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News & Commentary

The week in review

feedback icon 1 | April 18, 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»

Our Supreme Court renders a travesty of injustice

Never doubt whether these judicial elections are important or not
April 12, 2015 | 01:48 PM
Charles Dickens, in Oliver Twist , must have known how our N. C. Supreme Court’s majority would rule in this case of when he wrote: "If the law supposes that," said Mr. Bumble,... "the law is ...more»
Daily Haymaker

NCGA to consider amnesty bills Wednesday

feedback icon 2 | April 14, 2015 | 08:10 AM
While the headlines on Drudge warn of another impending horde of new illegal aliens headed to the USA/Mexican border, there will be important committee meetings in the Legislature in Raleigh Wednesday....more»

Over the long run, government is no better than its openness

April 13, 2015 | 05:21 PM
Elliot Engstrom, of the Civitas Institute , writing for the Burlington Times News spotlights a real problem the General Assembly should address before it adjourns this year...that of open government, ...more»

The word: Alligood to jump from Washington to Beaufort County as manager

feedback icon 3 | April 15, 2015 | 08:13 PM
Rumors abound. The "word on the street" in Little Washington is that Beaufort County is stealing Washington’s City’s Manager to be its County Manager. But at this writing there has been no ...more»

DHS going on yet another ammo buying binge. Get your .223 while you can.

April 16, 2015 | 07:31 PM
Paul Joseph Watson, writing at reports that the Department of Homeland Security is about to embark on yet another ammo buying binge. He writes: The Department of Homeland Security is set ...more»

HB 328 would give legal driving privileges to illegal aliens

feedback icon 1 | April 16, 2015 | 10:13 PM
There seems to be a fair amount of misunderstanding about a bill working its way through the Legislature that would give drivers licenses to illegal aliens in this state. The proponents want us to think ...more»

Beaufort County continues to violate the law

The public has a fundamental right to know how their business is being handled
feedback icon 3 | April 16, 2015 | 04:57 PM
Beaufort County has called a Special Meeting of the Board of Commissioners for Monday April 20, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. The notice says the meeting will be held in the Board Room at 121 W 2nd St....more»
Hood: I'd rather be right

The Belhaven hospital

feedback icon 4 | April 09, 2015 | 03:54 AM
The Town of Belhaven is making progress in its efforts to have a hospital on the site of the former Pungo District Hospital located on Water Street. Efforts to get Pantego Creek LLC, the present owner ...more»

Accused killer in Wayne Community College case: " less child molester..."

April 14, 2015 | 06:31 PM
A Florida TV station is carrying a report on the initial appearance of the man accused of killing a Wayne Community College employee. They are reporting, including video of the suspect’s statement, ...more»
D'ya think?

American negotiators

April 13, 2015 | 09:12 AM


D'ya think?

Level playing fields

March 30, 2015 | 08:31 AM
Level Playing Fields--There seems to be a lot of gnashing of teeth over the way the FCC is looking out for the long suffering internet users. All they have done is issue regulations that will ensure ...more»
Diogenes' Lamp

Words that can't be used to describe Hillary

feedback icon 1 | March 28, 2015 | 09:48 AM
A New York Times political reporter claims she’s been threatened by a Hillary Clinton volunteer group — if she uses a list of words the group deems ‘coded sexism’ to describe Clinton ...more»
Teacher's Desk

Let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater

March 26, 2015 | 07:24 PM
Dan Way, writing at the Carolina Journal has a good piece on the data collection system that the state is developing for students known as the P-20W system. He does a good job of explaining it, but ...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»
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»
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»

Local businesses get boost from center’s experts

March 30, 2015 | 01:49 PM
A 50-year veteran of the restaurant business, Bob Doe knows what it takes to make a restaurant successful. That’s why, for the past two years, Doe has been one of the subject matter experts who ...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»


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»
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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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Recent Videos

