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Brandon Tester, Author at Washington Daily News

Beaufort County

Vidant announces vaccine requirement for employees

Vidant Health announced on Friday that it will require all of its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “Vidant has carefully reviewed national, state and ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Friday, July 30, 2021 3:29 pm

Beaufort County

As COVID-19 cases rise, health department emphasizes effectiveness of vaccine

The Beaufort County Health Department is seeing an uptick in its daily COVID-19 case counts, and it expects that trend to continue as several variants ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Thursday, July 29, 2021 9:09 pm

Beaufort County

County to consider signing onto opioid settlement

The Beaufort County Commissioners on Monday will consider signing on to a $26 billion national opioid settlement that could provide money to help the county’s ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Thursday, July 29, 2021 8:56 am

Beaufort County

New SROs to begin training next week

Allied Universal has a full staff of 13 police officers ready to take on school resource officer duties for Beaufort County Schools this year, and ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Wednesday, July 28, 2021 7:46 pm

Beaufort County

Beaufort County Board of Education votes to make masks optional for 2021-22 school year

The Beaufort County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday to make masks optional for all of the district’s students and employees. The new policy will ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, July 27, 2021 6:46 pm

Aurora

Belhaven’s filing period opens; two file for re-election

The filing period for Belhaven’s 2021 municipal election began at noon Monday. The filing period will end at noon on Friday, Aug. 13. The mayor’s ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Monday, July 26, 2021 5:18 pm

Community Columns

Health beat: The benefits of aquatic exercise

Summer is here and so are the hot temperatures that accompany it. In eastern North Carolina, we often encounter environmental conditions that make exercising outdoors ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Monday, July 26, 2021 3:12 pm

News

‘Family and Friends Fun Day’ brings community together

Hundreds of people enjoyed outdoor activities, ate free food and shopped with local vendors Saturday during “Community Family and Friends Fun Day” at P.S. Jones ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Monday, July 26, 2021 2:51 pm

Beaufort County

Beaufort County Schools announces administrative changes

With the new school year rapidly approaching, Beaufort County Schools Superintendent Matthew Cheeseman has announced several administrative changes. Following is a list of the changes ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Monday, July 26, 2021 1:20 pm

Beaufort County

Vidant ‘urgently discussing’ vaccine mandate

Several of North Carolina’s largest hospital systems will require employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Vidant Health could soon implement a similar requirement. The North ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Friday, July 23, 2021 2:06 pm

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