INDIAN BEACH — Local emergency responders may need new radios in order to keep in touch with Carteret County emergency dispatch.
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BEAUFORT — On the heels of a merger of the Davis and Down East fire departments, the Carteret County Board of Commissioners is considering the possibility of merging the Stacy Volunteer Fire Department with Down East, as well.
MOREHEAD CITY — The city signed a lease with the Wildwood Community Organization for use of one the group’s buildings as extra space for equipment and crews at Fire Station No. 3 until Morehead City can find a new, permanent home for the station.
EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle town commissioners recently took a step to improve recruitment and hiring of part-time police officers, largely to fill vacant positions the town needs for summer beach patrol.
NEWPORT — Town officials are pursuing financial assistance to hire more fire department personnel.
EMERALD ISLE — The town of Emerald Isle had two accidental drownings and one suicide by drowning this year, but had far fewer rescue calls than in the 2019 spring-fall tourism season.
BEAUFORT — District Attorney Scott Thomas announced last week Matthew James Kitchen, 44, of Havelock, was found guilty by a jury in Carteret County Superior Court of felony habitual impaired driving.
BEAUFORT — Detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division arrested a Newport man Wednesday on charges related to the sexual exploitation of minors.
EMERALD ISLE — Two people were transported to Carteret Health Care Tuesday after a barge hit a fishing boat near the high-rise bridge between Emerald Isle and the western Carteret County mainland.
BEAUFORT — Current District Court Judge Clinton Rowe handily won his race Tuesday for the District 3B Superior Court seat formerly held by now-retired Judge John Nobles.
BEAUFORT — EastCare airflifted a Beaufort woman to Vidant Health in Greenville after a single-vehicle wreck Sunday night.
RALEIGH — The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program has teamed up with law enforcement, traffic safety officials and vehicle crash survivors to remind everyone of the dangers of drunk driving.
NEWPORT — Carteret County sheriff’s deputies and the Carteret County Special Response Team responded to an incident Thursday morning of a man barricaded in a house with a weapon.
CAPE CARTERET — A traffic stop Wednesday turned into a chase that ended with a motorcycle crash in Cape Carteret.
NEWPORT — Town officials may create five new position in the Newport Fire/EMS Department, if the revenue is there to sustain them.
CARTERET COUNTY — The Fire Marshal’s Division of the Carteret County Emergency Services Department provides free smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, including installation, to qualifying residents through the Carteret County Smoke Alarm Program.
CARTERET COUNTY — Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck announced Wednesday the release of the organization’s new smartphone app, which his office says will serve as a new way for the sheriff’s office to connect with residents and visitors, providing information quickly to smartphone users.
CARTERET COUNTY — The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday local law enforcement agencies will hold the fall “Pills can Kill” prescription drug takeback program Saturday in conjunction with “Operation Medicine Drop.”
Reporter's note: The Carteret County Sheriff's Office announced Friday morning the subject has been found. This article was updated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 2020, to reflect the new information.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 5:36 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, with more information from the Carteret County Sheriff's Office.
MOREHEAD CITY — Law enforcement officials continue to investigate a bomb threat made Saturday at Walmart Supercenter off Highway 24.
BEAUFORT — Narcotics detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office and Morehead City Police Department executed a search warrant at a Newport residence Thursday that led to the seizure of methamphetamine and heroin and resulted in three arrests.
Editor's note: This story was updated at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 with more information.
NEWPORT — A resident’s workshop on Sparrow Hawk Lane in this community was destroyed by fire Friday.
BEAUFORT — The Beaufort Police Department is requesting assistance locating a missing Carteret County teen who officers believe may be in the Charlotte area.