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.
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SEA LEVEL — A fire Sunday morning destroyed the Mill Point Aquaculture clam hatchery on Norris Neck Road in Sea Level.
PELETIER — One man was charged and another is expected to be charged in connection with a fight early Sunday morning at Rookie’s Sports Bar at 1187 Highway 58 in Peletier.
NEWPORT — Law enforcement officials confirmed Friday afternoon the suspect involved in an hours-long standoff with police died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound shortly after arriving at Carteret Health Care.
RALEIGH — For the third time in the past eight months, N.C. Commissioner of Insurance Mike Causey is warning residents to be on alert for insurance scams.
MOREHEAD CITY — Firefighting crews responded to a boat fire at the Morehead City Yacht Basin Thursday morning that stayed contained to a single vessel.
SMYRNA — According to a 4:34 p.m. release from the Carteret County Sheriff's Office, the missing Smyrna teenager has been located safe.
BEAUFORT — Carteret County law enforcement agencies will hold the spring “Pills Can Kill” prescription drug take-back program in conjunction with “Operation Medicine Drop” Saturday.
BEAUFORT — Detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Down East man Monday in connection to a home burglary that occurred Saturday in Howland Rock.
BEAUFORT — District Attorney Scott Thomas announced Friday a jury in Carteret County Superior Court this week found Jared Brady Willis, 40, of Morehead City, guilty of trafficking opioids into the Carteret County jail in Beaufort.
MOREHEAD CITY — The Morehead City Fire and EMS Department was awarded a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation to purchase a full set of new self-contained breathing apparatus cylinders for the department.
CEDAR POINT — Friends of a family that lost its home and possessions in a fire March 16 held a fundraiser Saturday to help with the expenses of rebuilding.
NEWPORT — Beginning Tuesday, crews with Piedmont Natural Gas will be in the area performing routine pipeline maintenance that may result in a tall flame being visible to nearby neighborhoods and businesses.
Law enforcement officers wait in the parking lot of Walmart in Morehead City Saturday after a bomb threat was reported. (Cheryl Burke photo)
MOREHEAD CITY — As of Monday, no arrests have been made in a bomb threat incident that took place Saturday at Walmart.
BEAUFORT — Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck was one of 29 North Carolina sheriffs to sign on to a letter sent to President Joe Biden about his administration’s policies regarding the number of migrants entering the U.S. through the Southern border.
MOREHEAD CITY — An unattended barrel fire led to a blaze that spread to a nearby building, burning it to the ground Wednesday evening near Morehead City, according to city Fire Marshal Dykeman Baily.
BEAUFORT — The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office has canceled the search for a missing Newport woman after she was located Thursday.
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NEWPORT — Town officials have closed on the purchase of a corner lot next to the Newport Fire Station, which may be used for an expansion project in the future.
STELLA — Firefighters from several agencies responded quickly Monday afternoon to douse and contain a fire that threatened two homes in Stella.
BEAUFORT — A Newport man has been charged with felony death by vehicle and felony involuntary vehicular manslaughter in connection with the death of a Broad Creek man July 4, 2020.
NEWPORT — A mother and daughter who lost their home in a fire March 22 are being offered help through an online fundraiser.
BEAUFORT — Officials said Tuesday a missing person believed to be heading to Carteret County has been located.