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The average North Carolinian surrendered more than 4.5 percent of his personal income to fund city and county government in the 2010 budget year, according to a new report from the John Locke Foundation.
The average North Carolinian surrendered more than 4.5 percent of his personal income to fund city and county government in the 2010 budget year, according to a new report from the John Locke Foundation.
 
Beaufort County politics: the democratic process, just took a remarkable turn as we come to the end of filing for the 2012 election.
 
The Washington City Council, meeting February 27, 2012 in the Committee of the Whole, among other things, heard the City Manager give a mid-year financial report.
The Washington City Council, meeting February 27, 2012 in the Committee of the Whole, among other things, heard the City Manager give a mid-year financial report.
 
A citizen watchdog says the Durham County school board's rush to oppose a science and technology-based charter school has deprived the public of sufficient review and input.
A citizen watchdog says the Durham County school board's rush to oppose a science and technology-based charter school has deprived the public of sufficient review and input.
 
Itís OK to SAY is a new Beaufort County Schools initiative which allows students to confidentially report bullying, harassment, drugs and weapons or other dangerous acts on their school campus.
Itís OK to SAY is a new Beaufort County Schools initiative which allows students to confidentially report bullying, harassment, drugs and weapons or other dangerous acts on their school campus.
 
School lunch inspections, such as the one at West Hoke Elementary School that garnered national attention, could be avoided in the future if the NC Child Care Commission doesn't ignore a recommendation from the General Assembly and its own attorney.
School lunch inspections, such as the one at West Hoke Elementary School that garnered national attention, could be avoided in the future if the NC Child Care Commission doesn't ignore a recommendation from the General Assembly and its own attorney.
 
In 2006, Patrick "Pat" Brown, a member of Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Washington, found himself faced with an interesting problem.
In 2006, Patrick "Pat" Brown, a member of Mother of Mercy Catholic Church in Washington, found himself faced with an interesting problem.
 
With one more Democrat, Lloyd Ballance from the Belhaven area, filing for Beaufort County Commissioner, there will be a primary for the Democrats.
With one more Democrat, Lloyd Ballance from the Belhaven area, filing for Beaufort County Commissioner, there will be a primary for the Democrats.
 
Gov. Bev Perdue associates Juleigh Sitton, top, and Buzzy Stubbs turned themselves in at the Wake County jail Nov. 30. Their court dates are scheduled in March.
Gov. Bev Perdue associates Juleigh Sitton, top, and Buzzy Stubbs turned themselves in at the Wake County jail Nov. 30. Their court dates are scheduled in March.
 
Jimmy Hite, a Greenville architect, formally presented the School Facilities Study to the Beaufort County Board of Education. We have previously reported what the study shows; and that is that the School Board wasted over $24 million in the most recent bond building program.
Jimmy Hite, a Greenville architect, formally presented the School Facilities Study to the Beaufort County Board of Education. We have previously reported what the study shows; and that is that the School Board wasted over $24 million in the most recent bond building program.
 
Investigators conducted surveillance of Moore and witnessed him in a passenger vehicle being operated by Geri Craig.
Investigators conducted surveillance of Moore and witnessed him in a passenger vehicle being operated by Geri Craig.
 
There they go again: The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) continues to pump out misleading claims about Civitas and the state's public school system.
There they go again: The North Carolina Association of Educators (NCAE) continues to pump out misleading claims about Civitas and the state's public school system.
 
Barring some last-minute filing, it looks like key North Carolina Democrats failed to find persuasive my previous column on the gubernatorial race. I guess I shouldnít be surprised.
Barring some last-minute filing, it looks like key North Carolina Democrats failed to find persuasive my previous column on the gubernatorial race. I guess I shouldnít be surprised.
 
Mr. Steve L. Cartwright, 59, a resident of Washington, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.
Mr. Steve L. Cartwright, 59, a resident of Washington, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.
 
Sarah Barnett Foye, 87, a resident of 5113 Bonnerton Road, Edward, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at her home.
Sarah Barnett Foye, 87, a resident of 5113 Bonnerton Road, Edward, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at her home.
 
Gent Langley, formerly of Washington, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, in Vero Beach, Fla.
Gent Langley, formerly of Washington, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, in Vero Beach, Fla.
 
John Moseley, 77, a resident of 610 Nelson Farm Road, Chocowinity, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at River Trace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
John Moseley, 77, a resident of 610 Nelson Farm Road, Chocowinity, died Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, at River Trace Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
 
The Beaufort County Board of Education met for its regular monthly meeting on February 21. We have video from much of the meeting below.
The Beaufort County Board of Education met for its regular monthly meeting on February 21. We have video from much of the meeting below.
 
Tonight is Oscar Night. Many of you are watching some are not, but not to worry if you can't get that French production designer's name just right.
Tonight is Oscar Night. Many of you are watching some are not, but not to worry if you can't get that French production designer's name just right.
 
On Feb. 19, 2012 the lead article in the WDN tells us that according to the intrepid chairman of NC-20 (a coalition of 20 eastern North Carolina counties) "We killed sea level rise inflation".
On Feb. 19, 2012 the lead article in the WDN tells us that according to the intrepid chairman of NC-20 (a coalition of 20 eastern North Carolina counties) "We killed sea level rise inflation".
 
