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Chocowinity fires town clerk, investigation underway

CHOCOWINITY— Long-time town clerk Joy McRoy has been fired and is under investigation for possible criminal charges, according to city officials who spoke with the Washington Daily News this week. McRoy’s employment was terminated Aug. 3, two days after she was put on unpaid administrative leave for “failure in...
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Beaufort County Animal Control reports rabies case

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) — A case of rabies has been reported in Beaufort County. Beaufort County Animal Control posted to its Facebook page that the rabies case was found in Washington at a location on Terrapin Track Road. There was no indication whether the case involved a wild animal or a pet that had been […]
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Hot Dish: Mulberry House offers views, brews and food to fall in love with

The Mulberry House has been open since July, 2021, and has already cemented itself as a culinary fixture in the downtown Washington food scene. Owners, Mohamed and Dr. Reem Darar have created a destination dining experience in a relaxed environment from the main floor dining room with velvet-wrapped banquettes running the length of the room, soaring ceilings, a full bar area, covered patio dining and a rooftop Sky Bar featuring expansive views of the Pamlico River and Washington waterfront. Located at 189 W. Main St.,...

Social district seen as economic boost for downtown

Tonight, if you were to purchase an alcoholic beverage from one of the establishments in downtown Washington then walk to another establishment while drinking said beverage you could spend the rest of your evening with police officers discussing an open container offense. The Washington city charter explicitly states it is...

Chocowinity releasing few details on town clerk’s firing

CHOCOWINITY, N.C. (WITN) - A veteran employee of one Eastern Carolina town has been fired and officials are saying very little about her departure. Joy McRoy, town clerk for Chocowinity, was fired on July 27th. That’s according to a public records request filed by WITN last week. McRoy had...

Fried flounder fundraiser set for Belhaven

The Ponzer Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fried flounder fundraiser on Saturday, August 13 from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at 40186 US Hwy 264 East in Belhaven. The menu will include fried flounder, buttered potatoes, slaw, hushpuppies, tea and dessert. Plates are $12 for adults and $8 for...

Gregory “Greg” Rowe

Mr. Gregory Bryan “Greg” Rowe, age 50, a resident of Blounts Creek, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2022. Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, August 11, 2022, at Warren Memorial Cemetery at Blounts Creek, conducted by Pastor Ray Webb. The family will receive friends at the...

Lorreen C. Galt

Mrs. Lorreen Edna Craddock Galt, age 74, a resident of Chocowinity, N.C., died Thursday, July 28, 2022, at ECU Health Beaufort Hospital. No services will be held in Ithaca, N.Y. in September. Mrs. Galt was born in London, England on October 19, 1947. She was the daughter of the late...

Charles Ryan Garrish

Charles Ryan Garrish, 70, of Scranton, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2022, at ECU Health Beaufort Hospital in Washington. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at the Epworth United Methodist Church Cemetery, officiated by. Raffael Farrow, Jr. The family will receive...

Robert A. Singleton

Mr. Robert Asa Singleton, age 92, formerly of Grimesland, died Monday, August 1, 2022, at his home in Summerville, S.C. Graveside services will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, N.C. Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is serving the Singleton family.

Washington Police Department: July 16-24, 2022

The following incidents were investigated by the Washington Police Department during the period of July 16-24, 2022. Business check at 1600 block of West Fifth St., at 12:22 a.m. Assist other agency at West Fifth and North Respess Streets, at 1:08 a.m. Escort at 1000 block of Carolina Ave., at...

Chocowinity couple donates harpsichord to Tryon Palace

Ernest (Ernie) Miller and his wife Sandra Shulinoff Miller, of Chocowinity, donated a harpsichord to Tryon Palace in New Bern on Friday, July 22. It is a single manual harpsichord based on a 17th century design. Miller’s harpsichord replaces one previously used by the historic site used during the Candlelight...

Armed Beaufort Co. drug trafficker sentenced to 15 years

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. –– A Beaufort County man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for drug-related crimes where he pled guilty to charges earlier this year. Adrian Lamont Dixon of Aurora was sentenced to 180 months imprisonment for Possession and Carrying a Firearm in relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime. On February 16, Dixon […]

Weekly Devotion – John 18:28

John 18:28, “Then the Jewish leaders took Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness they did not enter the palace, because they wanted to be able to eat the Passover.”. John doesn’t tell us anything...

Five "must see" places in Washington County

Washington County hosts travelers and tourists from the world over each year. The 424-square-mile county, hugs the southern portion of Albemarle Sound and the Roanoke River — referred to by some residents as the American Amazon. With a population of just under 12,000, the county boasts a wildlife population that easily tops that. The American Black Bear, White-tailed Deer, Eastern Wild Turkeys of astronomical proportion, along with Gray Squirrels, Marsh...

Crime Stoppers seeks suspect in boat launch theft

This week Beaufort County Crime Stoppers is asking for your help in catching a thief. On July 25th, a victim filed a report with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office stating their vehicle was broken into at Dinah’s Landing boat ramp and several items were taken, including their wallet. Later that same day, the victim’s debit card was used at the Gas House in Washington for fuel in the amount of $7.16. The suspect pictured here is described to be a white female, slender build with blonde hair, driving in a white in color Ford Escape. If you have any information on this crime, please call Crime Stoppers at 252-974-6400. Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,000.00 reward for information leading to an arrest. And as always, at Crime Stoppers we only want your information not your name. You can also like our Facebook page for additional details. For Beaufort County Crime Stoppers, I’m Lt. Kelly Cox.

Man sentenced in 2021 Grimesland sweepstakes robbery

A Greenville man pleaded guilty Thursday to the robbery of a sweepstakes in Grimesland and faces a maximum punishment of 110 months in prison. Donte Moore, 30, pleaded guilty to common law robbery, conspiracy to commit breaking and entering and breaking and entering in front of Judge Marvin Blount at the Pitt County Detention Center. Moore turned himself in to the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office on July 6, 2021, in connection to the June 7 robbery of G Sweepstakes on N.C. 33 East. ...