PM
The absurdity, and the warped politics, of North Carolina’s fisheries management scam was amply illustrated one again last week. Here’s how the Jacksonville Daily News reported it: Commercial ...more»

All survive wreck on US 17

April 17, 2014 | 10:09 PM

Columns

From The Right

A plan to come together as a Nation

April 04, 2014 | 08:48 PM
FROM THE RIGHT A Plan to Come Together as a Nation By Bill Moore While I was attending the Conservative Leadership Conference in Raleigh, I had the privilege of hearing Matt Kibbe, President of Freedom ...more»
Daily Haymaker

Tillis in 2006: Rhodes call for Morgan resignation a BAD IDEA

March 31, 2014 | 08:44 PM
The 2002 power-sharing deal in the North Carolina House between Democrat Jim Black and Republican Richard Morgan was one of the most divisive, acrimonious periods in the state’s political history....more»
From The Right

Why school districts and the Left oppose the "Opportunity Scholarship Program"

feedback icon 1 | March 27, 2014 | 04:18 PM
Republicans at the state level are undergoing an attack from the Left over the opportunity Scholarship program for low income students. The most recent letter attacked Representative Bob Steinburg over ...more»
AgentPierceSaid

Why I won't talk about Mayor Pat the Perp

March 27, 2014 | 11:49 AM
I was at a local Panera’s with Eric My Website Guy when my email went to WILDFIRE mode. Ten emails within five minutes containing the three words "Charlotte Mayor Arrested". I reckon you’ve ...more»

Brannon responds to critics on why he did not vote for Romney

feedback icon 1 | March 26, 2014 | 05:07 PM
I've been a Republican for my entire life. I voted for McCain, Bush, and every Republican nominee all the way back to Reagan. I've also been an OBGYN for 25 years. I've been blessed to be a part of ...more»
Daily Haymaker

What's the prime criterion for finding someone "unelectable"?

March 25, 2014 | 09:20 PM
Sometimes it seems like the more some people know the more they forget. "Electability" is an example. That’s the art of projecting your on wishes onto someone you don’t want to get elected, ...more»
A Libertarian's Library

By what right does Congress exercise power over the People of the United States?

feedback icon 1 | March 25, 2014 | 04:47 PM
Lysander Spooner (1-19-1808—5-14-1887) was one of America’s most noteworthy political philosophers of the nineteenth century....more»
D'ya think?

Potpourri

March 24, 2014 | 04:33 PM
Russian Adventures in Ukraine. Both the Anointed One and his Secretary of State (whose four or five month tour in Viet Nam all those years ago surely qualifies him as a great international strategist) ...more»
Hood: I'd rather be right

Another exercise in government lunacy

feedback icon 3 | March 24, 2014 | 02:46 AM
There’s a story unfolding in Hyde County with Rose Acre Farms that every North Carolinian should not only be aware of but fighting mad about. Here’s the "short version:" Rose Acre produces ...more»
From The Right

Beam me up Scotty, they remain uncivilized

March 21, 2014 | 06:56 AM
Generation after generation has grown up on various levels of Star Trek. Their common purpose was to explore new worlds and try to make friends. Remember the Prime Directive? Never interfere with what ...more»
Eastern Sportsman

Eastern Sportsman

September 24, 2011 | 04:03 PM
We are providing you with an RSS feed to the latest hunting, fishing and outsdoors articles from the internet....more»

Registration under way for BCCC Commercial Truck Driving School

April 09, 2014 | 11:28 AM
Registration is under way for those interested in enrolling in the Commercial Truck Driver Training Program at Beaufort County Community College. Night and weekend classes will begin Tuesday, May 20, ...more»

BCCC to offer potential students a free look at college life

March 24, 2014 | 07:58 AM
Are you thinking about starting college for the first time or going back to school to upgrade your job skills? Or are you wondering whether the time is right or your study skills are good enough? Then ...more»

Duke Energy awards $141,029 to Beaufort County Community College

March 18, 2014 | 10:51 AM
Duke Energy and Beaufort County Community College today announced a $141,029 investment from the Duke Energy Foundation. The funds will be used to buy equipment to establish an Industrial Maintenance ...more»

