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The week in review

March 27, 2015 | 09:04 AM
The first 10 articles posted below on our Home Page on the weekend are ranked according to the most interest generated during the last week....more»

The Beaufort County Way: Another Beaufort County fiasco

March 25, 2015 | 07:59 AM
The following appeared in the March 20 County Compass --Now we’re hearing that some are saying that access to the Beaufort County Courthouse should be restricted....more»

Ted Cruz announces his bid for President in 2016

Conservatives have a choice. What will they do with it?
feedback icon 3 | March 23, 2015 | 05:03 PM
At Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. today (3-23-15) Sen. Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for President of the United States in the 2016 election. Here is his speech and an update of an interview ...more»

S394 would make gun laws more uniform across the state. It should be passed into law.

March 26, 2015 | 08:00 PM
Pay attention gun owners. We need to see that this bill passes. Capitol reports it this way: A bill filed in the North Carolina Senate Tuesday would give teeth to a state law that, ...more»

Star Parker: Cruz-Carson...the Dream Team

March 24, 2015 | 07:47 PM
The presidential election of 2016 will be a defining moment for the nation and for the Republican Party. Not so for the Democratic Party. There's no controversy among Democrats about what America should ...more»
Daily Haymaker

Tempest in a Teapot in the GOP House caucus

March 26, 2015 | 02:47 AM
There’s a bit of a Tempest in a Teapot in the Republican House Caucus right now. Seems the Leadership is scrambling to hold the lid on the teapot. Brant Clifton has the story at the Daily Haymaker ...more»

Local sales tax would be distributed by population if Senate bill passes

March 23, 2015 | 07:52 PM
It’s hard, once you get on the Gravy Train, to get off. That’s why you’re going to hear such wailing and gnashing of teeth by the big cities (and many smaller, such as Washington) ...more»
Liberty Belle

Property rights

feedback icon 1 | March 23, 2015 | 07:04 AM
The unalienable rights of "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" are inscribed within the Declaration of Independence. Study of the writings of the framers reveals that "the pursuit of happiness" ...more»

Raucous Caucus - Crazy Days on Jones Street!

March 23, 2015 | 06:13 AM
One might be tempted to conclude that the latest Agent Pierce was a parody if it were not so true. The foolishness coming from Jones Street, especially the west side, these days makes us wonder it the ...more»

Beaufort's greatest threat: Monopolistic health care

Given to us by the Beaufort County Way
March 25, 2015 | 08:55 AM
Another example of the Beaufort County Way. Remember the chant: "UHS, UHS, UHS!" The cheerleaders were urging the Beaufort County Commission to give our hospital to University Heath System, later ...more»


Tinsel Town Talks

Julie Adams revisits the Black Lagoon

March 23, 2015 | 07:11 PM
How much mileage could a studio expect from a 1950s film starring a biologist with a fascination for a secluded fishpond? Quite a bit, when the scientist is beautiful Julie Adams wrapped in a skin-tight ...more»
From The Right

The United Nations: An expensive joke on the us

feedback icon 1 | March 21, 2015 | 08:32 PM
The United Nations- An Expensive Joke on the US By Bill Moore The United Nations was formed after World War II to help Nations work together to avoid future wars and for joint economic development....more»
D'ya think?

Clinton legacy

March 21, 2015 | 08:30 PM
Clinton Legacy Poor Hillary is getting a lot of mention in the news lately - a lot of it not very complimentary. And the negatives are not all from the Reps. A lot of Dems aren't too happy with her ...more»
Daily Haymaker

Governor and legislators should just buck up and do their jobs rather than passing the buck

March 17, 2015 | 08:01 PM
We tend to agree with most of what Brant Clifton writes, simply because he is an honest to goodness conservative who has the rare ability to apply conservative principles to what he sees happening in ...more»
From The Right

Is the Republican Party trying to become the Whig Party?

feedback icon 3 | March 17, 2015 | 07:10 PM
The Whig Party was a political party in the 1st half of the 1800's. They actually elected 4 presidents before they disappeared and were replaced by the Republican Party. Whig Presidents include Harrison, ...more»
Tinsel Town Talks

Chris Mitchum’s journey to Hollywood

March 16, 2015 | 08:09 PM
You would think appearing in three popular John Wayne westerns in the space of two years would ignite a young actor’s career, especially if the actor's father was Robert Mitchum. And in the early ...more»
Liberty Belle

