BOGUE BANKS — As the coronavirus pandemic continues with no signs of letting up any time soon, municipal officials throughout Carteret County have learned to adjust to virtual meetings and other changes designed to limit in-person contact with the public.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Beach nourishment ended in Fort Macon State Park and moved into eastern Atlantic Beach this week, with sand coming from the harbor at the N.C. Port of Morehead City.
Reporter's note: This article was updated at 11:32 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, with more information.
ATLANTIC BEACH — The Atlantic Beach Town Council is backing the Carteret County Beach Commission in its decision to maintain the existing master plan to nourish and maintain the beaches of Bogue Banks.
EMERALD ISLE — Equipment for the soon-to-start Emerald Isle beach nourishment project should arrive by next week, with work scheduled to begin between Jan. 24-31.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Town staff and planners want to bring back a requirement to build above Atlantic Beach’s base flood elevation.
CARTERET COUNTY — 2021 is upon us, but last year the News-Times covered challenges ranging from major redevelopment, to a feral cat trapping program, to a ban on ocean recreation, to rough weather and everything in between, all while covering a pandemic that transformed nearly everything.
BOGUE BANKS — Carteret County residents with natural Christmas trees have an opportunity to donate them at Fort Macon State Park to help maintain the dunes.
NEWPORT/ATLANTIC BEACH — As 2020 draws to a close, town officials in two Carteret County municipalities are making New Year’s resolutions to improve their infrastructure.
ATLANTIC BEACH — An Atlantic Beach woman has turned her quarantine crocheting hobby into the gift of warmth in the form of dozens of baby blankets donated to newborns at Carteret Health Care.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Town hall staff are entering the new year with a new office location, and so far Atlantic Beach officials seem pleased with the change.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Early next year, Atlantic Beach officials will discuss adding freeboard to building requirements and proposed neighborhood preservation ordinance amendments.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Locals and visitors who traditionally start their new year with a hike at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach will have to do so without a guide in 2021.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Town officials are looking at tweaks to the Atlantic Beach Coastal Area Management Act Land Use Plan, including a potential wastewater service overlay district for the Atlantic Beach Causeway.
ATLANTIC BEACH — N.C. State Parks staff at Fort Macon State Park will have a new replica cannon in place sometime next year.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Plans to redevelop the Oceanana fishing pier, motel and mobile home park property can now move forward for the developers to pursue state permits.
MOREHEAD CITY — As winter weather sets in, the season for Atlantic bluefin tuna has arrived along the North Carolina coast, and the early season has been good so far for at least two Carteret County charter businesses.
Reporter's note: This article was updated at 6:38 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, with more information.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Atlantic Beach officials announced Friday the schedule for temporary relocation of its administrative staff and police department.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Two development projects may be adjusted if the Atlantic Beach Town Council approves amendments to their site plans Thursday, Dec. 10.
Reporter's note: This article was updated at 12:32 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, with information from property owner and Mayor Trace Cooper and from other residents.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Dredging of channels at the State Port of Morehead City and beach nourishment in Atlantic Beach will begin before the end of December, with initial mobilization of personnel and equipment to the harbor and beach early in the month.
ATLANTIC BEACH — The town council has signed off on a contract to build a new public safety complex.
BOGUE BANKS — Bogue Banks towns are still exempt from state oceanfront development setback rules, and proposed rules are in the works to encourage other coastal communities to follow their example.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, to reflect information about board terms.