BEAUFORT — Though the effective date of Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, is still several years out, the Carteret County Tax Office has already started work on the next countywide property revaluation, which will include a full list and measure of all properties for the first time since the late 1990s.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A small shorebird might eventually pose new challenges for beach nourishment, dredging and other activities on beaches in Carteret County.
EMERALD ISLE — When Carteret County occupancy tax revenue figures come in for June, the total for fiscal 2020-21 will “smash $10 million,” County Shore Protection Office Manager Greg Rudolph said Monday.
EMERALD ISLE — The Carteret County Beach Commission voted unanimously Monday to endorse a plan to spend $2.95 million to work with engineers and state and federal officials to identity sources of sand for future nourishment projects.
BEAUFORT — The Carteret County Board of Commissioners has agreed to deed about 5 acres of county-owned land in Mariners Park in Sea Level to the Down East Fire Department so the agency can pursue a federal grant to construct a new station there.
EMERALD ISLE — A recent U.S. Interior Department interpretation that reverses a policy that has allowed beach towns to easily use sand from federally protected areas for beach nourishment won’t have any immediate impact on Carteret County.
BEAUFORT — Carteret County has been recertified as a Coast Guard Community, putting it among the ranks of only four counties in the nation to earn the designation.
BEAUFORT — A state Department of Transportation committee has preliminarily approved Carteret County’s application to rename the new bridge over North River after the late, longtime County Commissioner Jonathan Robinson.
BEAUFORT — With recent cases of West Nile virus reported in Mecklenburg County and Virginia, Carteret County public works director Tony Cahoon encourages residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes and mosquito-borne illnesses.
MOREHEAD CITY — It’s been 50 years since a group of residents passionate about Carteret County’s past created the nonprofit now known as the Carteret County Historical Society.
EMERALD ISLE — Carteret County has completed necessary survey work and filed an application for a U.S. Department of Defense grant to help pay for a beach nourishment project for Radio Island.
BEAUFORT — For the second time, the Carteret County Board of Commissioners has chosen to delay a decision on whether to sell the county-owned water system to a private company until more details about the deal can be worked out.
BEAUFORT — After tabling a decision on the matter during last month’s meeting, the Carteret County Board of Commissioners may decide Monday whether or not to sell the county’s publicly owned and maintained water system to a private company for $9.5 million.
BEAUFORT — Despite concerns voiced by several nearby residents, the Carteret County Planning Commission voted Monday to forward its recommendation of approval for the rezoning of around 67 acres off Highway 58 near Peletier for business use.
MOREHEAD CITY — Though there have been changes made to the purchase agreement, plans are moving forward to allow Carteret Health Care use of the former National Guard Armory property on Bridges Street to build a helipad.
MOREHEAD CITY — With 316 confirmed drug overdoses in the county in 2020 and a similar trend underway for 2021, one Christian ministry is proving there is hope for those struggling with substance abuse addictions.
MOREHEAD CITY — Local government officials and others have an opportunity to apply to the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries for a boating infrastructure grant.
BEAUFORT — With the new fiscal year underway as of July 1, Carteret County is operating under an adopted budget that totals more than $135 million and includes no increase in the property tax rate of 33 cents per $100 of assessed value.
MOREHEAD CITY — As residents enjoy summer weather with their pets, a group of county animal lovers wants to make sure homeless pets at the animal shelter are not forgotten.
ATLANTIC BEACH — If there’s any doubt about the size of the crowds flocking to the county for the Fourth of July weekend, just ask Curt Edwards of Bakersville.
RALEIGH — Fewer turkeys were harvested during the 2021 wild turkey harvest than the previous year, both in Carteret County and throughout the state.
MOREHEAD CITY — The County Board of Education has adopted a state-mandated mental health policy, which took effect July 1.
EMERALD ISLE — The Carteret County Beach Commission unanimously agreed Monday to let beach engineering firm Moffatt & Nichol develop a fee estimate and proposed contract for a study to look for additional sand that could be used in future nourishment projects on Bogue Banks.
BROAD CREEK — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Catherine Truitt said she supports giving local school boards the authority to decide if students and teachers should wear masks for the 2021-22 academic year.
NEWPORT — Tropical Storm Elsa has strengthened to a hurricane, while local weather forecasters continue to call for rain Friday, then a clear weekend for Carteret County.