The Divine Right of kings

feedback icon 1 | March 15, 2015 | 08:13 AM
Algernon Sidney was beheaded in 1683 by King Charles II for having the audacity to opine that the king does not have a divine right to rule the people. At that time it was punishable by death to question ...more»
Bonus Deal

Ten things every veteran should know about Agent Orange

feedback icon 1 | March 14, 2015 | 10:27 AM
The Vantage Point blog at the Department of Veterans Affairs website has some very useful information that most veterans should be aware of. They report: 1. Agent Orange was a herbicide and defoliant ...more»
Southern Reflections

Who will serve with them?

feedback icon 1 | March 14, 2015 | 10:24 AM
Ordinarily we would be impressed with many of the GOP presidential candidates jumping into the 2016 race. However, if we have learned anything about past campaigns, it’s the staff, advisors and ...more»
Liberty Belle

Rule of Law

feedback icon 2 | March 08, 2015 | 06:23 PM
This past week the Supreme Court heard the case of King v. Burwell, addressing subsidies to the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare). The decision has far reaching consequences to all of us....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»

BCCC College for Kids 2014 schedule announced

March 23, 2015 | 03:31 PM
The worlds of art, beekeeping, sailing, hunting, sewing, video games and woodworking are among the activities young people can explore during College for Kids 2015 at Beaufort County Community College. ...more»

BCCC to exit Federal Direct Student Loan Program effective July 1

March 19, 2015 | 07:50 AM
Beaufort County Community College will cease participation in the Federal Direct Student Loan Program effective July 1, 2015. As a result, BCCC will not originate any new student loans after that date. The ...more»

Live streaming now available for business workshops

March 17, 2015 | 08:42 AM
Prospective and current business owners will no longer have to travel in order to attend most workshops sponsored by the Small Business Center at Beaufort County Community College. This week, the center ...more»

BCCC announces registration for Summer 2015 Term and Fall 2015 Semester

March 09, 2015 | 11:24 AM
The Division of Student Services at Beaufort County Community College announces the registration schedule for Summer 2015 Term and Fall 2015 Semester. Combined Summer 2015 Term and Fall 2015 Semester ...more»

Work Ready Community effort launched

February 16, 2015 | 02:29 PM
Beaufort County Community College and local economic development interests recently announced the launch of an effort to certify the county to those seeking to locate their businesses here or expand an ...more»


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USDA says license required to allow people to snap photo's of Llamas

March 29, 2015 | 08:31 AM
Have to wonder how long it will be before we need a license to use the bathroom in our own homes..... "A USDA official contacted them shortly after the Feb. 26 incident, saying they needed a license ...more»

Awesome 10 word message for Isis.

March 28, 2015 | 10:14 PM
A couple of weeks ago, Dakota Meyer made headlines when he announced his engagement to Bristol Palin. The military hero declared himself to be "the luckiest guy ever to be able to spend the rest of my ...more»

Bid to Redistribute NC Sales Tax Money

March 28, 2015 | 06:26 PM
WITN website 3/28/15, "Bid to Redistribute NC Sales Tax Money Praised, Panned", states "The state Senate this week proposed stripping away some of the revenues of vacation destinations like Dare County ...more»

Obama Admin Threatens U.S. Allies for Disagreeing with Iran Nuke Deal

March 28, 2015 | 01:47 PM
"LAUSANNE, Switzerland—Efforts by the Obama administration to stem criticism of its diplomacy with Iran have included threats to nations involved in the talks, including U.S. allies, according to ...more»

Germanwings jetliner catastrophe: The first antidepressant drug-induced mas

March 28, 2015 | 01:15 PM
While these drugs have helped a lot of people, there is also the other side of them that needs to be brought out into the open. The last section of the article list list of other mass murderers who were ...more»

Hillary "Wiped Clean" Emails Permanaently Deleted

March 28, 2015 | 08:45 AM
Hillary Clinton wiped her email server "clean," permanently deleting all emails from it, the chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Friday. Rep. Trey Gowdy, ...more»

State bills would limit access to officer body camera videos

March 27, 2015 | 02:01 PM
"State legislators around the country are pushing to make it much harder for the public to obtain police officer body camera videos, undermining their promise as a tool people can use to hold law enforcement ...more»


Frances | Mar 29 | 06:57 AM
It is interesting to learn that McCroy only cares about the people from Charlotte/Mecklenburg County. ...more»

How to win wars.

suryaraomudragada | Mar 28 | 04:48 PM
I have been doing research about buildings for the past 50 yrs.All buildings that followed linear architecture(rectangular ...more»


Walter | Mar 28 | 11:49 AM
it is arrogant and outrageous but she will get by with it. She and her husband have proven that it ...more»

Hillary did this while under subpoena

RSemmes | Mar 28 | 11:04 AM
Hillary Clinton wiped her emails while she was under subpoena to produce them. This is arrogant and ...more»

It's gonna be different

Walter | Mar 27 | 03:32 PM
in the future simply because the Beaufort Observer lets the public know what's going on whereas before ...more»

Will We Never Learn?

