Beaufort County, NC

ENC animal shelter full, appealing for people to adopt a dog

WASHINGTON, Beaufort County — An eastern North Carolina animal shelter is at capacity. Officials with the Beaufort County Animal Control in Washington said they “desperately need help” with getting dogs out of the shelter. Spayed and neutered dogs are currently available for a reduced fee of $30....
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Alligator spotted in Washington Park

Washington Park residents submitted a video to the Washington Daily News of an alligator swimming close to their pier at around 5:30 p.m. Monday evening (May 23). The alligator was headed toward Haven’s Garden, the residents said. Alligators are an uncommon sight in Beaufort County; however, it is possible...
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Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office adding to security at schools

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WITN) -While a private security firm provides school resource officers for Beaufort County Schools, the sheriff’s office says it will have deputies outside of schools for the rest of the year. The sheriff’s office says they will have deputies positioned at all public schools during the morning...
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Beaufort County Early College High School graduates 46 students

WASHINGTON, Beaufort County — Beaufort County Early College High School celebrated its 2022 graduating class of 46 students, 35 of whom also received associate's degrees through Beaufort County Community College. Graduates were recognized for their different achievements at the ceremony. Alex Plasencia Garcia was the class valedictorian. Cumulatively, the...

Indians win Brawl

Chocowinity Middle School won the Beaufort County Brawl tournament final in dramatic fashion with an 11-10 walk-off victory over Bath Elementary. The game was tied at 10 when TJ Minor singled to drive in the winning run. Minor collected four hits, including two doubles, to help lead Chocowinity to victory....

‘Pantego Community Fun Day’, happening Saturday

PANTEGO, N.C. (WNCT) — Happening Saturday, May 28th, the town of Pantego is hosting a community fun day to uplift and support the community. The event is to raise awareness in hopes to re-build and re-vitalize community spaces in the area. From 10 am to 4 pm at the Beaufort County Alumni Building located at […]

Beaufort County Early College High School celebrates Class Of 2022

WASHINGTON, N.C.— The Class of 2022 at Beaufort County Early College High School celebrated their high school graduation in Washington High School’s auditorium. The dual enrollment program, housed on the campus of Beaufort County Community College (BCCC), saw 46 students presented with high school diplomas, 35 of whom also received associate’s degrees through Beaufort County […]

Washington Noon Rotary 2022 scholarship winners

The Washington Noon Rotary Club, is proud to present Rotary Club Scholarships for 2022 to the following three college bound Beaufort County high school seniors: Jackeline Campos (second from left) and Jessica Mendoza from Beaufort County Early College High School and Mr. Ridge Zerniak from Washington High School. Youth Services Co-chairs Bob Douglas (far left) and Tom McCluskey (second from right) are also pictured.

Cheeseman; “Safety is our number one priority”

Nineteen students and two teachers were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, May 24. The tragic event sparked conversations about effective, safety related protocols at elementary schools. In Beaufort County, safety is the school district’s main priority – above education – Superintendent Dr. Matthew Cheeseman shared....

Man dies in Aurora crash, woman and six children taken to hospital

AURORA, Beaufort County — A single-car wreck in Aurora killed one man and sent a woman and six children to the hospital. Sergeant G.S. Hemby with State Highway Patrol said the driver of a SUV hit a curb near the intersection of Highways 33 and 306, lost control, causing the car to roll over twice. It happened at around 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2022.

Police increasing presence at Eastern Carolina schools

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - Several Eastern Carolina police departments say they are increasing security at local schools in light of Tuesday’s deadly shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Greenville police say until further notice, they will have an increased presence and patrols at all schools within the city. Washington police say...

BCCC manicuring techs earn certifications

WASHINGTON, N.C. — Eight students completed the manicuring certification program at Beaufort County Community College. The college offers the program as a single-semester certification split between two courses through the Division of Continuing Education, though students in the cosmetology program can choose to take it to add on to their degree. The fees are covered […]

Family seeks closure, justice 25 years after murder

The family of Rebecca Moses continues to search for her suspected murderer 25 years after her death. Moses’ suspected murderer and estranged husband, Ramirez Emigdio Garcia, was charged with first degree murder on May 17, 1997. He fled the area, never to be found. Moses, of Beaufort County, was...

One dead, severe injuries after vehicle overturns in Beaufort County

AURORA, Beaufort County — Emergency officials responded to a rollover accident in Beaufort County where one person died and several others were injured at the intersection of Highways 33 and 306 in Aurora. Aurora Fire and Rescue Chief Kevin Bonner said a SUV overturned in a curve, causing the...

Hall shares stories from people of Beaufort County

Ashley Marie Hall, with A Serendipity Massage & Bodyworks, LLC in Chocowinity, likes getting to know the people of Beaufort County. She created a personal blog on Facebook earlier this month sharing stories from residents she’s met. Hall started “People of Beaufort County,” because she believes “everybody has a...

Festivals and a ceremony this holiday weekend

County residents can attend two festivals to enjoy the unofficial start of summer and can end the weekend with a somber reminder Monday. The Bath Memorial Day celebration returns to Bonner’s Point all day Saturday and well into the evening. Event organizers are counting on a barbeque competition, a...