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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.

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BEAUFORT — District Attorney Scott Thomas announced Thursday that Jerry Lee Faircloth, 52, of Newport, was convicted in Carteret County Superior Court this week following a jury trial of being a sex offender unlawfully on premises.

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NEWPORT — Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have given Carteret County residents until March to move out of federally provided lodging and find alternative accommodations.

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NEWPORT — A Hampstead man died and a passenger in his vehicle was seriously injured in a collision Friday afternoon with a fully loaded Waste Industries garbage truck at the intersection of Hibbs Road and Highway 24.

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OCEAN — This is no yarn. There is an alpaca farm in Carteret County, and area residents were able to discover its unique beauty Saturday and Sunday.

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NEWPORT — With studies showing North Carolina ranks fourth in the nation in the number of animals euthanized at shelters, the Carteret County Humane Society hopes to put a small dent in that statistic thanks to a recent grant.

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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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NEWPORT — As of Friday afternoon, there were still 123 residents and 36 pets staying at the county emergency shelter at Newport Middle School.