Ray Leary | Mar 27 | 02:38 PM
Right on point. Cartel politics is responsible for every dollar wasted in Beaufort County over the past ...more»

Back room rule

J.P. Jones | Mar 27 | 11:51 AM
So much for principles. So much for representation. Power rules in Beaufort County. Gary Brinn: ...more»

Obama screwed Israel

RSemmes | Mar 26 | 02:35 PM

More idiot birther crap

Mar 26 | 02:12 PM

So true.

npc | Mar 26 | 12:10 PM

Ted signs up

Ted | Mar 25 | 08:23 PM

How to join the Ted Cruz team

RSemmes | Mar 25 | 04:31 PM

Obama makes FEMA the thought police

Jesse Helms Republican | Mar 25 | 01:40 PM


Lynyrd | Mar 25 | 09:45 AM

Higher electric bills are not a benefit

RSemmes | Mar 24 | 08:11 PM

Community Bulletin Board

Beaufort County DSS Monthly Board Meeting

March 18, 2015 | 01:43 PM
Re: Department of Social Services Board Meeting The Board of Social Services regularly scheduled meeting will be held Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:00 and is open to the public. This meeting will be ...more»

Special Meeting - Beaufort County DSS

March 11, 2015 | 11:40 AM
Public Service Announcement To: Board of Social Services From: Sonya A. Toman, Director Re: Department of Social Services Board Meeting The Board of Social Services will hold a special meeting ...more»

Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association host workshop in New Bern

March 06, 2015 | 09:09 AM
Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association Will host a Workshop for Constitutional Conservatives and an Educational Forum for the Replacement of Common Core March 7th, 2015; 1:00 to 5:00 PM Stanley Ballroom, ...more»

Craven County GOP Convention

March 05, 2015 | 06:16 AM
The Annual Convention of the Craven County Republican Party will take place at the Court House Annex, 302 Broad Street in New Bern on Saturday March 14. Registration opens at 7:30, the Convention begins ...more»

Dr. Greg Brannon to Speak in New Bern

March 03, 2015 | 12:17 PM
The Coastal Carolina Taxpayers Association (CCTA) announced that Dr. Greg Brannon will be the featured speaker March 7 as part of a Workshop for Constitutional Conservatives. The event will also feature ...more»

March 2015 DSS Board Meeting

February 18, 2015 | 01:44 PM

GOP precinct meetings canceled

February 17, 2015 | 09:53 AM

Washington City Council to meet Feb. 9

February 07, 2015 | 08:18 AM

School Board meeting Monday

January 09, 2015 | 07:46 PM

The Beaufort Way

The Beaufort County Way

Here's how to understand Beaufort County pollitics
feedback icon 3 | March 27, 2015 | 05:59 AM
What is THE BEAUFORT COUNTY WAY ? It is a term we coined to simplify describing how Beaufort County politics works. It came from The Carolina Way, which was originated by Coach Dean Smith at UNC-CH ...more»

My Personal Experience voting in North Carolina on November 4, 2014

THEODORE ZIOLKOWSKI | November 04, 2014 | 11:47 PM
My personal experience with voting today in Precinct 013 in Forsyth County, North Carolina. (1.) I am handicapped and had a severe problem. (2.) I voted in Precinct 013 in Forsyth County. (3.) The ...more»

Tayloes' Hospital Pharmacy

George H. Schryer | October 14, 2014 | 01:27 PM
I used to use the pharmacy at Walmart for most of my medical supplies until last Sunday. My wife had just been released from the hospital and I had to get some medicines for her to take early the next ...more»

RE: “This is Big. It could be really big for Beaufort County”

Andrew Menaquale | September 22, 2014 | 04:29 PM
Dear Editor, Anyone reading "This is Big. It could be really big for Beaufort County" should be aware of some serious problems with the report’s analysis before deciding how "big" this would actually ...more»
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