Unoccupied Beaufort building catches fire; investigation underway
Beaufort, NC — Fire crews are currently on scene for an active structure fire in Beaufort. Beaufort County PIO confirms that crews were dispatched to 2157 Live Oak Street on Wednesday, Feb. 21 around 1:40 p.m. Officials state that the structure was unoccupied, and no injuries have been reported.
EDITORIAL: County commissioners finally show their true intentions
Carteret County commissioners in a 5-2 decision finally showed the courage of their intentions Monday evening, with a public vote to fire the county’s long serving attorney Claud (Rob) Wheatly, III. The vote was not all that surprising since a majority of the board had telegraphed, or more specifically mailed, their intentions in late December, but it still has an unpleasant odor and smacks of a palace coup designed to remove any Wheatly from county leadership and to let the county taxpayer know- the commissioners rule.
County board requests state declare Raymond’s Gut Creek a no-wake zone
BEAUFORT — Carteret County commissioners voted Monday night to petition the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) to make Raymond’s Gut Creek a no-wake zone. The board acted during its monthly meeting in the administration building on Courthouse Square in Beaufort after a public hearing during which no one spoke.
Victims identified in Havelock double fatal crash
HAVELOCK, N.C. (WITN) - Police this afternoon identified two people killed in a three-car crash Monday night in Havelock. Havelock police say it happened around 5:30 p.m. at U.S. 70 and McCotter Boulevard. Killed in the crash was the driver of a Jeep Cherokee, Vladimiras Jersovas, 55, and a passenger,...
Final Covid-19 relief fund for fishing industries distributed
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A final COVID-19 relief fund of $1.2 million was distributed to eligible people in the fishing industries. This is the tail end of the COVID-19 relief fund after the 2 main payments that were distributed before to revitalize the fishing industry. With restrictions, closures, and shifts...
Carteret County's Environmental Health Division to Move Office for Enhanced Local Services
The Environmental Health division of Carteret County, North Carolina, is moving its office. From February 21, 2024, the division will be located in the Land Use Center in Suite B, within the Carteret County Health Department. This move is intended to improve collaboration and permit processes by sharing space with the Planning and Inspections department.
Savoring Italy in Morehead City: 4 Must-Try Italian Restaurants
In this article, we're going to explore four delightful Italian restaurants in Morehead City. Have you had the opportunity to dine at any of these establishments? If yes, we'd love to hear your experiences and thoughts in the comments section below.
Board of Elections meet ahead of 2024 primary election
BEAUFORT — Exactly three weeks ahead of the 2024 Primary Election, the Carteret County Board of Elections (BOE) convened in Beaufort for their absentee review meeting. Six weeks prior to Election Day, which in this case is set for March 5, the board convenes for an absentee review meeting every Tuesday.
Havelock, Sound Rivers address Slocum Creek contamination and wastewater struggles
Havelock officials and members from Sound Rivers addressed the health of Slocum Creek and recent wastewater spills at a public event last night. The event held at the Havelock Tourism & Event Center was the latest of the city's monthly "listening sessions," in which city officials field questions from residents on a chosen topic.
County commission majority votes to dismiss Rob Wheatly as county attorney
BEAUFORT — Carteret County commissioners Monday night voted 5-2 to terminate Claud (Rob) Wheatly III as county attorney, ending weeks of confusion over his status. Commissioners Bob Cavanaugh and Ed Wheatly – Rob Wheatly’s brother – voted against the dismissal during the board’s monthly meeting in the administration building Courthouse Square in Beaufort.
Carteret Food Networking supports local farmers
BEAUFORT — Sunday in Bettie will be the first crop mob of 2024 organized by the Carteret Local Food Network (CLFN) in support of local farmers. CLFN is a non-profit organization that promotes a more resilient and equitable food system in the county by strengthening the relationship between local farms and local consumers.
Havelock mayor says work being done to stop sewage spills
During a public listening session in Havelock on Tuesday, Mayor Will Lewis said the town is doing its part to stop the number of sewage spills.
Cedar Island Elementary Welcomes Renowned Author and Illustrator Duo for Interactive Session
Cedar Island Elementary School students recently met with author David LaRochelle and illustrator Mike Wohnoutka. They visited the school to discuss their work, including books like “See the Dog” and “See the Cat.” They shared childhood photos and talked about their early careers and the difficulties of publishing a book.
West's Sommer earns state runner-up in freshman year
GREENSBORO — Charli Sommer put her name on the state radar this weekend at the first-ever girls wrestling championship tournament. The West Carteret freshman finished as the state runner-up in the 126-pound division. Sommer (29-7) dropped a 10-6 decision to Pasquotank’s Kamilah Brooks (53-0) in the first-place match.
Emerald Isle Police Department hosts 'Police Educating the Public' event
EMERALD ISLE, Carteret County — You can join the Emerald Isle Police Department for PEP: Police Educating the Public on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024. This event is held in the Town Board Meeting Room at 7500 Emerald Drive, next to the Police Department. It begins at 10 a.m. and...
Free Seminar on New Voter Laws and Election Process for Carteret County Residents on Feb 26
The Carteret County Board of Elections, with the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE), will host a free educational seminar on February 26, 2024. The seminar will inform residents about new voter laws and the election process. It will be held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Carteret County Health Department receives dental grant
— The Carteret County Health Department dental program recently received a $5,000 Smiles for Kids grant from Delta Dental Foundation of North Carolina. County Health Department Director Nina Oliver said the funds will be used to provide dental care to uninsured children through its Miles for Smiles mobile dental clinic.
A New Library Is Coming | February 20, 2024
You used to be able to get a sausage biscuit at this location. In the future, you’ll be able the find the works of Chaucer. Saturday was the official groundbreaking for the new Pamlico County Public Library. Story coming. (Ben Casey photo)
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Coming to a church near you
Sunday, February 18, 2024, started out very normal. Church was open and our brothers and sisters in Christ were filing in to their chosen seats. A new couple came in and begin speaking with several folks, introducing themselves. They did so during our meet and greet your neighbor portion of our service, after our service and in the parking lot.
Carteret County, NC High School Girls Basketball Schedule, Streaming Live Today - February 20
Is there high school basketball on the agenda today in Carteret County, North Carolina? Of course there is. To ensure you don't miss a play, we have details on how to watch the games in the article below. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs...