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'We were all obedient': Former members talk about life in House of Prayer Christian Church

Former members of a Georgia-based religious organization, with churches reaching coast to coast and seemingly targeting the military, accuse its faith leaders of spiritually and financially manipulating them.  Following FBI raids on Thursday at House of Prayer Christian Churches in Georgia, Washington, North Carolina and Texas, former members recently spoke about the emotional and monetary toll they...
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200-year-old headstone unravels piece of Washington history

It’s not too often that one discovers a tombstone in their backyard, let alone one that is 200 years old and packed with history. Meet Tammy Langdon, who can now attest to the aforementioned. Langdon purchased her home at 414 W. Main St. in 2018, while still living in...
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Washington’s big dog at the waterfront

The minute Chris Rivenbark and his Great Dane, Lincoln, arrive at the waterfront for daily exercise and play, they are met with a flurry of the usual questions – “Can you train my dog to be like Lincoln,” or “can you train my husband and kids?”

Washington woman turns 107

Willie Neal White Oden is potentially the oldest living Washingtonian at 107 years old. Her birthday was on June 8. She is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and even great-great-great grandmother whose vision is focused on her faith and family. She mentioned attending St. Luke Church of Christ most of...

Sheriff makes arrests for FTA, possession of synthetic cannabinoids

The Perquimans Sheriff’s Office made the following recent arrests: • Brandon Skinner, of the 100 block of Parker Lane, Hertford, was arrested June 20 and charged with failure to appear in court on charges of driving while license revoked. A $1,000 secured bond was set. • Josha Arnold, of the 70 block of Jackson St., Plymouth, was arrested June 21 and charged with possession of synthetic cannabinoids, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and driving while license revoked. A $12,000 unsecured bond was set. • William Seagle, of the 1400 block of Ocean Highway, Hertford, was arrested June 23 and charged with failure to appear in court as required. A $4,000 secured bond was set.

It’s National HIV Testing Day, where you can get tested

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) — Monday is recognized as National HIV Testing Day to raise awareness about the importance of testing and getting an early diagnosis. Many testing sites and events were shut down due to COVID, and now health centers are working to get testing up in their community. The Beaufort County Health Department hosted […]

Hyde commissioners to hold special meeting on Monday

The Hyde County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 27, in the Hyde County Government Center, Multi-Use Room, Swan Quarter, and the Ocracoke Community Center. The public is welcome to attend in person and the meeting will also be live streamed via the County’s Facebook Live account.

Community supports philanthropic couple

Will and Mandie Boahn have supported their community over the years, but now they are the recipients of the community’s support. The Boahn’s own and operate Raised in a Barn Farm in Chocowinity where annual events; fresh cut sunflowers, Nights of Fright and Nights of Lights are held.

Fire destroys portion of Siloam UMC

Two fires kept the Jamesville Fire Department and the Martin County Sheriff’s office busy through the night Wednesday and into the early hours of Thursday morning. Both incidents are in close proximity to each other. At approximately 10:43 p.m. Wednesday, sheriff’s deputies and Jamesville firefighters responded to 1499 Hardison Rd. in Jamesville, where a recreation vehicle (RV) camper was on fire. ...

U.S. Marshals arrest Washington fugitive

Update: Arrest made in the May 15, 2022 shooting incident in Washington N.C. On June 23,2022, Markis Allen was arrested by members of US Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Greenville NC. Allen is being held on a $550,000.00 bond for the Washington NC charges and a federal detainer for escape.

Greenville man nabbed for Washington attempted murder

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WITN) - Police have arrested a Greenville man for a shooting that happened last month in Washington. Markis Allen was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Greenville today, according to Washington police. Allen was wanted for the May 15th shooting on North Market Street that...

Suspect arrested in Greenville for Washington shooting

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A suspect has been arrested and is facing charges in a shooting that injured a man in Washington in May. On Thursday, Markis Allen was arrested by members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Greenville. He was described as the suspect in a shooting that happened on May 15 […]

Suspicious fires investigated in Martin Co.

JAMESVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — The Martin County Sheriff’s Office says an investigation has begun into two suspicious fires that happened in the Jamesville area in a span of around three hours. In a media release, officials said deputies and members of the Jamesville Fire Department responded on Wednesday at approximately 10:43 p.m. to 1499 Hardison […]

POGA holds ribbon cutting for Miracle Meals

Purpose of God Annex held a ribbon cutting June 18 for its Miracle Meals operation located at 712 River Road in Washington. The event, led by POGA founder Bishop Samuel Jones Jr. and Mother Regina Jones, was held in memory of late benefactors Tom Robinson and Alan and Susan Stancil. Miracle Meals offers free food and extras for walk-ins Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drive-through pickup for boxed meals is held bi-weekly on Wednesdays only. For more information, call 252-974-1484.

Savour brings Caribbean cuisine to Washington

Scents of all spice, thyme, curry, cilantro, habanero pepper, green onion, nutmeg and more invoke memories of life in the Caribbean for chefs Kendall Jones and Andrew Skiba. They’ve taken those memories, made them tangible and will serve them to customers at their new eatery, Savour when it opens.

Drug bust nets three arrests

On 06/16/2022, Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit and Detectives with Washington Police Department arrested Dezmen Albritton, 20 years of age, of 106 Pamlico Court in Aurora, Stephanie Hill, 50 years of age, of 106 Pamlico Court in Aurora and Chester Brown, 78 years of age, of 1180 Royal Highway in Aurora.

Woman faces assault charges in two counties

Creswell woman is jailed in Pitt County after an attack on court officers last week that mirror an incident that landed her in Washington County lockup earlier this year. April Devone Jones, 34, was jailed on $250,000 bond in Pitt County June 14 on felony and misdemeanor charges of assault on a court officer, resisting arrest, communicating threats and simple assault. A Pitt County court date is set July 6...