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It is a land where individual freedoms are celebrated, and the raising of an individual's taxes are not.

I am getting complaints about the quantity and quality of the filming of commissioner meetings.
I am getting complaints about the quantity and quality of the filming of commissioner meetings.
 
Among the medium to small populated counties in North Carolina, Beaufort County is blessed to have a huge, valuable, unique and un movable asset.
Among the medium to small populated counties in North Carolina, Beaufort County is blessed to have a huge, valuable, unique and un movable asset.
 
We are now in the 2020 election cycle or, if you like "rip current".
We are now in the 2020 election cycle or, if you like "rip current".
 
Beaufort County Commissioners voted to form a committee to "investigate the jail situation". The committee is empowered to look at all alternatives. This sounds good until one examines the whole situation.
Beaufort County Commissioners voted to form a committee to "investigate the jail situation". The committee is empowered to look at all alternatives. This sounds good until one examines the whole situation.
 
Propaganda takes many forms. The American people have had a complete and broad education in all forms of propaganda during the past three years of the Trump administration.
Propaganda takes many forms. The American people have had a complete and broad education in all forms of propaganda during the past three years of the Trump administration.
 
Our elected officials have a duty to manage our money effectively and efficiently.
 
Have you ever heard someone say "Should Government be doing this?"
Have you ever heard someone say "Should Government be doing this?"
 
Jail expenses in excess of normal jail costs are continuing to accumulate at he the rate of about $25,000 per month.
Jail expenses in excess of normal jail costs are continuing to accumulate at he the rate of about $25,000 per month.
 
Government officials living in the lap of luxury while us peons and surfs pay for it with our county taxes.
Government officials living in the lap of luxury while us peons and surfs pay for it with our county taxes.
 
Commissioner Stan Deatherage took issue with Vidant shutting down the Psych Ward at the Beaufort County Hospital.
Commissioner Stan Deatherage took issue with Vidant shutting down the Psych Ward at the Beaufort County Hospital.
 
The purchasing practices of all governments are always subject to controversy.
The purchasing practices of all governments are always subject to controversy.
 
It is a pleasure to write about good news and what appears to be an improving jail situation. Two events are going to help a lot.
It is a pleasure to write about good news and what appears to be an improving jail situation. Two events are going to help a lot.
 
If you live in Beaufort County or any other northeastern North Carolina County about 95 percent of you are paying more for flood insurance that your should.
If you live in Beaufort County or any other northeastern North Carolina County about 95 percent of you are paying more for flood insurance that your should.
 
The former Deputy Sheriff Dominic Franks complaints about the Beaufort County Sheriff's Department have been out there for almost three years.
The former Deputy Sheriff Dominic Franks complaints about the Beaufort County Sheriff's Department have been out there for almost three years.
 
A bill is now in the North Carolina Senate Rules Committee to provide a method to change the way Beaufort County elects commissioners.
A bill is now in the North Carolina Senate Rules Committee to provide a method to change the way Beaufort County elects commissioners.
 
It was a small decision compared to Beaufort County's spending on the on the order of 69 million dollars per year.
It was a small decision compared to Beaufort County's spending on the on the order of 69 million dollars per year.
 
Red flags always mean, caution, we need to be careful in our decision making . For example, another red flag appears when something seems too good to be true, like maybe a free lunch.
Red flags always mean, caution, we need to be careful in our decision making . For example, another red flag appears when something seems too good to be true, like maybe a free lunch.
 
For those of us who are normal and have commonsense this" repair" project should cost no more than $200,000.
For those of us who are normal and have commonsense this" repair" project should cost no more than $200,000.
 
We are all puzzled by events from time to time and sometimes we never really understand what is going on around us.
We are all puzzled by events from time to time and sometimes we never really understand what is going on around us.
 
I have written several articles over the past few years addressing the financial viability of the Vidant Health System.
I have written several articles over the past few years addressing the financial viability of the Vidant Health System.
 
Those writing checks to the Beaufort County Government got the same disrespectful handling this year we got last year.
Those writing checks to the Beaufort County Government got the same disrespectful handling this year we got last year.
 
The Vidant Hospital System dominates northeastern North Carolina. It is the largest employer and takes in about 1.3 billion dollars each year
The Vidant Hospital System dominates northeastern North Carolina. It is the largest employer and takes in about 1.3 billion dollars each year
 
In about 1998, shortly after I was elected to the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners, several of us who watched local government closely realized the news articles, and for that matter reports from the ruling class of commissioners, did not fit with what actually happened.
In about 1998, shortly after I was elected to the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners, several of us who watched local government closely realized the news articles, and for that matter reports from the ruling class of commissioners, did not fit with what actually happened.
 
