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Beaufort County

Beaufort County Board of Education votes to make masks optional for 2021-22 school year

The Beaufort County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to make masks optional for all of the district’s students and employees. The new policy will ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 6:46 pm

Aurora

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 noon on Friday, Aug. 13. The mayor’s ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Monday, July 26, 2021 5:18 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

News

‘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 and Friends Fun Day” at P.S. Jones ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Monday, July 26, 2021 2:51 pm

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

by Brandon Tester, Monday, July 26, 2021 1:20 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

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

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

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

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