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11 Best Things To Do In Charming Swansboro, North Carolina

Swansboro is one of the most scenic destinations on the East Coast. When you add in its southern charm and hospitality — plus affordability — that makes Swansboro a vacation destination like no other. The small community is bordered by both the White Oak River and IntraCoastal Waterway, with the Outer Banks‘s Crystal Coast and Atlantic Ocean just mere minutes away. The drive north from Wilmington, North Carolina, is less than an hour and a half and it’s less than two and a half hours from Fayetteville and the state capital Raleigh.
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Federal judge orders USMC to pay state fine for excessive air pollution at Cherry Point

HAVELOCK, Craven County — A federal appeals court has ruled that the U.S. Marine Corps must pay a fine to the state of North Carolina for emitting excessive levels of air pollutants at MCAS Cherry Point; the ruling reverses a United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina federal court ruling that declared the Corps had sovereign immunity and is immune from criminal or civil prosecution.
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New Bern, NCSun Journal

New homes are coming to popular Craven County developments

New Bern could get 128 new units and lots added to its housing stock, including affordable housing. The city of New Bern’s development services department is set to review and approve two new residential developments on Aug. 5. The first is Highlands Village Apartments, which will be behind Camden Square...
New Bern, NCWNCT

Dick Broadcasting announces new radio station to serve Hispanic community of ENC

New Bern, NC, August 3, 2021– Dick Broadcasting is excited to announce the creation of eastern North Carolina’s newest radio station: La Pantera 105.5 FM. Why La Pantera? It translates to “The Panther”! This represents our effort to aggressively serve the Hispanic/Latino community. Why Hispanic? We did extensive research about the Hispanic population in eastern North Carolina, and found that Jacksonville and Onslow county have 63% more Hispanics than the North Carolina average. The Hispanic population in Jacksonville has grown 41% since 2010. We recognized that the Hispanic/Latino community was underserved.
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Beaufort County, NCthewashingtondailynews.com

Addressing the 96%: Health director again urges vaccinations

Frustrated by the fact that unvaccinated people have driven the recent influx of COVID-19 patients in hospitals around the state, Beaufort County Health Director Jim Madson doubled down on his efforts to encourage local residents to get their shot during a County Commissioners meeting Monday. Madson tied in a story...
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Craven County, NCSun Journal

The Delta variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Craven County

The Craven County Health Department has confirmed that the Delta variant is present in Craven County, with a steady increase in new COVID-19 cases during July. "Our confirmed case count has increased over the past few weeks," said Amber Tabarrini, the health department public information officer. "The first of April, we were at about 80 new cases per week and that number had gotten as low as seven new cases per week by the beginning of July. The past few weeks that number has slowly been climbing."
Greenville, NCWNCT

Officials across ENC make changes to National Night Out events due to weather

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Several officials are making changes to their National Night Out schedule due to weather. New Bern Police announed its National Night Out has been rescheduled for Aug. 11-12. The locations will remain the same: New Bern Police Department, New Bern Fire & Rescue and CarolinaEast EMS will participate in a “Parade of Lights” throughout neighborhoods.
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Havelock, NCSun Journal

North Carolina sues Cherry Point for metallic hazardous air pollution

The Fourth Circuit court ruled Thursday, July 29, that the federal government is not immune from punitive civil penalties under the Clean Air Act. The U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock refused to pay an $8,000 fine to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, plus $472 in investigative fees to North Carolina for failing to pass an air quality compliance test.
New Bern, NCSun Journal

New Bern's busiest bridges need 'corrective action' and millions to fix

Craven County residents rely on the area’s 145 bridges every day, yet 25 of them need corrective action. Car and truck traffic is expected to double on New Bern’s bridges in the next 20 years. Corrective repairs to the two largest and most traveled bridges -- the Neuse and Trent River bridges -- will be imperative.
New Bern, NCnewbernnow.com

Jim Hodges and Lunch & Learn Return with New Bern on the Move

Everyone’s favorite Curator, New Bern native Jim Hodges, returns to kick off the New Bern Historical Society’s Lunch & Learn series with a fascinating new program about the history of moving houses in downtown New Bern. This special two-hour lunch program will take place Sept. 15 at 11:30am at Carolina Colours Pavilion at 3300 Waterscape Way. Curator Jim will share how, in the spirit of preservation, structures large and small were carefully relocated to save them from demolition. With his folksy and humorous delivery, he will present a pictorial history of the challenging journey of sixteen buildings that have been spared the wrecking ball to enjoy a new life in a changing environment.
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Reporter’s Notebook: Talking with Erin Jenkins about upcoming Craven Co. commissioners critical race theory vote

GREENVILLE, N.C (WNCT) — Join us for the latest episode of Reporter’s Notebook with digital reporter Cheyenne Pagan and reporter Erin Jenkins. Erin talks about how Craven County commissioners will vote Monday night on critical race theory teaching in county schools. She will attend the meeting and give live updates through her social media. Her full story will be on our evening newscasts at 10 and 11 with the final results.