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I am sure many of you rushed home last night, cleared your schedule, and camped out in front of the TV awaiting breathlessly the latest pronouncements of our Dear Leader.
Congressman Walter B. Jones (NC-3) is calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to allocate additional funding to dredge Eastern North Carolina's Oregon Inlet.
Today, the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act (SAV), co-sponsored by Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), unanimously passed the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee and now heads to the Senate floor.
Governor Pat McCrory, chairman of the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition, praised U.S. Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis for an amendment they offered to the Keystone XL pipeline bill which would move North Carolina closer to energy exploration and revenue sharing with other states.
An adoring Obama media, widely know among clarion journalists as the OMG (Obama Media Group), has turned again on their master to criticize their distant president of these states united.
Acclaimed octogenarian film director /actor Clint Eastwood, and rising film star Bradley Cooper, who producer of American Sniper may just have a monetary, and critically acclaimed hit on their hands with the Chris Kyle biopic that each are so powerfully responsible for.
The terrorist attack by yet more murderous Muslims accentuates these terrible times, and just how irrational it has been to not confront Islamist terrorists directly.
To kick off the New Year, the Cato Institute hosted its ninth annual health policy conference, where I and other attendees were briefed heavily on the status and potential implications of King v. Burwell - better known as one of the Obamacare "subsidy lawsuits."
Over the past two years, the University of North Carolina has been implementing recommendations laid out by the General Administration and Board of Governors in their 2013 "strategic directions" report, "Our Time, Our Future: the UNC Compact with North Carolina."
House leaders once again will try to write eminent domain private property protections into the N.C. Constitution.
The State Employees Credit Union is hosting 47 rotating displays of the 2015 North Carolina Heart Gallery exhibition, featuring professional portraits of children available for adoption in the North Carolina foster care system.



If you were tuning in to discover the direction of your nation for the next year, you would have been sadly misinformed. The vast majority of the liberal initiatives proposed by Amateur Obama will be Dead on Arrival, since the Republicans hold large majorities in the Senate and House. The Amateur also promised to veto a number bills by the Republicans, many are bi-partisan, that they will be vetoed.

Last night's State of the Union was nothing more that a public assembly for congressional and executive Liberals to embrace their ideals for big government, and the resultant redistribution of wealth, and the Democrat votes tht the money from other people buys them. At moments in the presidential address the most ardent Liberals in the audience were ecstatic.
2015 State of the Union Address: Above.
I think House Ways and Means Committee chairman Paul Ryan described the address best: "... (read more)
Publisher's note: The author of this post is Dan Way, who is an associate editor for the Carolina Journal, John Hood Publisher.

Governor sends Cabinet secretary on statewide bus tour
RALEIGH Spurred on by Gov. Pat McCrory, who has assembled a coalition to restore discontinued historic preservation tax credits, state Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Klutz on Thursday directed her statewide whistle-stop tour to Eden, home of Senate leader Phil Berger.

The push for legislation giving new life to the historic preservation tax credits that were sunset Dec. 31 is expected to be riddled with politics.

While in Eden, Klutz "had a great conversation with the mayor, his planning staff, and some Main Street committee members about the economic benefits of historic tax credits and their local value to these communities," said Cary Cox, spokesman at the Department of Cultural Resources.

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Op-Ed & Politics

We have a most important matter before our governing officials:

The comments thus far reflect divisive views around NC. Conservatism seems to thrive on division and a false sense of security it tries to generate to frightened people.

In the 90's, Southeastern Seminary was drastically changed by Baptist Conservatives who took over the Baptist churches most plenteous in the US. One of their first steps was to come in and destroy my Seminary, Southeastern, in Wake Forest where I graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in 1970. I had moved back to NC in 1986 and it was part of my insurance territory. I had a front row seat on that destruction and change. Now it is part of the coalition of Conservative schools across the South. Included in these are Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC; Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA; Pat Robertson's Heritage University in Chesapeake, ... (read more)
Publisher's note: Brant Clifton uses the words of others, in part, to remind us of real Socialist Obama in his "bare knuckles" Conservative online publication known as The Daily Haymaker.

I am sure many of you rushed home last night, cleared your schedule, and camped out in front of the TV awaiting breathlessly the latest pronouncements of our Dear Leader. I am also sure that quite a few Americans turned on the TV and asked 'Why is the Devil from that Bible miniseries talking to Congress?'

