Carteret County Now


Latest Articles

Now I am seeing ~~~ for real ~~~ how the Republican Elephant can fly an altered State of the Union speech.
In North Carolina, left-wing nonprofit advocacy groups for decades have wielded an alarming amount of power in the media, state politics, and government. They work together, both in loose coalitions and organized networks, to influence and control public policy.
The 2015 legislative session has commenced, which means that the House and Senate will be hashing out their differences about how best to reform our state's Medicaid program. The Senate favors a privatization approach, where multiple managed care companies (MCOs) compete for state contracts to...
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
Religious liberty - which is the first right secured in the Bill of Rights - has won again in the nation's highest court. In a unanimous decision this week (Holt v. Hobbs), the U.S. Supreme Court has held that an Arkansas state prison policy that prohibited inmates from growing beards...
Every year, local newspapers announce the Golden Leaf Scholarship as an opportunity for NC residents. It is a scholarship offered by the Golden Leaf Foundation for high school seniors entering as Freshmen into eligible 4yr college/universities OR Community College transfer students.
Stan has spurred me to further research over the Conservative / Liberal split. Unbeknownst to me a good old High School buddy supplied me with the ultimate answer!
On December 22, 2014, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Sex Offense that occurred in a wooded area off of Hwy 306 in Aurora. Investigators collected evidence and started an investigation.
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...
When we speak about "academic freedom" what, exactly, do we mean? How far should academic freedom extend? How do we know when someone claiming it has actually abused it?
Tom Ross is on the way out as president of the University of North Carolina - although he will remain in his position until January 2016. While Ross's departure was inevitable, it is puzzling that John Fennebresque, who serves as chairman of the system's Board of Governors, extended Ross's tenure...
President Obama is proposing that two years of community college education be provided by federal and state governments free to students who are enrolled at least half time and maintain a 2.5 GPA.
As many of you may have noticed, there are subtle changes to Beaufort County NOW. And while they may seem insignificant to some naked eyes, they represent a major turning point for what we intend to provide, and the direction that it will be provided to the community.

HbAD0

Government

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)
Press Release:
Raleigh, N.C. — As part of continued customer focus and enhancement of North Carolina's infrastructure, Governor Pat McCrory and North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata will meet with local leaders and transportation officials to consider all options for a recently widened section of I-485 in Charlotte.

"I am committed to having our team sit down with local leaders as soon as possible to discuss solutions for inadequate design, infrastructure and funding issues that were created years ago, which have been causing serious traffic congestion on I-485," said Governor McCrory. "We are open to reviewing and considering all viable options."

During a recent widening project of I-485, NCDOT engineers had the foresight to expand an additional section of the roadway that could be used for a future express lanes project submitted by local leaders an... (read more)

HbAD1

Op-Ed & Politics

"I thought I had seen everything until I saw an Elephant fly . . ." was a famous song from the Walt Disney movie of my childhood, "Dumbo."

Now I am seeing ~~~ for real ~~~ how the Republican Elephant can fly an altered State of the Union speech. Here it is.

Like Conservative commentators often say, "You can't make this stuff up!" I don't think Fox News will feature it. Rush Limbaugh and company will surely show it as real because there care little for facts.

Someone once said, "If you tell the same lie over and over, people will believe it . . ." I believe that person had something to do with Third Reich rise to power in Germany that led up to WWII . . .

I have said it often ... (read more)
Publisher's note: This post, by Susan Myrick, was originally published in the Corruption & Ethics section of Civitas's online edition.

In North Carolina, left-wing nonprofit advocacy groups for decades have wielded an alarming amount of power in the media, state politics, and government. They work together, both in loose coalitions and organized networks, to influence and control public policy.

Only now, however, is there a user-friendly online database that sheds light on this vast, shadowy network. Mapping the Left combines data and on-going stories about the organizations, the people and the funders that make up the radical liberal left in North Carolina.

We came up with the idea f... (read more)
Publisher's note: The author of this post is Katherine Restrepo, who is the Health and Human Services Policy Analyst for the John Locke Foundation.

