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Is the Sheriff beating a dead horse? Or is that horse really not dead?

November 23, 2015 | 05:59 PM
Is the Sheriff beating a dead horse? Or is that horse really not dead? Many people in Beaufort County believe the issue of a new jail has been quashed. If you’re one of them, think again....more»
Hood: I'd rather be right

Hood: EMS upgrade will cost more than they are telling you it will

November 23, 2015 | 07:36 PM
The recently approved upgrade of emergency services in Beaufort County will cost more—much more—than the six commissioners are telling you it will. Just as they did with the jail, they are ...more»

New hope for a cure for Alzheimer's

November 23, 2015 | 06:53 PM
For those who have had direct experience with a loved one with Alzheimer’s there is little doubt that it is a terrible disease that takes a toll on not only the patient but those who live with them....more»

The Culture of Corruption in Raleigh has got to go

November 23, 2015 | 05:45 PM
John Hood, writing at the Carolina Journal has picked up on the theme of how to eliminate the culture of corruption in Raleigh from political contributions and state business....more»

Lack of competitive bidding raises its ugly head again

Speaker Moore: "nothing improper..."
feedback icon 1 | November 22, 2015 | 12:31 PM
The Charlotte company under scrutiny for how it got maintenance contracts at state prisons has received about $7 million annually from a no-bid contract to maintain jails in Mecklenburg County, records ...more»
Southern Reflections

Deception galore: 2016 presidential campaigns

November 22, 2015 | 04:43 PM
Like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval, the candidates pre-picked by Washington Insiders have failed to get any traction as they try to overcome an angry and frustrated base. Consider if you will ...more»

Latest polls: Cruz surging

November 22, 2015 | 01:54 PM
As we have been predicting for some time now, the shift to a narrower field is occurring in the Republican Primary, even before for the first primary takes place. The latest CBS News Battleground poll ...more»
D'ya think?

Black Lives Matter madness

feedback icon 2 | November 21, 2015 | 10:26 AM
Last week I wrote about the inmates taking over the asylum at the University of Missouri. It turns out that it's happening all over the place. I suggested that "Hands up - don't shoot", even though ...more»

Sharyl Attkisson: Obama refusing to hear any intel on Islamic groups

feedback icon 1 | November 19, 2015 | 05:42 PM
Sharyl Attkisson, who may be the best investigative reporter around these days, is reporting: Host of Full Measure and investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson dropped a bombshell of information today ...more»

Islamists are working on deploying biological and chemical weapons

feedback icon 1 | November 19, 2015 | 05:03 PM
The Islamic State group is aggressively pursuing development of chemical weapons, setting up a branch dedicated to research and experiments with the help of scientists from Iraq, Syria and elsewhere in ...more»



The Fort Sumter moment?

feedback icon 4 | November 16, 2015 | 08:52 PM
The mob of black anarchists taking over the University of Missouri was a pretty Big Deal last week. It happened BEFORE Ronda Rousey was KO’ed in Australia so maybe you have forgotten it already.......more»
Liberty Belle

An unfair world

feedback icon 4 | November 16, 2015 | 02:44 PM
This past weekend my family went to Greenville to watch the middle grandson participate in a play-off game for the county’s parks and recreation league. My grandson’s team was by far the ...more»
Intellectual nudity

Is the History Channel the only one left?

feedback icon 2 | November 14, 2015 | 11:38 AM
Are you watching too much TV in the evenings? Personally, I can't stand the reality shows so I watch Fox between 730 and 1030. Lately, O'Reilly is really turning me off. He's always been arrogant, but ...more»
D'ya think?

The collegiate grievance culture

November 14, 2015 | 11:32 AM
It would seem that the inmates have taken over the asylum at the University of Missouri. They have forced the resignation of the school's president over racial issues....more»
Bonus Deal

Veterans Day 2015

November 10, 2015 | 06:35 PM
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, those words indicate the exact time that the armistice was signed to end the "War to end all wars" and it was first called Armistice Day....more»
Liberty Belle

Rewriting history

feedback icon 4 | November 08, 2015 | 04:15 PM
The New York Times Magazine recently posed the following question on Twitter: "If you could go back and kill Hitler as a baby, would you do it?" Why the magazine would tweet such a preposterous question ...more»
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Dem Hypocrisy??

