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CARTERET COUNTY – The county received an additional confirmed positive case of COVID-19 Tuesday for 37 total confirmed cases of the disease, according to a news release issued that afternoon.

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EMERALD ISLE — A Second Helping, an all-volunteer group that for about five years accepted food donations from departing vacationers in order to help feed needy area residents, will not operate this summer because of concerns about the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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CEDAR POINT — Officials will open town hall to the public Tuesday for the first time since closing it in March to protect residents and employees from the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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MOREHEAD CITY — Following suit with other municipalities throughout the state, including some others in Carteret County, Morehead City is canceling its summer camp program this year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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EMERALD ISLE — Town commissioners Tuesday night voted unanimously to cancel the Fourth of July fireworks display at the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier because of the potential threat the novel coronavirus might still pose to such a mass gathering.

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MOREHEAD CITY — When single mother Dianna Godette, 41, lost her job last year due to an injury, she and her three teenage children ended up homeless and split apart among family members in order to survive.

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MOREHEAD CITY — Morehead City-Beaufort Elks Lodge 1710 recently received a Gratitude Grant from the Elks National Foundation. The grant, written by Elk member Jane McClughan, was to feed health care workers at Carteret Health Care.

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EMERALD ISLE — The town of Emerald Isle will open its large Eastern Ocean Regional Access paid parking lot, along with smaller free lots at accesses at Third Street and Station Street, early Saturday morning, Town Manager Matt Zapp said Thursday afternoon.

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MOREHEAD CITY — Although event organizers plan to go forward with the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament on the originally scheduled dates, the annual event will likely look different this year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.