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High demand for limited supply of COVID-19 vaccine

An issue with COVID-19 vaccine availability is frustrating thousands of Beaufort County residents: There is too much demand ... Read more | Add your comment

Details released for opening of Greenville large-scale vaccination site

GREENVILLE — Vidant Health and the Pitt County Health Department released scheduling details for the large-scale COVID-19 vaccine ... Read more | Add your comment

‘It’s amazing to me:’ Bright Futures helps fill needs during pandemic

The Beaufort County Board of Education on Tuesday learned about what the local chapter of Bright Futures has ... Read more | Add your comment

PHOTOS: Bear Grass-Northside basketball

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Coronavirus

Health director pens letter to Beaufort County residents

In a letter dated Jan. 22, Beaufort County Health Director Jim Madson updated Beaufort County residents on the status of the county’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts. ... Read more | Add your comment

by The Daily News.

Crime

Washington police chief discusses preliminary crime stats

Washington Police Chief Stacy Drakeford shared some insights regarding the city’s preliminary crime statistics from 2020, which have yet to be released to the public. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chelsea Hofmann.

News

PHOTOS: Northside-South Creek basketball

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by Brandon Tester, Friday, January 22, 2021 9:57 pm

Beaufort County

County records 72nd COVID-19-related death

Beaufort County recorded its 72nd COVID-19-related death Thursday, along with 53 new cases and 79 recoveries. The county’s total case count is now 3,639. County ... Read more

by The Daily News, Thursday, January 21, 2021 8:05 pm

Education

ECU’s Dr. Jesse R. Peel LGBTQ Center celebrates 10 years

The Dr. Jesse R. Peel LGBTQ Center at East Carolina University will mark its 10th anniversary with a virtual ceremony on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at ... Read more

by East Carolina University, Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:45 pm

Sports

Indians, Lady Cougars on top in IBAC hoops

The Chocowinity boys and the Northeast girls sit atop the Inner Banks Athletic Conference standings as the season nears its COVID-19-delayed midpoint. The Indians are ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:16 pm

Arts

Turnage Theatre receives grant to repair historic space

The Turnage Theatre has received a grant totaling $750,000 through the Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund to repair structural damage incurred from Hurricanes Florence and ... Read more

by Chelsea Hofmann, Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:14 pm

Bath Pirates

PHOTOS: Chocowinity-Bath basketball

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by Ashley Vansant, Thursday, January 21, 2021 12:19 pm

Coronavirus

Beaufort County records 71st COVID-19-related death

Beaufort County recorded its 71st COVID-19-related death Wednesday, along with 22 new cases and 110 recoveries. The county’s total case count is now 3,586. County ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 5:00 pm

News

Biden takes the helm as president

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:22 pm

News

Local student shares in national yearbook award

KINSTON — Washington resident Alexandra Melk, a senior at Parrott Academy, recently learned that last year’s Patriot yearbook on which she served as co-editor won ... Read more

by Arendell Parrott Academy, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 4:17 pm

Galleries

Advertisements of Washington past living in the present

The walls of buildings throughout Washington’s historic downtown are covered in stories of the past. Flaking and faded paint advertisements on worn bricks allow us ... Read more

by The Daily News, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:58 pm

Home & Real Estate

Hope still high for Carter House

Newcomers to town might not notice the Henry Clay Carter House as they pull into the parking area of Brown Library, never knowing how much ... Read more

by Karen Thiel, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 3:23 pm

Letters to the Editor

Calling on Reps. Kidwell and Murphy

To the Editor, Evidently, Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan do not know how to conduct an election for President.  The officials can be honest ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 1:06 pm

Columns

Write Again…Very little stays the same

To one extent or another I would guess most of us look back, from time to time, and recall at least parts of our childhood ... Read more

by Bartow Houston, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 12:55 pm

Editorials

Patience needed as vaccine rollout continues

When it comes to waiting in line for a vaccine that could save you or someone you know from getting sick, and maybe even save ... Read more

by WDN Editorial Board, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 11:44 am

Beaufort County

Attorney to school board: No one has done what you’re proposing to do

Beaufort County Schools’ proposal to have an independent police force provide the district with school resource officer services is unprecedented, education law attorney Stephen Rawson ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:09 pm

Sports

Pam Pack cross country prepares for state meet

The Washington High School girls cross country team qualified for their first 2A state meet since 2013 with a third place finish in Saturday’s regional ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:48 pm

Northside Panthers

Dugan leads Panthers to state cross country meet

Northside cross country coach Bob Girani might be the first to use a well- known basketball slogan in reference to his runners. “We going to ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 8:42 pm

Beaufort County

Large-scale vaccination site opens in Greenville Monday

GREENVILLE — Vidant Health and the Pitt County Health Department are partnering to open a large-scale COVID-19 vaccine site on Monday, Jan. 25, at the ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 4:17 pm

Beaufort County

Town of Belhaven reflects on successes of 2020

The Town of Belhaven faced many unexpected challenges during the year of 2020 but managed to accomplish many goals to progress the town forward. “I ... Read more

by Chelsea Hofmann, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:33 pm

News

15th Street public symposium to be held Jan. 21

The City of Washington is seeking public input for a safety project along 15th Street, from US 17/Carolina Avenue to Brown Street. Please join us ... Read more

by City of Washington, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:12 pm

Beaufort County

Food Bank closes for sanitation

Food Bank of the Albemarle has closed down the operation to perform sanitation of the three facilities and COVID testing following a positive COVID-19 result ... Read more

by Food Bank of the Albemarle, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:06 pm

Education

ECU events celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

GREENVILLE – East Carolina University will host several events celebrating the life and continuing legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from Jan. 23-28. The ... Read more

by East Carolina University, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:02 pm

Agriculture

AgCarolina Farm Credit awards $33,850 in grant funds

RALEIGH – AgCarolina Farm Credit announces $33,850 in grants have been extended to fourteen organizations through its corporate-giving program. The grants will aid recipients in ... Read more

by AgCarolina Farm Credit, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 3:00 pm

Chocowinity

Chocowinity Police Department: Jan. 10-16, 2021

There were no incidents reported to and investigated by the Chocowinity Police Department during the period of Jan. 10-16, 2021. Read more

by The Daily News, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:54 pm

Belhaven

Belhaven Police Department: Jan. 9-15, 2021

The following incidents were reported to and investigated by the Belhaven Police Department during the period of Jan. 9-15, 2021. Jan. 15 Communicating threats at ... Read more

by The Daily News, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:53 pm