CORRECTION: This article was updated at 4:52 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 2020, to correct a typo.
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RALEIGH/CAPE LOOKOUT — State officials urge boaters in Carteret County and elsewhere to practice sobriety on the water this holiday weekend.
FAYETTEVILLE — It’s been more than a month since officials found the partial remains of U.S. Army Specialist Enrique Roman-Martinez on Shackleford Banks, and investigators this week upped the reward for information leading to apprehension and conviction of the person or persons responsible f…
MOREHEAD CITY — With Fourth of July celebrations set for Saturday, Carteret County officials are encouraging residents to stay safe, wear masks in public places and practice social distancing and other precautionary measures due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
HARKERS ISLAND — Shortly after 1 a.m. Thursday, a sailboat captain anchored in Cape Lookout Bight called 911 to report a fire on a former U.S. Coast Guard station dock. Officials are still investigating the cause of the blaze.
MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret County Emergency Communications Director Brandy Osborne said Wednesday the number of accidental 911 calls the center received last weekend topped 300, double that of the same time last year.
RALEIGH — N.C. Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey Wednesday announced the arrest of Hunter Jacob Priest, 28, of New Bern, for insurance fraud in relation to a wreck that occurred in Morehead City.
BEAUFORT — Carteret County sheriff’s deputies Sunday arrested Mitchell Leroy McIver, 27, of Morehead City, following a shooting incident that occurred on Hibbs Road in Newport.
RALEIGH — This week, the Governor’s Highway Safety Program and more than 500 law enforcement agencies kicked off the state’s annual Fourth of July anti-drunk driving campaign “Operation Firecracker” with increased enforcement patrols.
BEAUFORT — After suffering engine failure, the pilot of a small plane told the News-Times he safely landed the aircraft on Bird Shoal Friday.
CARTERET COUNTY – County law enforcement officials Friday provided clarification to let concealed carry permit holders know they can lawfully wear a face covering while carrying a concealed weapon.
Reporter's note: This article and headline were updated at 1:28 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2020, with more information.
ATLANTIC BEACH —The Atlantic Beach Police Department is requesting assistance in locating a suspect in a shooting incident which occurred May 30 at the Oceanana Motel in Atlantic Beach.
BEAUFORT — Carteret County Sheriff Asa Buck Thursday joined a growing number of North Carolina sheriffs who say they won’t enforce Gov. Roy Cooper’s executive order mandating face coverings in public.
CARTERET COUNTY – There is no provision to charge a person for simply failing to wear a face covering in public. The areas of enforcement only pertain to businesses, certain government and transportation settings. Citations under this order would be issued only to businesses or organizations…
CAMP LEJEUNE — An active duty Marine involved in a shooting and stabbing incident aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune June 13 later died of his wounds, the Marine Corps confirmed last week.
ATLANTIC BEACH — In the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn., Atlantic Beach Police Chief Jeff Harvey told town officials and the public his officers follow official guidelines on using force.
CARTERET COUNTY — The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office announced a new, year-long undercover drug operation Wednesday and said 39 people had been charged for alleged drug offenses in connection with the program.
CAPE LOOKOUT — The U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy combined efforts Thursday morning on a medical evacuation of a 20-year-old woman who fell and sustained a head injury aboard a recreational vessel about 20 miles south of Cape Lookout National Seashore, according to a Coast Guard press release.
MOREHEAD CITY — A Newport man was arrested Sunday on charges of kidnapping a Morehead City teenager, assaulting the teen using his vehicle, robbing the teen with a handgun and tossing the teen out of a moving vehicle.
CAMP LEJEUNE – Officials are investigating a shooting/stabbing incident that left one person dead and one seriously injured aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Saturday.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 12:17 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2020, with comments from a U.S. Marine Corps official.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 11:59 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2020, with additional information.
EMERALD ISLE — It’s been six months since town police charged Patrick Keith-Reich Whitley of Havelock with first-degree murder and felony arson in connection with the Jan. 9 death of Carl Eugene Jones Jr. of Newport in a house at 107 Melanie St.
NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department has arrested a man in connection with an alleged methamphetamine operation.