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A Commissioner's View  

We will provide an opinion, through the experience of 4 term county commissioner Stan Deatherage, that will provide an insider's approach to problem solving through governing.

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As a youth growing up in a United States of America that understood the pain of sacrifice, the remembrance of Pearl Harbor was an annual event.
As a youth growing up in a United States of America that understood the pain of sacrifice, the remembrance of Pearl Harbor was an annual event.
 
Is 'three times in a row a charm' in the tax raising business here in Beaufort County? Nonetheless, its government's majority believes that yet another tax raise in three consecutive years suits its citizens just fine; so charmed we must be.
Is 'three times in a row a charm' in the tax raising business here in Beaufort County? Nonetheless, its government's majority believes that yet another tax raise in three consecutive years suits its citizens just fine; so charmed we must be.
 
Sorry Carl, but the Folwell Resolution will not happen in Beaufort County, and will not be even heard.
Sorry Carl, but the Folwell Resolution will not happen in Beaufort County, and will not be even heard.
 
For some gathering time now the Beaufort County GOP has had a heck of a time getting out of its own way, and often acts as a social club rather than a principled party apparatus charged to guide elected victory toward its candidates of a Conservative pedigree.
For some gathering time now the Beaufort County GOP has had a heck of a time getting out of its own way, and often acts as a social club rather than a principled party apparatus charged to guide elected victory toward its candidates of a Conservative pedigree.
 
The Beaufort County Commissioners must deliver a budget for Fiscal Year 2019 /2020 for the county government in their charge to govern.
The Beaufort County Commissioners must deliver a budget for Fiscal Year 2019 /2020 for the county government in their charge to govern.
 
An integral part of my initiative, coming back on the board of Beaufort County commissioners, is to be as respectful as a commissioner as each of my fellow commissioners deserve, and they will tell me /us that formula themselves as this political dance is enjoined.
An integral part of my initiative, coming back on the board of Beaufort County commissioners, is to be as respectful as a commissioner as each of my fellow commissioners deserve, and they will tell me /us that formula themselves as this political dance is enjoined.
 
We've been down this road before, but something gives me pause to consider, it will different this time.
We've been down this road before, but something gives me pause to consider, it will different this time.
 
Political leanings and affectations ebb and flow depending on who the neophyte politician talks to; even, I know when to keep my mouth shut for I will reveal the obvious should I speak too much.
Political leanings and affectations ebb and flow depending on who the neophyte politician talks to; even, I know when to keep my mouth shut for I will reveal the obvious should I speak too much.
 
Political leanings and affectations ebb and flow depending on who the neophyte politician talks to; even, I know when to keep my mouth shut for I will reveal the obvious should I speak too much.
Political leanings and affectations ebb and flow depending on who the neophyte politician talks to; even, I know when to keep my mouth shut for I will reveal the obvious should I speak too much.
 
Beaufort County native and former Beaufort County Commissioner Stan Deatherage filed Monday, February 26, 2018, for his Party's nomination as a Republican candidate for the Beaufort County Commission.
Beaufort County native and former Beaufort County Commissioner Stan Deatherage filed Monday, February 26, 2018, for his Party's nomination as a Republican candidate for the Beaufort County Commission.
 
Belhaven Mayor Adam O'Neal drove nearly 30 miles west from his Town of Belhaven to present the news from his hamlet on Pantego Creek, and, right now, the news is not good.
Belhaven Mayor Adam O'Neal drove nearly 30 miles west from his Town of Belhaven to present the news from his hamlet on Pantego Creek, and, right now, the news is not good.
 
In the realm of the Limited Voting election scheme, which is rammed down the collective throats of all Beaufort County Citizens and taxpayers, no county commissioner candidate has ever gotten as many votes as did The Hood in this 2016 general election.
In the realm of the Limited Voting election scheme, which is rammed down the collective throats of all Beaufort County Citizens and taxpayers, no county commissioner candidate has ever gotten as many votes as did The Hood in this 2016 general election.
 
Beaufort County Sheriff's Department, under the guidance of Sheriff Ernie Coleman, has just experienced their first semi-controversial action and handled the situation professionally; some may even commend them for it as flawless behavior.
Beaufort County Sheriff's Department, under the guidance of Sheriff Ernie Coleman, has just experienced their first semi-controversial action and handled the situation professionally; some may even commend them for it as flawless behavior.
 