The 2015 legislative session has commenced, which means that the House and Senate will be hashing out their differences about how best to reform our state's Medicaid program. The Senate favors a privatization approach, where multiple managed care companies (MCOs) compete for state contracts to manage North Carolina's Medicaid populations. The MCOs are financially responsible for any cost overruns. Meanwhile, the House champions Accountable Care Organizations. Within this system, provider groups and health systems can partner together to provi... (read more)

HbAD2

Community

On December 22, 2014, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Sex Offense that occurred in a wooded area off of Hwy 306 in Aurora. Investigators collected evidence and started an investigation.
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...
On Saturday, May 24, 2014 the Washington Police Department arrested Rodney Darnell Putney, age 25, of Washington Street Washington.
On March 17, 2014 the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office received a report of a sex offense against a minor that occurred at residences in Washington and Bath, NC.
Governor Pat McCrory signed an executive order today that creates a multi-agency task force aimed at reducing substance abuse and underage drinking. The Governor's Substance Abuse and Underage Drinking Prevention and Treatment Task Force will build on statewide prevention, treatment and...
The Carteret County Commissioners meeting today regarding the Mill Pond project, was an eclectic affair. This is the best of my recollection as to a summary of what transpired.
I am not a veteran. I only have the greatest respect for those who have served, unsurpassed by all professions that keep America safe and strong.
A Moore County man who was on probation for domestic violence charges is accused of killing his live-in girlfriend, whose body was found Wednesday near the entrance to the county landfill, authorities said.

Business

As many of you may have noticed, there are subtle changes to Beaufort County NOW. And while they may seem insignificant to some naked eyes, they represent a major turning point for what we intend to provide, and the direction that these innovations shall be provided to the community.

What we have long been able to provide, but now in a more concise format, is the Social component of private messaging, sharing posts (moderated for quality), and comments (still moderated but to a lesser extent). Beaufort County NOW (BCN) is the prototype for what has become a variation of the senior version of Symbiotic Publisher, our Symbiotic Networks's (SNI's) proprietary Content Management System (CMS).

Now, after this last iteration of BCN, we can better provide that Social component, and we can provide it faster, and in a Responsive format, which, in the region of Northeastern North Carolina, w... (read more)

HbAD3

The Region

News release:

Greetings,

Every year, local newspapers announce the Golden Leaf Scholarship as an opportunity for NC residents. It is a scholarship offered by the Golden Leaf Foundation for high school seniors entering as Freshmen into eligible 4yr college/universities or Community College transfer students entering eligible 4yr college/universities. Please see the attached for more detailed information. Students may submit an application online at www.cfnc.org/goldenleaf by March 1, 2015.

Please run this in your newspaper. Let me know if there is another procedure to publish the Press Release or if you have additional questions. Thank you for helping promote this scholarship.

Contact: Rashonn Albritton
Grants, Training and Outreach

NC State Education Assistance Authority

(800) 700-1775, ext 4681 (voice) • (919) 248-4687 (fax)... (read more)

The Arts


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)

If it Ain't Five Stars, I Ain't Writ'n' It

What an incredible feel-good movie this is!! When I walked into the theatre to sit next to my girlfriends, the first thing they said to me was: "Do you think this is a chick-flick or what??" I looked around and there was not a male in sight. I didn't know what to expect since I hadn't seen a coming attraction and hadn't even heard of the movie, and so I was hoping to be pleasantly surprised.

And I was ...... more than I could have ever hoped for. The heart just wants to feel happy, and this movie did that for me.

This movie is in the same cinematic vein as Chocolat, which happens to be one of my all-time favorite movies. It is about two things I am a big fan of – chocolate and love. 100 Foot Journey is a sweet, heartwarming journey of a couple of key characters to overcome ethnic stereotypes and pride and to find the good ... (read more)

HbAD4

Living

News Release:
The Carrboro Police Department saved the life of a resident Monday night (Jan. 12) — the first time naloxone was used by any police department in North Carolina.

Naloxone is a medicine that stops opiate overdoses.

"We are also the only other police department in the southeast, other than Georgia, to have used the naloxone kit," said Capt. Chris Atack, spokesman for the Carrboro Police Department.

At 8:14 p.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to an apartment complex on Old Fayetteville Road in response to a call about an overdose.

Carrboro police were the first to arrive on the scene and administered the drug naloxone to stop a suspected heroin overdose.

Naloxone works by reversing overdose and preventing all subsequent effects.

Atack said the victim was able to come out of the overdose and was doing well as of Tuesday morning.

The below information is pr... (read more)


HbAD5
Top