Brandon Tester, Author at Washington Daily News


Candlelight vigil honors victims of domestic violence

In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, local domestic violence shelter Ruth’s House held its Light the Way Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday night at Mac ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:57 pm

Beaufort County

School board approves vaccination incentive for all staff members

Beaufort County Schools staff members now have an extra incentive for getting vaccinated against COVID-19. The Beaufort County school board unanimously approved on Tuesday a ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:36 pm

Beaufort County

DSS seeking sponsors for Christmas drive

The Beaufort County Department of Social Services is seeking sponsors for its Christmas present drive for foster children. Last year, 130 foster children received presents ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, October 19, 2021 8:03 pm


PHOTOS: Smoke on the Water 2021

Here are some photos from Smoke on the Water 2021. See a photo you like? Click HERE to order high-resolution downloads and prints. Read more

by Brandon Tester, Saturday, October 16, 2021 3:08 pm

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

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