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CAPE CARTERET — Although the 2019 municipal elections are complete, the final numbers are yet to be in the history books. County Election Board members and their staff are working behind-the-scenes hashing out the voting data, particularly in Cape Carteret’s mayor’s race.

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CAPE CARTERET — The town public works department is working to get a new mulch connector path completed between two finished portions of the trail in time for the annual “Trot the Trail” sponsored by the Cape Carteret Aquatic and Wellness Center.

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CAPE CARTERET — The town will soon welcome the newest member to its police force: a German Shepherd named Draco.

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CAPE CARTERET — As Thursday morning turned into afternoon and Hurricane Dorian continued to move up the Atlantic Coast toward Carteret County, folks were hunkering down in the western towns.

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CEDAR POINT — Kevin Hunter, chief of the Western Carteret Fire and EMS Department, said Wednesday his crews are as ready and prepared as they can be to deal with any emergencies that arise during Hurricane Dorian over the next few days.

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CAPE CARTERET — Commissioners voted 5-0 Monday night to have Town Manager Zach Steffey write the N.C. Department of Transportation a letter expressing serious concerns about at least one of the options included in a long-range feasibility study for the redesign of the Highway 24/Highway 58 i…

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CAPE CARTERET — With a potentially pivotal election approaching after a sometimes tumultuous couple of years in town, two elected officials – Mayor Dave Fowler and Commissioner Minnie Truax – chose not to seek reelection when voters head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 5.

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CAPE CARTERET — Commissioner Mike King won’t have to run for election to his appointed seat Tuesday, Nov. 5, thanks to a 4-0 board vote during an emergency meeting Thursday afternoon in the town hall of Dolphin Street.

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CAPE CARTERET — Town officials last week revised and turned into the Carteret County Board of Elections the final language for a Tuesday, Nov. 5 referendum on whether to retain the town manager form of government or revert to the mayor-council version with a town administrator.

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CAPE CARTERET — The town’s Sounds by the Sound summer music series will continue Friday with a performance by the Mad Fiddler from 6:30-8 p.m. in the community park behind town hall on Dolphin Street.

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CAPE CARTERET —The town’s weekly community market will be in the parking lot in front of the town hall and police department Friday instead of in the park behind town hall.

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CAPE CARTERET — A school bus carrying students to White Oak Elementary School was involved in a minor accident on Highway 24 near Croatan High School early Thursday, Carteret County Schools Communications Director Tabbie Nance said.

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CAPE CARTERET — About 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, the Western Carteret Fire and EMS Department’s 21-foot rescue boat pulled up beside and gently nudged a 27-foot U.S. Coast Guard vessel moving slowly in Bogue Sound, just south and west of the high-rise bridge between Cape Carteret and Emerald Isle.

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CAPE CARTERET — It’s not every day a child grows their own plants in a greenhouse to give to their mom for Mother’s Day, but it’s happening at White Oak Elementary School.

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CAPE CARTERET — Town Manager Zach Steffey gave commissioners a third draft of the 2019-20 budget Tuesday that calls for 0.5-cent property tax increase to make up for an expected revenue shortage resulting from decreased property values in the wake of Hurricane Florence last September.

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CAPE CARTERET — Town commissioners began 2019-20 budget deliberations Wednesday morning, eyeing a $1.69 million tax-and-spending plan laid on the table by Town Manager Zach Steffey.

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CAPE CARTERET – Town commissioners will hold their first budget work session of the year Wednesday at 10 a.m. in town hall off Dolphin Street.