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Former Washington resident charged with assault with intent to kill

A former resident of Washington is being held on a $1 million bond after assaulting two people in ... Read more | Add your comment

Speed jobbing exposes students to local career opportunities

More than 100 high school students and 45 local employers met face-to-face Thursday during a speed jobbing event ... Read more | Add your comment

River cottage renovation makes the most of old and new

BLOUNTS CREEK — Some say the best fishing to be had can be found on Blounts Creek. Others ... Read more | Add your comment

Budget impasse delays mental health services reorganization

The impasse on passing a state budget has created a holding pattern on the reorganization of how Medicaid ... Read more | Add your comment

Arts

‘The Dinner Party’ hits Turnage stage this weekend

What happens when six people receive a mysterious invitation to a dinner party? You end up with laughter, tears and a deeper insight about love ... Read more | Add your comment

by Arts of the Pamlico.

Business

BCCC to offer food business workshops at the Harbor District Market

Beaufort County Community College has upcoming free business workshops to help you understand the fundamentals, as well as technological developments in the field. Our food ... Read more | Add your comment

by Beaufort County Community College.

Editorials

Making us all safer

It was a rainy, slightly chilly night in Washington on Monday — not a very nice night to be out and about. But that didn’t ... Read more

by WDN Editorial Board, Thursday, February 27, 2020 6:02 pm

Northside Panthers

Beaufort County’s softball season preview

Spring is the season for the diamond. Last year, three softball teams from Beaufort County made a trip to the state playoffs and they look ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Thursday, February 27, 2020 3:41 pm

Education

Literacy volunteers needed

From Literacy Volunteers of Beaufort County Literacy Volunteers of Beaufort County will offer a Tutor Training class for prospective volunteers, starting March 16, in the ... Read more

by The Daily News, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:11 pm

News

Reaching for the Stars to host black history program

Reaching for the Stars Learning Center will hold a celebration of Black History Month this Saturday. The event will be held at the Temple of ... Read more

by The Daily News, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:10 pm

News

BBB warns of Coronavirus scams

From the Better Business Bureau Consumers need to be skeptical of emails and websites promoting coronavirus prevention products and tips, according to Better Business Bureau (BBB) ... Read more

by The Daily News, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:09 pm

Health

Be a hero for patients: donate blood during Red Cross Mont

The American Red Cross urges the public to join its lifesaving mission by giving blood or platelets this March in celebration of Red Cross Month. ... Read more

by American Red Cross, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:08 pm

Editorials

The era of the beard may be coming to an end

Yes, the Centers of Disease Control have spoken out against men’s facial hair. It seems an odd commentary from the organization responsible for controlling the ... Read more

by WDN Editorial Board, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:57 pm

Education

Hyde County Schools to receive $4.9 million to repair damage from Hurricane Dorian

From the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction State Superintendent Mark Johnson announced today that Hyde County Schools will receive $4.9 million in additional state funds ... Read more

by The Daily News, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:52 pm

Education

Local educators nominated as N.C. School Heroes

Every day, teachers, administrators and staff members at local schools make a difference in the lives of children. To the students whose lives they touch, ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:50 pm

Health

100 Women in Red promote heart health awareness

Among the leading causes of preventable death in Americans, heart disease remains one of the nation’s top killers. Among women, 500,000 die from the disease ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:48 pm

Galleries

Photos: Washington first-round NCHSAA playoffs (2/25)

See a photo you like? Click HERE to order prints and digital downloads. Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 4:47 pm

Southside Seahawks

Washington, Southside prepare for second round

After Tuesday night’s first-round contests, the Washington Pam Pack’s boys’ basketball team and the Southside girls’ team both came away with wins over their first ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Wednesday, February 26, 2020 3:49 pm

Sports

Pam Pack win first playoff game in decades, down Rams 57-50

The Pam Pack fed off of an electric home crowd and picked up a playoff victory for the first time in a very long time. ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:19 pm

News

Water shuttle training brings together Beaufort County departments

Fifteen years ago, a terrible fire tore through a 6,000 square-foot home in Pamlico Plantation. For the firefighters responding to the blaze, Bunyan Volunteer Fire ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:07 pm

Chocowinity

Chocowinity minister honored for years of service

CHOCOWINITY — When Chocowinity found itself short a town commissioner in 2018, Nathaniel Williams answered the call to service. It’s been a theme during the ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:05 pm

Crime

Sheriff’s Office makes pot bust in Belhaven

On Feb. 18, investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit arrested Damount Harvey, 27, of 992 Elm Street in Belhaven. Harvey was charged ... Read more

by Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:04 pm

Editorials

A note to elected officials

One of the front page stories in Monday’s Washington Daily News brought some sad news for the City of Washington: the passing of longtime city ... Read more

by WDN Editorial Board, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:01 pm

Sports

The work that goes into being an umpire

The weather made me look like a meteorologist this past week. We had a scrimmage at North Pitt High School, and the weather did not ... Read more

by Harold Robinson, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:05 pm

Northside Panthers

Beaufort County coaches speak on NCHSAA, NCISAA playoff formula

There’s a limited amount of space in the 64-team playoff field for each classification, and only 32 teams on the east side of North Carolina ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Tuesday, February 25, 2020 4:58 pm

Community Columns

The neighborhood role models, remembered

When Mr. Virgil Cochran decided to move to Tenth Street, he never knew that his home would be the hub of all activity in that ... Read more

by Harold Robinson, Monday, February 24, 2020 7:02 pm

News

Mercer remembered as an advocate for fiscal responsibility, good governance

The City of Washington lost an advocate and a friend Friday with the passing of former Washington City Councilman Doug Mercer. For more than four ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, February 24, 2020 6:42 pm

Arts

New arts organization offers ‘alternative’ take

A new nonprofit is offering an alternative take on the arts in Beaufort County. The Washington-based Alternative Stage, which includes film company Haunted Pamlico, is ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, February 24, 2020 6:40 pm

Northside Panthers

Welcoming the spring sports season

While winter sports are wrapping up and the snow has melted away, spring sports are on the horizon. Baseball, softball, girls’ soccer, track and field, ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Monday, February 24, 2020 3:56 pm

Southside Seahawks

Two Beaufort County schools reach state playoffs

Basketball season has reached the home stretch. All that’s left is the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s state tournament. Washington High School’s boys and Southside’s ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Monday, February 24, 2020 3:48 pm

Community Columns

Write Again … The golden bells

“There’s a land beyond the river, That we call the sweet forever, And we only reach that shore by faith’s decree;” As each of us ... Read more

by Bartow Houston, Saturday, February 22, 2020 2:44 pm