BEAUFORT — The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office reported around 4:45 p.m. Friday afternoon that a missing Davis teenager had been located.
RALEIGH — A small Down East boatbuilding company specializing in handcrafted, electric-powered wooden boats was among the top recipients this week at the 2020 Governor’s Export Awards.
HARKERS ISLAND — It’s been almost 42 years since former U.S. Coast Guard Quartermaster Tom Ivey was at Cape Lookout National Seashore, but the trees he helped plant there are still growing strong.
MOREHEAD CITY — Salvation Army workers loaded food boxes and packs of water into a large box truck Monday in preparation for a food distribution set for Tuesday at Atlantic Missionary Baptist Church.
CORRECTION: This article was corrected at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. The original mistakenly reported a 10-person limit on beaches at Cape Lookout was still in effect; this was based on oudated information.
OTWAY — Crews were on the scene of a motor vehicle collision Tuesday afternoon near the Dollar General in Otway that temporarily forced the closure of both lanes of Highway 70.
BOGUE BANKS — As the coronavirus pandemic continues with no signs of letting up any time soon, municipal officials throughout Carteret County have learned to adjust to virtual meetings and other changes designed to limit in-person contact with the public.
CARTERET COUNTY — 2021 is upon us, but last year the News-Times covered challenges ranging from major redevelopment, to a feral cat trapping program, to a ban on ocean recreation, to rough weather and everything in between, all while covering a pandemic that transformed nearly everything.
CHERRY POINT — Officials with Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point have issued noise advisories for upcoming training events and explosive ordnance disposal, or EOD, range activities.
DOWN EAST — The Salvation Army will hold two food distributions in January at Down East churches.
SMYRNA — U-Haul Company of North Carolina announced recently that E & Friends, an ice cream shop, has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Down East community.
HARKERS ISLAND/BEAUFORT — Cape Lookout National Seashore remains open to visitors throughout the year, and the National Park Service said there are a number of activities available during winter.
HARKERS ISLAND — Prospective visitors to Cape Lookout National Seashore can start making reservations for a stay at Great Island Cabin Camp in early January.
BETTIE — After 16 years of providing free food to thousands of Down East residents in need, Active Christians Together Serving Food Pantry Director Hazel Arthur has decided to close the pantry doors.
HARKERS ISLAND —The National Park Service announced FridayCape Lookout National Seashore will illuminate the iconic lighthouse in celebration of the holidays.
CEDAR ISLAND — The N.C. Department of Transportation has reported six employees on the Pamlico Sound ferry route between Cedar Island and Ocracoke have tested positive for COVID-19.
STACY — The Down East Fire Department is gaining new territory for the second time in less than six months as the Carteret County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution merging the Stacy Volunteer Fire Department with Down East.
HARKERS ISLAND —Talk to enough people Saturday afternoon at the Core Sound Decoy Festival and you heard some version of “pleasantly surprised.”
STACY — Officials with Stacy Volunteer Fire Department say a merger with the Down East department is likely after Carteret County commissioners directed staff to initiate it.
Reporter's note: This article was updated with a full story at 10:40 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2020.
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.
NORTH RIVER — A nonprofit formed many years ago to assist residents in North River following hurricanes that caused flooding has once again come together to help its community during the coronavirus pandemic.
HARKERS ISLAND — The U.S. Coast Guard has removed the last pilings marking shoaling areas in Barden Inlet, and whether new navigation aids are installed is up to Carteret County officials.
ATLANTIC — The final bill for Carteret County’s massive Atlantic Harbor improvement project Down East came in at a total of $2,199,910.23, including engineering fees, Carteret County Shore Protection Office Manager Greg Rudolph said Thursday.
BEAUFORT — The Carteret County Board of Commissioners approved a slew of text amendments to a variety of county ordinances last week, including one removing extra buffer requirements Down East.