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Stan Deatherage
(joined: July 23rd, 2009 @ 2:52 pm as admin)
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8,013 Article(s) Posted by Stan Deatherage   (view all)
Coronavirus Explained with Updates
(posted on January 23rd, 2021 @ 10:08 pm)
3,052 Comment(s) Left by Stan Deatherage   (view all)
Trump Extended Secret Service Protection To His Adult Children, Top Officials Before Departure
(commented on January 24th, 2021 @ 5:22 am)
With Trump Derangement Syndrome running at full speed, unabated, intolerant and proud, this makes total sense until the crazies, who project their obtuse madness on the of us everyday, settles down a good bit.
Proposed Tract O and part of Tract K: Location of Good Ground is Key for any Wise Development ...
(commented on January 23rd, 2021 @ 9:23 pm)
Any large project would need to utilize engineered system, with for septic if sewer is not readily available, with new innovative holding tanks /filtration systems.

A day school with a cafeteria and showers is allowed a flow rate of 8 gallons per student, per day per student /teacher, which equates to 8 students per bedroom (which is how I look at everything, with the flow rate of 120 per bedroom, per day).
A Tribute to a Combat Medic
(commented on January 23rd, 2021 @ 11:05 am)
Thank-you Bobby Tony for this sincere, and well written tribute to the one guy that every soldier must learn to love - the medic.

In case some of our readers do not already know this, the Conscientious Objector turned medic-to-the-men was probably the most dangerous positions in battle, always working to save others, often in prone positions, while others fought.

For Asian fighters, especially the Japanese, and I am sure that the North Vietnamese learned such fighting the Nips in WW II, the Medic was always a big target.

Kill the man without the gun helping his brothers-in-arms, and the troops could become just one big bit more demoralized in battle.

War is Hell.

Thank-you Bobby Tony, and to your good friend Ken Blakely - may he rest in the bosom of his Savior - for your service to our Republic, to all of us who did not go to Vietnam. We are forever in your debt for that service.
David Winstead
(joined: July 23rd, 2009 @ 2:55 pm as davidwinstead)
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36 Article(s) Posted by David Winstead   (view all)
Cinematography Examples by SNI Productions
(posted on May 4th, 2019 @ 12:53 pm)
SNI Productions: Washington, North Carolina
(posted on February 1st, 2017 @ 2:28 am)
Niagara Falls, Canada
(posted on February 25th, 2015 @ 11:50 pm)
BCCC Automotive Car Club's GULLFEST April 2014
(posted on May 5th, 2014 @ 3:06 pm)
44 Comment(s) Left by David Winstead   (view all)
History is Being Made at, on and in the United States Capitol
(commented on January 7th, 2021 @ 1:52 pm)
FYI Countrygirl1411, the twitter link you supplied must of been taken down by Twitter, check it out and see if you can find that video elsewhere. If you can, just edit your comment from within your account and replace the link.
History is Being Made at, on and in the United States Capitol
(commented on January 7th, 2021 @ 11:16 am)

What's to blame for the violence in Washington DC?
(commented on January 7th, 2021 @ 11:09 am)

Peter Gregory
(joined: August 18th, 2009 @ 11:11 am as petergregory)
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2 Article(s) Posted by Peter Gregory   (view all)
Weezer - Raditude
(posted on November 10th, 2009 @ 1:42 pm)
Smoke on the Water - Downtown Washington
(posted on October 27th, 2009 @ 10:19 am)
2 Comment(s) Left by Peter Gregory   (view all)
Sorry, This Post was Removed!
(commented on September 30th, 2009 @ 11:44 am)
Yeah I would definitely say this is their best work yet. Get the won't regret it.
Sunshine Cleaning
(commented on September 23rd, 2009 @ 9:39 am)
Definitely looking forward to this one too.
Wyatt Sanderman Day
(joined: September 21st, 2009 @ 12:01 pm as wyatt)
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186 Article(s) Posted by Wyatt Sanderman Day   (view all)
It's a Wonderful Life
(posted on December 30th, 2020 @ 1:00 pm)
It Was Once a Clark Griswold Christmas
(posted on December 16th, 2020 @ 8:41 pm)
Cold Mountain
(posted on June 20th, 2020 @ 7:45 pm)
The Last Waltz
(posted on November 28th, 2019 @ 9:01 am)
23 Comment(s) Left by Wyatt Sanderman Day   (view all)
(commented on October 27th, 2015 @ 12:22 pm)
Maybe you are right Stan.

Four stars it is for "Birdman". Probably because I have seen it three times.
Sunset for Seniors
(commented on July 27th, 2015 @ 8:49 pm)
Thanks for not running down Washington, Georgia.

