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Jobless rate increases

Beaufort County’s unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) increased from 6.1 percent in December 2014 to 6.8 percent in January, according to figures released by the ... Read more

Legislation would allow towns to lower power rates

Area legislators are supporting legislation that would allow Washington, Belhaven and other eastern North Carolina cities and towns to proceed with a sales agreement that ... Read more

Board’s aims to increase revenue from occupancy tax

One objective of the Washington Tourism Development Authority is to bring more people to Washington and have them stay at area lodging establishments during their ... Read more

New physician joins Vidant Orthopedics-Washington

From Vidant Orthopedics-Washington GREENVILLE — Dr. Richard Couch, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, will join Vidant Orthopedics-Washington located at 1207 Highland Drive. Couch is a ... Read more

Downtown shop hosts nationally known silhouette artist

Downtown shop hosts nationally known silhouette artist

Armed with a sharp pair of scissors, Tim Arnold can transform a black sheet of paper into an exact likeness of his model in a ... Read more