News Flash

Posted on: January 11, 2024

Beaufort County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council - Request for Proposals

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The JCPC has studied the risk factors and needs of Juvenile Court involved youth in Beaufort County and hereby publishes this RFP. Proposed programs will serve delinquent and at-risk youth for FY 24-25 beginning on, or after, July 1, 2024.

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Posted on: November 7, 2023

VIDEO: Beaufort County Participates in Operation Green Light for Veterans

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Beaufort County is illuminating county buildings green from November 6-12 as part of Operation Green Light for Veterans

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Posted on: October 13, 2023

Beaufort County to Participate in Operation Green Light

Graphic advertising Operation Green Light and its purpose of generating support for veterans

WASHINGTON, N.C. –– Before the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, Beaufort County is announcing plans to illuminate county buildings green from November 6-12 as part of Operation Green Light for Veterans, a nationwide effort uniting counties to support milita...

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Administration
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Beaufort County Briefly - September 8, 2023

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Beaufort County Briefly is a quick weekly update on what's happening in Beaufort County Government. A new episode is posted every Friday afternoon. Watch the latest episode on YouTube.

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Administration
Posted on: August 31, 2023

Spectrum awarded North Carolina GREAT Program Grant for Beaufort County

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This press release is from Charter Communications, which owns and operates Spectrum. Read the full release on Charter's website

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Spectrum recently announced it has been awarded a North Carolina Growing Rural Economies with Access to Techno...

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Administration
Posted on: August 25, 2023

Beaufort County Briefly - August 25, 2023

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Beaufort County Briefly is a quick weekly update on what's happening in Beaufort County Government. A new episode is posted every Friday afternoon. Watch the latest episode below. 

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Administration
Posted on: July 27, 2023

Commissioners Adopt Resolution Opposing Tolls on Ferry Service Routes

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During a special called meeting Thursday, July 27, the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution opposing tolls on ferry service routes.

Click here to view the resolution. 

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Administration
Posted on: July 19, 2023

Thank You, Carnie!

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On Tuesday, Beaufort County employees had a chance to catch up with Carnie Hedgepeth and help him celebrate his well-deserved retirement.  

We are grateful for the leadership, expertise and friendship Carnie shared with us during his time as Emerg...

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Administration
Posted on: June 30, 2023

FY 2023-24 Budget document now available

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The Final Approved Budget for the Fiscal Year 2023-24 is now available online.

The budget goes into effect when the new fiscal year begins on Saturday, July 1, 2023. 

On June 5, the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners adopted a $72,076,...

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Administration
Posted on: June 13, 2023

Revaluation process continues in Beaufort County

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The Beaufort County Tax Office is continuing to conduct site visits of all county properties as part of its required general revaluation process.

Revaluation is a process that resets the taxable value of all real property to its current market value. Real ...

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Administration
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Manager’s Recommended Budget Presented to Board

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WASHINGTON, N.C – On Monday night, the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners received the Manager’s Recommended Budget for the Fiscal Year 2023-2024.

A copy of the Recommended Budget is available for public inspection online at www.BeaufortCountyNC.gov, a...

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Administration
Posted on: May 12, 2023

Newkirk Promoted to Beaufort County Emergency Services Director

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WASHINGTON, N.C. — Chris Newkirk has been promoted to permanent Beaufort County Emergency Services Director after almost one year of leading the department on an interim basis.

Newkirk’s first day in his new role was May 1, 2023. He’d been serving as inter...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Beaufort County Briefly - September 22, 2023

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Beaufort County Briefly is a quick weekly update on what's happening around the Beaufort County (NC) Government. In this week's episode, we focus on the upcoming temporary closure of the River Road Solid Waste Collection Site, as well as...

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Beaufort County Briefly
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Beaufort County Briefly - September 15, 2023

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Beaufort County Briefly is a quick weekly update on what's happening in and around Beaufort County Government. A new episode is posted every Friday afternoon. Watch the September 15, 2023, episode on YouTube.