November 07, 2015 | 08:43 AM
It's hard to believe, but we have been hearing one Dem after another complaining about how much the government is spending. It came as a bit of a surprise until it became clear that the complaints are ...more»
Intellectual nudity

Why "Intellectual Nudity"?

feedback icon 3 | November 06, 2015 | 11:20 AM
Can you take the clothes off your intelligence? Can you make your brain nude? Do you know the why behind what you believe? For example: I was raised in a Catholic and Democratic home....more»
Bonus Deal

Allen West to Barack Obama

This should be read by every American and then sent to our elected officials in Washington
feedback icon 1 | November 05, 2015 | 08:44 PM
Every American should "storm the barricades" over this. Our men and women are dying because their Commander-In-Chief does not know what he's doing....more»
Short Burst

Short burst

feedback icon 1 | November 04, 2015 | 06:17 PM
The Republicans on stage last week should have walked off the stage, as a group, the other night and left CNBC with two hours of dead air or fill time. 50 Special Operations personnel is a fierce some ...more»

LEC is one-stop shop for academic assistance

September 21, 2015 | 11:57 AM
Whether it’s a matter of studying for a particular class or test, or getting help with technology like email or Blackboard, Beaufort County Community College’s all-new Learning Enhancement ...more»

Get fit at BCCC

September 21, 2015 | 11:56 AM
A new health and fitness program at Beaufort County Community College is aimed at improving the health and fitness of citizens of its service area. The Get Beau-FITT! program will start with a Kick-Off ...more»

Tyrrell County Fire Dept. hosts BCCC Fire School Weekend

September 15, 2015 | 11:10 AM
COLUMBIA, N.C. — The Albemarle Fireman’s Association and Beaufort County Community College will host a Fire School Weekend in Tyrrell County on Oct. 2-4, 2015. Classes will be held at the ...more»

Late Start Classes for Fall 2015

September 15, 2015 | 10:59 AM
Check with your advisor about adding an 8-week, full-credit class to your Fall 2015 schedule. The following classes are available in Late Start format: ART 111 - Art Appreciation BUS 110 - Intro to Business BUS ...more»

College works to attract, assist, retain students

September 09, 2015 | 10:01 AM
A combination of factors has resulted in a dip in full-time enrollment at Beaufort County Community College for Fall 2015, but the news isn’t all bad. The staff and faculty are responding to the ...more»


What you should know about this website

why we exist and how we see our role
feedback icon 7 | April 09, 2008 | 12:14 PM
Your use of this website acknowledges your acceptance of the Terms of Use . In addition, to understand how the website operates you should read this article "What you should know about this website." ...more»

Terms of Use

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Please read carefully the following Terms and Conditions relating to your use of this website. By using this site, you are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions of use. This policy should ...more»
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Privacy Policy

September 29, 2007 | 07:52 PM
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Live Sky News feed

November 20, 2015 | 09:57 AM

They don't make'em like the used to

November 20, 2015 | 02:31 PM

27 year old video of trump surfaces. This is a Bomb!

November 24, 2015 | 07:57 PM
This Video was done 27 years ago in 1988. He had great foresight then. You will not find a perfect candidate but this man makes sense when it comes to the practical side of saving our Country. ...more»

Obama Says He Will Stand Up To ISIS By Attending Global Warming Conference

November 24, 2015 | 06:08 PM
"Barack Obama says he will "rebuke" ISIS by attending a global climate conference in Paris next week. Obama said that by attending the global warming convention, it will be a "powerful rebuke to the ...more»

National debt jumps half trillion dollars in three weeks

November 24, 2015 | 03:32 PM
After Congress approved a budget deal negotiated by Boehner and McConnell and supported by Paul Ryan that took the cap off of the federal debt until 2017, the federal debt has jumped over half a trillion ...more»