Recently, I was sent a PDF of a Washington Daily News editorial, by William Buonanno of Chocowinity, detailing the certain ulterior motive by Commissioner Hood Richardson in regards to his campaign to keep the county jail in Beaufort County's county seat.
Recently, I was sent a PDF of a Washington Daily News editorial, by William Buonanno of Chocowinity, detailing the certain ulterior motive by Commissioner Hood Richardson in regards to his campaign to keep the county jail in Beaufort County's county seat.
 
Whether this immutable fact threatens your delicate sensitivities or not, Commissioner Richardson is far often than not on the right side of every issue he challenges, and in a fairly wide manner.
Whether this immutable fact threatens your delicate sensitivities or not, Commissioner Richardson is far often than not on the right side of every issue he challenges, and in a fairly wide manner.
 
Beaufort County's board of county commissioners may have held an illegal meeting to hire a new county manager, current Washington City Manager Brian Alligood.
Beaufort County's board of county commissioners may have held an illegal meeting to hire a new county manager, current Washington City Manager Brian Alligood.
 
It was not until my son, Stanhope, called me to ask my opinion about the infamous impending Geese Decision, about 2 days prior, I was made aware of the 'mammoth problem' of just what to do about the wayward geese.
It was not until my son, Stanhope, called me to ask my opinion about the infamous impending Geese Decision, about 2 days prior, I was made aware of the 'mammoth problem' of just what to do about the wayward geese.
 
Beaufort County Commissioner Candidate Keith Kidwell has thrown caution to the wind, thereby seeking my endorsement for county commissioner.
Beaufort County Commissioner Candidate Keith Kidwell has thrown caution to the wind, thereby seeking my endorsement for county commissioner.
 
Beaufort County NOW may not only be the first of its kind in Beaufort County and northeastern North Carolina, it is probably a member of a rarefied few in the world.
Beaufort County NOW may not only be the first of its kind in Beaufort County and northeastern North Carolina, it is probably a member of a rarefied few in the world.
 
Being a Conservative once meant something positive - a progressive form of thought.
 
What was so disturbing about those political consultants, unaffectionately known as the 'Three Stooges' (WSG), is that they participated in the slander of my person through the mailers and the whisper campaign employing only pure lies about my good character.
What was so disturbing about those political consultants, unaffectionately known as the 'Three Stooges' (WSG), is that they participated in the slander of my person through the mailers and the whisper campaign employing only pure lies about my good character.
 
The Southwest County Jail, after the final piece of the puzzle fell into place when Chocowinity's government overruled their advisory board on permitting, was a go.
The Southwest County Jail, after the final piece of the puzzle fell into place when Chocowinity's government overruled their advisory board on permitting, was a go.
 
We have just recently come into possession of two new video vignettes produced by Eric Blyer and Annabel Park from their upcoming documentary on the closing of Belhaven's Pungo hospital.
We have just recently come into possession of two new video vignettes produced by Eric Blyer and Annabel Park from their upcoming documentary on the closing of Belhaven's Pungo hospital.
 
I have deep sympathy for you commissioners for the situation you now find yourselves in.
 
Irrespective of Mr. Obama's circling of the wagons under his latest crisis of leadership - the atrocious mismanagement of the V.A. - claiming that there must be an exhaustive investigation, there is a systemic problem.
Irrespective of Mr. Obama's circling of the wagons under his latest crisis of leadership - the atrocious mismanagement of the V.A. - claiming that there must be an exhaustive investigation, there is a systemic problem.
 
As promised, I shall provide an update, but there is no news at this point other than for me to state, or re-state what is obvious as to the state of the county's financial health.
As promised, I shall provide an update, but there is no news at this point other than for me to state, or re-state what is obvious as to the state of the county's financial health.
 
There has been an ongoing smear campaign orchestrated by the local RINOs of the Republican party that have long attacked the conservative members of our county commission: Hood Richardson and me (Stan Deatherage).
There has been an ongoing smear campaign orchestrated by the local RINOs of the Republican party that have long attacked the conservative members of our county commission: Hood Richardson and me (Stan Deatherage).
 
