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.
ATLANTIC — The U.S. Navy is moving forward with the investigative phase of a well water sampling program that found potentially dangerous levels of chemicals in the drinking water of at least two residential wells in the area surrounding Marine Corps Outlying Landing Field Atlantic.
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EMERALD ISLE — Town police on Wednesday reported seeing a number of venomous Portuguese man-of-wars on the beach, after a couple of days of strong southwest winds.
MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret Health Care will impose visitation limits at the hospital beginning Wednesday because of a recent uptick of flu activity in the region.