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Beaufort County Briefly
Posted on: September 8, 2023

Beaufort County Briefly - September 8, 2023

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Beaufort County Briefly is a quick weekly update on what's happening in Beaufort County Government. A new episode is posted every Friday afternoon. Watch the latest episode on YouTube.

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Beaufort County Briefly
Posted on: August 25, 2023

Beaufort County Briefly - August 25, 2023

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Beaufort County Briefly is a quick weekly update on what's happening in Beaufort County Government. A new episode is posted every Friday afternoon. Watch the latest episode below. 

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News Flash

Posted on: August 10, 2023

Beaufort County Commissioners Proclaim August Child Support Awareness Month

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The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners on Monday proclaimed August as Child Support Awareness Month. 

Read the proclamation below. 

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Board of Commissioners Updates
Posted on: July 27, 2023

Commissioners Adopt Resolution Opposing Tolls on Ferry Service Routes

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During a special called meeting Thursday, July 27, the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution opposing tolls on ferry service routes.

Click here to view the resolution. 

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Board of Commissioners Updates

News Flash

Posted on: October 26, 2023

Leggett named director of Beaufort County DSS, effective Jan. 1, 2024

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The Beaufort County Department of Social Services Board is pleased to announce that Deputy Director Lori Leggett has been chosen as the next Beaufort County DSS Director effective Jan. 1, 2024. 

Current DSS Director Melanie Corprew is retiring eff...

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Department of Social Services
Posted on: October 20, 2023

Medicaid Expansion Information

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North Carolina is expanding who can get Medicaid starting December 1, 2023.

Additional Info... Department of Social Services
Posted on: June 15, 2023

Beaufort County DSS observes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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Beaufort County Department of Social Services employees are wearing purple Thursday, June 15, in observance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines elder abuse as “an intentional act or failure to act that...

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Department of Social Services
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Manager’s Recommended Budget Presented to Board

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WASHINGTON, N.C – On Monday night, the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners received the Manager’s Recommended Budget for the Fiscal Year 2023-2024.

A copy of the Recommended Budget is available for public inspection online at www.BeaufortCountyNC.gov, a...

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Department of Social Services

News Flash

Posted on: August 21, 2023

ENC first responders conduct water shuttle operation in Pantego

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Eastern North Carolina first responders participated in a water shuttle operation in Pantego on Saturday. 

A water shuttle operation transports water from a static source (such as a lake, pond, river or creek) to a fire scene in a remote area with...

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Emergency Services
Posted on: July 19, 2023

Thank You, Carnie!

Carnie's gift with signatures and notes written on it

On Tuesday, Beaufort County employees had a chance to catch up with Carnie Hedgepeth and help him celebrate his well-deserved retirement.  

We are grateful for the leadership, expertise and friendship Carnie shared with us during his time as Emerg...

Read on...

Emergency Services
Posted on: May 27, 2023

National EMS Week: Get to know Beaufort County's EMS practitioners

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National EMS Week is May 21-27, 2023. Get to know some of the EMS practitioners from various agencies throughout Beaufort County.

Additional Info... Emergency Services
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Manager’s Recommended Budget Presented to Board

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WASHINGTON, N.C – On Monday night, the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners received the Manager’s Recommended Budget for the Fiscal Year 2023-2024.

A copy of the Recommended Budget is available for public inspection online at www.BeaufortCountyNC.gov, a...

Read on...

Emergency Services
Posted on: May 12, 2023

Newkirk Promoted to Beaufort County Emergency Services Director

Chris Newkirk next to an Emergency Services truck

WASHINGTON, N.C. — Chris Newkirk has been promoted to permanent Beaufort County Emergency Services Director after almost one year of leading the department on an interim basis.

Newkirk’s first day in his new role was May 1, 2023. He’d been serving as inter...

