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Group gives away 100 turkeys, sodas

Several businesses came together on Wednesday to make sure that local families could have turkey and beverages on their tables for Thanksgiving dinner. Volunteers distributed ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:30 pm

Beaufort County

County’s new COVID-19 cases starting to trend upward

Beaufort County’s COVID-19 numbers are starting to trend in the same direction as the state’s metrics — and that’s not a good sign heading into ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 5:07 pm

Beaufort County

Recount confirms Newby’s lead in Beaufort County

The statewide recount of the N.C. Supreme Court chief justice race in the 2020 general election didn’t cause any major changes to Beaufort County’s voting ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, November 24, 2020 4:01 pm

News

Where to find free Thanksgiving meals

Local groups are making sure that Beaufort County residents who don’t have Thanksgiving plans or are in need of food will have access to a ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Monday, November 23, 2020 5:26 pm

News

Small businesses prep for busy weekend

Local small businesses will have some much-needed time in the spotlight this Saturday. Small Business Saturday, the second in a string of shopping “holidays” that ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Monday, November 23, 2020 5:05 pm

News

Holiday events on deck in Washington

A year filled with twists and turns is set to end with rare tastes of normalcy for Beaufort County residents. The Washington Harbor District Alliance, ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Friday, November 20, 2020 4:50 pm

News

County continues outreach to small businesses

Beaufort Count’s unemployment rate — which has been gradually falling after rising as high as 9.1% in May —rose to 6.3% in September, an increase ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:39 pm

Education

Future of school security in limbo

Beaufort County Schools’ administrators are pondering their options in the wake of Sheriff Ernie Coleman’s announcement last Friday that he plans to terminate the memorandum ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:23 pm

Beaufort County

County’s COVID-19 metrics trending positively

Beaufort County’s COVID-19 numbers have been trending in a positive direction following a spike in positive cases two months ago, giving local health officials some ... Read more

by Brandon Tester, Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:21 pm