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Analysis: NC could see up to 80 deaths per day

The peak of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina is weeks away, according to health care forecasters. A forecast ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19: state stats at a glance

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 1,277 on Monday to 1,510 ... Read more | Add your comment

Covid-19 Update, March 31, 2020

Click HERE to read the latest update from the Beaufort County Health Department, Beaufort County Emergency Services and ... Read more | Add your comment

Businesses press on, despite coronavirus challenges

It’s been about two weeks since local business owner Landis Pinkham made the tough decision to close the ... Read more | Add your comment

Beaufort County

Join us in fighting the spread of COVID-19

On March 27, Gov. Roy Cooper issued a statewide stay-at-home order that began Monday at 5 p.m. and will last until April 29. This order ... Read more | Add your comment

by Beaufort County Health Department.


Are you essential?

Who is essential? What services are essential? In times of disruption and crisis, these are questions we have to wrestle with as a society, and ... Read more | Add your comment

by WDN Editorial Board.


Learning from afar

The school bell rings at 1 p.m. One-by-one, students file into class, joined by John Small Elementary co-teachers Holly Patrick and Melissa Tripp. Principal Kelly ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 6:51 pm

Beaufort County

Community rallies behind carryout by Chrislyn’s

Through major hurricanes and other catastrophes in Beaufort County and parts surrounding, Carryout by Chrislyn’s has been there in heroic fashion. Led by owner Chrislyn ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 5:13 pm


Governor: Utility shutoffs discontinued for 60 days

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that utility disconnections statewide will be suspended for at least 60 days under a new executive order. “This ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 4:21 pm


Governor signs executive order to get equipment to healthcare workers, schools, local governments

From the Office of N.C. Governor Roy Cooper On Monday, Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 122 to help schools and local governments access ... Read more

by The Daily News, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 11:20 am


City gets a jump on downtown streetscape project

The City of Washington moved forward with the plan to revamp Main Street on Monday, a few days ahead of schedule. The streetscape project was ... Read more

by Vail Stewart Rumley, Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:58 am


What’s in the CARES Act?

As state and federal officials rush to soften the economic blow of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government took a major step over the weekend ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, March 30, 2020 6:41 pm


Stay-at-home order facts and falsehoods

With a 30-day stay-at-home order going into effect statewide at 5 p.m. Monday, many North Carolinian residents will spend much of the coming month inside ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, March 30, 2020 6:40 pm


Belhaven offers additional guidelines for staying at home

From the Town of Belhaven Effective at 5 p.m. Monday, the Town of Belhaven and the State of North Carolina are under the Governor’s Executive ... Read more

by The Daily News, Monday, March 30, 2020 5:23 pm


Online small business workshops address quarantine concerns

Beaufort County Community College has upcoming free online business workshops to help owners determine how to best react to the pandemic, shutdowns and current market ... Read more

by Beaufort County Community College, Monday, March 30, 2020 2:39 pm


Seniors-only hours added at major retailers

A number of major retailers, including Food Lion, Dollar General and Walmart, have announced shopping hours specifically reserved for senior citizens. Many pharmacies are also ... Read more

by The Daily News, Monday, March 30, 2020 10:52 am


The best reason of all

“And then the whole world walked inside and shut their doors and said — We will stop it all. Everything. To protect our weaker ones. ... Read more

by WDN Editorial Board, Friday, March 27, 2020 7:00 pm


Unemployment numbers at record high

At the state and national level, unemployment claims reached a record high this week, with 3.3 million Americans out of jobs amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Friday, March 27, 2020 6:51 pm


Law enforcement continues services with extra precautions

As COVID-19 cases increase daily, local law enforcement agencies continue to offer many of the same services they normally do, but delivery of those services ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Friday, March 27, 2020 6:48 pm

Beaufort County

Pungo student raises money for water wells in Uganda

Pungo Christian Academy sophomore Hannah Van Staalduinen put in a lot of hard work to make a 13-month-long project come to fruition. She has been ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Friday, March 27, 2020 6:35 pm


Governor enacts statewide stay-at-home order

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has issued a statewide stay-at-home order, effective at 5 p.m. Monday. Cooper urged North Carolinans to begin staying at home ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Friday, March 27, 2020 4:11 pm


House passes $2.2T rescue package, rushes it to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting with exceptional resolve in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, March 27, 2020 1:46 pm


Beaufort County Schools announces additional meal sites

Beaufort County Schools has announced five additional sites where local kids can receive meals while schools remain closed. Each child can receive a hot lunch ... Read more

by The Daily News, Friday, March 27, 2020 10:13 am


Public health or economic health?

Everyone’s heard that old phrase, “between a rock and a hard place,” and that’s exactly where North Carolina’s governor is in deciding whether or not ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:23 pm


Manufacturers find new purpose in COVID-19 crisis

With approximately 80 companies employing close to 3,800 people, Beaufort County’s manufacturing sector has a strong capability to make things during normal times. Now, with ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:17 pm


Officials: Beware COVID-19 scams, price gouging

In times of crisis, there are always those who seek to take advantage of others. During the current outbreak of COVID-19, state and local officials ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:13 pm


Washington, Belhaven docks remain open amid virus threat

Though Washington’s waterfront docks and Dowry Creek Marina are open for dockage, boaters are staying aboard their vessels in response to COVID-19. While operations are ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Thursday, March 26, 2020 7:00 pm


CDC: People with mild symptoms should stay home

For people who think they might have COVID-19 and have mild symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends they stay home and ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:12 pm


Risk and reward

In the midst of a pandemic, opinions, like rumors, are prevalent. Currently, one of the hot topics is the need for social distancing to prevent ... Read more

by WDN Editorial Board, Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:41 pm


City of Washington declares state of emergency

The City of Washington has declared a state of emergency, which was signed by Mayor Mac Hodges and put into effect March 25. The full ... Read more

by The Daily News, Thursday, March 26, 2020 12:19 pm


JSS Principal: no danger of student exposure after employee family member tests positive for COVID-19

The family member of an employee at John Small Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a social media post and phone call ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:39 pm