You can say whatever you want about Washington, North Carolina, and I would not care the least, but Washington, Georgia was my home, a fine part of my life that I will never return to, and I want to remember it that way.
The Early Church with Jesus Gone
(commented on July 20th, 2015 @ 2:01 pm)
You're still cool by me, Bobby Tony.

Thanks for the reference. Outside of Stan paying me some mind, I often feel forgotten out here in the wilds of Blounts Creek.
Bryan Oesterreich
(joined: October 22nd, 2009 @ 5:27 pm as bryan)
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7 Article(s) Posted by Bryan Oesterreich   (view all)
Sailing the Elizabeth II
(posted on November 26th, 2009 @ 12:01 pm)
Rigs of Rhetoric
(posted on November 16th, 2009 @ 12:33 am)
Painting Lies
(posted on November 14th, 2009 @ 5:54 pm)
Let's Go Fly a Kite
(posted on November 10th, 2009 @ 3:09 pm)
Return of the Light
(posted on November 3rd, 2009 @ 2:19 am)
Don Dinkle
(joined: October 23rd, 2009 @ 9:11 pm as dondinkle)
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1 Comment(s) Left by Don Dinkle   (view all)
The Perfect Irony: You Just Can Not Make this Stuff Up
(commented on September 12th, 2012 @ 10:38 pm)
Hey Deatherage,

What the Fluke?

I remember a time at East Carolina, in 1973, when you would loved a chick like that - 3,000.00 worth of birth control - wow, what a babe?

Best sentiments as always,

The Don.
Beaufort Observer Editor
(joined: November 10th, 2009 @ 1:31 pm as Delma)
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190 Article(s) Posted by Beaufort Observer Editor   (view all)
2022 will determine what happens in 2024
(posted on January 22nd, 2021 @ 8:42 pm)
McCarthy backing may not save Liz Cheney
(posted on January 22nd, 2021 @ 6:36 pm)
Cancel Culture going after Franklin Graham for supporting Trump
(posted on January 21st, 2021 @ 10:30 pm)
 Until our next post…. A salute to Donald Trump
(posted on January 21st, 2021 @ 9:55 pm)
1 Comment(s) Left by Beaufort Observer Editor   (view all)
What is McConnell's game on Trump impeachment?
(commented on January 13th, 2021 @ 3:57 pm)
Editor's Comment: Sean Hannity just reported that he had talked to McConnell's office today and McConnell does not plan to call the Senate into session for impeachment.
Brandia Deatherage
(joined: December 21st, 2009 @ 2:24 pm as brandia)
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260 Article(s) Posted by Brandia Deatherage   (view all)
Recipe: Butternut Squash Bisque
(posted on November 24th, 2016 @ 10:35 am)
Taxi Driver
(posted on May 16th, 2015 @ 2:19 pm)
Ten days remain to submit artistic rebuttal
(posted on May 6th, 2011 @ 10:52 am)
3 Comment(s) Left by Brandia Deatherage   (view all)
The Geese Situation
(commented on April 17th, 2015 @ 12:49 pm)
Great editorial, Dad--very well written.
Stan Deatherage's Integrity as a Commissioner is Challenged by Dr. Tom Penders
(commented on October 26th, 2010 @ 12:33 pm)
Dr. Penders,

