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Sound Rivers to sign on with Clean Water Act lawsuit

Sound Rivers has stated its intention to join forces with conservation groups across the U.S. to fight the ... Read more | Add your comment

Snow and winds leave behind power outages, few problems overall

It’s been about two years since Beaufort County saw its last major snow event in 2018, and aside ... Read more | Add your comment

UPDATE: Washington teen found safe

The Washington Police Department is pleased to announce that Hannah Black has been located.  We would like to ... Read more | Add your comment

Isolated power outages reported Friday after snow

Sporadic and isolated power outage continue to affect Beaufort County residents headed into Friday afternoon, but most outages ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Pets of the Week: Feb. 22, 2020

During the month of February, Beaufort County veterinary hospitals will conduct spaying and neutering procedures at reduced rates for cats and dogs. Appointments prior to ... Read more | Add your comment

by The Daily News.

ECU Pirates

Robinson recognized as founder of state coaches’ association

A Washington High School graduate, longtime Williamston High School football coach and member of the East Carolina football staff, Harold Robinson Jr. was honored for ... Read more | Add your comment

by Mitchell Thomas.

Editorials

Check your sources

In the past couple of weeks, two heartwarming stories and photos were circulating about police officers in the Winston-Salem Police Department going above and beyond ... Read more

by WDN Editorial Board, Friday, February 21, 2020 6:40 pm

Education

Athletic Edge to host carnival for kids with special needs

More than 300 local children will join in two days of fun March 5-6, as Athletic Edge Sports and Fitness Center hosts its fourth-annual Winter ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Friday, February 21, 2020 6:38 pm

News

N.C. House Speaker to keynote Reagan Day Dinner

From the Beaufort County Republican Party North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore will keynote the Reagan Day Dinner on Friday, March 20, at the Washington ... Read more

by The Daily News, Friday, February 21, 2020 6:35 pm

Sports

Little League Softball World Series moving to Greenville

Softball talent is plentiful in eastern North Carolina and Beaufort County. Not only is Washington hosting the state tournament for Little League softball, now the ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Friday, February 21, 2020 5:40 pm

Galleries

Photos: Snow in Beaufort County

Send your snow photos to news@thewashingtondailynews.com. Read more

by Ashley Vansant, Friday, February 21, 2020 10:28 am

News

Local schools closed Friday

The following closing and delays have been announced for Friday: Beaufort County Schools — Closed for students, optional teacher work day with a 2-hour delay ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, February 20, 2020 5:09 pm

News

Students tour courthouse, put Big Bad Wolf on trial

Third-grade students from John Cotten Tayloe Elementary School got a first-hand lesson of the inner workings of the local judicial system this week, touring the ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:52 pm

News

Washington Electric Utilities earns award for continuing improvement

With more than 12,000 customers in Washington and spread throughout Beaufort County, Washington Electric Utilities covers a lot of ground and keeps the lights on ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:31 pm

Galleries

Photos: Washington – Greene Central 2-A ECC Semi Final (2/12)

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by Mitchell Thomas, Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:31 pm

Editorials

Use common sense

News of wintery weather is met with a variety of reactions in North Carolina, ranging from joy to dread and everything in between. An unfortunate ... Read more

by WDN Editorial Board, Thursday, February 20, 2020 4:22 pm

Sports

Pam Pack slam the door on Rams comeback, advance to title game

Washington was seeking revenge on Greene Central after falling to the Rams in Snow Hill last week in the season finale. The Pam Pack played ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Thursday, February 20, 2020 3:40 pm

News

Red Cross shares winter weather safety tips

As people across Eastern North Carolina brace for a possible winter storm with accumulating snow the American Red Cross urges residents to stay safe and warm by following basic safety and ... Read more

by American Red Cross, Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:18 pm

Education

Local schools, childcare facilities closing early Thursday

Local schools and childcare facilities have announced plans for early dismissals and closures for Thursday afternoon. The following local schools and facilities are affected: Beaufort ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, February 20, 2020 11:56 am

Editorials

Putting the ‘winter’ into winter

It seems as though it’s been an age since Beaufort County saw snow. This winter has been more of a weather seesaw: a few days ... Read more

by WDN Editorial Board, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:45 pm

News

Temperature will determine snowfall totals

Eastern North Carolina is under a winter storm watch until Friday morning, with parts of Beaufort County potentially getting up to 3 inches of snow ... Read more

by Vail Stewart Rumley, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:27 pm

Education

Beaufort County Schools to add new flavor to cafeterias

Nothing beats a good made-from-scratch home-cooked meal, and Beaufort County Schools is set to redefine its lunch programs in cafeterias countywide through participation in a ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:25 pm

News

Exceptional kids invited to Fun Fest this Saturday

Children with physical and mental disabilities, along with their families, are invited to come out for a morning of fun and fellowship this weekend as ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:24 pm

Hyde County

Ocracoke debris removal extended to Feb. 29

Hyde County will extend the collection of Hurricane Dorian roadside debris removal on Ocracoke Island until Feb. 29. This action is being taken to aid ... Read more

by Hyde County Government, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 6:17 pm

News Main

Washington’s coach Leggett steps down as head baseball coach

There’s been quite a bit of coaching turnover this year at Washington High School, and that continued this week after Kevin Leggett’s announcement to step ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 4:23 pm

Letters to the Editor

The left must be countered by the right

In response to column about “the secret network threatening democracy,” I see no greater threat than the one being exposed almost daily: the deep state ... Read more

by The Daily News, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:53 pm

Crime

Community collaboration seeks to help ex-offenders reenter society

Within a 50-mile radius of Beaufort County, seven prisons in five counties have the capacity to hold more than 5,500 inmates. Scattered throughout counties between ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:38 pm

News

Washington Housing Authority donates beds to kids

Children living in Washington Housing Authority developments will now have comfortable places to sleep after the agency donated 30 new beds to 20 households this ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:37 pm

Editorials

Opportunities for the future

How do you keep young people from leaving Beaufort County after they graduate high school? How do you get them to come back when they ... Read more

by WDN Editorial Board, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 6:36 pm

News Main

Owens introduced as head coach of the Washington Pam Pack

The search for the Pam Pack’s head football coach came to a final conclusion on Monday evening. The Perry Owens era at Washington High School ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 1:26 pm

News Main

Washington names Perry Owens head football coach

The Washington Pam Pack have decided on a head football coach. Last year’s offense coordinator, Perry Owens has been promoted to take over head coach ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Monday, February 17, 2020 8:23 pm