Davis, NC

Death Notices - June 28, 29 & 30

Kenneth Freeman, 89, of Beaufort, died on Thursday, June 30, 2022 at home. Arrangements are pending at this time. Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at Arrangements by Noe-Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City, NC. Doris Wright, Beaufort. Doris Wright, 89, of Beaufort, passed away on...
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McBride steps in as boys hoops head coach at Croatan

OCEAN — The Croatan basketball gym has been busier than usual this June. New boys basketball head coach Scott McBride is wasting no time since taking over the position, reinvigorating the program with a flurry of activity in his first month at the helm. “I’m trying to get everyone...
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Area Death Notices - June 28, 29 & 30

MGYSGT Joseph “Joe” Michael Pires USMC (RET), 47, of Havelock, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at Bridgeway Church of Beaufort. Burial will follow with Military Honors at Carteret Memorial Gardens in Beaufort. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 at the church on Tuesday.

Living Local: Oriental and the 42nd Croaker Festival

ORIENTAL, N.C. (WNCT) — Our month-long series “Living Local” kicks off for the month of July with a stop at a small but lovely town in Pamlico County. Oriental is home to many things, including the 42nd annual Croaker Festival. WNCT’s Angie Quezada takes a look at the town and talks with several people, including […]

Sound Rivers Swim Guide Report – July 1, 2022

Three sites failed in the Upper Neuse this week: Poole Road canoe launch, Clayton River Walk and Neuse Golf Club, also in Clayton. Three sites failed in the Lower Neuse for a second week running: Upper Broad Creek at Black Beard Sailing Club, Lawson Creek Park and Slocum Creek in Havelock.

Atlantic Beach businesses gear up for busy July 4th weekend

ATLANTIC BEACH, N.C. (WNCT) — Businesses in Atlantic Beach are gearing up for the July 4th holiday weekend. The increase in travel has everyone along the Crystal Coast excited about what’s to come.   “We just come mentally prepared and ready to have a good time,” said the owner of the Shark Shack, Taylor Thomas.  […]

Joseph Pires, 47; service July 5

MGYSGT Joseph “Joe” Michael Pires USMC (RET), 47, of Havelock, NC, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at Vidant Medical Center of Greenville. Joe was born on January 3, 1975, in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Joseph and Jeanne Pires. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Joe served in the USMC for over 22 years, eventually achieving the highest enlisted rank as E-9 Master Gunnery Sergeant. Among his numerous honors, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, (2) Navy and Marine Corps commendation medals, (2) Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medals, (6) Marine Corps Good Conduct Medals, along with many others. Joe served all over the world with multiple combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan. During his career, he served as JTAC/Fire Support Man, Joint Terminal Attack Controller, and Drill Instructor. He also served numerous duties including martial arts instructor, WSQ Swim instructor, and Fire Support Chief. Joe’s main MOS was artillery and he served with 1st ANGLICO as well.

Refuge Recovery Center hopes to assist those struggling with addiction

A new center for those struggling with substance abuse disorder in Onslow County is open and operational. Refuge Recovery Center hopes to assist those struggling …. Food, fun and more at 42nd Croaker Festival in Oriental. Kinston artist finding comfort through art therapy. ‘It’s an emotional time’: Greenville police chief...

West performs well at summer basketball camps

JACKSONVILLE — If a couple of summer basketball tournaments are any indication, West Carteret may be looking at another successful season this winter. The Patriots went 5-1 at the Fred Lynch Invitational in Wilmington and broke even at 4-4 at the East Coast Invitational Team Camp in Jacksonville despite missing three key players for all but one game.

Christopher Brock, 52; service July 5

Christopher Allen “Chris” Brock, 52, of Otway, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at his home. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Glad Tidings Church, officiated by Rev. Ernest Laxton. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service. For those unable to attend, the service can be viewed through Chris's obituary page on Munden Funeral Home's website. The service will remain on the website for 90 days.

Fourth Beach Run Series set of races pulls in 43 entrants

ATLANTIC BEACH — The Carteret County Parks and Recreation Department held its fourth set of annual Beach Run Series races on June 16. There were 43 only finishers among the 1-mile, 5K and 10K races. The 2022 series has produced surprisingly low numbers, averaging 52 runners per race after 57 completed the first event, 59 the second and 50 the third.

Food, fun and more at 42nd Croaker Festival in Oriental

The 42nd Croaker Festival in Oriental got the July 4th weekend kicked off the right way with lots of activities, food and fun. The events continue Saturday with a parade and fireworks. Courtney Layton and Brandon Tester have more from Friday's kickoff.

Tobs victorious at home, end Marlins’ win streak

WILSON, N.C. — The Wilson Tobs come from behind to defeat the Morehead City Marlins on Thursday night, 9-7. Wilson used three home runs to propel themselves to victory and were able to win despite being outhit, 15-10. The Tobs started off hot as Aaron Smigelski singled to right field for the game’s first run. […]