BEAUFORT — The Carteret County Board of Elections earlier this month walked back an August decision to combine several precincts ahead of the Tuesday, Nov. 3 presidential election.
ATLANTIC — After months of work,theCarteret County portion of the large and complicated Atlantic Harbor improvement project is finished.
MARSHALLBERG — Months after recovering from COVID-19,a Marshallberg resident says he is still experiencing lingering side effects from the disease and is sharing his story in hopes of encouraging others to remain vigilant about preventing its spread.
CARTERET COUNTY — It’s been nearly two months since the Carteret County Library System began its restructuring, and the results so far have garnered mixed results from local governments and the public.
CEDAR ISLAND — The fire that started in the Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge mid-afternoon Wednesday burned itself out Thursday morning after consuming 57 acres of woods and marsh.
Reporter's note: This article was updated at 2:10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, to add the drawbridge has been repaired.
Editor's note: A new report was developed on this fire at 11:13 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. To see that report, visit this link.
FAYETTEVILLE — The investigation into the murder of a U.S. Army paratrooper at Cape Lookout National Seashore in late May is about to enter its fourth month, and there’s no “releasable” information, according to the Army.
CARTERET COUNTY — With another round of federal funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act on the way, the county’s municipalities are planning how they will spend their share of the relief money.
HARKERS ISLAND — Whether it’s a severe storm or an outbreak, Outer Banks residents are no strangers to weathering tough times.
ATLANTIC — The massive Atlantic Harbor improvement moved into its penultimate stage last week.
HARKERS ISLAND — From Shell Point in front of the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center on Harkers Island, Cape Lookout Lighthouse can be spotted in the distance across Back Sound, if the weather is right.
BEAUFORT — Voters in two of Carteret County’s smaller precincts will cast their ballots at a different location Tuesday, Nov. 3 as a result of recent changes.
CARTERET COUNTY — After two years of serious, devastating hurricanes, those who hunkered down in Carteret County Monday night ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias were largely spared another blow.
HARKER ISLAND — The National Park Service at Cape Lookout National Seashore will close Saturday with the approach of Hurricane Isaias.
MERRIMON — A woods fire on Cummins Creek Road burned about 1 acre in the Down East community of Merrimon Tuesday afternoon.
HARKERS ISLAND — The National Park Service at Cape Lookout National Seashore has confirmed reports of a break-in at the Cape Lookout Lighthouse Sunday night.
ATLANTIC — The Atlantic Harbor improvement project is moving into a phase not normally observed in this area: installation of wave attenuators.
NEWPORT — On the heels of battling and finally containing the Thursday afternoon Camp Sam Hatcher fire at 150 acres Saturday morning, crews and equipment from the N.C. Forest Service joined Down East fire departments in fighting a woods fire Saturday into Sunday off Crow Hill Road in Otway.
SMYRNA —The Carteret County Health Department, in partnership with Goshen Medical Center, held the first in a series of COVID-19 drive-thru community testing events Monday at Smyrna Elementary/Down East Middle School.
MOREHEAD CITY — The Carteret County Health Department reported Friday a fox spotted Tuesday has tested positive for rabies, the third case reported in the county since May 31.
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.