MOREHEAD CITY — With their busy schedules, it can be difficult for school employees to find the time for an annual breast cancer screening.
MOREHEAD CITY — With temperatures dipping down near freezing Monday and Tuesday, the Hope Mission men’s homeless shelter has seen an increase in those seeking shelter from the cold.
MOREHEAD CITY —Carteret County Animal Control has reported the second case of a raccoon testing positive for rabies in January.
MOREHEAD CITY — County health officials confirmed Friday that a raccoon displaying abnormal behavior Jan. 2 near Swinson Park tested positive for rabies.
MOREHEAD CITY — With reports of flu-related deaths in the state on the rise, the County Health Department is recommending those who have not yet received a flu vaccine do so.
MOREHEAD CITY — With flu activity on the rise throughout the region, Carteret Health Care officials announced the hospital will impose visitation restrictions beginning Wednesday to protect the health of patients and visitors.
CORRECTION: This article was updated at 1:27 p.m. Jan. 7, 2020, to identify the County Health Department as a sponsor of the event and to correct a misspelled name.
MOREHEAD CITY — A County Emergency Services telecommunicator got an early Christmas present Monday when she met a mother and the baby the dispatcher helped deliver.
SOUTH RIVER — The South River-Merrimon Fire and EMS Department will formally end patient transports at the end of the current fiscal year, Tuesday, June 30.
MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret Health Care officials announced Thursday the hospital has joined the Mayo Clinic Care Network, making it the first facility in North Carolina to partner with the nation’s top-ranked hospital system.
MOREHEAD CITY — While health officials continue to issue warnings about the dangers of vaping, those who use and sell e-cigarettes say products sold legally are safe.
ATLANTIC — Another round of well water sampling near Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field Atlantic was recently completed as national concern grows over a class of chemicals that may have detrimental effects on human health.
MOREHEAD CITY — Amid an ongoing nationwide shortage of registered nurses that is expected to worsen over the next decade, officials at Carteret Health Care are undertaking efforts to attract and retain qualified nursing professionals.
HAVELOCK — Cancer survivors and supporters cheered as they walked around the track of Havelock High School Saturday during the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Carteret-Craven.
MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret Health Care officials say they are monitoring Hurricane Dorian closely and have made tentative plans should the storm majorly impact Carteret County.
MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret Health Care President and CEO Dick Brvenik will step down from his post at the hospital in February.
EMERALD ISLE — Town resident Danny Shell kicked off his “Know Before You Go” ocean safety education and hazard awareness campaign Wednesday, handing out cards with safety information and talking to 20 beachgoers on an oceanfront deck at the Holiday Trav-L Park.
JACKSONVILLE — Officials last week announced the opening of the Dix Crisis Intervention Center, a 16-bed facility and collaboration between Carteret and Onslow counties, local hospitals and others to address the addiction and mental health needs of residents.
MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret Health Care is among the hospitals throughout the state that did not sign up for a new payment model to remain as in-network providers for the more than 725,000 state employees, teachers, retirees and their families who are part of the State Health Plan.
EMERALD ISLE — A town resident has started an effort to get people and businesses to donate new and gently used life jackets that can be loaned out to beachgoers. The move comes in in the wake of four drownings off the town’s strand earlier this year.
MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret Health Care recently awarded two contracts for capital projects representing a nearly $5 million investment at the hospital.
CARTERET COUNTY — North Carolina officials have created a research program to examine the potential effects of a class of chemicals that may be present in ground and drinking water throughout the state, while an investigation into the presence of the chemicals here in the county is ongoing.
HARKERS ISLAND — The Carteret County Aging Services and the N.C. Department of Insurance will host an informational session about Medicare at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Bridge Downeast, 1344 Island Road.
MOREHEAD CITY — From contaminated well water to damaged pools, the County Environmental Health Department knows first-hand the after effects of Hurricane Florence.