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Stories of hope

The headlines read death, infection and financial ruin. Bad news is in heavy supply these days, and yes, it’s part of a reporter’s job to tell those stories. But in times of trial, it’s also important to find the stories of hope, and there are so many out there right now.

A look back at the past week of Washington Daily News headlines is proof. Whether writing about the community rallying together to support a restaurant owner whose refrigerator went out, students getting to see each other through remote learning or concerts connecting music lovers via the internet, we’re on the lookout for the silver linings.

Maybe it’s local Rotary clubs helping senior citizens and restaurant workers or school system employees preparing meals for thousands of local children. Perhaps it’s a community garden growing in Aurora, or hometown heroes sewing homemade masks for those on the front lines.

These are but a few of the stories we’ve found that have offered hope, offsetting the bad situation we’re in and what’s yet to come. There are surely countless others in our community.

If you have a story of hope, let us know. Just send us an email at news@thewashingtondailynews.com. Send us pictures or a selfie to be our “good morning” on the front page of the print version of the Daily News. We would love to hear from you.

Things will get better. Until then, we’ll keep doing what we do best — telling the story of Beaufort County, the good and the bad. We’ll keep looking for those stories of hope, which is something we could all use right now.