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First Baptist-Chocowinity hosts family-friendly Halloween alternative

By KAREN THIEL For the Washington Daily News   A combination of online tech and old-fashioned treasure hunting ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Beaufort County numbered 1,397 Monday. There are now 166 active cases in ... Read more | Add your comment

Port rehab shuts down after COVID exposure

KAREN THIEL For the Washington Daily News   A local residential drug and alcohol rehab has been shut ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Beaufort County numbered 1,397 Monday. There are now 166 active cases in ... Read more | Add your comment

Beaufort County

First Baptist-Chocowinity hosts family-friendly Halloween alternative

By KAREN THIEL For the Washington Daily News   A combination of online tech and old-fashioned treasure hunting is being offered by a local church ... Read more | Add your comment

by The Daily News.

Columns

Reflections of a departing reporter

As I sit down to write my final farewell column as a full-time staff writer at the Washington Daily News, I won’t go into the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Matt Debnam.

Beaufort County

Beaufort County Reaps Record Tax Revenue

It might come as a surprise, or maybe even a shock, but business is booming in Beaufort County. At least for some. Each of North ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Sunday, October 25, 2020 4:47 pm

Community Columns

Write Again … That’s who we are

For almost the entirety of my first sixty or more years — well, from around a little before age 10 — athletics increasingly became a ... Read more

by Bartow Houston, Sunday, October 25, 2020 9:00 am

Pungo Raiders

Raiders Tame Colts to Advance to the State Semi-Finals

  The Pungo Christian Academy girls volleyball team advanced to the semi-finals of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association 1A state tournament with a ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Friday, October 23, 2020 8:50 pm

News

City applies for COVID-relief for businesses, individuals

The City of Washington is reaching out to local businesses and individuals who have been hurt financially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Partnering with the Mid-East ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Friday, October 23, 2020 7:13 pm

Columns

A necessity to preserve a nation

We are living in perilous times. Families, churches and neighborhoods are under assault. And not just by a deadly pandemic. America is divided by political ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Friday, October 23, 2020 7:11 pm

Community Columns

Benefits of exercise during and after cancer treatment

By SAVANNAH REED There are many known benefits to exercise. Moderate exercise is known to decrease pain, improve sleep quality, lessen fatigue, as well as ... Read more

by Vidant Health, Friday, October 23, 2020 7:10 pm

Pungo Raiders

Stoop continues Pungo Christian family tradition

Every time Pungo Christian Academy sophomore Reagan Stoop steps on her home floor, she thinks about family. It’s hard not to since she’s walking onto ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:34 pm

Beaufort County

$330,000 grant to expand distance education at community college

A major grant from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office will help Beaufort County Community College expand its distance learning options for ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:25 pm

News

Chamber feeds first responders, educators

For first responders and teachers alike, 2020 has been a difficult year. While the former have had to maintain close interactions with the public during ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, October 22, 2020 7:23 pm

Business

Bragaw Insurance Spans 132 Years and Four Generations

By Steve Barnes At least three Beaufort County businesses have been around for over 100 years. We profiled 107 year old Alligood’s garage last Wednesday, ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Thursday, October 22, 2020 6:43 am

Sports

Knights Season Over After First Round Loss

  By Steve Barnes The season in any sport always ends abruptly when tournaments are involved, unless yours is the last team standing. The Terra ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 10:09 pm

Beaufort County

Smithsonian exhibit expands Estuarium lessons to global scale

For decades, the North Carolina Estuarium has sought to educate visitors about the complexities of the estuary and humankind’s relationship with the watersheds we inhabit. ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 9:53 pm

Coronavirus

Phase III continued into November

Citing increased hospitalizations and an increasing trajectory of cases, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that the state will remain paused in Phase III ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 6:33 pm

Education

Community donates water for returning students

As students at Beaufort County Schools returned to the classroom last week, the latest in a long line of logistical challenges quickly became apparent. In ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:51 pm

News

Harry Potter Halloween returns to Brown Library

A world of magic and whimsy awaits at Brown Library later this month, as the Harry Potter Halloween returns for its second year. A sequel ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:49 pm

Editorials

Relationships over politics

When was the last time you got into a political debate? Perhaps it was with a family member, friend or other loved one; maybe it ... Read more

by WDN Editorial Board, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 11:43 pm

Pungo Raiders

Raiders Advance With Dominant Victory

By Steve Barnes It was over in 53 minutes. The Pungo Christian Academy Raiders advanced to the second round of the North Carolina Independent Schools ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 8:39 pm

News

Ruth’s House sheds light on domestic violence

By KAREN THIEL For the Daily News Domestic violence shelters aren’t simply for women who need emergency housing. That’s the message being shared by Ruth’s ... Read more

by The Daily News, Monday, October 19, 2020 7:47 pm

Northside Panthers

Northside gets creative to keep athletes active

When the North Carolina High School Athletic Association loosened restrictions enough to where schools could do more than condition, Northside High School Athletic Director Jared ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Monday, October 19, 2020 6:23 pm

Pungo Raiders

Raiders and Knights open state tournament play Tuesday

The Pungo Christian Academy Raiders drew the second seed, while the Terra Ceia Knights are unseeded in the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Sunday, October 18, 2020 8:27 pm

Pungo Raiders

Raiders capture fourth-straight conference title

The Pungo Academy Raiders girls varsity volleyball team continued its dominant season, sweeping the The Albemarle School, 3-0, for the team’s fourth consecutive Tar Heel ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Friday, October 16, 2020 6:19 pm

News

VIDEO: Beaufort County Candidate Forum 2020

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by Ashley Vansant, Friday, October 16, 2020 6:00 am

News

COVID-19: state stats at a glance

Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Beaufort County numbered 1,306 Friday. There are now 202 active cases in the county, and six people are hospitalized, ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Friday, October 16, 2020 2:00 am

Business

112 and counting for Washington’s oldest retailer

At least three Beaufort County businesses have achieved centenarian status. The Daily News profiled Alligood’s Garage (107) on Wednesday. Today, Stewart’s Jewelry Store, checking in ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Friday, October 16, 2020 1:45 am

News

Washington, Electricities partner with economic development firm

A new partnership between the City of Washington, Electricities of North Carolina and Retail Strategies, LLC could help the city attract new retailers, hotels and ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Friday, October 16, 2020 1:30 am