US Backed 'Rebels' Down Russian Rescue Helicopter

November 24, 2015 | 01:15 PM
"Syrian insurgents reportedly blew up the chopper using US-supplied arms. The helicopter was searching for the two pilots from the Russian bomber downed by Turkey after it flew close to its border with ...more»

New scientific study: Mexican volcano caused the global warming of 1980s

November 24, 2015 | 09:11 AM
A new scientific study says the major cause of the global warming that occured in the 1980s was a volcano eruption in Mexico. Volcanoes have long been known to have major impacts on climate that can last ...more»

Secret cell: British Muslim women encouraging others to join Islamic State

November 24, 2015 | 07:40 AM
" A secret British cell of Islamist women is brainwashing young female Muslims in the UK and encouraging them to join Isil, an undercover investigation has revealed. The group holds clandestine, invite-only ...more»

Release of plans for 2,224 federal rules Friday

November 23, 2015 | 04:56 PM
"The Obama administration quietly released its plans for 2,224 federal rules Friday. President Barack Obama’s Unified Agenda for Fall 2015 is his administration’s regulatory road map and lays ...more»

Hope You Like It!

Rufus | Nov 24 | 08:32 PM
It would be really great if the folks that were running for seats on the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners ...more»

the article speaks for its self

Ted | Nov 24 | 10:43 AM
His take on the issue is simplistic, unrealistic in which the truth is so twisted up it becomes unrecognizable. ...more»

Ted supports racial discrimination

Southern Patriot | Nov 24 | 09:44 AM
Why is it not surprising that Ted, our resident Marxist, supports racial discrimination, as long as ...more»


Kimo | Nov 24 | 08:01 AM
Ted - It would be interesting to know just how your "buddy" is contributing to the injustice in the ...more»


Frances | Nov 24 | 07:17 AM
If anyone expected anything different, they were just kidding themselves. That was the first question ...more»

Mecklenburg County Sheriff

Pete Moss | Nov 23 | 09:12 PM
You should look into what his predecessor did. The now deceased Sheriff CW Kidd hired most of his family ...more»

the 150 years john

Ted | Nov 23 | 08:04 PM
whose hand was on the scale then? By your admission we leftists have another hundred years . Maybe ...more»

the madness is

Ted | Nov 23 | 07:59 PM

Tillis hired green energy hack to head eastern office

concerned taxpayer | Nov 23 | 02:35 PM


Scott Garland | Nov 23 | 08:46 AM

Applying the same set of standards for all

john steed | Nov 22 | 06:16 PM


Ted | Nov 22 | 04:47 PM

you a good point or two

Ted | Nov 22 | 12:03 PM

Domestic terrorism

Ted | Nov 22 | 08:54 AM

Thou shall not steal

J.P. Jones | Nov 21 | 03:53 PM

Community Bulletin Board

Washington City Council to meet Monday

November 19, 2015 | 03:31 PM
The Washington City Council will meet Monday, November 23 at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall. You can review the agenda and supporting material at the link to the right....more»

Beaufort Patriot Tea Party Thursday Nov. 19, 7:00pm

November 16, 2015 | 03:56 PM
Beaufort Patriot Tea Party meets Thursday Nov. 19, 7:00 pm. West end of the Mount Olive University Building. 4535 US High Way 264 West, Washington NC You will have an opportunity to purchase a top brand ...more»

Beaufort County Commission to meet November 9, 2015

November 05, 2015 | 05:38 PM
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners will meet Monday, November 9, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. at 121 W. 3rd St. in Washington, NC. You may download the agenda and supporting materials by clicking on the ...more»

Washington City Council to meet Monday, Nov. 9

November 05, 2015 | 11:34 AM
The Washington City Council will meet Monday, November 9, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. You can download the agenda and supporting materials by clicking on the link to the right....more»

Terra Ceia Christian School Fall Auction

November 05, 2015 | 10:34 AM
Terra Ceia Christian School is having our annual fall auction on Friday Nov. 6th. There is a soup/chili supper starting at 5:30 followed by the auction at 7pm. There are lots of baked items, crafts, ...more»

