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More than half of NC adults vaccinated

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that more than half of the state’s ... Read more | Add your comment

NORTHSIDE FOOTBALL: The road to Raleigh

The Northside Panthers (8-2) will face the Murphy Bulldogs (9-1) for the NCHSAA 1A Football State Championship Saturday, ... Read more | Add your comment

City Council to consider upset bid for sale of Carter House

The Washington City Council on Monday will consider approving an upset bid offer of $55,000 to purchase the ... Read more | Add your comment

Third Street lane reopens after crash, fuel cleanup

No one was injured in a collision between an SUV and a dump truck near the intersection of ... Read more | Add your comment

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Third Street lane reopens after crash, fuel cleanup

No one was injured in a collision between an SUV and a dump truck near the intersection of East Third and North Market streets Thursday ... Read more | Add your comment

by The Daily News.

Beaufort County

Cheeseman named NERESA Regional Superintendent of the Year

The Northeast Regional Educational Service Alliance has named Beaufort County Schools Superintendent Matthew Cheeseman its Region I Superintendent of the Year. The NERESA consists of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Brandon Tester.

Bath Pirates

Northside’s trip to Raleigh was 63 years in the making

Some families can trace their history back hundreds of years. Members of the 2021 Northside High School’s East championship football team can follow their roots ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Thursday, May 6, 2021 3:13 pm

Hurricane Stories

Red Cross urges preparedness ahead of upcoming hurricane season

National Hurricane Preparedness Week runs from May 9-15 and the American Red Cross urges everyone to plan now for any possible dangerous storms this year.  ... Read more

by American Red Cross, Thursday, May 6, 2021 1:58 pm

Home & Real Estate

Home on Main: New residents plant roots in Washington

The world has gone quite topsy turvy since the pandemic began a little over a year ago. New home buyers like Tom and Barb Harty ... Read more

by Chelsea Hofmann, Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:00 pm

Bath

Bath Fest to resume in September

The 15th annual Bath Fest will return in September of this year after being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.  The annual event, ... Read more

by Chelsea Hofmann, Thursday, May 6, 2021 11:07 am

Beaufort County

County accepts bid for industrial park lot

With a 6-1 vote, the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners on Monday approved Harry Smith’s bid of $46,575 — or $7,500 per acre — for a ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 9:29 pm

Columns

Birds are everywhere this time of year

It’s Peak Week in eastern North Carolina, just about the time for seeing and hearing the maximum number of spring migrants and breeding-season bird species. Why ... Read more

by Betsy Kane, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:39 pm

Northside Panthers

Northside girls season ends in second round

Pinetown-Less than 24 hours after a wild, extra inning come from behind victory to keep their season alive, the Northside Panthers ran into a hot-hitting ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:37 pm

Columns

How to avoid burweed and protect turf this summer

I workout with a group called F3. The three F’s stand for Fitness, Fellowship, and Faith. We have our workout that takes care of our ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:55 pm

Coronavirus

N.C. lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a proposal to prevent state and local governments from firing or retaliating against employees who decide ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 3:21 pm

News Main

WHS girls soccer team’s season ends; Rodriguez coaches his last game

The Washington girls soccer season ended with a 7-0 home loss to Clinton in the first round of the 2A state tournament Tuesday night, and ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:06 pm

Northside Panthers

High Five-Northside seniors lead the way to the state title game

The Panthers kick off at noon Saturday against Murphy for the 1A state championship in Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh. Seniors Fred Taylor (52) James Gorham ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 2:03 pm

Education

Northeast Elementary improvement team meeting is Monday

The Northeast Elementary School improvement team announced that it will meet at 3:15 p.m. on Monday, May 10, in the EC conference room. The public ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:42 pm

Columns

Write Again…Listening for those bells

“There’s a land beyond the river, that we call the sweet forever, and we only reach that shore by faith’s decree.” So begins the wonderful ... Read more

by Bartow Houston, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 10:48 am

Beaufort County

School board presents proposed budget to county

Beaufort County Schools on Monday presented “flat” local funding requests for the 2021-22 fiscal year to the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners. BCS currently receives ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:55 pm

News

DMV resumes regular road tests for drivers ages 15-17

With health safety conditions improving in North Carolina, the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is resuming regular road tests this week. This ends the Contactless ... Read more

by N.C. Department of Transportation, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:27 pm

Hyde County

Commissioners honor fallen hunter

The Hyde County Board of Commissioners honored Brandon Marshall as their Friend of Hyde County during the May meeting Monday.  “We were so blessed to ... Read more

by Chelsea Hofmann, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 4:25 pm

Northside Panthers

Northside golfer qualifies for state tournament

Northside senior Caleb Alligood stood calmly over his putt on the second playoff hole of Thursday’s 1A East regional golf tournament at Lakewood Country Club ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:15 pm

Belhaven

Belhaven to celebrate National Train Day

National Train Day was established in 2008 to recognize the important role railroads have played in throughout our nation’s history.  Prior to the 20th century, ... Read more

by The Daily News, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 3:04 pm

Home & Real Estate

Sheet pan meals make for easy clean up

Sheet pan meals are one of our family’s go-to weeknight dinners. They are called sheet pan meals because the whole meal is made on the ... Read more

by Louise L. Hinsley, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 1:57 pm

Beaufort County

Bridge projects awarded in Beaufort County

Contracts to replace two bridges and improve another in Beaufort County have been awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation. The bridge on U.S. 264 ... Read more

by N.C. Department of Transportation, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 11:58 am

News Main

Panthers primed for state championship clash

  The Northside Panthers should have been downcast after their 50-48 overtime loss at Pamlico County a month ago. After all, they had several chances ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 11:44 am

Beaufort County

Relay for Life raises over $50,000

Over $53,000 was raised Friday during the annual Beaufort County Relay for Life event.  “As of event night we had raised $53,030.46. Our goal was ... Read more

by Chelsea Hofmann, Tuesday, May 4, 2021 11:00 am

Beaufort County

Bath woman ‘shocked’ by $1M win

By NC Education Lottery Ola Gurganus of Bath tried her luck on a $10 ticket and couldn’t believe her eyes when it revealed a $1 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 3, 2021 10:20 pm

Beaufort County

Ribbon-cutting ceremony marks opening of P.S. Jones Memorial Park

The ribbon-cutting ceremony for P.S. Jones Memorial Park on Saturday was everything city officials hoped it would be. The weather was ideal and the turnout ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Monday, May 3, 2021 9:00 pm

Beaufort County

Sheriff declines commissioners’ invitation, citing ‘hostile, narcissistic environment’

In an email sent to Beaufort County Board of Commissioners Chairman Frankie Waters and local news outlets Monday evening, Beaufort County Sheriff Ernie Coleman declined ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Monday, May 3, 2021 7:15 pm