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Swim Guide’s clean-water run continues

The clean-water run continues this week as all 18 sites passed the Swim Guide test in the Tar-Pamlico ... Read more | Add your comment

Vidant ‘urgently discussing’ vaccine mandate

Several of North Carolina’s largest hospital systems will require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Vidant Health could ... Read more | Add your comment

Beaufort Promise unlocks new opportunities for BCCC students

Since Beaufort Community College announced June 7 that its Beaufort Promise program would start on July 1, the ... Read more | Add your comment

HS sports oversight revamp clears another panel

RALEIGH (AP) — Legislation to replace the North Carolina High School Athletic Association with a new commission to ... Read more | Add your comment

Beaufort County

Swim Guide’s clean-water run continues

The clean-water run continues this week as all 18 sites passed the Swim Guide test in the Tar-Pamlico watershed. “It’s a good indication that the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Sound Rivers.

Beaufort County

Crime Stoppers urge importance of community watch

Officials with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office and Beaufort County Crime Stoppers are urging interested residents to participate in community watch efforts.  The Beaufort County ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chelsea Hofmann.

Northside Panthers

Boykin pitches gem-Choco All-Stars advance

Bella Boykin pitched a one-hitter to lead the Chocowinity All-Stars into the semi-finals of the 16U Babe Ruth World Series with a 3-0 victory over ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Saturday, July 24, 2021 5:32 pm

Northside Panthers

Chocowinity All-Stars second after pool play at Babe Ruth WS

The Chocowinity 16U All-Stars are second after pool play in the Babe Ruth softball World Series in Jensen Beach Fl. The All-Stars are 4-1 and ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:30 pm

Northside Panthers

Panthers announce track and cross country awards

  The Northside track and cross country team held their combined awards banquet earlier this week at Old Town Country Kitchen in Bath. All track ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:27 pm

Columns

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

by Ray Midgett, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:23 pm

Faith

New pastor joins Washington Assembly of God

During an early-morning devotional, Pastor Kyle Miller recently told his online viewers that one of the most important things in God’s economy is faith, “no ... Read more

by Karen Thiel, Friday, July 23, 2021 4:05 pm

Northside Panthers

Softball All-Stars keep winning

The Chocowinity 16U All-Stars jumped out to an early lead, then held off a late rally to defeat the Wisconsin Fastpitch Academy, 7-4, Thursday at ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:05 pm

News

Greenville Jaycees to raise money for Washington children’s home

From the Greenville Jaycees The Greenville Jaycees will be hosting Prom Through the Decades, a benefit event to raise money for The Kelly Children’s Home ... Read more

by The Daily News, Thursday, July 22, 2021 2:27 pm

Pamlico Life

Flying and boating: a STEM Center summer

Almost 30 area middle and high school students spent two weeks of their summer learning about aviation and nautical theory, visiting area museums related to ... Read more

by Karen Thiel, Thursday, July 22, 2021 2:01 pm

ECU Pirates

WATCH: Northside’s Wilson in ECU hype video

East Carolina University’s 2021 football roster has been released and it features a couple of former standout players from the Northside Panthers. Redshirt freshman Zakkai ... Read more

by Ashley Vansant, Thursday, July 22, 2021 1:05 pm

Sports

Choco All-Stars split on opening day

The Chocowinity 16U All-Stars split their first two games on the opening day of the Babe Ruth softball World Series in Jensen Beach, Fl. The ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:52 pm

Coronavirus

State updates mask guidelines for schools

According to updated public health guidance unveiled Wednesday by Gov. Roy Cooper and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen, the state ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 7:17 pm

Beaufort County

Chocowinity man arrested on felony drug charges

On July 16, investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit executed a search warrant on Marcus Reddick’s residence located at 522 Price Road ... Read more

by Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:41 pm

Sports

Washington Youth Football League season kicks off soon.

The Washington Youth Football League will be back on the field next month after not playing last fall because of COVID-19. Registration will close soon ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:34 pm

News

Bill changing NC high school sports oversight OK’d by panel

RALEIGH (AP) — Legislation that would end the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s century-long role overseeing state interscholastic sports cleared a Senate committee Wednesday, ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, July 21, 2021 3:07 pm

Beaufort County

WATCH: ‘I’m Bam Adebayo, and I’m from Little Washington, North Carolina’

Happy birthday, @Bam1of1! 🇺🇸 #USABfamily Captain Bamerica? Get to know the first-time Olympian from Little Washington, North Carolina. pic.twitter.com/rZI1JMcvDf — USA Basketball (@usabasketball) July 18, ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:55 pm

Beaufort County

COVID-19 update: state’s case count increases; health department launches ‘Eating with the Experts’

North Carolina’s daily COVID-19 case counts are continuing to climb. After dipping as low as 55 cases reported on June 26, the daily case count ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:45 pm

News

‘Community Family and Friends Fun Day’ is Saturday

“Community Family and Friends Fun Day” is set to take place at P.S. Jones Memorial Park on Saturday. The event will run from noon to ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 6:39 pm

Beaufort County

Virtual health fair focuses on mental health

Mental health and recovery issues will be the main focus of a virtual health fair for Beaufort County residents.  The free event is scheduled for ... Read more

by Karen Thiel, Tuesday, July 20, 2021 2:18 pm

Beaufort County

Local elections board members reappointed

Tom Payne has been reappointed chair of the Beaufort County Board of Elections, according to a release from the office of Gov. Roy Cooper. That ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Monday, July 19, 2021 8:35 pm

Beaufort County

County earmarks $4M of relief funds for broadband expansion

The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners on Monday earmarked $4 million of the county’s American Rescue Plan funds for broadband internet expansion in underserved areas ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Monday, July 19, 2021 8:00 pm

Faith

St. Peter’s names new rector

Christopher McKinney Adams is the new rector for St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Washington. Adams had been rector at Trinity on the Hill, Los Alamos, ... Read more

by The Daily News, Monday, July 19, 2021 4:39 pm

Columns

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

by Leesa Jones, Monday, July 19, 2021 4:32 pm

Beaufort County

Vidant Beaufort Hospital Volunteer Department recognizes 2021 scholarship recipients

The Vidant Beaufort Hospital Volunteer Department recently awarded scholarships totaling $3,150 to seven graduating seniors for their service to the hospital.  Each junior volunteer is ... Read more

by Vidant Beaufort Hospital, Monday, July 19, 2021 3:40 pm

Community Columns

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

by Vidant Wellness Center, Monday, July 19, 2021 3:17 pm

Aurora

Filing deadline extended for Aurora Board of Commissioners race

The filing period for the two seats up for election on the Aurora Board of Commissioners has been extended because not enough candidates filed within ... Read more

by The Daily News, Monday, July 19, 2021 1:17 pm