CEDAR POINT — The Western Carteret Interlocal Cooperation Agency Board of Directors voted unanimously Wednesday night to set a public hearing for Wednesday, March 17 on Western Carteret Fire and EMS Department Chief Kevin Hunter’s preliminary fiscal 2021-22 budget.
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OCEAN — Broad and Gales Creek and Western Carteret emergency crews have reportedly cleared the scene of a multi-vehicle collision that occurred Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of Highway 24 and Red Barn Road in Ocean.
CEDAR POINT — The Western Carteret Interlocal Cooperation Agency Board of Directors will formally receive and review Western Carteret Fire and EMS Department Chief Kevin Hunter’s proposed fiscal 2021-22 budget during a meeting Wednesday.
CARTERET COUNTY — Two accidents in rainy weather Friday morning sent two people to the hospital with minor injuries.
MOREHEAD CITY — The city council, mayor and fire chief gave a proper Morehead City sendoff last week to former Deputy Fire Chief Chris Judy, who retired Jan. 22 after more than 30 years with the fire/EMS department.
MOREHEAD CITY — A pedestrian was killed Tuesday evening after being struck by a vehicle as he walked Highway 24.
ATLANTIC BEACH — First responders Saturday morning stopped a fire from spreading at Fisherman’s Inn on the Atlantic Beach Causeway.
BEAUFORT — The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office reported around 4:45 p.m. Friday afternoon that a missing Davis teenager had been located.
MOREHEAD CITY — Investigators have determined the fire that devastated a house in Blair Farm subdivision Tuesday was unintentional, and a neighbor is seeking help for the family affected.
MOREHEAD CITY — Firefighters battled a fire Tuesday evening in the Blair Farm subdivision, just north of Morehead City, for more than an hour, preventing its spread to neighboring homes.
MOREHEAD CITY — Morehead City emergency crews responded Tuesday to two motor vehicle collisions on Bridges Street, both within an hour of each other and less than half a mile apart.
FORT BRAGG — A spokesperson for the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division said Monday there is no new information to release on the investigation into the murder of a paratrooper last May in Cape Lookout National Seashore.
NEWPORT — Carteret County sheriff’s deputies arrested Ciriaco Vasquez-Cruz, 28, of 337 Howard Road in Newport following a stabbing Friday.
BEAUFORT — While there was a 41% overall decrease in violent acts on Carteret County school campuses in 2019-20, there was an increase in assaults and possession of weapons.
CRAVEN COUNTY — A Salter Path man pleaded guilty to trafficking in methamphetamine and other related charges in Craven County Superior Court last month and was sentenced to at least five years in prison.
MOREHEAD CITY —The Morehead City Police Department got a pleasant surprise Friday when a group of West Carteret High School students delivered thank you cards and gift cards to officers.
BEAUFORT — A man accused of exchanging gunfire with a Carteret County sheriff’s deputy during a Jan. 15 incident Down East will remain in jail in Beaufort under a $1 million bond.
Reporter's note: This article was updated at 10:30 a.m. to add the latest information from law enforcement.
EMERALD ISLE — Emerald Isle businessman and resident Keith Byrd and one of his partners are offering $100,000 in reward money for information that leads to prosecution of the person who broke into Mr. Byrd’s family home on Redfish Court in the early morning hours of Jan. 2.
CEDAR POINT — The Western Carteret Interlocal Cooperation Agency Board of Directors met Wednesday night but tabled its planned discussion of the Western Carteret Fire and EMS Department’s budget for 2021-22.
BEAUFORT — Jury trials are back on the docket at the Carteret County Courthouse and in-person proceedings have begun again, thanks to an order from N.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Newby.
CAPE CARTERET — Emergency responders reported to the scene of a three-vehicle accident involving multiple injuries around 5:45 p.m. Thursday at Highways 24 and 58 in Cape Carteret.
BEAUFORT — Narcotics detectives with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office and Morehead City Police Department arrested a Newport man Tuesday, ending an investigation of opiate trafficking in Carteret County.
BEAUFORT — Newly elected North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Paul Newby started his term with a visit to Carteret County to swear in eight judges for N.C. Judicial District 3B.
BEAUFORT — Jury trials will resume soon at the Carteret County Courthouse, and the County Sheriff’s Office is working to keep things running safe and orderly during proceedings.