It seems you are playing a dishonest game of semantics, because I’m sure you know the definition of integrity: “a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations and outcomes.” Despite what you say, obviously, you were questioning my father's integrity by saying in your letter to Mr. Richardson, "Apparently Stan does not believe that he is accountable to the voters." Again, you questioned his integrity, in your comment below, by saying that you were attacking my father’s 'responsiveness,' 'reasonableness,' and 'objectivity.' It scares me a little that you would try to manipulate a fact pertaining to your own behavior; since, in your profession, you are trusted to help rearrange the thoughts and behaviors of others. Just admit it: You were questioning his integrity; and, now, I’m questioning yours.
Downtown Washington caters to art lovers
(commented on May 9th, 2010 @ 9:44 am)
Thanks, Beth! And thank YOU for all your hard work for our community.
For Public Consumption
(joined: December 29th, 2009 @ 6:03 pm as Editor)
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3 Article(s) Posted by For Public Consumption   (view all)
Press Inquiry Regarding Hospital Lease
(posted on December 16th, 2010 @ 12:10 am)
Ashley Woolard to File for Congress on February 10th
(posted on February 8th, 2010 @ 5:34 pm)
Most Homeowners and Landowners to Feel a Tax Increase in 2010
(posted on December 29th, 2009 @ 6:38 pm)
Mike Hayes
(joined: January 13th, 2010 @ 9:46 pm as mikehaze27889)
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12 Article(s) Posted by Mike Hayes   (view all)
The Morning Drive
(posted on August 11th, 2014 @ 11:04 am)
It's a Red Sox October ... Finally
(posted on November 1st, 2013 @ 7:27 pm)
An Introduction to Jazz: Part 1
(posted on July 5th, 2010 @ 12:41 pm)
Ding, Ding, Ding ... Diane ...Round three
(posted on May 2nd, 2010 @ 9:37 pm)
Physician, Heal Thyself
(posted on April 24th, 2010 @ 5:57 pm)
10 Comment(s) Left by Mike Hayes   (view all)
Is Our Country in the Crapper?
(commented on April 21st, 2012 @ 1:24 pm)
Ms. Rufino has given us a great analogy to frame the debate of the role of the federal government. She has also given us a great reason why the Tea Party movement is fading quickly as an ideology. The role of parenthood is clear: to raise our children to be independent, productive individuals in our society. Being a responsible parent requires that we instill in our children a sense of responsibility for themselves and those around them. Children cannot and do not learn these traits on their own. The reality is that we give them everything they need to develop. Inherent in that role is a balance to be played as the child grows older; the growing child must understand the boundaries that society and civility place on them. If there are no effective and defined boundaries, then unbridled freedom becomes anarchy very quickly. The government is not our parent. However, I would suggest that as our society continues to evolve in directions our founders could never have fathomed, effective governance becomes more and more critical to our ability to move forward as a nation.
WWLD: "Occupy Wall Street" - it's their job
(commented on October 9th, 2011 @ 9:58 am)
Another aspect of these protest movements from the left is that they are trying to relive the 60's. The slogans are the same, the angst is the same, and the lack of employment is the same.
WWLD: "Occupy Wall Street" - it's their job
(commented on October 9th, 2011 @ 9:55 am)
As a liberal and former protester, I find Stan's comments to be spot on. The only thing that I would add is that protesters in general-- left wing or right wing-- are typically filled with folks that have entirely too much time on their hands and read way too much of writings that agree with their own ideological perspective. One of my favorite professors at UMASS was a lead scholar at the conservative think-tank, The American Enterprise Institute. His advice to me was to, "always be careful of overstating issues. Overreaction makes you look silly." That hit me hard back then; it remains true today.
Donald Dixon
(joined: January 14th, 2010 @ 7:48 pm as donald)
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5 Article(s) Posted by Donald Dixon   (view all)
Republican Primary for Sheriff: Donald Dixon Files
(posted on March 4th, 2018 @ 4:28 am)
Sheriff Candidate Donald Dixon Takes Issue Times Two
(posted on May 6th, 2014 @ 1:14 pm)
Meredith was absolutely right on the numbers, but...
(posted on April 2nd, 2014 @ 6:05 pm)
The Beaufort County Jail Issue
(posted on October 29th, 2013 @ 11:04 pm)
Sheriff Candidate's Stand on the Second Amendment
(posted on June 2nd, 2013 @ 9:22 pm)
6 Comment(s) Left by Donald Dixon   (view all)
Keith Kidwell Announces for State House
(commented on March 2nd, 2018 @ 7:56 pm)

An Educated Voter is an Asset to Beaufort County
(commented on April 20th, 2014 @ 3:54 pm)
Actual numbers aren’t important to most voters, like Mr. Taylor stated, so let me state my position differently. The waste I plan on cutting for the Sheriff’s Office is everything that doesn’t work – everything that does not protect property and lives of our citizens, and that which hinders deputy performance.

I intend on setting policy in place to correct any issues deputies may have dealing with the public or other agencies in Beaufort County. I will encourage deputies to work with the Police and Highway Patrol to create a safe environment for everyone.

My opponent thinks that he can bully and twist the truth to gain votes, again I ask the public to consider his record. He has proved himself to be many things, but a businessman he is not, nor an honest man.

Voting starts in four days. Correct problems in our county, vote Donald Dixon for Sheriff.
An Educated Voter is an Asset to Beaufort County
(commented on April 17th, 2014 @ 7:26 am)
I guess I should be flattered by my opponent’s attacks on me; if it weren’t for me stating my position on important issues, he wouldn’t have anything to talk about! Take the jail for example; my opponent was for wasting 20 plus million dollars before he heard I was against it. The same holds true for our second amendment rights, he stated first that he would do whatever the Government told him to do – that is, until he heard that I promised to stand up for your rights under the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. At the Tea Party Forum, my opponent was pressed on the question of protecting the second amendment; he stood up and said a bunch of words without answering the question.

My opponent would want you to believe he ran the jail and the Sheriff’s office for 13 years, I suppose that is true and one on the reasons it has been mismanaged the way it has. Issues in the jail were all from neglect, and I believe calculated deceit on the commissioners and public. If the building was taken care of the way it should have been, we wouldn’t be talking about building a jail at all right now.