There is a deep schism in the Republican party, from Virginia's 7th Congressional District to Beaufort County, North Carolina, and beyond, where the truth from the People portends that the chasm will only widen.
There is a deep schism in the Republican party, from Virginia's 7th Congressional District to Beaufort County, North Carolina, and beyond, where the truth from the People portends that the chasm will only widen.
 
Where was Stan? Why wasn't he out pandering for votes? Why did he not spend record amounts of money like everyone else running for county commissioner?
Where was Stan? Why wasn't he out pandering for votes? Why did he not spend record amounts of money like everyone else running for county commissioner?
 
My political life has reached a proper and constitutional catalyst point. Due to a Republican primary election, my political career here in Beaufort County is done, and I am more than ready for the change.
My political life has reached a proper and constitutional catalyst point. Due to a Republican primary election, my political career here in Beaufort County is done, and I am more than ready for the change.
 
Don Cox, A.K.A. Mr. No-Show (does not show up for Candidates' Forums), who, up until now, has shown that he is completely incapable of discussing any issues at any time, now has twin issues he understands well enough to discuss: marijuana usage and Democrat strategy.
Don Cox, A.K.A. Mr. No-Show (does not show up for Candidates' Forums), who, up until now, has shown that he is completely incapable of discussing any issues at any time, now has twin issues he understands well enough to discuss: marijuana usage and Democrat strategy.
 
On Thursday afternoon, just before the close of their business day, Stan Deatherage filed to retain the Beaufort County Commissioner seat that he has now held for 5 terms.
On Thursday afternoon, just before the close of their business day, Stan Deatherage filed to retain the Beaufort County Commissioner seat that he has now held for 5 terms.
 
The Washington Daily News will try their hand at reporting on politics, which well operates under the accurate categorical department of 'better late than never'.
The Washington Daily News will try their hand at reporting on politics, which well operates under the accurate categorical department of 'better late than never'.
 
The National Resources Defense Council, who is sponsoring a 'hit piece' slam on NC Senator Bill Cook, may want to save the Polar Bears, but they don't mind taking property that is not theirs, and in this case mine.
The National Resources Defense Council, who is sponsoring a 'hit piece' slam on NC Senator Bill Cook, may want to save the Polar Bears, but they don't mind taking property that is not theirs, and in this case mine.
 
There is a significant pattern emerging here with Beaufort County Commissioner Don Cox: accuse your opponent of outrageous failings and then become that guy yourself.
There is a significant pattern emerging here with Beaufort County Commissioner Don Cox: accuse your opponent of outrageous failings and then become that guy yourself.
 
Is County Commissioner Candidate Don Cox truly this large of a Hypocrite? That answer is proved to be a resounding yes.
 
'90% of life' is not 'showing up on time'; 100% of life is having integrity.
 
Recently, I was was 'honored' to be included on the mailing list of a Candidate Don Cox 'hit piece' mailer, where the subject of his misguided attack was myself and Keith Kidwell, but mostly me.
Recently, I was was 'honored' to be included on the mailing list of a Candidate Don Cox 'hit piece' mailer, where the subject of his misguided attack was myself and Keith Kidwell, but mostly me.
 
The House Oversight Committee, who are also charged with discovering the truth on countless other scandals, which have swamped the incredible Barack Hussein Obama presidency, are tasked with the responsibility to accomplish this unenviable feat to know who is ultimately responsible.
The House Oversight Committee, who are also charged with discovering the truth on countless other scandals, which have swamped the incredible Barack Hussein Obama presidency, are tasked with the responsibility to accomplish this unenviable feat to know who is ultimately responsible.
 
No Mr. Chairman: An abject point of fact is that Beaufort County has never had a Republican majority of the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners.
No Mr. Chairman: An abject point of fact is that Beaufort County has never had a Republican majority of the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners.
 
The unavoidable outcome is that much that I wanted and needed to do this week did not get done, and Beaufort County NOW did suffer, except for the traffic - it was remarkably decent this week.
The unavoidable outcome is that much that I wanted and needed to do this week did not get done, and Beaufort County NOW did suffer, except for the traffic - it was remarkably decent this week.
 
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