A long awaited major study of the effects of school choice has now been published. You can read about it by clicking here. The study was essentially a review of the literature on hundreds of research projects looking at various issues related to school choice.
A long awaited major study of the effects of school choice has now been published. You can read about it by clicking here. The study was essentially a review of the literature on hundreds of research projects looking at various issues related to school choice.
 
We've all heard that the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land. It's our nation's governing document. But what happens if provisions in the Constitution conflict with natural law? Which takes precedence?
We've all heard that the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land. It's our nation's governing document. But what happens if provisions in the Constitution conflict with natural law? Which takes precedence?
 
Mr. Steve L. Cartwright, 59, a resident of Washington, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.
Mr. Steve L. Cartwright, 59, a resident of Washington, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012.
 
Nancy Savage Long was born in Hobgood and spent her married life in Washington.
Nancy Savage Long was born in Hobgood and spent her married life in Washington.
 
Mr. Samuel A. Wall, 69, a resident of Boynton Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Hospice Unit of Palm Beach County.
Mr. Samuel A. Wall, 69, a resident of Boynton Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Hospice Unit of Palm Beach County.
 
These two videos, sent to me by contributor George Schryer, express what I've noticed for some time, the seeds of which were sown almost three decades ago.
These two videos, sent to me by contributor George Schryer, express what I've noticed for some time, the seeds of which were sown almost three decades ago.
 
This election season is bringing to the fore many non politicians, who are now becoming politicians as they file for elected office.
This election season is bringing to the fore many non politicians, who are now becoming politicians as they file for elected office.
 
Even though government officials admit mistakes were made in the way a Hoke County preschool program handled lunches students brought from home, they continue to enforce the regulations that caused a nationwide uproar.
Even though government officials admit mistakes were made in the way a Hoke County preschool program handled lunches students brought from home, they continue to enforce the regulations that caused a nationwide uproar.
 
Jeremy D. Adams, combat veteran, economist, and life-long conservative Republican filed on Friday 2/24 for the North Carolina House District 6.
Jeremy D. Adams, combat veteran, economist, and life-long conservative Republican filed on Friday 2/24 for the North Carolina House District 6.
 
Bobby Miles McRoy, 56, a resident of 586 Clay Bottom School Road, Chocowinity, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at his home.
Bobby Miles McRoy, 56, a resident of 586 Clay Bottom School Road, Chocowinity, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at his home.
 
Caterpillar announced recently that it has chosen Athens, Ga., as the site for a new manufacturing plant. Several states were considered for the facilities, including a site in Brunswick County, N.C.
Caterpillar announced recently that it has chosen Athens, Ga., as the site for a new manufacturing plant. Several states were considered for the facilities, including a site in Brunswick County, N.C.
 
This is the first in a series we are doing on the politics of legislative races in Beaufort County.
This is the first in a series we are doing on the politics of legislative races in Beaufort County.
 
We are now engaged in the political "silly season," and now is probably a good time to know how our fellow North Carolina citizens feel on the issues important to them.
We are now engaged in the political "silly season," and now is probably a good time to know how our fellow North Carolina citizens feel on the issues important to them.
 
We recently commended our County Manager and Board of Commissioners for an improved planning process as seen in the board's recent retreat. But at the same time we suggested that the session was missing some very critical planning elements.
We recently commended our County Manager and Board of Commissioners for an improved planning process as seen in the board's recent retreat. But at the same time we suggested that the session was missing some very critical planning elements.
 
Gary Brinn of Washington said, "I'm running for Beaufort County Commissioner to fight for lower taxes and fewer restrictions on our businesses and citizens in Beaufort County.
Gary Brinn of Washington said, "I'm running for Beaufort County Commissioner to fight for lower taxes and fewer restrictions on our businesses and citizens in Beaufort County.
 
For years all we heard from the news media were statements like, "over the last (fill in the number) of years temperatures have risen by (fill in the number) degrees."
For years all we heard from the news media were statements like, "over the last (fill in the number) of years temperatures have risen by (fill in the number) degrees."
 
I know we keep publishing this spreadsheet, but it just keeps changing oh so very fast, and ...
 
Nellie Credle Bullock, age 90, a resident of 213 E. Seventh St., Washington, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.
Nellie Credle Bullock, age 90, a resident of 213 E. Seventh St., Washington, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.
 
Mr. Lorenza Carter, 96, a resident of 304 Rodmans Road, Washington, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at his home.
Mr. Lorenza Carter, 96, a resident of 304 Rodmans Road, Washington, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at his home.
 
Mrs. Hattie Jones Collins, 90, a resident of 612 Pamlico St., Belhaven, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012.
Mrs. Hattie Jones Collins, 90, a resident of 612 Pamlico St., Belhaven, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012.
 
Mrs. Minnie "Estelle" McLawhorn Guthrie, 94, a resident of Ridgewood Manor and former resident of Chocowinity, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.
Mrs. Minnie "Estelle" McLawhorn Guthrie, 94, a resident of Ridgewood Manor and former resident of Chocowinity, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at Vidant Beaufort Hospital.
 
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