My opponent was “Chief Investigator” when BCSO mailed out letters to taxpaying citizens telling them that their property crime wasn’t NOT important enough to investigate, he blamed it on commissioners. It was soon exposed as a lie.

My opponent has come out with 4 to 5 different costs for the “accreditation program”, starting at 4,200 up to $9,500 a year now. That is a lie. The COST of CELEA is much more than the yearly fee. You have to consider the 2-4 junkets per year involving 3-4 people, audits, manpower, and other costs and hoops to jump. Only after you add up the TRUE cost of something can you see its value – CELEA has no value. My opponent can jump up and down all he wants, but he obviously is no businessman, if so he would know there are more costs involved than just membership. [Oh, and the REAL cost of the piece of paper is over $150,000 a year.]

When I state crime has gone up in Beaufort County, I am talking about the trend of crime. You can’t take a single number and know anything about what’s going on, it takes multiple points to get the trend, or flow. I guess my opponent’s English degree didn’t teach him that.

My opponent has a track record as a Democrat; I wonder how different it would be now that he claims to be a Republican.

Of the Republican candidates: I am the best choice based on education, with a B.S. and a Masters Degree in a subject the actually benefits the Office I seek. I have over 30 years of business experience with 26 years being self employed in Beaufort County, the others all made a living off Government checks. I am the only candidate that has patrolled Beaufort County as a deputy sheriff; I know what the problems are and how to fix them.

