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Writer Spotlight

 
Diane Rufino
 
If you meet me and think I talk funny, it’s because I’m from north Jersey. I spent most of my adult life up there.  I went to college at the University of Pennsylvania for my undergraduate degree in ... (Read More)
STOP & FRISK: It's a Good Thing
 
In 1968, the Supreme Court handed down a landmark ruling in the case of Terry v. Ohio, which gave an additional tool to law enforcement in fighting crime.
 
Wednesday, March 25th, 2020 @ 10:10 am
 
Stan Deatherage
 
Living my life as Stan Deatherage, and especially now in this last decade, requires that I continue as a communicator of some grand effort for some effective purpose, by whatever means necessary. ... (Read More)
Stupid People - Volume I: People of Influence, Oblivious to Simple Math, Who Talk Far Too Much
 
Recently, there was a newsworthy conversation that an unscientific survey revealed that "only 39% of our fellow Americans can name all three branches of the federal government", which is a
 
Published In: Stupid People
Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 @ 4:31 am
 

Editorials

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.
A blood test to determine who has been infected by SARS-CoV-2 is one thing, but a test to find out who has already had it is a whole different kettle of fish.
The Wake County Sheriff’s Office will resume accepting and processing applications for pistol permits consistent with N.C. General Statutes, a Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday, March 31.
David Drucker of the Washington Examiner writes about the COVID-19 pandemic’s possible impact on 2024 presidential politics.

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Bloodless Warfare: Politics

Love Life members cited, arrested even though they abided by terms of county emergency proclamation related to COVID-19
Beginning today, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Governor Roy Cooper today announced another step to help families by prohibiting utilities from disconnecting people who are unable to pay during this pandemic.
Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 122 to help schools and local governments access state surplus property to help bridge gaps during the response to COVID-19.
The State Board of Elections and N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles have launched a service to allow NCDMV customers to apply to register to vote or update existing voter registration information online.
The State Board of Elections will hold a telephonic meeting beginning at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.

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Our Founding Principles

On September 3, 1783, representatives from the American states, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and John Jay, and a representative of King George III signed the Treaty of Paris to officially end the American Revolutionary War against Great Britain.
December 15 marks a very special day in our founding history - On that date in 1791, the first 14 states (Vermont had just been admitted to the Union as the 14th state), ratified the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known collectively as our Bill of Rights.
The term "birthright citizenship" refers to the idea that you can become a citizen of a country simply by being born there.
On June 28, almost exactly a month after the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia convened, the 81-year-old Benjamin Franklin rose to address his fellow members.
On September 17, 1787, the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia concluded. 39 of the 55 delegates to the Convention signed the final product, including its primary author, James Madison, and its eldest member, Benjamin Franklin.
Each unconstitutional act usurps the powers delegated or reserved to the People and the States. Nature's Law supersedes man's law. Every failure to resist the tyranny posed by an unconstitutional act tightens the noose around freedom's neck.

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Words with the Publisher

The COVID-19 crisis, with all of its complexities, is revealing simplicities about education and life.
Beaufort County Republican primary voters will have three groups of candidates running for county commissioner to choose from this election, and they reflect the three groups that have been on the commission over the past few years.
If we are going to fix education in North Carolina, we must be willing to try something new.
'Tis the season of giving, and Christmas 2019 is on pace to set records.
Are you politically free or are you a slave to a political party or your own set of flawed political principles.
There is an unfinished piece of business from Beaufort County's now expired wind and solar farm moratorium.
With all the insane and unbridled screeching coming from the mouths of the Dems, let me share a couple of things ...






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