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News Release:

    Good Morning Everyone,

    All storms are now clear of Beaufort Co.. Winds are expected to begin transitioning NW, and remain sustained between 15 and 25 mph through Sunday afternoon. Temperatures will also quickly drop over the next few hours as we are approach freezing by midafternoon.

    We are currently monitoring widespread power outages impacting between 2,000 and 3,000 customer of Tideland EMC and Duke Energy in the communities of and near Aurora, Bond Creek, Spring Creek, Chocowinity Bay, Bath, Bayview, Sidney, Pamlico Beach and Pungo Creek. We do not have an estimated time of repair, but utility crews are actively working to restore power.

    Our office is requesting your help as we exercise our ability to quickly obtain damage assessments across Beaufort County. You can assist by posting pictures and the location of damage in your area to our Facebook page. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=330743422432704&id=100064911451902

    As always, thank you for what you do to keep Beaufort County informed, prepared and safe.


    Chris Newkirk
       Deputy Director,     Beaufort County Emergency Services

    1420 Highland Dr
    Washington, NC 27889

       Office: (252) 940-6511  •  Cell: (252) 378-5352
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Could the Health Card Merry-go-round Diminish to a Pitiable End(?): The Beaufort County Health Director's Update - March 7, 2022 Local News & Expression, Public Issues, Government, Governing Beaufort County 3/12/22 Final COVID-19 Weekly Update


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On Monday, May 6, 2024, at the Beaufort County Commissioners' general meeting, Commissioner Stan Deatherage sponsored the Constitutional right of a Beaufort County citizen "to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
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This morning’s update included very minor changes to timing of today’s forecasted impacts.

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This afternoon’s update from the National Weather Service (NWS) included another increase in the forecasted wind conditions for Beaufort County.
This morning’s update from the National Weather Service (NWS) included an elevated threat of severe weather, to include the possibility of tornados, as well as an increase in the forecasted wind conditions.
Our office is continuing to monitor an approaching cold front that is expected to bring high winds, elevated water levels, rain and the potential for severe storms to our area Tuesday and Wednesday. Forecast details for Beaufort County can be found below.
Please click on the link to access the agenda for the Monday, January 8, 2024 City Council meeting.
Our office is currently monitoring the forecast of an approaching cold front that is expected to bring windy conditions, rain and the possibility of severe storms to eastern NC on Tuesday.
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This afternoon’s update continues to trend towards a strengthening storm system for our area Sunday and Monday.
This morning’s update continues to trend towards a strengthening storm system for our area Sunday and Monday.
The Beaufort County Commissioners meet each month for one general meeting to do most of the People's business here in Beaufort County, and we present that meeting in full review here on ENC NOW.

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The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 4:00 PM in the Commissioners boardroom located at 136 W. 2nd Street.
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Please click on the link to access the agenda for the Monday, December 11, 2023 City Council meeting.
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The Beaufort County Commissioners meet each month for one general meeting to do most of the People's business here in Beaufort County, and we present that meeting in full review here on ENC NOW.
The Beaufort County Commissioners meet each month for one general meeting to do most of the People's business here in Beaufort County, and we present that meeting in full review here on ENC NOW.

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