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Financial Advisor Awarded for Work, Civic Involvement

Stuart O'Neal is a numbers guy.

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Students learn the ropes at Job Shadow Day

More than 30 students had a taste of the real world Thursday.

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Chamber Honors Washington Jewelers

The Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce honored Washington Jewelers on Monday for 55 years of service to the community.

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Optimist Club honored for work with youth

For more than 40 years, the Optimist Club has brought joy to lives of youth in Beaufort County. 

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B.E. Singleton & Sons wins "Business of the Year"

"Seemless."  That's the word used to describe the change in ownership at B.E. Singleton & Sons. 

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Insurance Agent Honored for Community Leadership

For Paige Allen Harris, family is what life is all about. 

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Chamber of Commerce hosts 114th Annual Banquet

Beaufort County's finest were honored Thursday night. 

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Army Band to Launch July 4 Festivities

In just a few weeks, the streets of Beaufort County will be painted red, white and blue and it all starts with the 440th Army Band. 

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Ambassadors offer support for Chamber of Commerce

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Chamber of Commerce host Annual Banquet, Awards

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Chamber of Commerce unveils new deck

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Teams Compete in Adult Team Trivia Bee

Twenty-four teams competed in an adult Trivia Bee in Washington Tuesday night to raise money for educational endeavors.

The Trivia Bee is an event put on by the Washington Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce to benefit workforce development efforts sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, such as Job Shadow Day and Bright Futures Beaufort County.

WITN's Dave Jordan called out the questions and answers.

The Trivia Bee made it to four rounds and 102 questions.

The team from Chocowinity Middle School ended up winning with this question: "How many bones are in a giraffe's neck?' The answer is 7.

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CUTS FOR A CAUSE

Making sure a child is ready for the new school year can prove to be more stressful than exciting for Beaufort County families in need.

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North Carolina's Best Kept Secret

Crisscrossed with waterways and teeming with game, these early settlements thrived and expanded...

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Party Time

PARTY TIME: The Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for new member Bounce Up N Party, located at 602 W. 15th St. in Washington. Bounce Up N Party is a large indoor playground and a great place for children and families to have fun. The facility is available for birthday parties, etc., and they also offer a drop off summer camp. For more information, call 252-940-0122 or visit www.bounceupnparty.com.

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Ambassadors: Chamber Recognizes Local Business Ambassadors

The two are Chamber ambassadors, two of many representing the Chamber by welcoming new businesses to town, recruiting new members and attending chamber events, among them ribbon cuttings and Chamber “after hours,” and recognizing business owners in the area who, like them, go out of their way to make their community better. They pitch in where needed, going so far as to set up for events and even making side dishes to take to Chamber gatherings.

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Awards Announced at Annual Banquet

Members of the Washington-Beaufort Chamber of Commerce came together last night for its 112th annual banquet at the Washington Civic Center.

At the banquet, Catherine Glover, executive director of the Chamber, welcomed all members and guests and a dinner catered by Ann Martin with the Meeting Place in downtown Washington was served. The banquet is held each year to celebrate things that have happened in the past year, as well as to hear about and look forward to things that are coming up in 2015, Glover said.

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All In a Twitter Over Tittle

An educated guess, based on a verse in the Bible, resulted in the Lee Chevrolet Buick team winning the Trivia Bee for adults Tuesday night at P.S. Jones Middle School in Washington.

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Forum Features Local Candidates

The November election is less than a month away. With federal, state and local elections coming up, those who want a little more information

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Retail Roomates

DB&H Commercial Contractors and the Athletic Edge...

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Business Receives Award for Community Support

A local business was recognized Wednesday for its continuing community support and involvement.

Lee Chevrolet Buick of Washington was presented the Building a Better Tomorrow Today award from the Washington-Beaufort Chamber of Commerce for its generous support of the community and philanthropic spirit, according to WBCOC Director Catherine Glover. Lee Chevrolet, a family-owned and operated business that supports many organizations and events in the community, is a prime example of an American business, Glover said.

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Expo to Showcase Business

Through a partnership of two local entities, the public is invited to see what local businesses have to offer as well as participate in several seminars on Sept. 24 at Beaufort County Community College....

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Community Coalition: Networking Initiative to Meet Students Needs

An initiative brought to the area by PotashCorp-Aurora will utilize community resources and networking to aid students in the Beaufort County School District....

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Program Givers Incentives for Educators

Beaufort County Schools has established a program to help in recruitment and retention of educators in the system.

The program, known as CARRE (Communities Aiding in Recruiting and Retaining Educators) is designed to connect local businesses and employees of the school system, said BCS Superintendent Dr. Don Phipps. The multifaceted program consists of a discount system for all BCS employees as well as a collection of tangible incentives for new teachers joining the school system....

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Trip to Ireland Slated for Next Year

The Beaufort County Community College Foundation and the Washington Beaufort Chamber of Commerce have partnered with Collette, a travel agency, to offer locals a chance to travel to Ireland. On Aug. 26 at 6 p.m., a presentation by a Collette representative will be held at the Chamber for those interested in getting more information about the trip, said WBCOC Business Manager Robin McKeithan....

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Chamber Hosts Motivational Speaker

From the Washington-Beaufort Chamber of Commerce...

