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.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 7:40 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2020, to correct a typo in the dateline.
ATLANTIC — The Atlantic Harbor improvement project is moving steadily toward completion, with work underway to construct a living shoreline of granite and aquatic vegetation around White Point, just offshore in Core Sound.
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.
HARKERS ISLAND — The cause of a fire that destroyed an apartment in this island community Friday evening is undetermined, according to Carteret County Fire Marshal Eddie Lewis.
HARKERS ISLAND — A fire destroyed an apartment Friday evening at 112 Fulford Drive in this island community, with no injuries reported.
BEAUFORT — With approval from the state in hand, the Carteret County Board of Elections has permanently combined a handful of precincts, affecting roughly 590 voters who will now have new polling places.
ATLANTIC — Down East residents waited in a long line of vehicles Friday to receive free boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables at Atlantic Missionary Baptist Church.
OTWAY — For the first time in the agency’s history, the Otway Fire & Rescue Department achieved a lower insurance rating for the Otway fire district.
HARKERS ISLAND — A legal petition over the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Harkers Island Bridge replacement project is going before an administrative law judge.
ATLANTIC — It’s not every day you see a bear swimming in Core Sound.
HARKER ISLAND — Harkers Island property owners are one step closer to being able to challenge a state environmental permit that authorizes the construction of a fixed-span bridge from the mainland to the Down East island.
ATLANTIC — Work on the dredging portion of the Atlantic Harbor improvement project wrapped up this week, according to Carteret County Shore Protection Office Manager Greg Rudolph.
CARTERET COUNTY — With the summer tourism season starting soon, state officials are preparing to slowly reopen Fort Macon State Park, while federal officials hope to begin reopening Cape Lookout National Seashore facilities this month.
BEAUFORT — The county is moving forward on establishing a special EMS tax for the South River district in order to continue providing patient transport services to the area.
ATLANTIC — The Atlantic Harbor dredging project is going “great” one week after it started, according to Greg Rudolph, manager of the Carteret County Shore Protection Office in Emerald Isle.
DOVER, Del. — Those with an interest in the management of commercial black sea bass fishing have an opportunity to provide input on proposed state allocations.
HARKERS ISLAND — National Park Service staff at Cape Lookout National Seashore and the Foundation for Shackleford Horses report there were 111 horses on Shackleford Banks at the end of 2019.
ATLANTIC — The contractor has begun dredging on the long-awaited project to make Atlantic Harbor and its entrance channel safer and more usable for commercial fishermen and other boaters.
This article was last updated at 11:20 a.m. Thursday, April 9, 2020, with more information.
BEAUFORT — Activity on the Harkers Island bridge project will be constrained until a final decision is made in the civil complaint filed by several Down East property owners.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — The county received two bids Monday for the long-awaited Atlantic Harbor and entrance channel dredging project, and the County Beach Commission in a special meeting Tuesday morning recommended the contract be awarded to low bidder T.D. Eure of Beaufort.
This article was corrected at 11:30 a.m. Monday. The article previously reported Hollis Batson, Carol Batson, Lawrence Baldwin and Elizabeth Baldwin filed for a temporary restraining order against the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission and the N.C. Department of Transportation. However, due t…
emerald isle — Carteret County has received the necessary state Division of Coastal Management permit to proceed with the dredging of Atlantic Harbor.
MOREHEAD CITY — This year’s Winter Taste of Core Sound looked a little different than in years past.