Joan Perry was our speaker last week at the conservative club meeting. She landed on all the Conservative principles. She is against abortion, for limited terms, for lower taxes, for closing the border, against medicaid expansion etc, she is a hunter and supports gun right just to name a few.
Joan Perry was our speaker last week at the conservative club meeting. She landed on all the Conservative principles. She is against abortion, for limited terms, for lower taxes, for closing the border, against medicaid expansion etc, she is a hunter and supports gun right just to name a few.
 
Brenda Lee Hamilton died on February 18, 2019 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Her death was caused by a "canine" animal attack on Indian Run Road near Pantego during the early morning hours.
Brenda Lee Hamilton died on February 18, 2019 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Her death was caused by a "canine" animal attack on Indian Run Road near Pantego during the early morning hours.
 
The jail is not intended to be a resort hotel or to bring aid and comfort to criminals. It is to keep dangerous people away from the public and for convicted criminals to serve up to 90 days.
The jail is not intended to be a resort hotel or to bring aid and comfort to criminals. It is to keep dangerous people away from the public and for convicted criminals to serve up to 90 days.
 
I have written a lot and talked a lot about unethical behavior and dishonest behavior by several members of the Board of County Commissioners. In general these guys do business in the back room.
I have written a lot and talked a lot about unethical behavior and dishonest behavior by several members of the Board of County Commissioners. In general these guys do business in the back room.
 
Too many politicians want to make decisions based on what they think you need. Truth is I do not need very much, what about you?
Too many politicians want to make decisions based on what they think you need. Truth is I do not need very much, what about you?
 
My email and snail mail are full of advertisements telling me how to get rich with cannabis or to us commoners "marijuana'.
My email and snail mail are full of advertisements telling me how to get rich with cannabis or to us commoners "marijuana'.
 
This government disaster is not costing what the all knowing, all seeing, Beaufort County master manipulators thought.
This government disaster is not costing what the all knowing, all seeing, Beaufort County master manipulators thought.
 
Normally, I think of the Grand Jury being my protection or stop gap between overly enthusiastic prosecutors and the court system.
Normally, I think of the Grand Jury being my protection or stop gap between overly enthusiastic prosecutors and the court system.
 
Beaufort County Commissioners, at their April 1, 2019 meeting voted not to appoint a committee to look into controlling inmate medical costs.
Beaufort County Commissioners, at their April 1, 2019 meeting voted not to appoint a committee to look into controlling inmate medical costs.
 
The annual Beaufort County Republican Party convention was held at the Beaufort County Court House on March 19, 2019.
The annual Beaufort County Republican Party convention was held at the Beaufort County Court House on March 19, 2019.
 
About half of the jail is shut down at an unbudgeted cost oaf about $2,500 per day.
About half of the jail is shut down at an unbudgeted cost oaf about $2,500 per day.
 
During late September of last year I wrote an article complaining about a $346,000 medical bill for one prisoner held by Beaufort County.
During late September of last year I wrote an article complaining about a $346,000 medical bill for one prisoner held by Beaufort County.
 
Each county in North Carolina has a Grand Jury as required by law. One of the requirements of every Grand Jury is to inspect the county jail on a regular basis.
Each county in North Carolina has a Grand Jury as required by law. One of the requirements of every Grand Jury is to inspect the county jail on a regular basis.
 
During the February Beaufort County Commissioners meeting the County manager, Brian Alligood, took issue with those of us who think continuation budgets are bad things, maybe even evil.
During the February Beaufort County Commissioners meeting the County manager, Brian Alligood, took issue with those of us who think continuation budgets are bad things, maybe even evil.
 
Those who want to build a new Beaufort County jail are back. They are the same kind of scheme that cost Beaufort County taxpayers over 40 million dollars in new schools about ten years ago.
Those who want to build a new Beaufort County jail are back. They are the same kind of scheme that cost Beaufort County taxpayers over 40 million dollars in new schools about ten years ago.
 
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the US Constitution. I focused on the content of the Constitution.
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the US Constitution. I focused on the content of the Constitution.
 
Most people are born and die without knowing one big political secret. That secret is that our American form of government provides all of us with an opportunity to influence government in addition to just voting.
Most people are born and die without knowing one big political secret. That secret is that our American form of government provides all of us with an opportunity to influence government in addition to just voting.
 
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