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Dock Dogs Washington Summer Festival Results

WASHINGTON — Dog handlers from North Carolina to as far as Ohio ventured to the Washington Summer Festival last weekend to take part in a nationally sanctioned Dock Dogs competition....

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Take Children to the Symphony

Sunday night, as eastern North Carolina experienced one of the more beautiful nights in recent history, the crowds gathered on the Washington waterfront. What they witnessed there at Festival Park was a beautiful sunset, an event filled with camaraderie and a free performance by the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra...

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Going Local: Festival Organizers Recruit Community Participation

The Washington Summer Festival is going local.

The festival kicks off tonight on the waterfront in downtown Washington in much the same way as it has for the past 31 years. At 5 p.m. rides and amusements will light up Stewart Parkway; at 9 p.m., fireworks will light up the night sky. What’s different this year is that organizers have recruited local vendors and local vendors will be showing up..

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Waterfront Equipped to host Dock Dogs

WASHINGTON — Local volunteers and Dock Dogs supporters worked through the morning yesterday to piece together arguably the most attractive and exhilarating spectacle at this year’s Summer Festival, Dock Dogs....

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Chamber Ambassadors Honor Local Farm

The Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce awarded its Building a Better Beaufort County quarterly honor on Friday to Leggett Farms Organic owner Ben Davis....

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Young Professionals Group Formed

Washington Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce’s focus on the next generation of leaders in Beaufort County has led to a thriving Washington Young Professionals group....

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Mining Company Celebrates 50 Years

The Aurora Richland Township Chamber of Commerce and the Aurora Fossil Museum honored Potash Corp of Aurora for its 50th anniversary on Wednesday. A luncheon was held to celebrate the milestone, bringing together county commissioners, Aurora town officials, Potash management and other special guests....

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OFF TO WORK: Local Students Head to Jobs on Job Shadow Day

Not every high school students knows what they want to do when they grow up. But every year, thanks to a unique collaboration between Beaufort County Schools, the Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce, PotashCorp-Aurora and many business owners and local officials, some of them get to try a career out for a day to see if it fits

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Chamber Banquet Celebrates the Best of 2013

The Washington Yacht & Country Club was packed with area movers and shakers last night at the Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce’s annual membership banquet.

The banquet started with a networking social hour, but the highlight of the evening came when emcee and chamber Executive Director Catherine Glover presented awards to businesses, and business people, that stood out from the crowd in 2013.

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The Art of Picking

Walt Disney once said, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Landis Woolard, owner of Cottage Junkies, did it. She opened her business in Washington on Dec. 8, 2012. Her business has been succesful, and Tuesday night, Woolard was named Entrepreneur of the Year for 2013 by the Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce at its annual awards banquet.

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Cause for Celebration!

JUST LIKE NEW: The Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Cottage Junkies, located at 103 North Market Street in downtown Washington. Cottage Junkies specializes in painted and refurbished furniture, found objects and handmade accessories for the home. They also carry an array of jewelry and accessories. They are now open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 252-943-8042

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High Seas for Women's Luncheon

A woman well versed in adventures on the high seas will be the featured speaker at this year’s annual Washington Women’s Luncheon on Nov. 21.

This marks the fourth year the Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce has hosted the event at the Washington Yacht and Country Club and the fourth year that local women get a head start on the holiday season.

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LJ's Body Shop Recognized for Improving County

LJ's Body Shop recently received the Building a Better Beaufort County Award from the Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors.

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Gifted Hands Open for Business

The Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony at Gifted Hands Barbershop & Beauty Salon.

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Trivia Bee Shakes Things Up

And then there were 2.

More than 20 teams remained in the final round of the Trivia Bee for adults Tuesday night-until the question that would eliminate all but two teams was asked.

The question: What famous Doctor trained as a sniper?

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Business Expo a Big Sucess

“Traffic” was the buzzword at Wednesday’s business expo at Beaufort County Community College.
Vendors were pleasantly surprised by the amount of foot traffic the event drew. It was the first time in several years that the expo had been held at the school.
“The college was a right move,” said Derek Kelly with CenturyLink. “We really appreciate BCCC opening up and allowing us to be here.”

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Bath Poker Run Draws Full House

More than 50 people stormed through Bath Saturday morning on a mission to get the best Poker hand of the day. The fourth-annual Paddle Bath Poker run was organized by the Bath Business Alliance, a committee of the Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce.

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Perkin' Up

Perfect Perks Coffee & Café opens in Washington.

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Night off from crime

It happens once a year: a block party that spans the width and breadth of America. National Night Out is law enforcement’s way of forging a stronger relationship with the community and a solidarity to fight crime, together....

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Building a Better Beaufort County

G.W. Walker & Sons receives the Building a Better Beaufort County award from the Chamber Ambassadors.

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Rx Renovation

The Chamber holds a ribbon cutting ceremony at Tayloe's Hospital Pharmacy for their newly renovated building.

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Craig Woolard Band Returns

Bad weather broke two longstanding Summer Festival traditions: Friday night’s fireworks and a performance by the Craig Woolard Band.

“They always do the Friday nights,” said Jeanne Niederhauser with the Washington-Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce. “And the people here love having him back.”...

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2012 PADDLE BATH

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