Category Archives: Washington

Pamlico Writers Group to host romance author Reese Ryan

Reese Ryan By Gloria Loftin WASHINGTON, NC – The Pamlico Writers Group is proud to host romance writer, Reese Ryan, who will be giving a two-part workshop, “Building Believable Characters and Creating Functioning, Yet Compelling Secondary Characters,” at the Turnage Theater on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To register for the workshop, go to www.pamlicowritersgroup.org Events Calendar. Early registration is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. For payments at the door, please expect a modest $5 surcharge. Ms. Ryan is the author of the Pleasure Cove Series: Pla…

Statue dedication ceremony set for March 22

Welding students, instructor create one-of-a-kind tribute to community college On one side, a great blue heron takes flight. By Attila Nemecz Public Relations Coordinator Beaufort County Community College WASHINGTON — Beaufort County Community College plans to dedicate a sculpture created by its welding students and instructor as part of the school’s 50th anniversary. Although everyone is welcome, officials have issued a special invitation to all those who attended BCCC during the 1967 – 1969 period, the college’s first three years of operation! The dedication cerem…

A new generation of nurses: Chelsea Huggins

Huggins practices ‘hands on’ care. WASHINGTON, NC— Chelsea Huggins discovered that everyone is on the same page when they start the nursing program at Beaufort County Community College. The students who have two years of experience as certified nurse aides, and the students who just walked in the door might have the same skills it takes to be a great nurse. This was a relief to Huggins, who at 18, is the youngest student working toward an Associate Degree in Nursing. Huggins came to the community college almost by accident. She managed to speed through high school in just three years at Ne…

Beaufort County to enhance courthouse security

WASHINGTON, N.C. — Beginning February 1, security measures at the Beaufort County Courthouse will increase. The additional measures will include modifying access at two exterior entrances to the building to route pedestrian traffic through security screening checkpoints. Previously these screening checkpoints were only located at the entrances to the Courtrooms. Public access will be through the two entrances located on the Second Street side of the building. The first will be the main first-floor entrance and the second will be the ground-level entrance by the Magistrates…

Artists sought for Duck Stamp competition

Last year’s winning artwork came from Guy Crittenden, a Virginia wildlife artist. WASHINGTON, N.C. — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the Washington Tourism Development Authority are seeking artists’ entries for the N.C. Waterfowl Conservation Stamp and Print. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Jan. 22, 2016 at the Washington Tourism Development Authority, 108 Gladden Street, Washington, N.C. 27889. The winning artwork will be featured on the 2016-17 waterfowl conservation stamp, also known as the North Carolina duck stamp. It, along with the oth…

Future interpreters get hands-on experience

Becoming bi-lingual improves job prospects By Betty Gray Public Relations Coordinator Beaufort County Community College WASHINGTON, N.C. – Community College students taking Intermediate Spanish received real-life experience in class recently when they were called on to interpret a presentation by Greenville immigration lawyer Janice M. Cole. Speaking in Spanish, students asked questions of Ms. Cole, which were simultaneously translated into English by other students. Ms. Cole then presented information in English about recent changes in immigration law, while studen…

Banquet rocks as Chamber celebrates 112 years!

Awards read like ‘Who’s Who’ of Washington businesses WASHINGTON, N.C. – Members of the Chamber of Commerce for Washington / Beaufort County turned out in droves last Thursday, Jan. 29, for the group’s annual banquet at the downtown Civic Center. Always a highlight, this year’s sellout event came packed with extra wow power. Award recipients, from left: Bragg Dawson of Coca Cola Bottling Co., joint winner with Glen and Gennia Weatherington of Down on Mainstreet Restaurant for Business of the Year; Nonprofit of the Year, Eagle’s Wings Food Pantry, represented by executive…

Beaufort County Sheriff announces overhaul of department

Beaufort Observer Editorial Team WASHINGTON, N.C. — Beaufort County Sheriff Ernie Coleman announced Wednesday a reorganization of the Sheriff’s Office. Coleman succeeded former longtime sheriff Alan Jordan who did not seek re-election in the 2014 election. Coleman ran in the primary as a Republican and was opposed in the runoff by Jordan’s Chief Deputy Harry Meredith. In the Democrat primary runoff Jordan crony Russell Davenport was defeated by Al J. Whitney, who went on to lose to Coleman in the General Election. One of the first moves Coleman made when he assumed office in De…

Community College welcomes three new Trustees

Clerk of Court Marty Paramore, center, gives the oath office to three new members of the Beaufort County Community College Board of Trustees. They are, left to right, Bill Wall, Jim Chesnutt and Jackson Lancaster. At right, Lancaster’s mother, Louann, participates in the ceremony. WASHINGTON, N.C. — The Beaufort County Community College Board of Trustees welcomed three new members at its recent meeting. Taking the oath of office and joining the board were Jim Chesnutt, Jackson Lancaster and Bill Wall. “The BCCC Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome these three indi…

Jail remains on fast track

Derailment likely in November From left, Beaufort County Commissioners Robert Belcher and Jerry Langley, both Democrats; and Al Klemm, a Republican, comprise the controversial Jail Committee. By By Editorial Team | BeaufortObserver.net | Special to the County Compass WASHINGTON, N.C. — Despite the fact that they don’t have the money to do the project, the Beaufort County Jail Committee, comprised of three County Commissioners – Robert Belcher, Jerry Langley, and Al Klemm — agreed Wednesday to proceed with planning. Clearly there is a rush to spend as much as they ca…
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