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WWII hero laid to rest

Fireman 1st Class Howard David Hodges was laid to rest on Saturday, April 17, 2021, almost 80 years ... Read more | Add your comment

Annual 4-H show announces winners

Our Beaufort County 4-H Livestock Show and Sale was held on April 14 at the Coastal Carolina Gin ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19 update: Beaufort County’s vaccination rate now 38%

The nationwide halt of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine will remain in effect as the Center for Disease ... Read more | Add your comment

City participates in statewide litter cleanup program

The City of Washington’s Public Works department recently worked with the N.C. Department of Transportation to coordinate a ... Read more | Add your comment

Beaufort County

WWII hero laid to rest

Fireman 1st Class Howard David Hodges was laid to rest on Saturday, April 17, 2021, almost 80 years after his death on the decks of ... Read more | Add your comment

by Chelsea Hofmann.

Agriculture

Annual 4-H show announces winners

Our Beaufort County 4-H Livestock Show and Sale was held on April 14 at the Coastal Carolina Gin in Terra Ceia. The Beaufort County 4-H ... Read more | Add your comment

by Beaufort County Cooperative Extension.

Beaufort County

Pamlico Sail & Power Squadron holds annual meeting, elects officers

From Pamlico Sail & Power Squadron The Pamlico Sail & Power Squadron (PSPS) held its Annual Meeting and Change of Watch on Thursday, April 15, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, April 19, 2021 1:59 pm

Community Columns

Health Beat: A record-setting year for saving lives

April has been designated National Donate Life Month (NDLM) since 2003.  April features an entire month of activities to help encourage Americans to register as ... Read more

by Vidant Health, Monday, April 19, 2021 1:20 pm

Belhaven

Town manager completes LGFCU course

From the University of North Carolina School of Government  BELHAVEN – On March 19, 2021, Lynn Davis, Town Manager, Town of Belhaven,  successfully completed the ... Read more

by The Daily News, Monday, April 19, 2021 12:13 pm

Galleries

Photos: Northside-Rosewood

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

by Ashley Vansant, Sunday, April 18, 2021 5:16 pm

Northside Panthers

Northside defeats Rosewood, advances to 2nd round

Northside jumped out to a big first half lead, watched it slip away and then rallied late to defeat Rosewood on the road, 35-34, Friday ... Read more

by Ashley Vansant, Saturday, April 17, 2021 12:06 am

Pungo Raiders

Pungo Christian Academy weekly roundup

Varsity Baseball The Raiders baseball team went 1–2 on the week to bring their record to 6 – 6 on the season (4–3 conference) On ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Friday, April 16, 2021 10:29 pm

Sports

Pam Pack advance in state football playoffs

Washington High School played its most complete game since the season’s second week by dominating South Granville of Creedmoor, N.C., 35-0, in the first round ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Friday, April 16, 2021 9:58 pm

Beaufort County

School system receives clean audit

Beaufort County Schools received a clean audit report for the most recent fiscal year. The accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP presented the audit report ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Friday, April 16, 2021 6:06 pm

Business

State’s unemployment rate falls to 5.2% in March

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell sharply in March, state officials announced on Friday, as the number of people holding jobs grew by ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, April 16, 2021 4:55 pm

Sports

Seniors help Pack stay unbeaten

Washington High School recognized the senior softball players before Tuesday’s 19-2 victory over North Lenoir. The Pack routed Ayden-Grifton, 14-0 Thursday to raise their record ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Friday, April 16, 2021 11:42 am

Education

Northside student overcomes challenges on path to diplomas

This past academic year has been a rough ride for many students attending Beaufort County Community College. They adjusted to new video and online classes, ... Read more

by Beaufort County Community College, Friday, April 16, 2021 10:58 am

Beaufort County

School system planning summer program

Gov. Roy Cooper last week signed into law a bill that requires public school districts to offer in-person summer school courses targeted toward K-12 students ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Thursday, April 15, 2021 9:25 pm

Sports

Washington youth swimmers compete in Greenville

Two local youth swimmers had a successful day in the pool as East Carolina Aquatics hosted the Waves of Wilmington in the 2021 East Coast ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:26 pm

Coronavirus

Bill seeks to give more NC tax breaks on COVID-19 loans

RALEIGH (AP) — The state House on Thursday overwhelmingly backed legislation that would give additional state tax breaks to businesses that took federal loans to ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:10 pm

Agriculture

Celebrate strawberry season in style

The best strawberries are the ones you pick yourself or buy from your local strawberry farm. These berries will be the freshest you can get, ... Read more

by Louise L. Hinsley, Thursday, April 15, 2021 12:02 pm

Beaufort County

Music store to host food drive

PC Sound Music Store is hosting their annual Food for Strings donation drive from April 26 through May 1.  PC Sound is offering a free ... Read more

by Chelsea Hofmann, Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:07 am

Beaufort County

Kugler Field improvements on school board’s radar

What does Kugler Field’s future hold? The former home of Pam Pack athletics is located just off of Hudnell Avenue in Washington. Beaufort County Schools ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:13 pm

Beaufort County

School board invests $1.03 million in technology upgrades

The Beaufort County Schools Board of Education gave the school system clearance Tuesday to spend approximately $1.03 million on classroom technology upgrades. The district is ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 8:47 pm

Sports

Pam Pack girls soccer streak is 58 and counting

A lot has happened since April 30, 2013, but none of those events includes a conference loss for the Washington High School girls soccer team. ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 7:29 pm

Education

Two BCCC students nominated for statewide awards

WASHINGTON — Beaufort County Community College has nominated Shantaja J. Brown for the Dallas Herring Achievement Award and Micah Guion for the Governor Robert Scott ... Read more

by Beaufort County Community College, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 1:52 pm

Editorials

Raising awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month

April serves as National Child Abuse Prevention Month across the United States. With the pandemic lessening the amount of interaction outside the home, national and ... Read more

by WDN Editorial Board, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 12:30 pm

Washington

Food bank open for low income families

Stimulus money and other pandemic-related funding sources are creating a false sense of security among low income Beaufort County residents, according to leaders at Eagles ... Read more

by Karen Thiel, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:34 am

Columns

Write Again…A journey still remembered

On Thanksgiving Day in 1959, we enjoyed a really splendid meal, as good as any one might have had if he were home.   We weren’t ... Read more

by Bartow Houston, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 11:22 am

News

Washington City Council considers term extension

Should members of Washington City Council serve for four years instead of two? That’s a question City Council has been debating and researching recently. No ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 10:42 pm

Beaufort County

Hero returns home after 80 years

Beaufort County’s first service member to die in World War II has returned home after almost 80 years.  Howard David Hodges was just 20 years ... Read more

by Chelsea Hofmann, Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6:00 pm