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BEAUFORT — The Carteret County-Beaufort Airport Authority last week adopted the 2020-21 fiscal year budget for Michael J. Smith Field Airport in Beaufort. 

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HARKERS ISLAND — Shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday, a sailboat captain anchored in Cape Lookout Bight called 911 to report a fire on a former U.S. Coast Guard station dock. Officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze.

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MOREHEAD CITY — An advisory against swimming was posted Wednesday at a soundside site in Carteret County, where state recreational water quality officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed state’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards.

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BEAUFORT — In a statement Wednesday, the town of Beaufort said an alleged Facebook post from an employee alluding for others arm themselves in the wake of a nearby peaceful protest does not reflect the views of the Beaufort Fire Department or the town.

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BEAUFORT — County Fire Marshal Eddie Lewis reported the cause of a fire Sunday at 1300 Ann St. in Beaufort “was determined to be from smoking (cigarette materials).”