EMERALD ISLE — Some Emerald Isle residents have complained about water bills that have doubled or tripled recently; meanwhile the executive director of Bogue Banks Water Corp. said usage and availability have necessitated rate changes.
EMERALD ISLE — Purple flags flew on Emerald Isle beaches last week, warning oceangoers of the presence in the water of sea butterflies, an organism related to snails, but capable of inflicting painful though generally harmless “stings” from their sharp bodies.
INDIAN BEACH — Town officials in Indian Beach are opposed to having a third bridge to Bogue Banks from the mainland connect anywhere in the town limits.
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.
INDIAN BEACH — Town commissioners Wednesday night agreed to pay $1.15 million for a new 2019 firetruck, and it should be in service by early September.
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.
EMERALD ISLE — Carteret County will have to wait until Monday, Aug. 10 to open bids and perhaps award a contract for the next Bogue Banks beach nourishment project.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — The planting of vegetation to help stabilize new dunes created in the Bogue Banks beach nourishment project completed this spring is finished.
INDIAN BEACH — Town officials are going to request a crosswalk across Salter Path Road from the N.C. Department of Transportation in front of The Ocean Club.
EMERALD ISLE — Sea turtle nesting season has reportedly rebounded to a good level after a slow start this year in the westernmost town on Bogue Banks.
INDIAN BEACH — The end of the fiscal year is approaching and Indian Beach officials are ready, with an adopted budget for 2020-21.
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.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 10:21 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, to correct a typo.
INDIAN BEACH — The Indian Beach Board of Commissioners seems to be on board with the draft fiscal year 2020-21 town budget, as they’ve set a date for public hearing.
INDIAN BEACH — The board of commissioners will receive a draft budget for fiscal year 2020-21, which includes a proposed property tax rate increase, at the next regular board meeting.
EMERALD ISLE — After more than a year of planning and nearly three months of work, the dredging-and-sand-spreading portion of the $28.2 million Bogue Banks beach nourishment project that began Feb. 8 is complete.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 11:54 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2020, with more information.
NEWPORT — Even though ocean swimming is prohibited on Bogue Banks, local meteorologists aren’t letting that stop them from forecasting surf conditions.
BOGUE BANKS —Surfers have started a petition to push Emerald Isle and other towns on Bogue Banks to repeal what they call a “discriminatory recreational water access restriction” against their sport.
INDIAN BEACH — Authorities are investigating a house fire that broke out Tuesday morning on Shore Drive.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 4:55 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2020, to add information.
CARTERET COUNTY — It’s been nearly a month since the first COVID-19 case was confirmed in North Carolina, and in Carteret County, residents and municipal staff are weathering the outbreak.
INDIAN BEACH — What is believed to be the last town on the North Carolina coast not to adopt an official position on the offshore oil and gas exploration issue has chosen to stand with other municipalities against it.
NEWPORT — The search for a new full-time town manager is over, and the Newport Town Council has hired former Indian Beach Town Manager Bryan Chadwick.
BOGUE BANKS — In the beachside towns of Carteret County, there’s a demographic that’s helped shape the way the towns have grown, despite only living on the coast part of the year.