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Little League baseball, softball return

Baseball and softball fields won’t be completely untouched this summer, after all. Washington’s Youth Baseball and Youth Softball ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19: state stats at a glance

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in North Carolina continued to rise from 32,075 Thursday to 33,295 Friday. ... Read more | Add your comment

Thursday marks third night of protests

Washington was again the scene of protest on Thursday evening, as black residents took to the streets, calling ... Read more | Add your comment

Golden LEAF awards Aurora with grant for new generators

AURORA — The town of Aurora’s hurricane preparedness takes another step forward, as the Golden LEAF Foundation awarded ... Read more | Add your comment

Letters to the Editor

It is time to listen

Leadership — the art of motivating a group of people to act toward achieving a common goal. It is a process of social influence, which ... Read more | Add your comment

by WDN Editorial Board.

Beaufort County

COVID-19 update, June 4, 2020

Click HERE to read the latest update from the Beaufort County Health Department and Beaufort County Emergency Services. Read more | Add your comment

by Beaufort County Health Department.


After one weekend, ALE pulls plug on pub

A Washington bar that reopened with limited capacity last week has closed its doors once again. According to Alcohol Law Enforcement Agent Rusty King, his ... Read more

by Vail Stewart Rumley, Friday, June 5, 2020 6:03 pm


Peaceful protest ongoing in N. Market Street neighborhood

A group of Washington residents have been taking part in protest against racial injustice throughout the afternoon, into the evening, according to local police. Washington ... Read more

by Vail Stewart Rumley, Thursday, June 4, 2020 7:10 pm


City plans to ease into facility reopening

After months of being closed to the public, the City of Washington is making preparations to gradually reopen some of its facilities to residents next ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:39 pm

Beaufort County

Golden LEAF funds BCCC boat-manufacturing program

With the many waterways surrounding the county, there’s an abundant need for boat manufacturing experience in Beaufort County. Beaufort County Community College has addressed that ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:05 pm

Beaufort County

Optimist Club awards five scholarships to Beaufort County seniors

The Optimist Club in Washington awarded five scholarships to Beaufort County seniors. Patty Peebles, the Club Scholarship coordinator, awarded the scholarships to Alice Jones, Abbigail ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:44 pm

Beaufort County

Update: missing woman has been located

“Beaufort County Deputies have found Marina Acosta safe and in good health.  She is now back in touch with her family,” reads an update from ... Read more

by Vail Stewart Rumley, Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:31 am

Community Columns

Is there no balm in Gilead?

Scholars call Jeremiah “The Weeping Prophet” for good reason. He had lots of personal problems, most of them related to his country’s troubles and his ... Read more

by The Daily News, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 7:10 pm

Community Columns

Prepare for hurricane season now

Hurricane season officially began Monday. We have already seen three formations of tropical storms with Arthur, Bertha and Cristobal. We, in Beaufort County, are very ... Read more

by Beaufort County Health Department, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 7:09 pm

Community Columns

The real heroes in high school athletics

During this pandemic, we are currently seeing many professionals who have become our heroes. This is rightfully so! Many have sacrificed their lives to ensure ... Read more

by Harold Robinson, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 7:06 pm

Letters to the Editor

400 years is plenty of time

To the Editor: I am an aging white male, born and raised in the deep south. My parents were very poor, but honorable, law-abiding, decent ... Read more

by The Daily News, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 7:05 pm

Beaufort County

Gyms partially reopening

Some Beaufort County gyms have opened ahead of Gov. Roy Cooper’s schedule and are taking extra precautionary measures to ensure the health of their customers. ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:32 pm


Attorney General: residents’ stimulus checks off limits to assisted living facility, nursing homes

Reports of assisted living facilities and nursing homes withholding residents’ economic impact payment have North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein warning people that the act ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:23 pm


Washington man killed in wreck on U.S. 264

A Washington man died at Vidant Beaufort Hospital Tuesday morning after a wreck involving a moped and an SUV on U.S. Highway 264. According to ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 12:27 pm


Washington does it right

An eerie calm sat over Washington on Monday afternoon. The atmosphere was permeated by a sense of uncertainty at what was to come as the ... Read more

by WDN Editorial Board, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:49 pm


Governor extends moratorium on utility shutoffs, stops evictions

While the nation’s eyes have turned to protests and riots across the country in the past week, many Americans still find themselves dealing with the ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:45 pm


City leaders: protest highlights need for dialogue

After a peaceful rally against police brutality on the Washington Waterfront on Monday, a question lingers: where do we go from here? It’s a question ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:30 pm

Beaufort County

County welcomes new magistrate

SWORN IN: Washington native Keisha Langley was sworn in as Beaufort County’s newest magistrate Monday by Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Wayland Sermons Jr. Langley ... Read more

by The Daily News, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 8:00 pm

Northside Panthers

How sports bring us together

At the current time, the world is different. Riots and protests taking place in the midst of a global pandemic isn’t exactly how most of ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 7:39 pm

Beaufort County

Washington’s Summer Festival rescheduled for September

The 38th-annual Washington Summer Festival has been rescheduled for Sept. 11-12 after being pushed back due to the COVID-19 virus. Usually, the Summer Festival is ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:33 pm

Beaufort County

Washington resident to fulfill lifelong dream of biking across U.S.

Washington resident Treva Inzerillo has a lifelong dream in sight as she prepares to ride a bicycle across the country, from Pine Knoll Shores to ... Read more

by Mitchell Thomas, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 6:30 pm

Beaufort County

Sheriff: deputies ready to respond if trouble arises

Beaufort County Sheriff Ernie Coleman says his deputies are ready to respond in the event that events take a turn for the worse tonight, following ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, June 1, 2020 9:11 pm


Peace and a message prevail at waterfront protest

A protest against police brutality in the name of slain Minnesota resident George Floyd sent a strong message Monday afternoon in Washington, and was notably ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, June 1, 2020 7:55 pm


March for justice on the Washington waterfront

Chants of “I can’t breathe!” and “No justice, no peace” could be heard on the Washington waterfront as protesters gathered for the “Together We Rise” ... Read more

by Vail Stewart Rumley, Monday, June 1, 2020 6:02 pm


Photos: Washington waterfront protest

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by Ashley Vansant, Monday, June 1, 2020 6:01 pm


Local leaders react to George Floyd killing, protests

As two separate marches protesting racial injustice and the killing of George Floyd last week by Minneapolis, Minnesota, police officers,  were set to convene on ... Read more

by Vail Stewart Rumley, Monday, June 1, 2020 4:46 pm