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Board will meet Monday

The Carteret County Consolidated Human Services board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday via Zoom. To join the meeting, visit

The board oversees the County Department of Social Services, the health department and animal control. Those wishing to make public comment will need to identify themselves to the chairperson, including their name and address, and will have five minutes to speak.

The regular agenda includes the second part of board training started at last month’s meeting, a report on recruitment of animal control staff, recruitment of board members, health department updates, DSS updates and a report on a regional counselor for Hepatitis C.

The consent agenda includes approval of a special assistance in-home waiting policy and a request to accept an additional $175 for the breast and cervical cancer program.

CCC trustees will meet

The Carteret Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in classrooms 229 and 230 of the Wayne West building. Agenda items include a proposal to extend the current firing range agreement with Carteret County and utilize additional property on the parcel for a second firing range, a discussion of an updated college mission statement, consideration of a N.C. State University executive mentor opportunity for CCC President Dr. Tracy Mancini and reports by administrators.

Beaufort announces closures beginning Monday

Traffic along Turner Street in Beaufort will be limited to one lane beginning Monday, along with other shifts around town, according to a release from staff.

Turner Street from Ann to Front streets will be one lane through Friday, Nov. 12 for ongoing crosswalk construction. Crews will install temporary lights to direct traffic around the closure.

“The Town’s contractor is installing an elevated crosswalk which will require closure of the road throughout the week on each travel lane to allow time for concrete to cure and crews to install pavers,” the town stated in the release. “Please be careful when traveling through this area and pay attention to the traffic signals.”

Additionally, the public dinghy dock at Grayden Paul Park will close Monday for repairs. The town said it has placed notifications on the vessel at the dock and the police department will notify those with boats anchored in Taylor’s Creek.

Board to interview candidates

The Beaufort Board of Commissioners will meet in closed session beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday to interview finalists in the running to be the next town manager.

The interviews will be conducted at the town’s train depot on Broad Street, but will be closed to the public.

 Board to meet Wednesday

The Indian Beach Board of Commissioners will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the town hall boardroom on Salter Path Road. The meeting is open to the public.

MHC to hold council meeting Tuesday

The Morehead City Council will convene at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers of city hall at 1300 Bridges St. for its monthly meeting.

The council will hold a public hearing on a rezoning request and sketch development plan approval for 901 Shepard St., known as Residences at Bask, a proposed 30-unit, waterfront condominium complex. There will also be a hearing on a request to rezone 3413 Bridges St., the former National Guard armory property, to the medical arts district so Carteret Health Care can proceed with plans to build a helipad on the property.

Both hearings are open to the public.

A full agenda will be made available online prior to Tuesday’s meeting at

TDA board meeting set for Tuesday

The Crystal Coast Tourism Development Authority Board of Directors will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Beaufort Hotel at 2440 Lennoxville Road in Beaufort.

The meeting will also be streamed via Zoom. To join the Zoom meeting, use the link

Board to meet Wednesday

The Pine Knoll Shores Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the town hall boardroom at 100 Municipal Circle.

Interested participants may join the meeting online via Webinar; a link will be available at the town website,

Beaufort board to meet Monday

The Beaufort Board of Commissioners have a small number of items on the agenda for their regular November meeting.

The board will meet virtually via Zoom at 6 p.m. Monday. To join the meeting, visit

Discussion items include the annual Christmas parade, an update on COVID-19 in Carteret County and an update on the wastewater treatment capacity of the town.

Consent items include meeting minutes and approval of the board’s 2022 calendar.

The meeting is open to the public.

Planners to review CAMA update Monday

The Carteret County Planning Commission will meet Monday in the commissioners’ boardroom of the administration complex in Beaufort at 302 Court House Square beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The commission will review updates to the Carteret County Coastal Area Management and Land Use Plan when it meets. It will also consider approval of minutes from the Oct. 11 meeting.

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