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NAACP host first in series of racial equity forums

The Beaufort County NAACP held its first in a series of racial equity forums Tuesday evening, bringing together ... 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 76,290 Tuesday to 77,687 Wednesday. ... Read more | Add your comment

Ayden artist donates Hull Anderson portrait

From the high-end boat manufacturers of today to the shipyards of centuries past, Beaufort County has long held ... Read more | Add your comment

County ends recycling collections

Beaufort County ended its recycling service with 6-1 vote at Monday night’s meeting of the county Board of ... Read more | Add your comment

Editorials

Getting away from it all

Do you ever feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Does the constant noise of news and social media leave you ... Read more | Add your comment

by WDN Editorial Board.

Community Columns

Summers with no AC were not that long ago

Summertime has arrived in eastern North Carolina, and with it comes the heat and humidity that accompanies it. We all complain when it is too ... Read more | Add your comment

by Harold Robinson.

Coronavirus

Partnership for children to virtually ‘Paint the Town Blue’

By KAREN THIEL For the Washington Daily News   The COVID-19 pandemic may have changed plans for this year’s Paint the Town Blue event, but ... Read more

by The Daily News, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:03 pm

Business

Washington resident launches Broadcast Legends series

By KAREN THIEL For the Washington Daily News   They were the stuff of legend — the people and the stories that made North Carolina ... Read more

by The Daily News, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 8:01 pm

Aurora

Injured firefighter receives hero’s welcome home

A Pamlico County firefighter who was seriously injured in the line of duty received a hero’s welcome Monday as she returned home after four months ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 5:56 pm

News

Sheriff’s office: Domestic incident may have provoked fatal shooting

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting that happened Friday on Mimosa Shores Road. According to a press release from the BCSO, ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 3:23 pm

Beaufort County

Beaufort County NAACP to host racial equity roundtable

From the Beaufort County NAACP The Beaufort County NAACP will host a roundtable discussion regarding racial equity Tuesday via teleconference and Facebook. The roundtable discussion ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, July 6, 2020 4:21 pm

Crime

Police seek suspects in Respess Street shooting

The Washington Police Department is investigating a shooting that left two people wounded early Monday morning. According to a press release from the department, officers ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, July 6, 2020 1:32 pm

News

Authorities investigating Independence Day fire

Local authorities are working to determine if discarded fireworks may have played a part in a fire that destroyed an outbuilding on Corsica Road over ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, July 6, 2020 12:10 pm

Crime

Teen fatally shot in Washington

An 18-year-old man was fatally shot in Washington over the weekend, and the Washington Police Department is seeking the public’s help to identify the shooter. ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, July 6, 2020 10:40 am

Education

Estuarium’s River Roving returns

By KAREN THIEL For the Washington Daily News Summer fun on the river will increase next week — especially for those who don’t own a ... Read more

by The Daily News, Monday, July 6, 2020 10:21 am

Beaufort County

Sports opportunities lost, but not at a city loss

By STEVE BARNES For the Washington Daily News Instead of metal bats pinging and crowds cheering, the most likely sound a weekend visitor to the ... Read more

by The Daily News, Monday, July 6, 2020 10:20 am

Community Columns

Are you tired of the rain yet?

This past weekend was the first time I have been able to mow my yard in nearly three weeks. Pulling the climate data from Warren ... Read more

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Monday, July 6, 2020 10:18 am

News

Rose Haven, an example of restoration and resilience 

Pamlico Rose Institute for Sustainable Communities was founded on the idea of resiliency: promoting resiliency of those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, from substance abuse ... Read more

by Vail Stewart Rumley, Monday, July 6, 2020 10:17 am

Crime

Sheriff’s Office investigating deadly shooting

On July 3, at about 9:30 p.m., the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a shooting that injured a man in the Mimosa ... Read more

by Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, Saturday, July 4, 2020 6:24 pm

Belhaven

Photos: Belhaven Fourth of July parade 2020

See a photo you like? Click HERE to order prints and digital downloads.     Read more

by Matt Debnam, Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:37 pm

Community Columns

Write Again … The best medicine

Okay, folks, it’s time for a little levity. You up for it? Well, then, here goes: An invisible man married an invisible woman. They had ... Read more

by Bartow Houston, Saturday, July 4, 2020 8:00 am

Columns

‘Doctor, when will I stop bleeding?!’

By JAMES D. HARBIN, MD This question has been asked hundreds of times by my patients over my 26 years of practice. When I think ... Read more

by Vidant Health, Saturday, July 4, 2020 7:55 am

Business

BBB warns consumers of online appliance scam

RALEIGH — The Better Business Bureau has recently received a number of reports through BBB Scam Tracker of customers claiming to have paid for products and services ... Read more

by Better Business Bureau, Friday, July 3, 2020 6:53 pm

Beaufort County

County recycling program at risk with Monday vote

Increased cost and lower commodity prices could bring recycling in Beaufort County to an end on Monday. The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners will vote ... Read more

by Vail Stewart Rumley, Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:32 pm

Beaufort County

Blounts Creek case heads to NC Supreme Court

The fate of Blounts Creek is once again in the balance, this time before North Carolina’s Supreme Court. In June, Sound Rivers and North Carolina ... Read more

by Vail Stewart Rumley, Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:30 pm

News

Operation Dry Water brings law enforcement, education to N.C. waters

From July 3–5, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s law enforcement division will focus on boating law compliance on North Carolina’s waterways and spread public awareness ... Read more

by N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:50 pm

Health

Four active COVID cases in Hyde County

Hyde County Health Department now has a total of 13 COVID-19 laboratory confirmed cases, but the good news is that nine of those cases have ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:47 pm

Business

National coin shortage affects local banks, businesses

From toilet paper to common household foods, the COVID-19 pandemic and its ripple effects have led to considerable shortages of various items Americans normally take ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:34 pm

News

Coast Guard urges safe boating practices during busy holiday weekend

The Coast Guard reminds mariners and beach goers to exercise caution and practice safe boating during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, traditionally a time ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:07 pm

News

Be safe with your fireworks this Fourth of July

From North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services RALEIGH — N.C. Forest Service officials urge the public to use extreme caution with fireworks to ... Read more

by The Daily News, Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:56 pm

Business

Summer means big business for local kids

For many young people, a summer job is a way to build character, make money and find the beginnings of financial independence. This summer, two ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:39 pm