Go to jail to support the GED at BCCC

March 10, 2014 | 09:46 AM
The Division of Continuing Education at Beaufort County Community College is seeking volunteers who are willing to either "go to jail" or "post bond" for someone to be sent to jail to fund a scholarship ...more»

Manufacturing Open House scheduled for April 8 at BCCC

March 05, 2014 | 11:14 AM
The latest in equipment and training for careers in advanced manufacturing will be on display to the public at Beaufort County Community College Tuesday, April 8, as part of Advanced Manufacturing Awareness ...more»

Protect and Serve

Deprivation of rights under Color of Law

feedback icon 1 | February 26, 2014 | 06:14 PM
We have made reference to, on several occasions, illegal acts of public officials "under color of law." From comments and questions we have received it is clear to us that not many people understand ...more»

Final Tayloe Pharmacy case dismissed

feedback icon 7 | April 13, 2013 | 10:23 AM
Nearly a year later, the Government’s case in the Tayloe Pharmacy drug bust is over. Last week (4-11-13) the U. S. Attorney dismissed all of the felony charges against the final defendant, Amanda ...more»

County faces lawsuit from Sheriff Department's actions in 12th Street siege case

feedback icon 3 | February 18, 2013 | 05:12 PM
Regular readers of this site know about The Sieze on 12th Street. If not, you can find the series in the left column under the Protect and Serve section. Now the County faces a possible lawsuit ...more»

Bad cops are a symptom of a bad accountability system

January 06, 2013 | 05:24 PM
We honestly and earnestly believe that most law enforcement officials are honest, brave and hardworking people who really care about making our society a better place. But unfortunately, not all of them ...more»

12th St. Siege case dismissed because of a bungle by sheriff's deputies before the defense could present its case.

feedback icon 7 | October 31, 2011 | 06:26 PM
It was not a good day for the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department. The case against Carter Leary in the June 15, 2011 12th street siege case was thrown out of court before the defense even put ...more»

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Easter

April 20, 2014 | 05:15 PM

Hooray for our Chocowinity Planning Board

April 23, 2014 | 10:25 AM
Hooray for our Chocowinity Planning Board and their unanimous rejection of rezoning for the proposed county jail in the Industrial Park. We do not need a jail that close to the middle school. Duke Power's ...more»

IRS Gives bonus to those employees not paying taxes

April 23, 2014 | 08:38 AM
IRS gives Bonuses to employees that were disciplined last year or have not paid their income taxes. If we did that at our jobs we would not be getting bonuses but possibly fired. Sounds like the perfect ...more»

China on the move while US retreats

April 22, 2014 | 08:24 AM
China seizes Japanese ship claiming it is for non- payment of war reparations from the 1930’s. China again increasing military spending by 12%. China threatening to take back several remote Japanese ...more»

Confederate Soldier

April 21, 2014 | 09:27 PM
This is the web-site for the annual Civil War reenactment at Plymouth , NC this weekend. This is a well planned event with a lot of history and fun.Try to ...more»

John Boehner Promises Amnesty for Illegals This Year

April 21, 2014 | 11:39 AM
Good guys wear white hats...more»

Tillis and Debating

April 21, 2014 | 08:52 AM
Thom Tillis has been ducking all public debates with his opponents for the Republican nomination for the US Senate. He is either afraid of making more "Biden like" gaffs or he does not feel the need to ...more»

The 3 demos and the 1 want-a-be

April 19, 2014 | 05:41 PM
These questions had to be from the 3 and the 1 want to be democrats on the Beaufort County board of commissioners! Q. Name the four seasons A. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar. Q. How is dew formed ...more»

A true conservative

Walter Cannon | Apr 22 | 08:51 PM
I think smart people know fiction from facts, Mr. Jones has proved himself for the past twenty years ...more»

Obama is a surrender monkey

Raphael | Apr 22 | 09:23 AM
Obama was so pathetically weak on Russia's aggression in Ukraine, that it is tempting other tyrants ...more»

