A man fishes on the rock jetty at Fort Macon State Park . (Cheryl Burke photo)

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    CARTERET COUNTY — Carteret County pubic schools will have a two-hour delay Thursday out of an abundance of caution, while Carteret Community College will hold classes remotely Thursday morning. Some light snow and mixed winter weather is forecast.Public school officials said the decision was…

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    North Carolina’s governor announced Wednesday that people across the state must wear masks or other face coverings in public as he extended other business restrictions by three weeks amid a surge in cases of COVID-19.

    Jarret Bay Boatworks has been a part of the Big Rock Fishing Tournament since the business began. Retail Sales Manager, Margaret Fulford, tells of her excitement for this years tournament and what the business is most looking forward to. (Caramia Valentin/ Carteret News-Times reporter)

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    The Emerald Club has been shut down for almost 80 days now. The owner, Matt Moral, has seen some help from the community as he waits for the go ahead from the Governor to open his club. An interview with Moral goes into more detail about that. (Caramia Valentin/ Carteret News-Times reporter)

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    The Growler Bar Emerald Isle is taking the COVID shutdowns as an opportunity to expand their bar. An interview with the owner, Brandon Rigsbee, uncovers the details of their expansion and his opinion on the bar shutdowns. (Caramia Valentin/ Carteret News-Times reporter)