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PHOTOS: Washington’s Juneteenth Celebration

Here are some low-resolution samples of our photos from Washington’s Juneteenth Celebration on June 19, 2021. See a ... Read more | Add your comment

Former bank building has new owner

Agape Health Services has purchased the former Wells Fargo property on South Market Street. The organization hasn’t officially ... Read more | Add your comment

All recreational sites cleared for swimming

All 18 sites passed the Swim Guide test this week in the Tar-Pamlico watershed — a sign that ... Read more | Add your comment

Beacon Street to develop in Belhaven

Beacon Street Development, the company behind Washington’s Moss Landing waterfront community, is hoping to begin development on a ... Read more | Add your comment


Claudette regains tropical storm strength after 13 deaths

ATLANTA (AP) — Claudette regained tropical storm status as it neared the coast of the Carolinas on Monday, less than two days after the system ... Read more | Add your comment

by The Associated Press.

Beaufort County

All recreational sites cleared for swimming

All 18 sites passed the Swim Guide test this week in the Tar-Pamlico watershed — a sign that it’s safe to swim in local waters ... Read more | Add your comment

by Sound Rivers.

Community Columns

Health Beat: The importance of knowing your HIV status

By MADISON CREASMAN Beaufort County Health Department National HIV Testing Day was first observed on June 27, 1995. Since 1995, every year on this date ... Read more

by Beaufort County Health Department, Monday, June 21, 2021 3:44 pm

Northside Panthers

Panthers, Seahawks send 24 athletes to 1A state track meet

It was productive Saturday in Pender County for the Northside and Southside boys and girls track and field teams at the 1A East regional meet. ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Sunday, June 20, 2021 8:00 pm


Reid, Spencer regional champs, Sommers joins them at state meet

Three Washington High School track athletes qualified for the state meet in five events at Friday’s 2A East regional track meet at Croatan High School. ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Saturday, June 19, 2021 3:26 pm


AOP returns to the stage with “Mamma Mia”

The Turnage Theatre is hosting the first performance since its closure in March of 2020 due to concerns regarding COVID-19.  The cast is made up ... Read more

by Chelsea Hofmann, Friday, June 18, 2021 4:34 pm

Beaufort County

School board considering additional summer bonuses, but more research needed

Teachers working Beaufort County Schools’ state-mandated summer program are set to receive a $1,500 bonus as an incentive for choosing to give up part of ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:30 pm


‘Obamacare’ survives: Supreme Court dismisses big challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court, though increasingly conservative in makeup, rejected the latest major Republican-led effort to kill the national health care law known ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:52 pm

Beaufort County

Community Foundation awards $2,360 in local grants

From the Beaufort-Hyde Community Foundation The board of advisors of the Beaufort-Hyde Community Foundation recently announced $2,360 in local grant awards from its community grantmaking ... Read more

by The Daily News, Thursday, June 17, 2021 5:23 pm


Pamlico Rose to host art exhibit

The Pamlico Rose Institute will host a cumulative exhibit for its first artist-in-residence. The artist-in-residence, Sue Kammers, works with glass to create stained glass pieces ... Read more

by Chelsea Hofmann, Thursday, June 17, 2021 5:14 pm


Midwestern birds-some different, some the same

This past week I visited some family in the Midwest, traveling to the northern-tier states of Minnesota and Wisconsin. You can always observe birds and this ... Read more

by Betsy Kane, Thursday, June 17, 2021 5:04 pm

Home & Real Estate

Good neighbors preserve Washington’s history

The penultimate Terrell Award for Good Neighbor has been awarded to Joan Cottle for her dutiful restoration of her historic home on East Main Street.  ... Read more

by Chelsea Hofmann, Thursday, June 17, 2021 3:34 pm

Southside Seahawks

High Five-Southside senior Hundley Stallings wraps up active career

  Hundley Stallings days as a Southside Seahawk athlete are over after four years on the football, basketball and baseball teams. He played quarterback, center, ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:43 pm

Home & Real Estate

Tips for traveling this summer

Most of us tend to save our vacation time for summer travel and fun. My family usually spends time at both the beach and visiting ... Read more

by Gene Fox, Thursday, June 17, 2021 11:24 am


Realtor group asks Gov. Cooper to end eviction moratorium

The statewide residential eviction moratorium is set to expire June 30. The NC Association of Realtors is asking Gov. Roy Cooper to end it sooner. ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 9:30 pm

Letters to the Editor

Why neighbors are against the proposed Powell Place development

The objections raised by neighbors to the proposed 17-lot subdivision development have merit and should not have been trivialized as “minor” and “not real world”. ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 8:23 pm

Northside Panthers

Northside and Southside well represented at regional track meet

The Panthers and the Seahawks will have multiple athletes competing in multiple events at Saturday’s 1A East regional track meet at Pender High School. The ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 5:10 pm


NC tax revenue soars, $6.5B windfall predicted by mid-2023

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s resurgent post-pandemic economy could put an additional $6.5 billion over the next two years into state government coffers already swollen ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 2:05 pm

Beaufort County

Pets of the week: June 19, 2021

The shelter is open Mondays through Fridays, with the exception of the public coming into the building freely. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the shelter ... Read more

by Chelsea Hofmann, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:37 pm


Write Again…Those talents we are given

It would be very flattering if someone were to opine that my writing, at times, is eloquent. Or, to say that my writing, or speaking ... Read more

by Bartow Houston, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 1:32 pm


Nixon claims regional title-five Pam Pack wrestlers advance

  Five of the 10 Washington High School wrestlers who competed at Tuesday’s East regional meet at Croatan High School advanced to next weekend’s 2A ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:46 pm

Northside Panthers

Former local standout joins North Pitt coaching staff

Former Northside, East Carolina University and NFL standout C.J. Wilson has joined the North Pitt football coaching staff for the upcoming season. The 34-year old ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:34 pm


City Council again denies subdivision plat

The developers seeking to turn the property that houses the defunct Racquet Club of Washington into a single-family residential subdivision left City Hall frustrated Monday ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 8:22 pm


Board approves 2021-2022 budget

BELHAVEN – The budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year was approved at the most recent Board of Aldermen meeting Monday.  The council approved the budget ... Read more

by Chelsea Hofmann, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:28 pm


Principal completes leadership program

Alicia Vosburgh, principal of Eastern Elementary School, recently completed the Distinguished Leadership in Practice Program, a year-long leadership development program for practicing school principals designed ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:19 pm


Senior recognition at Washington High School

Washington High School recognized five seniors for their contribution to the baseball program. From left: Robert Pollock, Ben Swinson, Hayden Anderson, Mason Weaver and Seth ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 3:00 pm

Beaufort County

Four local students selected for $12,000 in scholarships

ROCKY MOUNT – The Golden LEAF Foundation announced that 215 rural North Carolina students were selected to receive up to a $12,000 Golden LEAF Scholarship, ... Read more

by Golden LEAF Foundation, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 2:59 pm