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Matt Debnam, Author at Washington 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

by Matt Debnam, Friday, October 23, 2020 7:28 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

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

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

Columns

Just keep paddling

For the non-motorized traveler, a journey of 75 miles is quite the haul. On foot, by pedal or by paddle, relying on self-propulsion to travel ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Friday, October 16, 2020 5:21 pm

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

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