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Matt Debnam, Author at Washington Daily News

Beaufort County

Study shows path forward to meet internet, educational needs

With more adults working from home and children learning remotely, the COVID-19 pandemic has shed new light on the difficulties of accessing high-speed internet in ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 10:10 pm

Education

Statewide schools decision delayed, local planning continues

A much-anticipated announcement from North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on the reopening of public schools was delayed Wednesday, leaving uncertainty as to what classrooms will ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 3:35 pm

Beaufort County

New maps drop thousands from flood plain

Thousands of addresses in Beaufort County have been removed from the flood plain under new federal flood maps that went into effect earlier this month, ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Tuesday, June 30, 2020 6:48 pm

Belhaven

Miss Independence winners crowned

BELHAVEN — Four young ladies earned their crowns this past weekend, taking home tiaras and the titles of Miss Independence for 2020. The following girls ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, June 29, 2020 7:49 pm

Business

Locavore to open farm-to-table restaurant

For more than a decade, Titus Boucher and Angela DeCuzzi have made their living from the land. Their business, Locavore, has gone through a number ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Monday, June 29, 2020 7:40 pm

Business

Extended Phase II continues financial woes for some businesses

It’s now been three months since North Carolina bars and gyms were forced to close down by executive orders intending to slow the spread of ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Friday, June 26, 2020 7:45 pm

Belhaven

Fourth of July events still on in Belhaven

BELHAVEN — The Fourth of July festivities are still on in Belhaven this year, from the traditional street dance and parade to the Pantego Mud ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Friday, June 26, 2020 7:37 pm

Crime

Authorities seek info on bear killed in city limits

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and the Washington Police Department are looking for the person responsible for shooting and killing a black bear that ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Friday, June 26, 2020 11:25 am

Beaufort County

Elected officials challenge mask order, health department endorses

Beaufort County Sheriff Ernie Coleman announced Thursday that his office will not enforce North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order mandating the wearing of face ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:33 pm

Belhaven

Belhaven unites to pray

BELHAVEN — A gathering of pastors brought a group of believers together at the Belhaven market Thursday, uniting the faithful in prayer and song. Belhaven Alderman ... Read more

by Matt Debnam, Thursday, June 25, 2020 6:12 pm

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