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BEAUFORT — The competition is heating up for a Christmas cookie battle that will take place from 6-8 p.m. Monday in the East Carteret High School cafeteria.

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BEAUFORT — East Carteret High School band members have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season as they prepare to head to Walt Disney World Resort to perform in a parade.

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BEAUFORT — In a split 3-2 vote with Commissioners Marianna Hollinshed and John Hagle dissenting, town commissioners approved site plans for a Compass hotel, pending developers meeting a number of caveats.

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BEAUFORT — Resident Nelson Owens is hoping state and local regulations will fall in line to allow him to open a new distillery in town by May 2020.

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BEAUFORT — Plans for the proposed hotel at the corner of Orange and Cedar streets are moving forward to the town commissionfollowing the town planning board’s split decision to tentatively approve the most recent design plans.

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BEAUFORT — Beaufort Wine & Food’s fourth annual craft beer festival, Beaufort’s Brewin’, was every beer lover’s dream as they partook in several beer-themed events.

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This story is part of an ongoing anniversary series on Hurricane Florence, which struck in September 2018, and the storm’s lingering effects on Carteret County and its residents.

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MOREHEAD CITY — The Newport River high-rise bridge was the location of a pair of major accidents Thursday morning that snarled traffic going both directions for hours.  

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BEAUFORT — Though not expecting a situation as hectic as the recovery effort from last year’s Hurricane Florence, Michael J. Smith Field Airport officials aren’t taking any chances in their efforts to prepare for Hurricane Dorian.

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BEAUFORT – Town officials have declared a state of emergency and are calling for voluntary evacuations ahead of Hurricane Dorian, the Category 4 storm expected to begin affecting the area by Thursday or Friday.  

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BEAUFORT — County Commissioner Ed Wheatly said he hopes county residents don’t blame him for a derogatory online comment that the elected official alleges is the result of computer hacking.

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BEAUFORT — N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Melby said Wednesday that Lindsay Johnson, 31, of New Bern, was killed when her vehicle ran off N.C. Highway 101 into a field late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

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BEAUFORT — With a huzzah and other celebratory cries, pirates swarmed into town and captured the mayor, officially beginning the annual Beaufort Pirate Invasion.