The Beaufort Way

The "Market-based Conservation Initiative" shows how ill-informed some of our Commissioners are

October 11, 2015 | 06:50 PM
At the October Board of Commissioner's meeting we were treated to yet another example of un-informed commissioners who place the interests of special interests above what is good for all of the people ...more»

Coverup! The hospital saga grows

What did they know on August 17 that they did not know on July 7? Why will they not say?
feedback icon 5 | August 23, 2015 | 09:53 PM
On July 7, 2015 the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners voted 6-1 to dissolve the Beaufort Regional Health System Authority. Then on August 17 they voted to reverse that action. So what changed? ...more»

How our Board of Commissioners handles (mishandles) our money

feedback icon 5 | August 20, 2015 | 12:47 PM
thAt the August Board of Commissioners meeting we were treated to a remarkable example of how sloppy the majority on this board is in dealing with requests for handouts to various special interests of ...more»

Commissioners reverse themselves on school funding and dissolving the Hospital Authority

When will the nonsense ever stop?
feedback icon 4 | August 17, 2015 | 07:54 PM
The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners, without Frankie Waters or Ron Buzzeo in attendance, moved Monday (8-17-15) to try to clean up some of the blundering they have done over the last few months....more»

Citizens For Better Government calls out the Commissioners on their illegal actions

feedback icon 17 | July 14, 2015 | 08:52 AM
At the end of the open meeting in the July 7, 2015 regular monthly meeting of the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners there was an interesting incident that is very telling about this board and some ...more»

The Commissioners' hospital decision is seriously flawed

feedback icon 11 | July 10, 2015 | 04:26 PM
UPDATED: 7-11-15 The 7-7-15 vote by six member of the Board of Commissioners was seriously flawed in a number of different ways. We have the video of the action and an analysis showing why it is severely ...more»

Commissioners vote to abolish the Hospital Authority and seize the 6.4 million dollar trust fund

feedback icon 3 | July 08, 2015 | 10:50 AM
Six members of the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday (7-7-15) to dissolve the Beaufort County Regional Medical Authority and to confiscate the 6.4 million dollars held in an escrow ...more»

Ron Buzzeo's disgusting performance on the FY 2016 budget

feedback icon 7 | July 01, 2015 | 11:47 AM
Ron Buzzzeo explained why he would not support a tax break for struggling taxpayers when he voted for the budget. But in his speech he reveals his dismal understanding of local government finance and ...more»

Frankie Waters...gets it wrong and manages to slap the taxpayers in doing so

Yes the County has needs, but the taxpayers have needs also. His approach is killing the local economy
feedback icon 6 | June 29, 2015 | 09:02 AM
Frankie Waters get it wrong when he goes against giving the taxpayers a break. Yes the County has needs but sticking cash under the mattress is not the way to address those needs. The money could be ...more»

Robert Belcher uses absurd reasoning on schools' budget requests

feedback icon 3 | June 26, 2015 | 08:33 AM
My wife handed me the grocery list and ask that I go by the store and get the groceries. When I got to the store I got everything on the list and headed to the checkout, only to discover I had left my ...more»

Suburban Propane Expansion Update

Phillip & Valerie Boyd | September 26, 2015 | 03:20 PM
Thank you so much for your coverage on the propane bulk facility in our neighborhood. The existing 30,000 gallon tank should not have been allowed in 1992 and it is sure not in our best interest to increase ...more»

A tipping point on the Second Amendment?

Tom | August 27, 2015 | 06:21 AM
Oh Grit, it's incredible how few new veehilcs are being bought, how oil consumption has fallen away compared to just a year ago and how general consumption levels have dropped. Someones going to have ...more»

Negative effects of government funding of illegal immigrants

Themes | August 27, 2015 | 03:50 PM
Hi Matt,I always fiegurd you were smarter than the average ecologist As to the FBI, and its British equivalent, I notice that you don't list your full name either, which is wise both from a trouble with ...more»
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