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Politicians hurt students with a teacher shortage; they must fix this now with a better state budget

By DIANE MITCHELL and DEE GRISSETT If you sat down in the dentist chair, you would think it crazy if the receptionist barged in to ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Editorialist.

This is how we do it-but there’s more to be done

Beaufort County proved over the weekend that it knows how to throw a party. Summer Festival 2021 was a smash hit and it was well ... Read more

2 weeks ago by WDN Editorial Board.

An unfortunate necessity

The hesitancy and concern six members of the Beaufort County Schools Board of Education showed in voting to reverse course and implement a district-wide mask ... Read more

3 weeks ago by WDN Editorial Board.

Editorial: A much-needed opportunity to revamp the Hotel Louise building

If you didn’t notice the former Hotel Louise property while it sat vacant for the past decade or so, you will almost certainly notice it ... Read more

1 month ago by WDN Editorial Board.

Time for a reform, not a death sentence

As Sen. Jay Chaudhuri said, House Bill 91 is effectively a death sentence for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. But is that really ... Read more

2 months ago by WDN Editorial Board.

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

2 months ago by WDN Editorial Board.

Celebrate Fourth of July safely

As the Fourth of July holiday weekend begins, remember to practice safety and responsibility when celebrating America’s independence.  The towns of Belhaven and Blounts Creek ... Read more

3 months ago by WDN Editorial Board.

Beaufort County sports year-a true team effort

The state tennis, track and field and wrestling tournaments over the weekend wrapped up a high school sports season like no other. Thanks to the ... Read more

3 months ago by WDN Editorial Board.

Stop the ‘spin cycle’; communicate with developers, property owners

Within the past several years the City of Washington’s marketability and livability have improved significantly, thanks in part to major developments such as the streetscape ... Read more

3 months ago by WDN Editorial Board.

Things are booming in Belhaven

Things are looking up for the town of Belhaven. Known colloquially as the birthplace of the Intercoastal Waterway, new businesses and construction are increasing the ... Read more

3 months ago by WDN Editorial Board.

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