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Emergency Services

News Flash

Posted on: December 14, 2023

Riverfront Talks: Substance Matters Podcast Gets National Recognition

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WASHINGTON, N.C. –– Riverfront Talks: Substance Matters, a podcast created by the Beaufort County Behavioral Health Task Force, was recently featured in Rural Health Models & Innovations, a national collection of successful rural h...

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Health Department
Posted on: September 26, 2023

Happy World Environmental Health Day!

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Happy #WorldEnvironmentalHealthDay!

Beaufort County Environmental Health is a part of the Beaufort County Health Department. BCEH seeks to better the quality of life for Beaufort County residents through opportunities for improved health and welfare, and q...

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Health Department
Posted on: June 22, 2023

Photos: Community in Action event held in Washington

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Resources such as free health screenings and information, syringes, Narcan, over-the-counter medicine, Liquid IV, clothing and other health-related items and services were available at the Community in Action event on Thursday, June 22 in Washington.

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Posted on: June 21, 2023

Community gives feedback on Opioid Action Plan

People participating in the opioid settlement strategy discussion

As part of its ongoing effort to facilitate community collaboration and stakeholder engagement, the Beaufort County Behavioral Health Task Force welcomed local officials and community members Tuesday for a group discussion about the county’s use of opioid...

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Health Department
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Manager’s Recommended Budget Presented to Board

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WASHINGTON, N.C – On Monday night, the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners received the Manager’s Recommended Budget for the Fiscal Year 2023-2024.

A copy of the Recommended Budget is available for public inspection online at www.BeaufortCountyNC.gov, a...

Read on...

Health Department

News Flash

Posted on: December 14, 2023

Riverfront Talks: Substance Matters Podcast Gets National Recognition

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WASHINGTON, N.C. –– Riverfront Talks: Substance Matters, a podcast created by the Beaufort County Behavioral Health Task Force, was recently featured in Rural Health Models & Innovations, a national collection of successful rural h...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2023

New solid waste ordinance to take effect in 2024

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A new solid waste ordinance will go into effect January 1, 2024, following its approval in October by the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners.

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Posted on: November 16, 2023

Inaugural Beaufort County Job and Resource Fair a Success

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WASHINGTON, N.C. –– There were numerous local professional and educational opportunities showcased on Wednesday at the Beaufort County Job and Resource Fair. 

The event featured a morning session for Beaufort County high school...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 7, 2023

VIDEO: Beaufort County Participates in Operation Green Light for Veterans

Graphic advertising Operation Green Light and its purpose of generating support for veterans

Beaufort County is illuminating county buildings green from November 6-12 as part of Operation Green Light for Veterans

Additional Info... Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2023

Leggett named director of Beaufort County DSS, effective Jan. 1, 2024

Photo of Lori Leggett standing outside the Beaufort County Department of Social Services

The Beaufort County Department of Social Services Board is pleased to announce that Deputy Director Lori Leggett has been chosen as the next Beaufort County DSS Director effective Jan. 1, 2024. 

Current DSS Director Melanie Corprew is retiring eff...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2023

Beaufort County to Participate in Operation Green Light

Graphic advertising Operation Green Light and its purpose of generating support for veterans

WASHINGTON, N.C. –– Before the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, Beaufort County is announcing plans to illuminate county buildings green from November 6-12 as part of Operation Green Light for Veterans, a nationwide effort uniting counties to support milita...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2023

Spectrum awarded North Carolina GREAT Program Grant for Beaufort County

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This press release is from Charter Communications, which owns and operates Spectrum. Read the full release on Charter's website

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Spectrum recently announced it has been awarded a North Carolina Growing Rural Economies with Access to Techno...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2023

ENC first responders conduct water shuttle operation in Pantego

Trucks at a fill station during the water shuttle operation

Eastern North Carolina first responders participated in a water shuttle operation in Pantego on Saturday. 

