MOREHEAD CITY — When Carteret County native Elizabeth Basnight decided to travel March 12 to Peru on a surfing trip, she didn’t intend to end up stranded in the nation due to the novel coronavirus.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 4:55 p.m. April 2 to add information.
MOREHEAD CITY — While The Salvation Army has temporarily closed its thrift store due to the coronavirus, the organization is still serving the community through its social service division.
MOREHEAD CITY — When business started drying up for a local clothing maker due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, rather than close up shop altogether, Booth Parker instead decided to put her skills to use by making face masks to donate to the community.
CARTERET COUNTY — It’s been nearly a month since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in North Carolina, and in Carteret County, residents and municipal staff are weathering the outbreak.
washington, D.C. — With North Carolina under a stay-at-home order from the governor due to the coronavirus outbreak, Rep. Greg Murphy, R-N.C. assures his constituents “we will get through this.”
DURHAM — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina announced Wednesday the insurance company is waiving member cost-sharing, including deductibles, copayments and coinsurance, for treatments related to COVID-19.
CARTERET COUNTY — Carteret officials confirmed an additional case of COVID-19 within the county Wednesday afternoon, bringing the total so far to 15.
BEAUFORT — Beaufort commissioners acted Monday to amend a town ordinance regarding billing late fees on town water and sewer service as officials contend with the effects of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
CARTERET COUNTY — Carteret County officials confirmed two additional cases of COVID-19 Wednesday afternoon and have released more information about the 14 cases the area has seen thus far.
NEWPORT — While the County Humane Society and Animal Shelter is limiting access to its facilities due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, the organization is still allowing pet adoptions.
RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina's restaurant and hotel operators pleaded Tuesday for state financial aid and tax deadline relief as closings and minimal travel from the new coronavirus have thrown more than 370,000 of their employees out of work.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The FBI has reached out to Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., about his sale of stocks before the novel coronavirus caused markets to plummet, a person familiar with the matter said Monday.
HARKERS ISLAND — A new restriction on visitor numbers is in place at Cape Lookout National Seashore due to mass gatherings of boats over the weekend.
CEDAR POINT — The Market at Cedar Point is being swamped – by people shopping and by folks donating money and gift cards to help buy food.
CARTERET COUNTY — Carteret County officials reported the area’s 12th confirmed case of COVID-19 Tuesday morning.
MOREHEAD CITY — On Monday, Morehead City expanded its local state of emergency by prohibiting the rental of a hotel/motel rooms, rental home,s condominiums or similar accommodations for less than 30 consecutive days lasting through at least Wednesday, April 29.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Two local businesses have partnered to provide free pizza to first responders in Carteret County.
CARTERET COUNTY – Carteret County has amended its proclamation of a state of emergency as of 5 p.m. Monday in order to further slow the spread of COVID-19 in the county.
CARTERET COUNTY — The Carteret County Health Department Monday reported the first COVID-19 associated death in the county.
MANNS HARBOR — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division has adopted new schedules to meet the guidance of Gov. Roy Cooper’s statewide stay-at-home order, which is effective at 5 p.m. Monday.
MOREHEAD CITY — In light of the news that a Morehead City employee tested positive for COVID-19, city staff say they are working with local and state health officials to protect the safety of employees and residents.
CARTERET COUNTY — The Carteret County Health Department Monday received a report of four additional confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county, bringing the total case count to 11.
HAVELOCK (AP) — Police in North Carolina say they've filed charges against a man who claimed on Facebook he had the coronavirus and was going to infect others with it.
RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina's governor says the first coronavirus-related unemployment payments will be paid starting next week as the state is flooded with tens of thousands of claims.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Town officials are prohibiting short-term rentals due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
BEAUFORT — Beaufort officials have amended the town’s state of emergency to try and further restrict the flow of visitors to town and prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
INDIAN BEACH — Short-term rentals are prohibited in Indian Beach due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
RALEIGH — North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey joins the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud in urging residents to be on guard against scammers preying on fears related to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Morehead City — Anyone in Carteret County who wants to buy a fishing license will need to do so by phone or mail.
CARTERET COUNTY — At a time when Crystal Coast beaches and businesses would normally be bustling with visitors hoping to soak up the first rays of spring, county leaders are pulling the welcome mat in a bid to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 12:12 p.m. Sunday, March 29, 2020, to update a link.
CARTERET COUNTY – County officials have identified a seventh confirmed COVID-19 case.
MOREHEAD CITY — In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Carteret Health Care officials announced they are continuing to implement safeguards to protect the health of the community, patients, staff and providers.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — In the wake of Gov. Roy Cooper’s shelter-at-home order, Mayor Ken Jones has added additional restrictions to the town’s state of emergency order.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — While town officials want to avoid the spread of coronavirus, they don’t want to bar second homeowners from their property.
NEWPORT — If a shelter-at-home order takes effect in Newport due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, town officials intend to provide staff with at least four weeks of paid emergency sick leave.
EMERALD ISLE — Mayor Eddie Barber early Friday night expanded the town’s state of emergency, effective at 11:59 p.m., to place a mandatory restriction on short-term rentals.
CARTERET COUNTY — Carteret County officials confirmed a sixth case of COVID-19 Friday evening.
MOREHEAD CITY — Officials with the Leon Mann Jr. Enrichment Center will roll out virtual offerings for county seniors beginning Monday.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 5:55 p.m. March 27, 2020, with more information.
CARTERET COUNTY — County officials said beginning Friday, they will cease twice-daily updates of Carteret County’s confirmed COVID-19 case count, and move to a case-by-case notification.
RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina health officials reported another death related to the new coronavirus Friday, as more local governments prepared to clamp down further on residents' movements.
NEWPORT — Visitors to Croatan National Forest will find the U.S. Forest Service has closed all the recreational facilities due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
MOREHEAD CITY — The County Board of Commissioners issued an amended proclamation Friday to clarify its original State of Emergency Proclamation issued March 20.
MOREHEAD CITY — Taquilla Banta of Beaufort and her four children waited in line Wednesday at Martha’s Mission Cupboard, which continues to serve food to families struggling financially, including those hit by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
BEAUFORT — As of Thursday morning, two of the individuals with confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Carteret County have recovered and are off isolation.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Emergency Management Agencyannounced federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of North Carolina to supplement the state, tribes and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the coronavirus pandemic beginning Jan. 20 and continuing.
MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret Community College President Dr. John Hauser announced Thursday morning that due to coronavirus safety precautions, the college will extend online instruction through Friday, April 17.
BEAUFORT, MOREHEAD CITY — As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spur agencies, organizations and institutes to ramp up safety measures, local marine labs are locking down and turning to virtual classes.