• 0

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.

  • Updated
  • 4

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.

  • 1

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.”

  • 0

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. 

  • Updated
  • 1

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.

  • 2

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.

  • 0

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.

  • 0

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.

  • Updated
  • 0

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.

  • 0

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.

  • Updated
  • 0

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.

  • 0

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.

  • 6

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.

  • 0

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.

  • 0

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.

  • Updated
  • 0

MOREHEAD CITY — The County Board of Commissioners issued an amended proclamation Friday to clarify its original State of Emergency Proclamation issued March 20.

  • 3

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.

  • 0

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.