A water shuttle operation transports water from a static source (such as a lake, pond, river or creek) to a fire scene in a remote area with...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: August 4, 2023

An Inside Look at Beaufort County's 2025 Property Tax Revaluation Process

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A closer look at Beaufort County's 2025 property tax revaluation process.

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Posted on: July 27, 2023

Company with local roots relocates to Beaufort County

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Beaufort County officials on Thursday helped the Beaufort County Committee of 100 welcome renowned e-commerce, digital marketing, and consulting firm BTW Global, LLC to its new headquarters in Washington. 

BTW Global, which was founded in 2014 by ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2023

FY 2023-24 Budget document now available

Beaufort County logo

The Final Approved Budget for the Fiscal Year 2023-24 is now available online.

The budget goes into effect when the new fiscal year begins on Saturday, July 1, 2023. 

On June 5, the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners adopted a $72,076,...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2023

Photos: Community in Action event held in Washington

Health Department employees at Community in Action

Resources such as free health screenings and information, syringes, Narcan, over-the-counter medicine, Liquid IV, clothing and other health-related items and services were available at the Community in Action event on Thursday, June 22 in Washington.

Additional Info... Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2023

Community gives feedback on Opioid Action Plan

People participating in the opioid settlement strategy discussion

As part of its ongoing effort to facilitate community collaboration and stakeholder engagement, the Beaufort County Behavioral Health Task Force welcomed local officials and community members Tuesday for a group discussion about the county’s use of opioid...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2023

New Beaufort County Bridge Partially Opens

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CHOCOWINITY – The newly constructed bridge that carries U.S. 17 Business over a railroad track opened to traffic Friday afternoon, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

The four-lane bridge will remain in a temporary two-lane patter...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2023

Beaufort County DSS observes World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

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Beaufort County Department of Social Services employees are wearing purple Thursday, June 15, in observance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines elder abuse as “an intentional act or failure to act that...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2023

Revaluation process continues in Beaufort County

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The Beaufort County Tax Office is continuing to conduct site visits of all county properties as part of its required general revaluation process.

Revaluation is a process that resets the taxable value of all real property to its current market value. Real ...

Read on...

Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2023

National EMS Week: Get to know Beaufort County's EMS practitioners

Ashley Gomez operates a stretcher

National EMS Week is May 21-27, 2023. Get to know some of the EMS practitioners from various agencies throughout Beaufort County.

Additional Info... Press Releases

News Flash

Posted on: January 5, 2024

Information and FAQs About Beaufort County's New Solid Waste Ordinance

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Beaufort County's new solid waste ordinance took effect on January 1, 2024.

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Posted on: November 17, 2023

New solid waste ordinance to take effect in 2024

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A new solid waste ordinance will go into effect January 1, 2024, following its approval in October by the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners.

Additional Info... Public Works
Posted on: May 15, 2023

Manager’s Recommended Budget Presented to Board

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WASHINGTON, N.C – On Monday night, the Beaufort County Board of Commissioners received the Manager’s Recommended Budget for the Fiscal Year 2023-2024.

A copy of the Recommended Budget is available for public inspection online at www.BeaufortCountyNC.gov, a...

Read on...

Public Works

News Flash

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Posted on: July 24, 2023

NCDHHS Celebrates Anniversary of 9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Number

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This press release is from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

On July 16, 2023, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services  celebrated the one-year anniversary of 988, the three-digit suicide and crisis lif...

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State Agencies

News Flash

Posted on: August 4, 2023

An Inside Look at Beaufort County's 2025 Property Tax Revaluation Process

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A closer look at Beaufort County's 2025 property tax revaluation process.

Additional Info... Tax Office
Posted on: June 13, 2023

Revaluation process continues in Beaufort County

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The Beaufort County Tax Office is continuing to conduct site visits of all county properties as part of its required general revaluation process.

Revaluation is a process that resets the taxable value of all real property to its current market value. Real ...

Read on...

Tax Office