Emerald Isle, NC

Death Notices - July 1, 2 & 3

Sheryl “Sherri” Lee Wallace McClure, passed away shortly after being diagnosed with cancer on July 3, 2022 at her home in Beaufort, NC at the age of 60 with her husband by her side. Sherri was born in Washington, D.C. on October 22, 1961 at 10:22 p.m. and was raised in Alexandria, VA.
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Area Death Notices - June 30, July 1 & 2

Bruce E. Hill, 58, of Havelock, passed away Saturday July 2, 2022, at his home. Arrangements are pending and will be announced later. Condolences and life tributes may be sent to the family at Arrangements by Noe Funeral Service, Inc. of Beaufort, NC. Doris Wright, Beaufort. Doris Blake Wright,...

Power Outage - July 3, 2022

12:20 p.m. update: Power has been restored throughout Emerald Isle. Original post: Due to a transformer issue, power is currently out from Arthur Drive west, including stoplights in the area. Please drive carefully and respect those assisting with traffic control. Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative units have been notified and are on...

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...

Memphis Redbirds drop series to Jacksonville

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis-Jacksonville series started on the 28th of June, spanning into July ending with a dominant showing from the Jumboshrimp, Memphis dropping the series 6-4. Memphis started the series on a high not with a 5-3 win over Jacksonville. However, Memphis went on to lose by an even wider margin 4-10 and 1-5 in the next two series match-ups.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.