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COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Beaufort County numbered 1,074 Tuesday, after hitting the 1,000-case benchmark Sept. 21. ... Read more | Add your comment

State Bureau of Investigation examining shooting in Aurora

AURORA — The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is investigating a shooting that left a man in ... Read more | Add your comment

College now offering free workforce trainings

Area residents interested furthering their education and learning a new skill now have a golden opportunity at Beaufort ... Read more | Add your comment

Pamlico Air to invest $1.4 million locally, create 39 jobs

A local manufacturing company is expanding its operations in Beaufort County, utilizing financial incentives from both state and ... Read more | Add your comment


Free and fair elections in Beaufort County

Are you concerned about the upcoming election? If so, you’re not alone, and concerns about the process stretch across political ideologies. Republicans have expressed concerns ... Read more | Add your comment

by WDN Editorial Board.

Beaufort County

COVID-19 update: Sept. 28, 2020

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

by Beaufort County Health Department.

News Main

BAM: What they’re saying nationally about former NHS star Adebayo

A former Washington Daily News-Beaufort County Athlete of the Year continues to make his mark on the NBA. Edrice “Bam” Adebayo will lead the Miami ... Read more

by Ashley Vansant, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 1:22 pm


Governor announces Beaufort County expansion, jobs

Air Filtration Manufacturer to Expand in Beaufort County Creating 39 Jobs Pamlico Air to invest $1.4 million in Washington RALEIGH: Pamlico Air, an air filtration ... Read more

by The Daily News, Tuesday, September 29, 2020 12:04 pm


Nights of Fright returns to Chocowinity in October

CHOCOWINITY — What are you afraid of? Deep in the recesses of the human psychology, fears and phobias lurk constantly in the back of our ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, September 28, 2020 6:19 pm

Community Columns

A fresh breeze and the smell of tobacco

The Roberson side of my family was raised on the Mill Road. My grandfather (Mr. Jim Roberson) decided to stay in the Old Ford community, ... Read more

by Harold Robinson, Monday, September 28, 2020 6:19 pm


National poster contest winner highlights pioneering female doctor

For those who have been around Washington for a while, the name Dr. Susan Dimock may ring a bell. A pioneer in the field of ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Sunday, September 27, 2020 10:14 am

Community Columns

Mums blooming a sign of fall

This week has been absolutely wonderful, the beginning of fall actually feels like fall! I can’t remember when the last time that happened — it ... Read more

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Saturday, September 26, 2020 3:53 pm

My Turn

Make logging great again

As I walked through a wooded area the other day, I saw some beautiful, big old trees. I walked around admiring the beauty of the ... Read more

by The Daily News, Saturday, September 26, 2020 12:52 pm

Community Columns

Write Again … It’s a love story

Please let me share with you today, friends, that which is a beautiful love story. Now, this is not the typical love story you might ... Read more

by Bartow Houston, Saturday, September 26, 2020 9:51 am

Home & Real Estate

Train depot turned historic home offers best of southern living

Before the turn of the 20th century, the building on the corner of West Main and Washington streets welcomed visitors to Washington. A train depot ... Read more

by Vail Stewart Rumley, Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:30 am

Beaufort County

Beaufort on governor’s 15-county disaster declaration list

A request for a federal disaster declaration could mean reimbursement to Beaufort County and Tideland Electric Membership Cooperative for expenses in response to and damage ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Saturday, September 26, 2020 8:01 am

Pungo Raiders

High school football is back

By STEVE BARNES For the Washington Daily News   The first football game in Beaufort County this fall kicked off in the rain Friday afternoon ... Read more

by The Daily News, Friday, September 25, 2020 11:37 pm


ROOF RAISED: Repairs complete at Turnage Theatre

Arts of the Pamlico employees, board members and friends of the Turnage Theatre marked a momentous milestone this week, as repairs on the circa-1913 building’s ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:58 pm


Harbor District Market announces Fall Festival

After a spring and summer fraught with event cancellations, the Harbor District Market in Washington is offering something to look forward to this Halloween. From ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:52 pm


State offers new relief for businesses closed during pandemic

For the past six months, business owners in all sectors have had to make tough choices on closing, reopening and operating their businesses. For some, ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:27 pm


Washington police seek suspect in CVS armed robbery

The Washington Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who robbed the CVS Pharmacy on John Small Avenue on Monday evening. ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 3:35 pm

Letters to the Editor

Paint is much, much cheaper

To the Editor, I read in the WDN the city council wants to improve bike and pedestrian connectivity via adding bike lanes and pedestrian traffic ... Read more

by The Daily News, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:32 pm


Washington woman completes solo cycling trip across U.S.

By STEVE BARNES For the Washington Daily News   Dream realized. Ever since she read “Miles from Nowhere” by Barbara Savage when she was 19 ... Read more

by The Daily News, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:26 pm


Can corral up and running at The Blind Center

For most people, aluminum drink cans are trash to be put out with the weekly recycling, or, until recently, hauled off to the local convenience ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:38 pm


Purpose of God fills food, material needs in community

With its childcare programs still on hold due to the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Purpose of God Annex is filling a new role ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:36 pm


Good luck, figure it out

With leadership comes responsibility, and nowhere in North Carolina is that responsibility sitting more heavily right now than on the shoulders of Gov. Roy Cooper. ... Read more

by WDN Editorial Board, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:28 pm


No decision on Plan A for elementary students

The Beaufort County Board of Education took no immediate action Monday night after considering the possibility of allowing pre-k through fifth-grade students to return to ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, September 22, 2020 3:33 pm


Chocowinity Primary students explore reading and writing

CHOCOWINITY — Students at Chocowinity Primary School had the opportunity to practice their writing skills and hear from special guest readers last week. The week’s ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, September 21, 2020 7:29 pm

Hyde County

Hyde County reports 2 more COVID-19 deaths, drop in active cases

From the Hyde County Health Department As of Monday, Hyde County reported a total COVID-19 case count of 126. Of this total, one is an active case, ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, September 21, 2020 7:23 pm


Work underway at Belhaven Veterans Park

BELHAVEN — Old concrete and landscaping have been removed from a lot in downtown Belhaven that will soon be home to a new park honoring ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, September 21, 2020 7:19 pm

Community Columns

No misdeed was immune to the silent code

After moving back to Washington from Raleigh — we were only gone for a 1 1/2 years — the school system placed me in Mrs. ... Read more

by Harold Robinson, Monday, September 21, 2020 6:19 pm