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Belhaven rescue boat ready for service

It was a bitter, cold morning on Jan. 17, 2018. During a raging winter storm, in near whiteout ... Read more | Add your comment

Local salons reopen after two months

From a little extra shag to some truly regrettable decisions involving hair clippers, the past two months have ... Read more | Add your comment

Dance studio struggles with continued closure

Shannon Reising was ready for Phase II. She had a plan in place to reopen her dance studio, ... Read more | Add your comment

Washington to host 252 versus 919 Winter Classic

Some of the best high school basketball teams within the 252 and 919 area codes, will travel to ... Read more | Add your comment


It’s not over yet

Crowded beaches, bustling boat ramps, time spent outdoors in the company of family and friends; these are all hallmarks of Memorial Day weekend. A cursory ... Read more | Add your comment

by WDN Editorial Board.

Beaufort County

COVID-19 update, May 26, 2020

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

by Beaufort County Health Department.


DAV Chapter 48 honors fallen at Memorial Day ceremony

In keeping with a time-honored tradition, members of Disabled American Veterans Beaufort County Chapter 48 honored the legacy of America’s fallen service members Monday during ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, May 25, 2020 7:12 pm


Little Washington Sailing School sets course for 2020

As camps across the state weigh whether or not to proceed with overnight and day camps this summer, it’s full sail ahead for the Little ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, May 25, 2020 7:06 pm

Beaufort County

Jail project could be delayed again

COVID-19 may delay a major jail project that has suffered a series of delays since the aging facility’s door-locking system began to fail in early ... Read more

by Vail Stewart Rumley, Monday, May 25, 2020 12:42 pm

Beaufort County

Four chaplains and patriotism

Every Memorial Day we honor those who fought in foreign wars by remembering the sacrifices they made for the nation. One of the most memorable ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Monday, May 25, 2020 7:57 am


COVID-19 is straining our ailing rural health systems

The front lines of the war on COVID-19 have expanded and are now reaching into rural America. As infection rates begin to plateau nationally, and ... Read more

by The Daily News, Monday, May 25, 2020 7:53 am

Community Columns

Write Again … It’s still needed

My friend Marty has, unquestionably, the largest and most extensive collection of issues of the “Washington Daily News” that exists in the original form. These ... Read more

by Bartow Houston, Sunday, May 24, 2020 6:59 pm

Beaufort County

What’s wrong with my yard?

This has been the topic of the week this week! I have had more calls, from homeowners and landscapers alike, about lawns this week than ... Read more

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Sunday, May 24, 2020 4:54 pm

Beaufort County

Why and how we celebrate Memorial Day

To the Editor, As Beaufort County residents prepare to celebrate Memorial Day, members of American Legion Auxiliary Washington Unit No. 15 would like to tell ... Read more

by The Daily News, Sunday, May 24, 2020 2:39 pm


Exercising your rights for good

To the Editor: I read with interest, as I always do, the Facebook feedback and sound off comments this Wednesday. There were some very polarized ... Read more

by The Daily News, Sunday, May 24, 2020 2:35 pm


Pam Pack’s softball seniors celebrate successful tenure

Few teams in North Carolina were as dominant on the diamond for the past four years as Washington’s Lady Pam Pack. The Pam Pack’s senior ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:13 am


Lawsuit will seek to open all businesses

A lawsuit in the works against North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper will seek to allow all businesses to reopen in Phase II of the state’s ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Friday, May 22, 2020 7:54 pm


Count On Me NC asks businesses, customers to partner for health

A new partnership between the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services and the N.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association seeks to help businesses reopen safely, ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Friday, May 22, 2020 7:53 pm

Community Columns

With gratitude and honor

I am an Army brat. I’m an Army wife and an Army mother. I’m also a soldier, having served in the Army Nurse Corps for ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Friday, May 22, 2020 7:51 pm

Community Columns

Remembering Charlie Gray Lewis, MIA

By Juanita White Sgt. 1st Class Charlie Gray Lewis was an outstanding soldier with several attributes and decorations. He was part of the operations S-3 ... Read more

by The Daily News, Friday, May 22, 2020 7:50 pm

Home & Real Estate

North Brown Street homeowners recipients of historic preservation award

The home of Val and Rob MacEwan is the first of this year’s winners of the Rena K. Terrell Award. Each year, the City of ... Read more

by Vail Stewart Rumley, Friday, May 22, 2020 2:44 pm

Beaufort County

Health department posts reopening video

As the state lifts restrictions in its tiered reopening plan, the Beaufort County Health Department is weighing in on a safe reopening and the measures ... Read more

by Vail Stewart Rumley, Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:42 pm


Reopening plans vary for restaurants, bars

For more than a year, Todd Rodzen has put considerable work into opening a new restaurant in downtown Washington. The town’s newest eatery, Captain Cooks ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:29 pm


Pamlico quilters making thousands of masks for migrant workers

Instruction to stay at home during a global pandemic has prompted folks to find ways to be productive and members of Pamlico River Quilters’ Guild ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Thursday, May 21, 2020 4:38 pm


Administrative changes coming to county schools

Big administrative changes are coming to Beaufort County Schools. According to BCS Superintendent Matthew Cheeseman, 14 administrators, seven principals and seven assistant principals will be ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:30 am


Phase II reopening starts Friday, some businesses remain closed

North Carolina will enter Phase II of a three-phase reopening strategy starting this weekend, although the list of businesses that may reopen is shorter than ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 5:43 pm


Compmillennia builds outboard catamaran pilot boat

The first-ever outboard catamaran pilot boat built in the United States, designed and constructed by Washington boat builder Compmillennia, will soon go into service in ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Wednesday, May 20, 2020 2:31 pm


Virus creates unprecedented economic woes

Take a look around and it’s fairly easy to spot economic suffering these days. People out of work, retail stores with drastically reduced hours, salons ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:49 pm


Federal ruling clears way for indoor worship

On Saturday, United States District Judge James C. Denver III paved the way for North Carolina congregations to gather in sanctuaries, issuing an injunction against ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:48 pm


A Memorial Day like no other

For many Americans, Memorial Day weekend is a time to unwind, take a three-day weekend and mark the unofficial beginning of summer. It’s also a ... Read more

by WDN Editorial Board, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 6:46 pm


Pungo’s Benson steps down, Van Staalduinen to coach hoops

BELHAVEN — After one of the most successful seasons in Pungo Christian Academy basketball’s recent history, Mart Benson stepped down as head coach, and Logan ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 5:43 pm