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Group gives away 100 turkeys, sodas

Several businesses came together on Wednesday to make sure that local families could have turkey and beverages on ... Read more | Add your comment

County’s new COVID-19 cases starting to trend upward

Beaufort County’s COVID-19 numbers are starting to trend in the same direction as the state’s metrics — and ... Read more | Add your comment

Recount confirms Newby’s lead in Beaufort County

The statewide recount of the N.C. Supreme Court chief justice race in the 2020 general election didn’t cause ... Read more | Add your comment

Vidant Beaufort Hospital restricts visitation in response to anticipated community spread

Vidant is taking steps to ensure the safety of all. Vidant remains vigilant with its screening process for ... Read more | Add your comment

Columns

Thanksgiving and Christian unity

Many of those who boarded the Mayflower in 1620 en route to the East Coast of North America were dissenters from the Church of England. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Polk Culpepper.

Health

Students donate 46 blankets to hospital

Students from Washington Montessori School recently visited Vidant Beaufort Hospital and donated 46 blankets to the Labor and Delivery department. This is the 16th year ... Read more | Add your comment

by Vidant Health.

Beaufort County

Flying Pig Provisions fills a downtown need

It’s hard to think of downtown Washington as a food desert with several restaurants and the Harbor District Market right there on Main Street. However, ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:35 pm

Southside Seahawks

Southside’s gentle giant-there when you need him

If Otis Harrell was an Avenger, he would be Ironman, but they’d have to build a bigger costume. The 6’7 Harrell has served as Southside’s ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:13 pm

Beaufort County

Billy Jefferson returns to Main Street

Big Bargain is back. One of Main Street’s most familiar faces is spending more time in his furniture store these days, perhaps as an early ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Monday, November 23, 2020 7:34 pm

Editorials

Main Street is open, let’s go shopping

It took almost eight months, but the day has finally arrived. Washington’s Main Street is open and the collective sigh of relief that blew all ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Monday, November 23, 2020 7:25 pm

News

Where to find free Thanksgiving meals

Local groups are making sure that Beaufort County residents who don’t have Thanksgiving plans or are in need of food will have access to a ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Monday, November 23, 2020 5:26 pm

News

Small businesses prep for busy weekend

Local small businesses will have some much-needed time in the spotlight this Saturday. Small Business Saturday, the second in a string of shopping “holidays” that ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Monday, November 23, 2020 5:05 pm

Pungo Raiders

Raiders title bid falls short-four make All-State

Pungo Christian Academy will have to wait another year to claim a state championship after a 36-22 loss to Bethel Christian of Kinston in the ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Saturday, November 21, 2020 11:10 am

News

Holiday events on deck in Washington

A year filled with twists and turns is set to end with rare tastes of normalcy for Beaufort County residents. The Washington Harbor District Alliance, ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Friday, November 20, 2020 4:50 pm

News

Mayor Hodges’ vision becomes reality

Washington’s late mayor, Mac Hodges, was having lunch with his family in downtown New
 Bern when an idea popped into his head. Four years later, ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Friday, November 20, 2020 4:24 pm

Beaufort County

BCCC Darragh Foundation & other scholarship recipients announced

The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce the following scholarship recipients. The BCCC Foundation is currently raising funds through an online auction ... Read more

by Beaufort County Community College, Friday, November 20, 2020 4:13 pm

Beaufort County

BCCC fall scholarship recipients announced

The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is proud to announce the following scholarship recipients for the Fall 2020 semester. The BCCC Foundation is currently raising ... Read more

by Beaufort County Community College, Friday, November 20, 2020 4:04 pm

Columns

A guide to Christmas tree care

Thanksgiving is here and you know Christmas is around the corner! My family traditionally decorates for Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving. It seems the commercial ... Read more

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension, Friday, November 20, 2020 2:52 pm

Columns

Let’s Bump it up!

Could that say what I thought it did? I was behind a car on Market Street. When we came to a stop at the intersection ... Read more

by Bartow Houston, Friday, November 20, 2020 2:08 pm

Club News

Fire chief visits Washington Noon Rotary Club

The Washington Noon Rotary Club welcomed city of Washington Fire Chief Mark Yates as guest speaker during its weekly virtual meeting. Yates updated the club ... Read more

by The Daily News, Friday, November 20, 2020 1:45 pm

Club News

Honoring years of service for a Freemason

Orr Lodge #104 of Washington, NC recently had the honor and privilege of presenting a 50 year service award to Brother Edward Eugene Riffle. Brother ... Read more

by The Daily News, Friday, November 20, 2020 12:43 pm

News

County continues outreach to small businesses

Beaufort Count’s unemployment rate — which has been gradually falling after rising as high as 9.1% in May —rose to 6.3% in September, an increase ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:39 pm

Education

Future of school security in limbo

Beaufort County Schools’ administrators are pondering their options in the wake of Sheriff Ernie Coleman’s announcement last Friday that he plans to terminate the memorandum ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:23 pm

Business

Rain and cold weather cause slight streetscape delay

City of Washington Public Works Director Adam Waters couldn’t talk long. He was headed to Main Street to take the asphalt temperature. Waters wasn’t looking ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Thursday, November 19, 2020 4:37 pm

News Main

Middle school basketball scheduled, P.S. Jones adds golf

Beaufort County middle school basketball players will hit the hardwood as scheduled assuming a spike in COVID-19 cases doesn’t bench them. The virus cancelled fall ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:17 pm

Education

STEM center awarded $25K from Duke Energy Foundation

Christmas has arrived early for Alvin Powell, president of the Inner Banks STEM Center. Powell learned this week that a grant from the Duke Energy ... Read more

by Karen Thiel, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 11:41 am

Beaufort County

County’s COVID-19 metrics trending positively

Beaufort County’s COVID-19 numbers have been trending in a positive direction following a spike in positive cases two months ago, giving local health officials some ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:21 pm

News Main

Raiders to play for state title

One thing is certain in a fall sports season full of uncertainty. The Pungo Christian Academy football season will end this weekend as the Raiders ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:01 pm

News Main

Players must wear masks as new volleyball season begins

The public school volleyball season is just getting started right about the time it should be ending and there’s a new COVID-19 related twist — ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:01 pm

Chocowinity

Surprises everywhere at record-breaking BBQ competition

CHOCOWINITY—Several records were smashed last weekend, at Chocowinity Volunteer Fire Department’s annual “Smokin’ on the Southside” BBQ event.  Instead of fire department volunteers cooking all ... Read more

by Karen Thiel, Monday, November 16, 2020 5:02 pm

Beaufort County

‘School is real’ and remote in the age of a pandemic

A month after students returned to the classroom and/or remote learning, Beaufort County Schools administration, faculty, staff and students are still adjusting to the new ... Read more

by Vail Stewart Rumley, Friday, November 13, 2020 7:45 pm