I ask the citizens of this county, my home, to vote Dixon for Sheriff – fix the problem at the Sheriff’s Office, don’t put the problem back. Thank you.
Donald Dixon
Stanhope Deatherage
(joined: January 27th, 2010 @ 4:47 pm as stanhope)
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4 Article(s) Posted by Stanhope Deatherage   (view all)
Gold Star for Robot Boy
(posted on July 23rd, 2015 @ 9:50 pm)
Seasick Story
(posted on August 5th, 2014 @ 8:51 pm)
Asheville, North Carolina
(posted on July 25th, 2011 @ 9:23 am)
Music in the Streets: One Man's Observation
(posted on May 2nd, 2010 @ 11:39 pm)
Greg Dority
(joined: February 2nd, 2010 @ 10:36 pm as candidate)
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3 Article(s) Posted by Greg Dority   (view all)
Greg Dority Discusses the Economy
(posted on September 7th, 2010 @ 10:47 pm)
Why No Jobs?
(posted on February 24th, 2010 @ 11:47 pm)
Why the Crash?
(posted on February 2nd, 2010 @ 11:04 pm)
Mel Preslar
(joined: March 2nd, 2010 @ 3:25 pm as MelPreslar)
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CHS vs. UHS, as championed by BRHS negotiating-team members
(commented on January 10th, 2011 @ 9:10 pm)
.... by the way if the Hospital continues on the path it is now choosing to become a private for profit hospital (CHS) then anyone without insurance or cash can be turned away and told to go to the Agape Center for medical attention .... if that is not correct someone correct me! Meaning for anything but trauma, no treatment would be given at the emergency room?
Dear Friends: Part II
(commented on March 26th, 2010 @ 2:44 pm)
This truly amazes me. No feelings of unfairness towards the average American citizen and the audacity to complain as a Staffer that it is unfair to be covered by the Health Care bill. Justice prevails in small doses Obama and the Congress need to step up to the plate. Obama, his Cabinet, Czars, and staffers should by law be covered by the Health Care bill.
Republican commissioners express fear of losing dominant culture to Hispanics
(commented on March 2nd, 2010 @ 3:32 pm)
Whatever happened to the thought....When in Rome do as the Romans do!
Does this apply to the United States too? I wish we were all Americans and practice UNITY. Diversity training is about differences, not who or what is more important. This Country as we know it is what is important!
John Taylor
(joined: March 21st, 2010 @ 7:45 pm as johnt)
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Obama's Legal Muscle Resigns
(commented on September 28th, 2014 @ 11:03 pm)
Holder is leaving now because the optics of a pardon would be much less humiliating to the Dems in the 2016 Pres election if he were a civilian vs. the AG....just my .02
Obama's Legal Muscle Resigns
(commented on September 28th, 2014 @ 11:00 pm)
It's typical, the very first responce to your "rhetoric" fails to mention any facts, court cases, refute the points you made. The best arguement made in the opening salvo is that you are a "hater", so tired of hearing that trivial responce.
Obama's Legal Muscle Resigns
(commented on September 28th, 2014 @ 10:56 pm)
No respect at all for Holder. And I challenge anyone to give 2 examples (that haven't been overturned by the courts)of anything his DOJ has done that showed his respect for the Constitution being applied fairly and equitably to everyone. (And please don't mention Bush or Cheney in a feable attempt to your opinion)
Jeffrey Swann
(joined: March 31st, 2010 @ 8:25 am as Belfrey)
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3 Article(s) Posted by Jeffrey Swann   (view all)
At Odds With Freedom
(posted on June 18th, 2010 @ 11:12 pm)
Give the people what they want
(posted on June 8th, 2010 @ 9:53 am)
Understanding your thinking
(posted on April 30th, 2010 @ 9:46 am)
Russell Krainiak
(joined: April 6th, 2010 @ 10:22 am as Rusty)
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Beaufort County Government's General Meeting Agenda: Monday, April 5, 2010.
(commented on April 6th, 2010 @ 10:32 am)
Stan, having received my April Fools tax accessment, I was floored by the value placed on homes on Hilltop Lane. Based on the last accessment, this is nearly a 300% increase in value since 2002. This is 162K to 483K value. How much are my taxes going up? Russ K
Diane Rufino
(joined: April 22nd, 2010 @ 7:26 pm as Diane)
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398 Article(s) Posted by Diane Rufino   (view all)
Reflections on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
(posted on January 18th, 2021 @ 3:28 pm)
In Remembrance of 9/11
(posted on September 11th, 2020 @ 6:48 am)
39 Comment(s) Left by Diane Rufino   (view all)
Rejection of the Electoral College is the Surest Path to the Destruction of this Country
(commented on July 4th, 2019 @ 11:32 am)
Stan, I'm glad you get it and understand WHY the Electoral College was the system our founders came up with to honor our particular government system. We are a federation, and NOT a consolidated union. This fact, this reality, is lost on most of the people we talk to. Ms. Anthony, I think this point is also lost on you as well. I don't mean that with any disrespect at all. You aren't really making a point, other than to point out what others have supported. The 1960's was a time of great social upheaval and rebellion against everything that had been accepted for most of our history. When Andrew Jackson and then Abraham Lincoln wanted to change the character of this country and mold it into something that was politically more advantageous, they first worked very hard to unmoor our country from its foundations. They began to re-characterize the nature of the US Constitution and the nature of our federal union. Once government benefitted from their deception and once it grew into a more aggressive and dominating beast, it took over education and began teaching/indoctrinating our children in the lessons that would continue to dissociate our national values and the foundations required to secure a limited federal government and liberty from our collective understanding of our country's identity. Then politicians came along, such as Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Truman, LBJ, Nixon, Clinton, Bush, and Obama who saw the federal government in a different light than our Founders did and the States who debated and eventually ratified the Constitution did. They ignored the original responsibility of the government, which was simply to abide by the limited responsibilities in the Constitution and to leave all the rest of governing responsibilities to the individual states. Rather, they saw the federal government as the solution to EVERY PROBLEM. They saw it as the government