Hillary's announcement

April 14, 2015 | 09:41 AM

News with a smile

April 11, 2015 | 06:45 PM

U.S. military ‘hostile’ to Christians under Obama

April 18, 2015 | 12:33 PM
"Christians are leaving the U.S. military or are discouraged from joining in the first place because of a "hostile work environment" that doesn’t let them express their beliefs openly, religious ...more»

Judge opens door for cops to storm your home

April 17, 2015 | 11:13 AM
WND is reporting: "The Third Amendment, which guards against the quartering of soldiers in citizens’ homes — and which came into being because of the abuse of British troops against American ...more»

VA memo ordered false health care claims to cover up backlog

April 16, 2015 | 12:06 PM
The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 15, 2015 is reporting: "Another veterans scandal hit the Obama administration Wednesday with the emergence of an internal Veterans Affairs memo that allowed bureaucrats ...more»

New NH poll: Walker 24, Cruz 14, Paul 12, Bush 10

April 15, 2015 | 08:09 PM
A new poll in New Hampshire from Public Policy Polling shows Scott Walker and Ted Cruz leading, while Jeb Bush has dropped to fourth place. The results are Walker 24, Cruz 14, Paul 12, Bush 10, Rubio ...more»

the wimpy Republican Congress

April 15, 2015 | 09:43 AM
When Congressional leadership reacts in terror when anyone suggests that there standing firm against the White House will cause a ''government shutdown'', that leads to an ineffective Congress. Boehner ...more»

College uses lock down to keep students safe from Hillary

April 14, 2015 | 07:31 PM
"Students at Iowa’s Kirkwood Community College were apparently on ‘lockdown’ if their classes were along Hillary Clinton’s walking path when she visited their campus Tuesday." ...more»

Cruz,Rubio are not natural born citizens...

ClariceR | Apr 17 | 09:49 PM
Editor's note: We are not posting this information because it is false. If you have more than an assertion ...more»

Judicial races

RSemmes | Apr 17 | 05:21 PM
Restoring the party labels on judicial races would be a good thing. I have heard many voters complain ...more»

Good Luck Manager

R.Alligood,,,AKA City Lineman | Apr 17 | 04:02 PM
I wish Alligood well,,It's been along time since we have had A city manager that was worth the air he ...more»


Apr 17 | 02:24 PM
I would assume it is to announce the new County Manager More Money Editor's response: Yes, we assume ...more»

NC needs to repeal Renewable Energy Mandate

Jesse Helms Republican | Apr 17 | 12:19 PM
The Renewable Energy Mandate is a consumer ripoff that just lines the pockets of the corrupt crony capitalists ...more»

Any Republican who supports this needs a primary

Jesse Helms Republican | Apr 17 | 08:00 AM
Any Republican who supports coddling illegal aliens by giving these border crashers NC drivers licenses ...more»

This is the reason

Walter | Apr 17 | 06:24 AM
we need to keep electing blow the whistle on this corruption. And this is why we need the ...more»
Frances | Apr 17 | 05:45 AM


George H. Schryer | Apr 16 | 06:51 PM

RINO Sen. Corker sells out to Iran on nukes

Jesse Helms Republican | Apr 16 | 02:11 PM


Rudy L | Apr 16 | 07:17 AM

Thank you Congressman Jones

Buzz Cayton | Apr 15 | 08:22 AM


Frances | Apr 15 | 06:40 AM

Obama ignores border security and GOP lets him

Jesse Helms Republican | Apr 14 | 09:06 PM

Can this coach help Boehner and McConnell?

Jesse Helms Republican | Apr 14 | 05:59 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

When a pound of prevention is not worth an ounce of cure

The illusion of security is more dangerous than insecurity
March 27, 2015 | 12:58 PM
Simon Calder, writing at the British makes a compelling argument that what actually caused the death of 149 innocent people last week in the French Alps was an irrational reaction ...more»

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»

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»

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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