Brandon Tester, Author at Washington Daily News

Beaufort County

As early voting begins, mixup frustrates some voters

The one-stop early voting period for the 2021 municipal election in Beaufort County started Thursday morning and will run through Saturday, Oct. 30. Approximately 10,000 ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Friday, October 15, 2021 7:22 pm


Local Mexican restaurant closes after seven years of business

The owners of El Charrito in Washington announced Tuesday that the Mexican restaurant has closed permanently after nearly seven years of business. “Dear friends it ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:15 pm

Beaufort County

Grants will help STEM Center add, sustain programs

The Inner Banks STEM CENTER is receiving approximately $250,000 in grant funding that president Alvin Powell says will help the nonprofit start a new program ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 7:04 pm


Smoke on the Water starts Friday

The scent of barbecue will again fill the air around Stewart Parkway this weekend as Washington Noon Rotary hosts its annual Smoke on the Water ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 7:01 pm

Beaufort County

BCS using new tools to improve outreach, encourage dialogue

COVID-19 protocols. Mental health. College preparedness. Internet safety. Curriculum development. Beaufort County Schools administrators deal with questions and comments on those topics and many more ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Monday, October 11, 2021 6:05 pm


Washington resident takes home Whole Hog Barbecue state championship

Three weeks after the death of his father, Washington resident Wesley Bowers set out to compete in his memory at the Whole Hog Barbecue Series ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:08 am


Plat denial ‘improperly influenced’ by neighbors, owners say

The owners of the property that houses the defunct Racquet Club of Washington addressed their ongoing litigation with the City of Washington in a statement ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Saturday, October 9, 2021 9:07 am


Outdoor basketball court replacements on city’s agenda

The Washington Parks and Recreation Department will seek City Council’s approval Monday to obtain formal bids to replace the 15th Street and Fifth Street basketball ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Thursday, October 7, 2021 2:45 pm

Beaufort County

Masks optional again for Beaufort County Schools students, staff

Starting immediately, masks are again optional for Beaufort County Schools students and staff. During a school board meeting Tuesday, a motion to approve Superintendent Matthew ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 6:49 pm


Cause of fire still under investigation; injured firefighters recovering

Investigators were still working Tuesday afternoon to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed the Kwik Mart building on Third Street in Washington early ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, October 5, 2021 3:14 pm

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