of greatly consolidated functions; they saw the federal government as the one government that knew best and could govern best. FDR tried hard to enshrine a "Second Bill of Rights" which, he explained, would help overcome the inherent evil of our American system which produces inequality by providing new rights such the right to a job, to food, to clothing, to recreation, to a home, to healthcare, and to a good education, as well as the freedom from the "fear" of unemployment, aging, sickness, and unfair competition. Teddy Roosevelt articulated the precursor to this Second Bill of Rights. But all of the presidents mentioned above latched onto this "new set of rights" and used their administrations to further them in one way or another. All ignored their oaths to the Constitution. They also needed to unchain or unmoor founding principles and institutions from our collective understanding of what our country was founded on and what is needed to ensure her longevity and the longevity of the individual rights of ALL citizens of the US. That is what the abolition of the Electoral College is all about. It's a political movement, not a righteous movement. The point I am trying to make is that the presidents you mention, whether they had a "D" or a "R" after their name, were ALL progressive presidents. Not a single one of them had any respect for the system of government that was given to us and that, at its core (because the Constitution is essentially unchanged) is STILL IN PLACE. The Electoral College is a key foundational element of that system. Our government system does NOT exist to benefit any political elite. It doesn't exist to benefit any political party. It doesn't even exist to benefit the federal government over the state governments. It doesn't exist to destroy the federal nature of our union (because certainly that would favor and benefit the federal government). It exists to maintain the STATUS QUO - to maintain the vital and critical relationship between the federal government and the States (ie, federalism, sovereign v. sovereign, dual sovereignty). Why? It is this relationship that was intended to be the last and most important of all the Checks and Balances on the government in DC. Checks and balances exist and are essential in order to prevent any unconstitutional laws, policies, executive actions, and even court rulings from being enforced on We the People. To allow such is the very definition of tyranny and government abuse. Anyone who favors or supports any changes to our system which undermines the very goals of our system (to maintain a limited government, to prevent government tyranny, and to preserve and protect our inalienable and other liberty rights) needs to have his or her head examined. Our country was founded on the notion of liberty and our system was chosen because it was deemed best to secure liberty the longest and most effectively.Any person who favors such changes as to erode our founding goals, I would argue, does not deserve to live in this country and is unfit to help secure the blessings of liberty to subsequent generations - "to the generations to come and millions yet unborn."
What Happened?
(commented on September 23rd, 2018 @ 11:58 am)
Thanks Alex, but the problem is liberal Democrats. It’s liberal Democrats who don’t know how to be civil or to act respectful to those who voted this president in. I grew up in New Jersey and went to grad school in NYC. Trust me, Trump is not the problem. Intolerant Democrats are.
Sorry, This Post was Removed!
(commented on September 22nd, 2018 @ 12:42 pm)
, Bobby,
You should have kept those sections in. They make excellent points. Another point to make is that the courts issue OPINIONS only. That was the intent and the original purpose of the courts — to issue opinions for the benefit of the other branches. It was the court itself, in Marbury v. Madison (1803) which gave itself greater power. It declared itself to be the ultimate authority on the meaning and intent of the Constitution and of federal laws. We all know that is ridiculous since appointees are political appointments rather than strict legal scholars. The person with the greatest understanding of the Constitution as it was written and adopted SHOULD be the one appointed to the bench. Rather, appointees are made based on their willingness to advance women’s rights, Hispanics rights, affirmative action, etc etc. They are appointed to advance a political agenda, just as you mention (to advance issues from the bench which can’t be advanced through the normal democratic l(legislative) process. And then in the case Aaron v Cooper, the Supreme Court handed down a rule that once it rendered an opinion, every state was REQUIRED to enforce it. They could not challenge it or choose to ignore it. This goes against the commentary of our founders and our framers on the role of the federal judiciary.
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Keith D Kidwell
(joined: April 28th, 2010 @ 12:06 am as keithdkidwell)
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Chamber of Commerce Endorsement
(posted on September 29th, 2020 @ 12:10 pm)
Demand to Reopen North Carolina
(posted on September 17th, 2020 @ 6:00 pm)
Clifton Pyle
(joined: May 4th, 2010 @ 7:04 pm as Clifton)
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3 Article(s) Posted by Clifton Pyle   (view all)
Photo Voter ID Struck Down by a Democrat Court
(posted on August 3rd, 2016 @ 5:45 pm)
Fancy waterfront vs drivable roads in Washington NC
(posted on August 25th, 2013 @ 10:45 pm)
800 Pound Gorilla
(posted on May 25th, 2010 @ 3:24 pm)
38 Comment(s) Left by Clifton Pyle   (view all)
Why gun control laws do not work – A personal opinion again.
(commented on July 9th, 2016 @ 6:17 pm)
If criminals followed our laws, we would not need more laws. It does absolutely no good to create more laws just to have more charges. The only thing that will slow the killings is SWIFT AND HARSH punishment. Not a forty year wait in prison, with enough time to contemplate finishing what you started. When there are multiple witnesses such as the church shooting in South Carolina, death should have found its mark within 72 hours of catching him.
My yearly Medical exam – A new Medicare benefit
(commented on May 18th, 2016 @ 1:44 pm)
Went to get my yearly inspection the other day. Nurse checked my weight, height, checked my BP, eye sight, took a blood sample, and had me check my aim by peeing in a tiny little cup, then went to wait for the doctor. Doc comes in, listens to my thumpin gizzard, taps on my back while I am inhaling and exhaling, assaulted my arthritic knees with a rubber mallet and then asked if I was still on my diet. 

