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New Public Safety Training Center helps BCCC meet community’s needs

Beaufort County Community College held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Public Safety Training Center and dedicated the lecture ... Read more | Add your comment

Two men arrested on drug charges

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday the arrests of two men on multiple drug charges. On Sept. ... Read more | Add your comment

Powell Place: City seeks to have writ dismissed

The City of Washington has filed a motion to dismiss with prejudice the petition and writ of certiorari ... Read more | Add your comment

Marina project moves forward

After much discussion about the project’s potential effects on the region, the Washington City Council on Monday approved ... Read more | Add your comment

Aurora

Two men arrested on drug charges

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday the arrests of two men on multiple drug charges. On Sept. 2, amid an investigation into heroin distribution ... Read more | Add your comment

by The Daily News.

News

Ocracoke Express carries 16,594 passengers in 2021 season

OCRACOKE – More than 16,500 people got out of their cars and onto the Ocracoke Express passenger ferry this summer, and surveys revealed that the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Beaufort County

Giving back

Keais Lynch with Bragaw Insurance presents a check to Shepard Cancer Foundation president, Jim Hackney in memory of Linda Strader and Alice Lynch.  Dr. Robert ... Read more

by Vidant Beaufort Hospital, Friday, September 17, 2021 11:02 am

Northside Panthers

Northside home game Friday

The Panthers will host Croatan High School tonight at 7 p.m. The scheduled game at Rosewood was canceled because of COVID-19, so Northside (3-1) will ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Friday, September 17, 2021 10:55 am

Crime

Man charged in 2012 beating death of UNC-Chapel Hill student

CHAPEL HILL (AP) — A man has been charged with murder in the 2012 beating death of a North Carolina college student, police said Thursday. ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 17, 2021 10:53 am

Southside Seahawks

Seahawks show solid improvement as conference play begins: program builds match by match

The Southside volleyball team is off to its best start since 2016 and has a chance for a winning record for the first time since ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Thursday, September 16, 2021 6:07 pm

Agriculture

Judge blocks NC law provision aimed at farm workers’ union

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s only farm worker union is pleased despite mixed decisions so far from federal courts about a 2017 law it says ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Thursday, September 16, 2021 5:44 pm

Southside Seahawks

High Five: Gonzalez sparks strong start

Southside senior midfielder Victor Gonzalez has already surpassed last season’s scoring totals with 13 goals through the first seven games and the Seahawks record has ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 8:08 pm

Education

BCCC Foundation cancels dinner and concert

The Beaufort County Community College Foundation is canceling its Celebrating Hope Auction and Banquet, originally scheduled for Oct. 9. The recent surge in positive COVID-19 ... Read more

by Beaufort County Community College, Wednesday, September 15, 2021 5:40 pm

Beaufort County

State preps for flu season; local COVID-19 update

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is encouraging North Carolinians to get vaccinated against influenza as the state enters flu season. “COVID-19 ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:27 pm

Business

Thermo Fisher investing $154M in Pitt County

RALEIGH — Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. will create 290 new jobs in Pitt County, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Tuesday. The company will invest $154 million ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:25 pm

Northside Panthers

Not the center of attention: area centers discuss the overlooked skills needed to fill a vital role

Not many football fans pay attention to the center until something bad happens, but the player in that spot is essential to offensive success. Nothing ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 7:24 pm

Sports

Pam Pack at home Friday

Washington High School will host Northern Nash Friday night at Wagner Stadium. The Pam Pack (2-0) were supposed to have a bye this week, but ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 1:17 pm

Beaufort County

County urges storm preparedness; several weather systems on radar

The Beaufort County Office of Emergency Services announced Monday that it is monitoring several weather systems that could affect the area this week, and encouraged ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Monday, September 13, 2021 8:10 pm

Northside Panthers

Top Three-Panthers dominate Cougars

Northside’s 46-0 rout of South Creek was the only game for Beaufort County teams last week. Southside was off because of COVID-19 problems within the ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Monday, September 13, 2021 7:55 pm

Northside Panthers

Panthers open cross country season

Northside’s Keanu Dugan won the boys individual title in the Panthers season-opening cross country meet held at Northside High School. Dugan covered the 5K course ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Monday, September 13, 2021 7:50 pm

Business

Worker advocates seek more NC aid as federal benefits expire

RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina’s unemployed need higher and longer jobless benefits from the state more than ever now that additional federal benefits created during ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Monday, September 13, 2021 7:45 pm

Columns

Answering readers questions-what happened to Billy Weaver and other random thoughts

Those of you who have lived in the area for a while know better than to get too attached to your favorite local television news ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Monday, September 13, 2021 7:45 pm

Columns

Spreading the word across the pond-Underground Railroad Museum goes international

I was recently interviewed by the Guardian Newspaper and The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), both news service outlets in Great Britain. The purpose of the interviews ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, September 13, 2021 7:42 pm

Pamlico Life

Celebrating National Senior Center Month

The Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center in Washington celebrated National Senior Center Month on Monday. Gov. Roy Cooper proclaimed September as Senior Center Month in ... Read more

by The Daily News, Monday, September 13, 2021 1:51 pm

Columns

Calling both sides of the lucky coin

Vail Stewart Rumley wrote the original version of this column on Sept. 15, 2001, shortly after the 9/11 attacks.  I prepared to go to work ... Read more

by Vail Stewart Rumley, Saturday, September 11, 2021 10:00 am

Beaufort County

Humane Society auction is Oct. 8

The Humane Society of Beaufort County will hold its 27th annual auction beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8 at the Washington Civic Center. ... Read more

by The Daily News, Friday, September 10, 2021 7:26 pm

Education

Judge sets deadline for NC to boost school funding

RALEIGH (AP) — A North Carolina judge has set a mid-October deadline for state lawmakers to follow a court-ordered plan to provide full funding for ... Read more

by The Associated Press, Friday, September 10, 2021 7:21 pm

Beaufort County

‘America has been cut deeply’: Inside the newsroom on 9/11

Sitting in a meeting at Beaufort County Community College, Brownie Futrell, then publisher of the Washington Daily News, began jotting down a brief editorial that ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Friday, September 10, 2021 7:19 pm

Business

Groundbreaking ceremony kicks off construction of Main Street Inn

Twenty years after Felicia Huggins opened Salon 208, she and her husband Wayne broke ground for another business — one they hope will help fill ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Friday, September 10, 2021 7:14 pm

Aurora

Aurora man arrested on drug charges

An Aurora man was arrested Aug. 27 on several drug charges, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday. Orlando Cooper, 34, is charged with two ... Read more

by The Daily News, Friday, September 10, 2021 4:22 pm

Sports

Paszt takes full advantage of senior year-four-sport athletes are a rarity these days

Knowing where Olivia Paszt is after 3:30 p.m. on weekdays isn’t that hard. However, to find her, one must know what day it is and ... Read more

by Steve Barnes, Friday, September 10, 2021 2:45 pm