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Health beat: The benefits of aquatic exercise

Summer is here and so are the hot temperatures that accompany it. In eastern North Carolina, we often encounter environmental conditions that make exercising outdoors ... Read more

17 hours ago by Brandon Tester.

Beaufort County’s Civil War union volunteers

Most history buffs in Beaufort County know following North Carolina’s secession from the Union that several Confederate volunteer regiments formed in Washington and the surrounding ... Read more

4 days ago by Ray Midgett.

Turner Library provided a summer escape

Growing up in Washington, the lazy hazy days of summer began to lose its novelty for me by the third week of July. Our family’s ... Read more

1 week ago by Leesa Jones.

Health Beat: Bring new energy to your yoga routine

By Claire Chatterton Vidant Wellness  How did we practice yoga in 2020? Many of us settled into life at home, living rooms were quickly converted ... Read more

1 week ago by Vidant Wellness Center.

Write Again…That which we are, we are

“Badges of Maturity.” That’s what I had decided to call it.  “What in the world are you talking about, Old Timer?” You may ask. Well, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Bartow Houston.

A pathway to freedom via the stage coach

Over the past few months, I have taken a break from doing so much research on local history and started watching westerns from the late 1950’s ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Leesa Jones.

Health Beat: Picnic food safety tips

By Jiuseppe M. Russo Vidant Beaufort Hospital Summer is here and with it, picnic season. It is a time to enjoy family and all our ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Vidant Health.

There must have been something in the water

During the latter half of the 19th Century, one of the most popular spots in the countryside surrounding Washington was a rustic place known as ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ray Midgett.

An unusual Fourth of July in Washington

Crackles and booms were plentiful as fireworks lit up Beaufort County’s skies over the past weekend. Donned in their most patriotic clothing, families and friends ... Read more

3 weeks ago by WDN Editorial Board.

Write Again…A glimpse into WWII history

It was called “The Troop’s Scoop,” and stated that it was a “Daily news and humor sheet for all passengers and mess cooks.” “Volume 1, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Bartow Houston.

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