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Open for business, but not business as usual

Although many North Carolina employers are back in business during the pandemic, it’s far from normal. And it won’t be for some time. As the ... Read more

11 hours ago by Steve Barnes.

Fall Rib Feast helps preserve P.S. Jones High’s legacy

By James and Georgia Smallwood On what was once a swamp, a trash dump, and a school playground, now a beautiful park named in honor ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Remembering Mac Hodges this holiday season

Mac Hodges never knew a stranger. Whether you knew him as a friend or as the committed mayor of Washington, if you knew Mac, he ... Read more

4 days ago by Guest Editorialist.

It shouldn’t be this hard to fix a boardwalk

I’m not one of those anti-government lunatics by any stretch, but sometimes the snail pace of it gets on my nerves. Any photos showing me ... Read more

5 days ago by Steve Barnes.

Thanksgiving and Christian unity

Many of those who boarded the Mayflower in 1620 en route to the East Coast of North America were dissenters from the Church of England. ... Read more

1 week ago by Polk Culpepper.

Main Street is open, let’s go shopping

It took almost eight months, but the day has finally arrived. Washington’s Main Street is open and the collective sigh of relief that blew all ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Steve Barnes.

A guide to Christmas tree care

Thanksgiving is here and you know Christmas is around the corner! My family traditionally decorates for Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving. It seems the commercial ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension.

Let’s Bump it up!

Could that say what I thought it did? I was behind a car on Market Street. When we came to a stop at the intersection ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Bartow Houston.

Let’s go back 100 years to take a ride on a Show Boat

  This column is usually sports-related, so pardon the detour. I have been thinking about the idea of a floating theater since I saw in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Steve Barnes.

Wild ducks in local waters

The south side of the county is replete with wintering birds between November and early spring. Last week, a yellow-headed blackbird was seen in a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by The Daily News.

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