ATLANTIC BEACH — After sampling water quality several times this spring and summer, local researchers haven’t seen any significant fecal water contamination problem in bodies around Atlantic Beach.
EMERALD ISLE — An invasive species of dune vine, beach vitex, may grow back along the Carteret County coast if not kept in check.
EMERALD ISLE — In 2001, Buck Fugate, then-mayor of Indian Beach and the first chairperson of the newly formed Carteret County Beach Commission, met Greg “Rudi’ Rudolph.
NEWPORT — As the spookiest holiday of the year approaches, several Carteret County organizations have celebrations and events planned for children to enjoy.
OCRACOKE INLET — The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search Monday for a 27-year-old woman in the vicinity of Portsmouth Island in Ocracoke Inlet after the canoe she was in capsized Saturday.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Atlantic Beach officials are seeking federal funds through a state-administrated program to improve local water quality.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Town officials are pursuing funding from state and federal agencies for stormwater infrastructure improvements, including along the iconic Atlantic Beach Causeway.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Atlantic Beach recently lost a civil servant, as former Town Councilman John Rivers died Sept. 9 of congestive heart failure. He was 86 years old.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Town officials said they are pursuing multiple infrastructure projects, including the installation of more crosswalks and sidewalks, over the coming months.
ATLANTIC BEACH — A home in Atlantic Beach became the nation’s 30,000th to receive designation as a FORTIFIED Home for its participation in a grant program that helps homeowners pay for the installation of hurricane-resilient roofs.
CARTERET COUNTY – It’s the height of sea turtle hatching season, with Cape Lookout National Seashore and Emerald Isle leading the way in Carteret County.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Construction of the new public safety and administration complex is nearing the halfway point, and Atlantic Beach officials expect it will be complete by March.
BOGUE BANKS — Some first responders on the North Carolina coast are putting drones to use to keep the beaches safe, and departments in Carteret County’s beach towns are no exception.
ATLANTIC BEACH — As town officials prepare to hold a design competition to replace the Atlantic Beach boardwalk, residents and property owners have reportedly been very receptive to the effort.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Numerous speakers during a virtual public hearing Wednesday night urged the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to carry through with a plan to designate critical habitat — including all of oceanfront Bogue Banks — for the rufa red knot.
ATLANTIC BEACH — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Steelhead officially arrived at its new homeport at Sector Field Office Fort Macon Aug. 6.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — With COVID-19 cases increasing again, the public’s access to Pine Knoll Shores facilities and municipal meetings is once again restricted.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Atlantic Beach Mayor Trace Cooper outlined a plan Thursday for the town to seek architectural proposals soon for what he called a “once in a generation opportunity” to replace and upgrade the oceanfront boardwalk.
CARTERET COUNTY — The U.S. Census Bureau released results from the 2020 census Thursday, and the numbers show Carteret County has grown slightly since the last count was conducted in 2010.
CARTERET COUNTY — Sea turtle nest numbers are up in Carteret County compared to last year, and there’s still a little less than a month left in the season.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Family members of late World War II and U.S. Coast Guard veteran Glen Harris of Stacy were on hand Friday to watch officials commission a 154-foot Sentinel-class cutter bearing his name.
ATLANTIC BEACH — Beachgoers on Bogue Banks need to be wary of rip currents and strong shore break to avoid being pulled away from shore.
NEWPORT — Though local forecasters downgraded their expectation of flash flooding in Carteret County, some nuisance flooding resulted from heavy rainfall this week.
ATLANTIC BEACH — U.S. Coast Guard officials will commission a 154-foot Sentinel-class cutter Friday morning bearing the name of a late Carteret County resident and World War II veteran.
BOGUE BANKS — Many local governments have added online participation to their public meetings, but that may end alongside Gov. Roy Cooper’s ongoing state of emergency.