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Bill would shine light on closed personnel files

From Raleigh News and Observer  Senate Bill 355 — the Government Transparency Act of 2021 — would at last allow the public to see the ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Editorialist.

Celebrate safely this Easter

As restrictions related to the pandemic are loosened, do not forget that the threat of the coronavirus is far from over.  We are approaching a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by WDN Editorial Board.

Reflecting on one year of the ‘new normal’

One year ago today Beaufort County recorded its first case of COVID-19. And what a year it’s been. On March 24, 2020, we were adjusting ... Read more

3 weeks ago by WDN Editorial Board.

An ally at the top: Sanders “gets” the East

It’s good to have friends in high places. We are proud of Machelle Sanders. More importantly, the new North Carolina Commerce Secretary is proud to ... Read more

4 weeks ago by WDN Editorial Board.

The dangers of ‘springing forward’ with daylight saving time

Daylight saving time is upon us. As we spring forward into a new season, make sure to set your clocks before going to bed. We ... Read more

1 month ago by WDN Editorial Board.

Expanded in-person learning opportunities are crucial for students

Every day the irreplaceable benefits of in-person learning are becoming more evident. The studies we’ve seen and the stories we’ve heard from teachers and administrators ... Read more

1 month ago by WDN Editorial Board.

Stay vigilant as restrictions loosen

It’s hard to imagine that it’s been almost a year since COVID-19 started to dominate our lives. We’ve all dealt with major disruptions and many ... Read more

1 month ago by WDN Editorial Board.

A litter problem exists in Beaufort County. How do we fix it?

Beaufort County has a serious problem. Trash along our roadways and waterways is negatively impacting many aspects of our lives, whether we realize it or ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

A win for the East-Beaufort County native named NC Commerce Secretary

Great news emerged from Raleigh this week as Governor Roy Cooper chose Belhaven native and Bath High School graduate Machelle Sanders to lead the Commerce ... Read more

2 months ago by WDN Editorial Board.

Beaufort County proud

Good news is always welcome. We all need an uplifting story to help us cope with the winter chill and to remind us there are ... Read more

2 months ago by Steve Barnes.

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