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Tillis saves crony corporate welfare for Hollywood

July 31, 2014 | 09:42 PM
If you believe we ought to be cutting unemployment compensation and asking the beleaguered North Carolina taxpayer to subsidize the junk that is coming out of Hollywood these days you will be delighted ...more»

Standing firm on immigration is the most important issue to Republicans voters.

July 31, 2014 | 09:42 PM reports: compiled by Tea Party Patriots and provided exclusively to Breitbart News shows that a majority of Republican voters think Republicans standing strong on immigration is more important ...more»

American heroes fight Ebola, but they need your help

July 31, 2014 | 10:09 PM
ABC News had a remarkable story about Americans in Africa fighting the Ebola epidemic. They report: An American doctor being treated for Ebola in Liberia has "taken a slight turn for the worse overnight," ...more»

Distrust that Obama would follow the law blocks legislation to deal with illegal alien invasion

August 01, 2014 | 05:26 AM
Distrust of Obama has stumped legislation to response to the illegal alien invasion. The Washington Times reports: A conservative rebellion forced House leaders to pull their border bill from consideration ...more»

An open letter to the Beaufort County Commission
from Warren Smith

feedback icon 3 | July 30, 2014 | 10:52 AM
July 31, 2014 Beaufort County Commissioners 121 W. Third Street Washington, NC 27889 Gentlemen: Earlier last year you began acting on a proposal to fund a new jail at the Washington Industrial Park....more»

State Board of Elections needs some training in group decision making process

feedback icon 1 | July 30, 2014 | 07:43 PM
The State Board of Elections and all county boards of election are controlled, by law, by a majority of members of the same party as the Governor. That means that the party that loses out in the gubernatorial ...more»

Ethanol: The scam of the century

You pay every time you fill up at the pump and every time you go to the grocery store or eat in a restaurant...but we get little or nothing for it.
feedback icon 1 | July 30, 2014 | 04:05 PM
The problem with many environmentalists is that they have ulterior motives. And those motives often are not protecting or enhancing the environment but rather some other nefarious motive, often as not ...more»

Abolish DHS, or see our liberties continue to be abused under color of law

July 30, 2014 | 12:47 PM
If you’re not alarmed you don’t understand what is going on in this country with the Department of Homeland Security. It is becoming Nazi-like gestapo. The most recent example comes right ...more»

O'Neal's walk is working. Here's how the N&O reports it

feedback icon 1 | July 29, 2014 | 07:32 PM
Belhaven mayor Adam ONeal is trying to call attention to the plight of small, rural hospitals in the wake of the closing of Pungo Hospital in Belhaven. To draw attention he’s been on a walk from ...more»

Now we know what the NCAE's beef with the GOP is

feedback icon 3 | July 29, 2014 | 07:17 PM
The NCAE (teacher’s union)—as distinguished from "teachers"—has been very critical of Republican legislative leaders. What they don’t tell you is what their beef really is with ...more»
D'ya think?

Constitutional convention

July 26, 2014 | 09:37 AM


Flip Side

Is the Pungo Hospital closing just the tip of the iceberg?

feedback icon 3 | July 07, 2014 | 10:14 PM
Vidant wasted no time padlocking the front door of Pungo District Hospital and covering up the signage around the building. This 9 month scourge of bad publicity couldn’t end soon enough....more»
D'ya think?

Slow learners

July 07, 2014 | 10:10 PM
Slow Learners Here we go again. The conservatives (read Republicans) are taking a beating again. This time over the SCOTUS Hobby Lobby ruling. Just like they did when the Government got "shut down" ...more»
Hood: I'd rather be right

Grand Jury inspects the jail...again

feedback icon 2 | July 06, 2014 | 09:11 AM
Grand Juries are required by General Statute to inspect the county jail one time each year. The Beaufort County Grand Jury did its duty according to their report dated June 23, 2014....more»
D'ya think?

The Cost of Serving...Clinton Poverty

July 06, 2014 | 08:59 AM
The Cost of Serving...Clinton Poverty Did you ever take out a loan to buy a house?? If not, how about a loan to buy a vehicle?? Either way, during the first year of your payments (in the case of a car) ...more»
From The Right

Our Constitutional Scholar at work

July 06, 2014 | 08:58 AM
FROM THE RIGHT Our Constitutional Scholar at work!!! By Bill Moore When President Obama ran for office his campaign was claiming he was a Constitutional Expert having taught it in Law School....more»
Teacher's Desk

Why the temporary classrooms exist in Chocowinity

June 02, 2010 | 11:20 AM
In the Beaufort Observer's report of the Chocowinity Town Board meeting on June 1 there is a discussion of the mobile units at Chocowinity Middle School that were granted a three-year temporary "Special ...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»

Veteran educator, farmer chosen to head BCCC’s new Agribusiness Technology Program

July 28, 2014 | 10:11 AM
Veteran educator William R. Askew who grew up on a Beaufort County farm has been chosen to head the new Agribusiness Technology Program at Beaufort County Community College. Askew, a 1989 graduate of ...more»

BCCC schedules entrepreneurial core curriculum classes

July 14, 2014 | 12:30 PM
Business and Industry Services at Beaufort County Community College announces a schedule of upcoming classes this fall that serves as the core curriculum for potential and existing small business owners. The ...more»

Ambrose is new BCCC Staff Association President

July 09, 2014 | 10:41 AM
Gail Ambrose, technical services coordinator for the Learning Resources Center at Beaufort County Community College, has been chosen to head the BCCC Staff Association for the 2014-2015 Academic Year. ...more»

Endowment honors memory of Dr. Tom Nicholson

July 07, 2014 | 09:28 AM
Students pursing medical fields at Beaufort County Community College will receive financial assistance in the future thanks to an endowment created in memory of a prominent Washington physician — ...more»

Scholarship honors long-time mental health advocates, John and Geneva Morgan

June 30, 2014 | 09:40 AM
The Beaufort County Mental Health Association has awarded a scholarship to a student attending Beaufort County Community College in honor of John and Geneva Morgan, long-time mental health advocates. "John ...more»

Protect and Serve

Deprivation of rights under Color of Law

feedback icon 2 | 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 5 | 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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Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Six Philadelphia narcotics officers have been indicted on charges they spent years shaking down drug dealers, using gangland tactics to rob them of cash and ...more»

Where is Tillis on the border crisis?