ME: 5 EGGS. 
Beaufort County Commissioners Possibly Conducted an Illegal Meeting to Hire New Manager
(commented on April 19th, 2015 @ 6:59 pm)
This how Obama gets away with everything. The powers who CAN stop him, refuse to do so. Same thing is happening in Beaufort county. Follow this link to see absolute proof.
If we put their noses to the grindstone each and every time they step out of line, soon they will find it easier to do their job correctly the first time.
Beth Byrd
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Fancy waterfront vs drivable roads in Washington NC
(commented on August 26th, 2013 @ 1:10 pm)
Dear Mr. Pyle,

Thank you for your input. It is always a pleasure to hear from any concerned citizen about our town. Our organization is made up of volunteers, who like yourself want to see a better Washington in the future.

I can’t speak for the City of Washington but would like to clarify this issue.

I believe most of the roads you mentioned are state roads (except for Hackney). Funds for road improvements would be done by NCDOT. I would suggest you address your concerns with them too.

Best regards,
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Washington Harbor District Alliance
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PO Box 1988
Washington, NC 27889

Cell: 252-947-1487
Downtown Washington caters to art lovers
(commented on May 9th, 2010 @ 3:42 am)
Great story. Thanks for your efforts.You captured the evening well.
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Had all you are going to take? Want to do something?
(posted on January 19th, 2021 @ 3:11 pm)
The Beaufort County Jail-Finally Some Good News
(posted on January 5th, 2021 @ 10:30 am)
Power Sharing, the Root of Today's Political Sin
(posted on December 22nd, 2020 @ 10:04 am)
Beaufort County RINO's Team up With Democrats
(posted on December 18th, 2020 @ 12:35 am)
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2022 will determine what happens in 2024
(commented on January 23rd, 2021 @ 8:20 am)
Ray Leary is right on target. He makes a clear point about continuing to vote and push back on all fronts. Not voting is surrender. One does not need to be rude to succeed in pushing back. We need to use our imagination and not sanction all those nuances that support the left.
Even tiny pushes count.
The Republican Party killed itself yesterday
(commented on January 8th, 2021 @ 2:38 pm)
Most of these Republicans go which ever the wind is blowing. We can now begin the weeding out process. There is another election in two years. We do not need to be touchy feely and understanding with these dead beat Republicans . There is no honor in hold your nose and vote Republican. This is an opportunity for conservative Republicans to run for office.
Georgia legislative testimony shows fraud in Dominion machines
(commented on January 8th, 2021 @ 2:32 pm)
I will never vote for Beaufort County to use anything but a paper ballot that can be counted by scanning an ultimately by hand count if necessary.
Julia Stephenson
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HIM - "Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice"
(posted on July 14th, 2010 @ 4:33 pm)
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Quality Control
(posted on August 16th, 2011 @ 3:19 pm)
Double Take on That One
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Supersized America... Really?
(posted on August 9th, 2011 @ 2:55 pm)
Friday Foreclosure Check, July 22, 2011
(posted on July 23rd, 2011 @ 1:06 pm)
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Beaufort County Feels Earthquake
(commented on August 24th, 2011 @ 5:42 am)
Felt like we were in a tree house in a building at PittCC.
The Obama Administration Suffers Debt Downgrade
(commented on August 11th, 2011 @ 1:58 pm)
A post by a friend of mine...

Dr. Seuss-2011
I do not like this Uncle Sam, I do not like his health care scam. I do not like these dirty crooks, or how they lie and cook the books. I do not like when Congress steals, I do not like their secret deals. I do not like ex-speaker Nan, I do not like this YES WE CAN. I do not like this spending spree, I'm smart, I know that nothing's free. I do not like their smug replies, when I complain about their lies. I do not like this kind of hope. I do not like it. Nope, nope, nope!
Beaufort County Commissioners Vote 5 to 2 in Support of Governor Perdue on her Veto of Photo ID for Elections
(commented on July 8th, 2011 @ 4:02 pm)
Requiring photo identification would without a doubt eliminate the various forms of voter fraud. People would no longer be able to vote multiple times using false identities as well as the stated issue of illegal immigrants. My question is why would you want to prevent a flawed system to be remedied? If a politician want votes so desperately, that they don't care how the race is won, then they shouldn't be running, much less elected. Which goes to show how confident they must be are in themselves and what they "stand for".
Matthew Jordan Cochran
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Commissioners Deatherage and Richardson are Inducted into the ACLU 'Wall of Shame'
(commented on June 20th, 2010 @ 4:46 am)
I'll try to put together an Equal Protection overview. Meanwhile, this paper ( serves as a good primer on some of the other arguments likely to be made by anti-deportation activists (e.g., preemption of local action by federal regulation).
Commissioners Deatherage and Richardson are Inducted into the ACLU 'Wall of Shame'
(commented on June 18th, 2010 @ 3:09 pm)
Unfortunately, some of the proposed measures--at least as they are described by the ACLU article--might trigger Equal Protection Clause difficulties. For example, the Supreme Court has overturned laws that impact the "innocent children" of illegals. Check out Plyler v. Doe, 457 U.S. 202 (1982).
Judy Jennette
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Gullfest 2015 To Feature First Miss Gullfest Pageant
(posted on January 12th, 2015 @ 6:52 pm)
Travel With The BCCC Foundation To Canyon Country USA!
(posted on January 6th, 2015 @ 6:59 pm)
Eight Cited As "BCCC's Best"
(posted on January 5th, 2015 @ 6:37 pm)
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Woolard Statement: Butterfield Return Rangel Money
(posted on July 28th, 2010 @ 1:18 pm)
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Discovering Mac'swood
(commented on August 1st, 2010 @ 11:22 am)
I'm absolutely amazed at your description and photos of the neighborhood. I was born there in the early 60's spent my first seven years there before we moved away. We bought a small house near the entrance, then built something bigger a few years later. After 40+ yrs It's exactly as I remember it.
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Earlene Bright
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Admin Exemplified
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Beaufort Observer Editorial Team
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Will it be duty and honor to country today?
(posted on January 7th, 2021 @ 6:38 am)
Study: Lockdowns are a scam, unsupported by the science
(posted on January 2nd, 2021 @ 9:10 pm)
Beaufort County Emergency Management: COVID-19 Update (12-30-20)
(posted on December 31st, 2020 @ 4:20 am)
Tillis Responsible for Illegal Alien Stimulus Giveaway
(posted on December 28th, 2020 @ 3:40 pm)
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Why would Gary Brinn oppose Limited Voting? Why would any Republican do so?
(commented on October 18th, 2012 @ 6:44 am)
Editor's (Beaufort Observer) response: Stan is correct in all that he says. We differ only on the obvious soft assumption that DOJ could be convinced. Not the current DOJ. Jerry Langley and David Moore would see to in one phone call. A Romney DOJ would be irrelevant because any Pre-clearance would be appealed to the DC Court of Appeals and it would be killed there, not on a constitutional issue but on the factual basis. Hood's plan of 2 minority districts and 5 at-large would address the retrogression issue but would not likely fly because it would be statistical packing with a very distorted gerrymander. But you are precisely correct, without virtually unanimous agreement among the BOC, the current system is not going to change.

