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Belhaven’s filing period opens; two file for re-election

The filing period for Belhaven’s 2021 municipal election began at noon Monday. The filing period will end at ... Read more | Add your comment

‘Family and Friends Fun Day’ brings community together

Hundreds of people enjoyed outdoor activities, ate free food and shopped with local vendors Saturday during “Community Family ... Read more | Add your comment

Beaufort County Schools announces administrative changes

With the new school year rapidly approaching, Beaufort County Schools Superintendent Matthew Cheeseman has announced several administrative changes. ... Read more | Add your comment

Softball All-Stars fall to South Texas

The Chocowinity 16U All-Stars dropped a 4-1 decision to the South Texas All-Stars in the Babe Ruth Softball ... Read more | Add your comment

Beaufort County

Beaufort County Schools announces administrative changes

With the new school year rapidly approaching, Beaufort County Schools Superintendent Matthew Cheeseman has announced several administrative changes. Following is a list of the changes ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brandon Tester.

Beaufort County

Swim Guide’s clean-water run continues

The clean-water run continues this week as all 18 sites passed the Swim Guide test in the Tar-Pamlico watershed. “It’s a good indication that the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Sound Rivers.

Northside Panthers

Chocowinity All-Stars finish second in World Series

After staving off elimination first thing in the morning, the Chocowinity 16U softball All-Stars battled South Texas into extra innings in Monday afternoon’s Babe Ruth ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Monday, July 26, 2021 9:26 pm

Community Columns

Health beat: The benefits of aquatic exercise

Summer is here and so are the hot temperatures that accompany it. In eastern North Carolina, we often encounter environmental conditions that make exercising outdoors ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Monday, July 26, 2021 3:12 pm

Arts

Sound Rivers issues call for river art

Sound Rivers has issued a Call for Art, and artists, to commemorate its 40th anniversary. The grassroots environmental nonprofit, based in Washington, New Bern and ... Read more

by Sound Rivers, Monday, July 26, 2021 12:16 pm

Northside Panthers

Boykin pitches gem-Choco All-Stars advance

Bella Boykin pitched a one-hitter to lead the Chocowinity All-Stars into the semi-finals of the 16U Babe Ruth World Series with a 3-0 victory over ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Saturday, July 24, 2021 5:32 pm

Northside Panthers

Chocowinity All-Stars second after pool play at Babe Ruth WS

The Chocowinity 16U All-Stars are second after pool play in the Babe Ruth softball World Series in Jensen Beach Fl. The All-Stars are 4-1 and ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:30 pm

Northside Panthers

Panthers announce track and cross country awards

  The Northside track and cross country team held their combined awards banquet earlier this week at Old Town Country Kitchen in Bath. All track ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:27 pm

Columns

Beaufort County’s Civil War union volunteers

Most history buffs in Beaufort County know following North Carolina’s secession from the Union that several Confederate volunteer regiments formed in Washington and the surrounding ... Read more

by Ray Midgett, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:23 pm

Faith

New pastor joins Washington Assembly of God

During an early-morning devotional, Pastor Kyle Miller recently told his online viewers that one of the most important things in God’s economy is faith, “no ... Read more

by Karen Thiel, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:05 pm

Beaufort County

Vidant ‘urgently discussing’ vaccine mandate

Several of North Carolina’s largest hospital systems will require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Vidant Health could soon implement a similar requirement. The North ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Friday, July 23, 2021 2:06 pm

Beaufort County

Crime Stoppers urge importance of community watch

Officials with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and Beaufort County Crime Stoppers are urging interested residents to participate in community watch efforts.  The Beaufort County ... Read more

by Chelsea Hofmann, Friday, July 23, 2021 12:04 pm

Beaufort County

Beaufort Promise unlocks new opportunities for BCCC students

Since Beaufort Community College announced June 7 that its Beaufort Promise program would start on July 1, the college has received approximately 1,300 applications, increasing ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Friday, July 23, 2021 9:43 am

Northside Panthers

Softball All-Stars keep winning

The Chocowinity 16U All-Stars jumped out to an early lead, then held off a late rally to defeat the Wisconsin Fastpitch Academy, 7-4, Thursday at ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:05 pm

Education

HS sports oversight revamp clears another panel

RALEIGH (AP) — Legislation to replace the North Carolina High School Athletic Association with a new commission to administer interscholastic sports advanced through another Senate ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, July 22, 2021 8:40 pm

News

Greenville Jaycees to raise money for Washington children’s home

From the Greenville Jaycees The Greenville Jaycees will be hosting Prom Through the Decades, a benefit event to raise money for The Kelly Children’s Home ... Read more

by The Daily News, Thursday, July 22, 2021 2:27 pm

Pamlico Life

Flying and boating: a STEM Center summer

Almost 30 area middle and high school students spent two weeks of their summer learning about aviation and nautical theory, visiting area museums related to ... Read more

by Karen Thiel, Thursday, July 22, 2021 2:01 pm

ECU Pirates

WATCH: Northside’s Wilson in ECU hype video

East Carolina University’s 2021 football roster has been released and it features a couple of former standout players from the Northside Panthers. Redshirt freshman Zakkai ... Read more

by Ashley Vansant, Thursday, July 22, 2021 1:05 pm

Sports

Choco All-Stars split on opening day

The Chocowinity 16U All-Stars split their first two games on the opening day of the Babe Ruth softball World Series in Jensen Beach, Fl. The ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:52 pm

Coronavirus

State updates mask guidelines for schools

According to updated public health guidance unveiled Wednesday by Gov. Roy Cooper and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen, the state ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 7:17 pm

Beaufort County

Chocowinity man arrested on felony drug charges

On July 16, investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit executed a search warrant on Marcus Reddick’s residence located at 522 Price Road ... Read more

by Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:41 pm

Sports

Washington Youth Football League season kicks off soon.

The Washington Youth Football League will be back on the field next month after not playing last fall because of COVID-19. Registration will close soon ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:34 pm

News

Bill changing NC high school sports oversight OK’d by panel

RALEIGH (AP) — Legislation that would end the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s century-long role overseeing state interscholastic sports cleared a Senate committee Wednesday, ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 3:07 pm

Beaufort County

WATCH: ‘I’m Bam Adebayo, and I’m from Little Washington, North Carolina’

Happy birthday, @Bam1of1! 🇺🇸 #USABfamily Captain Bamerica? Get to know the first-time Olympian from Little Washington, North Carolina. pic.twitter.com/rZI1JMcvDf — USA Basketball (@usabasketball) July 18, ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:55 pm

Beaufort County

COVID-19 update: state’s case count increases; health department launches ‘Eating with the Experts’

North Carolina’s daily COVID-19 case counts are continuing to climb. After dipping as low as 55 cases reported on June 26, the daily case count ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:45 pm

News

‘Community Family and Friends Fun Day’ is Saturday

“Community Family and Friends Fun Day” is set to take place at P.S. Jones Memorial Park on Saturday. The event will run from noon to ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:39 pm

Beaufort County

Virtual health fair focuses on mental health

Mental health and recovery issues will be the main focus of a virtual health fair for Beaufort County residents.  The free event is scheduled for ... Read more

by Karen Thiel, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 2:18 pm