NO JAIL

More Money More Money | Apr 22 | 08:46 AM
I would like to commend the Chocowinity Planning Committee for standing up to this proposal and can ...more»

Boehner may destroy Republican wave this year

Raphael | Apr 21 | 09:16 PM
Boehner has been talking out of both sides of his mouth on amnesty, but if the fool pushes amnesty, ...more»

Faked Quote

tom | Apr 21 | 05:37 PM
Why do people Alinsky would have been s so stupid as to write this social state drivel? It was obviously ...more»

CCA

Chris Weaver | Apr 21 | 12:42 PM
The CCA in GA plays the same game. In GA the saltwater fisheries were under the control of the legislature ...more»

Tillis has been ducking the average voters

Raphael | Apr 21 | 10:39 AM
Tillis has been ducking almost all of the candidate forums around the state. He is thumbing his nose ...more»

Griffin is a carpetbagger

Raphael | Apr 21 | 09:11 AM

To be me or not to be me, that is the question

Charles Hickman | Apr 20 | 10:22 PM

Be careful with objective analysis

Steadfast Conservative | Apr 20 | 09:45 PM

No one likes a sneak.

Warren Smith | Apr 20 | 06:33 PM

one last point

Steadfast conservative | Apr 19 | 10:57 AM

I must also add this

Steadfast Conservative | Apr 18 | 06:32 PM

about Reagan you say

Steadfast Conservative | Apr 18 | 06:12 PM

it should all work out

Steadfast Conservative | Apr 18 | 02:57 PM

Community Bulletin Board

Bill Cook Fundraiser

April 21, 2014 | 11:57 AM
You are invited. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 5:30pm-7:00pm At the Home of Laura and Bill Staton 114 Saint Johns Court Chocowinity NC 27889 Donor Levels: Host: $500.00 Sponsor: $250.00 Individual: $50.00 ...more»

Coastal Pregnancy Center

April 19, 2014 | 11:18 AM
Chicken Dinner Plates Coastal Pregnancy Center 1312 John Small Ave. Washington, NC 27889 May 8, at noon, will deliver 10 or more Call or stop by the Center for tickets-$9 946-8040 "Saving Families ...more»

Washington City Council to meet April 14 at 5:30 pm

April 13, 2014 | 11:27 AM
Click on the link to the right to download the agenda and backup material....more»

Bd. of Commissioners special meetings

April 11, 2014 | 05:43 AM
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners will hold two upcoming joint special called meetings. On Monday, April 14, 2014, the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners will meet jointly with the Beaufort ...more»

Justice Mark Martin, Keynote speaker for Reagan Day Dinner

April 04, 2014 | 06:42 PM
Thursday April 10, 2014, 6:30pm, Yankee Hall Plantation Justice mark Martin in running for the Chief Justice Seat for the North Carolina Supreme Court and will be our Keynote speaker. Set your GPS ...more»

Radio Show

March 31, 2014 | 11:43 AM

Republican Party Reagan DAy Dinner

March 22, 2014 | 10:46 PM

Pantego Museum BBQ March 21

March 09, 2014 | 02:53 PM

Washington City Council meeting

March 08, 2014 | 12:47 PM

Don Cox Flyer

Jak | April 14, 2014 | 02:57 AM
Dear Mr. Don Cox, Disrespect, is a word you used in your latest flyer. People have jobs and families that can make them run late for things. You may think this is disrespectful. I think your actions ...more»

A More Modern Way of Living

Aaron Flowers | April 11, 2014 | 05:36 AM
Dear Sir or Madam; It is attributed that your paper published an article under the by line of Letter to the Editor on 17 January 2013 entitle More Modern Way of Living. Whether it was your paper or ...more»

What kind of County Commissioner do we need?

March 20, 2014 | 11:47 AM
March 18, 2014 Editor, Beaufort Observer To the editor. I recently saw a "flyer" supporting someone seeking to be a County Commissioner. He is not new to Beaufort County (claims to be having been ...more»
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