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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.

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NEWPORT — Carteret County Humane Society Animal Shelter workers were busy Tuesday night loading 30 cats and 10 dogs into a large trailer brought in by Kenny Chesney’s Love for Love City Disaster Relief Organization.

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NEWPORT — County shelter workers and Salvation Army volunteers were busy Wednesday morning setting up in preparation for the opening of a pet-friendly shelter at Newport Middle School for those seeking refuge from Hurricane Dorian.

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CORRECTION: This article was last updated Aug. 23, 2019, at 11:12 a.m. to provide new contact information for disaster response officials with N.C. Conference United Methodist Church.

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NEWPORT — The Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter is applying for grants to fund capital improvements to the facility that is used to rehabilitate hundreds of injured and orphaned wildlife each year.

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BEAUFORT - The County Board of Elections will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the office at 1702 Live Oak St., Suite 200, in Beaufort for a special meeting.

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NEWPORT — The N.C. Department of Transportation will close turn lanes on Highway 70 at the intersection of Howard Boulevard and Nine Foot Road Tuesday night. This work is part of a project to upgrade the intersection for pedestrian crossings.