Liberal Democrat Art Williams of Beaufort County is reportedly going to change his party affiliation from Democratic to Republican in an attempt to win the State Senate seat currently held by Democrat Stan White of Dare County.

The Washington Daily News is reporting that Art Williams will hold a press conference on October 18th to make a ‘political announcement’.  Williams refused to state the nature of the announcement, saying only

“I know the word’s, I guess, getting out about what I’m going to do.  They’re doing a formal press conference. I’ve got people in Raleigh that’s handling it. I’ll let them handle it.”

Based on Williams’ comments, it is clear that top Republican Party officials in Raleigh somehow see this as a good move and are supporting Williams in this effort.  Knowing that true conservatives in eastern North Carolina would never accept a liberal jack-ass wearing an elephant suit into their ranks, party officials (more…)

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Liberal Democrat Art Williams of Beaufort County is reportedly going to change his party affiliation from Democratic to Republican in an attempt to win the State Senate seat currently held by Democrat Stan White of Dare County.

The Washington Daily News is reporting that Art Williams will hold a press conference on October 18th to make a ‘political announcement’.  Williams refused to state the nature of the announcement, saying only

“I know the word’s, I guess, getting out about what I’m going to do.  They’re doing a formal press conference. I’ve got people in Raleigh that’s handling it. I’ll let them handle it.”

Based on Williams’ comments, it is clear that top Republican Party officials in Raleigh somehow see this as a good move and are supporting Williams in this effort.  Knowing that true conservatives in eastern North Carolina would never accept a liberal jack-ass wearing an elephant suit into their ranks, party officials (more…)


Liberal Democrat Art Williams of Beaufort County is reportedly going to change his party affiliation from Democratic to Republican in an attempt to win the State Senate seat currently held by Democrat Stan White of Dare County.

The Washington Daily News is reporting that Art Williams will hold a press conference on October 18th to make a ‘political announcement’.  Williams refused to state the nature of the announcement, saying only

“I know the word’s, I guess, getting out about what I’m going to do.  They’re doing a formal press conference. I’ve got people in Raleigh that’s handling it. I’ll let them handle it.”

Based on Williams’ comments, it is clear that top Republican Party officials in Raleigh somehow see this as a good move and are supporting Williams in this effort.  Knowing that true conservatives in eastern North Carolina would never accept a liberal jack-ass wearing an elephant suit into their ranks, party officials (more…)


Next Friday is the big day. At 6:30pm in Columbia, the Democrats of Senate District 1 will choose Marc Basnight’s successor.

Since Senate District 1 is composed of eight counties and the voting will be based on population, Dare County Democrats will not have much of a voice in the selection.  They control only 19% of the votes.  Beaufort has a whopping 29% of the votes while Pasquotank has 23%.  The rest of the counties votes are:  Currituck 12%, Washington 9%, Camden 4% and Hyde 4%.  Tyrrell is not voting.

Dare may have only a small voice in this process, that has not deterred our local political and business leaders from throwing their hat into the ring.  Hoping for the job are (more…)


Outer Banks Voice is reporting that the race for Marc Basnight’s Senate seat is heating up. According to OBV, Commissioners Judge and Tillett are interested as is former Chamber of Commerce President Paul Tine. Rep. Tim Spear’s name was mentioned but I’ve been told by a few insiders that (more…)


Marc Basnight announced today that he is retiring from the NC State Senate effective January 25th.  He cited health reasons.

Please, pretty please, can I say it?  Thank you.  I told you so!  Rembember this post? All you Democrats who poo-pooed my prediction, what say you now?

With the cat finally out of the bag, the Democratic Party of the eight counties in State Senatorial District 1 will now work on nominating a replacement for him.  The voters of District 1 will have no say.  We had our say on November 2nd and we blew it.   Here’s how it will work.  (more…)


Dare County has elected its first Republican Sheriff.  Doug Doughtie easily defeated incumbent Rodney Midgett 56/44.  Midgett carried Manteo, Wanchese, Nags Head and East Lake while Doughtie carried Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills,  Colington, Manns Harbor, Stumpy Point and all precincts south of the Bonner Bridge.

Dare County voters returned  Republican Jack Shea to the Board of County Commissioners.  Mr. Shea defeated his opponent (more…)