EMERALD ISLE — The boom in tourism and occupancy tax revenue in 2020 continued unabated through the winter quarter of 2021, according to Greg Rudolph, manager of the Carteret County Shore Protection Office.
BEAUFORT — Beginning Monday and continuing through early August,Duke Energy construction crews will be performing utility work expected to cause traffic delays along Highway 70 from Beaufort Club to East Carteret High School.
EMERALD ISLE — The Emerald Isle Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday night to adopt a formal resolution of intent to lease property in McLean-Spell Park to Bogue Banks Water Corp. for a new well.
MOREHEAD CITY — The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has received its first application for its new Shellfish Lease Restoration Permit and it’s from a shellfish grower in Carteret County.
MOREHEAD CITY — Motorists, some impatient, waited in long lines Tuesday morning at the few gas stations that still had fuel to offer due to the temporary shutdown of a major East Coast gas pipeline following a cyberattack.
MOREHEAD CITY — Crystal Coast Brewing Co. announced it is expanding its distribution partnership with Atlantic Craft Beer and Specialty Wine Distributors of Lower Currituck to bring its beer to new areas in eastern North Carolina.
NEWPORT — Newport police Chief Keith Lewis said at 3:45 p.m. Monday state investigators had cleared a threat and allowed the reopening of the Walmart Neighborhood Market near the intersection of Highway 70 and Roberts Road after examining a suspicious item in the parking lot.
By Heather Wilburn, Fleet Readiness Center East
MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret County Economic Development Director Don Kirkman is making the rounds pitching officials on a potential development opportunity for Radio Island related to offshore wind energy he says could generate high-paying jobs and boost the local economy.
MOREHEAD CITY — More than $5.2 million in financial assistance is on its way to more than 30 eligible members of the fishing industry in Carteret County who sustained income losses last spring due to the coronavirus pandemic.
CARTERET COUNTY — Strawberry fields in Carteret County opened about two weeks ago to public picking, and farmers say there are plenty of people taking advantage of what appears to be a bumper crop.
CHERRY POINT — Aircraft maintenance professionals with Fleet Readiness Center East’s F-35 Rapid Response Team play a critical role in keeping the Marine Corps’ F-35B Lightning II fleet healthy.