Did you and Steve evaluate preferential voting?
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Tea Party this Saturday at Washington's Festival Park
(posted on September 28th, 2010 @ 3:49 pm)
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Beaufort County Exposed to the Food Insecurity Project
(posted on March 16th, 2018 @ 3:59 pm)
White Hip-Hop has got the listing on Whole Foods
(posted on June 18th, 2011 @ 9:04 pm)
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Fentanyl Pill Manufacturing Bust
(commented on March 18th, 2020 @ 11:30 am)
What a loser and a dumbass
An Alison Krause Christmas
(commented on December 5th, 2019 @ 8:48 am)
This blend of her beautiful voice with Yo-Yo Ma and his cello along with some other unique instruments that build toward the end is captivating! My new favorite. Hey that's a song too.
Will the United States House Honor Our Constitution? This Political Point of these Updated Proceedings Presented Here:
(commented on November 14th, 2019 @ 8:18 pm)
I don't know if I would admit to having watched that show, however, since I was with you, I have to agree about the hypocrisy. The guy who created the show says that he wasn't trying to bash religion, but to "lampoon hypocrites" having seen much of it growing up going to church. The over-the-top crudeness is a bit much.
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Beaufort County Budget Public Hearing: Velma Hickman
(posted on June 21st, 2011 @ 9:40 pm)
Let's Get the Story Straight
(posted on February 9th, 2011 @ 11:23 pm)
BRHS Situation: January 10, 2011
(posted on January 10th, 2011 @ 11:36 am)
There is a Process
(posted on October 28th, 2010 @ 7:50 pm)
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Slander Has a Magnificently Short Half-life
(commented on August 28th, 2014 @ 8:45 pm)
Stan, they've already done something stupid when they hired the Washington Strategic Group!
Sorry, This Post was Removed!
(commented on December 29th, 2012 @ 11:17 pm)
Dustin, I agree with Lynn. You definitely did an A+ paper. Please continue to write to stimulate our thinking. By the way, I remember you as a quiet and interesting little boy who enjoyed renting videos.
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Beaufort County's Last Stand
(posted on February 12th, 2011 @ 9:00 am)
An Unbiased Opinion
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The more BRHS bids, the better
(posted on November 6th, 2010 @ 2:14 pm)
There was an Alternative
(posted on October 30th, 2010 @ 9:11 pm)
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Voter Fraud
(commented on March 18th, 2012 @ 9:43 pm)
Much of this great country is currently embroiled in the Voter Photo-ID question, an issue that could easily decide the results of a close election. I grew up believing that the United States was founded on certain principles that set it apart from the rest of the nations of the world. In addition to our basic rights, two of these principles stand out above the rest. The first of these tenets i...s that a person accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and the second is the right of all citizens to vote in free elections.

It has often been said that it is better to let 1,000 guilty parties go free than convict a single innocent person. Using the same premise with regard to elections, isn't it better to allow a dozen voters without IDs to cast ballots than to deny even a single person who is otherwise entitled to vote? If we are to err on this issue it should be on the side of over-inclusion, and not unjust exclusion.
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Follow the Vote Results Here
(commented on November 2nd, 2010 @ 8:10 pm)
Anything yet???
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