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Study shows path forward to meet internet, educational needs

With more adults working from home and children learning remotely, the COVID-19 pandemic has shed new light on ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19 stats: Beaufort County picks up another 12 cases

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 65,327 Tuesday to 66,751 Wednesday. ... Read more | Add your comment

Statewide schools decision delayed, local planning continues

A much-anticipated announcement from North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on the reopening of public schools was delayed Wednesday, ... Read more | Add your comment

NOAA unveils new tools for hurricane season

The National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center have re-envisioned how to get critical information to the public ... Read more | Add your comment

Editorials

The power of prayer

Turn on the TV or pick up a national newspaper these days, and you’re bound to see headlines about protests and a renewed push for ... Read more | Add your comment

by WDN Editorial Board.

Editorials

Proactive or passive — it’s a choice

The longest day of the year has passed. It’s officially summer, and Fourth of July weekend is quickly approaching. The warm weather is pulling people ... Read more | Add your comment

by WDN Editorial Board.

Beaufort County

New maps drop thousands from flood plain

Thousands of addresses in Beaufort County have been removed from the flood plain under new federal flood maps that went into effect earlier this month, ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 6:48 pm

News

Sheriff’s office seeks help locating missing teen

Update: per the BCSO, Gibbs was found around 5 p.m. Tuesday by the Washington Police Department, and has been returned to his family. The Beaufort ... Read more

by Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:15 am

Belhaven

Miss Independence winners crowned

BELHAVEN — Four young ladies earned their crowns this past weekend, taking home tiaras and the titles of Miss Independence for 2020. The following girls ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, June 29, 2020 7:49 pm

Business

Locavore to open farm-to-table restaurant

For more than a decade, Titus Boucher and Angela DeCuzzi have made their living from the land. Their business, Locavore, has gone through a number ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, June 29, 2020 7:40 pm

Beaufort County

Shelters make most of COVID challenges

By KAREN THIEL  For the Washington Daily News The contrasts couldn’t be more stark. Faced with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, one local women’s ... Read more

by The Daily News, Monday, June 29, 2020 7:16 pm

Beaufort County

Prayer meeting a commitment to community

By KAREN THIEL For the Washington Daily News   More than 20 pastors, some from as far away as Jacksonville, both admonished and encouraged approximately ... Read more

by The Daily News, Monday, June 29, 2020 4:17 pm

Coronavirus

Creativity and faith are besting COVID-era shelter challenges

By KAREN THIEL For the Washington Daily News   Robert Harris has seen many challenges in the 30-plus years since he founded Zion Shelter and ... Read more

by The Daily News, Monday, June 29, 2020 8:52 am

Community Columns

Nutrition for eye health

GWYN THOMPSON Among many other health awareness topics in June, one this month is Cataract Awareness Month. As many health-related appointments have been postponed due ... Read more

by Vidant Health, Saturday, June 27, 2020 8:40 am

Community Columns

Racism: Its foundations may not be what you think they are

I recently received an email from the son of a Greenville friend who lives in Florida. The son was moved by the murder of George ... Read more

by Polk Culpepper, Saturday, June 27, 2020 8:30 am

Columns

How “Black Lives Matter” should really be interpreted

BOB ORR Once again, a prominent leader in North Carolina is coming under intense criticism for responding to a “Black Lives Matter” inquiry with the ... Read more

by The Daily News, Friday, June 26, 2020 8:00 pm

Columns

Write Again … He was a presence

Because my father earned his livelihood in retail, a department store, I grew up being exposed to, in a good way, that aspect of commerce. ... Read more

by Bartow Houston, Friday, June 26, 2020 7:59 pm

Business

Extended Phase II continues financial woes for some businesses

It’s now been three months since North Carolina bars and gyms were forced to close down by executive orders intending to slow the spread of ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Friday, June 26, 2020 7:45 pm

Belhaven

Fourth of July events still on in Belhaven

BELHAVEN — The Fourth of July festivities are still on in Belhaven this year, from the traditional street dance and parade to the Pantego Mud ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Friday, June 26, 2020 7:37 pm

Coronavirus

Hyde County COVID cases jump to nine

Hyde County Health Department Director Luana Gibbs reports three more cases of COVID-19 in Hyde County as of Friday morning. The individuals are in isolation ... Read more

by Hyde County Government, Friday, June 26, 2020 12:10 pm

Crime

Authorities seek info on bear killed in city limits

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the Washington Police Department are looking for the person responsible for shooting and killing a black bear that ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Friday, June 26, 2020 11:25 am

News

Sheriff’s office searching for missing woman

Update: per the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, Destinee Wright has been found safely. The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in ... Read more

by Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, Friday, June 26, 2020 10:45 am

Beaufort County

Elected officials challenge mask order, health department endorses

Beaufort County Sheriff Ernie Coleman announced Thursday that his office will not enforce North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order mandating the wearing of face ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:33 pm

Belhaven

Belhaven unites to pray

BELHAVEN — A gathering of pastors brought a group of believers together at the Belhaven market Thursday, uniting the faithful in prayer and song. Belhaven Alderman ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:12 pm

My Turn

A legacy lives on: remembering Mike Voss

Sporting my purple button down shirt, tasteless “dad tie” and slacks I likely hadn’t worn since high school graduation, I walked through the glass doors ... Read more

by David Cucchiara, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:41 pm

News

Black bear wanders onto Van Norden Street

A black bear drew a crowd in Washington on Thursday morning after wandering into a neighborhood on Van Norden Street. With the North Carolina Wildlife ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:38 pm

Beaufort County

Sheriff: BCSO won’t enforce face mask order

Beaufort County Sheriff Ernie Coleman issued the following statement Thursday, regarding North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order mandating the wearing of face masks in ... Read more

by Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, Thursday, June 25, 2020 11:22 am

Editorials

Freedom to speak, willingness to listen

On Friday, hundreds of people joined in a walk through the city marking Juneteenth, praying for peace and racial justice. The next day, hundreds of ... Read more

by WDN Editorial Board, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 4:41 pm

News

Masks required in public, NC to remain in Phase II

Citing a continued increase in cases of COVID-19, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced Wednesday that North Carolinians will now be required to wear face ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:43 pm

Education

County schools seek family input on reopening

As school systems across North Carolina await more concrete guidelines on reopening schools this fall, Beaufort County Schools is seeking feedback from local parents to ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:41 pm

Faith

Donor offers match for Salvation Army freezer fundraiser

GENEROUS MATCH: The Salvation Army of Washington is currently in the process of raising funds for a new walk-in freezer to help further its mission ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 7:07 pm