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Matt Debnam, Author at Washington Daily News

Education

County schools retirees boast combined 806 years of service

As Beaufort County Schools prepares to return open with remote learning next week, 33 staff members countywide will embark on a new journey of retirement. ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Friday, August 14, 2020 9:02 pm

News

Stormwater fees change with updated city ordinance

With the implementation of an updated fee schedule, Washington residents, businesses and property owners may now pay more or less to maintain the city’s stormwater ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Friday, August 14, 2020 8:59 pm

Coronavirus

Mayor remembered as visionary, friend to city

With the passing of Washington Mayor Mac Hodges this week, those who knew him best will remember him as a good friend, a loyal ECU ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, August 13, 2020 5:56 pm

News

In their own words: Community pays tribute to mayor

As news of Washington Mayor Mac Hodges’ passing spread this week, friends and community members took to social media, sharing memories and tributes in his ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, August 13, 2020 5:53 pm

Coronavirus

Washington mayor dies after battling COVID-19

Washington Mayor Mac “Bear” Hodges, 69, died Wednesday afternoon after nearly month in the hospital battling the effects of COVID-19. “Our family has been completely ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 7:58 pm

News

Former Beaufort County deputy subject of internal investigation in Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Former Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputy Dominic Franks, who sued the BCSO and high-ranking sheriff’s personnel last year for alleged racial discrimination, is ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:28 pm

News

City council livestream interrupted, recording to be posted

About 10 minutes into this month’s Washington City Council meeting, technical difficulties brought the Facebook Live stream of the meeting to an abrupt end for ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:26 pm

Coronavirus

Red Cross seeks local shelter volunteers

While Beaufort County was spared widespread damage due to last week’s Tropical Storm Isaias, a perfect storm of COVID-19 and predictions of increased tropical weather ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:50 pm

Coronavirus

Utility disconnections resume, providers offer plans to catch up

After a five-month deferral through a series of executive orders from North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, utility disconnections have resumed statewide, including here in Beaufort ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:47 pm

Coronavirus

Local schools share reopening plans

Across Beaufort and Hyde counties, most local students will return to school starting next week, in some form or fashion. Students at both Beaufort County ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, August 10, 2020 7:02 pm

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