Yes, we were once again blessed with that yearly televised demonstration of how our Founding Fathers' vision for this country has gone frightfully awry. The scalawags who are flushing our economy and our country down the toilet - all in the name of "fighting" for us - got together in front of the cameras to applaud each other and put on a little show for the little people back home:

President B... (read more)



.tableImages { width:33%; vertical-align:top; text-align:center; }Press Release:
On 01-13-2015, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit arrested Larry Warren Jr., 22 years of age, of 5525 Fleta Street in Washington, Jeffery Moore Jr., 23 years of age, of 5508 Fleta Street in Washington and Rhonda Roundtree, 49 years of age, of 1111 Bridge Street in Washington.

They were charged with multiple counts of Trafficking in Opiates and Conspiracy to Traffic in Opiates. Their arrest stemmed from Investigators conducting a covert operation into persons involved in the distribution of prescription pain pills.

Warren and Moore were confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $40,000.00 secured bond. Roundtree was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $10,000.00 secured bond.

Larry Warren Jr.Jeffery Moore Jr.Rhonda Roundtree
Lieutenant ... (read more)


A meeting was held in Edenton on Nov 22 in order that local citizens will understand the benefits, or detriments, to the community regarding wind farms. The meeting included a 2 hr. video and the moderator was John Droz of Morehead City, who is a retired Physicist and Environmental Advocate. He has been retired from the General Electric Aerospace Engineering Division located in Utica NY, for 30 yrs. and undertook this project on his own and at his expense without contributions from any outside entity. As he stated, he wants the decisions about whether communities agree, or disagree with this project, to fully understand the science and arguments, for and against.

In N C, the beginnings of this process originated with Senate Bill, SB 3, during the Perdue administration when her party was in control of the House and Senate. When the legislature changed to Republican control of both cham... (read more)


The Region

Publisher's note: The author of this post, Jamitress Bowden, is a contributor to ECU News Services.

Ebony magazine editor urges students to keep moving forward
Accept responsibility when it comes, the editor-in-chief of Ebony magazine Mitzi Miller told a crowd at East Carolina University Tuesday night. Even though a task may seem overwhelming, she said, "You accept it; you move forward."

Miller delivered the keynote address at the university's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in Wright Auditorium Jan. 20. She said that maintaining a commitment to success, seeking responsibility and loving what you do are all part of living King's dream.

Miller was uncertain of her dreams in college, where she switched her major from biology to English. She was three weeks into her first biology class when an assignment required her to examine her own blood, and she knew biology was not for her. ... (read more)

The Arts

Every Great War Film is a Great Anti War Film

When Chris Kyle was a young boy growing up central Texas, he learned to hunt, to fight to win, loved Jesus, bronco busting and enjoyed pretty girls. How was it that he grew up to become the ultra patriot, an American hero, and now with the critically acclaimed film about his life as a soldier breaking box office records, someone immortalized, lionized?

Simply, Chris Kyle was reared by a God fearing church deacon, Wayne Kyle, played by Ben Read, who taught him to hunt, know Jesus, and to understand the ways of this world, personified in these comments he made to Chris as a pre-adolescent:

"There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs," Wayne Kyle implores his receptive son to know. "Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn't exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they would... (read more)

Sometimes, you have to 'Go Home Again'

Hey ... I got this joke: What is two lawyers, with the sir name of Palmer, chained to a engine block at the bottom of the river. Answer: A good start. Oh, you heard that one, or a variation of it, already.

On the other hand, "The Judge" is no joke. It does sport some smart lines, peppy dialogue, and some well placed spasms of intended humor; however, it is a tale trampled into the familial mud of reality, and when that fabric is lifted from the dried up puddle; the caked mud shook free. It is a tale as real as Abraham and Issac. If not for the comic relief, the story would be lost in the tall weeds of anguish by proxy.

We good humans laugh at ourselves, and can surely laugh at the travails of strident lawyers bent on pressing their pedantic aura on their immediate audience. The Palmer lawyers, father and son - the judge, and the other a... (read more)



Press Release:
Raleigh, N.C. — The State Employees Credit Union is hosting 47 rotating displays of the 2015 North Carolina Heart Gallery exhibition, featuring professional portraits of children available for adoption in the North Carolina foster care system.

Sponsored by the NC Kids Program, an initiative of N.C. DHHS' Division of Social Services (DSS), the Heart Gallery has introduced a wide variety of people to adoption through foster care throughout the country, helping locate permanent adoptive homes for children.

"The Heart Gallery exhibition provides a wonderful opportunity to increase a foster child's chance at finding a forever home," said Wayne Black, DSS director. "Each gallery seeks to recruit foster and adoptive parents for not only children included in the exhibition, but those across the state."

The Credit Union is hosting the rotating displays in branches acro... (read more)


Mrs. Gloria S. Sawyer, age 63, a resident of 6863 Free Union Church Road, Pinetown, died Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at her home.

Arrangements will be announced by Paul Funeral Home of Belhaven.... (read more)