August 01, 2014 | 01:46 PM
Despite recent polling that shows that GOP voters consider standing firm against illegal immigration is the top issue for 2014, Thom Tillis is still AWOL on the border crisis. How does he expect conservative ...more»

Boehner trying to sell out Republicans on immigration, again

August 01, 2014 | 09:42 AM
Weepy Boehner is at it again, trying to sell out Republicans on immigration. This time he is pushing a weak bill on the present border crisis when conservatives are demanding real and meaningful action. ...more»

Flight leaves for Liberia to evacuate Americans infected with Ebola

July 31, 2014 | 06:45 PM
How can any one in their right mind allow this to come into the US? I am sorry for these people, but they should not be allowed back into the US. "At least one of the two will be taken to a hospital ...more»

DHS Report: Tuberculosis And Scabies Spreading In Migrant Holding Facilitie

July 31, 2014 | 05:13 PM
Have to wonder how many have been released and traveled with the public exposing many people to these diseases? "The Department of Homeland Security’s report on the facilities housing the recent ...more»

Immigrants to be Housed in 'Suites' Near San Antonio

July 31, 2014 | 05:09 PM
It is a sad day when illegal invaders are treated better than our veterans. Why could not they do something like this for our homeless vets and other homeless legal citizens? "The 532-bed facility ...more»

Leader of Scout Troop Confronted by Armed Border Patrol Speaks Out

July 31, 2014 | 10:57 AM
"At the check point, one of the boys took a picture of the border agent and "threw the agent into a frenzy." According to Fox, the agent immediately confiscated the camera, told the boy that he could ...more»

DHS should be protecting border, not stealing cars

Raphael | Aug 01 | 10:03 PM
Instead of carjacking vehicles from law abiding American citizens, DHS ought to send these heavies to ...more»

Statement NOT made by Warren Smith

Warren Smith | Aug 01 | 04:06 PM
The comment posted August 1, 2:31pm ie, "You are all stupid" was not made by Warren Smith.... Warren ...more»

You are all stupid

More Money | Aug 01 | 03:58 PM
I do not for one minute believe the real Warren Smith said that. He has never said so few words and ...more»


Frances | Aug 01 | 03:43 PM
Don't be shy about how you feel about people....more»

DHS SUV Hijackings

Hjorkmaster5000 | Aug 01 | 02:25 PM
DHS knew perfectly well that this particular vehicle was not in custody of an "illegal import ring". ...more»

Land Rover Disocvery

ed | Aug 01 | 01:34 PM
I heard a story on the radio about black market imports and the Defender was one mentioned. Newer models ...more»


Victor Agraz | Aug 01 | 12:32 PM
Bill and Buzz, Are you telling me that the ideals of the tea party began in 2010? According to Buzz, ...more»

public ed and their 'unions' exposed

Steadfast Conservative | Aug 01 | 11:38 AM

DHS responsible for Customs

US Citizen | Aug 01 | 11:36 AM


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DHS Seizure Land Rover

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Ethanol scam

JohnSullivan | Jul 31 | 05:41 PM

For real?

Jul 31 | 02:09 PM

Reason NCAE is really upset with GOP.

Cathy Musci | Jul 31 | 01:12 PM

Community Bulletin Board

Liberty Torch PAC Fund-raiser with Walter B. Jones

July 22, 2014 | 08:29 PM
Join us in Pitt County North Carolina for an evening with Congressman Walter B. Jones to benefit Liberty Torch PAC. Master of Ceremonies will be Retired General Hal James of Craven County. Also joining ...more»

Mattie Lawson-Michael Speciale Fun-raiser at Bennett Vinyards

July 15, 2014 | 09:09 AM
A really fun outing at Bennett Vineyards, 6832 Old Sand Hill Rd, Edward NC, July 19. 4:30 pm till 8:30 pm. Fun-Fellowship-Free wine tasting. Professional entertainment to keep you rocking and laughing. ...more»

Beaufort Patriot Tea Party

July 14, 2014 | 05:42 PM
The Beaufort Patriot Tea Party will have John Pack with the Office of Emergency Services as the guest speaker for July 17, 7:00pm, Thursday, Mount Olive University building west end, 4525 US Highway 264 ...more»

Beaufort County Board of Social Services Meeting

July 14, 2014 | 01:51 PM
The Board of Social Services regularly scheduled meeting will be held Monday, July 21, 2014 at 12:00 and is open to the public. This meeting will be held at the Beaufort County Department of Social ...more»

Conservatives Republicans Club to meet Thursday

July 09, 2014 | 10:47 AM
The Beaufort County Republicans Club will meet Thursday 7-1-14 at 7:00 p.m. in the west end of the Mt. Olive University building at 4525 W. 264 in Washington. Beaufort County politics will be the order ...more»

State employees' salary database

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Forced annexation is wrong

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Location of Jail in Chocowinity

Tim Baker | July 14, 2014 | 05:55 PM
I don't believe in any way, shape, or form would the location of the jail in the Chocowinity Industrial Park be beneficial to the Town of Chocowinity. I am of the belief that if a new Jail were to be ...more»
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