Beaufort County's 300th Anniversary Celebration Kicks Off

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

The celebration of Beaufort County's 300th anniversary kicked off in Washington Wednesday.

Opening ceremonies were held at Washington High School with all of the fourth grade students from Beaufort County schools attending, along with dignitaries including U.S. Senator Richard Burr and Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton.

Beaufort County was founded in 1712. Events are planned all year long to mark the occasion. WITN's Dave Jordan emceed the event.


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  • by PLEASE* Location: Washington on Mar 8, 2012 at 08:07 PM
    I know good and well you didn't just call us "backwoods" people. Just because Washington and Beaufort County has a small population doesn't mean we aren't educated or successful. Thank you very much. At least we can spell please. :)
  • by PLEEEEZ on Mar 1, 2012 at 01:21 PM
    300 years of backwoods people. Whoopdeedoo.
  • by john Location: farmville on Feb 23, 2012 at 09:12 AM
    red man and budwieser and camo gear for everyone
  • by BoCo Bob Location: Heart of BoCo on Feb 23, 2012 at 06:20 AM
    Celebrating 300 years of being mediocre, YAY Beaufort County!
  • by 4th grade on Feb 23, 2012 at 05:47 AM
    All fourth graders were asked to write an essay about an important person or place in Beaufort County and their essays were judged. The winners were announced at the celebration yesterday. Awesome way to keep our children involved and help them understand how their parents or family have helped make Beaufort County a great place to live!
  • by Just curious ... on Feb 22, 2012 at 07:23 PM
    What was the significance of fourth grade students? Anybody know?
    • reply
      by AnonymousD on Feb 23, 2012 at 05:48 AM in reply to Just curious ...
      The 4th grade students had been required to write an essay about someone significant in Beaufort County history. There were 3 winners, and those winners read their essays at the opening ceremony yesterday.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 23, 2012 at 12:26 PM in reply to Just curious ...
      4th graders also study NC history, so that may have played a part in it.
  • by Schedule? Location: BoCo on Feb 22, 2012 at 06:51 PM
    Is there a website or someplace we can go or call to find out about the schedule of events planned to help celebrate this 300th anniversary?
    • reply
      by April Davis on Feb 22, 2012 at 07:39 PM in reply to Schedule?
      There is not a website just for 300th anniversary events, but we will keep you posted of any more events announced on witn.com.
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