Month: February 2021

Lonely, neglected bridge due attention

News Analysis COVE CITY – A remote – but nevertheless important – bridge across the Neuse River in the far northwest corner of Craven County is scheduled for a $13.8 million, 2.5 year extreme makeover.  Make that TWO contiguous bridges…

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CALLING ALL REPUBLICANS | Beaufort County GOP among first to muster

By Anne Maatman | Beaufort County Republican Party BEAUFORT COUNTY –  In our county 26,397 votes were cast in the November 3rd election, with ‘wins’ for 30 out of 31 Republicans on the ballot! Republicans, fire up! Get involved and…

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Protecting Second Amendment | Recalls can be good ammo!

In 2013, a year or so before we moved from Colorado to here in North Carolina, Michael Bloomberg blasted into Colorado and poured millions of dollars into the pockets of state legislators who advocated gun control. He wanted them to…

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Usual sewer fee reduced by 6 to 4 vote

Gym re-location sees immediate $8,000 savings ALLIANCE – When the move finally happens, Champion Sports & Fitness may well be paying a lesser rent at its new location (just a quarter mile west on Hwy.  55) because future landlord, Mike…

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State Board of Ed. fumbles homework

RALEIGH — The Democrat-controlled N.C. State Board of Education approved Thursday, Feb. 4, a sweeping rewrite of the state’s social studies standards that will now teach nearly every aspect of American history through the lens of racism and discrimination.  The…

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Feds asked to put kibosh on menthol cigarettes

By Delmonte Jefferson | Center for Black Health & Equity As a North Carolina-based public health organization, the Center for Black Health & Equity was pleased to hear that state Attorney General Josh Stein recently joined a bipartisan group of…

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Enough!

Opinion piece captures mood of many

By Bill Garrison Definition: To attain, achieve, as much as needed or allowed. The amount desired or allowed to reach a goal. I am going to describe ‘enough’ as used for negative achievement. Something many of us in this great…

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Mask Wearing prompts experiment

ARAPAHOE – Jeff of The County Compass newspaper recently asked me to personally conduct a test of masks which are used these days to prevent spread of the China Virus pandemic. As a former Magnavox, Motorola and RCA electrical engineer,…

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Son of Community College president dies after six-year battle with ALS

Dr. Robert James “Bobby” Ross, MD, PhD, son of Pamlico Community College President Dr. Jim Ross and his wife, Mrs. Pam Ross, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, at his parents’ home after a courageous six-year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,…

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Big Guy Comes Out Swinging!

RALEIGH – Even powerful, liberal-leaning WRAL-TV proved no match for the state’s newly elected Lt. Governor. After Tuesday’s press conference in which Mark Robinson lambasted Capitol Broadcasting for its website post of an inflammatory cartoon depicting Robinson and other GOP…

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