This article was updated at 3:36 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2020, to correct a mugshot.
emerald isle — Commissioners Tuesday night authorized Town Manager Matt Zapp to sign a contract for construction of public improvements along Islander Drive.
EMERALD ISLE — Bogue Banks Water Corp. needs a new well, and residents of Sound Drive don’t like the proposed location, which is in town-owned McLean-Spell Park.
EMERALD ISLE — Town Manager Matt Zapp rolled out a new and improved ocean safety program – including the planned hiring of an ocean safety director – during the town commission’s monthly session Tuesday night in the meeting room beside the police department on the north side of Highway 58.
This report was last updated Feb. 7 at 1:20 p.m.
BEAUFORT — The 25-year-old man accused of murder in a Jan. 9 shooting in Emerald Isle made a first appearance in Carteret County District Court Thursday.
EMERALD ISLE — As expected, the contractor for the county’s $28.2 million Bogue Banks beach nourishment project began delivering and assembling pipes and equipment last week.
EMERALD ISLE — Bad weather has delayed a first court appearance for a Havelock man accused of murder earlier this month in Emerald Isle.
EMERALD ISLE — Patrick Keith-Reich Whitley, alleged to have committed a murder in Emerald Isle Jan. 9, has waived extradition from Texas and is expected in North Carolina later this week, according to Emerald Isle Police Chief Tony Reese.
CAPE CARTERET — County school officials are concerned about the impact of residential growth in the western part of the county on schools, especially White Oak Elementary.
BOGUE BANKS — On Jan. 17, four days after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced it had approved $281 million for beach nourishment work on Bogue Banks and in North Topsail and Surf City in Onslow and Pender counties, Raleigh’s The News & Observer ran an opinion piece.
CORRECTION: This article was updated at 10:36 a.m. Jan. 22, 2020, to update the price of the generator and add information provided by the town about cost savings.
Editor's note: This article was last updated Jan. 21 at 7:12 p.m.
This article was updated at 10:29 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, to correct a date.
EMERALD ISLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Monday it has approved a $44 million allocation to bolster the county’s Bogue Banks Beach Master Nourishment Plan, which establishes a schedule, with federal cost-sharing, for nourishing beaches on the island over a 50-year period.
EMERALD ISLE — Bogue Banks’ next beach nourishment project is ready to roll, with dredging and pumping of sand set to begin the first week of February, a little earlier than originally planned.
Editor's note: This article was last updated at 4:41 p.m. Jan. 11, 2020.
EMERALD ISLE — After a respite for the holidays, construction work on the high-rise bridge from the western end of Bogue Banks to the mainland has resumed.
EMERALD ISLE — Town officials are working to coordinate the beginning of a major public-private redevelopment project off Islander Drive.
Editor's note: This article was last updated at 8:57 a.m. Dec. 24, 2019, with additional information.
EMERALD ISLE — A wreck on Highway 58 near the construction zone for the maintenance project on the Emerald Isle side of the high-rise bridge to the mainland caused short traffic delays this morning as police and wreckers cleared the damaged vehicles.
EMERALD ISLE/ATLANTIC BEACH — U.S. Coast Guard personnel from both ends of Bogue Banks were called to a stranded fishing vessel near Browns Inlet.
EMERALD ISLE — It’s taken 14 months, but town officials are getting ready to repair significant damage Hurricane Florence caused to the police department in September 2018.
EMERALD ISLE — The town hopes to begin work relatively soon on a project to improve the aesthetics and lighting and add parking spaces along Islander Drive, but officials are still waiting on engineers’ final designs.
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.