DARE to Slime event raises money for drug awareness
NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) – The Craven County Sheriff’s Office held its second annual DARE to Slime event on Monday. As expected, things got kinda messy. Students at Creekside Elementary School in New Bern got the chance to slime Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes, Craven County Schools Superintendent Wendy Miller and their school Resource Officers. […]
Havelock traffic stop leads to drug charges for Charlotte man
HAVELOCK, N.C. (WNCT) — A Charlotte man is facing drug charges after Havelock police officers found marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms in his possession during a traffic stop Saturday. Terrell Lee Hegge, 25, received a $5,500 secured bond and was scheduled to make his first court appearance in Craven County on Monday. Police say an equipment […]
Craven County Sheriff’s Office asking for help in locating a stolen car
CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A sheriff’s office here in the East is asking for help in finding a stolen vehicle from a dealership. The Craven County Sheriff’s Office says a green 1997 Jaguar XK8 was stolen from a dealership on Highway 70 in New Bern. The car...
Washington PD: No updates in juvenile shooting
On Wednesday, March 15, a 14-year-old juvenile was found by Washington Police Department officers with a gunshot wound to their shoulder. Officers responded to a call in the area of N. Market Street and W. Ninth Street at approximately 4:21 p.m. According to Chief of Police, Stacy Drakeford, there are...
International Paper New Bern Mill Helps End Period Poverty Campaign
Employee volunteers at the International Paper New Bern Mill, along with West Craven High School student volunteers and United Way volunteers will assemble 500 feminine care (femcare) kits from 3-5 p.m. on March 29, 2023, at West Craven High School. The event will supply femcare kits to local schools and after school programs to provide clean menstrual products and encourage girls to stay in school.
Craven County organizations give out free vaccines for pets
NEW BERN, N.C. (WNCT) — Thanks to local organizations, veterans, active military members and first responders were able to get their furry friends free vaccinations over the weekend. Paws of War Eastern North Carolina and Craven Animal Hospital partnered together to offer free rabies and distemper vaccines for cats and dogs. “Well obviously in our […]
Aurora traffic to be impacted by mine crossing this week
AURORA, Beaufort County — Hwy. 33 west of Aurora may see traffic disruptions throughout the week while mine traffic is crossing the roadway. The Town of Aurora and Aurora Volunteer Fire Department each posted on Facebook Monday morning about the mine traffic, "Highway 33 west of Aurora will see mine traffic crossing the roadway preparing for the mine expansion. Portable stop signs are in place and a flagger will be present to assist with the equipment crossing. Mine traffic will only cross when highway traffic is clear in both directions. Highway 33 traffic will have the right of way, but there may be times that traffic is stopped so the roadway can be cleaned. Please use caution in this area as construction activities continue."
Another step in moving historic Tisdale House in New Bern
NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) -Officials with the City of New Bern say the new owner of the historic Tisdale House has received ownership of the home and has concrete footing permits that were approved Friday for the new location on Rhem Avenue. There is still no timeline for when the...
Electric Vehicles…Life Beyond Gasoline
What is an EV…and why might you want one? What are the challenges? Is an EV right for you now?. Carolina Nature Coalition is “energized” to welcome Joel Dunn, a NC native, a lifelong outdoorsman and an environmentalist. He will provide the answers to these questions…and more! The Dunn family is an “all EV” household, driving an all electric car and a truck. Additionally, their home in Emerald Isle has had a solar plus battery storage system since 2018!
Board of Education seeks candidates to fill upcoming CCC Board of Trustee seat
The Craven County Schools Board of Education is seeking applicants interested in serving a four-year term on the Craven County Community College Board of Trustees. In this capacity, the selected applicant will serve as a representative appointed by the Craven County Schools Board of Education and must reside in Craven County.
Wreck near Taco Bell ties up Highway 70 traffic Thursday
— A two-vehicle accident near Cox’s Restaurant on Highway 70 around lunchtime Thursday looked serious to observers but left no one in either vehicle seriously injured. Morehead City Police Patrol Capt. Tim Guthrie said Thursday afternoon a 2016 Dodge driven by Reagann Garner of Newport turned left onto the highway, heading west out of Taco Bell, and collided with a 2009 Subaru driven by Ronnie Willis, also of Newport.
Area Death Notices - March 20, 21 & 22
Wendy Bruner, passed away Monday March 20, 2023, at UNC Chapel Hill Hospital. Arrangements are pending. Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at www.noefs.net Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC. LAVONNE MANN POLLARD, Newport. Lavonne Mann Pollard, 87, of Newport, North Carolina, passed...
Exceptional Community Baseball League returns to field
For the first time in three years due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Exceptional Community Baseball league was able to kick off its season. Exceptional Community Baseball League returns to …. For the first time in three years due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Exceptional Community Baseball league was able...
Former ENC officer charged with assault and impersonating law enforcement
Michael Ray James, Jr., a former law enforcement officer in Washington County, will be in court on Apr. 3. His charges: Impersonating a law enforcement official along with assault. James Jr. is facing the charges in Craven County and Craven County officials confirmed that he was a certified officer in...
Heating Up With Holly: Dressing for spring
Bling Bling! It’s officially spring. Bling Bling! It’s officially spring. Why does US see Chinese-owned TikTok as a security …. U.S. lawmakers have grilled TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew about data security and harmful content, with some pushing to ban the popular short-video app nationwide. ECU cheer team...
Craven County sheriff shares results of recent drug & firearm arrests
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A sheriff’s office in the East continued regular press conferences detailing drug and weapons arrest in the county. Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes shared Tuesday morning the latest arrests by his deputies. 24 people were charged between January and February. Deputies said they seized:. -Nearly...
Crowning a champion (sort of), Ka’Nyah’s last game and a reminder
If any of you have Florida Atlantic, UConn, San Diego State and Miami as your final four in the bracket you filled out over a week ago, please bring it to the Washington Daily News office so I can see it. If I’m not there, politely ask one of the women in the front to make a copy and leave it for me.
Bradham’s Legacy to ask city to request nearly $1 million grant for Pepsi Museum in downtown New Bern
A local nonprofit is requesting that the City of New Bern apply for nearly a million dollars in grant money to fund a new Pepsi Museum in downtown New Bern. The group estimates the new museum could have a nearly $50 million annual economic impact on the city. According to...
The great Rotary Bake Off at the Farmers Market in New Bern happening soon
NEW BERN, N.C. — There will be a lot of great treats in New Bern on April 1. The Rotary Club of New Bern Breakfast is bringing “The Great Rotary Bake Off” to the New Bern Farmer’s Market on April 1 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. “We are competing with other Rotary clubs in […]
Opening of new Country Biscuit location on Neuse Boulevard planned for late May
Michelle Lynn is excited and she doesn’t care who knows it. The owner of The Country Biscuit, one of New Bern’s longest-running and most popular restaurants, can hardly contain herself when she discusses plans to open a second Country Biscuit location, a food trailer, this spring. Lynn said...
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